All posts by Mike Slodki

  • 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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  • 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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