PREP ROUNDUP: Hein just misses the cut
DeKalb-Sycamore co-op’s Daniel Hein finished 15th in the 100-yard butterfly Friday in the boys swimming and diving state meet with a time of 50.89 seconds, just 0.4 seconds shy of the cut for today’s finals. Hein was the top freshman finisher in the event after winning a sectional title last weekend.
Hein also finished 19th in the 100 backstroke in 52.47 seconds at New Trier High School in Winnetka. He was also the top freshman finisher in the event.
The co-op medley relay of Hein, Ryan Schultz, Dylan Powers and Marc Dubrick finished 24th in 1:38.21.
Ryan Schultz finished 51st and Jacob Bjork took 56th in the 100 breaststroke.
Kaneland wins conference title: The possibility of Rochelle shifting to the Northern Illinois Big 12’s West Division surfaced earlier this week.
The Kaneland boys basketball team probably would hate to see that happen.
The Knights have made some sweet memories on the Hubs’ home court, the most recent coming Friday as Kaneland rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to defeat the Hubs, 69-66, in the regular-season finale. The Knights (15-11, 7-3 NI Big 12 East) needed the win to take the conference title outright with second-place Sycamore defeating DeKalb.
The win gave the Knights their second conference title in three years.
“We won the conference two years ago, we won a regional here – it always seems like we come to Rochelle and play a big game,” Kaneland coach Brian Johnson said.
John Pruett (19 points) and senior Matt Limbrunner (16) were instrumental as Kaneland used a 10-0 run at the start of the third quarter.
• Jay Schwab contributed to this report.