All posts by Mike Slodki

  • 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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  • Lady Knight streak ends

    Kaneland’s season-opening win streak falls in loss to DeKalb KANELAND—The opening season unbeaten streak for the Lady Knights basketball team came to an end Tuesday against DeKalb, but not before earning a tough overtime win over Sycamore last...

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Boys step into pressure cooker

    Sycamore 'D' too much; KHS nabs win over H-BR Kaneland—There would be no duplicating the last-second magic of late November like the Kaneland boys basketball team had against Morris. The host Sycamore Spartans made absolutely sure of that...

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Tough week for Knight matmen

    KANELAND—If a team is going to have a difficult week, it is much better to have them in early December than in February.

    • Posted December 14, 2012
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  • Too much for Morris

    Lady Knights lay hurt on rival Redskins in NIB-12 tilt Kaneland—Lady Knights basketball doubled its pleasure on Friday evening in Grundy County.

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • Tylertown!

    Carlson's putback buzzer-beater gives KHS win No. 1 KANELAND—It was a case of right place, right time for Kaneland junior Tyler Carlson.

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • Knights power through

    Wrestlers slammed by Sycamore, split Saturday triangular KANELAND—Area teams know when they've been on a mat with the Sycamore Spartans—the KHS grapplers are no different.

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • Bowlers secure non-conference win

    Lady Knights solve Lisle, dropped by Dixon Kaneland—Kaneland bowling had a rougher start than they would have liked, but it no longer has to wonder where its first win will come from.

    • Posted December 6, 2012
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  • 3’s a welcome crowd

    Wrestlers get on right side of mat with sweep at KHS KANELAND—Coaches and wrestlers have often said the Knights tend to be a different tournament team than a dual team.

    • Posted November 29, 2012
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  • Great beginning for Lady Knights

    Clean sweep of IC tourney brings 4-0 start KANELAND—It might be too early to see if the season-opening Immaculate Conception tournament in Elmhurst, Ill., is an accurate indicator of things to come for Kaneland girls basketball.

    • Posted November 29, 2012
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  • 3 goals at a time for State Champ Clinton

    Class 2A cross-country queen applies skills to triathlon circuit Kaneland—Many fellow cross-country runners were witness to Kaneland High School sophomore Victoria Clinton's success at the Class 2A State meet in Peoria two weeks ago, specifically the back of...

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Winter Sports Preview: Lady Knights look for more

    With a large group of returning players, Kaneland looks to exceed last year’s stellar season KANELAND—Could this be a lucky seven for coach Ernie Colombe and crew?

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Winter Sports Preview: Season of change

    Knight cagers hope returnees lead team full of newcomers KANELAND—There seems to be a wrinkle at the beginning of every Kaneland High School boys basketball season.

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Winter Sports Preview: Grapplers count on experienced core

    KANELAND—Last year brought a handful of success for Kaneland High School wrestling.

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Winter Sports Preview: Senior-laden KHS bowlers hope to lay hurt to pins

    KANELAND—Bowlers representing Kane-land High School are taking to the local lanes with a love of the sport.

    • Posted November 21, 2012
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  • Two spirits

    Sixth-grader and derby horse both get life experience MAPLE PARK—Located on Lees Road in Maple Park, Silver Spur Farm houses a youngster diligently working toward doing the very best in competition—and that's just the sixth-grade student from Kaneland...

    • Posted November 15, 2012
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