All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Winter sports preview: Girls hoops rely on improved bunch

    KANELAND—You wouldn't know this was a team that went 5-23 a year ago.

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Kaneland volleyball ousted in regionals

    KANELAND—It was a productive season for Kaneland volleyball that saw KHS coach Todd Weimer’s crew overcome obstacles and stack a nice number of wins.

    • Posted November 4, 2010
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  • Holm representing KHS boys at State

    BELVIDERE—According to KHS coach Chad Clarey, Knight runner Trevor Holm ran his race strategy to perfection.

    • Posted November 4, 2010
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  • Perfect 10

    Knights get all they need in first half of 42-0 win KANELAND—Before the beginning of the fourth quarter on Friday night, Knights Taylor Andrews and Nick Michels ran from the sidelines to the field in a sprint.

    • Posted November 4, 2010
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  • Howland first girls XC State rep in three years

    BELVIDERE—Kaneland girls cross country may not have a large presence in Peoria this coming weekend, but it will be significant.

    • Posted November 4, 2010
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  • Seeing Redskin

    Football cinches first unblemished regular season since 1998 KANELAND—After Friday’s 47-7 win by Kaneland over Morris, the Redskins were probably glad the two teams met only once this season.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • Workin’ overtime: Kaneland soccer earns regional title, falls to Sterling in sectional

    KANELAND—It was one heck of a late-season run that the Knights’ soccer roster went on, and it will be nice to reflect on in time.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • Lady Knights look toward sectional run

    MALTA—How can fortunes still be promising with the girls cross-country season in its last throes? When you run for the Lady Knights.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • V-ball enters regionals with 19 wins

    KANELAND—Lady Knights volleyball continued their recent roll on Thursday at the home of the Lady Foxes by a final of 25-23, 25-21.

    • Posted October 28, 2010
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  • Guyton secures eighth at Girls Golf State gathering

    FORSYTH, Ill.—Hayley Guyton will always be remembered at Kaneland High School for what she pulled off on the golf course.

    • Posted October 21, 2010
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  • Knights win clash with Spartans

    Kaneland improves to 8-0 with 30-13 win over rival KANELAND—It was the biggest regular season game in quite some time for Kaneland. Facing a fellow undefeated squad in the visiting Sycamore Spartans, the Knights used offensive drives to the...

    • Posted October 21, 2010
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  • Tennis duo places fourth at sectional, head to State

    KANELAND—For the way things ended up at IHSA tennis Sectionals at St. Charles East on Saturday, all you had to do was look at Lindsay Jurcenko and Amelia Napiorkowski.

    • Posted October 21, 2010
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  • Boys XC finishes seventh at NIB-12

    ELBURN—In a tough group of teams, Kaneland had several standouts at the first-ever gathering of the Northern Illinois Big XII conference.

    • Posted October 21, 2010
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  • Lady Knights volleyball sweeps foe Sycamore

    KANELAND—Lady Knights volleyball has a funny relationship with the inevitable. As in, they've done a good job of spoiling it lately.

    • Posted October 21, 2010
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  • Soccer stages ninth win

    KANELAND—Kaneland wasn’t the opponent you can overlook when it comes to playing Sycamore in 2010. Kaneland had the Spartans’ number on Thursday, scoring two second-half goals to win 2-1.

    • Posted October 21, 2010
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  • Howland earns all NIB-12 honor at conference

    ELBURN—For the majority of the 2010 season, Kaneland girls cross-country has struggled to post a full lineup.

    • Posted October 21, 2010
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  • KHS makes itself at home in 34-13 win at Yorkville

    by Mike Slodki YORKVILLE—Friday night at Campbell Field in Yorkville featured four quarters of Fox hunting. For Kaneland, the instrument of choice was a scalpel.

    • Posted October 14, 2010
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  • Lady Knights tennis serves up talent at NIB-12, eyes IHSA Sectionals

    ROCHELLE—There was no rest this past weekend for Kaneland tennis.

    • Posted October 14, 2010
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  • Four!

    Guyton gets last qualifying State spot after Sectional KANELAND—This is becoming old hat for Kaneland’s Hayley Guyton.

    • Posted October 14, 2010
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  • Knights soccer finds offense against NIB-12

    KANELAND—In the “world’s most popular sport,” goals can be quite hard to come by, no matter the level.

    • Posted October 14, 2010
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  • V-ball spikes Geneva for first time since 1991

    KANELAND—This past week saw Lady Knights volleyball take care of an NIB-12 opponent, participate in some Iowa action, and vanquish an old foe.

    • Posted October 14, 2010
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  • Knight boys hit Sterling Invite, finish in 14th

    STERLING—The annual Sterling Invitational usually provides tough competition for the visiting Kanenald boys cross country crew.

    • Posted October 14, 2010
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  • Girls run mid-pack in Sterling race

    STERLING—Could it be a perfect storm of sorts for the Lady Knights cross country team?

    • Posted October 14, 2010
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  • Barb-eque: Knights batter DeKalb, now 6-0

    KANELAND—Dealing with the hysterics of 2010 homecoming? Fine. Having to host a DeKalb team that just came off of a win at LaSalle-Peru and was at the .500 mark in week six under coach Marty Sanders? OK.

    • Posted October 7, 2010
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  • Golfers win NIB-12 East, finish third at Regionals

    KANELAND—Looks like KHS has a bunch of straight shooters.

    • Posted October 7, 2010
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  • Girls cross country take third in Freeport

    KANELAND—Looks like the Kaneland girls satisfied some pretzel cravings.

    • Posted October 7, 2010
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  • Kaneland digs up win at Dixon HS

    DIXON—Lady Knights volleyball won't be able to get enough of visiting its neighbors to the west.

    • Posted October 7, 2010
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  • Lady Knight racketeers 8-6-1

    KANELAND—Kaneland Lady Knights tennis is still holding its own at this season's late juncture.

    • Posted October 7, 2010
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  • Kaneland rolls over Rochelle, improves to 5-0

    ROCHELLE—For a myriad of reasons, Kaneland has had Rochelle’s number lately on the gridiron.

    • Posted September 30, 2010
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  • Soccer now 5-4-2

    KANELAND—Knight soccer found a good way to see how its skills were progressing.

    • Posted September 30, 2010
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  • Lady Knights tennis beats DeKalb

    KANELAND—With the tennis season essentially in its homestretch, this is not a Lady Knights team that is dragging across the finish line.

    • Posted September 30, 2010
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  • Girls XC nabs 5th at Rock River Run

    STERLING—While gradually working its way back to a full lineup, the lineup Kaneland girls cross country had at its disposal put together a nice Saturday.

    • Posted September 30, 2010
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