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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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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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2015 Preview: Kaneland softball looks to create excitement

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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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Kaneland approves Goff as 2015 softball coach

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KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 5-2 to approve the hire of this season’s varsity softball coach: Peter Goff, who is currently the athletic director at KHS. Board trustees Pedro Rivas and Tony Valente were the two “no” votes. Goff will replace former softball coach Brian Willis, who was released from his coaching position…

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School Board approves assistant softball coach resignations

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KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday voted 6-1 to accept the resignations of two Kaneland High School assistant softball coaches. Board trustee Tony Valente was the lone “no” vote. He spoke about the two coaches, Kristyn Crawford and Andrew Franklin, during the meeting. “We’re losing the majority of our staff,” Valente said. Valente also mentioned…

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Kaneland removes softball coach

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KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Sept. 29 voted 7-0 to release Kaneland High School softball coach Brian Willis from his duties as head coach. Willis had spent the last five years as head coach for Kaneland varsity girls softball. He also teaches drivers education, physical education and adaptive physical education at the high school. Willis…

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Lady Knights have bummer in Burlington

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After close regional semi win vs. G-K, KHS falls in last inning to hosts BURLINGTON, Ill.—For the Lady Knights, a 20-12 final record coupled with a hard-fought win over Genoa-Kingston on May 28 would have the markings of a pretty successful 2014. The Kaneland lineup was hoping for more. Class 3A regional host Burlington Central,…

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Softball steadying

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Photo: A Kaneland coach talks with a KHS baserunner at a recent game. The Lady Knights faced off against Genoa-Kingston Wednesday as part of the Burlington Central Regional. Results were not available as of press time. Courtesy photo submitted by Linda Kelley to ads@elburnherald.com KANELAND—KHS softball was able to get itself into a groove at…

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Softball ups and downs

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Split week sees big cancer benefit KANELAND—Kaneland softball continued its late-season stretch with some run explosions, and some community help on the side, as well. Monday saw a trip to Ogle County and a 12-0 win in five innings over Rochelle. Saturday saw a twinbill split against the Naperville North Huskies, first losing 13-7, and…

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Softball outlast Morris, has rematch with Sycamore

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KANELAND—The Lady Knights softball team’s overall record is staying afloat as the regular season inches closer and closer to its end. Last Thursday, the Lady Knights defeated the capable Morris Lady Redskins down in Grundy County territory by a final of 8-6. For KHS, senior Burlington Central transfer and future Wisconsin Badger Angie Morrow was…

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Pack the Park event at Fifth Third Bank Park May 19

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GENEVA—The Kaneland Knights and Batavia Bulldogs baseball teams want to pack the park at Geneva’s Fifth Third Bank Park May 19 to raise money for three honorary families to help them in their battles with cancer. This year’s honorees include Kaneland softball head coach Brian Willis, Kaneland senior baseball player Kevin Kassinger’s father, Phil, and…

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Case of the missing bats

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Baseball, Softball levels bear witness to no-hitters, perfect game KANELAND—To win on the baseball or softball field, many things have to go right. For a no-hitter or perfect game to be thrown, pitches have to go right past the bats with regularity. Area residents have been privy to each of those if they’ve ventured out…

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Can’t count ‘em out

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KHS softball earns come-from-behind win KANELAND—Under wind-swept and sunny skies, the forecast was less than appealing for the Lady Knights softball squad in Sycamore on Friday. A three-run barrage in the top of the first inning soon gave way to a seven-run rally for Sycamore, but a run in the second, two in the fourth…

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Softball stuck by Yorkville

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Photos: Junior pitcher Angie Morrow (right) pitched well against Geneva Saturday, earning a win. Senior center fielder Lanie Callaghan (below) set up an early run at Yorkville Thursday, but the Lady Knights lost to the Lady Foxes 5-2. Photos submitted by Jake Morrow to sports@elburnherald.com Games in Geneva complete week KANELAND—When Paige Kuefler takes a…

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Softball recovers vs. Batavia after taking it on helmet

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Photo: Morgan Weber scored six runs, and had three hits and a home run in the Knight’s doubleheader wins over Batavia Runs come home after two non-conference losses KANELAND—While it might be nice to be close to home, the Lady Knights softball team would like to cross home itself and stop the other team from…

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Joy Division: Knight athletes know what they’ve signed up for at D-I peak

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KANELAND—High school athletes’ talent can bring them amazing things: wins, titles and even the chance to keep playing the sport they love. With powerhouses like senior Joe Komel, future Central Michigan University Chippewa, it also brings certainty. “I think every kid wants to ideally compete at that next level,” Komel said. That’s echoed by speedster…

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2014 Softball Preview: A slugger’s chance

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Photo: Junior All-State catcher Paige Kuefler drives a ball off the tee during a recent practice indoors. Photo by Patti Wilk Kaneland softball lineup primed and ready for ’14 season KANELAND—With a regional rally at Rosary that fell just short last May, it would be easy to be discouraged. But Kaneland softball brings back a…

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