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ROUNDUP: Freeman leads DeKalb boys golf to win over Kaneland

DeKalb boys golf remained undefeated in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East by beating Kaneland, 158-169, in a dual meet Thursday at Kishwaukee Country Club. 

Austin Freeman (38) and Ryan Schultz (39) led the way while Hunter Tiggelaar shot 40 and Connor Hoyle recorded a 41. 

“We played a little bit better tonight than we did last night,” DeKalb coach John Cordes said. “We still have to find a way to keep those double- and triple-bogeys off the scorecard and just accept bogey.”

Kaneland was led by Matt Yonkovich and Brody Kuhar, who each shot 40. 


Cogs upend Stillman Valley: Genoa-Kingston won its second match of the season, beating Stillman Valley, 25-19, 23-25, 25-14. 

Bridget Halat recorded 14 assists, 10 digs and 12 kills while Olivia Cotton had 27 digs and Bria Rogalla dished out 17 assists. 

“Given that was only our second match of the season, I was pleased to see that we were able to stay tough and finish off the game,” Genoa-Kingston coach Keith Foster said. “We’re pretty excited about that. We need to start stronger.”

The Cogs are 2-0 on the season. 


Co-op wins at Ottawa: Sycamore-DeKalb swim co-op defeated Ottawa, 73-21, in a dual meet. 

The meet featured an older pool at Ottawa that was only 20 yards in length instead of the standard 25. 

“The girls were prepared going into it,” co-op coach Leah Eames said. “I was really happy with some of the races that went on.”

Alexa Miller (200-yard freestyle, 100 butterfly), Kylie Olson (160 individual medley, 500 free) and Jense Keck (100 free, 100 breaststroke) each won two events while Bailey Flemming took first in the 60 free and Colette LeBlanc was victorious in the 100 back.

The co-op swept all three relays as Ana Flavia Michelini, Keck, Flemming and Kate Barresi won the 160 medley relay and Alexa Miller, Flemming, Kayleigh Kozlowski and Olson combined to win the 160 free relay. Olson, Miller, Flemming and Keck took first in the 400 free relay. 

“We went 11 for 11 at this meet,” Eames said. “Last year we did that a few times, but it’s very difficult to do that. Hopefully, we do that many times this year.”


Sycamore blanks Larkin: Sycamore defeated Larkin, 6-0, to win its third consecutive dual meet at home. 

Angelina Ye and Kathryn Sullivan won easily in straight sets at the No. 1 and No. 2 singles positions. Alexa Farris and Jackie Cole combined to win at No. 1 doubles in a super tiebreaker. Kelly Johnson and Dani Johnson (No. 2 doubles), Samantha Matalonis and Alex Tritt (No. 3 doubles) and Sonal Patel and Maddy Pawola (No. 4 doubles) all swept their matches in straight sets. 

“Everybody played well [Thursday night]. We’re playing like we should be playing,” Sycamore coach Dave Hillmer said. “That gave them a little bit of confidence. They’re getting there little by little.”

The Spartans (3-1) host Rockford Lutheran at home on Monday. 


Indian Creek second at triangular: Indian Creek took second in a triangular with Somonauk and St. Bede at Edgebrook. 

St Bede won with a team total of 201 while Indian Creek was second at 214 and Somonauk third with a score of 238. 

Lauren Frances shot a 46 to lead the Timberwolves while Sammy Bergstrand (53), Delaney Bend (55) and Katherine Nolan (60) also figured in the scoring for Indian Creek.

“I was pretty happy with our scores considering it’s a course we’ve never played before and the conditions set before them,” Indian Creek coach Keith Haag said. “They played pretty solid, pretty steady.” 



West Aurora downs H-BR: Hinckley-Big Rock lost to West Aurora, 191-222, on Wednesday at Orchard Valley in Aurora.

McRaye Scheller posted a 53 while juniors Emily Herrmann and Taylor Prellberg each recorded 55s.

“We had hoped to make a big impression in a meet with a big school on a tough course, but we had difficulty negotiating the greenside bunkers and hazards,” H-BR coach Greg Jourdan said. “I know all the girls would love to play here again and redeem themselves.”


H-BR falls to rival: Somonauk defeated Hinckley-Big Rock, 5-0, on Wednesday.

Hiawatha blanked: Paw Paw shut out Hiawatha, 4-0.

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