All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Talent, effort goes the distance for Knights

    KANELAND—It was a high ceiling for Kaneland High School boys track in 2010, and by the end of the season in Charleston, Ill., it turned into a celebration.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • KHS boys earn second in inaugural NIB-12 indoor tussle

    STERLING—At Westwood Track in Sterling, Ill., it was prime time to see how Kaneland boys track measured up against the rest of the Northern Illinois Big XII slate. As it turns out, when it comes to indoor...

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Softball hopes ‘young guns’ are consistent

    KANELAND—Looks like the younger core of softball players will get a chance to get some more playing time in 2011.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Lady Knights soccer splits first kicks

    KANELAND—Looking to capitalize on strong finishes in consecutive seasons, the Lady Knights soccer crew began with a new look and an unfortunate opening result.

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • New-look Lady Knights try to start 2011 on right foot

    KANELAND—It was a season to remember, and an ending to forget. Kaneland would love to have the regional championship loss to Rosary High School back. The season which ended at 15-3-5 under soccer coach Scott Parillo and a...

    • Posted March 24, 2011
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  • Negative charge: ACC ousts Kaneland boys

    SYCAMORE—Turns out, the 26th contest of the year for Knights boys hoops for 2010-11 was its last. A season that had area faithful wondering how second-year coach Brian Johnson's roster could adjust with losses like Dave Dudzinski and...

    • Posted March 10, 2011
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  • KHS Knights win lucky 7th in a row

    YORKVILLE—Judging from the score by quarters, you could argue Yorkville outplayed the Knights boys basketball squad on Friday night.

    • Posted February 24, 2011
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  • State-qualifier Boyle takes fourth at elite meet

    KANELAND—Senior Jimmy Boyle, who has been no slouch on the football field for Kaneland High School, now has something to remember his time as a wrestler by.

    • Posted February 24, 2011
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  • Boyle breaks out at wrestling Sectional

    KANELAND—It's familiar territory for Knights heavyweight Jimmy Boyle. Familiar but exceptional territory for the senior, who now goes to the IHSA Class 2A State tournament at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill., this weekend.

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • Andrews, Callaghan and Serpa partake in busy signing month

    KANELAND—How good was the Class of 2011 group that kept finding the endzone for Kaneland football? Ask three very lucky institutions of higher learning.

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • Girls basketball ride stopped by group of Warriors

    KANELAND—The Lady Knights saw their regular season end on Thursday in Rochelle by a final of 61-52, and then with a 30-27 loss on Monday at St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Ill., saw their playoff quest...

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • Boys hoops engineer regular season sweep of Barbs, defeat Streator

    KANELAND—When you hold an opponent to a grand total of zero points in a quarter, you know you’re doing something right.

    • Posted February 17, 2011
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  • KHS wrestlers execute winning combination, take 2nd place at regional

    SYCAMORE—When KHS wrestling coach Monty Jahns mentioned that his team had an eye on the postseason and may be better equipped for tournament settings, he wasn't kidding.

    • Posted February 10, 2011
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  • Rivalry Saturday tips to Kaneland boys

    KANELAND—For the Knights, good things have come in fours lately. The Kaneland boys improved to 13-8 (5-2 Northern Illinois Big XII) with a 48-38 win over the visiting Sycamore Spartans on Friday in Maple Park.

    • Posted February 10, 2011
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  • Strang to keep running at St. Joseph’s

    KANELAND—Those that compete in college cross-country and track compete at a higher level. That being the case, Kaneland High School senior Andie Strang has been doing that since 2007.

    • Posted February 10, 2011
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  • KHS bowlers see season end in Roselle

    ROSELLE—When DeKalb and Lake Park are in your bowling sectional, it could make for a long morning.

    • Posted February 10, 2011
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  • Lady Knights finishing regular season strong

    KANELAND—Monday featured a textbook case of learning from your mistakes. After dropping a home matchup with Yorkville back on Jan. 7, the Lady Knights hoops unit traveled along Game Farm Road and secured a hard-fought 45-39 victory.

    • Posted February 10, 2011
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  • KHS says never say die against Rochelle, beats Geneseo

    KANELAND—After the hysterics of Friday night, it was conceivable the Knights would have a letdown.

    • Posted February 3, 2011
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  • Wrestling defeated by Marmion Academy

    KANELAND—When you have evenings like Thursday against Marmion Academy, you have to look for bright spots.

    • Posted February 3, 2011
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  • Bowling’s regular-season end features wins over Geneva, IMSA

    KANELAND—With the 2010-11 regular season in a true homestretch, the only way to begin a busy week of competition for Kaneland bowling turned out to be the most ideal.

    • Posted February 3, 2011
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  • Lady Knights blown over by Leafs, get regional draw

    KANELAND—It’s over and done with, but Kaneland girls basketball would have loved to end its home schedule with a win on Saturday afternoon.

    • Posted February 3, 2011
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  • Girls hoops double (OT) trouble for SYC in 47-39 win

    KANELAND—If you are going to play some extra basketball, you might as well get a win out of the deal. Such was the case on Friday night in Maple Park.

    • Posted January 27, 2011
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  • Kaneland wrestling earns fourth at NIB-12 showcase

    ROCHELLE—Like KHS coach Monty Jahns said a week ago, Kaneland wrestling might just be a better tournament team than a dual team at this point.

    • Posted January 27, 2011
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  • Where the Redbird golfs: Guyton to ISU in fall

    KANELAND—Lady Knights senior Hayley Guyton is set to move from trying to best Barbs and Foxes to getting the upper hand on Bears and Braves.

    • Posted January 20, 2011
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  • Davidson, Boyle key in KHS winning own Flott Invite

    KANELAND—While the Knights sit with a dual record they’d no doubt like to improve, gatherings like the annual Margaret Flott Memorial Tournament hosted by KHS do a nice job of getting headed in the right direction.

    • Posted January 20, 2011
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  • Lady Knights split decisions

    KANELAND—Streator girls basketball must have felt like Saturday’s game with Kaneland was more of a trampling than a crossover.

    • Posted January 20, 2011
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  • Boys hoops now 9-8 on year

    KANELAND—Kaneland is finding that a tour through the Northern Illinois Big 12 might not be as filled with good fortune as the Knights would like.

    • Posted January 20, 2011
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  • Bowling drops two NIB-12 meetings

    Kaneland—Kaneland bowling, despite a 1-11 dual record, is still raring to go against any Northern Illinois Big XII opponent on its schedule.

    • Posted January 20, 2011
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  • Wrestling trumps Rochelle, sees action in Spartanland

    KANELAND—Kaneland wrestling earned an important Northern Illinois Big XII win and placed in the middle of the pack at the usual early-Jan. stop of the Sycamore Invite.

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Girls hoops sandwiches win between two losses

    KANELAND—Kaneland girls basketball will have to be satisfied with a lone win concerning this past week’s tilts with rivals.

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Lady Knight bowling falls to Huntley, Sycamore

    Kaneland bowling ran into tough luck against two familiar foes as it entered 2011. On Jan. 6, the Lady Knights dropped a 2,438-1,916 matchup with host Huntley High School, and fell to Sycamore on Thursday, 3,007-2,471, at Mardi...

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Nine-win Knights take BC, taken by 2 others

    KANELAND—Saturday looked a lot better than Friday for the Knights boys basketball roster. Coach Brian Johnson's crew took a 47-39 win against non-conference rival Burlington Central on Saturday, but fell to a physical Yorkville squad on Friday by...

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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