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Prep roundup: Sycamore girls tennis wins again

Sycamore tennis got its second consecutive dual meet win with a 4-2 victory over Harlem at home on Wednesday.

Angelina Ye won, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles while Dani Johnson won, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 2 singles. The No. 1 doubles team of Alexa Farris and Kathryn Sullivan came back from down one set to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 while the No. 3 doubles team of Sam Matalonis and Alex Tritt won 6-4, 6-1 for the Spartans (2-1).


DeKalb’s Freeman shoots 36: DeKalb freshman Austin Freeman shot a 36 to tie for medalist honors in DeKalb’s 160-167 loss to St. Charles North at Bowes Creek.

Ben Melms shot 41 while Connor Hoyle and Aaron York each contributed 45s. 

“[Freeman] played really solid, really consistent,” DeKalb coach John Cordes said. “He did not let a hole or two frustrate him. Hopefully it’s a sign of maturity and confidence.”


Indian Creek loses on road: Indian Creek lost on the road to Newark/Seneca, 4-2. 

Tim Sommerfeld scored in the first half and assisted on Austin Sommerfeld’s second-half goal. Jeremy Potter had 15 saves in net for the Timberwolves.

“We came out and played really well in the first half,” Indian Creek coach Eric Schrader said. “We had the game tied at 2 with about 15 minutes to play and then gave a couple of goals late.” 

Indian Creek (1-3) travels to Genoa-Kingston today. 

G-K falls to Harvard: William Crozier scored a header off a pass from Uriel Ortega, but the Cogs (2-4, 0-1 Big Northern Conference) couldn’t hold on to a lead in the second half, losing to Harvard, 2-1, at home.



Stice places sixth: Sycamore senior Mark Stice led the Spartans to a fourth-place team finish by finishing sixth overall at the Sycamore Invitational in 16 minutes, 10 seconds. Junior Adam Millburg (11th, 16:21), senior Kendryk Rand (41st, 17:19), junior Jason Ruetten (46th, 17:39) and senior Jordan Peterson (54th, 17:51) also scored for the Spartans.

DeKalb finished 13th in the 14-team invitational and was led by senior Isaac Hietanen (23rd, 16:55) and junior Paul Fielder (40th, 17:17).

Kaneland finishes second: At Elburn Woods, Kaneland’s 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) but ahead of West Chicago.


Schrader, Lalowski place second, third at Sycamore Invite: DeKalb senior Kelsey Schrader finished in second place while Sycamore senior Maggie Lalowski took third at the Sycamore Invite. Schrader finished in 18:29 while Lalowski crossed in 18:46.

Sycamore took third as a team in the 11-team invitational while DeKalb placed fourth.

Also scoring for Sycamore was senior Stephanie Cole (20th, 21:18), sophomore Hannah Cerny (23rd, 21:30), senior Amy Schroeder (27th, 21:48) and senior Kylie Ocker (30th, 21:57).

DeKalb senior Monica York (11th, 20:30), senior Sara Schafer (18th, 21:14), senior Kayla Federici (21st, 21:20) and sophomore Tessa Gridley (63rd, 23:44) rounded out the Barbs’ top five.

Kaneland triangular: At Elburn Woods, Kaneland’s Brianna Bower won the 2.4-mile girls race in 15:14, but the Knights came in third as a team.


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) led the Royals in hits while Caitlyn Flanigan and Lauren Paver each had seven digs.

Kerrigan Cowan recorded four blocks, two of them for kills.

Spartans lose to Rock Island: Sycamore lost to Rock Island, 25-12, 25-16.

Cornerstone loses: Faith Christian defeated Cornerstone, 25-20, 25-19, as the Falcons won in Sycamore.


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.


Cornerstone picks up win: Cornerstone won, 11-0, over Faith Christian in Sycamore.

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