All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Golf Preview: Familiar faces lead charge to the green

    KHS golf looks to improve upon 8-4 dual meet finish a year ago KANELAND—You'll have to excuse seventh-year coach Mark Meyer for not approaching 2012 with trepidation.

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Boys Cross Country Preview: Making excellence familiar

    Cross country team looks to return to top-tier at state KANELAND—One has to be considered a top-tier team in Class 2A after securing 15th place in the boys cross country finals a year ago.

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Girls Cross Country Preview: Big returns

    Familiar core could equal success for girls XC by Mike Slodki KANELAND—How can you replace a Lady Knights girls cross country squad that finished eighth in the Class 2A meet a year ago?

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Tennis Preview: Eyes on the prize

    Defending conference champs aim to continue winning ways by Mike Slodki KANELAND—It's an exciting time to be involved in Kaneland tennis, whether you are a player or a parent, a fan or a friend.

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Volleyball Preview: V-ball hungry for more

    Lady Knights use last year’s semifinal loss as motivation KANELAND-—Last year's Class 3A regional semifinal against Glenbard South had a little bit of everything.

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Boys Soccer Preview: Through it all

    KANELAND—KHS coach Scott Parillo has seen his team go through just about everything on the pitch. A 2010 postseason saw the Knights play nine postseason overtimes enroute to a regional championship—the first for a head-to-head sport at Kaneland...

    • Posted August 23, 2012
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  • Softball star Vest not done yet

    Elite pitcher earns partial scholarship to Northern Illinois KANELAND—Delani Vest is not quite done impressing on the softball diamond.

    • Posted August 16, 2012
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  • Guyton still swinging wicked club

    Storied KHS golfer sharpened skills at Illinois Women’s Open ELBURN—For those that missed last week’s golfing performance from Sugar Grove resident and former Kaneland golfer Hayley Guyton, she laughed while offering, “You didn’t miss much.”

    • Posted August 2, 2012
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  • Wielding the hammer: Dyer goes National

    State and Regional totals pay off for junior Olympic-bound athlete KANELAND—One would think that a summer full of footballs and pads would be enough for an ordinary student.

    • Posted July 19, 2012
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  • KHS kids show ‘singlet’-minded focus

    Wrestlers’ week at camp fueled by helping community KANELAND—How do 28 Kaneland middle school and high school wrestlers spend four days in the Wisconsin Dells area?

    • Posted July 12, 2012
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  • Summer league allows Knight baseball to take stock

    IHSA Summer Regional begins Monday, July 16 BATAVIA—It’s the season for local baseball players to embody the “Boys of Summer” tag.

    • Posted July 12, 2012
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  • Goaltender Lekkas brings fire to the ice

    Elburn resident gearing up for elite camp in N.Y. ELBURN—Stefanos Lekkas, 16, of Elburn has his particular tools of the trade. “My mask is white, with all-white straps and an all-white cage,” Lekkas said. “I just fell in love...

    • Posted June 28, 2012
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  • Kaneland holds court in summertime

    MORRIS—Twenty-minute halves, a running clock, and kids wearing something akin to rec-league warmups.

    • Posted June 28, 2012
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  • Crosby visits Friendly Confines

    Stat line: 1-1, 9.49 ERA before heading back to Toledo CHICAGO—Casey Crosby’s first tenure in the majors with the Detroit Tigers was a historic occurrence.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Harter site of football basics, basic fun

    The five-day Kaneland Youth Football League Skillz and Drillz camp concluded on Friday, with 138 kids participating. Members of the Northern Illinois University Huskies conducted drills on the final day.

    • Posted June 21, 2012
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  • Former Knight Crosby now in MLB win club

    KANELAND—After his Major League Baseball debut on June 1, Casey Crosby knew he had to push on after a less-than-desirable result.

    • Posted June 14, 2012
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  • The Crosby Show

    Former Knight lefty officially becomes current Tiger southpaw KANELAND—Never has a pitching appearance that lasted 3.1 innings been so noteworthy or celebrated.

    • Posted June 7, 2012
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  • Sterling softball too golden for Kaneland

    BELVIDERE, Ill.—Kaneland softball’s season had more ups than downs in 2012. Unfortunately, the Sterling Lady Warriors brand of diamond play made KHS land with a thud.

    • Posted June 7, 2012
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  • Regional Rally

    AURORA—There’s a saying that if you give someone an inch, they’ll take a mile. In the case of Lady Knights softball, give them the sixth inning, they’ll score six runs.

    • Posted May 31, 2012
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  • Kaneland’s 11: Boys track performs at high level

    CHARLESTON, Ill.—When you send as many Class 2A State finalists for boys track as Kaneland High School did, you’ll push some entries to the finals by sheer force and numbers.

    • Posted May 31, 2012
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