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Kankakee Valley Athletes of the week for May 8th-13th!

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Picture of athlete Nick SchoonveldThe Male Athlete of the Week is Nick Schoonveld. Nick, a member of the Kankakee Valley (KV) boys’ track and field team, captured KV’s sole individual championship in the Northwest Crossroads Conference (NCC) meet on Tuesday May 9, 2017. Schoonveld, a junior, vaulted 12′ 0″ to best the field of fourteen vaulters and also scored 8th in the finals of long jump. He currently ranks as the #1 point earner on the team. Congratulations, Nick !
 
The Female Athlete of the Week is Emma Maple. Emma, KV’s sensational Picture of Softball Player Emma Maplepitcher on the girls’ softball team, picked up 3 wins and a save last week. On Tuesday, Emma pitched a 2-hitter in a 4 to 1 win over Lafayette McCutcheon. Wednesday, she came on in relief and shut down Griffith for the final 2 innings to earn a save in an 8-4 win. On Friday, Emma hurled a 2-hit shutout at Wheeler in an 11 to 0 Kougar win. Finally, on Saturday, Emma tossed 14 strong innings to lead the 17-7 Kougars
to a 3-2 win over defending 1A State Champion and #1 ranked Borden High School. Emma is 12-5 on the season with a 1.60 earned run average. Congratulations, Emma !
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