All posts by Mike Slodki

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    North Stars stampede Kaneland hoopsters

    Junior Jacob Gomes tries to pass the ball against St. Charles North’s stifling defense. Photos by Mary Paulson KHS 0-4 all-time on Bulls’ floor; Knights take ninth place in Plano KANELAND—While the Knights boys basketball team (5-8)...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • Laura Gampfer KHS girls bball v. Rosary 1-6-15-2
    Coming up Rosary

    KANELAND—A team can only move forward through the schedule with the wins it has. When it comes to Kaneland High School girls basketball, it could get to a point where the girls aren’t just moving forward, they’re...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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    Kaneland wrestling locks win up vs. Plano, takes 15th at Berman Classic

    Photo: Adam Mish lost to Plano’s Juan Lazarit, but the Knights still defeated the visiting Reapers, who are ranked No. 11 in Class 1A, 39-27 Saturday. Photo by Stephanie Vanik KANELAND—At 12-4 on the season, Kaneland High...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • Knight girls split Ottawa tournament encounters

    KHS finishes third KANELAND—A third-place nod made for a decent last-minute stocking stuffer for the Kaneland High School girls basketball squad following its final pair of Ottawa Holiday Tournament gigs last week. On Dec. 22, Kaneland (8-3,...

    • Posted January 1, 2015
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  • Boys basketball battles through Plano field

    Initial win over Indian Creek preceded loss to BC, win over Seneca KANELAND—Plano High School’s 52nd annual Christmas Classic found Kaneland trying to make waves in the bracket while also looking to get its season back on...

    • Posted January 1, 2015
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  • Laura Gampfer KHS wrestling at home Dec 2014-5
    Rock steady

    Wrestlers earn key wins over Morris, host Rock Island, Geneva in triangular KANELAND—Through the first 15 head-to-head showdowns of the 2014-15 campaign, Kaneland High School wrestling finds itself at a steady 11-4. The record would indicate that...

    • Posted December 24, 2014
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    Owning Ottawa

    Girls basketball keeps first two opponents at bay during Pirates’ holiday gathering OTTAWA, ILL.—Not only can Kaneland girls basketball be happy with a 7-3 start, they can take pride in beginning the Ottawa girls basketball tournament with...

    • Posted December 24, 2014
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    Did UC them?

    Knights established unique history on Chicago’s NBA floor KANELAND—Getting a chance to play on New Year’s Eve would be a special opportunity for any high school basketball squad. On Dec. 31, 2008, the Kaneland High School basketball...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • KHS girls bball v. DeKalb Dec 2014-4
    Pushing back the Barbs

    Photo: Freshman Jennifer Weber dives for a loose ball during Friday’s 58-45 win over DeKalb. Weber had 10 points for the Knights. Photo by Laura Gampfer KANELAND—What a way to stop a mini-skid. Only one matchup came...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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    Spartans pick their spots

    Photo: Junior guard Dylan Vaca made two three-pointers Saturday against Sycamore. Photo by Mary Paulson KANELAND—Knights boys hoops would have loved to take it to the host Sycamore Spartans in the second Northern Illinois Big XII matchup...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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    Knight grapplers continue to roll

    Photo: Wrestling at 160 pounds, sophomore Riley Vanik (center) pins Sycamore’s Michael Emster. Photo by Mary Paulson KHS picks up crucial early season wins vs. Sycamore, Lemont KANELAND—Winning six of its first eight encounters has the Kaneland...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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    Girls basketball solved by two NIB12 rivals

    Photo: Junior Bailey Crimmins (right) had four rebounds and four points against Sycamore. Photo by Laura Gampfer KANELAND—An excellent start by Kaneland girls basketball provides enough of a cushion to soften the blow of a two-game losing...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Knights dealt more early-season blows

    Boys hoops 1-5 after Morris, Rock Island setbacks KANELAND—It’s not the start the Knights boys basketball team was hoping for, but with the season still in the beginning stages, there is time for adjustments to be made....

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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    Bowlers vanquish Lisle in 3-headed week

    PHOTO: Senior Amber Spaetzel rolled a personal-best 141 game on Tuesday en route to a 324 series at Yorkville. Photo by Ben Draper KANELAND—Kaneland’s 2014-15 version of bowling is performing in a way they can get used...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Knight boys endures court hardship in Batavia

    KANELAND—After an initial win last week at the Batavia-based Ken Peddy Windmill Classic, Kaneland boys basketball failed to get any winning energy in the invite’s three closing contests. Now 1-3, the Knights lost to St. Francis of...

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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  • Girls battle IC roads

    KHS battles Westmont/ Nazareth/IC Catholic triad to win tournament KANELAND—After a steady season-opening win over Elmwood Park last week, the Lady Knights contingent took to the IC Catholic courts in Elmhurst, Ill., to complete the pre- and...

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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  • Grapplers hook plenty of wins in early-season stretch

    KANELAND—For starters, KHS coach Joe Orosco and his wrestling squad are producing results like seasoned veterans, even if it’s still early. Back on Nov. 25, Kaneland rolled into East Moline United and came away with two wins...

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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    Camiliere impresses behind center

    Former Knights QB thriving as Elmhurst College senior ELMHURST, Ill.—Down 14-0 at halftime, the Elmhurst Bluejays offense needed to get their team back on track. The quarterback, a senior and second-year starter, capped off drives of 83...

    • Posted November 13, 2014
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    Dunn serves up talent, receives unique honor

    Future Ball St. Cardinal gets Under Armour All-American consideration KANELAND—Despite coming up on the short end of a regional final opportunity in Hampshire late last month, senior Ellie Dunn still had something to celebrate for herself and...

    • Posted November 13, 2014
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  • Heartbreak in Hampshire

    Volleyball run down by BC in three-game regional final loss HAMPSHIRE, Ill.—Kaneland volleyball didn’t meet with defeat often in 2014. But, similar to last season’s regional final end, the Lady Knights fell victim to two unfortunate games...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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