Dealing with difficult fishing conditions at Shabbona Lake, Indian Creek's bass fishing team needed only one fish to capture the IHSA sectional title.
Junior Garrison Govig reeled in the winning bass with a white spinnerbait on a main lake weedbed around 11:30 a.m. on Monday. The bass measured 15 inches in length and weighed 1.90 pounds.
Batavia, one of 17 boats competing in Monday's sectional, was the only other team to catch a bass, but it measured just short of the 12-inch minimum.
Indian Creek advances from the sectional to the state finals, which will be held at Carlyle Lake on May 3-4.
DeKalb edges Waubonsie Valley: The Barbs rallied from a two-run deficit with a three-run home run by Jessica townsend in the top of the fifth inning and went on to win 3-2 over Waubonsie Valley.
Sabrina Killeen was 3 for 4 while Katie Kowalski went 2 for 2 and got the win by pitching four innings. Morgan Newport got the save in relief for DeKalb (12-3).
"Waubonsie pitcher was the best pitcher we've seen up to this point," DeKalb coach Jeff Davis said.
DeKalb hosts Dixon on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
G-K downs Byron: Paige Keegan went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs as Genoa-Kingston defeated Byron, 4-2. Baylie Ullmark got the win, pitching the last three innings and allowing only one run. Danielle Engel started the game and allowed one run in four innings.
The Cogs are 7-2 on the season.
H-BR dominates G-K: Hinckley-Big Rock opened up a five-goal lead in the first half and went on to a 6-1 win over Genoa-Kingston on Monday.
Lauren Paver had three assists and one goal while Andrea Binkley had two goals and an assist. Jacqueline Madden added two goals and Anne Klein had one goal. Mallory Drendel chipped in an assist.
Viviana Beltran scored for G-K (3-8) and Nicole Hebel had an assist.
"We did much better in the second half, but we have to be able to put a full 80 minutes together if we expect to win," G-K coach Randy Tate said.
H-BR (6-4-2) plays at Timothy Christian at 5 p.m. tomorrow while G-K hosts Mendota on Wednesday.
Somonauk shuts out Newark: Joe Palasiewicz pitched a complete game two-hitter to lead Somonauk to a 3-0 win over Newark. Palasiewicz improved to 6-0 on the year.
Mitch Westbrook was 1 for 3 with a home run and two runs scored while Scott Thomas went 3 for 4 with a double for the Bobcats (8-2, 6-1 Little Ten).
Carls wins discus: Hinckley-Big Rock's Mack Carls won the discus with a mark of 130-11 at Amboy's Gordon Mool Invitational. Christian Johnsen won the long jump (20-10) and tied for first in the high jump (5-10).
Freshman Zach McNanna was third in the 110 hurdles with a time of 18.2 seconds, a new H-BR freshman record.
Records fall for H-BR: Kristen Clark won the 3200 meters (13:12) and the 400 (68.8). The two-mile time was a new school record. Katie Hoffman won the 300 hurdles in 54.4 seconds, also a new school record.
The 4x400 relay team of Courtney Carls, Madison Davies, Sophia Peters and Clark took first in 4:34.7, also a new Royals record.
Emily Clark won the 1,600 in 6:16, a sophomore school record.