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Onslaught continues

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Sophomore Morgan Weber tags out a Batavia base runner trying to steal second base on Monday.							  Photo by Ben Draper

High-powered offense lifts softball to 3-1 record KANELAND—An 11-run onslaught in the second inning of last Thursday’s softball contest helped give the Kaneland Knights a 14-4 win against the Dixon Dutchesses in five (run rule) innings. Add a 9-3 Monday win over Batavia, but a 9-3 setback Tuesday against Oswego, and the Knights have a…

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Knights close out indoor season at Top Times Indoor Championships

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Last weekend, nineteen Kaneland track and field athletes headed south to Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., to put an exclamation point on their 2015 indoor season at the annual Illinois Top Times High School Indoor Championship—the unofficial state indoor championship. The meet features separate Class 1A, 2A and 3A competitions for both boys…

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The wait

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Idle soccer focuses on next challenges by Doug Oleson KANELAND—It was late in the second half of the girls soccer match in Belvidere on Saturday, March 21, when a pigeon flew onto the light structure high above the Kaneland bench. For several minutes, a half-dozen Kaneland players, sitting near the end of the bench, couldn’t…

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Kaneland Sports Boosters spring fundraiser April 18

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GENEVA—The Kaneland Sports Boosters will host their annual spring fundraiser, a Knight to Remember with Red Woody, on Saturday, April 18, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mill Creek Golf Club in Geneva. The event featues a live concert by the band Red Woody, silent auction, raffles and more. Proceeds benefit all Kaneland sports programs.…

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Photo: From fifth seed to … champions!

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The Kaneland youth basketball league held a “March Madness” style, single-elimination tournament at Kaneland Harter Middle School on March 21. The fifth/sixth grade boys team from Sugar Grove was seeded fifth going into the tournament, and wound up becoming tournament champions. The team included Tyler Hoeft, Brian Beattie, Jake Franzen, Adam Shell, Ethan Stoker, Joey…

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April 2 sports recap

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Don’t see your results in the Elburn Herald? Have your coach email them to sports@elburnherald.com or fax them to (630) 365-2251. Girls Soph. Soccer March 18 vs. IMSA—The Knights defeated the Titans 8-0. Gabriela Falleto had three goals and Rachel Fielding had two. Mallory Burgin, Willow Dunne and Marry Collum each had a goal. Burgin…

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No break

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Junior Joe Laudont makes an incredible play at home to get the final out in the inning, but the Knights couldn’t take down the St. Xavier Tigers in Louisville, Ken. The 4-1 loss on Monday was followed up with a 4-2 loss to Atlanta’s St. Pius Tuesday. The baseball team finishes up their spring break trip with four games in Emerson, Ga.   			   Photo by Mary Paulson

Baseball travels for spring break games LOUISVILLE, KY.—The Knights baseball team finally took the field in 2015, losing to Louisville, Ken.-based St. Xavier 4-1 during the opening game of their spring break trip. Colton Fellows pitched 3.1 innings in the loss, giving up four hits and four runs, with two walks and a strikeout. Steven…

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McNair Field not in play for Elburn baseball league

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ELBURN—Elburn Youth Baseball and Softball teams will not play at McNair Field, after discussions with the land owner to renegotiate a lease with Blackberry Township reached an impasse late last year. After the expiration of a 10-year lease between Blackberry Township and Burr Ridge, Ill., company Transmission Relay Corporation, the township was able to negotiate…

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Pitch perfect

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Laura Gampfer KHS Girls Soccer v. IMSA 3-19-15-4

Soccer starts 3-0; outscore opponents 24-0 by Doug Oleson KANELAND—Before every game, Scott Parillo encourages his team to jump out to an early lead if at all possible. “You love to have a couple of quick goals,” said the head coach of the girls soccer team. It’s a philosophy his players have bought into. “It…

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Early revenge

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Knights dominate BC in softball opener KANELAND—The varsity softball team made its 2015 opener a memorable one, as it soundly defeated the Burlington Central Rockets 11-0 at home last Thursday afternoon. The five-inning (run-rule) victory gave the Knights a 1-0 record to start their season.” Junior Courtney Davis (1-0) started on the mound for Kaneland…

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Knights runners-up at NIB-12

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Photo: Sophomore Sarah Daley hands off to sophomore Becca Richtman in the 4x800m relay Saturday. Photo by Marshall Farthing Girls impressive on the track STERLING, Ill.—A young girls’ track team came home from the Northern Illinois Big XII Conference Indoor Invitational last Saturday with second-place honors—and a dominating 96-point performance in the meet’s 10 track…

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KHS fourth at NIB-12 indoor

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Photo: Anthony Messina gives the baton to Mark Dohm during the 4x800m relay Saturday. Photo by Marshall Farthing Boys track qualifies four events to Top Times STERLING, Ill.—A junior-dominated boys’ track and field team acquitted themselves well at the 2015 Northern Illinois Big XII Conference Indoor Invitational, placing fourth behind DeKalb, Geneseo and Yorkville, and…

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Kane County Cougars announce championship ring giveaway night

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GENEVA—The Kane County Cougars recently announced a special promotional giveaway for the upcoming season, commemorating the Cougars’ 2014 Midwest League Championship. The first 1,500 fans who attend the Thursday, June 4, game against Bowling Green will receive a Cougars replica championship ring, courtesy of Melrose Pyrotechnics. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with first pitch…

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2015 Preview: Knights hope to continue their winning streak on track

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Senior Zack Thielk and the Knights track and field team have already been hard at work during the indoor season. 
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KANELAND—After placing second at the Illinois State Class 2A Championships last year, this year’s Knights squad will be led by defending State long jump champion Ben Barnes, who went through the 2014 season undefeated enroute to setting a new school record of 23 feet, 5 inches. The University of Illinois recruit also led off the…

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2015 Preview: Kaneland softball looks to create excitement

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The Knights softball team runs sprints during its practice Monday at KHS.			Photo by Laura Gampfer

New coach hopes to keep team on top KANELAND—Springtime. Warmer weather. Practicing hitting and catching fly balls in the schoolyard. Base-running and fielding exercises in the gymnasium. The head coach instructing his team to hustle, not walk, to a huddle for a pep talk. All these factors add up to one thing: time for another…

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2015 Preview: Girls track poised for another great season

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Sophomore Nicole Sreenan (back) hands off to junior Allie Heinzer during the 4x200m relay at the Mustang Relays in early March. 
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KANELAND—Like their male counter-parts, the Kaneland girls track and field team will be led by underclassmen this season. But unlike the boys’ team, those underclassmen have a lot a varsity competition experience under their belts. The Knights won the Class 2A Sectional Championship last season and placed 11th at the 2014 State meet. Five individual…

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