All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Boys Cross Country outpaces rivals

    ELBURN—On Tuesday, the Knights cross-country team built a nice block toward eventual success this season. They built it on the strength of their feet.

    • Posted September 9, 2010
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  • Knight golfers fall at Sterling in NIB-12 action

    STERLING—In a Northern Illinois Big XII crossover matchup, Kaneland golf was passed over.

    • Posted September 9, 2010
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  • Tennis serves defeat to two foes

    KANELAND—Not a bad week for Lady Knights tennis. A better than average week has KHS at 3-3 in dual meet competition.

    • Posted September 9, 2010
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  • Knights fall to 2-2 on pitch

    KANELAND—While the Kaneland High School soccer roster would rather leave the loss from Saturday against the DeKalb Barbs behind, they can take something with them—the fact that Kaneland will meet DeKalb later on and try to even...

    • Posted September 9, 2010
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  • Fun Fest: Romp brings affordable fun, fitness

    Maple Park—As summer makes its way into fall, what better way to get there than running or walking?

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Fun Fest brings no shortage of entertainment

    Maple Park—“Anytime someone hears ‘town festival,’ they are looking for live music on some level and a good time,” Brian Stover of the Maple Park Fun Fest committee said.

    • Posted September 3, 2010
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  • Advantage—Kaneland

    Kaneland holds off host Rockets in opener, 37-22 by Mike Slodki BURLINGTON—When it comes to season openers, Kaneland can’t think of a better way to begin the football season.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Tennis overcomes early struggles

    KANELAND—A busy week for Lady Knights tennis had key players show progress.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • Boys XC takes care of area foes

    ELBURN—Tuesday’s opening meet for the Kaneland boys cross-country roster seemed to serve two purposes.

    • Posted September 2, 2010
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  • 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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