Prep roundup: Kaneland’s Johnson to be coach at all-star game

Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT • Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 11:37 a.m.CDT

Kaneland boys basketball coach Brian Johnson will be the head coach of the North team in the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class 3A-4A All-Star Game on June 29 at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.

Johnson’s Kaneland team won the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title this season before falling in a Class 3A regional semifinal. He is 67-42 in his four years as Kaneland’s coach.

Cogs take fourth at meet, Neisendorf wins high jump
Genoa-Kingston’s Danielle Neisendorf cleared 5-2 in the high jump at Tuesday’s Byron Last Chance Meet, good for first place. The Cogs took fourth as a team.

G-K’s Carly Fischer took second in the shot put at 30-7, while the 800-meter relay team of Neisendorf, Brianna Kramer, Andreah Strohmaier and Felicia Olson finished in second with a time of 1:56.00.

NI Big 12 to have 2, 5-team divisions
The Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference will split into two, five-team divisions after Streator departs after the 2013-14 school year, the conference announced Tuesday.

The conference currently stands at 12 schools but Dixon and Streator have announced their departures to other conferences.

The East Division will be Kaneland, DeKalb, Sycamore, Morris and Yorkville, while current East member Rochelle will move to the West and compete alongside Geneseo, LaSalle-Peru, Ottawa and Sterling.
The conference will continue looking at candidates for expansion, according to Rochelle principal and conference president Travis McGuire.

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