All posts by Mike Slodki

  • 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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  • 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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