All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Golf_October8_3
    Return of the Matt

    Consistent Knight talent emerges as individual qualifier at Monday golf sectional FREEPORT, Ill.—While there may not be quite the team accolades that the 2012 season brought, Kaneland golf still has plenty to be proud of. After a...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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  • Tennis_Courtesy
    Lady Knights the standard for NIB-12 tennis

    DIXON, Ill.—Kaneland High School, for a couple of years now, has acclimated itself as a top-tier team on the conference tennis circuit. After the events of this past Friday and Saturday at Dixon High School, the Lady...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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  • Stopping by Byron

    Early Oct. stop provides Knights look at themselves, field BYRON, Ill.—Byron Forest Preserve in Byron, Ill., holds a unique October challenge for the Knight boys cross country roster. The setup and field might be out of the...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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  • VB_Lynn
    Tough road: Kaneland drops battle with Morris

    KANELAND—Finding a groove can be tough in a long volleyball season. The Lady Knights just hope that comfort finds them before the playoff road begins. Last Thursday, KHS trekked to the competitive setting of Morris where it...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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  • Wild in Whiteside Co.

    Girls XC takes seventh at Sterling Invite STERLING, Ill.—In a Saturday meet hosted by Northern Illinois Big XII outlet Sterling, Kaneland High School girls cross country had to deal with the talented field from the northern half...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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  • Senior Brody Kuhar watches his ball in flight at Tuesday’s golf regional at Phillips Park in Aurora.
    To the last man

    Golfers’ Regional total enough to advance to sectional KANELAND—Just enough was good enough for Kaneland High School golf on Tuesday. On Tuesday, a Class 2A field featuring the Knights shot on the greens at Phillips Park Golf...

    • Posted October 11, 2013
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  • Nate Dyer had 62 yards in Kaneland’s 35-12 triumph at DeKalb Friday. Photo by Patti Wilk
    By the numbers

    KHS increases regular season win streak to 34 with NIB-12 win at DeKalb DEKALB—Kaneland and DeKalb have had quite the football battles the last two years. In 2011, Kaneland found itself visiting the new Dresser Road turf...

    • Posted October 11, 2013
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  • 141
    Kaneland volleyball faces Geneva test

    Photo: The Lady Knights volleyball team celebrates a point Wednesday against Geneva. Photo by Patti Wilk GENEVA—Only one challenge was out there to await Kaneland volleyball, but it was a familiar and daunting one. KHS traveled to...

    • Posted October 11, 2013
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  • 531
    Rush to the end

    Photo: Julia Golbeck competes at Geneva with doubles partner Maddy Michels (not pictured). The Lady Knights tennis team went 1-2 at the Geneva Quad on Saturday.              Photo by Patti Wilk Tennis competes...

    • Posted October 11, 2013
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  • FB534
    Taking charge

    Kaneland ends back-and-forth with strong 2nd half vs. Rochelle KANELAND—After a tight, back-and-forth first half between Kaneland and Rochelle on Friday night in Maple Park, the Northern Illinois Big XII East division opener turned the tide on...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • Tennis_courtesy
    Tennis swatting away

    Photo: Tim Larsen’s Kaneland High School tennis squad poses for a photo after winning the Rochelle Invite Saturday. Courtesy Photo Lady Knights take care of business on both ends on NIB-12 KANELAND—The remaining six landscapes better brace...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • Knight golfers prepare for end-of-season run

    KANELAND—Who knows exactly what the Kaneland golfers will be capable of as the 2013 season comes to a close, especially on the heels of last year’s stellar State finish? Their play as of late could serve as...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • Eddington_GXC_1
    Steady effort at Eddington for girls XC

    ELBURN—If one wants to see the quality of the Kaneland girls cross country lineup, one just needs to see the results from the traditional late September staple, the Eddington Inviite The Elburn Woods-housed event saw the Kaneland...

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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  • Tennis_September23_1
    Facing Kendall Co. foes

    Photo: Madi Jurcenko, part of Kaneland’s No. 1 doubles team with Jelly Emmanouil, defeated their Oswego opponents Monday 6-0, 6-2. Photo by Kimberly Anderson KANELAND—Not all competitive matches will go your way. Just ask the roster of...

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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  • Eddington_BXC_1
    KHS boys secure 6th at Eddington

    Photo: The start of the 44th annual Eddington Invitational boys varsity race. The Knights took sixth place overall. Ryan Bower (left to right), Nathaniel Kucera, Luis Acosta and Andrew Lesak get things going. Photo by Mary Paulson...

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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  • FB3
    Streat Talk

    Kaneland (4-0) subdues Streator in inter-divisional game KANELAND—Friday’s result from Peterson Field in Maple Park was a familiar one. But Kaneland football was a different unit against visiting Streator, and will be for the remainder of 2013....

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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  • Golf_September12_4
    Split decisions

    Photo: The Knights golfer are 7-2 overall, with the conference tournament on the horizon. Against visiting Sterling Sept. 12. Jessie Denton (above) shot a 43. Photo by Kimberly Anderson KANELAND—Knights golf continues to see impressive scores from...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Still battling

    Tennis endures first loss of dual slate, but bests Sycamore KANELAND—While win after win is nice, the odds of a long, continuous stretch of them are hard to come by in a competitive landscape. Kaneland began with...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • 310
    Late-night run

    Photo: Nate Dyer (32) had a big night for the Knights, rushing for three touchdowns. Photo by Patti Wilk Sterling can’t counter Kaneland (3-0) balance STERLING, Ill.—Kaneland showed a great crossover move on Friday night, but not...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Kaneland Football 001
    Higher ground

    Photo: The Knights Dylan Nauert carries the ball during the first quarter. Photo by Erik Anderson Knights beat Elmhurst-based namesake in week 2 affair KANELAND—Friday night’s first drive set the tone. Facing an all-new non-conference opponent in...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • GOLF_file
    Knights club takes a hit in NIB-12 action

    Photo: Senior Steven Cannell shot a 39 to help the Knights defeat the visiting Yorkville Foxes Tuesday. File Photo KANELAND—Northern Illinois Big XII golf has its share of talent, just ask last year’s conference champ Kaneland. The...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • VB_File
    Tweaking the formula

    Photo: The Kaneland girls volleyball team celebrates a point in recent action. The Lady Knights sit at 5-4 to start the season after winning Tuesday against LaSalle-Peru. File Photo Lady Knights volleyball handles ACC, drops close sweep...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • KHS takes modified early season trek to Jacobs tourney

    KANELAND—Jacobs High School in Algonquin, Ill., was as good of a place as any to see how the early-season formations would work for KHS soccer. After three matches of the Jacobs Tournament, it can be said that...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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  • What a smash

    KANELAND—Despite the usual late-August stop at Plainfield North getting shelved due to rain, the Lady Knights tennis squad was still able to show what it was made of in the early goings of 2013. The DuPage Valley...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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  • FB_2
    Coming up big

    Photo: Linebacker Cole Carlson contributed an interception during Saturday’s game against Brooks Prep of Chicago. Photo by Patti Wilk Defense makes tide-changing plays in 27-7 win over Brooks KANELAND—Kaneland football’s defense on Saturday night picked up the...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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  • VB_1
    Volleyball goes for Blue & Gold

    Photo: Junior Ellie Dunn (left) had eight points and 12 kills, but the Lady Knights fell short at Burlington Central Tuesday, falling to 3-3. Photo by Patti Wilk Wheaton North tourney provides first test of season KANELAND—A...

    • Posted September 5, 2013
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  • football
    2013 Football Preview: The road black

    Photo: Senior quarterback Drew David, here taking the field at last Thursday’s Knights Under the Lights scrimmage, will lead the Knights in 2013. The Knights are looking to move past an early second-round playoff exit in 2012....

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Girls Cross Country_2013_2
    2013 Girls CC Preview: Breezing past

    Photo: Tuesday’s high temperatures kept the girls cross country team indoors, but the Lady Knights won’t be cooled off this season. Kaneland is currently ranked 4th in DyestatIL.com’s preseason poll, and still feature returning state champion Victoria...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Soccer_2013_4
    2013 Soccer Preview: Seeking return to Sweet 16

    Photo: After reaching the Sweet 16 in 2012, the Knights soccer program is working hard to repeat and improve on that success in 2013. Photo by Kimberly Anderson Knights soccer wants to play up to last year’s...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Tennis_August_26_6
    2013 Tennis Preview: The challenge to duplicate

    Photo: Returning singles state qualifier Sammie Schrepferman (right), here in action against West Chicago Tuesday, is joined by returning state doubles qualifiers Madi Jurcenko and Jelly Emmanouil to lead a strong group for coach Tim Larsen. Photo...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • Golf_FILE
    2013 Golf Preview: Swing for success

    Photo: Matt Yonkovich will be a part of the group that looks to return to the state meet, after making the trip as a team in 2012. File Photo Knight golfers wish to get back to great...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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  • BXC
    2013 Boys CC Preview: Stride right

    Photo: Head coach Chad Clarey’s Knights look to make some noise at the conference and state levels in 2013. The Knights are currently ranked 11th in DyestatIL.com’s preseason poll. Photo by Kimberly Anderson Knight harriers hope health...

    • Posted August 29, 2013
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