All posts by Mike Slodki

  • 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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  • Kaneland holds court in summertime

    MORRIS—Twenty-minute halves, a running clock, and kids wearing something akin to rec-league warmups.

    • Posted June 28, 2012
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  • Crosby visits Friendly Confines

    Stat line: 1-1, 9.49 ERA before heading back to Toledo CHICAGO—Casey Crosby’s first tenure in the majors with the Detroit Tigers was a historic occurrence.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Harter site of football basics, basic fun

    The five-day Kaneland Youth Football League Skillz and Drillz camp concluded on Friday, with 138 kids participating. Members of the Northern Illinois University Huskies conducted drills on the final day.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Former Knight Crosby now in MLB win club

    KANELAND—After his Major League Baseball debut on June 1, Casey Crosby knew he had to push on after a less-than-desirable result.

    • Posted June 14, 2012
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  • The Crosby Show

    Former Knight lefty officially becomes current Tiger southpaw KANELAND—Never has a pitching appearance that lasted 3.1 innings been so noteworthy or celebrated.

    • Posted June 7, 2012
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  • Sterling softball too golden for Kaneland

    BELVIDERE, Ill.—Kaneland softball’s season had more ups than downs in 2012. Unfortunately, the Sterling Lady Warriors brand of diamond play made KHS land with a thud.

    • Posted June 7, 2012
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  • Regional Rally

    AURORA—There’s a saying that if you give someone an inch, they’ll take a mile. In the case of Lady Knights softball, give them the sixth inning, they’ll score six runs.

    • Posted May 31, 2012
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  • Kaneland’s 11: Boys track performs at high level

    CHARLESTON, Ill.—When you send as many Class 2A State finalists for boys track as Kaneland High School did, you’ll push some entries to the finals by sheer force and numbers.

    • Posted May 31, 2012
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  • No repeat trip for Kaneland baseball

    KANELAND—Sometimes too much of a good thing turns out to harm you in the end.

    • Posted May 31, 2012
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  • 4th sectional title in a row for KHS boys track

    ROCHELLE, Ill.—Labeling the Kaneland boys track output from Thursday’s Class 3A Rochelle Sectional as “exceptional” would be right on the money.

    • Posted May 24, 2012
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  • Girls track sees 2 finalists at 2A State meet

    KANELAND—While it wasn't on the scale of the final finish in 2011, the Lady Knights track outfit still came out of the weekend at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. with elite totals in terms of the...

    • Posted May 24, 2012
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  • NIB-12 roster to drop by 1 in 2014

    KANELAND—Northern Illinois Big XII action is going to look different in a couple of years.

    • Posted May 24, 2012
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  • Non-conference foes fall on KHS baseball victory tour

    KANELAND—Whether you are Marmion Academy, St. Francis of Wheaton, DeKalb or IMSA, you can’t be looking forward to what lies ahead next week.

    • Posted May 24, 2012
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  • Regional heartbreak for soccer

    BURLINGTON—Kaneland High School’s current senior crop is the only group in school history to only know regional final action.

    • Posted May 24, 2012
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