All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Top-tier finish in Plano for boys hoops

    PLANO—Kaneland boys basketball is slowly but surely gelling again. At the 50th running of the Plano Christmas Classic, that reality stood as an ominous warning to some teams and a statement of fact to the teams that bested...

    • Posted January 3, 2013
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  • KHS earns split at usual Flavin stop

    DeKalb gathering lifts KHS; sees dual mark at 10-11 KANELAND—A usual late-December stop offered a glimpse as to what caliber the Knight wrestling squad is at right now.

    • Posted January 3, 2013
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  • Girls leave Ottawa with split

    OTTAWA—It's hard to get accustomed to new digs for the holiday season. Kaneland girls basketball had spent the previous six seasons hooping it up at Oswego East's tournament in late December, and made its way to Ottawa's Holiday...

    • Posted December 27, 2012
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  • Publisher teams up with Beebe to tell story

    AURORA—Aurora Christian football coach Don Beebe has made a career and life out of transitions.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Drew drops in on DeKalb

    Key 3 fuels comeback win at Barbs Kaneland—Perhaps the only group unhappy to see the return of Kaneland point guard Drew David was the group hosting the boys basketball game on Friday night.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Wrestlers tussle with Yorkville in losing effort

    Knights also face 3 foes in home weekend quad KANELAND—You can have a plan to be aggressive on the wrestling mat, but unless it manifests during mat time, no win is automatic. Kaneland's meet against visiting Yorkville had some...

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Kaneland begins Ottawa journey

    3-game skid ends with win over Sandwich KANELAND—Kaneland Lady Knights basketball endured a three-game skid last week, but still has enough of a pedigree to be a highly looked at team from the area.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Bowling sees promising signs at Lisle Invite

    KANELAND—Sometimes a weekend invite is all you need to see what can happen. On Saturday, Kaneland bowling went to the Lisle Invite and came away with a second-place trophy in the "B" bracket.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Lady Knight streak ends

    Kaneland’s season-opening win streak falls in loss to DeKalb KANELAND—The opening season unbeaten streak for the Lady Knights basketball team came to an end Tuesday against DeKalb, but not before earning a tough overtime win over Sycamore last...

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Boys step into pressure cooker

    Sycamore 'D' too much; KHS nabs win over H-BR Kaneland—There would be no duplicating the last-second magic of late November like the Kaneland boys basketball team had against Morris. The host Sycamore Spartans made absolutely sure of that...

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Tough week for Knight matmen

    KANELAND—If a team is going to have a difficult week, it is much better to have them in early December than in February.

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Too much for Morris

    Lady Knights lay hurt on rival Redskins in NIB-12 tilt Kaneland—Lady Knights basketball doubled its pleasure on Friday evening in Grundy County.

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • Tylertown!

    Carlson's putback buzzer-beater gives KHS win No. 1 KANELAND—It was a case of right place, right time for Kaneland junior Tyler Carlson.

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • Knights power through

    Wrestlers slammed by Sycamore, split Saturday triangular KANELAND—Area teams know when they've been on a mat with the Sycamore Spartans—the KHS grapplers are no different.

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • Bowlers secure non-conference win

    Lady Knights solve Lisle, dropped by Dixon Kaneland—Kaneland bowling had a rougher start than they would have liked, but it no longer has to wonder where its first win will come from.

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • 3’s a welcome crowd

    Wrestlers get on right side of mat with sweep at KHS KANELAND—Coaches and wrestlers have often said the Knights tend to be a different tournament team than a dual team.

    • Posted November 29, 2012
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  • Great beginning for Lady Knights

    Clean sweep of IC tourney brings 4-0 start KANELAND—It might be too early to see if the season-opening Immaculate Conception tournament in Elmhurst, Ill., is an accurate indicator of things to come for Kaneland girls basketball.

    • Posted November 29, 2012
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  • 3 goals at a time for State Champ Clinton

    Class 2A cross-country queen applies skills to triathlon circuit Kaneland—Many fellow cross-country runners were witness to Kaneland High School sophomore Victoria Clinton's success at the Class 2A State meet in Peoria two weeks ago, specifically the back of...

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Winter Sports Preview: Lady Knights look for more

    With a large group of returning players, Kaneland looks to exceed last year’s stellar season KANELAND—Could this be a lucky seven for coach Ernie Colombe and crew?

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Winter Sports Preview: Season of change

    Knight cagers hope returnees lead team full of newcomers KANELAND—There seems to be a wrinkle at the beginning of every Kaneland High School boys basketball season.

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Winter Sports Preview: Grapplers count on experienced core

    KANELAND—Last year brought a handful of success for Kaneland High School wrestling.

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Winter Sports Preview: Senior-laden KHS bowlers hope to lay hurt to pins

    KANELAND—Bowlers representing Kane-land High School are taking to the local lanes with a love of the sport.

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Two spirits

    Sixth-grader and derby horse both get life experience MAPLE PARK—Located on Lees Road in Maple Park, Silver Spur Farm houses a youngster diligently working toward doing the very best in competition—and that's just the sixth-grade student from Kaneland...

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Victorious Victoria

    Clinton takes State crown in cross country Peoria, Ill.—Victoria Clinton, your spot is ready. The Kaneland sophomore earned her way into IHSA and Kaneland High School girls cross country history by becoming State champ in the Class 2A race...

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • No-Way for Knight football

    Lincoln-Way West builds big lead, eliminates Kaneland in second-round action

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • KHS duo secures postseason honor

    Kaneland—Hits just keep on coming for the celebrated tennis duo from Kaneland.

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • Power in Peoria

    Knights' 13th-best program in State after Detweiller Park run Peoria, Ill.—The Kaneland High School boys cross country team set a number of personal and team records at the State Finals in Peoria on Saturday.

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • Fedderly recognized by Chicago Bears

    Sixth-year coach gets Coach of the Week award after Morris win Kaneland—In the midst of playoff preparations for a first-round rematch with Belvidere on Oct. 23, KHS coach Tom Fedderly checked his voicemail messages.

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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  • First things first

    KANELAND—Saturday night seemed familiar. No. 1 Kaneland and No. 16 Belvidere once again brought in 9-0 and 5-4 records, respectively, to their second consecutive Class 5A first-round meeting.

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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  • KHS clears regional net, subdued at sectionals

    Lady Knights dethrone Sycamore, defeated by R-B on Tuesday Kaneland—Volleyball came to its end for Kaneland High School on Tuesday night in Woodstock, Ill., but not before the postseason run had its share of highlights.

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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  • Soccer’s sectional dream stopped

    Knight's furthest road ever blocked by East Moline U. after 2 OT Kaneland—Kaneland High School soccer was in definite unchartered territory this postseason.

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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  • The toughest path to State

    Loaded Sectional tests successful Lady Knight cross country team Kaneland—It seems like old times for the Lady Knight cross county squad, which is just fine.

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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