All posts by Mike Slodki

  • 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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  • No decay in Decatur area for Knights baseball

    KANELAND—Spring break stories for Kaneland baseball will feature impressive displays against teams from Decatur, Ill.

    • Posted April 5, 2012
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  • Two out of three ain’t bad

    Wins over BC, Marmion make diamond less rough KANELAND—An season-opening loss wasn’t ideal, but soon after, Kaneland baseball acted and played like the champions they were against hosts Burlington Central and Marmion.

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • Softball beats Oswego, not fond of BC yardwork

    The Kaneland varsity girls try to figure out a plan during their 10-5 home loss against Burlington Central on March 21. Photo by Patti Wilk

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • KHS soccer falls to Rosary Royals

    AURORA—Kaneland Lady Knights soccer must be sick and tired of these Royal meetings.

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • State department

    Defending 3A Champs look for precious medals once again KANELAND—2011 was a summer to remember in the annals of the relatively short history of Kaneland High School baseball.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Lady Knights track to make most out of depth

    KANELAND—Numbers are down, and the roster no longer includes assets like Andie Strang, Kris Bowen and Brooke Patterson.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Kaneland softball looks toward captains to right ship

    KANELAND—An 8-1 start a year ago turned into a 14-19 finish for a softball group hoping for bigger things.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Kaneland soccer hopes to reach beyond Regional

    KANELAND—For the past three seasons, Kaneland girls soccer has made it to heights previously unknown. Now comes the challenge of kicking even higher.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Boys track talent factory hopes to pay dividends

    KANELAND—Knights boys track has a storied history and a lot to live up to. In the last couple seasons, the outfit has not disappointed.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • KHS hoops squads can brandish honors

    Two first-team All NIB-12 picks for boys, one for girls KANELAND—It’s as easy as a lay-up to deduce that both KHS basketball programs would get postseason honors to recognize exceptional play and postseason runs.

    • Posted March 15, 2012
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  • Knights bounced: E-Rabs’ fourth spells doom for KHS in sectional

    KANELAND—There exists no direct or obvious correlation for higher drama the further you go in the Class 3A boys basketball playoffs.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Van Bogaert enjoys new courtside role

    ELBURN—Elburn resident and Loyola University standout Elyse Van Bogaert just can’t stay away from the roundball action.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Boys BB shows playoff hoop skills in win over Spartans

    KANELAND—This has already turned out to be a better postseason than the last for KHS boys hoops.

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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  • Rolling Thunder: Lady Knights’ season ends in 43-31 sectional final

    SYCAMORE—Emotions on the faces of the Lady Knights as they came out of the game, one-by-one, told the story. It would prove to be a sad ending.

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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  • Carter navigating Whitewater football in ‘12

    KANELAND—Based on the last two football seasons, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football program can be glad they’ve added a solid piece to its receiving core.

    • Posted March 1, 2012
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  • A must see Thursday

    KANELAND—For a squad that has gone largely untested for the position it’s in, Kaneland girls basketball showed it belongs in a mid-February basketball setting.

    • Posted February 23, 2012
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