All posts by Mike Slodki

  • #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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  • #10-takes-on-DeKalb's-#2
    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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  • nib12
    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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  • Boys hoops’ journey ends at Spartans’ hand

    Fourth quarter sees fortune upended in 11-point regional loss AURORA—If it weren't for a tough fourth quarter, Kaneland boys basketball could be talking about a regional final in Aurora.

    • Posted March 8, 2013
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  • Conference Champs

    AURORA—Kaneland closed out the regular season Friday with a big come-from-behind win over Rochelle to lock up the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Championship. The Knights followed that by opening the post season with a huge 39-point...

    • Posted February 28, 2013
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  • ‘Dan’-ger Zone

    Goress wins state title for 1st KHS wrestling crown in 20 years KANELAND—Kaneland last saw one of its wrestlers crowned an individual state champion before current KHS senior Dan Goress was born.

    • Posted February 21, 2013
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  • Heartbreak central

    BURLINGTON—It was almost a comeback for the ages. Instead, it's a feeling of sadness that will last the offseason.

    • Posted February 21, 2013
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  • Back on track

    KANELAND—A trip to Dixon, Ill., was just what the doctor ordered. After a five-game losing streak that would make anyone ill, the Knight boys hoops squad traveled to their Northern Illinois Big XII crossover rival and beat the...

    • Posted February 21, 2013
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  • Points taken

    Three wrestlers punch State ticket KANELAND—It wasn't 1994 or 2012 levels, but the KHS wrestling squad will take the sectional output.

    • Posted February 14, 2013
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  • KHS stifles Sandwich in first-round action

    O'Herron outscores Indians by lonesome in 50-14 result BURLINGTON—You wouldn't know the Kaneland Lady Knights had a week-long layoff by Tuesday night's regional performance. It turns out Sandwich High School didn't know what hit it after Tuesday night.

    • Posted February 14, 2013
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  • Rough patch

    Boys basketball losing streak hits 4 KANELAND—Most teams hit a stretch of the season where it seems like a win can't be bought. Currently, Kaneland is in that quagmire, but time still remains to get back to the torrid...

    • Posted February 14, 2013
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  • Success at 1st postseason stop

    KHS grapplers have fine 2nd-place showing in Sycamore KANELAND—If it weren't for the hosts, KHS could brag even more. But KHS isn't the bragging type of team; it is more the diligent worker-type.

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • Back on track

    Girls secure NIB12 win in Yorkville, smash IMSA KANELAND—At the very least, Kaneland girls basketball won't be headed into the season's homestretch on the way down.

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • Boys downed by WC foe, beat Yorkville

    KHS stands at 14-6 as home stretch beckons KANELAND—The good news is Kaneland hasn’t felt what it's like to be on the losing end of many games this season.

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • Bowling campaign ends in Schaumburg

    Kaneland—While the pins stopped falling after Saturday's IHSA Sectional hosted by Schaumburg High School, Kaneland's senior-laden lineup was able to see hard work pay off on Jan. 30 in the final dual opportunity of the year.

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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  • 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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