All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Hughes is 2010 SG Citizen of the Year

    SUGAR GROVE—What should any candidate for Sugar Grove’s Citizen of the Year award embody? “Someone who loves Sugar Grove,” Sugar Grove Library Friends President and former Citizen of the Year Pat Graceffa said.

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • Volley follies

    Prospective volleyball athletes participate in the “Circle the Wagons” drill at Kaneland Harter Middle School in Sugar Grove on Tuesday as part of a Kaneland volleyball camp for 7th and 8th graders.

    • Posted July 29, 2010
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  • Track Roundtable: Claypool talks with Markuson

    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 from years past, and an athlete who...

    • Posted July 22, 2010
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  • Softball camp

    Taylor Krawcyzk rounds the bases at the Kaneland High School Softball camp last Thursday. Coach Brian Willis said it was the first year they have had the camp.

    • Posted July 22, 2010
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  • Sweatt dealt to Maple Leafs in Versteeg trade

    For those hoping that one day they would see Elburn-bred Bill Sweatt putting on the Indian head sweater of the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks, commence disappointment. However, there now exists an opportunity for the Colorado College graduate to...

    • Posted July 8, 2010
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  • No rest for Lady Knights hoops

    KANELAND—With a tough exit for the Lady Knights basketball squad nearly five months ago, Kaneland isn’t worrying about what might have been.

    • Posted July 1, 2010
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  • Batter up

    The Pythons’ Patrick Milton takes his swings during Saturday morning’s Instructional League Championship against the Shamrocks at the Elburn Community Center fields.

    • Posted July 1, 2010
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  • Watson enjoys HOF honor, volleyball action

    ELBURN—How does Maple Park’s Don Watson reflect on Hall of Fame accolades? Not by taking a step back.

    • Posted June 17, 2010
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  • Crossroads approaching for Elburn Baseball & Softball

    ELBURN—If area residents wish to be informed and involved with Elburn Baseball and Softball, there is no better time than now. That’s because later might not be an option.

    • Posted June 10, 2010
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  • Knights boys track makes mark on Charleston

    Followers of KHS track maybe have seen a boys track roster for the ages in 2010. Actually, judging by the second-place team finish at Friday and Saturday’s Class 2A Boys Track State Finals at Eastern Illinois University, there’s...

    • Posted June 3, 2010
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  • Softball finished by Sycamore

    SYCAMORE—Maybe the scales were tipping to Sycamore all long. After slaughtering the Lady Spartans in their first meeting, Kaneland Lady Knights softball dealt with 16 innings of action in a tight 2-1 win three weeks ago. It all...

    • Posted June 3, 2010
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  • KHS falls to Hampshire in season-ender

    KANELAND—In Monday’s regional opener play-in game against fifth-seeded Hampshire, the fourth-seeded Knights were bombarded by opposing offense and failed fundamentals.

    • Posted May 27, 2010
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  • Boys track takes Sterling Sectional; 11 events to State

    STERLING—Kaneland boys track isn't just getting hot at the right time, it's smokin'.

    • Posted May 27, 2010
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  • Andrews, Markuson, Sinon finish WSC boys track action with flourish

    GENEVA—Kaneland boys track ended its Western Sun Conference tenure on a nice note this past Friday in Geneva.

    • Posted May 20, 2010
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  • Lady Knights softball spends 16 innings in 2-1 win over Sycamore

    KANELAND—Kaneland softball got more than it bargained for this past week.

    • Posted May 20, 2010
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  • Soccer takes regional opener with 2-0 knockout

    AURORA—Better the second half than not at all. A scoreless first half for Kaneland soccer in the semifinal of the Class 2A Rosary Regional had the 15-2-5 Lady Knights flummoxed against the fourth-seeded Aurora Central Catholic Lady Chargers.

    • Posted May 20, 2010
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  • Feeder hoops programs sticking with what works

    KANELAND—For area basketball of any age to have a chance at success, you need not only players, but organization.

    • Posted May 16, 2010
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  • Boys Track nabs 2nd at Kane County Invite

    KANELAND—It was cold and windy, but Knights boys track managed to leave all but one team in its collective dust on Friday.

    • Posted May 13, 2010
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  • Softball takes advantages of curveballs, longballs

    KANELAND—Lady Knights softball is 14-7, and bringing the offense.

    • Posted May 13, 2010
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  • Lady Knights compete at Kane Co. prep for WSC

    KANELAND—With the final regular season meet on the horizon, Kaneland Lady Knights track is seeing personnel move to the forefront of events; just in time for postseason action.

    • Posted May 6, 2010
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  • KHS softball (10-6) falls to GS, edges Geneva

    KANELAND—In a meeting of two of the better Western Sun Conference teams on Thursday, the visiting Lady Raiders showed KHS who the team to beat might be this season.

    • Posted May 6, 2010
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  • Soccer earns win, tie

    KANELAND—Lady Knight soccer found its propensity for finding the net on Tuesday, just in time for the season’s homestretch.

    • Posted May 6, 2010
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  • Baseball improves to 16-9

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School baseball isn’t in the habit of nice and easy wins, but they’re garnering wins nonetheless against their WSC brethren.

    • Posted May 6, 2010
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  • Boys track excels at Peterson Prep 2010

    KANELAND—Knights boys track is performing at a high level at this season’s juncture, judging by Saturday’s home meeting and Tuesday conference action.

    • Posted April 29, 2010
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  • Dudzinski’s basketball crusade stays on track

    KANELAND—College-hunting for Kaneland’s Dave Dudzinski is finished.

    • Posted April 29, 2010
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  • Mike Slodki’s 2010 Mock Draft

    Sports Editor Mike Slodki puts together his first round of the 2010 NFL draft.

    • Posted April 22, 2010
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  • Ottawa Invite can’t humble Kaneland boys track

    KANELAND—What better way to let a future conference rival know who’s king of the track than to show them a year early.

    • Posted April 22, 2010
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  • Lady Knights host Jenni’s ABC, GS

    KANELAND—Lady Knights track saw some members continue in a nice groove this week.

    • Posted April 22, 2010
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  • Softball takes wins from Maine West, Oswego, Sycamore, now 7-5

    KANELAND—Lady Knights softball rallied this week to finish a busy slate winning three of five.

    • Posted April 22, 2010
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  • Soccer takes Blackhawk title

    KANELAND—For Kaneland girls soccer, it's quite alright to party like its 2005.

    • Posted April 22, 2010
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  • Knights come back vs. Hampshire, solve Rochelle

    KANELAND—Knights baseball won any which way it could in a week that saw three of four games in the “W” column.

    • Posted April 22, 2010
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  • Knight boys hit outdoor track running

    KANELAND—Kaneland got its outdoor track season off to a suitable start, finishing fifth in the East Moline United Township Boys Kiwanis Invite on Saturday.

    • Posted April 15, 2010
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