All posts by Mike Slodki

  • 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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  • Knights start long weekend with win over Huntley

    KANELAND—It seemed like every time Huntley came up with a big play in Maple Park on a humid Friday night, KHS was there to answer.

    • Posted September 8, 2011
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  • Lady Knights put the brooms to H-BR Royals, now 6-2 on court

    KANELAND—Lady Knights volleyball seems to be settling into a nice early rhythm eight matches into 2011. The recent good fortunes have made matters quite bumpy for KHS opponents.

    • Posted September 8, 2011
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  • KHS tennis edged in Tuesday match

    AURORA—On a sunny and cool afternoon in Aurora, the Lady Knights tennis crew saw their fortunes cool for a bit—a result of a 4-3 dual loss to Illinois Math and Science Academy.

    • Posted September 8, 2011
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  • Soccer survives shootout with Royals, now over .500

    KANELAND—For those that wish the game of soccer could use a couple more handfuls of scoring got their wish on Friday afternoon at Kaneland High School.

    • Posted September 8, 2011
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  • Kaneland girls XC runs roughshod over foes

    KANELAND—It might be too early to measure Kaneland girls cross country’s progress on the basis of Tuesday’s encounter with East Aurora and the JV squad from Yorkville, but the Lady Knights will take the good fortune where...

    • Posted September 8, 2011
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  • Knight golfers score big in wins over W. Aurora, YHS

    KANELAND—How are the KHS golfers supplantiing the loss of key people like Josh Schuberg and Hayley Guyton? Quite well, thank you.

    • Posted September 8, 2011
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  • Impressive: Knights football begins ‘11 with win

    KANELAND—In a usual school setting, a person described as a handful isn’t an ideal description. In Kaneland High School football’s case, the Knights couldn’t be happier.

    • Posted September 1, 2011
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  • KHS soccer blanks Crystal Lake C. enroute to 2nd at Jacobs

    ALGONQUIN, Ill.—Kaneland soccer’s first trip to the Jacobs Invite yielded a win, but a couple more would have been ideal.

    • Posted September 1, 2011
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  • Girls XC gets by two opponents

    KANELAND—A seasonable Tuesday yielded an ideal result for Lady Knights cross-country on Tuesday.

    • Posted September 1, 2011
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  • Volleyball rises to 5-2 after prolific week

    KANELAND—For Todd Weimer’s Kaneland Lady Knights volleyball crew, there weren’t better opportunities to view the roster’s progress than at the usual Wheaton North Tournament stop and a trip to Burlington Central.

    • Posted September 1, 2011
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  • Knights’ pack disposes of competition

    KANELAND—Kaneland boys cross-country might not miss a step for a long while.

    • Posted September 1, 2011
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  • Familiar faces and new blood buoy tennis

    1st at Plainfield N. invite, wins over GN., Marengo highlight week by Mike Slodkiof tennis players is they “get after it,” in so many words.

    • Posted September 1, 2011
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  • Golf drops opener, sees progress at invites

    Experience-infused lineup sees action at Geneva, Limestone KANELAND—While golfers often prefer to face other competition after several weeks of practicing against each other, the Kaneland Knights were hoping for a more ideal result.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Kaneland soccer edges rival Marengo in opener

    KANELAND—While Tuesday’s weather started off less than ideal, the end landscape of the evening was more suitable. Just the way Kaneland soccer preferred it.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Volleyball beats NIB-12 crossover foe

    Fabrizius, Dudzinski, Banbury key in KO of Geneseo KANELAND—Volleyball began 2011-12 in grand fashion.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Battle of the Bands highlight 2011 Elburn Days

    You may think that the only musical entertainment takes place on the Main Stage at Elburn Days this year.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • Community stage brings plenty of variety

    It’s said variety is the spice of life. If that’s the case, it should be plenty spicy when it comes to the Elburn Days Community Stage for the 82nd annual Elburn Days event.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • the Knights ahead: Kaneland looks to reach similar heights from a year ago

    Photo: Knights football works on getting back to the playoff promised land at the high school. A year ago the Knights had their best season since 1998. Photo by Ben Draper KANELAND—Kaneland Knights football achieved such great heights...

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • NIB-12 for Kaneland golf’s taking

    KANELAND—How does a golf squad repeat good fortune of a year ago, despite the loss of two intregral pieces? KHS coach Mark Meyer, in his sixth season, has some ideas.

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • Soccer wishes to carry momentum from ‘10 season’s end

    KANELAND—While an 11-11-2 record from a year ago might not seem super impressive, the way Kaneland boys soccer went about arriving to that final mark was noteworthy.

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • Tennis wants to recapture last season

    KANELAND—For the first time, Kaneland comes off a season a year ago in which it had a state presence. Kaneland also finished 8-6-1 in dual tussles, and finished second in the Northern Illinois Big XII East division.

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • Volleyball plans to build on 2010 with returning core

    KANELAND—Could this be a lucky seventh for KHS volleyball coach Todd Weimer? After a 2010 season that featured a record of 19-14, wins over Geneva (first time since 1991) and Sycamore (road win for the first time since...

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • Girls XC looks to better health for success

    KANELAND—It's been ideal running weather in mid-August. Good enough for KHS coach Doug Ecker and the Lady Knights cross-country team to take advantage of.

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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  • Boys XC curbing loss of 3 key parts

    On a mid-August day with creeping humidity, the Knights boys cross-country pack attacks practice in a business-like manner—like it’s part of the day’s task.

    • Posted August 18, 2011
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