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Tackle Football for 12 Year Olds

Cartoon By: Corinne Condos

By: Ben Durbala

June 6, 2018

       Illinois has recently passed a bill that would make it illegal for 12 year olds to play tackle football. The bill that was voted on passed the committee, and will now advance to the Illinois House of Representatives. If passed, kids under 12 in the state of Illinois will only be able to p...

Get on Track… and Field

Kaneland was in the 3A division for track and field for the first time this year and took on Sectionals 2018.

By: Sarah Kantola

May 23, 2018

Softball Spring Break Trip

Softball Spring Break Trip

By: Ella Miller, Reporter

March 22, 2018

On March 23 the girls JV and varsity softball teams will be packing their bags and heading to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to spend spring break playing softball, going to the beach and bonding as a team. “We will be getting experience of playing different teams from multiple different states,...

Erin Damisch Brings Her Track Knowledge to Light

New coach Erin Damisch instructs the team during their practice.

By: Alex Malawski, Editor

March 16, 2018

Sprinters to your marks. Set. Go! When that gun goes off it’s time to kick it in gear and run like the wind. KHS Spanish teacher Erin Damisch is the new girls sprinting coach. Damisch, (who is a former track athlete and was a volunteer coach from last season of Girls track) replaced Keith Snyder. S...

Scoring Touchdowns and Winning Awards

Josh Marczuk poses with KHS athletic director Peter Goff after receiving his award. Photo courtesy of Sharon Marczuk.

By: Bailey Prichard, Reporter

March 5, 2018

These past years senior Josh Marczuk has worked very hard to make a name for himself and succeed as a football player. This year was a clear reflection of that as he received many awards that recognize his accomplishments. “I’ve been playing since first grade and I have always played to learn n...

From Gymnast to Freshman Varsity Tennis Player

Piper Schrepferman talks to her coach Mallory Stoffregen before a match. 
Photo courtesy of Jim Schrepferman.

By: Elizabeth Elliott, Reporter

February 19, 2018

Before joining tennis, freshman Piper Schrepferman was a gymnast and the transition from gymnastics to tennis was a big change for her. To start her transition, she decided she would start hitting tennis balls with her sister during her free time. From there, she kept on playing and doing gymnastics...

Matt Olson Dribbles His Way out of High School

Matt Olson Dribbles His Way out of High School

By: Dylan Calabrese, Editor

February 5, 2018

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 for Success

Basketball Team Hopes for Success

By: Dylan Calabrese, Editor

January 31, 2018

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

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

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

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

Senior Sheika Mushunduzi serves in the third rotation of the first game.

By: Dylan Calabrese, Editor

November 20, 2017

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

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...

A Look Into the Chess Team

A Look Into the Chess Team

By: Ben Durbala, Reporter

November 16, 2017

The Kaneland Chess Club is a highly competitive team, which also offers a great opportunity to have a fun time. Team members are constantly evaluating the board and predicting what move to make next. The chess team meets every Thursday from October through February. There are several different bo...

History of The Walk of Champions

History of The Walk of Champions

By: Casey Schanks, Reporter

November 13, 2017

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 ...

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