All posts by Mike Slodki

  • 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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  • New day for 5K at Elburn Days 2011

    New course layout just one of the changes to August staple ELBURN—It’s fitting that the new course for the 2011 version of the Elburn Days 5K Run and 1-mile Fun Run/Walk begins and ends at Lions Park.

    • Posted August 11, 2011
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  • Elburn’s international pastime

    Express gives Dubai team local flavor ELBURN—It’s funny how a game like baseball can bring towns together.

    • Posted August 4, 2011
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  • A July bump

    Todd Weimer of Kaneland High School volleyball oversees drills on Thursday during Team “K” Volleyball Camp at Harter Middle School in Sugar Grove.

    • Posted August 4, 2011
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  • Mike and Joe, 28 Days, Bonepony headline Corn Boil stage

    You braved inches upon inches of snow, and rivers of rain. But at last, the 2011 version of the Sugar Grove Corn Boil is here, and with the event, comes trademark tunes throughout the weekend.

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • June, July help KHS boys’ long-range game

    Knights’ Johnson reveals busy hoops-filled summer KANELAND—In coach Brian Johnson's case, school wasn't really out for summer after all. Summer league action for the Knights basketball league completed last week, and Johnson was glad to get some floor time...

    • Posted July 14, 2011
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  • KHS football schedule has one new wrinkle

    Knights football opens with 2 home games, faces Chicago’s Brooks KANELAND—With the Illinois High School Association’s official release of the 2011 football schedules, Kaneland High School now has an official idea of who it will clash with, en...

    • Posted July 7, 2011
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  • Heimerdinger looks back on State honor, Lady Knight soccer

    KANELAND—How did graduated senior Emily Heimerdinger take the news of an All-State honor? “Coach (Scott) Parillo told me in the classroom after keeping the news from me all day. I was crying, I was so happy," Heimerdinger said.

    • Posted July 3, 2011
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  • KHS girls basketball having fun all summer long

    KANELAND—Summer has been no time for play if you’re Kaneland High School girls basketball. Coach Ernie Colombe and crew have been keeping busy with shootouts in Genoa-Kingston, Sterling, Morris, Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and have one scheduled...

    • Posted June 30, 2011
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  • Area can help Illinois Hoops Hall of Fame launch

    ELBURN—Westminster Christian High School basketball coach Bruce Firchau is equipped with a brochure about the Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame Museum that reads, “For over a century, the game of basketball has played a significant role in...

    • Posted June 30, 2011
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  • High level of camp

    The 27th annual Waubonsee Community College baseball and softball hitting camp gave area boys and girls a chance to put what they’ve learned into action during the camp’s final day on Thursday.

    • Posted June 23, 2011
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  • Oh, Kaneland!

    KHS baseball wins 1st State championship with 11-3 win vs. Oak Forest JOLIET—In high school baseball postseason, only one team can follow through on its aim to run the table and win its last game.

    • Posted June 16, 2011
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