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Life Without Sports

Photo by Ben Durballa

By: Ben Durbala, Editor in Chief of Print

March 16, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the entire sports world has shut down. For diehard sports fans like myself, this is a tragedy within itself. I find myself checking the ESPN app multiple times a day only to find no scores or highlights, constantly leaving me in disbelief that there really are no sports being...

Hit With a Huge First

Hit With a Huge First

By: Bailey Prichard, Production and Sports Manager Executive

March 14, 2020

All seniors experience many lasts. There’s the last home football game, the last Homecoming dance, the last first day of school, the last Prom. This year, though, the senior class got hit with a big and extremely unique first. Kaneland often feels like it’s isolated, situated between cornfields in...

Running For a Cause: Kaneland to Host Flashlight 5k Run

Seth Nosek is running the 5k for not only his eagle scout project, but a friend who was diagnosed with cancer as well.

By: Sami Callaghan, Executive Editor

June 14, 2019

 Kaneland High School will be hosting a charity 5k on June 14, put together by KHS junior Seth Nosek as his Eagle project. Through this event, Nosek is able to combine two of his passions, running and Boy Scouts.     The 5k begins with a mile-long race for kids at 7:45 AM, and this is for p...

Getting Players’ Heads in the Game

Getting Players' Heads in the Game

By: Emma Schaefer, Reporter

February 20, 2019

     Visualisation, deep breathing and positive affirmations are all types of mental training.      Olympians can be seen visualising before an event, seeing and feeling what they will do before it’s their time to compete. Many athletes praise mental training while some are not aware of the...

Freshman Finishes Season on Varsity

Freshman Finishes Season on Varsity

By: Jenna Lin, Reporter

November 12, 2018

Even as a freshman, Evie Taylor is in the spotlight of the Kaneland varsity tennis team. After Taylor unexpectedly made varsity, the stakes changed for her. “During tryouts I had no clue I would make varsity. My goal was just to make the team and have a good season. After I had been told I made ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Two-Sport Athlete During One Season

Bartholomew holds the regional champion plaque after their game went into penalty kicks. Photo courtesy of Dorcey Bartholomew.

By: Dylan Calabrese, Editor

October 30, 2017

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...