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PREP ROUNDUP: DeKalb volleyball third at Geneva Invite

The DeKalb girls volleyball team defeated Burlington Central, 25-10, 25-20, in the third place match at the Geneva Invite. The Barbs went 3-2 on the day, and are 4-2 overall.

DeKalb defeated Aurora Central Catholic (24-26, 25-14, winning by the points tiebreaker) and the Geneva JV (25-14, 25-20) in addition to beating the Rockets, and suffered losses to Joliet Catholic (25-19, 25-18) and Geneva (25-19, 25-21).

Courtney Bemis had 43 kills to lead the Barbs, while Madison Lord finished wtih 60 assists and seven aces. Courtney Wagner had 22 kills and 11 blocks, while Nicole Schladt finished with 62 digs and nine aces. Heather Bemis had six blocks and Abby Hickey added 45 digs.

Royals fourth at Somonauk: Hinckley-Big Rock finished fourth at the Somonauk Breakout Tournament with a record of 2-2-1.

Jacqueline Madden had 21 kills and 32 digs for the Royals, while Lauren Paver finished with 28 kills and 25 digs. Anne Klein had 25 digs and nine aces for H-BR. Caitlyn Flanigan finished with 25 digs, while Karrigan Cowan had seven blocks and Lexi Gonazlez added seven aces.

T'Wolves win one at Rock Falls Tournament: Indian Creek went 1-3 at the Rock Falls Tournament, beating Dixon 20-14, 20-16 for its lone win. The Timberwolves lost to Rock Island (20-4, 20-9), Sterling Newman (20-15, 20-12) and Bureau Valley (20-14, 20-13).

Rebekah Goodrich had seven kills and five aces for Indian Creek (1-4), while Emma Goodrich had eight kills and seven digs. Bailey Martenson finished with four aces. Hannha Mathews had 15 assists for the Timberwolves, while Jacklyne Bouma finished with 13 digs and three aces and Rebekka Boehne had 13 assists. Josie Diehl had six kills and two blocks.


Co-op 2nd at Sterling Invite: Kylie Olson won both the 200-IM and 100 backstroke for the second-place DeKalb Sycamore co-op at the Sterling Invite.

Bailey Flemming won the 100 freestyle and took third in the 200 freestyle for the co-op, while Jensen Keck won the 100 breastroke and was third in the 500 freestyle. The 200 medley relay of Olson, Keck, Alexa Miller and Flemming took first as well.

"Overall, I couldn't have been happier for the outcome of the meet...but more importantly, I couldn't have been happier with the sportsmanship and camaraderie that was displayed," DeKalb-Sycamore coach Leah Eames said. "The support and encouragement these girls had for their teammates made today truly special. I had several coaches come up and remark about the quality of girls I had on the team – in regards to their performance in the water, but also their sportsmanship outside of the pool. I couldn't have been more proud of all the girls today."


Royals' Perales notches four goals in win: Hinckley-Big Rock defeated Sandwich 6-0 behind four goals from Jeremy Perales. Jack Bullard and Eric Phillips added a goal each, while Bullard finished with three assists and Phillips added one.

Jason Bohannon was in net for H-BR, who is now 5-2-1.



Barbs win: DeKalb defeated Geneva, 1-0, in a non-conference game. Skyler Weissar scored on a second-half penalty kick with 30 minutes remaining.

"Obviously we're really pleased with the result tonight," DeKalb coach Brent McIntosh said. "We came out slow in the first half, we had a lot of things that we needed to fix at halftime. I thought in the second half we really responded to those challenges and we showed a much better mentality."

The Barbs remained undefeated, improving to 5-0 on the season.


Royals lose to A-FC: Ashton-Franklin Center defeated Hinckley-Big Rock, 25-19, 19-25, 26-24 in Ashton in a non-conference game. The Royals (3-1) were led by Jacqueline Madden, who finished with three aces, four kills and seven digs. Caitlyn Flanigan led the Royals with 10 digs and added two aces.

Spartans lose on the road: Sycamore lost, 25-13, 25-19, to LaSalle-Peru in a Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover contest.


Royals fall: Hinckley-Big Rock lost to Rosary, 185-205, at Indian Oaks Country Club in Shabbona on Thursday.

Junior Taylor Prellberg (50) and sophomore Sophie Peters (51) led the Royals. Senior McRaye Scheller (52) and junior Emily Clark (55) also posted scores for H-BR.

"It was great to have Sophie Peters back in action for the first time this season," Hinckley-Big Rock coach Greg Jourdan said in a news release. "Peters and Prellberg had a couple of bad holes early in their rounds, but both girls showed me that they can recover from an ugly number on their scorecards and play solid golf.

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