All posts by Mike Slodki

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    Serving notice to Sycamore Spartans

    Photo: Kaneland High School girls varsity volleyball team celebrates after a two-game sweep against Sycamore Sept. 18. Photo by Mary Paulson KANELAND—Kaneland volleyball has always had its hands full with the Sycamore Spartans. After struggling for years...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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    Living history

    We want to hear from you! Tell us who you think is Kaneland’s biggest rival Kaneland athletics have many rivals, but who is No. 1 in your eyes? Results from this survey will be compiled for publication...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Kaneland tennis nipped by Rosary, Sycamore

    Photo: Junior Emily Lutter plays No. 2 singles against IMSA last week. File Photo KANELAND—Not every week will be a winner for Kaneland High School tennis. Such was the case this past week, featuring two setbacks to...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Kaneland boys cross plays in Peoria

    Photo: Freshman Matt Richtman ran the course at Detweiller Park in Peoria, Ill., in 16:01, earning a top 50 medal for his efforts.Photo submitted by Patti Wilk to Photos@elburnherald.com First to the Finish gathering tests KHS mettle...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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  • Wauconda this way

    Lone meet of the week yields 10th overall for girls XC WAUCONDA, Ill.—Saturday morning’s 39th annual Wauconda Invitational provided yet another opportunity for Kaneland High School girls cross country to see just what it has at an...

    • Posted September 18, 2014
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    Kaneland Rivals Project: Team of Rivals

    Editors note: This is part one of a three-part series about Kaneland’s rivals—both current and historical. Part one focuses on more contemporary rivals, part two will feature a look at historical rivals, while part three will focus...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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  • Volleyball looks for Centennial challenge

    KANELAND—Kaneland volleyball now has 10 matches under its jersey, all in large invite fashion. Now at 6-5, the volleyball crew must hope the action this past weekend in Champaign, Ill., and the previous week in Wheaton, Ill.,...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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    Kaneland 49ers

    Photo: Junior Jake Marczuk (left) had a big second game under center for the Knights, throwing for 221 yards and four touchdowns. Photos by Mary Paulson Knights have solid non-conference win vs. visiting Marshall KANELAND—Friday’s matchup between...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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    Girls cross country building strength

    Photo: Senior Victoria Clinton made her 2014 debut, cruising to a win at Elburn Woods Tuesday. Photo by Ben Draper Weekend trip to Oregon, meet in Elburn highlight week KANELAND—Kaneland High School’s girls cross country squad wants...

    • Posted September 11, 2014
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    Knight football wins 10th-straight opener

    Photo: Senior Connor Fedderly had six catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns for the Knights on Saturday. Photo by Mary Paulson 24-hour delay, tough beginning leads to 30-8 win over Brooks KANELAND—Kaneland faithful and fans of...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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    Volleyball’s spike OK in first test

    Photo: Anna Senese spikes the ball over Raider defenders in action against Glenbard South Aug. 27. Photo by Laura Gampfer Lady Knights manage comeback win over Romeoville as part of middle-of-pack finish at Wheaton WHEATON, Ill.—Aug. 27...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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  • Kaneland kicks season off up north

    KANELAND—Knights soccer headed to its usual Fox Valley stop to kick off the 2014 season, with some success and growing pains. At the Jacobs Tournament on Friday, Kaneland began with a 2-0 loss to Harvard and a...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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    Knight golfers trek to West Aurora, Geneva Invite

    KANELAND—Knight golfers, fresh off several years of sustained regular season and postseason success, continue to progress through the early part of the 2014 schedule. On Friday, the Knights managed to beat West Aurora by a final of...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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    2014 Football Preview: Helmet to helmet

    Photo: Senior Connor Fedderly will return as receiver and be a leader in the squad. Photos by Patti Wilk Knights look to replace previous talented class on gridiron KANELAND—Knight names that had heavy contributions the past three...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    2014 Tennis Preview: Bedrock of success on court

    Photo: Senior No. 1 singles player Sammie Schrepferman works through drills at last Thursday’s practice at KHS. Photos by Patti Wilk Lady Knights tennis brings back leaders, battle for conference supremacy KANELAND—How does a tennis team try...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    2014 Girls Cross Country Preview: Trail mix

    Photo: The girls cross country team started its practice schedule the morning of Aug. 13 at the high school. The last three years have seen the Lady Knights continue their upward trajectory, placing eighth in 2011, sixth...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    2014 Boys Soccer Preview: Soccer hopes for more of the same

    Photo: Freshman John McCaffrey works on a ball-handling drill. Photos by Patti Wilk Parillo’s roster has talent pool to be in postseason picture KANELAND—Four straight regional final appearances would be satisfactory for any area soccer program. For...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    2014 Golf Preview: Chipping away at challenges

    Photo: Senior Jesse Denton tees off at the 10th hole during Monday’s Plainfield North Invitational. Photo by Mary Paulson Kaneland Knight golf roster looks different at the top KANELAND—In the most recent handful of Kaneland High School...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    2014 Volleyball Preview: Kaneland volleyball rolls on despite reset button

    Seniors Brittany Grider and Elle Dunn (right) work on a blocking drill at last Friday’s practice. Junior Makenzie McMullan (below) taps the ball over the net in other practice action Friday. Photos by Patti Wilk Violett returns...

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    Close to the finish line

    Exclusive group of area drivers stake claim at Speedway SYCAMORE—Friday and Saturday nights during the summer months bring a lot of action to Sycamore Speedway. That atmosphere draws familiar and enthusiastic crowds, but only a handful of...

    • Posted August 15, 2014
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