PREP ROUNDUP: Dubrick, Barbs win Byron Invite
DeKalb’s Marc Dubrick won the Byron Invite, finishing in a time of 15 minutes and 16.54 seconds. The Barbs boys cross country team took first as a team with 33 points, Sycamore was fifth with 104 and Genoa-Kingston took ninth with 234.
Dubrick’s teammate, Isaac Heitanen, took second in 15:42.7, and Sycamore’s Adam Millburg was third at 15:47.84. The Barbs’ Patrick Martin was fourth (15:51.63). Colin Martin (16:16.23) was 12th for DeKalb, while teammate T.J. Neidel finished 14th (16:23.55). Sycamore’s Dylan Schmidt was 16th (16:33.62).
Zach Herrman was the Cogs’ top finisher, taking 33rd with a time of 17:18.09.
“The guys, we were really trying to work on staying together longer,” DeKalb coach Mike Wolf said. “They weren’t really trying to stay together longer, so we were working on it a little bit at a time. Today was a step in the right direction.”
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Sycamore wins Byron Invite: Maggie Lalowski and Morgan Morreale finished second and third, respectively, for Sycamore as the Spartans won the Byron Invite with 55 points. Lalowski had a time of 18:33.69 and Morreale came in at 18:37.76.
Sycamore and DeKalb actually tied, but the Spartans won because of the sixth runner. Genoa-Kingston took seventh with 191 points.
The Barbs’ Kelsey Schrader won the meet with a time of 17:20.41. Teammate Danielle Dlabal was seventh (19:06.08). Sara Schafer took eighth (19:12.3) and Christin Bothe was ninth (19:25.36) for DeKalb.
Stephanie Cole took 16th for the Spartans at 20:19.88, and teammate Katie Smith was 17th with a time of 20:30.66.
Nicole Hebel was the Cogs’ top finisher, with a time of 21:25.27.
“It’s actually kind of hard to judge how our performance went,” Sycamore coach Mike Lambdin said. “The course was a little bit shorter, so you would expect times to be faster, but it was also windy and chilly. ... Right now, I’m up in the air myself. I look at some of the things and I think we ran very well, and I look at others and think we were a little bit off.”
Knights win: Kaneland beat Rochelle, 25-15, 25-19. Ellie Dunn finished with 13 kills and two aces for the Knights (12-5, 2-2 Northern Illinois Big 12 East), and Lyndi Scholl had nine kills and 10 digs. Ashley Prost had 32 assists and eight digs, and Shayna Turek finished with 22 digs.
Barbs remain unbeaten in NI Big 12: Skyler Weishaar, Logan Brown and Trevor Freeland had goals for DeKalb in a 6-0 win over Rochelle. Zach Dixson-Smith, Sean Woodford and Owen Sawyer had assists for the Barbs (5-1-4, 3-0-1 NI Big 12).
“I was real pleased with the way we played in the second half going against the wind,” DeKalb coach Brent McIntosh said. “I thought we played a much better game and did a better job of possessing.”
Royals get LTC win: Zach Michels had two goals and an assists for Hinckley-Big Rock in a 6-0 win over Serena. Bernie Conley had a goal and an assist for the Royals, while Billy Weissinger, Jack Bullard and Connor Nelson added one goal apiece.
Jared Madden had two assists for H-BR (12-2, 4-1 Little Ten Conference).
Bobcats get win: Somonauk beat Leland-Earlville, 2-0. Josh Schmitt had two goals for the Bobcats (10-2-2, 6-0 LTC), and Trevor Siegler finished with two assists.
Lucca medals for Cogs: Tommy Lucca shot a 44 for Genoa-Kingston in a 182-184 win over Rockford Lutheran. Eric Tucker and Nick Adamcyk each finished with 46s for the Cogs (11-6), while Mike Coombs shot a 48.
Knights edged by Jacobs: Brody Kuhar shot at 39 for Kaneland, but the Knights lost to Jacobs, 162-163. Connor Williams added a 40 for Kaneland, while Luke Kreiter and Matt Yonkovich each finished with 42s.
Cogs top Marian Central: G-K beat Marian Central, 209-223. Angel Cassidy had the Cogs’ top score, shooting a 47 and earning medalist honors. Emily Wakeley had a 51 for G-K, and Andrea Strohmaier finished with a 53. Gaby Galauner had a 58.
“[Cassidy] played well,” G-K coach Darrin LaForce said. “It’s her season-low and she saved the team.”
Co-op tops Woodstock North: The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op defeated Woodstock North, 104-59. The team got a boost in the first event, with Natalie Carlson, Sam LeBlanc and Kayleigh Kozlowski taking first, second and third, respectively, in the 200-yard freestyle.
“Going 1-2-3 in anything is always a huge deal, and it just kind of set us off for the rest of the meet,” DeKalb-Sycamore coach Leah Eames said.
Kylie Olson won both the 200-IM and 100 butterfly for DeKalb-Sycamore (4-0), while Jensen Keck finished first in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke.
DeKalb-Sycamore’s 200 medley relay of Olson, Keck, Alexa Miller and Bailey Flemming took first, and the same group won the 400 freestyle relay.
Barbs take down Newman: DeKalb beat Sterling Newman, 4-1. Amanda Hedberg got the Barbs’ lone singles win, 6-0, 6-0. Sabrina Killeen and Samantha Volk won, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 1 doubles, and Elyse Roberts and Michaela Murphy won, 0-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2), at the No. 2 doubles spot. Katrina Le and Maria Marungo won, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, at No. 3 doubles.
“For the second day in a row, we won a meet that could just as easily been lost were it not for strong teamwork and perseverance,” DeKalb coach Lance Gackowski said.