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Prep Roundup: DeKalb/Sycamore girls co-op swimming knocks off Belvidere

The DeKalb-Sycamore girls swimming co-op won its biggest match of the season Tuesday with a 91-79 win over Belvidere.

Bailey Flemming took first in the 200-yard freestyle and the 500 free while Jensen Keck won the 100 free. Kylie Olson set a pool record with a time of 1:00.74 in the 100 backstroke.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the girls. It was a difficult win and it wasn’t going to come easy,” co-op coach Leah Eames said. “Literally, every single person was a part of the win. It was the depth of our team that won it for us.”

Keck, Kayleigh Kozlowski, Alexa Miller and Flemming combined to win the 200 free relay and Miller, Olson, Flemming and Keck closed out the meet with a win in the 400 free.

“Coming into the meet last year, this was one of our toughest of the season,” Eames said. “It was a pretty similar meet. We only won by a few points last year and we only won by a few points this year. It kind of came down to that last relay.”


Barbs top Kaneland: DeKalb got a crucial Northern Illinois Big 12 East victory at home with a 3-1 victory over Kaneland under the lights.

Dylan Hottsmith scored two goals and Akim Suraji had one to lead the Barbs.

Trevor Freeland, Suraji and Misha Rhyzhov each had assists to help the Barbs to their first conference victory.

“We were happy to get off the mark against Kaneland right away,” DeKalb coach Brent McIntosh said. “It was good to get out of the gate and kind of put them in our rearview mirror for a while.”

The Barbs (6-1, 1-0) play at Yorkville at 4:30 p.m. today.


T’wolves down Serena: Indian Creek got its first Little Ten Conference win of the season with a 22-25, 25-20, 25-14 win over Serena at home.

Rebecca Goodrich had four aces and seven kills, Rebecca Boehne contributed one ace and six assists and Bailey Martenson had 11 digs for Indian Creek (2-5, 1-1). Emma Goodrich recorded four kills and Hannah Mathews chipped in with two aces and seven assists.

“It was nice to play on our home court for the first time all season,” Indian Creek coach Stephanie Crutcher said.

The Timberwolves host Amboy today.


Sycamore rolls DeKalb: Sycamore swept DeKalb, 5-0, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East dual match. 

Angelina Ye and Alexa Farris won the singles points for Sycamore.

Sam Matalonis and Alex Tritt won, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 1 doubles and Kathryn Sullivan and Jackie Cole swept their opponent, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2 doubles.

Dani Johnson and Kelly Johnson finished off the win with a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 3 doubles.


G-K wins triangular: Genoa-Kingston won a triangular with Richmond-Burton and Somonauk thanks to a fifth-score tiebreaker.

G-K and Richmond-Burton both finished with 177, but Josh Michael’s 48 was the difference, giving the Cogs the win.

“That was a nice score, which is good to see because we’ve been struggling as of late,” G-K coach Mike Lauer said.

Tommy Lucca and Nick Adamcyzk each finished with a 41 while Jake Langford shot 42 for G-K.

The Cogs (4-6) play at Mendota today.

T’wovles win triangular: Indian Creek won a triangular with Rockford Lutheran and Westmont. Drew Headley and David Boehne each shot 45 to lead the Timberwolves (191) to a six-stroke victory over second-place Rockford Lutheran.


T’wolves win on tiebreaker: Indian Creek won a triangular with Plano and Yorkville at Cedardell.

The Timberwolves and Plano tied at 225, but Katherine Nolan’s 66 put Indian Creek over the top.

Lauren Frances shot 44, Sammy Bergstrand recorded a 55, Delaney Bend finished with a 61 and Kate Drendel came in at 65 for Indian Creek.

“[Frances] really got her driver straight and long tonight,” Indian Creek coach Keith Haag said. “She started hitting her driver good.”



Hiawatha loses on road: Hiawatha fell to Alden-Hebron, 25-5, 25-18, in a nonconference road game Monday.

The Hawks (0-6) were led by Dawn Failla’s five kills while Lexie Leffleman and Alanna Sterling each had three kills.


G-K third in triangular: Genoa-Kingston lost a very competitive triangular, taking third with a 181. Oregon won at 177 while Hampshire was second with a 179.


G-K falls to Oregon: Genoa-Kingston lost to Oregon, 219-243, in a Big Northern Conference crossover match.

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