PREP ROUNDUP: Trio of Barbs qualify for state track meet
The DeKalb girls track and field team had three athletes qualify for next weekend's Class 3A state meet out of Thursday's Hononegah Sectional.
Jasmine Brown set the school record in the long jump and won the event with a leap of 18 feet, 5.5 inches. She also finished second and qualified in the triple jump with a 36-9 mark.
Kelsey Schrader took third and qualified in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5 minutes, 14.04 seconds. She also finished second in the 3,200 in 11:00.22.
Jaylaan Slaughter advanced to state by finishing second in the 400 in 57.93 seconds.
The Barbs finished third overall with 54 points.
"We're really proud to get third place in 3A out of 15 teams," DeKalb coach Carolyn Smrz said. "That's pretty amazing for us."
Stephanie Milroy finished fourth in the long jump with a mark of 16-7.5. Monica York was sixth in the 1,600 in 5:21.
Kyler qualifies: Indian Creek freshman Chantel Kyler qualified for the state track and field meet with a mark of 5-4 in the high jump at the Class 1A Bureau Valley Sectional.
Kyler took third in the event, but was able to beat the IHSA's state-qualifying standard of 5-2.
Barbs win in 6: Trenton Sopko was 4 for 4 with five RBIs and two doubles in DeKalb's 10-0, six-inning win against Rochelle.
Zack Price got the win on the mound for the Barbs (13-11-1, 7-7 Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference). He struck out four. Patrick Aves was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Brian Sisler scored four runs.
"We played good defense and obviously strung together a few hits," DeKalb coach Jake Howells said. "It was good to see the team out there relaxing."
Spartans lose to Foxes: Sycamore lost to Yorkville, 5-1, to fall to 16-11 overall and 7-8 in the NI Big 12. Brett Weaver drove in the lone run for the Spartans. Colin Eggleson walked eight in 5 2/3 innings.
"We just didn't swing the bats well enough to win again today," Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh said.
Cogs fall on senior day: Genoa-Kingston lost in five innings to Burlington Central, 14-4, on senior day. Matt Rasmussen took the loss for the Cogs (4-20, 2-8 Big Northern Conference). He struck out two, walked three and allowed five hits in 2 1/3 innings of work. Jake Langford was 1 for 3 with a run scored, a double and an RBI. Ben Rabe was 1 for 2.
T'wolves take loss: Indian Creek lost to Putnam County, 9-4. Jake Weisler threw two innings and allowed one earned run. Robert Johnson was 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs for the Timberwolves (13-13).
"I thought tonight we showed some signs that we can start competing with some really quality teams by competing with Putnam County," Indian Creek coach Joe Piekarz said.
Hawks drop slugfest: Hiawatha lost in six innings to Christian Liberty, 21-10. Hiawatha committed nine errors and allowed 13 walks. Ed Canchola had five RBIs for the Hawks. Will Corn had two hits and drove in two runs.
Bobcats get win: Somonauk clinched at least a share of the Little Ten Conference title with a 13-3 win over Newark. Brandon Kramer went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs for the Bobcats. Cody Blue was 2 for 4 with four RBIs for Somonauk, who's now 24-3 and 15-1 in conference play.
Spartans thump Rochelle: Sycamore closed out its conference season with a 12-4 win over Rochelle. The Spartans are now 13-17, and finish their Northern Illinois Big 12 schedule at 4-6.
Lyndsey Coddington went 3 for 4 with a home run, double and three RBIs for Sycamore. Jasmyne Taylor was 3 for 4 with three RBIs while Taylor Jones finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
Keri Treml was the winning pitcher, striking out six while improving to 8-3.
"We are really proud of the way the kids bounced back after an ugly game yesterday. The bats heated up with Lyndsey Coddington leading the charge," Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter said. "We extended innings and had a couple of nice two-out hits from Taylor Jones to score some extra runs.
"Keri threw the ball well and let the defense make some plays for her. It was a good way to close out the conference season."
Cogs lose on road: Genoa-Kingston lost at Burlington Central, 9-0. Baylie Ullmark took the loss for the Cogs (15-12, 4-6 BNC). Ullmark was 2 for 3 at the plate. Rhealene Cleveland also went 2 for 3.
Hawks win in 5: Hiawatha ended the regular season with a winning record by defeated Christian Liberty, 11-1, in five innings. Ashley Tamraz got the win for the Hawks (13-12). She struck out eight and allowed four hits. At the plate, Tamraz was 3 for 4 with an RBI and Tatiana Spung was 3 for 4 with three RBIs.
Indians get shut out: Sandwich beat Coal City, 4-0. Morgan Murphy was the winning pitcher, striking out 10 hitters in a complete game. Megan Henrichs went 2 for 4 for the Indians.
Bobcats take loss: Newark upended Somonauk, 7-6. Lauren Brummel had a home run and two RBIs for the Bobcats (11-13-1).