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Prep Roundup: DeKalb / Sycamore swim co-op earns toughest win of year

DeKalb/Sycamore swimming co-op got its biggest win of the season and stayed undefeated with a 96-74 victory over the Belvidere co-op.

The co-op got individual wins from Bailey Flemming (200-yard freestyle), Kylie Olson (100 backstroke) and Jensen Keck (500 free, 100 breaststroke).

"The final score really doesn't do the meet justice," co-op coach Leah Eames said. "It was an incredibly close meet. It was one of the most exciting dual meets I've had as a high school coach in DeKalb."

The co-op's depth showed in multiple events. Natalie Carlson and Sam LeBlanc were second and third in the 200 free while Olson and Alexa Miller were second and third respectively in the 200 individual medley. Miller, Emily Cook and Kayleigh Kozlowski were second, third and fourth in the 100 free.

"They went beyond anyting i expected from them," Eames said. "It was very very fun."


Kaneland upends Rochelle: The Knights scored three goals in the second half for a 4-2 win over Rochlle. Kaneland (10-3-2, 5-2-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) got goals from Alec Koczka, Sean Rymarz, Ben Longson and Anthony Parillo. Arsim Azemi and Tyler Siebert had assists.

Cogs gain shutout: Genoa-Kingston rebounded from a tough loss against Harvard with a 2-0 victory over Rockford Christian. Uriel Ortega and Cris Camargo each had a goal for the Cogs (12-6-1, 6-5-1 Big Northern Conference East).

"We came out with a lot more energy tonight," G-K coach Randy Tate said. "Overall it was a good team effort and a nice way to end the regular season."

Royals lose thriller: Hinckley-Big Rock fell to Somonauk, 2-1, in the Little Ten Conference tournament championship game. The Royals (17-4) fell behind 2-0, but could only come up with one goal late in the second half. Jared Madden had the sole tally, assisted by Zach Michels.

Josh Schmitt and Jacob Alstad had the goals for Somonauk.

H-BR starts regional play next week and will look to gain a potential rematch against the Bobcats, whom they've lost to twice, with a victory over Aurora Central Catholic in the regional semifinals.


Cogs lose BNC match: G-K lost a pivotal Big Northern Conference East match to Burlington Central, 25-17, 25-13, on Thursday.

Olivia Cotton had 15 digs and Vanessa Garza recorded five aces for the Cogs (16-10, 6-3 BNC).

"We haven't really got our offense started," G-K coach Keith Foster said. "That was where we struggled. We never really set our heavy hitters."

T'wolves fall: Indian Creek lost to Somonauk, 25-17, 25-23, in the Little Ten Conference tournament.

Dallas Boehne dished out 13 assists while Ariel Russell had nine digs for Indian Creek (9-9, 3-3 LTC). Nicole Goodrich and Kate Thuestad each had five kills in the loss.

Jacquelyn Thorp had eight kills and Allison Humes had nine kills for Somonauk (13-10).

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