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Prep roundup: Genoa-Kingston volleyball closes gap, but loses to Burlington Central

Genoa-Kingston volleyball closed the gap on rival Burlington Central, but couldn’t quite get over the hump Thursday.

The Cogs fell to Burlington Central, 25-22, 25-20, at home in a Big Northern Conference match. Olivia Cotton had 15 digs while Bridget Halat finished with five kills. 

“That progress was strong for our program,” said G-K coach Keith Foster, referencing the Cogs’ 25-16, 25-21 loss to the Rockets earlier this year. “They were a stronger team this time. We’re really excited with the way that we played, but none of us are comfortable with the result.

“We made good decisions with the ball, made less mistakes. We were calm, cool and collected.”

The Cogs are 13-9, including 6-3 in conference.

Knights fall to Morris: Battling the flu, Kaneland couldn’t overcome Rochelle in a 25-17, 26-28, 25-16 loss to the Redskins.

Newark downs H-BR: Hinckley-Big Rock fell to Newark 25-23, 25-14, in the Little Ten Conference Tournament semifinals.

Lauren Paver and Karrigan Cowan each had three kills while Caitlin Flanigan had eight digs and Rose Clancy recorded five blocks for the Royals, who will play in the third-place match at 6 p.m. today.


Cogs rally past Rockford Christian: Genoa-Kingston fell behind by two goals in the first half, but rallied for a 4-2 victory at home on Senior Night.

Erik Tomlinson and William Crozier scored unassisted goals in the first half to tie the game and Uriel Ortega and Juan Da Silva scored in the second half to complete the scoring for G-K (12-6-1, 8-3-1 Big Northern Conference East).

Somonauk beats H-BR in conference tourney final: Somonauk defeated Hinckley-Big Rock, 1-0, to win the Little Ten Conference tournament.

Indian Creek falls: Indian Creek lost to Newark-Seneca, 5-2, in the Little Ten Tournament consolation finals. Trevor Guerra and Tim Sommerfeld each had goals for the Timberwolves (4-14-1). Sommerfeld and Stephen Muetze each had assists.

Indian Creek plays Riverdale today in the Class 1A regional quarterfinals.



DeKalb-Sycamore co-op tops South Elgin: The DeKalb-Sycamore swimming co-op remained undefeated on the season with a 124-56 win over South Elgin on the road.

Despite a different lineup, the co-op went 11 for 11 in event victories.

“The reason we’re winning all these meets that we have is because of the depth of the team,” co-op coach Leah Eames said. “You can’t win a meet with just individual wins. This meet was another example of that.”

Kayleigh Kozlowski won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke as the co-op’s only double-winner. Sam LeBlanc took first in the 500 free in a career-best time while Emily Cook won the 100 backstroke in a season-best time.

Sophomores Jensen Keck (100 free), Alexa Miller (100 butterfly), Kylie Olson (200 individual medley) and Bailey Flemming (200 free) also took home individual victories.

The four sophomores combined to win all three relays as well for DeKalb-Sycamore (8-0).

“Everything keeps building and as we get closer to the championship season, every meet gets us more confidence,” Eames said.

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