All posts by Mike Slodki

  • They’re rollin’

    No need for last-second magic against Sterling KANELAND—No mad celebrations on the floor were needed this time.

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Crossed over

    Lady Knights drop tussle to Sterling KANELAND—It wouldn't be a nice way to end the season, but for KHS girls basketball, the beginning of the end won't even start for another two weeks.

    • Posted February 6, 2013
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  • Drew it up

    David's clutch 3 beats rival Sycamore; KHS also downs L-P KANELAND—Your boys basketball team is 11-6, 5-1 in the Northern Illinois Big XII setting, and 10-2 in its last 12 contests.

    • Posted January 26, 2013
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  • Knights grab 5th on NIB-12 mat

    Kaneland’s 145-pound entry, Dan Goress, wins NIB-12 bracket SYCAMORE—Seeing what the rest of the Northern Illinois Big XII Conference can offer provides a nice opportunity.

    • Posted January 26, 2013
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  • Lost weekend

    KHS girls drop pair at Sycamore, L-P Kaneland—Kaneland girls basketball went through a weekend they'd like to have back, or not go through again.

    • Posted January 26, 2013
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  • Girls hoops run over Redskin rival

    KANELAND—Tuesday evening in Maple Park was exhibit "A" on how fortunes can change on a dime.

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Knights at hub of victory

    KANELAND—Eight out of 10 isn't bad. Outside of two setbacks at last month's Plano Christmas Classic, the Knights don't have a blemish on the slate since junior guard Drew David saw his way back into the lineup from...

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Wrestlers take down Morris, host Flott

    KANELAND—Fourth time is a charm for local wrestlers. For the fourth straight season, KHS wrestling was crowned king of its own mat at the Margarett Flott Memorial Tournament held in Maple Park on Saturday.

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Back to even

    Comeback win over Rochelle evens KHS conference mark by Mike Slodki KANELAND—Bouncing back from adversity could be the difference in later games this season, and Kaneland girls basketball put it into practice this past Friday and Saturday as the...

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • Bowling drops duel with Huntley

    KANELAND—Kaneland bowling is trying to up the competitive fire against good teams, and its opponents are making sure it's a difficult ride.

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • Grapplers open 2013 with dual win

    Wrestlers battle through Sycamore Invite field, stifle Rochelle KANELAND—Nothing like a tough Sycamore Invite and a Northern Illinois Big XII battle against a familiar foe to measure your team’s progress.

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • Knights take care of Yorkville, BC

    KANELAND—The silver-and-black-clad Knights are making good on committing to excellence in 2013.

    • Posted January 10, 2013
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  • Top-tier finish in Plano for boys hoops

    PLANO—Kaneland boys basketball is slowly but surely gelling again. At the 50th running of the Plano Christmas Classic, that reality stood as an ominous warning to some teams and a statement of fact to the teams that bested...

    • Posted January 3, 2013
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  • KHS earns split at usual Flavin stop

    DeKalb gathering lifts KHS; sees dual mark at 10-11 KANELAND—A usual late-December stop offered a glimpse as to what caliber the Knight wrestling squad is at right now.

    • Posted January 3, 2013
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  • Girls leave Ottawa with split

    OTTAWA—It's hard to get accustomed to new digs for the holiday season. Kaneland girls basketball had spent the previous six seasons hooping it up at Oswego East's tournament in late December, and made its way to Ottawa's Holiday...

    • Posted December 27, 2012
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  • Publisher teams up with Beebe to tell story

    AURORA—Aurora Christian football coach Don Beebe has made a career and life out of transitions.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Drew drops in on DeKalb

    Key 3 fuels comeback win at Barbs Kaneland—Perhaps the only group unhappy to see the return of Kaneland point guard Drew David was the group hosting the boys basketball game on Friday night.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Wrestlers tussle with Yorkville in losing effort

    Knights also face 3 foes in home weekend quad KANELAND—You can have a plan to be aggressive on the wrestling mat, but unless it manifests during mat time, no win is automatic. Kaneland's meet against visiting Yorkville had some...

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Kaneland begins Ottawa journey

    3-game skid ends with win over Sandwich KANELAND—Kaneland Lady Knights basketball endured a three-game skid last week, but still has enough of a pedigree to be a highly looked at team from the area.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Bowling sees promising signs at Lisle Invite

    KANELAND—Sometimes a weekend invite is all you need to see what can happen. On Saturday, Kaneland bowling went to the Lisle Invite and came away with a second-place trophy in the "B" bracket.

    • Posted December 20, 2012
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  • Lady Knight streak ends

    Kaneland’s season-opening win streak falls in loss to DeKalb KANELAND—The opening season unbeaten streak for the Lady Knights basketball team came to an end Tuesday against DeKalb, but not before earning a tough overtime win over Sycamore last...

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Boys step into pressure cooker

    Sycamore 'D' too much; KHS nabs win over H-BR Kaneland—There would be no duplicating the last-second magic of late November like the Kaneland boys basketball team had against Morris. The host Sycamore Spartans made absolutely sure of that...

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Tough week for Knight matmen

    KANELAND—If a team is going to have a difficult week, it is much better to have them in early December than in February.

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Too much for Morris

    Lady Knights lay hurt on rival Redskins in NIB-12 tilt Kaneland—Lady Knights basketball doubled its pleasure on Friday evening in Grundy County.

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • Tylertown!

    Carlson's putback buzzer-beater gives KHS win No. 1 KANELAND—It was a case of right place, right time for Kaneland junior Tyler Carlson.

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • Knights power through

    Wrestlers slammed by Sycamore, split Saturday triangular KANELAND—Area teams know when they've been on a mat with the Sycamore Spartans—the KHS grapplers are no different.

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • Bowlers secure non-conference win

    Lady Knights solve Lisle, dropped by Dixon Kaneland—Kaneland bowling had a rougher start than they would have liked, but it no longer has to wonder where its first win will come from.

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • 3’s a welcome crowd

    Wrestlers get on right side of mat with sweep at KHS KANELAND—Coaches and wrestlers have often said the Knights tend to be a different tournament team than a dual team.

    • Posted November 29, 2012
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  • Great beginning for Lady Knights

    Clean sweep of IC tourney brings 4-0 start KANELAND—It might be too early to see if the season-opening Immaculate Conception tournament in Elmhurst, Ill., is an accurate indicator of things to come for Kaneland girls basketball.

    • Posted November 29, 2012
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  • 3 goals at a time for State Champ Clinton

    Class 2A cross-country queen applies skills to triathlon circuit Kaneland—Many fellow cross-country runners were witness to Kaneland High School sophomore Victoria Clinton's success at the Class 2A State meet in Peoria two weeks ago, specifically the back of...

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Winter Sports Preview: Lady Knights look for more

    With a large group of returning players, Kaneland looks to exceed last year’s stellar season KANELAND—Could this be a lucky seven for coach Ernie Colombe and crew?

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Winter Sports Preview: Season of change

    Knight cagers hope returnees lead team full of newcomers KANELAND—There seems to be a wrinkle at the beginning of every Kaneland High School boys basketball season.

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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