All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Lady Knights stump Hub rivals

    ROCHELLE—That's how you get back on an even keel. The Lady Knight volleyball outfit needed a way to solidify its Northern Illinois Big XII standing at the early outset of the conference slate.

    • Posted September 28, 2012
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  • Girls XC boasts exceptional totals in Sterling

    KANELAND—Regardless of what the rest of the season brings, Kaneland girls cross country runners can say they brought the best they had at their usual late-September stop.

    • Posted September 28, 2012
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  • Knight soccer leveled by Yorkville

    YORKVILLE—It wasn't a good time for the first Northern Illinois Big XII loss of the 2012 campaign, nor was it to the expected team.

    • Posted September 28, 2012
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  • 6th in crowded ACC field marks good day for boys XC

    KANELAND—Despite an early scare in which an early fall led to a chain-reaction pile-up shortly after the race’s start, the Kaneland boys cross country team saw positive developments at the ACC Invite on Saturday.

    • Posted September 28, 2012
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  • KHS serves up the usual

    Rushing, D just the combination for 41-0 win at Streator STREATOR, Ill.—You'll have to excuse the Kaneland Knights' football squad for being defensive.

    • Posted September 20, 2012
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  • Clean sweep: Kaneland trumps Ottawa on court

    KANELAND—It was a lucky 7 for KHS tennis last week. On Sept. 12, the Lady Knights took care of the next Northern Illinois Big XII crossover opponent in the form of Ottawa, and left with a 7-0 sweep...

    • Posted September 20, 2012
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  • Soccer nabs first NIB-12 win of ’12

    Kaneland—In Northern Illinois Big XII action, every win is of paramount importance on the soccer field.

    • Posted September 20, 2012
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  • Lady Barbs victimize Kaneland volleyball

    KANELAND—Over the past several years, Kaneland volleyball has made numerous strides. But even a program that has amassed back-to-back 19-win seasons will still have its problems with fellow established clubs.

    • Posted September 20, 2012
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  • Demolition Knight

    Kaneland dominates on both sides of ball in 42-0 rout of Sterling KANELAND—Kaneland and Sterling's football programs have had two highly anticipated and dramatic meetings in the last seven seasons.

    • Posted September 13, 2012
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  • Back to the win column

    KANELAND—A win over a Sycamore Spartans tennis squad is often a lot to ask. Such was the case for the Lady Knights tennis crew on Thursday along Route 23.

    • Posted September 13, 2012
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  • High-end showing for girls XC

    KANELAND—Despite a long drive up Route 47, the Lady Knights girls cross country unit shook off the effects and left all but one roster in its wake on Saturday.

    • Posted September 13, 2012
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  • Knight runners excel at Peoria

    KANELAND—One can only hope this past Saturday was a preview for bigger things down the course.

    • Posted September 13, 2012
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  • Knights win handily on links vs H-BR

    Kaneland—Hughes Creek was the site of a handy dual win for Knights golf on Sept. 5. Facing Little Ten Conference representative Hinckley-Big Rock, the Knights used a consistent scorecard to vanquish the Royals by a final of 161-192...

    • Posted September 13, 2012
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  • Offense name of the game in Knights win

    Kaneland improves to 2-0 after enduring furious Huntley rally HUNTLEY—It's not one quarter of football, but rather four. Once again, the Kaneland Knights football team had to endure a string of successful drives by the opposition.

    • Posted September 6, 2012
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  • Lady Knights successfully court win vs. DeKalb

    KANELAND—With a lineup firmly in place, there's no telling what Kaneland's tennis squad is capable of.

    • Posted September 6, 2012
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  • Knights soccer blocks H-BR, ties Geneva

    KHS has just 1 loss through 6 contest KANELAND—It looks like the Knights soccer team is an expert in playing close matches.

    • Posted September 6, 2012
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  • Cutting it close

    Knights overcome slow start for 25-24 win CHICAGO—It wasn't the start the Kaneland Knights football outfit wanted, but it'll take the finish.

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Tennis overcomes early bump

    KANELAND—A win last week at West Chicago had Kaneland tennis on a smooth track early.

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Soccer takes 2nd at Jacobs

    Knights win 2 of 3 in Fox Valley area KANELAND—Jacobs High School's tournament in Algonquin, Ill., usually provides a nice early-season test for Kaneland soccer.

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Football Preview: Kaneland’s Got Talent

    Knights’ football feels good about what 2012 holds KANELAND—For the second straight season, Kaneland football endured a heart-pounding postseason journey.

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Golf Preview: Familiar faces lead charge to the green

    KHS golf looks to improve upon 8-4 dual meet finish a year ago KANELAND—You'll have to excuse seventh-year coach Mark Meyer for not approaching 2012 with trepidation.

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Boys Cross Country Preview: Making excellence familiar

    Cross country team looks to return to top-tier at state KANELAND—One has to be considered a top-tier team in Class 2A after securing 15th place in the boys cross country finals a year ago.

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Girls Cross Country Preview: Big returns

    Familiar core could equal success for girls XC by Mike Slodki KANELAND—How can you replace a Lady Knights girls cross country squad that finished eighth in the Class 2A meet a year ago?

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Tennis Preview: Eyes on the prize

    Defending conference champs aim to continue winning ways by Mike Slodki KANELAND—It's an exciting time to be involved in Kaneland tennis, whether you are a player or a parent, a fan or a friend.

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Volleyball Preview: V-ball hungry for more

    Lady Knights use last year’s semifinal loss as motivation KANELAND-—Last year's Class 3A regional semifinal against Glenbard South had a little bit of everything.

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Boys Soccer Preview: Through it all

    KANELAND—KHS coach Scott Parillo has seen his team go through just about everything on the pitch. A 2010 postseason saw the Knights play nine postseason overtimes enroute to a regional championship—the first for a head-to-head sport at Kaneland...

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Softball star Vest not done yet

    Elite pitcher earns partial scholarship to Northern Illinois KANELAND—Delani Vest is not quite done impressing on the softball diamond.

    • Posted August 16, 2012
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  • Guyton still swinging wicked club

    Storied KHS golfer sharpened skills at Illinois Women’s Open ELBURN—For those that missed last week’s golfing performance from Sugar Grove resident and former Kaneland golfer Hayley Guyton, she laughed while offering, “You didn’t miss much.”

    • Posted August 2, 2012
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  • Wielding the hammer: Dyer goes National

    State and Regional totals pay off for junior Olympic-bound athlete KANELAND—One would think that a summer full of footballs and pads would be enough for an ordinary student.

    • Posted July 19, 2012
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  • KHS kids show ‘singlet’-minded focus

    Wrestlers’ week at camp fueled by helping community KANELAND—How do 28 Kaneland middle school and high school wrestlers spend four days in the Wisconsin Dells area?

    • Posted July 12, 2012
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  • Summer league allows Knight baseball to take stock

    IHSA Summer Regional begins Monday, July 16 BATAVIA—It’s the season for local baseball players to embody the “Boys of Summer” tag.

    • Posted July 12, 2012
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  • Goaltender Lekkas brings fire to the ice

    Elburn resident gearing up for elite camp in N.Y. ELBURN—Stefanos Lekkas, 16, of Elburn has his particular tools of the trade. “My mask is white, with all-white straps and an all-white cage,” Lekkas said. “I just fell in love...

    • Posted June 28, 2012
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