Photos: Mabel Cummins (right) follows through during a recent tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cummins (below) , a sixth-grader attending Kaneland Harter Middle School, gathers some of the trophies she’s won during recent tournaments from throughout the region. Courtesy Photos Mabel Cummins seeks nation’s top spot in bowling tournament Kaneland—Mabel Cummins, a sixth-grader at Kaneland…
Photo: Head coach Brian Johnson’s journey didn’t stop at Morris, as he went to Illinois Wesleyan University’s Shirk Center to coach the North All-Stars in the IBCA 3A/4A All-Star Game on June 29. The South defeated the North by a 152-142 final. File Photo Knights’ journey at summer Morris Shootout ends in consolation Morris—It’s always…
Photo: Vanessa Gould handles the rock with care against Morris. File Photo SUGAR GROVE—Cracking open a textbook can wait until the summer ends, but breaking through a defensive scheme on the court can’t, if you’re a KHS girls basketball player. In order to solidify a fluid roster and improve on a campaign that saw a…
File Photo: Drew David Knights participate in weekend’s Tiger Shootout in Joliet KANELAND—In the sixth tournament final, it was Benet Academy laying the roundball skills to Rich East on Saturday to capture championship glory. Benet beat Homewood-Flossmoor, while Rich East bested York in the championship semifinals of the Tiger Shootout summer tournament in Joliet, Ill.…
High school, collegiate star athlete takes head coaching job DOWNERS GROVE—Several weeks ago, Lyndsie Long originally set out to apply for an open position in the Downers Grove South High School physical education (PE) department. Not only did the former Kaneland High School star and Elmhurst College Division III All-American interview for, and land, that…
The Kaneland School District last week inducted Kerry Rink, pictured here from her days as a Kaneland High School cross country runner, into its Hall of Fame in the Personal Athletic Achievement category. Rink was a three-sport athlete at Kaneland, standing out in cross country, track and basketball. Courtesy Photo Former KHS athlete inducted into…
Kaneland emerges with NIB-12 All-Sports Trophy by Mike Slodki KANELAND—You’d be hard pressed to argue with the facts. The facts say Kaneland High School athletics had an exemplary year in athletics for the 2012-13 calendar. As a result, the Knights and Lady Knights were able to secure the Northern Illinois Big XII All-Sports Trophy for…
Kaneland—Foursomes and sponsorships are going fast, but there is still time to join the Kaneland boys basektball program in a day of fun at its fourth annual golf outing on Saturday, June 8, at Bliss Creek Golf Course in Sugar Grove. The outing has been developed to bring together the Kaneland community, athletes, parents, alumni…
KANELAND—As seems par for the course, the Knights wrestling program will have a familiar face leading the matmen. Beginning this fall, the Knights will be steered by new head coach and Class of 2004 alum Jeremy Kenny, who was recommended for the position in April and approved at the KHS school board meeting on Monday.…
KANELAND—In theory, you always have a chance to witness hoops talent up close as a basketball coach.
Five Kaneland Harter Middle School students qualified for IKWF State Wrestling Championship this year at the BMO center in Rockford, Ill.
Worcester, Mass.—Holy Cross junior forward Dave Dudzinski, of Elburn, has been selected to the 2012-13 All-Patriot League second team in men’s basketball, as voted by the conference’s head coaches.
Fourth quarter sees fortune upended in 11-point regional loss
AURORA—If it weren’t for a tough fourth quarter, Kaneland boys basketball could be talking about a regional final in Aurora.
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).
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.
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.
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.