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PREP ROUNDUP: Sycamore tennis wins NI Big 12 East tournament title

After going through the Northern Illinois Big 12 East regular season undefeated, Sycamore tennis saw no reason to stop in Saturday's conference tournament.

The Spartans edged Kaneland, 32-31, in points to win the tournament and overall conference championships.

"We are very excited about the championship and brought home two trophies today," Sycamore coach Dave Hillmer said.

Angelina Ye won the No. 1 singles, defeating Kaneland's Sammie Schrepferman. Alexa Farris took second in No. 2 singles and the No. 3 doubles team of Kathryn Sullivan and Lauren Lundbeck won the championship.

Kaneland's No. 1 doubles team of Maddy Jurcenko and Jelly Emmanouil won the title as well.


Knights go to Iowa: Kaneland traveled to Iowa for a highly competitive volleyball tournament on Saturday, going 1-2 against three Iowa teams. Ellie Dunn had 16 kills over the three matches and Ashley Prost recorded 36 assists.

DeKalb goes 4-1 at Antioch: The Barbs went 4-1 in five matches at the Antioch tournament. The Barbs defeated Antioch, Southland College Prep, Michigan City and Tinley Park to improve to 25-6 on the season.

Courtney Bemis had 18 kills while Madison Lord dished out 31 assists.

Indian Creek takes third: The Timberwolves defeated Serena, 25-13, 25-17 to take third place at the Little Ten Conference tournament.

Dallas Boehne had 10 assists and Kate Thuestad had seven kills in Indian Creek's (10-9) win.

"It was a good game for us to come out and play after losing last night's game," Indian Creek coach Stephanie Crutcher said.


DeKalb took fifth at the Sterling Invitational, led by Marc Dubrick who placed sixth overall.

Isaac Hietanen was 23rd and Patrick Martin placed 25th.

Sycamore was 17th and was led by Mark Stice (17th).


Barbs take 10th: DeKalb was 10th as a team at the Sterling Invitational. The Barbs were led by a third-place finish from Kelsey Schrader. Danielle Dlabal was 30th.


Knights upend Plainfield East: Kaneland made a 2-1 halftime lead stand up in a 3-2 victory over Plainfield East on Saturday.

The Knights (11-3-2) got goals from Arsim Azemi, Anthony Parillo and Alec Koczka

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