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PREP ROUNDUP: G-K softball wins final tuneup for BNC play

The Genoa-Kingston softball team defeated Plano, 6-5, at home Friday for its second straight victory.

Rachel Joos pitched three innings with four strikeouts, and Kailyn Cygan pitched the remaining four innings.

Amy Clark was 3 for 3 with a triple, Joos was 2 for 2, and Aubrey Schulz-Trongue was 3 for 4 for the Cogs (2-1).

G-K plays Harvard at home Monday in its first Big Northern Conference game.


T’wolves fall to Somonauk: Indian Creek lost to Somonauk, 7-4, at home.

Chris Pickwell had a double and an RBI while striking out seven in six innings.

Tim Sommerfeld had two stolen bases and went 1 for 2 at the plate while Jake Wieseler went 2 for 4.

Cogs lose: Genoa-Kingston lost to Plano, 3-2, at home. Bobby Treadwell pitched a complete game and struck out nine batters. Jose Ruiz was 2 for 3 with two stolen bases and a run scored.

The Cogs fall to 0-3 on the season.


Royals, T’wolves tie: Hinckley-Big Rock and Indian Creek tied, 0-0, in Shabbona.

The Royals nearly won on a last-second shot, but the goal was waived off as it came just after time expired. Katy Yeager pitched a shutout in goal for the Royals (2-0-1).

H-BR plays at Stillman Valley at 10 a.m. today.



Sycamore ties: Sycamore tied Yorkville, 1-1, on Thursday.

“We had a lot of trouble converting our chances into goals,” Sycamore coach Dave Lichamer said. “With many opportunities missing the mark, we will need to find a way to convert those chances as the season progresses.”

Sycamore plays in the Pepsi Showdown against Metea Valley today.

T’wolves roll: Indian Creek dominated Hall for a 7-0 victory. Emily Schilling had two goals while Madison Spooner, Christina Sommerfeld, Jacklyn Bouma, Madison Russell and Bailey Martenson also added goals.

Josie Diehl was in net for the shutout as the Timberwolves improved to 1-0-1 on the year.


H-BR dominates LaMoille: Hinckley-Big Rock got a 12-0 win in five innings at LaMoille.

Dutch Schneeman got the win by throwing three innings and striking out six for the Royals (4-2, 3-0 Little Ten). Mitch Ruh went 2 for 3 with a home run and a double. Bailey McQueen was 3 for 4 with a stolen base and an RBI and Austin Scott was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored.

The Royals tallied 13 hits on the day.


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