All posts by Mike Slodki

  • 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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  • Lady Knights track now Charleston crew

    Lady Knights track qualifies for State in five events after Sterling meet STERLING, Ill.—Some might shake their head at a fourth-place showing for a girls track meet.

    • Posted May 17, 2012
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  • Softball fortunes go Northern

    KANELAND—Right now, there’s no stopping the KHS softball team. For proof, you can look at the record of 27-5, or the Northern Illinois Big XII East Division mark of 10-0, or ask what was left of the Yorkville...

    • Posted May 17, 2012
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  • Baseball wins third straight conference title

    KANELAND—This is getting to be old hat for the Kaneland Knights baseball team.

    • Posted May 17, 2012
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  • Lady Knights end regular season in good shape

    KANELAND—Despite dropping a potential preview for the upcoming regional title match to Burlington Central on Saturday, the Lady Knights have quietly meshed a roster of young and experienced, injured and healthy, and are about to dive foot...

    • Posted May 17, 2012
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  • KHS boys one point short of NIB-12 bragging rights

    KANELAND—Kaneland boys track had many competitors contributing to a winning effort during Friday’s second-ever Northern Illinois Big XII meet out at DeKalb’s Dresser Road digs.

    • Posted May 17, 2012
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  • Feels like the 1st place for boys track

    Knight boys tie Geneva for first at prestigious KC meet AURORA—Team numbers don't matter to Kaneland boys track. Neither do past accolades.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Knight baseball riding 1st-place wave

    KANELAND—Kaneland has had Sycamore’s number on the baseball field as of late, including last year’s regional title win.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Softball, with 24 wins, continues season steamroll

    KANELAND—Like bills received in the mail, Kaneland softball comes at you whether you like it or not.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Lady Knights’ trip to NIB-12 meet yields 5th

    KANELAND—Lady Knights track used the important meet at Streator High School to have a Northern Illinois Big XII pow-wow, and found they have a final output good for the middle of the pack.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • KHS soccer solves 3, puzzled by Sycamore

    KANELAND—Lady Knights soccer’s late-season homestretch is busy, to say the least. It matters little how healthy you are heading into the regionals next week.

    • Posted May 10, 2012
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  • Calder Cup chase ends for Sweatt

    First year with Chicago’s Wolves ends in first-round defeat ELBURN—If it’s not navigating the puck or avoiding checks into the boards, it’s packing boxes.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • 8th-place finish at Kane County Invite for girls track

    KANELAND—With the regular season in its final weeks, the Kaneland High School girls track squad finds itself homestretching across finish lines.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • Knight boys lay down exceptional efforts

    KANELAND—Your Kaneland High School boys track outfit is getting hot at the right time. On April 25, the Knight boys took care of DeKalb’s team in convincing fashion in a 110-36 dual.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • Hopkins’ CG key to win over Sycamore

    KANELAND—Knight pitcher John Hopkins kept the ball down, and with it, the chances for Sycamore to break through.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • KHS seeing shine on softball diamond

    KANELAND—Kaneland softball is sticking with what works. It’s what’s produced not only a six-game win streak, but now 21 wins in its last 23 contests.

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • Peterson Prep goes Kaneland’s way in 2012

    KANELAND—After the 2011 results of the annual Peterson Prep boys track meet at Kaneland, the Knights’ fortunes could only get so much better.

    • Posted April 26, 2012
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  • Baseball holds own in NIB-12 conference play

    KANELAND—Much like last year, the Knight nine are taking care of business as the calendar turns pages on the season.

    • Posted April 26, 2012
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  • KHS softball reaches 20-win plateau

    KANELAND—Lady Knights softball continues to hit, which may give groans to opponents that see the Kaneland lineup on its upcoming schedule.

    • Posted April 26, 2012
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  • Soccer slams West division’s Ottawa

    OTTAWA—In the case of Lady Knights soccer, the mix of old and new is gelling enough to make anyone happy.

    • Posted April 26, 2012
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  • KHS girls track sees firsts in 4×800, 1600m

    DIXON—Interstate 88’s corridor wields some talented girls track rosters, and Kaneland’s intent was to join that group after Friday’s Dixon Invite.

    • Posted April 26, 2012
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  • Head rush

    Kaneland soccer enjoying unbeaten stretch KANELAND—In spite of injuries, Kaneland soccer is remaining a tough team to battle.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Girls track gets fifth, dual win

    KANELAND—Windy conditions abounded, and whomever emerged from Saturday’s Jenni’s ABC Meet in Maple Park would have to do so by force.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Sluggers trounce Rochelle, vanquish DeKalb

    More action for State champs includes two setbacks KANELAND—If only the Kaneland Knights could put up double-figure run totals in every contest. While they enjoyed wins over conference rivals, the Knights could have used them in two losses...

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Girls Track sees exceptional totals at Holmes Meet

    KANELAND—It took barely any time for Lady Knights girls track to get acclimated to the outdoor competition.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • KHS softball (14-4) swinging a hot bat

    KANELAND—After KHS coach Brian Willis wished for the hitting to catch up to the above-average pitching and defense, the Lady Knights softball contingent spent this past week granting that wish in earnest.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Soccer overcomes struggles to find net at W. Aurora

    AURORA—Kaneland soccer will have at least one win under its belt from its usual April stop.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Knights baseball brings firepower vs. Dukes, Hubs

    KANELAND—Dixon’s baseball field is somewhat secluded, and surrounded by tall trees.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Boys track feels outdoorsy at E. Moline

    Knights also earn dual win vs. Spartans KANELAND—How do you deal with boys track giants from the Quad Cities area along with other very talented outfits?

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • KHS softball on tear after Tenn. trip

    Stellar pitching keys additional wins over Sandwich, Morris KANELAND—If you thought the method for getting a softball season out of an early funk was going to the state of Tennessee, then you’re stealing the Lady Knights softball team’s...

    • Posted April 5, 2012
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