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PREP ROUNDUP: Sycamore girls cross country wins Byron Invite

The Sycamore girls cross country team won the Byron Invite on Wednesday with a score of 51, while DeKalb took third place with 59 points.

The Barbs’ Kelsey Schrader finished second overall in 17 minutes, 54 seconds. Sycamore’s Maggie Lalowski was one spot behind her (18:02).

Hannah Cerny took eighth for the Spartans (19:57), while Stephanie Cole was 13th (20:16), Kyle Ocker 17th (20:47), Amy Schroeder 19th (20:57) and Katie Denius 20th (21:00).

Monica York finished in fifth place for DeKalb at 18:54, while Sara Schafer took sixth at 19:28.


Spartans third, Barbs fourth: Sycamore took third place at the Byron Invite with 62 points. The Spartans’ Adam Millburg finished in second place with a time of 15:16, while Mark Stice was fourth at 15:24.

Kendryk Rand was 18th (16:26), while Jordan Peterson took 21st (16:39) and Ryan Johnston was 23rd at 16:44. Sycamore sophomore Sam Zurbach won the open race at 16:33.

DeKalb was fourth with 80 points. Isaac Heitanen was seventh overall at 15:34. Paul Fiedler took 10th at 16:02, and Nathan Wellendorf finished in 17th with a time of 16:24.


Cogs fall at R-B: Richmond-Burton beat Genoa-Kingston, 25-14, 25-18. Olivia Cotton had eight digs and Sam Hansel had four kills for the Cogs, who are now 7-6 and 3-2 in the Big Northern East.

“We started off flat and never got our footing,” Cogs coach Keith Foster said. “We didn’t play our best volleyball today.”


Barbs top Hubs: DeKalb defeated Rochelle, 160-194, at Kishwaukee Country Club. The Barbs’ Austin Freeman was the medalist with a 37, while Jacob Cook had a 40. Ben Melms and Connor Hoyle each shot a 41.

Lucca leads Cogs: Tommy Lucca shot a 39 for Genoa-Kingston as the Cogs (9-8) fell to Byron, 161-178, at Prairie View. Nick Adamczek finished with a 44, while Jake Langford shot a 47 and Kevin Hughes finished with a 48.

“I thought our score wasn’t bad for playing away,” G-K coach Mike Lauer said. “Not a bad effort on the boys’ part.”

Timberwolves 3rd, H-BR 4th at LTC meet: Indian Creek had a score of 351, taking third place in the Little Ten Conference meet at Whitetail Ridge in Yorkville. Hinckley-Big Rock finished with a 418, taking fourth.

Peyton Gatz and Emerson Witte each shot an 86 for the Timberwolves.


H-BR wins LTC: Hinckley-Big Rock and Indian Creek met for the Little Ten championship at Indian Oaks, with the Royals winning, 410-419. H-BR’s Taylor Prellberg was the medalist, finishing with a 95. McRaye Scheller had a 99 for the Royals, while Kim Weissinger finished with a 107. Sophie Peters had a 109.

Delany Bend led Indian Creek with a 98. Lauren Frances had a 100, while Sammy Bergstrand finished with a 104.

Cogs fall to Byron: Andrea Strohmaier and Katie Thurlby each shot a 45 for Genoa-Kingston in a 200-232 loss to Byron. Sarah Howes finished with a 58.


Royals, Huskers play to draw: Hinckley-Big Rock tied Serena, 3-3. The Royals are now 10-3-1.

Tom Sanders, Vinny Rose and Alex Perales had goals for H-BR. Perales and Rose each had an assist.



G-K gets win: Genoa-Kingston beat Rockford Lutheran, 182-189, behind a 39 from Tommy Lucca. Nick Adamczek had a 43, while Jake Langford finished with a 49.

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