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Prep roundup: DeKalb’s Draper qualifies for state badminton meet

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.



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.

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