All posts by Mike Slodki

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    Leveraging Success

    Photo: Kaneland sophomore Austin Parks carries some familiar weight up the hill during the annual wrestling training/team building practice at Johnson’s Mound in Elburn on Saturday. Photo by Patti Wilk KANELAND—With a 13-13 dual mark and three...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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    Knights valiant

    Injuries, JCA juggernaut create perfect storm for 2nd-round elimination JOLIET, ILL.—Even before the Class 5A playoffs began, Kaneland football knew what it could be getting into. After a convincing win over first-round opponent Hampshire last week, Kaneland...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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    Lady Knights display Peoria power

    Collective effort yields fifth place in Class 2A final PEORIA, ILL—There may have been no individual state champ for the Lady Knights cross country squad in 2013, but the team-wide effort was still something to behold. Detweiller...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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    Knight boys show tough State of mind

    Photo: Senior Nathaniel Kucera crosses the finish line at Saturday’s State meet as Kaneland’s third finisher in 15:54. Photo by Mary Paulson Tough field meets solid resolve for 22nd place finish PEORIA, ILL.—Without fail, every time you...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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    Last line of offense

    Knight behemoths help Kaneland football in trenches KANELAND—Throughout the 35-game regular season win streak and 47 wins in the last 52 overall games, Kaneland’s playmakers have made plenty of noise with their actions. But it’s been said...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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    Kaneland takes care of sectional challenge

    Photo: Sophomore Sean Spaetzel cracked the varsity roster, running as Kaneland’s seventh runner at the Belvidere Sectional with a time of 16:51. File Photo Boys’ fourth place yields State berth KANELAND—In certain situations, a team’s fourth-place finish...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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    Just enough: Girls cross country’s fifth place means another trip to Peoria

    Photo: Senior Erika Carlson stepped up for the Lady Knights, running as their No. 3 with a time of 19:30. File Photo KANELAND—Looks like the Lady Knights cross country squad had just enough on Saturday in Belvidere,...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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    Third game not a charm

    Photo: Sophomore Anna Sinise had four digs and two kills in the Lady Knight’s Regional loss to Sycamore last Thursday. Photos by Patti Wilk Lady Knights’ journey ends by third-seed Sycamore in regional final SANDWICH, Ill.—There would...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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    More like it at Morris

    Knights recover nicely from Sycamore setback, finish regular season 8-1 MORRIS, ILL.—One never knows how the usual Week 9 regular season battles between the Kaneland Knights and Morris Redskins will go. Luckily, the Friday gridiron battle decided...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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    Lady Knights earn regional final berth-day

    Photo: Riley Hannula (left) and Vanessa Gould prepare to battle Riverside Brookefield during Saturday’s Spikefest at KHS. Photo by Lynn Logan Sweep against Plano means Halloween contest against Sycamore SANDWICH, ILL—Tough challenges can come your way as...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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  • Lady Knight tennis handles itself in Stately fashion

    No. 1 singles, doubles talents end up in consolation brackets KANELAND—No matter if you’re seeded or an underdog, the IHSA State tennis competition, housed at District 214 outlets in the northwest suburbs, stands to provide a wallop...

    • Posted October 31, 2013
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    First setback

    Photo: Senior John Pruett makes an athletic grab in Kaneland’s 31-21 loss to Sycamore Friday. Pruett had five receptions for 91 yards—a game high. Photos by Patti Wilk Sycamore hands Kaneland its first regular season loss since...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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    Coaching back to Normal

    Former KHS standout Drendel having a ball at Normal West KANELAND—You’ll have to excuse area volleyball fans if there is some positive sentiment for another team besides Kaneland High School. That’s because the incoming Normal West Wildcats...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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    Welcome to the club

    Yonkovich snatches All-State honor with fifth in Class 2A battle KANELAND—Weibring Golf Club on the grounds of Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. might seem far away from the Kaneland High School area, but it provided an...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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  • Stringing up for State

    Singles entry Schrepferman, doubles tandem Jurcenko/Emmanouil write tickets AURORA—More of the same has turned out to be a good thing for Kaneland tennis. Kaneland, based on its second-place team showing at the West Aurora Sectional this past...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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    Setting a second-place course in Morris

    Photo: Senior Sydney Strang leads most of the field at Saturday’s NIB-12 championship. Photo by Ben Draper Girls cross country takes to Redskin school grounds for NIB-12 outing MORRIS—The Northern Illinois Big XII conference cross country field...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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  • Soccer ends regular season with hunger for more

    KANELAND—It was a struggle at times, but Senior Night yielded a win, and a drive to keep going. An Ignacio Toscano goal in the second half broke open a tie and the margin held for Kaneland on...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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    Taking on the field

    Photo: Junior Brandon Park was the Knights sixth man on Saturday at the NIB-12 championships, placing 26th with a time of 16:16.8. Kaneland placed third in the meet. Photo by Ben Draper Third-place Knight boys cross take...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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    Far from Dunn

    Junior volleyball standout verbally commits to Ball State program KANELAND—While the football landscape in the Mid-American Conference has been coined “MACtion” as of late, the volleyball scene in that collegiate group looks to be getting some of...

    • Posted October 24, 2013
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    Return of the Matt

    Consistent Knight talent emerges as individual qualifier at Monday golf sectional FREEPORT, Ill.—While there may not be quite the team accolades that the 2012 season brought, Kaneland golf still has plenty to be proud of. After a...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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