Kaneland KnightsKaneland High School • 47W326 Keslinger Rd., Maple Park, IL 60151 • Phone: 630-365-5108
Colors: Black/White • Conference: Northern Illinois Big 12 • Stadium name: Kaneland Stadium • Enrollment: 1293
Directions: Take IL-38 E, turn right at Meredith Rd., take the second left.
DeKalb sophomore Maddie Hoth had her career-best round at the right time.
Thomas Lowie already let one interception go off his fingers. He wasn’t going to let it happen with the game on the line.
Sycamore (2-2 overall, 0-0 NI Big 12 East) at Ottawa (1-3, 1-0 NIB 12 West)
It had all the makings of a trap game, but DeKalb boys soccer coach Brent McIntosh said he was happy with the way his Barbs focused in a 6-0 home win Thursday against Ottawa.
MORRIS – The Kaneland volleyball team seemed a half-step ahead of the Morris all night, and the Redskins’ block was uncharacteristically ineffective.
YORKVILLE – Kaneland’s football team hoped the return of running back Isaac Swithers would spark its offense Friday night against Yorkville in the teams’ Northern Illinois Big 12 East openers.
The Kaneland boys soccer team defeated DeKalb, 2-0, behind goals from Cameron Pieczynski and Drew Franklin. Pieczynski's goal came in the first half while Franklin's tally was in the second.
The Kaneland girls volleyball team earned a 25-17, 25-10 win over DeKalb.
MORRIS – While the end was exciting and the Morris boys soccer team pulled to within a goal in a 3-2 loss against Northern Illinois Big 12 rival Kaneland, it was the beginning of the game that Redskins coach David Valdivia wanted back.
What a difference a couple hours make.
MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland football team visited the end zone only once Friday, but with the way its defense was playing and the way Drew Franklin was kicking, that wasn’t necessarily daunting.
The Sycamore girls tennis team defeated Kaneland, 3-2, Thursday.
DeKalb boys golfer Austin Freeman shot a 39 to earn medalist honors Wednesday in a dual meet against Yorkville. The Barbs defeated the Foxes, 165-183.
Erica Hansel and Rachel Hughes combined for 10 blocks as the Genoa-Kingston volleyball team opened conference play Tuesday with a 25-11, 25-9 win at North Boone. Hughes also had 10 aces. Bree Rogalla had eight assists and Carli Smith had nine digs for the Cogs (5-2 overall, 1-0 Big Northern Conference East).
The Genoa-Kingston boys soccer team defeated Rockford Christian, 2-0, to improve to 5-1-1 and 3-0-0 in conference play.
MAPLE PARK — After the Kaneland football team struggled with turnovers in its week one win over Brooks, the Knights were looking to show that they can click on all cylinders on offense.
Daily Chronicle sports editor Eddie Carifio and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, hey discuss what they saw in Week 1 and expect in Week 2 of the prep football season.
The DeKalb girls volleyball team earned a close, 25-22, 29-27, win Tuesday over Rockford Lutheran.
The DeKalb boys cross country team will have a different look to it than in past years. For the Barbs to be successful this season, every runner on the team will need to compete at a high level, not just one elite runner.