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PREP ROUNDUP: Spartans get non-conference shutout

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Meranda Brashears and Brittany Huber each hit home runs in the Sycamore softball team's 6-0 win over Antioch. Claire Koertner was 1 for 2 with an RBI while Becca Schroeder went 1 for 2 for the Spartans.

Keri Treml was the winning pitcher, giving up just two hits while improving to 6-3. She had four strikeouts and didn't walk a hitter.

"Keri threw a terrific game today and the team played pretty solid defense behind her. Offensively, it was nice to see us continue to score runs throughout the game. We scored in five different innings and that puts a lot of pressure on the other team," Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter said. "Brit and Meranda had a couple of nice shots against the wind to get the team fired up. I was really pleased to see us come out with a lot of energy and do what we needed to do today."

The Spartans are now 11-16.

Hawks swept:
Newark swept a doubleheader against Hiawatha, winning 13-0 and 18-12. Ashley Tamraz went 2 for 3 with four RBIs for the Hawks in Game 2, and Haley Melendez was 2 for 3 with three runs scored. Tatiana Spung finished 2 for 5 with three RBIs.


Hawks sweep Newark: Hiawatha got a doubleheader sweep over Newark, winning by scores of 7-2 and 8-1.

Tyler Burger went 2 for 3 with two runs scored, two RBIs and a stolen base for the Hawks in Game 1. Nick Doolittle finished 1 for 2 with a run scored and three stolen bases, while Jake Simmons was 2 for 2 with an RBI and a stolen base.

Burger was the winning pitcher, striking out four in a complete game.

In Game 2, Allen Letterer finished 3 for 4 with a double, run scored and a stolen base for Hiawatha. Will Corn was 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI and Ed Canchola finished 2 for 2 with two runs scored, two RBIs and two stolen bases.

Mike Mercado got the win on the mound, finishing with six strikeouts in a complete game.

Sandwich tops Morris: Dallas Schroeder was 1 for 3 with two runs scored for Sandwich in a 5-2 win over Morris.

Somonauk gets win: Eric Thomas went 4 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs in Somonauk's 12-5 win against Seneca. Colin Stahl went 3 for 5 with a double, three RBIs, three runs scored and two stolen bases and Danny Heerhold was 2 for 4 with a triple, walk, RBI and two runs scored for the Bobcats.

Somonauk is now 21-3.


Cogs win own invite:
Host Genoa-Kingston took first place at the G-K Invite, finishing with 193 points. Somonauk was sixth with 46 and Hinckley-Big Rock took eighth with five.

The Cogs got seven first-place finishes. Danny Thorsen won the shot put with a mark of 48 feet, 4 inches, while Calvin Beach took first in the discus at 126-03. Tim Benvenuti won the triple jump (38-03.5) and Marcus Holley was first in the pole vault (9-00.20). Other individual first-place finishes for G-K were Jeff Callahan in the 300-meter hurdles (42.12) and Gabe Williams in the 200-meter dash (22.53).

The Cogs' 800-meter relay won with a time of 1:35.82.

Somonauk's 1600-meter relay took second with a time of 3:41.43. Hinckley-Big Rock's Jeremy Perales took sixth in the 3200-meter run at 11:49.96.


Neisendorf leads Cogs to invite win:
Danielle Neisendorf won the high jump (6-2), pole vault (8-6) and 400-meter dash (1:02.94) for Genoa-Kingston as the Cogs got a first-place finish as hosts of the G-K Invite.

G-K finished with 168 points. Somonauk was third with 102 and Hinckley-Big Rock took sixth with 33.

The Cogs' Brianna Kramer won the 300-meter hurdles (52.53) and 200-meter dash (27.88).

Beth Klein took third in the high jump for the Royals with a mark of 4-06. Katie Hoffman was third in the 300-meter hurdles at 56:03.

Somonauk's 4x800-meter relay team of Jamie Towle, Amanda Bentley, Emily Clark and Lauren Zaeske got a win with a time of 10:47.00. Towle took first in the 3200-meter run (12:17), and the Bobcats' Megan Costanzo won the 1600-meter run (5:47.53).


Barbs take 18th:
DeKalb had a total weight of 7 pounds, 11 ounces on the final day of the IHSA State Tournament at Carlyle Lake. The Barbs finished the tournament in 18th place, with a total weight of 22 pounds, 4 ounces.

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