Prep roundup: Genoa-Kingston boys golf advances to sectional
The Genoa-Kingston boys golf team took second Tuesday at the Class 2A Stillman Valley Regional, firing a 347 and qualifying for the Belvidere North Sectional on Monday. Freeport won the regional with a score of 332.
Mason Lucca led the Cogs with an 83, good for fourth place individually. Eric Tucker shot an 87 for G-K, while Tommy Lucca had an 88 and Nick Adamcyk finished with an 89.
Barbs’ Cook advances: DeKalb sophomore Jacob Cook earned a sectional berth after shooting an 84 at the Class 3A Larkin Regional. The Barbs had a team score of 341, good for seventh place.
“I think his performance was pretty steady,” DeKalb coach John Cordes said. “He started out a little slow on the first couple holes and then steadied out. He did the same exact thing on the back. He just preserved, just hung in there and posted the best score he could.”
Three Royals advance: Hinckley-Big Rock took fifth at the Class 1A Seneca Regional, shooting a 374 to tie Somonauk. Daniel Small (90), Dirk Schoger (90) and Austin Scott (92) all earned individual spots at the next week’s sectional for H-BR. Indian Creek took eighth place, shooting a 403.
“I am not surprised that these three made it through regionals. Schoger put in the offseason hours that were needed to get his game to this level I need to keep reminding myself that Small is just a sophomore – his knowledge of the game is far beyond his years,” H-BR coach Rod Jandt said. “Small made the turn with a 42, which was one of the top five scores on that side of the course. Scott fired a 42 on the back nine. Scott loves the game and he’ll keep fighting to keep his season alive. He had a shaky start, but talent prevailed on the back nine.”
Two Somonauk golfers, Alex Moyer (87) and Aaron Hargrave (88), advanced to sectionals, while the Timberwolves didn’t have a golfer advance.
Barbs win crossover: Courtney Bemis had 13 kills for DeKalb in a 25-21, 25-20 win over Ottawa. Courtney Wagner had five kills for the Barbs, while Madison Lord added 15 assists and three aces.
DeKalb is now 21-4.
Cogs get win: Genoa-Kingston defeated North Boone, 25-14, 25-15, to move to 16-9 and 6-2 in the Big Northern East. Olivia Cotton had nine digs and five aces for the Cogs, while Sam Hansel finished with five kills.
Indians fall: Seneca beat Sandwich, 25-16, 25-15. Hannah Weatherly had six digs for the Indians, while Jesse Bivins had six assists.
Bobcats win, Royals win, Hawks lose at L-10 tourney: Somonauk beat Hiawatha, 25-18, 25-18 at the Little Ten Tournament.
Ashlee Kawall had 17 digs and five kills for the Bobcats. Jacquelyn Thorp recorded five kills and five aces.
Dani Clark had four kills and six digs for the Hawks, and Savanna Campbell finished with 15 assists. Hiawatha is now 5-11.
"The team played very well in spurts. We have been matching the intensity of our opponents, but have not been setting our own pace," Hawks coach Jenna Araujo said. "We showed tonight that we are capable of playing and competing with good programs, but we still need some growth. The girls showed good communication tonight which helped lead to a tough battle."
In other action Tuesday night, Hinckley-Big Rock beat Paw Paw 2-1 in the consolation semifinals.
Hiawatha will play LaMoille at 5 p.m. Thursday in the consolation semifinals, while the Bobcats will face Indian Creek in the semifinals at 7 p.m.
Royals advance to Little Ten final: Jared Madden had two goals for Hinckley-Big Rock in Tuesday’s 2-1 Little Ten semifinal win over Earlville-Leland. Bernie Conley had an assist for the Royals, who advance to Thursday’s championship against Somonauk.
H-BR is now 17-3.
T’Wolves get consolation win: Indian Creek beat Paw Paw, 6-2 in the consolation semifinals of the Little Ten Tournament. Tyler Ostrom, Matt Shroka, Jake Gullstrand, Carlos Sanchez, Dillon Martenson and Aaron Bolton all scored for the Timberwolves, who will face Serena for fifth place Thursday.
Hawks fall in LTC tourney: Somonauk defeated Hiawatha, 4-3, in the semifinals of the Little Ten Tournament. Reyman Solis and Poncho Garcia had goals for the Hawks. Josh Schmitt had two goals for Somonauk, while Marcus Alsladt and Tommy Skupien each had one.
Barbs suffer first conference loss: Yorkville beat DeKalb, 2-1. The Barbs are now 7-2-5 and 5-1-1 in conference play. Zach Dixson-Smith scored the lone goal for DeKalb, while Gerardo Dorantes had the assist.
“Yorkville just showed a much greater desire to get the positive result than we did and consequently got the better result, and they deserve the win,” DeKalb coach Brent McIntosh said.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Dubrick takes first: DeKalb’s Marc Dubrick took first overall in a quadrangular with Aurora Central Catholic, Burlington Central and Harvard. Dubrick had a time of 15 minutes 48 seconds. Patrick Martin took sixth for the Barbs (16:34.1) while Isaac Hietanen was seventh (16:37.9). DeKalb won the meet with a score of 33.
“Our group of boys, second through fifth runners, were working together and challenging each other and we had a much stronger group than we’ve had most of the season,” DeKalb coach Mike Wolf said. “It’s encouraging they are moving in that direction.”
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Barbs take first: DeKalb won a quadrangular with Aurora Central Catholic, Burlington Central and Harvard. The Barbs finished with a score of 33. Kelsey Schrader took first overall for DeKalb, finishing with a mark of 19:24.4. Teammate Christin Bothe was fourth (20:10.12) while Sara Schafer took fifth (20:27.4).
“Kelsey Schrader ran a strong, controlled race,” DeKalb coach Mike Wolf said. “We had a couple girls that were trying to get healthier, run strong races.”