All posts by Mike Slodki

  • 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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  • Lady Knights take IC crown, drop to EA

    KANELAND—If you asked Kaneland girls basketball its favorite activity during this opening juncture of the season, it might just offer an answer of collecting hardware.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Postseason honors kick in for soccer

    Four Knights named to elite squad after regional final run KANELAND—Kaneland High School soccer saw more benefits roll in even after this last season.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Buschbacher tops in NIB-12 with offensive MVP honors

    KANELAND—Honors for Kaneland Knights football are now coming as frequently as a monster gain on a Friday night in Maple Park.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Bowling falls to DeKalb in opener

    DeKALB—In the confines of Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb, the Lady Knights (0-3) probably felt like it was unfriendly surroundings in a loss to fellow tenant DeKalb on Nov. 22.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • NIB-12 volleyball accented with Siebert MVP tag

    KANELAND—It was a productive year for Kaneland volleyball, much like last year.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Wrestlers see some success in Saturday meet

    KANELAND—The season opener featured a 45-34 loss to Wheaton-Warrenville South, a 34-28 win over the Pretzels of Freeport, and a 42-36 loss to Burlington Central.

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Semifinal sting: Montini edges KHS, 35-31

    KANELAND—Sequels can be more entertaining and gripping than the original, but for Kaneland football and its fans, the ending to this particular drama was still hard to take.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Knight boys hoops hope to repeat NIB-12 glory

    “Kids know what the expectations are,” says Johnson KANELAND—In KHS coach Brian Johnson’s first year, he had the pleasure of Dave Dudzinski in the post.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Bowling welcomes influx of new blood

    KANELAND—While the Lady Knights will miss record book-rewriter Holly Thomas, and the team finished with a dual mark of 3-12, there are reasons to be optimistic.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Exceptional start for Kaneland girls hoops

    ELMHURST, Ill.—For the second year in a row, the Kaneland Lady Knights basketball outfit visited the Immaculate Conception Tournament for Thanksgiving week.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Depth, knowledge of system charges girls basketball in ‘11-’12

    KANELAND—Sixth-year coach Ernie Colombe has the table set for success when it comes to KHS girls basketball.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Leadership key for KHS wrestling roster

    KANELAND—It’s no small task; to ask a group of grapplers to perform after losing graduates like State-goers Jimmy Boyle and Kyle Davidson of a year ago.

    • Posted November 23, 2011
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  • Road warriors: Knights (12-0) take 20-14 quarterfinal at Hubs’ home

    Montini Catholic provides second straight semi challenge ROCHELLE—Kaneland football has dealt with Northern Illinois Big XII rival Rochelle quite successfully in recent years.

    • Posted November 17, 2011
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  • Just barely

    Late TD waved off, 11-0 Knights beat St. Francis, 31-28 KANELAND—There exists a song by Ringo Starr entitled “It Don’t Come Easy.” While Starr was part of a group that forever changed the face of music, the Liverpool lad...

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • 8th in Class 2A for Lady Knights XC

    KANELAND—With six of seven athletes reaching a personal best mark, the Lady Knights unit accumulated a score of 225 at the State race at Detweiler Park in Peoria, Ill., on Saturday, good for eighth place of all...

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Top-15 finish at State for KHS boys

    PEORIA—Kaneland's boys cross country lineup went after the finish line all season long, with the burden of sizable turnover from last year.

    • Posted November 10, 2011
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  • Knights emerge with 51-45 victory in round one

    KHS has date with St. Francis Spartans in second round KANELAND—On the surface, it wouldn’t seem like a Class 5A No. 16 seed like the Belvidere Bucs would make any kind of a splash in the first-round matchup...

    • Posted November 3, 2011
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  • Peoria next stop for Lady Knights cross-country

    BELVIDERE, Ill.—All KHS coach Doug Ecker could have hoped for was a consistent and smart race by his girls cross country team.

    • Posted November 3, 2011
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  • ‘One solid group’ gets to a better State

    Fourth-place means 15th trip to State in 25 years KANELAND—In a loaded Class 2A sectional hosted by Belvidere High School, Knight boys cross country had quite the challenge ahead of it and quite the trail to conquer.

    • Posted November 3, 2011
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  • Conference chase complete

    Early lead holds up for NIB-12 East champs in 31-28 win in Morris MORRIS—All that stood between a second consecutive Northern Illinois Big XII East division championship for undefeated Kaneland was fellow undefeated juggernaut Morris.

    • Posted October 27, 2011
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  • Kaneland’s State-going tennis duo ends 2011 campaign

    KANELAND—It matters little that a team like Amelia Napiorkowski and Madi Jurcenko were ousted after one match at this past weekend’s State tennis gathering in District 214 territory.

    • Posted October 27, 2011
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