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Sectional Shutdown

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Photo: The Kaneland Knights softball team poses with its 2015 Sectional Championship plaque. They added a Super-Sectional plaque two days later with a 4-0 win over Nazareth Academy, earning a trip to State. Photo by Stephanie Vanik Knights earn Sectional, Super-Sectional championships; on to State tournament KANELAND—The Knights softball team will continue its historic run…

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Johnson the ‘recommended candidate’ for West Aurora varsity basketball coach position

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AURORA—Kaneland’s Brian Johnson on Tuesday was named the recommended candidate for the physical education teacher and head boys basketball coach vacancies at West Aurora High School, pending School Board approval on Monday, June 15. Johnson has been the head varsity boys basketball coach at Kaneland High School since 2009, with an overall record of 99-68.…

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Thunderstruck

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Knights lose in Sectional Semifinal SYCAMORE—There was a flurry of runs in the late innings against Belvidere North June 3—nine of the 11 total runs were scored from the fifth inning on. But it was the Blue Thunder that plated just one more than Kaneland, to defeat the Knights 6-5. The 2015 Knights baseball season…

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Father’s Day festivities part of Cougars Game June 21

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GENEVA—The Kane County Cougars will host a special day of promotions for their Father’s Day game on Sunday, June 21, against the Peoria Chiefs. Tickets for the 1 p.m. game are available by calling (630) 232-8811 or ordering online at kccougars.com. Table spaces are also available for a pair of Father’s Day picnic buffets that…

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Super Knights

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Knights’ season ends at Super-Sectional by Doug Oleson KANELAND—Knights junior Kiandra Powell was jogging off the field at DeKalb High School Tuesday night when she paused, a big smile on her face, to give teammate Courtney Diddell an appreciative hug. “Great job,” she told the senior forward, who had just played her final game for…

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Wow factor

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Knights outscore opponents 24-5 leading to Sectional Championship game Saturday KANELAND—It’s hard to handle a team that scores 24 runs over its last three games, but when you add stellar pitching, it’s almost unfair. That must be how opponents have felt lately, as anyone who has tried to tackle the Kaneland Knights’ softball team has…

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Crunch Time

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Knights win Regional KANELAND—It’s crunch time—win or go home. So you know coach Brian Aversa’s Knights are ready to go. Facing the daunting task of opposing the top-seeded team in the Regional, Burlington Central, the unranked Knights on May 27 kept their composure, even after the Rockets got out to an early 1-0 lead after…

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Fedderly to join UW-Platteville

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PLATTEVILLE, WISC.—The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneer football team announced its 2015 recruiting class, including Connor Fedderly from Kaneland High School. Fedderly plans on pursuing a career in accounting at UW-Platteville and will play wide receiver. While performing all four years on varsity level at Kaneland, Fedderly earned first team All State, First Team All Conference,…

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Softball rolls

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Knights get No. 5 seed in Montini Sectional KANELAND—Behind a seven-inning, complete game shutout pitched by Angie Morrow, the Kaneland High School varsity softball team defeated the Genoa-Kingston Cogs 4-0 May 21 on Senior Day. The Knights also defeated Rosary 14-3 on May 23, improving its overall record to 19-8. Catcher Paige Kuefler got things…

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Knights fifth in Class 2A

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KHS earns medals in six events CHARLESTON, Ill.—At the State track meet, it’s all about making the finals. No matter how well you run, jump or throw in Friday’s preliminaries, it doesn’t get you anything but style points and hardy handshakes. If you fail to advance to the finals, the State meet ends with you…

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Black & Blue

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Senior Ben Barnes will get a chance to defend his State title this weekend in Charleston, Ill. Photo by Laura Gampfer Knights qualify nine events to IHSA State Meet STERLING, Ill.—A year after placing second at the 2014 2A State Track Championships, the Kaneland boys team went to the IHSA Sectional Championships with a bunch…

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Photo: Top prize

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The Kaneland 12U Travel Baseball team were crowned champions of the Geneva Cougar Classic, Green Division, which took place May 22-24. The team went 5-1 during the tournament, and were recognized at the Kane County Cougars game on Sunday. The team included coaches Mike DeFranze (back, from left), Kevin Gomes and Bryan Williams, and players…

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Warrior Win

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Knights hit 20 wins with triumph over Wheaton Academy KANELAND—Sitting at a 20-12 record, the Knights experienced a rarity last weekend: back-to-back losses. But they got the win in the game they really needed on Monday. The varsity baseball team dropped a pair of tough road losses—the first to St. Charles North 6-5 on May…

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Waubonsee’s Sury selected IBCA Juco Coach of the Year

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NORMAL, Ill.—Waubonsee Community College’s women’s basketball head coach Jim Sury was recently honored at the 43rd Annual Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Hall of Fame Banquet at Illinois State University’s Bone Center. Sury was named the Junior College Women’s Coach of the Year after leading his undersized squad to the program’s first ever Region IV…

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Kaneland Harter MS @ IESA State Meet

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May 22-23, 2015 @ Eastside Centre, East Peoria, Ill. * denotes school record Seventh-Grade Girls 200M Dash: 21) Donatela Sommesi, 28.06 400M Dash: 18) Cassidy Motyka, 1:04.45; 34) Lesley Viveros, 1:06.02 800M Run: 7) Lesley Viveros, 2:28.28 1600M Run: 5) Rachel Richtman, 5:23.98* 4x100M Relay: 6) Avery Smith, Donatella Sommesi, Holly Brown, Emma Stoker, 53.29*…

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Marmion’s Burroughs advances to State meet

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AURORA—Elburn resident and Marmion Academy junior Andrew Burroughs qualified for the IHSA State Finals in the 3200m run at the Class 3A West Aurora Sectional May 21. Teammate Brady Bobbitt won the event in 9 minutes, 35.41 seconds, but Burroughs was only .14 behind for runner-up honors in 9:35.55. The State-qualifiyng mark in the event…

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WCC hitting and pitching camps June 8-11

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SUGAR GROVE—Boys and girls ages 8 through 14 are invited to participate in the 31st annual Hitting Camp hosted by Waubonsee Community College. The hitting camp runs from Monday, June 8, through Thursday, June 11, for baseball and fast-pitch softball. Instruction begins each day at 12:30 p.m. and continues until 2:30 p.m. on Waubonsee’s Sugar…

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3’s company

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Photo: Junior Allie Heinzer qualified for the Class 2A State Finals in four events for the Knights. File Photo Girls track wins third-straight Sectional; sends 12 to State Finals HANOVER, Ill.—There won’t be many empty seats when the Knights travel to the IHSA Girls State Track and Field meet in Charleston, Ill. this weekend. The…

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