Prep roundup: Spartans' Ye goes 1-1 on final day of state tennis tourney
Sycamore freshman Angelina Ye went 1-1 on the third day of the IHSA state tennis tournament. Ye defeated Geneva’s Kirby Einck, 8-0, in the sixth round of the consolation bracket, and lost her seventh round consolation match to Chicago Whitney Young’s Natalie Whalen, 8-1.
“She had a good run,” Sycamore coach Dave Hillmer said. “It’s a great season for her.”
Kaneland’s Madi Jurcenko and Angelica Emmanoui went 2-1 on the final day and lost in the sixth round of the consolation bracket. The duo defeated Danville’s Rachel Lewis and Rebecca Lewis, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-3 and Glenbrook’s Martina Dragoytchev and Jessica Chepurda, 8-5.
The doubles team eventually lost to New Trier’s Kirstie Woodbury and Cammy Frei, 8-3.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Schrader takes title: DeKalb junior Kelsey Schrader won the Class 3A Wheaton North Regional, finishing with a time of 17:30.5.
“Kelsey controlled the race from the front,” DeKalb coach Mike Wolf said. “She started in good position and put a lot of distance between her and the second-place girl in the third mile.”
The Barbs finished fourth as a team with 110 points to earn a sectional spot. DeKalb’s Danielle Dlabal took 12th at 18:52.7, while Sara Schafer was 25th at 19:19.6.
Knights’ Clinton wins regional: Kaneland’s Victoria Clinton took first at the Class 2A Kaneland Regional, coming in with a time of 18:05.7. The Knights won the team title with a score of 43. Sycamore was fifth with 131, earning a sectional spot.
Maggie Lalowski led the Spartans with a time of 19:51.9.
Kurpius earns sectional spot: Genoa-Kingston senior Renae Kurpius finished in 42nd place at the Class 1A Winnebago Regional, earning a spot in next week’s sectional. Kurpius had a time of 20:04.23. The Cogs finished ninth as a team with 257 points.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Dubrick takes 1st: DeKalb’s Marc Dubrick won the Class 3A Wheaton North Regional, coming in with a time of 15:26.7. The Barbs’ Isaac Heitanen was 14th (15:56.9) while Patrick Martin was 18th (16:03.9). DeKalb took third as a team with 91 points.
“Great race for Marc,” DeKalb coach Mike Wolf said. “He made a strong move after 1.5 miles and took control of the race.”
Knights 2nd at own regional: Kaneland finished second at the Class 2A Kaneland Regional with 69 points. Conor Johnson led the Knights, taking sixth at 16:36.7. Kyle Carter was seventh at 16:37.2.
Sycamore was third with 96 points. Mark Stice took fourth for the Spartans at 16:32.8. Adam Millburg was eighth at 16:39.4.
Cogs’ Herrman qualifies: Genoa-Kingston senior Zach Herrman finished 37th at the Class 1A Winnebago Regional with a mark of 16:27.90.
The Cogs were 10th overall with 236 points.
Host Knights second at tourney: Kaneland took second place at the Kaneland Spikefest Tournament, getting wins over Riverside-Brookfield, Hampshire, Metea Valley and Yorkville while losing to Geneva, the tournament champion.
Ashley Prost had 16 Kills, four aces, 35 assists and 20 digs for the Knights (21-12). Jenny Lubic had 47 assists and 17 digs, while Lyndi Scholl finished with 26 kills and 20 digs. Emily Laudont had 18 kills, three aces and 17 digs for Kaneland.
T’Wolves get two wins at Stillman Valley: Indian Creek finished 2-3 at Saturday’s Stillman Valley Tournament.
The Timberwolves lost to Johnsburg, 25-18, 25-11; beat Fulton, 25-23, 21-25, 15-13; beat Stillman Valley JV, 25-16, 25-13; lost to Byron, 16-25, 18-25; and lost to Oregon, 13-25, 25-21, 11-15.
The Timberwolves are now 17-16.
Kate Thuestad made the all-tournament team, finishing with 14 kills, 23 digs and three aces. Ariel Russell had five kills, four aces and 32 digs for Indian Creek, while Dallas Boehne finished with 17 digs and 31 assists.
“Overall it was a very good tournament for us,” Indian Creek coach Stephanie Crutcher said. “Pretty excited for the way we played this weekend.”
Cogs season ends in sectional championship: The Genoa-Kingston boys soccer team halftime lead didn’t hold up against Rockford Keith at the Class 1A Rockford Keith Sectional championship game as the Cogs lost 2-1.
Erik Tomlinson’s goal gave the Cogs (15-7-1) a 1-0 halftime lead. But that would not be enough. The Cougars scored twice in the second half to seal the Cogs’ fate.
“I am extremely proud of the way we played tonight,” Genoa-Kingston coach Randy Tate said. “The guys laid it all out on the field [Friday night]. We had some things that didn’t go our way, but we never quit battling. We had several opportunities near the end. but just couldn’t quite get the ball in the net.