AURORA—Kaneland closed out the regular season Friday with a big come-from-behind win over Rochelle to lock up the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Championship. The Knights followed that by opening the post season with a huge 39-point victory over host Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA).
GENEVA—With warm thoughts of Major League Baseball spring training now underway, many former Kane County Cougars are gearing up for the 2013 season.
Here’s a brief snapshot of Cougars alumni at various spring training sites.
Bloomington, ILL.—The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA offices in Bloomington on Monday, where the board approved Advisory Committee Terms and Conditions recommendations from fall sports and activities.
Goress wins state title for 1st KHS wrestling crown in 20 years
KANELAND—Kaneland last saw one of its wrestlers crowned an individual state champion before current KHS senior Dan Goress was born.
BURLINGTON—It was almost a comeback for the ages.
Instead, it’s a feeling of sadness that will last the offseason.
KANELAND—A trip to Dixon, Ill., was just what the doctor ordered.
After a five-game losing streak that would make anyone ill, the Knight boys hoops squad traveled to their Northern Illinois Big XII crossover rival and beat the host Dukes by a final of 76-62 on Saturday.
Kaneland—KHS senior pitcher Blake Sowell on Feb. 14 signed a letter of intent, accepting an athletic scholarship to play baseball for the Clarke University Crusaders.
GENEVA—The Kane County Cougars organization will host the 2nd annual Ozzie’s Home Run and Walk 5K on Saturday, May 18, at 8 a.m.
Three wrestlers punch State ticket
KANELAND—It wasn’t 1994 or 2012 levels, but the KHS wrestling squad will take the sectional output.
O’Herron outscores Indians by lonesome in 50-14 result
BURLINGTON—You wouldn’t know the Kaneland Lady Knights had a week-long layoff by Tuesday night’s regional performance.
It turns out Sandwich High School didn’t know what hit it after Tuesday night.
Indianapolis—That National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) recently announced some changes for soccer and football; all of which will take effect starting with the 2013-14 season.
Boys basketball losing streak hits 4
KANELAND—Most teams hit a stretch of the season where it seems like a win can’t be bought.
Currently, Kaneland is in that quagmire, but time still remains to get back to the torrid winning levels of December and January.
KHS grapplers have fine 2nd-place showing in Sycamore
KANELAND—If it weren’t for the hosts, KHS could brag even more. But KHS isn’t the bragging type of team; it is more the diligent worker-type.
Girls secure NIB12 win in Yorkville, smash IMSA
KANELAND—At the very least, Kaneland girls basketball won’t be headed into the season’s homestretch on the way down.
KHS stands at 14-6 as home stretch beckons
KANELAND—The good news is Kaneland hasn’t felt what it’s like to be on the losing end of many games this season.
Kaneland—While the pins stopped falling after Saturday’s IHSA Sectional hosted by Schaumburg High School, Kaneland’s senior-laden lineup was able to see hard work pay off on Jan. 30 in the final dual opportunity of the year.
Kaneland—Several members of the boys Kaneland United Soccer Club (KUSC) spent part of a recent weekend helping the residents and staff at Wayside Cross Ministries in Aurora on Jan. 19.
No need for last-second magic against Sterling
KANELAND—No mad celebrations on the floor were needed this time.
Lady Knights drop tussle to Sterling
KANELAND—It wouldn’t be a nice way to end the season, but for KHS girls basketball, the beginning of the end won’t even start for another two weeks.
Kaneland—There would be no repeat of last year’s final regular season stop.