All posts by Mike Slodki

  • 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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  • 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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