All posts by Mike Slodki

  • 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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  • Lady Knights take 4th at Oswego East

    OSWEGO—It wasn’t the ideal end, but Kaneland girls hoops earned its best finish ever at the Oswego East Holiday Classic.

    • Posted January 6, 2011
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  • KHS boys split final 2 games in Plano

    KANELAND—It wasn't the same ending to the tournament, and wasn't even the ideal ending to the fifth-place game for Kaneland boys hoops.

    • Posted January 6, 2011
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  • Wrestling ends up sixth place at Flavin Invite

    DEKALB—With an 8-13 dual meet record through the first half of the year, Kaneland High School wrestling might not look like it's making strides.

    • Posted January 6, 2011
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  • Bowlers struck with loss to Lisle

    LISLE—Lisle, Ill. was the site for Kaneland High School bowling to begin the second half of the 2010-11 campaign.

    • Posted January 6, 2011
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  • KHS girls win first two at Oswego East

    OSWEGO—Throughout this 2010-11 season, Kaneland girls basketball has dropped hints that this was not the same team from last year.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Kaneland splits first 2 contests in Plano

    PLANO—All right, so the gift you receive this year won’t be as large as last year’s. If you’re Kaneland boys basketball, there is still ample time to end the holiday festivities on a strong note.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Grapplers take two in Wauconda, storm Flavin

    KANELAND—Instead of a face-full of candy and other winter goodies, Kaneland spent Thursday and this past Tuesday introducing opponents to a face-full of mat.

    • Posted December 30, 2010
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  • Knights use last-second heroics for win

    DEKALB—Kaneland boys basketball had a sense of the moment on Friday night in Barb-ville. It’s the last moment that counted the most. A basket by Chaon Denlinger just before the buzzer sounded took KHS to a 49-47 win over...

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Lady Knights drop meeting with Dixon

    KANELAND—A crossover contest with Dixon provided a frigid result as winter approached for Lady Knights girls basketball on Saturday night.

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Bowlers lose to L-P

    KANELAND—Lady Knights bowling might have to wait until this weekend for some holiday cheer. A meeting at Mardi Grad Lanes against the LaSalle-Peru lady Cavaliers resulted in a 2,958-2,314 loss, which dropped Kaneland to 1-6 on the season.

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Grapplers take on four squads tough week

    KANELAND—While Kaneland wrestling has nabbed some nice individual wins lately, the dual meet results that are desired are harder to come by.

    • Posted December 23, 2010
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  • Lady Knight (1-5) bowling takes first meet of year

    DEKALB—It has been tough goings for the Lady Knights through the first four meets, but KHS hopes its fortunes are going up. The reason to believe the altering luck was exhibited during Monday afternoon’s victory over non-conference rival...

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • DeKalb hands Kaneland grapplers Thursday loss

    KANELAND—It's unfortunate that the Kaneland wrestling squad ran into DeKalb on Thursday evening in Barb-ville, because lately DeKalb's been running over everyone. In a Northern Illinois Big XII matchup, DeKalb subdued Kaneland by a 39-27 score in a...

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • Knights block Spartans, Royals

    ANELAND—Going 5-for-7 in any sport has to be considered a good start. After a loss nine days ago to Glenbard South, it seems like Kaneland boys hoops has every intention of extending the good start as long as...

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • KHS girls hold off Sycamore, lose to Barbs

    KANELAND—Call it Rivalry Week. The Lady Knights unit from Kaneland took to the court against familiar opponents in a new Northern Illinois Big XII setting, and split their two contests.

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • Kaneland High School rises up with fall sports awards

    KANELAND—It was time to think warmer thoughts at Kaneland High School, as Friday had the release of the Kaneland High School Fall Sports Awards. The awards were announced at this late date due to the postseason success of...

    • Posted December 16, 2010
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  • Wrestling earns win over T.F South

    KANELAND—On the first weekend of the season with tangible snow on the ground, the Knight wrestlers made opponent T.F. South feel like an ill-equipped car—no traction.

    • Posted December 9, 2010
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  • KHS bowling run over by crossovers

    KANELAND—Kaneland is still patrolling the lanes for its first dual win in the early goings of 2010-11.

    • Posted December 9, 2010
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  • Howland’s run (and bike and swim)

    Kaneland’s Jen Howland, shown here at the ITU World Championship Final Gold Coast in Austrailia last year, has high aspirations for her racing future. Courtesy USA Triathlon

    • Posted December 2, 2010
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  • KHS ends strong at Strombom; begins 2-1

    KANELAND—Kaneland's boys basketball squad was running and gunning so often on Saturday afternoon in Sycamore, you'd swear they swore off Thanksgiving dinner entirely.

    • Posted December 2, 2010
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  • Kaneland bowlers lose to DeKalb in opener

    KANELAND—With many new faces, KHS bowling is still trying to gel, and still looking for an early win. In the season opener, Kaneland fell to DeKalb at Mardi Gras Lanes on Tuesday, 3,046-2,314.

    • Posted December 2, 2010
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  • Lady Knights (2-1) show grit in IMSA tourney

    AURORA—Slow starts might not be ideal if you’re with Lady Knights basketball, they’ll live with it if it leaves room for mid-game rallies and competent fourth quarters. Down 16-5 in the second quarter to host Aurora Christian on...

    • Posted November 24, 2010
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  • Better late than never

    Camiliere-to-Callaghan with :10 left sends Knights to semi VERNON HILLS—What is it about Kaneland football and Class 5A State quarterfinals? After Saturday afternoon, we know the Knights like playing games with a flair for the dramatic. But most importantly,...

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Winter sports preview: KHS ready to begin A.D. (after Dave) in 2010-11

    KANELAND—Not only do the Knights of Kaneland boys basketball want to deal with the ghosts of last year’s regional heartbreaker against the DeKalb Barbs, they also have to deal with the six-foot-10 gap in the middle of...

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Winter sports preview: Thomas leads bowling down Kaneland lane

    KANELAND—How do you try to build on a team that went 3-10 (1-6 Western Sun Conference) and had a large number of departures?

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Winter sports preview: Wrestlers look to increase 19-win total in 2010-11

    KANELAND—With a solid core coming back for coach Monty Jahns’ third season at the helm and a program that thrives on aggressiveness, opponents will have to take short relief in the fact that the Knights are still...

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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