All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Boys XC sees improvement, third place in NIB-12 action

    GENESEO, Ill.—Looking at how the Kaneland High School boys cross-country team performed at the Northern Illnois Big XII Conference meet a year ago, the improvement in the 12-team field is apparent.

    • Posted October 20, 2011
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  • Using your noodle for boys hoops

    The Kaneland boys’ basketball program hosts their third annual spaghetti dinner for the Kaneland community on Monday, Nov. 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

    • Posted October 20, 2011
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  • Volleyball sweeps rival Sycamore

    KANELAND—It had been rough going the past week and a half for KHS volleyball. Six matches failed to go Kaneland’s way, albeit with a strong slate of opponents.

    • Posted October 20, 2011
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  • Knights knock Foxes

    Buschbacher sees plenty of end-zone in 45-7 win over YHS KANELAND—One would have to wonder how the Knights gridiron collection would respond, a week after an emotionally satisfying comeback win at DeKalb, and it being the last regular...

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • NIB-12 crown makes smashing time for KHS

    Napiorkowski, Jurcenko,Emmanouil take top honors ROCHELLE, Ill.—What better way to approach postseason play than a great showing at conference?

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • Soccer stopped by two schools before NIB-12 win

    KANELAND—Kaneland soccer had five matches in nine days, and while the action was close in the second half, the Knights saw chances go the other way this last week.

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • Knight boys XC takes to Sterling, Byron

    KANELAND—At Byron, Kaneland’s 31 points was tops for the meet, above Byron’s 62. Richmond-Burton’s 68-point total was good for third.

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • Lady Knights in midst of six-match skid

    KANELAND—For awhile, the Lady Knights volleyball contingent was stacking wins. Photo by Madeline Cole

    • Posted October 13, 2011
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  • Tennis’ trajectory still skyward

    KANELAND—This has been an impressive season for KHS tennis by any stretch of the imagination. The 13-2 dual record has been made more impressive by the Lady Knights powering through the sometimes inclement weather, which has infringed on...

    • Posted October 6, 2011
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  • Yonkovich shoots to Sectional for KHS golf

    Despite a sixth-place finish in the IHSA Class 2A Regional at the Highlands of Elgin golf course, the Knights’ sophomore talent Matt Yonkovich emerged as an advancing individual and heads to the sectional hosted by Wheaton Academy...

    • Posted October 6, 2011
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  • Comeback city

    Knights overcome 17-point second-half deficit in Barb-land DEKALB, Ill.—DeKalb Barbs football, as exhibited by the first playoff run since 1989 a season ago, is much improved.

    • Posted October 6, 2011
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  • Lady Knights get dig on Dixon

    KANELAND—Lady Knights volleyball continues to go on a tear after solid wins against crossover foe Dixon on Thursday.

    • Posted October 6, 2011
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  • Knights take Freeport race

    KANELAND—With four of the top seven slots all taken by Kaneland, it was a successful outing over the Pretzels on Saturday morning.

    • Posted October 6, 2011
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  • All cylinders firing

    Regular season win streak at 15 with 35-14 win over Hubs KANELAND—Knights football was the recipient of heavy contributions from sophomore quarterback Drew David, saw steady ground gains from Jesse Balluff, and was helped out through the air...

    • Posted September 29, 2011
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  • Soccer dishes shutouts to Yorkville and Sycamore

    KANELAND—Once again, the Kaneland High School soccer roster found a way to acquaint itself with the back of the opposing net on Thursday.

    • Posted September 29, 2011
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  • Lady Knights tennis snags first at Rochelle Invite

    KANELAND—In a lighter week for Kaneland High School tennis, the Lady Knights’ action still carried quite a bit of weight.

    • Posted September 29, 2011
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  • KHS golf earns win over rival DeKalb in conference action

    KANELAND—Consistency and depth are two intangibles that KHS coach Mark Meyer preaches and touts for his Knights golf outfit.

    • Posted September 29, 2011
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  • Lady Knights v-ball continues to roll in conference play

    KANELAND—Lady Knights volleyball continued to have the edge over familiar opponents, including Rochelle on Thursday.

    • Posted September 29, 2011
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  • Johnson, Carter show improving times at ACC

    AURORA—Oakhurst Park in Aurora was the site of a new challenge for the Kaneland boys cross country squad, and the Knights met it in a tough field.

    • Posted September 29, 2011
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  • PR’s abound for girls XC at Rock River Run in Sterling

    STERLING—Kaneland’s girls cross country team might bypass the opportunity to coin their performance on Saturday as Sterling.

    • Posted September 29, 2011
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  • KHS football unloads offense on Cavs

    4-0 Knights see everyone get in on the act in 56-14 win LASALLE, Ill.—The phrase “It was that kind of night,” could carry good or bad connonations.

    • Posted September 22, 2011
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  • PR’s galore for Lady Knight runners at Eddington Invite

    ELBURN—Even with some assets sick and injured, Kaneland girls cross country still saw noteworthy efforts at its own showcase.

    • Posted September 22, 2011
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  • Impressive totals for boys XC at Eddington Invite

    ELBURN—If you can’t show your talent on the home stage at Elburn Woods, when can you show it?

    • Posted September 22, 2011
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  • Volleyball drops battle with Lady Barbs in NIB-12 action

    KANELAND—Lady Knights volleyball may have dropped its very first meeting at the brand new DeKalb High School to the hosts, but if there’s a silver lining, they’ll meet again Oct. 11.

    • Posted September 22, 2011
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  • Golfers solve Morris after Streator setback

    ELBURN—Kaneland High School golf continues to get exceptional efforts from a nicely gelling roster, despite suffering two of three losses.

    • Posted September 22, 2011
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  • Kaneland’s 11: Tennis stacking wins

    KANELAND—Close counts in tennis. While the Lady Knights barely edged their opponents, every point mattered and the Kaneland crew now rides a six-match win streak.

    • Posted September 22, 2011
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  • Kaneland Knights drill Dixon, 59-14

    Kaneland improves to 3-0 with offensive explosion DIXON—At his most popular, the 40th President of the United States put forth a picture of optimism.

    • Posted September 15, 2011
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  • Girls XC sees high end work at Wauconda

    WAUCONDA—If this is what a team effort looks like, the opponents in the way of Kaneland girls cross country best beware.

    • Posted September 15, 2011
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  • KHS Boys XC invades Peoria

    PEORIA—While the total team standings didn’t lean the Knights’ way in the latest edition of the Peoria Woodruff Invite on Saturday, signs emerged that were encouraging for depth in boys’ cross country.

    • Posted September 15, 2011
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  • Knights golf on a tear

    KANELAND—With their sixth dual win in a row, Kaneland High School golf is making opponents feel as if they’ve been clubbed.

    • Posted September 15, 2011
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  • Tennis now 7-2 after streak

    KANELAND—Was the loss of a week ago to IMSA a blessing in disguise for Kaneland High School tennis?

    • Posted September 15, 2011
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  • Soccer handles IMSA, drops NIB-12 opener at DeKalb

    KANELAND—The first trip to the new DeKalb High School grounds off of Dresser Road in DeKalb was not a welcome one for Kaneland soccer. A goal with 28 minutes, 29 seconds remaining sent KHS on its way to...

    • Posted September 15, 2011
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