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Senior Matt Olson dribbles his way out of high school

Senior Matt Olson dribbles his way out of high school

By: Dylan Calabrese, Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Matt Olson has played in the Kaneland Basketball program for all four of his high school years.  The Knights season has not gone as planned but Olson thinks that he can help with their problem. “As a senior I have tried to take on a leadership role on the team, and help keep everyone toget...

Basketball team hopes that hard work will lead to success

Basketball team hopes that hard work will lead to success

By: Dylan Calabrese, Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Basketball (Boys), Showcase, Sports

Kaneland boys basketball has not had exactly what some people would call a perfect year.  With only nine players on the roster, the team hasn’t been able to execute like they would like this season.  According to gokanelandknights.com the basketball team has a below five hundred record at 9-1...

Wrestling at a new school

Wrestling at a new school

By: Dylan Calabrese, Editor

December 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Transferring from one school to the next is not always easy for everyone, but Calvin McDonald, a senior who transferred from Marmion High School has fit right in with the flow of Kaneland.  McDonald plays football, but he spends his winters wrestling. “Practices at Marmion were more vigorous a...

Basketball players reveal their lives on and off the court

Basketball players reveal their lives on and off the court

By: Gabrielle Faletto, Editor

December 21, 2017


Filed under Basketball (Boys), Basketball (Girls), Features, Showcase, Sports

On game days, waking up around 7 a.m. and not going to bed until midnight or even 1 a.m. is what senior athletes, Blake Feiza and Jenni Weber, have to undergo during their basketball season. Both of their routines differ when it comes to preparation in the mornings, balancing their time, game day schedules,...

Dancing into the new season

Dancing into the new season

By: Alex Malawski, Editor

November 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Dance is a sport that emphasizes teamwork and creativity, but it also forms a bond between the dancers. This year the team is sponsored by security guard and PASS supervisor Frankie Bruzzino. The team comprises of six students. Two students from each grade, except for the Junior class. The dance...

Volleyball captain makes memories while playing her game

Volleyball captain makes memories while playing her game

By: Dylan Calabrese, Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

Senior volleyball captain Sheika Munshunduzi went from being just a new varsity athlete during her junior season to the captain her senior year.   “Being captain made this year more serious,” Mushunduzi said. The volleyball team finished the season losing to St. Charles North in the regional...

Golf shoots a hole in one at state

Golf shoots a hole in one at state

By: Emma Glennon, Editor

November 18, 2017


Filed under Golf, Showcase, Sports

The Kaneland Knight’s golf team did almost as good as a hole in one at state and throughout the rest of the season. With a record of 6-2 in the dual match, the golf team headed into the state tournament. “We didn’t make it to state as a team, but two individuals advanced to state,” coach Mark Meyer s...

The history of The Walk of Champions

The history of The Walk of Champions

By: Casey Schanks, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under Features, School, Showcase, Sports

The golf and tennis teams paraded through the halls recently for The Walk of Champions. But Kaneland didn't always do this, and they didn’t invent it either. When Athletic Director Peter Goff was at Sterling, the football team would parade down the hall onto their bus to an away game as students ...

Two sport athlete during one season

Two sport athlete during one season

By: Dylan Calabrese, Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Featured Athletes, Showcase, Sports, Sports

Senior Brian Bartholomew is not your typical three sport athlete.  Bartholomew plays on the varsity soccer, football and track team. Two of these three sports are during the fall season: football and soccer.   Bartholomew has been playing soccer for as long as he can remember.  Football has never been a thought...

Volleyball takes on regionals

Volleyball takes on regionals

By: Olivia Hazen, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

The Lady Knights varsity volleyball team took home a win in their first regional match on Monday night at 6 p.m. in the east gym at Kaneland High School against Larkin High School. Kaneland dominated the first two games ending the match quickly with a final score of 2-0. Larkin played the majorit...

The tennis team’s road to state

The tennis team’s road to state

By: Karina Sanchez, PR/Social Media Executive

October 26, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Tennis

On Friday, Oct. 20 at Buffalo Grove High School, for the first time in Kaneland history the girls tennis team placed tenth at state. This was also the first time they had entire lineup qualify for state matches. “All I can say is state was stressful and exciting, the girls kept their heads in the...

Boys soccer kicks their way to sectionals

Boys soccer kicks their way to sectionals

By: Sarah Baerenklau, Reporter

October 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Soccer (Boys), Sports, Sports

The regional soccer game against Rochelle Township was a success for the boys varsity soccer team. The first goal was 50 seconds into the game by senior John McCaffrey with no assist. The second goal was off a free kick from senior Devin Pieczynski to sophomore Tucker Johns to get a head just inside t...

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