All posts by Mike Slodki

  • KHS wrestlers take third at NIB-12

    Gust, Goress secure conference bragging rights STERLING—If looking for incremental improvements that could go a long way, look at this year’s Northern Illinois Big XII conference meeting.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Boys stifle Pirate attack in Saturday win

    KANELAND—KHS boys hoops posted a win on Saturday evening—a nice change from a hard loss the week prior to Morris. With balanced scoring and home court advantage, the Knights took care of Northern Illinois Big XII West Division...

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Kaneland girls drill Bulldogs, Indians

    Lady Knights secure first winning record since 05-06 KANELAND—Looks like the KHS girls basketball crew can get used to this modified schedule.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Kaneland wrestlers own Flott Invite

    KHS surge highlighted by 1st place, plus win vs. Morris KANELAND—A recent seasonal trend with Kaneland wrestling is an uphill climb at first, but once Kaneland gets tournaments under its belt and conference season hits the homestretch,...

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • World sport

    Knights soccer sends goodwill Afghanistan’s way KANELAND—In Afghanistan, moments of kindness are always welcome in the face of hardship.

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • Rochelle tops Kaneland bowlers

    KANELAND—After a Thursday snowfall shelved Kaneland’s meeting in Ottawa, the Lady Knights took to the lanes on Saturday as part of the IMSA Invite, and on Tuesday when they hosted Rochelle.

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • Lady Knights get kicks off Route 6

    MORRIS, Ill.—Kaneland has shown no fear when it comes to the slate of games in the Northern Illinois Big XII conference, and that’s something other girls basketball outfits should be leery of.

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • Boys hoops can’t find third win vs. Morris

    KANELAND—It’s tough to take three in a row against any opponent—much less in a competitive and tight Northern Illinois Big XII conference, and much less the Morris Redskins, who enjoy a stark homecourt advantage.

    • Posted January 19, 2012
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  • Mat warriors finish 14th at Sycamore

    KANELAND—It’s tough to stand out at a wrestling invite, 22 teams deep. For a select few KHS wrestlers, they were able to barrel through their fields for some noteworthy finishes at the 37th annual Sycamore Invite on Saturday.

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • KHS emerges the victor over Yorkville, Rochelle

    Girls’ wins take sting out of OT loss at BC KANELAND—The girls basketball crew from Kaneland found what it liked in at Yorkville on Friday, and had what it liked, but lost it on Saturday.

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • Kaneland rebounds from loss in Yorkville with win at Burlington

    KANELAND—For now, the scales of the Kaneland-Burlington Central boys basketball rivalry tipped toward Kaneland.

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • Lady Knights rule lanes against Geneva

    KANELAND—Geneva bowling is a relatively new program, but one thing is already familiar to the Lady Vikings.

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • KHS finishes 3rd at Plano Christmas Classic

    PLANO, Ill.—If you want to improve yourself as the year ends to give yourself hope in the new year, Kaneland boys’ basketball had the right idea.

    • Posted January 5, 2012
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  • Buzzer-beater batters Kaneland girls in Winter Classic Finale

    OSWEGO, Ill.—This year, more so than most, the Lady Knights play up to tough competition and rarely get blown out.

    • Posted January 5, 2012
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  • Grapplers go 2-3 at storied Flavin Invite

    DEKALB—Kaneland’s wrestling roster made its usual stop in a first-time locale as 2011 drew to a close.

    • Posted January 5, 2012
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  • Bowlers squeezed on lanes by Lisle in 2012 opener

    DEKALB—It can take awhile before a bowling squad can get back into the swing of things after a layoff.

    • Posted January 5, 2012
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  • Lady Knights knocked to consolation side at Oswego E.

    OSWEGO—It's been a productive season thus far for your Kaneland Lady Knights hoops contingent. It's been awhile since that label to a season could be touted.

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • KHS wrestlers go on Thursday tear in quad

    KANELAND—What's the best cure for a season that has given you the dual blues?

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Re-gifting: Kaneland manages win over Morris in Plano tourney

    KANELAND—A team always likes to make a statement in its opening contest. Preferably, it’d be a positive statement.

    • Posted December 29, 2011
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  • Knights take care of conference business

    Neil helps KHS boys defend turf vs. DeKalb KANELAND—With DeKalb coming in to Maple Park on Friday evening, Kaneland boys basketball would need players with a sense of the big stage.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
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  • Wrestlers grab two Saturday wins after losing to YHS

    KANELAND—Against conference rival Yorkville, the Knights (4-9) lost 39-26 to the host school.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
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  • L-P Cavs cave in Kaneland bowling

    KANELAND—Good news emerging from Monday’s bowling encounter between Kaneland and LaSalle-Peru was that the Lady Knights reached the Super Bowl faster than this year’s version of the Bears.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
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  • Lady Knights win at Dixon in extra session

    KANELAND—Lady Knights basketball was so chock-full with exceptional performances on Saturday afternoon, they needed an overtime session to fit them all.

    • Posted December 22, 2011
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  • Girls basketball maintains early-season roll in Sycamore

    KANELAND—It was an important early-season battle in Sycamore between two squads that had gotten off to relatively hot starts in 2011-12.

    • Posted December 15, 2011
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  • Bowling gets first win of 2011-12

    KANELAND—While it’s been slow goings at the beginning of this still-new season, the Kaneland bowling unit keeps knocking down pins, and knocked down enough to nab its first win of the season on Dec. 7, against visiting...

    • Posted December 15, 2011
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  • Kaneland wrestlers eclipsed by DeKalb

    KANELAND—Against the visiting DeKalb Barbs, KHS was hoping for its own indoor version of Friday Night Lights.

    • Posted December 15, 2011
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  • Boys hoops puts clamp on Spartans, H-BR

    KANELAND—Kaneland boys basketball is enjoying a three-game win streak dating back to last week—all three of the double-digit variety.

    • Posted December 15, 2011
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  • Boys split against current, former conference mates

    KANELAND—Beginning 1-0 in conference play doesn’t just sound better—it is better.

    • Posted December 8, 2011
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  • Grapplers solved by Sycamore, split Saturday excursion

    KANELAND—While there were some encouraging duels on Thursday, “some” won’t get it done against Sycamore wrestling when “all” are needed.

    • Posted December 8, 2011
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  • Girls hoops stifles Morris, IMSA counterparts

    Six wins at early juncture for Colombe’s crew KANELAND—Lady Knights girls basketball continues to go along at its desired pace, and came up with two victories this week.

    • Posted December 8, 2011
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  • Bowling not spared by Dixon

    DeKALB—At Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb, the Lady Knights fell victim to a 2,951-2,451 result at the hands of Northern Illinois Big XII crossover foe Dixon on Thursday.

    • Posted December 8, 2011
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  • Boys hoops split first four encounters

    KANELAND—Not a terrible start for a lineup with plenty of turnover and a new opening tournament setting.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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