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ROUNDUP: Sycamore girls tennis edged by Kaneland

Sycamore girls tennis lost a Northern Illinois Big 12 East dual match to Kaneland, 3-2, on the road Thursday. 

The Spartans won both singles matches as Angelina Ye and Alexa Farris each were victorious in two sets, but Sycamore fell in all three doubles matches.

“We knew it was going to be tough going in,” Sycamore coach Dave Hillmer said. “We learned a little something and we’re going to move on from there. 

“It bodes well for the future. We have a lot of sophomore and they played well.”

Kaneland’s No. 1 doubles team of Jelly Emmanouil and Madi Jurcenko won, 6-0, 6-0 while the No. 2 team of Colleen Landers and Stephanie Karolewicz swept their match. 

DeKalb falls: DeKalb lost to Yorkville, 5-0, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East dual match.


Kaneland dominates IMSA: Kaneland defeated IMSA, 9-1, as Anthony Parillo recorded two golas and three assists while Drew Franklin had two goals. Angel Escontrias, Ivan Bohorquez and Michael Meisenger each had a goal and an assist for the Knights, who put seven into the net in the second half.


Strohmaier medals: Genoa-Kingston’s Andrea Strohmaier was the meet medalist in a dual match against Yorkville, shooting a 43 in the Cogs’ 220-230 loss. 

Katie Thurlby shot a 52 while Sarah Howes recorded a 58 for G-K. 

“They’re looking better,” G-K coach David Boyce said. “Andrea had a good round today.”


Barbs handle Morris: DeKalb shot its team score of the season, recording a 155 to defeat Morris, 155-189, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East dual match.

Jacob Cook was 3-over-par after three holes, but finished 1-under for his next six to record a 37. Ben Melms shot a 38 while Austin Freeman had a 39 for DeKalb. 

“It’s a beautiful day, the first time we’ve played with a little bit of a breeze,” DeKalb coach John Cordes said. “We seemed to adapt to it pretty well.”

Indian Creek takes second: Petyon Gatz’s 43 led Indian Creek to a second-place finish in a quadrangular meet with St. Edward, Sandwich and Hinckley-Big Rock. Drew Headley also recorded a 45 for the Timberwolves, who finished 13 shots behind first-place St. Edward. 

H-BR was led by a pair of 52s from Tyler Runge and Luke Bish. The Royals were fourth. 

Sterling edges Kaneland: Sterling defeated Kaneland, 161-164, in a dual meet. Matt Yonkovich shared medalist honors with a 37 while Zach Strayve shot a 40 and Jesse Denton recorded a 43. Stephen Cannell was the fourth scorer at 44.


Royals win L10 opener: Hinckley-Big Rock won its Little Ten Conference home opener against Leland-Earlville, 25-22, 25-12.

Anne Klein recorded nine points and three aces while Lauren Paver had eight kills and Karrigan Cowan had four kills and four blocks. Caitlyn Flanigan had five digs.

Somonauk downs T’wolves: Indian Creek fell to Somonauk, 25-23, 25-20, on the road in its first Little Ten Conference match. Rebecca Boehne recorded five points and five assists, Rebecca Goodrich had eight points, two kills and two aces while Bailey Martenson had five digs. Emma Goodrich also chipped in with four kills and Hannah Mathews dished out six assists for the Timberwolves (1-6, 0-1 LTC).

“We were down 12-4 in the first set and then we made that run and it was nice to see,” Indian Creek coach Stephanie Crutcher said. “[Somonauk] played great defense and we had some nice long rallies.”

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