All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Taking care of business

    KHS begins regional with rout over Sandwich KANELAND—Lady Knights softball continues to roll. In the case of DeKalb, Rosary and Sandwich, it was over the opponents. Kaneland clinched the outright claim of Northern Illinois Big XII champions...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Senior Joe Pollastrini, leaps to grab a high throw in attempt to make an out at second base during Kaneland’s 5-3 loss to Batavia at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva.
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    Hello, old friend

    KHS faces Batavia in Midwest League setting in tail-end of regular season KANELAND—What’s one more postponement for Kaneland baseball? In a 2013 campaign rife with cancellations, 19 to be exact, Kaneland baseball wanted to make up its...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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    Conference Champs

    KHS boys track team takes top spot at NIB-12 KANELAND—Northern Illinois Big XII conference boys track certainly has its share of talented teams. Kaneland made certain it was included in that discussion, netting a conference championship as...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Leading the way at Burlington Sectional

    Lady Knights qualify for state in seven events KANELAND—Friday’s Class 2A Burlington Central Sectional had many good teams, but only one collective winner. That would end up being the local outfit from Maple Park. With 73 points...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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    Pitching, defense lead to win over Cary-Grove

    Baseball beats Streator, falls to Marengo, Sycamore, in big week KANELAND—Knights baseball may have had a rougher go of it in 2013, but that doesn’t mean the boys can’t put together a stellar performance. Behind junior Curtis...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Battle for the top

    Lady Knights’ conference race goes down to the wire KANELAND—With the end of the regular season in sight, the Kaneland High School softball team finds itself battling for the top spot in the Northern Illinois Big 12...

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Zick Shines at NIB-12 meet

    KHS sprinter takes 3 conference crowns KANELAND—Friday’s Northern Illinois Big XII girls track meet in DeKalb gave many individuals an opportunity to see how they measure up conference-wide. For Kaneland sprinter Lauren Zick, it became clear that...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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    Barrage of offense

    Firepower dovetails with regular season KANELAND—KHS coach Scott Parillo believes his team is playing great in this current stretch of the 2013 season. His current lineup is making it quite hard to argue such a claim. Kaneland...

    • Posted May 9, 2013
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  • 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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