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PREP ROUNDUP: Swim co-op tops Jacobs

The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op boys swimming team avenged another dual-meet loss from last season with a 114-56 win over Jacobs in its home opener.

“We had two losses [last year], and they both fell within this week to Oswego and Jacobs,” co-op coach Leah Eames said. “I just really have no explanation for this score. Last year we lost by 14 points, and this year we more than doubled their score.”

Daniel Hein won the 200-yard individual medley while Ryan Lindsey won the 100 butterfly. Dylan Powers took first in the 100 freestyle, Marc Dubrick won the 100 back and Ryan Schultz was the winner in the 100 breast.

The Barbs also won three relays. Hein, Schultz Powers and Josh Page combined for a win in the 200 medley. Dubrick, Lindsey, Page and Hein won the 200 free, and Dubrick, Jacob Bjork, Michael Carlson and Powers took first in the 400 free.

“We split our lineup up,” Eames said. “It was kind of a risk, but we switched up our relays. Really our depth is getting us through the season.”

The Barbs are 4-0 and travel to the six-team York Invitational this weekend.


Sycamore takes down Rockford East: The Spartans defeated Rockford East, 51-29, in the opening game of the Harlem tournament.

Sophomore guard Bailey Gilbert led the Spartans with 16 points while freshman Taiya Hopkins had 14 for Sycamore (4-5).

“We played well in the second half,” Sycamore coach Brett Goff said. “It’s nice to play somebody different. They did some things that we, as coaches, asked of them and did a nice job following the game plan.”

G-K falls to North Boone: Genoa-Kingston lost to North Boone, 48-21, in its last game of the Pecatonica tournament.

Andrea Strohmaier led the Cogs with 11 points while Bria Foley added four for G-K (2-11).

G-K plays Rockford Christian Life on Monday at home.

Kaneland loses second in a row: The Knights (7-2) lost to Antioch, 44-34, on the road.


G-K rallies past North Boone: Genoa-Kingston’s defense came up big in the second half as the Cogs came away with a 64-42 win over North Boone.

The Cogs (7-2, 2-1 Big Northern Conference East) were led by Adam Price’s 23 points. Tommy Lucca chipped in 15 and Gabe Williams had eight.

“End of the first half we were down, 32-29, so we gave up 10 points in the second half,” G-K coach Corey Jenkins said. “We clamped down defensively and came back a little more inspired.”


Sycamore dominates: The Spartans defeated Rochelle, 65-8, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East dual meet. Sycamore lost only two of its individual matches. Kyle Akins and Austin Culton each won by fall in the second period.

Kaneland loses dual meet: Kaneland lost to Yorkville, 45-19, in a NI Big 12 East dual meet.

Esai Ponce (132 pounds) and Nick Sharp (220) won by pin for the Knights. Connor Williams and Dan Goress also scored victories for Kaneland.

DeKalb defeats Morris: The Barbs defeated Morris, 54-15, in a dual meet.

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