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Cummins vies for national title

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ELBURN—Mabel Cummins, an incoming freshman at Kaneland High School, will be among more than 3,000 young strikers competing in the 2015 Junior Gold Bowling Championships next week in Chicago. The tournament is a national event held annually for the top male and female youth bowlers in the United States. Entrants earn the right to participate…

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Vanik hopes to go far in Fargo

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Kaneland junior qualifies for Nationals SUGAR GROVE—After becoming the youngest Knight ever to medal at the State Tournament back in March, Riley Vanik kept the momentum going into the offseason. But after winning the 2015 Greco-Roman State Meet in the 185-pound category in late April in Lockport, Ill., and winning the Second-Chance Qualifier in Freestyle…

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IHSA releases classifications for 2015-16 school year

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) released the classifications breakdown for the 2015-16, and Kaneland will not see any changes to their sports landscape from the 2014-15 season. • Baseball: 3A (four classes) • Basketball (boys and girls): 3A (four classes) • Cross Country (boys and girls): 2A (three classes) • Cheerleading: Middle (three…

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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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Neahring to be inducted into coaches Hall of Fame

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) has announced that it will be inducting long-time Kaneland coach Ken Neahring into its Hall of Fame in a ceremony to be held at the Bone Center at Illinois State University on Saturday, May 2. A former physical education and driver’s education teacher, he is being inducted as…

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Elburn youth wins State bowling title

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ELBURN—Mabel Cummins, an eighth-grader at Kaneland Harter Middle School, finished in first place in the Illinois State Elementary School Association bowling tournament Saturday at Town and Country Lanes in Joliet, Ill. Mabel‘s 10-game (scratch) total of 2,121 pins across the two-day event outpaced second place by 200 pins and helped her gain the highest overall…

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Waubonsee makes first National Tourney appearance

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Brooke Harner bringing the ball across mid-court against North Arkansas College on Thursday, March 19.
Photo submitted by Steve Moga to bdraper@elburnherald.com

Three former Knights on basketball team OVERLAND PARK, KS—The 2015 edition of Waubonsee Community College women’s basketball began the season with a new coach and big expectations. Head coach Jim Sury took over the program after the retirement of long-time head coach Dana Wagner, and following the squad’s best season in school history. In 2014,…

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Regional rupture

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Laura Gampfer KHS Boys Basketball at Central 3-6-15-2

Photo: Juniors Mitchel Groen (left) and Ryan David fight for a rebound Friday against Hampshire. Photos by Laura Gampfer Kaneland survives Burlington Central, falls to Hampshire in Regional Championship BURLINGTON, ILL.—A great defensive battle against Burlington Central March 4 saw Kaneland boys basketball shoot 11 free throws in the fourth quarter while scoring zero field…

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Knights rebound

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Senior Zach Douglas had six points against Wheaton Academy Monday night.
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Kaneland defeats Sterling, blasts past Wheaton Academy in Regional KANELAND—Kaneland boys basketball defeated the visiting Sterling Golden Warriors 74-60 on Friday night, and then beat the Wheaton Academy Warriors 67-53 in the opening round of the IHSA 3A Regional Tournament at Burlington Central on Monday. The wins give the Knights a 13-15 overall record and…

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Knights lose close contest to Yorkville

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Suffer four-point loss to West Chicago Tuesday KANELAND—Although the Kaneland boys basketball team kept the score much closer this time than in its previous game against Yorkville, the Knights once again fell to the Foxes 54-52 on Friday night. On Tuesday, it was more of the same, with the Knights dropping a 60-56 game to…

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Girls lose to Burlington Central

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Great effort falters in fourth quarter SYCAMORE—In a game for the ages, the Kaneland girls basketball team led state second-ranked Burlington Central for three-and-a-half quarters of play. However, a furious 10-point fourth quarter comeback propelled the Rockets to a 44-38 win over the Knights in round two of the IHSA Class 3A Regional Tournament. The…

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Up and down

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Photo: Junior Austin Parks celebrates after earning fifth place at last weekend’s IHSA State Individual Tournament. Parks and the Knights took on Geneseo Tuesday night in the team Sectional as a team, but lost to the Leafs 43-26. Photo by Stephanie Vanik Two Knights bring home individual medals; team falls in Sectional KANELAND—It’s never easy…

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Final 4

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Four Knights proceed to State, team Sectional looms STERLING, ILL.—The hits keep coming from the Knights. Four individuals from coach Joe Orosco’s varsity lineup qualified out of the Sterling Sectional to the Individual State Tournament, which will begin Thursday at the State Farm Center on the campus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. George…

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Late momentum

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Girls basketball wins final home game, opening round of Regional KANELAND—Before the last home game of the season, the Kaneland girls basketball team honored senior players Emily Grams and Ally Van Bogaert. After the honors were presented, Van Bogaert led the Knights with 13 points—including three-of-six from three-point range—in a 41-30 win over the Sterling…

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3 of a kind

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Boys basketball loses three in a row KANELAND—The Knights on Friday night simply had no answers for the DeKalb Barbs’ relentless offense and overpowering defense. DeKalb overwhelmed the Knights 60-37 on the Barbs’ home floor. On Saturday night, Kaneland would falter again—this time at home—as the Larkin Royals defeated them 68-51. The Knights continued their…

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