All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Lengthy layoff ends

    Photos by Patti Wilk KHS baseball team faces full conference schedule by Mike Slodki KANELAND—It was familiar territory for Kaneland baseball, trying to tee off against Sycamore, DeKalb and Yorkville pitching. The Knights had varying degrees of...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Kaneland boys track talent on display

    KANELAND—Boys track’s landscape in the area had best watch out for KHS, as it stands to mow most teams down in its tracks. With the weather largely improving, Kaneland’s roster took to the track at Marmion Academy...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Kane and gain

    Castellanos wins triple jump, team takes 3rd at Kane County Invite by Mike Slodki GENEVA—For the first time since 2005, the girls version of the Kane County Invite was hosted by Geneva. You’d have to go back...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Defense rules the field

    KHS soccer earns shutouts in all 3 games of strong week Kaneland–Withstanding challenges from conference rivals, Kaneland girls soccer is holding up nicely with just two weeks left in regular season play. Traveling to Morris on April...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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    Familiar face fills coaching vacancy

    KANELAND—As seems par for the course, the Knights wrestling program will have a familiar face leading the matmen. Beginning this fall, the Knights will be steered by new head coach and Class of 2004 alum Jeremy Kenny,...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • ‘Round the bases

    Softball squad goes 4-1 in packed week KANELAND—The Lady Knights softball team made its way around the Northern Illinois Big XII this past week and handled itself well. On April 24, a trip to Morris yielded a...

    • Posted May 2, 2013
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  • Road trip success

    KHS girls track wins the day Monday at Bureau Valley KANELAND—With the Dixon Relays gone by the wayside and Kaneland girls track looking for more meets before the usual Kane County Meet excursion in late April, the Lady...

    • Posted April 29, 2013
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  • Softball takes tussle with host Oswego

    Kaneland—It seems par for the course that every week in the spring 2013 season shall bring with it postponement and cancellations.

    • Posted April 29, 2013
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  • Soccer solves IMSA

    KANELAND—After a Thursday conference tilt against Sycamore was postponed due to torrential rainfall, the Lady Knights soccer crew made up for lost scoring time on Saturday in Aurora on the home grounds of Illinois Math and Science...

    • Posted April 29, 2013
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  • KHS boys track defends its turf

    Boys track team dominant Saturday at Peterson Prep

    • Posted April 29, 2013
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  • KHS boys track defends its turf

    Boys track team dominant Saturday at Peterson Prep by Mike Slodki KANELAND—Saturday saw a lot of teams having to look up at Kaneland boys track. There were 15 teams, to be exact. With a 145.3 point output,...

    • Posted April 25, 2013
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  • Tight contest goes Lady Knights’ Way

    Heimerdinger hit wins it in bottom of 7th against Sycamore KANELAND—Looks like three cancellations this past week just delayed the inevitable.

    • Posted April 18, 2013
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  • Soccer bests NIB12 rivals

    KANELAND—KHS soccer picked up a much-welcomed conference win last Thursday against Rochelle, and added to the win column with another conference victory Tuesday at Yorkville.

    • Posted April 18, 2013
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  • Junior Lauren Zick placed second in the long jump at the Jill Holmes Invitational Saturday with a leap of 16 feet, 9.5 inches. Photo by Patti Wilk
    Big win, small margin

    KHS earns slim team win at home meet by Mike Slodki KANELAND—There’s nothing like seeing what you’re made of on your home track. Kaneland girls track has a lot of substance and talent, based on the first-place...

    • Posted April 11, 2013
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  • Softball returns to regular action

    Following weather delays and road trip, KHS finds consistency by Mike Slodki KANELAND—It was good to finally take to the softball diamond on Illinois soil. The experience on Thursday was made even better with a handy win....

    • Posted April 11, 2013
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  • #10 gets hit
    See-saw start to season

    View Photos After rough start, Knights baseball wins 4 of last 5 by Mike Slodki KANELAND—It’s a case of slowly but surely for the boys in black. After dropping its first five games of the...

    • Posted April 11, 2013
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  • A week of firsts

    Kaneland soccer scores first goal, earns first win of season by Mike Slodki Kaneland—By the looks of it, the Kaneland Lady Knights will play teams quite tough in 2013. The only question is whether or not wins...

    • Posted April 11, 2013
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  • East Moline momentum

    First-ever win at traditional outdoor opener for boys track By Mike Slodki Kaneland—For the talent pool near the Quad Cities, to take the unofficial opener of the 2013 outdoor season is a big deal for the Knights...

    • Posted April 11, 2013
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    Baseball sees rough beginning on Missouri trail

    KANELAND—Much like the Cubs going into Cardinals territory, there existed little welcome for the Chicago-area Kaneland Knights baseball squad (0-5).

    • Posted April 4, 2013
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    Stuck by Barbs

    Season opener sees Lady Knights stifled in Maple Park KANELAND—After all the cancellations and scheduling switches, the Lady Knights’ soccer roster was ready for action.

    • Posted April 4, 2013
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  • Girls track makes case at IWU

    Illinois Top Times outing sees 11th-place finish for indoor KANELAND—The Illinois Indoor Track Championship Top Times Track and Field held on Saturday marks the unofficial state meet for indoor track competition.

    • Posted March 28, 2013
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    Knight coach Johnson named IBCA All-Star coach

    June KANELAND—In theory, you always have a chance to witness hoops talent up close as a basketball coach.

    • Posted March 28, 2013
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  • Boys track shows good timing

    Illinois Prep Top Times sees KHS 10th overall KANELAND—There’s something to be said for making the best of your surroundings.

    • Posted March 28, 2013
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    Change coming to NIB-12

    With Dukes, Bulldogs out, conference braintrust elects for smaller divisions

    • Posted March 28, 2013
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  • Sterling is gold for KHS boys

    Knights rule NIB-12 indoor track at Sterling kaneland—The Kaneland's boys track squad amassed 107 points by the end of Saturday's Northern Illinois Big XII Indoor conference meet housed by Sterling High School's Westwood track.

    • Posted March 21, 2013
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  • Indoor success

    KHS girls track takes 2nd at NIB-12 indoor meet Kaneland—The number 100 has a nice round edge to it, especially when Kaneland girls track gets that edge.

    • Posted March 21, 2013
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  • Swing shift | 2013 Spring Sports Preview

    Kaneland nine ready to reach previous heights KANELAND—If Kaneland baseball has its way, the past stands to serve as the prologue to something bigger and better.

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Spring journey | 2013 Spring Sports Preview

    Softball squad eyes extending goal beyond regional title Kaneland—With two-thirds of its Regional Championship lineup returning, the KHS softball team is preparing to show what it can do when Opening Day 2013 arrives.

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Immense size, talent | 2013 Spring Sports Preview

    Largest team in school history gears up for '13 KANELAND—Kaneland High School boys track head coach Eric Baron has more reasons than ever before to feel good about his team’s prospects for the coming season.

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Back On ‘TRACK’ | 2013 Spring Sports Preview

    KANELAND—For Kaneland girls track, each season is a like a new generation.

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • Turning the corner kick 2013 Spring Sports Preview

    After 4 trips to Regional finals, KHS looks to advance further Kaneland—For four consecutive years, the Kaneland Lady Knights soccer contingent has made it to the regional final match, only to lose to Crystal Lake Central in 2009...

    • Posted March 14, 2013
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  • re-’Fleck’-tions from a head coach

    KHS alum P.J. Fleck prepares for 1st season as head coach in major college football KANELAND—When asked about former Knight wideout P.J. Fleck, former assistant and current Kaneland High School head football coach Tom Fedderly said, "No one...

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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