All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Take that!

    Sean Gilkey hacks at the tee during a recent t-ball game at Lions Park West. Sean is a member of the Elburn Yankees.

    • Posted July 9, 2009
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  • Knight Sinon hits North Carolina for Nationals

    In some cases, participating in a national showcase with elite high school track stars would be cause for extreme intimidation.

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • Boys of summer

    Leyden Electric’s Zack Shoaff flings the ball to infielder Jacob Milton as Tyler Kraus heads to second during Saturday’s Gold Divsion championship at McNair Field in Elburn. Tyler’s Elburn A’s won the title game 8-5 in seven...

    • Posted July 1, 2009
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  • What about Brian?

    MAPLE PARK—Tuesday morning had the usual cast of characters when it comes to KHS boys basketball. Your Dudzinskis and your Bayleys were there at the East Gym, but the gray-shirted player leading the camp was a new face.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Give me a T!

    Miabella Brandonisio takes her swings during Saturday morning’s T-Ball battle at Lions Park West in Elburn. Miabella is part of the Elburn Angels, the only local all-girl t-ball squad.

    • Posted June 25, 2009
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  • Suiting up for Solheim Cup

    SUGAR GROVE—Rich Harvest Farms golf club was the site of some pretty special golf action on Monday.

    • Posted June 19, 2009
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  • AD Jaffke talks Northern Illinois Big 12 launch

    MAPLE PARK—In August of 2006, the Elburn Herald's headline in the sports section was entitled "Hello Sun,” previewing the Western Sun Conference.

    • Posted June 19, 2009
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  • Silver Sluggers at WCC

    Sugar Grove—Many things that began in the 1980s are woefully out of style. But if they offer a good product and rising returns every year, thriving is in the cards.

    • Posted June 11, 2009
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  • Logan’s Run

    This past weekend, Kaneland High School junior Logan Markuson lept right over hurdles and into the IHSA State record books.

    • Posted June 4, 2009
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  • Baseball sees season end at Rockets home

    Monday’s Class 3A regional championship showed Kaneland and Burlington Central’s affinity for the long ball.

    • Posted June 4, 2009
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  • Kaneland loses heartbreaker to BC girls

    Lady Knights softball only had to score one run to take the regional title from host Burlington Central during Saturday’s championship.

    • Posted June 4, 2009
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  • KHS girls track secures 9th-place finish at State

    Lady Knights girls track put an exclamation point on its 2009 story this past weekend in Charleston.

    • Posted May 28, 2009
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  • Boys track crowned Sectional champs, send vanload to State

    Before the season, boys track coach Eric Baron had a good feeling about his team's chances this season.

    • Posted May 28, 2009
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  • Kaneland’s ‘09 kicks ended by Crystal Lake Central

    A productive Kaneland soccer season launched the girls into their first ever regional championship match on Friday night.

    • Posted May 28, 2009
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  • Lady Knights finish 2nd in WSC, look toward playoffs

    Softball comes into its regional action with a formidable 25-8 record, but it doesn’t include a share of the conference title.

    • Posted May 28, 2009
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  • Kaneland boys anticipate sectional

    Kaneland saw plenty of top finishers as it prepares for the important Freeport Sectional this Friday, May 22.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Lady Knights softball putting the hurt on

    Kaneland softball is on a tear and it couldn’t come at a more opportune time.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Knights earn win against Barbs

    Kaneland baseball continues to plug away in the season’s homestretch, and in the process eclipsed last season’s win total.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • KHS rockets over Hampshire in 1-0 thriller

    Lady Knights soccer had the odds against it in the regional semifinal match on Tuesday.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Girls track sending large group to State competition

    For those who were looking for a bigger Kaneland High School presence at the upcoming IHSA Class 2A State finals, they'll get their wish.

    • Posted May 21, 2009
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  • Knights outslug foes, match ’08 win total

    Knights baseball dealt with conference and non-conference rivals alike the same way: by nabbing the "W."

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • Girls track gearing up for postseason glory

    Friday's third annual Western Sun Conference girls track meet served as a benchmark for Kaneland before the upcoming postseason sectionals.

    • Posted May 14, 2009
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  • Knights baseball earns WSC win over Yorkville

    Kaneland High School baseball held off a charging Yorkville Foxes squad on Tuesday in Maple Park, but emerged with a 9-6 win.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Lady Knights softball falls short vs. Geneva

    In a deadlocked softball game that was going down to the wire, any late run would do.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Kaneland’s Gierke snatches two firsts at Sycamore

    With the annual Kane County Meet shelved in Batavia due to the closing of the school, thanks to H1N1 virus prevention, the girls’ track squad hadn’t seen competition since May 5.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Boys Track makes presence felt at Seegers, finishes 2nd at Yorkville

    Knights boys track finished an exceptional second place in the 11-team Seegers Track and Field Classic at Sycamore on Friday evening.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • KHS improves to 8-4-2

    Lady Knights soccer (8-4-2, 1-2 Western Sun Conference) saw some tough wins and a tie along the way, but ended this past week with an undefeated slate.

    • Posted May 7, 2009
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  • Crosby rides Whitecaps wave

    If you happen to visit Fifth Third Ballpark just north of Grand Rapids, Mich., and see a 6-foot-5 blonde-haired lefthander who looks vaguely familiar, signing autographs for young fans on the concourse during a rain delay, you're...

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Knights take Peterson Prep crown, stop challengers in DeKalb

    Kaneland wasted no time impressing faithful fans at the Peterson Prep on Saturday, and continued the top-notch effort on Tuesday in familiar territory.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • KHS shows talent at Dixon, Glenbard S.

    With the temperature finally rising in the area, Kaneland High School girls track seems to be taking that as a cue.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Soccer pouring the offense on

    Lady Knights soccer (6-4-1, 0-2 Western Sun Conference) hasn’t seen this much early success in quite a while, but it’ll take it.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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  • Lady Knights (14-5) bring the bats

    Lady Knights softball saw contributions from both ends this past week.

    • Posted April 30, 2009
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