Sycamore's Ye wins tennis sectional, qualifies for state
Sycamore freshman Angelina Ye qualified for the state tournament by winning the St. Charles East Sectional on Saturday at the Norris Recreational Center.
Ye was the top singles player for the Spartans throughout the regular season and defeated Bartlett’s Jennifer Gates, 6-4, 6-0 in the finals.
“Being a freshman state qualifier is quite impressive,” Sycamore coach Dave Hillmer said.
Kaneland’s Sammie Schrepferman was fourth and also qualified for next week’s state tournament.
The Kaneland doubles team of Madi Jurcenko and Jelly Emmanouil qualified for the state meet as well, finishing third. They suffered their first defeat of the season in the semifinals.
“To come out third, that’s fine,” Jurcenko said. “We still qualify for state. We’re still going, so we’re happy.”
Sycamore’s Alexa Farris lost a three-set match in the quarterfinals while both of Sycamore’s doubles teams lost in their first match on Friday.
DeKalb’s Taylor Volk qualified for the state tennis finals out of the Ottawa Sectional.
Cogs repeat: Genoa-Kingston won its second consecutive regional championship with a 2-1 victory against Hiawatha on Saturday in the Class 1A Genoa-Kingston regional.
G-K’s goals came from Erik Tomlinson and William Crozier.
The Cogs will play St. Edward on Tuesday at Keith Country Day.
“We know that at this time of the season it’s going to take a total team effort from everyone on the field and every one on the bench,” G-K coach Randy Tate said. “Today we won as a team.”
Spartans lose: Sycamore’s season came to an end with a 4-1 loss to IMSA on Saturday in a regional quarterfinal match at IMSA.
The Titans will play Kaneland in a regional semifinal Wednesday at the Class 2A Burlington Central.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Dubrick second in NI Big 12: DeKalb’s Marc Dubrick took second place at the Northern Illinois Big 12 meet, finishing in 15 minutes, 16 seconds.
Sycamore’s Mark Stice was seventh (15:39) and Kaneland’s Kyle Carter was 11th (15:54).
“The conference surely showed why it should be regarded as the premier Class 2A league in the state,” Kaneland coach Chad Clarey said. “Kyle Carter repeating as All-Conference was a nice accomplishment, though he felt as flat as the rest of his teammates.”
DeKalb finished third as a team while Kaneland was fourth and Sycamore finished fifth.
David Emmert and Adam Milburg finished 13th and 14th for Sycamore while Isaac Hietanen and Colin Martin were 16th and 17 for DeKalb.
Cogs compete at BNC: Genoa-Kingston finished 13th at the Big Northern Conference meet in Rock Falls.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Schrader wins conference: DeKalb’s Kelsey Schrader blew away the field to win the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference championship.
Schrader finished in 17:30, more than 27 seconds ahead of runner-up Skyler Bollinger of Yorkville.
Kaneland’s Victoria Clinton was third in 18:13, followed by teammate Brianna Bower in eighth place.
The Knights finished second as a team behind champion Yorkville.
DeKalb was third and Sycamore was fifth in the conference.
Sycamore’s Maggie Lalowski was 13th, finishing in 19:11 while DeKalb’s Danielle Dlabal was 14th in 19:13.
Cogs compete at BNC: Genoa-Kingston finished 11th at the Big Northern Conference meet in Rock Falls.
T’Wolves finish third at Durand Tourney: Indian Creek volleyball went 3-2 to take 3rd place at the Durand Tournament on Saturday. The Timberwolves are 14-12 overall.
Kate Thuestad had 40 digs and 43 kills in five matches while Dallas Boehne recorded 84 assists.
Spartans fifth at Crystal Lake Central Tournament: Sycamore went 1-4 to finish fifth at the Crystal Lake Central Tournament.
The Spartans’s lone win came against McHenry (25-14, 25-19). Sycamore also dropped matches to Rockford Boylan (25-15, 25-15), Crystal Lake Central (27-25, 25-20), Marian Central (26-24, 18-25, 25-16), and Richmond-Burton (25-13, 25-16).
Co-op wins again: The DeKalb-Sycamore swimming co-op won a triangular over Byron and IMSA on Saturday. The co-op scored 149 points while Byron was second with 83 and IMSA was third with 72.
“It was another meet where we went 11-for-11 for the day,” co-op coach Leah Eames said. “Last year we lost to Byron by over 40 points. I don’t think any of us expected to win by as much as we did.”
Alexa Miller (200 freestyle, 100 butterfly), Bailey Flemming (50 free, 100 free) and Jensen Keck (500 free, 100 breaststroke) were double winners for the co-op. Nataline Carlson won the 200 individual medley while Kylie Olson took first in the 100 backstroke.
The co-op won all three relays as well.
Dennis D. Jacobs contributed to this report.