All posts by Mike Slodki

  • 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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  • Winter Sports Preview: Grapplers count on experienced core

    KANELAND—Last year brought a handful of success for Kaneland High School wrestling.

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Winter Sports Preview: Senior-laden KHS bowlers hope to lay hurt to pins

    KANELAND—Bowlers representing Kane-land High School are taking to the local lanes with a love of the sport.

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Two spirits

    Sixth-grader and derby horse both get life experience MAPLE PARK—Located on Lees Road in Maple Park, Silver Spur Farm houses a youngster diligently working toward doing the very best in competition—and that's just the sixth-grade student from Kaneland...

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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  • Victorious Victoria

    Clinton takes State crown in cross country Peoria, Ill.—Victoria Clinton, your spot is ready. The Kaneland sophomore earned her way into IHSA and Kaneland High School girls cross country history by becoming State champ in the Class 2A race...

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • No-Way for Knight football

    Lincoln-Way West builds big lead, eliminates Kaneland in second-round action

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • KHS duo secures postseason honor

    Kaneland—Hits just keep on coming for the celebrated tennis duo from Kaneland.

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • Power in Peoria

    Knights' 13th-best program in State after Detweiller Park run Peoria, Ill.—The Kaneland High School boys cross country team set a number of personal and team records at the State Finals in Peoria on Saturday.

    • Posted November 8, 2012
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  • Fedderly recognized by Chicago Bears

    Sixth-year coach gets Coach of the Week award after Morris win Kaneland—In the midst of playoff preparations for a first-round rematch with Belvidere on Oct. 23, KHS coach Tom Fedderly checked his voicemail messages.

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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  • First things first

    KANELAND—Saturday night seemed familiar. No. 1 Kaneland and No. 16 Belvidere once again brought in 9-0 and 5-4 records, respectively, to their second consecutive Class 5A first-round meeting.

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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  • KHS clears regional net, subdued at sectionals

    Lady Knights dethrone Sycamore, defeated by R-B on Tuesday Kaneland—Volleyball came to its end for Kaneland High School on Tuesday night in Woodstock, Ill., but not before the postseason run had its share of highlights.

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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  • Soccer’s sectional dream stopped

    Knight's furthest road ever blocked by East Moline U. after 2 OT Kaneland—Kaneland High School soccer was in definite unchartered territory this postseason.

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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  • The toughest path to State

    Loaded Sectional tests successful Lady Knight cross country team Kaneland—It seems like old times for the Lady Knight cross county squad, which is just fine.

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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  • BXC’s big day in Belvidere

    Boys running crew clinches 16th trip to State in 26 years Kaneland—Chilly weather and northern Illinois powerhouses did their collective best to stop Kaneland boys cross country.

    • Posted November 1, 2012
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  • NIB-12 champions

    Last-minute heroics lead to win over Morris, 3rd-straight conference crown Kaneland—It was anyone's ballgame to win.

    • Posted October 25, 2012
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  • Back to the top

    Soccer crew wins 2nd regional plaque in 3 seasons Kaneland—Saturday's Class 2A Burlington Central Regional title match between No. 1 Kaneland and No. 2 Burlington Central was a tight affair between two teams playing with a well-disciplined edge.

    • Posted October 25, 2012
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  • Big win keeps Girls XC party going

    Effort of top 7 nabs 1st regional crown in 20 years KANELAND—If you don't have totals worthy of a sectional, your season comes to an end in girls cross country.

    • Posted October 25, 2012
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  • Strong end for KHS tennis

    2 entries represent Lady Knights program proudly KANELAND—No State medals were garnered, but the two separate Lady Knight entries that made the trip to the IHSA State meet at various northwest suburban tennis courts acclimated themselves well.

    • Posted October 25, 2012
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  • Good enough

    Boys XC punches Sectional ticket with 2nd-place finish KANELAND—If it weren't for Crystal Lake Central, Kaneland High School boys cross country would have even more to celebrate.

    • Posted October 25, 2012
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  • Special Export

    With area's help, local athlete Dyer can head Down Under KANELAND—Kaneland junior Nate Dyer has had quite the list of athletic accomplishments.

    • Posted October 25, 2012
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  • Volleyball passes 1st playoff test

    Kaneland—Tuesday's playoff opener got rid of the bad taste of last year's crushing opening defeat pretty well.

    • Posted October 25, 2012
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  • Higher ground

    Kaneland gets best of Sycamore in a rush in Homecoming game KANELAND—There's beauty in simplicity.

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • KHS tennis trio heads to State

    Schrepferman, Emmanouil, Jurcenko set school record Kaneland—St. Charles East High School was the site of Saturday's IHSA Tennis Sectional, and also the site of some happy Lady Knight athletes.

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • Knights emerge victor in rivalry contest

    KANELAND—Nothing like a tight and close match to show what you're made of. It looks as if Kaneland High School soccer is made of pretty strong material.

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • Weekend in Normal caps extraordinary golf campaign

    Rain clips State tourney, but KHS fights hard in first trip since '95 KANELAND—It'll be a trip to remember for Kaneland High School golf.

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • Kaneland girls excel in wet conditions

    L-P site of admirable totals for NIB-12 meet Kaneland—Running conditions at Baker Lake Park in Peru, Ill., were interesting, to say the least.

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • 4-place output for KHS boys at NIB-12

    Carter leads Knights in crowded field Kaneland—"Rain, rain, go away" is the usual saying. The Knights just had to go forward in unusual weather.

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • Volleyball navigates homestretch

    Kaneland—What was automatic for Sycamore in the past is anything but in the present.

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • No lows at 7-0

    Knights take hunt to Foxes in 55-0 win YORKVILLE—Foxes football must have felt like it was in a valley of the same name after the final buzzer sounded on Friday.

    • Posted October 11, 2012
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  • It’s in the hole

    Strong Sectional effort punches Knight golf's State ticket KANELAND—Kaneland golf will be taking swings at Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill., on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13.

    • Posted October 11, 2012
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  • KHS tennis solidifies upper-tier status in NIB-12

    No. 1 doubles outplays field; Lady Knights finish 2nd to Sycamore Kaneland—If Lady Knights tennis keeps this current level of play up, they'll be seeing good things come their way in the homestretch of 2012.

    • Posted October 11, 2012
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  • Girls get Sterling meet under belts

    KANELAND—It was a truncated lineup that took to the course at Sterling. It was a way to improve and get even more battle tested en route to conference and beyond for those that participated.

    • Posted October 11, 2012
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