All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Eddington Invite sees girls place 14th

    ELBURN—Armed with six seniors in its arsenal at the Eddington Invite, the Kaneland High School girls cross country roster braved 16 other teams and finished 14th out of 17 varsity teams.

    • Posted September 23, 2010
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  • VB drops 2 NIB-12 contests to DeKalb, Sycamore

    KANELAND—When it comes to Northern Illinois Big XII play, the Lady Knights volleyball club plays against its share of tough competition.

    • Posted September 23, 2010
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  • Three-and-OH!

    Knights run over crossover foe Dixon, 55-6 by Mike Slodki MAPLE PARK—Looks like Kaneland Knights football is putting the rest of its schedule on notice. The visiting Dixon Dukes certainly noticed.

    • Posted September 16, 2010
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  • VB nabs 3 wins, starts NIB-12 conference play

    KANELAND—Lady Knights volleyball began the week with a satisfactory performance in Bartlett, and ended with its first-ever Northern Illinois Big XII win.

    • Posted September 16, 2010
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  • KHS tennis has unbeaten week

    KANELAND—If tennis fans were wondering how the current talent on the roster would come together and produce on the courts, it’s been good so far.

    • Posted September 16, 2010
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  • Holm, juniors spur Kaneland boys XC

    PEORIA—Whatever the fortunes of the Kaneland High School boys cross country team this season, the Knights have a gelling core that will give those fortunes a fighting chance.

    • Posted September 16, 2010
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  • Golf takes care of H-BR, Yorkville, Sycamore

    KANELAND—Don’t look now, but the Kaneland golf roster (4-2, 2-0 NIB-12) could be stacking some wins together, thanks to stacking productive shots.

    • Posted September 16, 2010
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  • KHS soccer holds off IMSA, suffers two L’s

    KANELAND—When it comes to soccer, the match often comes down to a strong finish.

    • Posted September 16, 2010
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  • Knights’ high gear offense shines at Huntley, 40-12

    HUNTLEY—That wasn’t powerful wind gusts fans felt on Friday at Huntley High School.

    • Posted September 9, 2010
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  • Lady Knights volleyball plows through H-BR, Geneseo

    KANELAND—The Lady Knights improved to 4-4 in the early outset of the season after a 25-13, 25-10 sweep of the host Lady Royals of Hinckley-Big Rock on Thursday, followed by an Northern Illinois Big XII crossover with...

    • Posted September 9, 2010
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  • KHS girls XC has productive week

    KANELAND—Through two meets this week, the only thing able to stop the Lady Knights cross-country crew is sickness.

    • Posted September 9, 2010
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  • Boys Cross Country outpaces rivals

    ELBURN—On Tuesday, the Knights cross-country team built a nice block toward eventual success this season. They built it on the strength of their feet.

    • Posted September 9, 2010
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  • Knight golfers fall at Sterling in NIB-12 action

    STERLING—In a Northern Illinois Big XII crossover matchup, Kaneland golf was passed over.

    • Posted September 9, 2010
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  • Tennis serves defeat to two foes

    KANELAND—Not a bad week for Lady Knights tennis. A better than average week has KHS at 3-3 in dual meet competition.

    • Posted September 9, 2010
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  • Knights fall to 2-2 on pitch

    KANELAND—While the Kaneland High School soccer roster would rather leave the loss from Saturday against the DeKalb Barbs behind, they can take something with them—the fact that Kaneland will meet DeKalb later on and try to even...

    • Posted September 9, 2010
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  • Fun Fest: Romp brings affordable fun, fitness

    Maple Park—As summer makes its way into fall, what better way to get there than running or walking?

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Fun Fest brings no shortage of entertainment

    Maple Park—“Anytime someone hears ‘town festival,’ they are looking for live music on some level and a good time,” Brian Stover of the Maple Park Fun Fest committee said.

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Advantage—Kaneland

    Kaneland holds off host Rockets in opener, 37-22 by Mike Slodki BURLINGTON—When it comes to season openers, Kaneland can’t think of a better way to begin the football season.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Tennis overcomes early struggles

    KANELAND—A busy week for Lady Knights tennis had key players show progress.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Boys XC takes care of area foes

    ELBURN—Tuesday’s opening meet for the Kaneland boys cross-country roster seemed to serve two purposes.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Kaneland volleyball digs to 2-4 beginning

    KANELAND—If the Wheaton North Volleyball Classic would serve as an accurate barometer for how the Lady Knights volleyball team is doing, it looks like there’s progress, with more progress needing to be made for a successful campaign.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Lady Knights XC runs to 1st place

    ELBURN—It was anything but lonely at the top for Kaneland High school girls cross country.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Golf gets opening shots at Geneva, Limestone

    KANELAND—Out of the gate, it’s a decent start for Kaneland High School golf after two meets. Meanwhile, senior cornerstone Hayley Guyton is leading the Knights pack with a more than decent start.

    • Posted August 26, 2010
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  • Knights get 4-0 kick in opening win over Marengo

    MARENGO—It was a tale of two halves for Kaneland High School soccer in its opening match. At the home of the Marengo Indians, the ending couldn’t have been written any better by a famous British author.

    • Posted August 26, 2010
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  • Grid-Iron Men, too: KHS begins life as NIB-12 school

    KANELAND—With a core of three-year starters and the beginning of a new conference, Kaneland High School football looks to be poised for big things in 2010.

    • Posted August 19, 2010
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  • Parillo high on soccer prospects for 2010

    KANELAND—While Kaneland soccer fell to a highly talented Antioch team in the 2009 Class 2A regionals, the Knights' road to progress didn't end there.

    • Posted August 19, 2010
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  • Boys XC wish to re-run great ending

    KANELAND—How does a team that finished fifth in the Class 2A boys cross country race a year ago repeat the appealing end? With the same preparation and attack, and new personnel to replace the graduates.

    • Posted August 19, 2010
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  • Healthy lineup key for Lady Knight runners

    KANELAND—With a roster that returns several that missed State a year ago, motivation is available aplenty for Lady Knights cross-country in 2010.

    • Posted August 19, 2010
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  • Young tennis group vying for spots

    KANELAND—While eight seniors are gone from last year’s Kaneland tennis crew, the three varsity returnees all bring a game that’s been battle tested.

    • Posted August 19, 2010
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  • Volleyball looks for spike in good fortune

    KANELAND—Sixth-year Lady Knights volleyball coach Todd Weimer is counting on his girls tasting victory plenty in 2010, despite the sour end to the 2009 campaign.

    • Posted August 19, 2010
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  • Golf’s fab ‘fore’

    Guyton, Douglas, Krueger, Schuberg head up 2010 team KANELAND—If anything, KHS golf returns in 2010 with some experience at State.

    • Posted August 19, 2010
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  • Track Roundtable: Baron & Valle reflect

    Editor’s note—To further commemorate the noteworthy accomplishments of the recently completed track season, in which Kaneland’s team finished second in the state, the Elburn Herald is pairing a Knights track personality with a storied history, and a...

    • Posted August 13, 2010
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