All posts by Mike Slodki

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    Close encounter

    Photo: Senior John Pruett went 3/4 at the foul line, and finished with seven points against Sycamore Friday night. Photo by Mary Paulson Sycamore bests KHS boys to complete Friday sweep KANELAND—Knight boys basketball dropped to 2-2...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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    Stuck at Sycamore

    Photo: Sophomore Camri Conley attempts a free throw Friday night at Sycamore. Photo by Mary Paulson Kaneland girls basketball drops conference outing KANELAND—Lady Knights basketball is always up for a conference battle with rival Sycamore. On Friday...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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  • Junior Adam Mish pinned his Sycamore opponent in 1:38 Thursday at NIU.
    Wrestlers go Huskie-size over Sycamore, beat Lemont

    Photo: Junior Adam Mish pinned his Sycamore opponent in 1:38 Thursday at NIU. Sophomore Photo by Ben Draper KANELAND—Venues may change, but victories are still as sweet anywhere. Kaneland traveled to NIU’s Convocation Center last Thursday to...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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    Bowlers beat IMSA, lose close matches

    Photo: Junior Katie Hill (above) bowled a 405 series for the Lady Knights Thursday. Photo by Ben Draper KANELAND—Margins are relatively close, but the Lady Knight bowlers housed at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb would like to...

    • Posted December 13, 2013
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    Wrestlers battle through tough stops

    Photo: 152-pound George Strang won 6-4 in overtime over Andrew Ives of Wheaton-Warrenville South Saturday. Photo by Stephanie Vanik KANELAND—It could have been a rude awakening to the start of the 2013-14 season for Kaneland Knights wrestling,...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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    Knights do well at Windmill

    Photo: Sophomore Dylan Vaca led the Knights with 19 points against Batavia Nov. 27. Photo by Patti Wilk Season opener sees OT win vs. Batavia; KHS splits other two games BATAVIA—It’s an early idea, but it’s a...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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  • Lady Knights aim for higher court at IC Catholic

    KANELAND—No first-place plaque would come their way, but the Lady Knights hoops talent would still make a fine showing. After an initial win over Luther North two weekends ago to top things off, the Lady Knights would...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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    ‘Drew’ grit: Senior signal-caller earns pinnacle All-State honor

    by Mike Slodki KANELAND—Who knew that suiting up for the Aurora Superstars 10 years ago would lead to this? For Knights senior Drew David, toiling away in the organized tackle football ranks eventually led to being tabbed...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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    Raising their game

    Kaneland High School softball players Lauren Zick (left to right), Lexi Roach and Lanie Callaghan signed their college intent papers on Nov. 13 at the KHS library, surrounded by teammates, family and coaches. Zick signed with St....

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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    Knights’ quick turnaround

    Girls hoops runs Luther North out of gym in IC Catholic Prep tourney opener by Mike Slodki ELMHURST, ILL.—It was a less-than-uplifting opening night against the visiting Lady Blackhawks of West Aurora on Thursday evening. To recover,...

    • Posted November 28, 2013
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    Long-range game

    Photo:Senior John Pruett drives to the hoop with junior Ben Barnes right behind during Saturday’s boys basketball practice. Photos by Patti Wilk Johnson’s crew aims for third NIB-12 title in four seasons KANELAND—Kaneland boys basketball may have...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Bowling on Crews control

    KANELAND—After a 2012-13 campaign that saw a pickup of two late-season wins to improve to 3-6 in dual action, Kaneland girls bowling could be excused if it dwelled in the positive. But the loss of five seniors...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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    Recovery mission

    Photo: Junior Taylor Eaves looks to shoot with sophomore Vanessa Gould playing defense during Friday’s practice. Photos by Patti Wilk Kaneland girls feel they can replace successful leaders KANELAND—Last February’s season-ending regional loss to Plano hurt in...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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    Leveraging Success

    Photo: Kaneland sophomore Austin Parks carries some familiar weight up the hill during the annual wrestling training/team building practice at Johnson’s Mound in Elburn on Saturday. Photo by Patti Wilk KANELAND—With a 13-13 dual mark and three...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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    Knights valiant

    Injuries, JCA juggernaut create perfect storm for 2nd-round elimination JOLIET, ILL.—Even before the Class 5A playoffs began, Kaneland football knew what it could be getting into. After a convincing win over first-round opponent Hampshire last week, Kaneland...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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    Lady Knights display Peoria power

    Collective effort yields fifth place in Class 2A final PEORIA, ILL—There may have been no individual state champ for the Lady Knights cross country squad in 2013, but the team-wide effort was still something to behold. Detweiller...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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    Knight boys show tough State of mind

    Photo: Senior Nathaniel Kucera crosses the finish line at Saturday’s State meet as Kaneland’s third finisher in 15:54. Photo by Mary Paulson Tough field meets solid resolve for 22nd place finish PEORIA, ILL.—Without fail, every time you...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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    Last line of offense

    Knight behemoths help Kaneland football in trenches KANELAND—Throughout the 35-game regular season win streak and 47 wins in the last 52 overall games, Kaneland’s playmakers have made plenty of noise with their actions. But it’s been said...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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    Kaneland takes care of sectional challenge

    Photo: Sophomore Sean Spaetzel cracked the varsity roster, running as Kaneland’s seventh runner at the Belvidere Sectional with a time of 16:51. File Photo Boys’ fourth place yields State berth KANELAND—In certain situations, a team’s fourth-place finish...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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    Just enough: Girls cross country’s fifth place means another trip to Peoria

    Photo: Senior Erika Carlson stepped up for the Lady Knights, running as their No. 3 with a time of 19:30. File Photo KANELAND—Looks like the Lady Knights cross country squad had just enough on Saturday in Belvidere,...

    • Posted November 7, 2013
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