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Prep Roundup: DeKalb softball improves to 5-0

DeKalb softball went on the road and defeated West Aurora, 9-2, improving to 5-0 on the season. Freshman Morgan Newport picked up the win in the circle, improving to 3-0 on the year. She struck out five in seven innings.

Hannah Walter, Jessica Townsend, Haley Tadd, Rachel Johnson and Taylor Warner each had two hits.

DeKalb travels to Geneseo today.

Sycamore falls to Rochelle: The Spartans lost to Rochelle, 10-7. Paige Bjork was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs while Jasmyne Taylor went 2 for 3. Taylor Zak was 1 for 1 with an RBI and pitched four scoreless innings in relief for Sycamore (2-2, 0-1 Northern Illinois Big 12)

“That was an ugly game by both teams and unfortunately we came up on the losing end of it. After an awful start defensively we really settled down,” said Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter.

Sycamore hosts Hampshire at 4:30 p.m. today.

T’wolves trounce LaMoille: Indian Creek defeated LaMoille, 16-6, in six innings.


Sycamore rallies past Guilford: The Spartans scored four runs in the fifth inning and held on for a 7-4 win over Rockford Guilford.

Sycamore (2-1) was led by Scott Nelson (1-0), who pitched six innings and gave up five hits. Mark Baron got the save with one inning of work.

Davey Scholz was 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs on the day.

Indian Creek downs LaMoille: The Timberwolves won their second consecutive game over LaMoille, defeating their Little Ten Conference rival, 11-2. Drew Headley (1-0) pitched five innings and had eight strikeouts to get the win for Indian Creek (2-1, 2-0 LTC).


H-BR wins opener: The Royals finally opened their season with a 3-0 road win against Plano. Lauren Paver scored the Royals’ lone goal in the first half while Jacqueline Madden and Andrea Binkley added scores in the second half.

Katy Yeager pitched a shutout in goal in her debut at keeper.

H-BR plays at Hiawatha today at 4:30 p.m.


Bayler wins three events: Hinckley-Big Rock’s Michael Bayler took first in the 400 (54.6 seconds), triple jump (37 feet, 6.5 inches) and was part of H-BR’s winning 4x400 relay. Christian Johnsen, Nic Mann and Jared Madden joined Bayler on the 4x400 relay. Johnsen also won the high jump at 5-8.

Madden was second in the long jump (19-8)


Kramer with four firsts: Genoa-Kingston’s Brianna Kramer won four events in a triangular with Richmond-Burton and Marengo. Kramer won the 100-meter hurdles and 300 hurdles and was also a member of G-K’s winning 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.

“We had some nice performances on a cold and windy evening,” G-K coach Barry Schmidt said.

Joining Kramer on the 4x100 relay were Felicia Olson, Andrea Strohmaier and Danielle Neisendorf. Strohmaier, Neisendorf and Jessica Drendal were also part of G-K’s victorious 4x400 relay.

Carly Fischer won the shotput with a personal-best throw of 31 feet, 2 inches. Neisendorf also took first in the high jump.

Clark wins two events: Hinckley-Big Rock’s Kristen Clark took first in the 800 and 1600 in a triangular with Somonauk and Sandwich.

Beth Klein won the high jump and was part of H-BR’s second-place 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Emily Clark took second in the 800 and was part of the 4x400 along with Klein, Courtney Carls and Kristen Clark. Sophia Peters took second in the 200 and ran a leg in the 4x100 relay with Klein, Andrea Curry and Carls.

Kaneland wins three relays at triangular: The Knights won the 4x800, 4x400 and 4x200 relays in a triangular at Burlington Central with Oregon.

Lauren Zick won the long jump with a mark of 17-5 while Ashley Castellanos took first in the triple jump at 33-2. Freshman Allie Heinzer won the 200 in 28.0 and Sydney Strang took first in the 400 at 65.3. Christina Delach won the pole vault with a height of 9-6.

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