Prep Roundup: Sycamore volleyball gains crucial conference victory
Sycamore gained a crucial conference victory on Thursday, defeating Morris, 25-17, 25-18, at home.
"After a bad loss against Kaneland they came back and played really well," Sycamore coach Debbie Klock said. "They committed to what we were going to fix and they stuck to the game plan."
Brittany Huber had six kills for the Spartans while Hannah Knox chipped in with five. Christina Dailey had nine digs for Sycamore, which evened its Northern Illinois Big 12 record at 2-2.
Cogs fall to R-B: Genoa-Kingston lost in two games, 25-12, 25-16, to Richmond-Burton on Thursday. Bridget Halat had seven assists while Emily Borak had nine digs for the Cogs (11-6, 3-2 Big Northern Conference East)
Indian Creek sweeps: The Timberwolves swept Leland-Earlville in two games, winning 25-19, 25-17 and improving to 7-7 on the season, including 2-2 in the Little Ten Conference.
Dallas Boehne had 21 assists and three kills to lead the Timberwolves. Kate Thuestad recorded 12 kills and Ariel Russell had four kills and five digs.
"We came out pretty strong," Indian Creek coach Stephanie Crutcher said. "It's good to see Dallas [Boehne] spreading the offense between all those hitters. Our serve-receive was good again tonight."
H-BR downs Hiawatha: The Royals beat Hiawatha, 25-14, 25-16, on Thursday.
Lauren Paver had nine kills for H-BR and Beth Klein had seven kills and three blocks.
Dani Clark led the Hawks (5-8, 1-2 Little Ten Conference) with seven kills and two blocks while Savanna Campbell had 16 assists.
G-K rolls past Hampshire: The Cogs rallied for an impressive 172-192 victory over Hampshire. Freshman Tommy Lucca shot a 39 to take meet medalist honors while Jake Langford fired a 42. Eric Tucker (45) and Nick Adamcyk (46) also scored for G-K (12-5).
"It was a nice bounce-back win," G-K coach Mike Lauer said. "We played well after last night."
Cogs win big: Genoa-Kingston got its fourth Big Northern Conference victory with a 4-1 victory over Marengo. Devon Tijerina had a hat trick in the first half and Uriel Ortega added a goal, which was assisted by Tijerina, in the victory.
"We started out really strong and worked the ball quite well in the first half," G-K coach Randy Tate said. "Our progression was better than it has been in recent games, but we still need to work on leading the runners."
G-K is 9-4 with a 4-3 record in the BNC East.
Hiawatha sneaks past Indian Creek: Hiawatha defeated Indian Creek, 2-1, at home in a Little Ten Conference matchup. Aaron Bolton scored in the second half off a free kick for the Timberwolves, but it wasn't enough.
"We played well, had some really good opportunities in both halves, but just couldn't finish," Indian Creek coach Eric Schrader said. "We had a couple guys come back from injuries so it was a much different team than what we've been putting on the field the last couple weeks."
Knights fall to Yorkville: Kaneland lost its first Northern Illinois Big 12 conference game, falling, 3-0, to Yorkville on Thursday.
The Knights are now 7-2-2 (2-1-1 NI Big 12).
Spartans cruise: Sycamore defeated Rockford Lutheran, 4-1, on Thursday, moving to 12-1-1 on the season. Angelina Ye won, 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles while Kathryn Sullivan and Alyssa Gregorec won, 7-5, 6-1, in No. 1 doubles play.
"It was a really good effort by the the team," Sycamore coach Dave Hillmer said. "Putting some kids in different positions and letting them play up and have some fun with it, they did a great job."
T'wolves second in quad: Indian Oaks shot its best team score of the season, posting a 193, good for second place in a quadrangular at Indian Oaks.
Somonauk won the match with a total of 179 and was led by Jessica Schultz (37).
H-BR finished fourth with a team score of 232. Freshman Sophie Peters recorded a career-low 54 while junior Caitlyn Fecht also had a personal-best round of 59.
Virginia Filicetti, Lauren Frances and Samantha Bergstrand all shot 48s for Indian Creek while Ellen Witte recorded a 49. It was the first time this season Indian Creek (6-9) has had four players break 50.
Cogs fall: G-K lost to Rockford Lutheran, 187-209, in its last match of the regular season. Katie Thurlby and Andrea Strohmaier led the Cogs with 49s while Emily Wakely recorded a 56.
The Big Northern Conference meet is Wednesday.
Boys Cross Country
G-K wins dual: Genoa-Kingston edged Harvest Christian Academy, 28-29, in a dual meet on Thursday. Zach Herrmann was the Cogs' top finisher with a time of 18 minutes, 19 seconds in fourth place. Coty Waxman was fifth in 18:28.
Hiawatha's PJ Nordgren won the boys varsity race with a time of 16:24
Girls Cross Country
Cogs third in triangular: Nicole Hebel was Genoa-Kingston's top finisher in seventh place, completing the three-mile course in 21:54.
Christe Nordgren of Hiawatha took fifth place with a time of 21:15.