All posts by Mike Slodki

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    Chief celebration

    Past, present and future celebrate Randall’s WCC diamond tenure SUGAR GROVE—Area collegiate baseball has seen its share of great players and institutions. Dave Randall, of Waubonsee Community College, has seen his share of area collegiate baseball. On...

    • Posted May 8, 2014
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  • Despite pair of losses, KHS still moving on basepaths

    KANELAND—The won/loss percentage may have sunk a tad, but Kaneland baseball has shown it has the talent on all sides of the diamond to work past troubles. On May 1, defending conference champ Yorkville invaded Maple Park...

    • Posted May 8, 2014
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  • Case of the missing bats

    Baseball, Softball levels bear witness to no-hitters, perfect game KANELAND—To win on the baseball or softball field, many things have to go right. For a no-hitter or perfect game to be thrown, pitches have to go right...

    • Posted May 8, 2014
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  • KHS girls best of the track

    Lead-up to Kane County competition yields plenty of good news with first place KANELAND—On a Friday night at Grant High School in Fox Lake, Ill., the Lady Knights’ track outfit was out hunting hardware and great totals....

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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    Steady lineup

    Photo: Sophomore Anthony Holubecki went six strong innings Monday against Yorkville. Photo by Patti Wilk Baseball looks to solidify against Yorkville, DeKalb, Wheaton Academy KANELAND—Compared to last year’s mediocre season output, it appears this year’s version of...

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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    Rolling along

    Photo: Sophomore keeper Emily Chapman blocks an attempt on goal by Sycamore. Emily did not allow a goal by Sycamore at the April 24 game. Photo by Mary Paulson Kaneland soccer continues its steamroll tour KANELAND—Kaneland High...

    • Posted May 1, 2014
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    Family lineup

    Photo: Three sisters, senior Michelle (No. 10), freshman Lauren (4) and junior Heather Ortiz (7), play on the Kaneland varsity soccer team this year. Photo by Lynn Logan Soccer enjoying spoils of three Ortiz sisters on varsity...

    • Posted April 27, 2014
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  • Baseball dethrones DeKalb, sits at 8-3

    Key second inning, pitching prowess make good recipe for NIB-12 win KANELAND—It’s good to be a member of Kaneland baseball at the moment. By that same token, it must be a giant headache to be on the...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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    Positive spin

    Photo: Senior captain Brittany Olson goes after the soccer ball. Olson, together with her teammates, scored eight goals. Photo by Mary Paulson Kaneland secures Blackhawk Invite title, slams Yorkville KANELAND—This group of Lady Knights kickers is putting...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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    Boys track tests mettle

    Photo: Senior Brandon Bishop hands off to junior Isaac Swithers during the 4x200m relay Tuesday vs. Yorkville. The team ran 1:31.35. Photo by Mary Paulson April tour features NIB-12 triangular, Minooka Invite, Yorkville challenge KANELAND—Kaneland boys track...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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    Softball stuck by Yorkville

    Photos: Junior pitcher Angie Morrow (right) pitched well against Geneva Saturday, earning a win. Senior center fielder Lanie Callaghan (below) set up an early run at Yorkville Thursday, but the Lady Knights lost to the Lady Foxes...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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    Girls track hosts Jenni’s ABC, deals with Ottawa version of event

    Photo: Freshman Maddie Keifer (right) jumped 31-0.25 feet Tuesday in the triple jump. Senior Christina Delach (below) vaulted 10-09 in the pole vault. Photos by Mary Paulson ABC meets test program depth KANELAND—An April tradition, Jenni’s ABC...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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    House of Steel

    Lekkas brothers have lived lives on ice ELBURN—There’s a whole lot of hockey talent in Elburn. Much of it is courtesy of one household. The Lekkas brothers of Elburn have long shown an affinity for hockey, having...

    • Posted April 19, 2014
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    Triple jump

    April always time for KHS track atmosphere to shine KANELAND—KHS track always seems to rise to the occasion, no matter the location. For the month of April, the chance to rise, and go a little farther happens...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Turf battle

    Soccer troops take to Zimmerman Field for Blackhawk Invite AURORA—Don’t look now, but the Lady Knights are winners with regularity. Granted, it’s still early. Finally getting out to a regular rhythm of play after a long spring...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Second best

    Photo: Freshman Nicole Sreenan has transitioned well in her first year at KHS, winning the 100m and 400m dashes Saturday, and also taking part in the champion 4x100m relay for Kaneland. Photo by Mary Paulson Kaneland girls...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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  • KHS adds to luck in Quad Cities

    Boys track hits the usual outdoor opener in East Moline, Ill. KANELAND—It doesn’t seem as if the learning curve for the Knights boys track roster will be that steep, if the East Moline United High School Boys...

    • Posted April 17, 2014
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    Measure of Revenge

    Photo: Junior Heather Ortiz (left) maneuvers around a Rosary defender Monday. Photo by Mary Paulson Kaneland evens up mark after two contests with win over Royals KANELAND—There was a KHS soccer sighting on Monday. After a 17-day...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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    Kaneland baseball hits Ohio

    KANELAND—Playing at the University of Cincinnati against Ken Griffey Jr.’s former high school team was the highlight of a spring break trip for the Kaneland baseball team that featured more cancelations than games. The Knights’ ability to...

    • Posted April 11, 2014
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  • Kaneland softball gets in more outdoor swings

    DEKALB—It was only one contest, but the more outdoor diamond time the Lady Knights get, the better. On Monday, the lone contest of a Spring Break week, the Lady Knights met their former conference mates Batavia out...

    • Posted April 4, 2014
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