All posts by Mike Slodki

  • 12-31-2008
    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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  • KHS girls tennis three Oct 2014-1
    Emmanouil, Jurcenko among State-best at tennis

    Photo: Seniors Jelly Emmanouil of Sugar Grove, Sammie Schrepferman and Madi Jurcenko both of Elburn. Photo by Laura Gampfer Duo officially 9th in doubles, Schrepferman goes 3-2 with consolation end KANELAND—The last several years of Kaneland tennis...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Kaneland volleyball surprises Yorkville

    Photo: Sophomore Hannah Nauert, and junior Annmarie Franz set up senior Ellie Dunn for a spike back over to St. Edwards Tuesday. Photo by Mary Paulson Lady Knights also handle St. Edward in Regional match KANELAND—Area volleyball...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • _KHS football v. Rochelle Oct 2014-1-8
    Nice week 9 for Knights

    Photo: Senior Danny Hammermeister No. 55 was a force to be reckoned with on the defensive side of the ball in 2014. Photo by Laura Gampfer All cylinders firing in 33-6 win over Rochelle KANELAND—It wasn’t an...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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    Can’t keep KHS tennis down

    Photo: The doubles team of Madi Jurcenko (background) Jelly Emmanouil. File photo. Second-place finish at St. Charles East Sectional produces two State entries KANELAND—When you’re in the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles spots for a...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • KHS volley ball v. Morris Oct 2014-1-3
    Volleyball hitting stride

    Photo: Senior Ellie Dunn had 12 kills, seven service points and seven digs against Morris Oct. 16. Dunn was All Tournament at the Eastland tournament in Lanark, Ill., last weekend. Photo by Laura Gampfer Key conference win...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • KHS Soccer v. Sycamore Oct 2014-1-7
    Packing a regional punch

    Photo: Ivan Bohorquez (right) stepped up for the Knights in the second half of their Burlington Central Regional win over Sycamore. The senior had two unassisted goals. Photo by Laura Gampfer Soccer’s semifinal win at BC BURLINGTON,...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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  • Guyton
    New heights for Guyton

    Kaneland golf program’s lone State rep finishes 76th DECATUR, ILL.—The State golf gathering is getting to be old hat for the Guyton clan. However, there is a first time for everything, as Friday and Saturday marked the...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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