All posts by Mike Slodki

  • Girls track gets fifth, dual win

    KANELAND—Windy conditions abounded, and whomever emerged from Saturday’s Jenni’s ABC Meet in Maple Park would have to do so by force.

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Sluggers trounce Rochelle, vanquish DeKalb

    More action for State champs includes two setbacks KANELAND—If only the Kaneland Knights could put up double-figure run totals in every contest. While they enjoyed wins over conference rivals, the Knights could have used them in two losses...

    • Posted April 19, 2012
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  • Girls Track sees exceptional totals at Holmes Meet

    KANELAND—It took barely any time for Lady Knights girls track to get acclimated to the outdoor competition.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • KHS softball (14-4) swinging a hot bat

    KANELAND—After KHS coach Brian Willis wished for the hitting to catch up to the above-average pitching and defense, the Lady Knights softball contingent spent this past week granting that wish in earnest.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Soccer overcomes struggles to find net at W. Aurora

    AURORA—Kaneland soccer will have at least one win under its belt from its usual April stop.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Knights baseball brings firepower vs. Dukes, Hubs

    KANELAND—Dixon’s baseball field is somewhat secluded, and surrounded by tall trees.

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • Boys track feels outdoorsy at E. Moline

    Knights also earn dual win vs. Spartans KANELAND—How do you deal with boys track giants from the Quad Cities area along with other very talented outfits?

    • Posted April 12, 2012
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  • KHS softball on tear after Tenn. trip

    Stellar pitching keys additional wins over Sandwich, Morris KANELAND—If you thought the method for getting a softball season out of an early funk was going to the state of Tennessee, then you’re stealing the Lady Knights softball team’s...

    • Posted April 5, 2012
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  • No decay in Decatur area for Knights baseball

    KANELAND—Spring break stories for Kaneland baseball will feature impressive displays against teams from Decatur, Ill.

    • Posted April 5, 2012
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  • Two out of three ain’t bad

    Wins over BC, Marmion make diamond less rough KANELAND—An season-opening loss wasn’t ideal, but soon after, Kaneland baseball acted and played like the champions they were against hosts Burlington Central and Marmion.

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • Softball beats Oswego, not fond of BC yardwork

    The Kaneland varsity girls try to figure out a plan during their 10-5 home loss against Burlington Central on March 21. Photo by Patti Wilk

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • KHS soccer falls to Rosary Royals

    AURORA—Kaneland Lady Knights soccer must be sick and tired of these Royal meetings.

    • Posted March 29, 2012
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  • State department

    Defending 3A Champs look for precious medals once again KANELAND—2011 was a summer to remember in the annals of the relatively short history of Kaneland High School baseball.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Lady Knights track to make most out of depth

    KANELAND—Numbers are down, and the roster no longer includes assets like Andie Strang, Kris Bowen and Brooke Patterson.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Kaneland softball looks toward captains to right ship

    KANELAND—An 8-1 start a year ago turned into a 14-19 finish for a softball group hoping for bigger things.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Kaneland soccer hopes to reach beyond Regional

    KANELAND—For the past three seasons, Kaneland girls soccer has made it to heights previously unknown. Now comes the challenge of kicking even higher.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • Boys track talent factory hopes to pay dividends

    KANELAND—Knights boys track has a storied history and a lot to live up to. In the last couple seasons, the outfit has not disappointed.

    • Posted March 22, 2012
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  • KHS hoops squads can brandish honors

    Two first-team All NIB-12 picks for boys, one for girls KANELAND—It’s as easy as a lay-up to deduce that both KHS basketball programs would get postseason honors to recognize exceptional play and postseason runs.

    • Posted March 15, 2012
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  • Knights bounced: E-Rabs’ fourth spells doom for KHS in sectional

    KANELAND—There exists no direct or obvious correlation for higher drama the further you go in the Class 3A boys basketball playoffs.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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  • Van Bogaert enjoys new courtside role

    ELBURN—Elburn resident and Loyola University standout Elyse Van Bogaert just can’t stay away from the roundball action.

    • Posted March 8, 2012
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