The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op swimming team started its season in dominating fashion, winning all 11 events against Ottawa for a 107-59 victory.
“It was a great kickoff of the season, not just the first meet of the season but our home opener as well,” co-op coach Leah Eames said.
Freshmen Kylie Olson (200 freestyle, 100 breast stroke), Jensen Keck (200 individual medley, 100 butterfly) and Alexa Miller (50 free, 100 backstroke) each won two events for the team. Freshman Bailey Flemming took first in the 100 free while senior Natalie Carlson won the 500 free.
DeKalb-Sycamore also swept the three relay events. Olson, Jessie Howland, Carlson and Emily Cook won the 200 medley relay, and Kayleigh Kozlowski, Keck, Sam LeBlanc and Carlson combined to take home first place in the 200 free relay. The all-freshman team of Miller, Flemming, Olson and Keck, won the 400 free relay.
“There were some overall quality times posted, which is exciting,” Eames said. “To start off the season so strong, that’s where we wanted to be right now.”
Sycamore stays undefeated: The Spartans cruised to another early season win, defeating Larkin, 6-1.
Freshman Angelina Ye won, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 doubles while Alexa Farris scored a point at No. 2 doubles with a 6-1, 6-3 victory.
The Spartans (5-0-1) swept the four doubles matches. Caitlin Mereness and Aspen Paulsen cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 victory in No. 1 doubles, and Melany Findlay partnered with Alyssa Gregorec for a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles.
“We have a big week ahead of us,” Sycamore coach Dave Hillmer said. “Especially with the holiday, we have to get some practice in and get ready for next week.”
Cogs continue winning ways: Genoa-Kingston won a triangular meet, defeating Rock Falls and Marengo.
G-K (7-2) was led by Jake Langford, who shot a 43, and Tommy Lucca, who carded a 43. Mason Lucca came in with a 46 and Nick Adamcyk carded a 47 and was the last scoring golfer for the Cogs.
DeKalb falls to St. Charles North: The Barbs (0-3) lost a tough match, falling 158-175. Ben Melms led the way for DeKalb, shooting a 43. Ryan Schultz recorded a 44.
H-BR edges Seneca: The Royals got by on the narrowest of margins, defeating Seneca by one stroke, 173-174. Sophomore Daniel Small earned medalist honors with a 42 while seniors Luke Winkle and Austin Scott carded 43s. Senior Dirk Schoger shot a person-best 45 for H-BR.
Kaneland upends Sterling: The Knights got another impressive round from Matt Yonkovich, who shot a 36 at Emerald Hill Golf Club to earn co-medalist honors and help lead the Knights to a 153-158 win. Sean Glennon came in with a 37 and Luke Kreiter and Brody Kuhar shot matching 40s to finish the scoring.
Cogs roll Stillman Valley: G-K moved to 2-0 on the season with a 25-15, 25-21 victory over Stillman Valley.
Vanessa Garza recorded seven aces on her jump serve and Olivia Cotton had 10 digs. Cassidy Abraham and Sam Hansel each had four kills for G-K and Bridget Halat dished out 10 assists.
“It’s early in the season, so the girls are starting to jell, but they are looking better,” G-K coach Keith Foster said. “Between the last game and this one there’s been growth.”