All posts by Mike Slodki

  • All-stater Gust caps KHS wrestling’s Champaign trip

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.—As the 2011-12 wrestling season rolled on, it became apparent that this was a season that many Knights could be proud of.

    • Posted February 23, 2012
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  • Next stop: Platteville for Knight Buschbacher

    KANELAND—When finally having made his college commitment choice, Kaneland senior football standout Quinn Buschbacher must have felt like he had an entire open field after a bubble screen.

    • Posted February 23, 2012
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  • Yorkville gets the best of Knight boys

    KANELAND—After a long drive to Streator led to victory earlier last week, Kaneland was looking to ride the victory bus against Yorkville right in its own backyard.

    • Posted February 23, 2012
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  • State of excellence: Wrestlers bring 4 to Champaign

    STERLING—You’d have to go back to 1994 to revisit the last time Kaneland High School wrestling had more than three State qualifiers.

    • Posted February 16, 2012
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  • Kaneland girls go into regionals on winning note

    Bradford’s late foul shots give KHS close win over Lady Hubs KANELAND—Quite literally, that’s why they play the final 1.2 seconds.

    • Posted February 16, 2012
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  • Knight hoops splits vs. Nazareth, DeKalb

    Neil contributes 19 in comeback win vs. Streator KANELAND—Sometimes the losses that befell a team can reveal positive qualities.

    • Posted February 16, 2012
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  • Wrestling sends seven to Sterling Sectional

    DEKALB—When it comes time for postseason wrestling, a preferred mentality is “survive and advance.”

    • Posted February 9, 2012
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  • Bowling season comes to an end at DeKalb

    DEKALB—Postseason action is ripe to provide unlikely performances leading to a sectional berth.

    • Posted February 9, 2012
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  • Fleck departs NIU OC position after one day

    DEKALB—Former Kaneland High athletic standout P.J. Fleck’s return to the pastures of Northern Illinois University football was the very definition of short-lived.

    • Posted February 9, 2012
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  • Knight boys take pitfall vs. Sycamore

    KANELAND—There shall be no sweep of the Spartans in 2012.

    • Posted February 9, 2012
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  • Lady Knights rattle off two wins after hard-luck loss to Yorkville

    KANELAND—When a team has to endure a three-game losing skid, the mentality of the next win being so far away can creep into the team.

    • Posted February 9, 2012
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  • Seed of success

    Last week brought a bit of good news for Kaneland girls basketball.

    • Posted February 5, 2012
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  • Lady Knights roundball (14-8, 5-2) drops pair

    KANELAND—While Kaneland girls basketball has reached regular season heights not seen in quite some time, sometimes plateaus are hit.

    • Posted February 2, 2012
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  • It pays to pin: Kaneland grapplers edge Batavia

    KANELAND—A roller coaster of emotions set upon the Kaneland wrestling mat at the end of Friday evening’s clash between the Knights and Batavia.

    • Posted February 2, 2012
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  • Boys conquer home floors of Rochelle, Geneseo

    KANELAND—Last year’s Northern Illinois Big XII Conference East division champions are playing at quite the competitive level.

    • Posted February 2, 2012
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  • Ottawa stops Kaneland on lanes

    KANELAND—Not even snow and hazardous travel conditions from a week prior could delay the end result of Thursday’s Kaneland-Ottawa bowling matchup.

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • 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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