All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Tennis_Courtesy
    Lady Knights the standard for NIB-12 tennis

    DIXON, Ill.—Kaneland High School, for a couple of years now, has acclimated itself as a top-tier team on the conference tennis circuit. After the events of this past Friday and Saturday at Dixon High School, the Lady...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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  • Stopping by Byron

    Early Oct. stop provides Knights look at themselves, field BYRON, Ill.—Byron Forest Preserve in Byron, Ill., holds a unique October challenge for the Knight boys cross country roster. The setup and field might be out of the...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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  • VB_Lynn
    Tough road: Kaneland drops battle with Morris

    KANELAND—Finding a groove can be tough in a long volleyball season. The Lady Knights just hope that comfort finds them before the playoff road begins. Last Thursday, KHS trekked to the competitive setting of Morris where it...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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  • Wild in Whiteside Co.

    Girls XC takes seventh at Sterling Invite STERLING, Ill.—In a Saturday meet hosted by Northern Illinois Big XII outlet Sterling, Kaneland High School girls cross country had to deal with the talented field from the northern half...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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  • Senior Brody Kuhar watches his ball in flight at Tuesday’s golf regional at Phillips Park in Aurora.
    To the last man

    Golfers’ Regional total enough to advance to sectional KANELAND—Just enough was good enough for Kaneland High School golf on Tuesday. On Tuesday, a Class 2A field featuring the Knights shot on the greens at Phillips Park Golf...

    • Posted October 11, 2013
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  • Nate Dyer had 62 yards in Kaneland’s 35-12 triumph at DeKalb Friday. Photo by Patti Wilk
    By the numbers

    KHS increases regular season win streak to 34 with NIB-12 win at DeKalb DEKALB—Kaneland and DeKalb have had quite the football battles the last two years. In 2011, Kaneland found itself visiting the new Dresser Road turf...

    • Posted October 11, 2013
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  • 141
    Kaneland volleyball faces Geneva test

    Photo: The Lady Knights volleyball team celebrates a point Wednesday against Geneva. Photo by Patti Wilk GENEVA—Only one challenge was out there to await Kaneland volleyball, but it was a familiar and daunting one. KHS traveled to...

    • Posted October 11, 2013
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  • 531
    Rush to the end

    Photo: Julia Golbeck competes at Geneva with doubles partner Maddy Michels (not pictured). The Lady Knights tennis team went 1-2 at the Geneva Quad on Saturday.              Photo by Patti Wilk Tennis competes...

    • Posted October 11, 2013
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  • FB534
    Taking charge

    Kaneland ends back-and-forth with strong 2nd half vs. Rochelle KANELAND—After a tight, back-and-forth first half between Kaneland and Rochelle on Friday night in Maple Park, the Northern Illinois Big XII East division opener turned the tide on...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • Tennis_courtesy
    Tennis swatting away

    Photo: Tim Larsen’s Kaneland High School tennis squad poses for a photo after winning the Rochelle Invite Saturday. Courtesy Photo Lady Knights take care of business on both ends on NIB-12 KANELAND—The remaining six landscapes better brace...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • Knight golfers prepare for end-of-season run

    KANELAND—Who knows exactly what the Kaneland golfers will be capable of as the 2013 season comes to a close, especially on the heels of last year’s stellar State finish? Their play as of late could serve as...

    • Posted October 3, 2013
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  • Eddington_GXC_1
    Steady effort at Eddington for girls XC

    ELBURN—If one wants to see the quality of the Kaneland girls cross country lineup, one just needs to see the results from the traditional late September staple, the Eddington Inviite The Elburn Woods-housed event saw the Kaneland...

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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  • Tennis_September23_1
    Facing Kendall Co. foes

    Photo: Madi Jurcenko, part of Kaneland’s No. 1 doubles team with Jelly Emmanouil, defeated their Oswego opponents Monday 6-0, 6-2. Photo by Kimberly Anderson KANELAND—Not all competitive matches will go your way. Just ask the roster of...

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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  • Eddington_BXC_1
    KHS boys secure 6th at Eddington

    Photo: The start of the 44th annual Eddington Invitational boys varsity race. The Knights took sixth place overall. Ryan Bower (left to right), Nathaniel Kucera, Luis Acosta and Andrew Lesak get things going. Photo by Mary Paulson...

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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  • FB3
    Streat Talk

    Kaneland (4-0) subdues Streator in inter-divisional game KANELAND—Friday’s result from Peterson Field in Maple Park was a familiar one. But Kaneland football was a different unit against visiting Streator, and will be for the remainder of 2013....

    • Posted September 26, 2013
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  • Golf_September12_4
    Split decisions

    Photo: The Knights golfer are 7-2 overall, with the conference tournament on the horizon. Against visiting Sterling Sept. 12. Jessie Denton (above) shot a 43. Photo by Kimberly Anderson KANELAND—Knights golf continues to see impressive scores from...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Still battling

    Tennis endures first loss of dual slate, but bests Sycamore KANELAND—While win after win is nice, the odds of a long, continuous stretch of them are hard to come by in a competitive landscape. Kaneland began with...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • 310
    Late-night run

    Photo: Nate Dyer (32) had a big night for the Knights, rushing for three touchdowns. Photo by Patti Wilk Sterling can’t counter Kaneland (3-0) balance STERLING, Ill.—Kaneland showed a great crossover move on Friday night, but not...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Kaneland Football 001
    Higher ground

    Photo: The Knights Dylan Nauert carries the ball during the first quarter. Photo by Erik Anderson Knights beat Elmhurst-based namesake in week 2 affair KANELAND—Friday night’s first drive set the tone. Facing an all-new non-conference opponent in...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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  • GOLF_file
    Knights club takes a hit in NIB-12 action

    Photo: Senior Steven Cannell shot a 39 to help the Knights defeat the visiting Yorkville Foxes Tuesday. File Photo KANELAND—Northern Illinois Big XII golf has its share of talent, just ask last year’s conference champ Kaneland. The...

    • Posted September 13, 2013
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