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Prep roundup: Sycamore girls tennis edges Morris

Sycamore girls tennis edged Morris, 3-2, in a dual meet on the road Tuesday.

Angelina Ye won, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 1 singles while Alexa Farris rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles. Kathryn Sullivan and Jackie Cole combined for a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles to clinch the match for the Spartans (1-1). 

“Our singles looked really good,” Sycamore coach Dave Hillmer said. “Alexa came back in a three-setter which really helped us cement the win.”

Sycamore plays Harlem in its next match today.

Kaneland shuts out DeKalb: At DeKalb, Sammie Schreferman and Stephanie Zwick took care of the singles end of the equation as the Knights swept the Northern Illinois Big 12 East match.


Barbs roll McHenry: DeKalb stayed undefeated on the season with a 6-0 win at home over McHenry. 

With a 1-0 lead nearing halftime, the Barbs scored four goals in the last four minutes of the half. Dylan Hottsmith had three goals on the night, all of them coming in the first half.

Akim Siraji had two goals while Trevor Freeland scored the first goal of the match. Skyler Weissar, Owen Smith, Stephan Darko, Sean Woodford and Gerardo Dorantes all added assists. 

“Obviously, there were four goals in the last four minutes that kind of killed the game off,” DeKalb coach Brent McIntosh said. “We still pressed, looked to get offensive, so I was really pleased with our performance tonight.”

The Barbs play at Geneva on Thursday night. 


Royals remain undefeated: Hinckley-Big Rock improved to 3-0 on Tuesday with a 25-20, 26-24 win over Lisle.Jacqueline Madden (five kills) and Karrigan Cowan (three kills) led the Royals in hits while Caitlyn Flanigan and Lauren Paver each had seven digs. Cowan also recorded four blocks, two of them for kills.

The Royals travel to Ashton-Franklin Center on Thursday.

Indian Creek falls to Plano: The Timberwolves lost to Plano on the road, 25-11, 25-17. 

Bailey Martenson had one ace and six digs while Kayla Kauffman recorded one ace and two kills for Indian Creek. 

“We just kind of came out flat and slow,” Indian Creek coach Stephanie Crutcher said. “We’re a young team and I think that was an awakening of what varsity’s going to be like.”

Indian Creek (0-1) plays at the Rock Falls tournament on Saturday. 

Hiawatha loses at home: Hiawatha lost to Durand, 25-5, 25-13, at home. 

Dawn Filla had four kills while Lexie Leffelman and Mackenzie Adamson each chipped in two kills for Hiawatha (0-4). 

The Hawks play at home on Monday against Rockford Christian Life.


Timberwovles roll: Indian Creek defeated Somonauk, 213-221, in a dual meet at Indian Oaks.

Lauren Frances led the way with a 47 while Samantha Bergstrand shot 49. Katherine Nolan recorded a 56 and Delaney Bend had a 61 to finish the scoring for Indian Creek. 

“Really proud of the girls’ performance. Lauren and Sammy carried the team with their good rounds,” Indian Creek coach Keith Haag said. “Lauren had a good all-around game and Sammy Bergstrand has been driving the ball really well and she’s coming on strong this year.”


Indian Creek edges Somonauk: The Timberwolves defeated Somonauk, 180-184, in a dual meet at Indian Oaks. 

Drew Headley and David Boehne led the Timberwolves with matching rounds of 43. Payton Gatz and Emerson Witte each had a 47 for Indian Creek. 

H-BR falls to Amboy: Amboy defeated Hinckley-Big Rock, 180-208, in a dual meet at Indian Oaks.
The Royals were led by junior Hunter Seierstad's 50 while Tyler Runge came in with 51. Daniel Small's 53 and Luke Bish (54) also scored for H-BR.


DeKalb competes at Sycamore Invitational: The DeKalb boys cross country team finished 13th at the Sycamore Invitational.The DeKalb girls cross country team finished in fourth place as a team at the Sycamore Invitational.

Kaneland triangular: At Elburn Woods, Wheaton Academy won the boys varsity race while coming in second place in the girls varsity race in a meet that also included the host Knights and West Chicago.

Kaneland's Brianna Bower won the 2.4 mile girls race in 15:14 but the Knights came in third as a team.

The Knights' Nathaniel Kucera (17:15) finished second individually in the boys race on the 3-mile course as Kaneland (30) came close to the first-place Warriors (27).

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