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PREP ROUNDUP: Co-op 2nd at Independent Conference meet

The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op swim team took second at the Independent Conference meet with 274 points. Oswego won the meet with 283 points.

"It was disappointing we didn't win the overall meet but at the same point we're a swimming program, we don't have diving," DeKalb-Sycamore coach Leah Eames said. "We just couldn't overcome the deficit we had from not having  a diving team."

Daniel Hein won both the 100 backstroke (52.85) and 00 butterfly (50.97) for the co-op, setting school records in both. Marc Dubrick won the 200 (1:48.01) and 500 freestyle (4:49.52). Ryan Schultz was second in the 100 breaststroke at 69.96, while Jacob Bjork took third in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.71) and 100 freestyle (60.37).

DeKalb-Sycamore also got victories in the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay.

"Just a phenomenal meet overall," Eames said. "Very excited for the guys and just proud of them for their efforts."


Barbs 5th, Spartans 7th at sectional:
The DeKalb girls bowling team took fifth place at the Schaumburg Sectional with a score of 5,113. Sycamore was seventh with 4,888 pins.

DeKalb's Jessica Eberly was the area's top bowler, with 1,179 pins, and has a shot to earn an at-large spot in the IHSA State Tournament.


Hubs top Barbs: Rochelle beat DeKalb, 86-70, as the Barbs fell to 4-19 and 2-5 in Northern Illinois Big 12 East play.

Andre Harris led DeKalb with 31 points. Rudy Lopez had 15 and Micah Fagerstrom finished with 12.


Barbs drop first conference game:
Rochelle beat DeKalb, 38-37. It's the Barbs' first Northern Illinois Big 12 loss of the season, and DeKalb is now 21-4 and 8-1 in conference play.

Madelyne Johnson led DeKalb with 13 points. Courtney Patrick added seven and Janay Wright finished with six.

Knights top IMSA:
Allyson O'Herron and Sarah Grams each had eight points for Kaneland in a 52-19 win over IMSA. Marina Schaeffer had six points for the Knights (14-10), while Emma Bradford and Vanessa Gould each added five.


Four Cogs earn sectional spots:
Genoa-Kingston took fifth at the Class 1A Harvard Regional with 51 points. Four G-K wrestlers earned sectional appearances.

Danny Peters took second at 138 pounds for the Cogs, while Joe Murray had a second-place finish at 145. Christian Ordlock was third at 113 pounds, and Mikey Semmens took third at 120 while Connor Willson had a fourth-place finish at 132.



Kaneland gets big conference win:
Matt Limbrunner had 16 points for Kaneland in a 48-39 victory over Yorkville. Drew David added 14 points for the Knights, while John Pruett finished with seven.

Kaneland is now 13-6 and 6-1 in Northern Illinois Big 12 East play.


Cogs fall:
Rockford Christian beat Genoa-Kingston, 39-32. Andrea Strohmaier led the Cogs (2-23, 1-10 Big Northern East) with 12 points. Brea Foley added six.

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