DeKalb junior badminton player Tristan Draper qualified for the IHSA State Tournament after taking fourth place at Thursday’s Naperville North Sectional. Draper went 4-2, losing the third-place match to Lincoln-Way West’s Elizabeth Heise, 16-21, 11-21.
The Barbs took fourth out of five teams with five points.
The state meet will take place May 10 and 11 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.
Knights top Spartans: Kaneland beat Sycamore, 4-2. Josh Cohrs and Tyler Carlson each had two hits for the Knights. The Spartans are now 18-6 and 9-3 in conference play.
Indian Creek edges Newark: The Timberwolves defeated Newark, 7-4, on the road.
Dillon Martenson threw a complete game, giving up three earned runs for the Timberwolves (8-10-1).
Foulk one-hits Morris: Sycamore pitcher Abby Foulk gave up just one hit, an infield single, in the Spartans’ 10-0 win over Morris. Foulk struck out three and didn’t walk a batter.
Foulk was also 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and an RBI. Jordyn Shultz was 3 for 5 with two RBIs, while Jasmyne Taylor went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Brit Huber finished 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI.
The Spartans are 9-12 and 3-5 in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East.
Barbs roll: DeKalb remained undefeated in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East with a 6-0 win over Rochelle.
Kayla Perkins had two goals while both Morgan Beaty and Kiley McKee had a goal and an assist. Angelica Garcia and Kelli Cardine each had two assists in the win.
The Barbs (10-1-2, 6-0-1) play Morris on the road Saturday.
WEDNESDAY’S LATE RESULTS
Clark throws one-hitter: Dani Clark threw a one-hitter and struck out 11 batters over five innings as Hiawatha defeated Hinckley-Big Rock, 15-0.
Ashley Tamraz went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Haley Zuberbeir was 3 for 3 with two RBIs for Hiawatha, which is on a six-game winning streak.