Digital Access

Digital Access
Access from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more!

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.

ROUNDUP: DeKalb soccer completes perfect NI Big 12 East season

The DeKalb boys soccer team completed a perfect season in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East with a 2-0 victory over Morris on Thursday.

Trevor Freeland and Akim Suraji each scored goals in the first half, both of which were assisted by Sean Woodford.

“Those happened in first four minutes of the game and we just kind of held on,” DeKalb coach Brent McIntosh said. “I’m tremendously proud of the boys of setting a very high goal of not only winning conference, but going undefeated.”

The Barbs end the regular season at 17-2, 10-0 in the NI Big 12 East. They will play Rockford Jefferson at home Wednesday in the Class 3A DeKalb Regional semifinals.

“Tonight was about the result, and we had to dig in a little bit in the second half to preserve the shutout, but I’m proud of the effort we put in to get 10 positive results in conference,” McIntosh said.


Barbs top Rochelle: DeKalb defeated Rochelle, 25-7, 25-15, to remain undefeated in the NI Big 12 East.

The Barbs were led by 10 kills from Josie Carpenter. Madison Lord had 13 assists and eight digs to go along with three aces.

The Barbs are 25-3 overall, 8-0 in the NI Big 12 East.

Kaneland edges Sycamore: Kaneland edged Sycamore at home for a 25-22, 23-25, 26-24 victory over the Spartans in NI Big 12 East play.

Ellie Dunn had 18 kills and 10 digs, Riley Hannula had eight kills and Jenny Lubic dished out 27 assists for the Knights (11-14, 4-4 NI Big 12 East).

Timberwolves down Paw Paw: Indian Creek defeated Paw Paw, 25-17, 25-16, in a Little Ten Conference matchup. Hannah Mathews dished out eight assists and Rebecca Boehne had two aces and seven assists. Bailey Martenson recorded 14 digs, Kayla Kauffman had 10 digs and Josie Diehl put down five kills.

“I thought we played well,” Indian Creek coach Stephanie Crutcher said. “We came out with a little bit of fire, which we’ve been missing the last few nights.”

The Timberwolves (9-12, 5-2 LTC) play Saturday in the Durand tournament. 

Somonauk defeats Hiawatha: Somonauk defeated Hiawatha in two games on the Bobcats’ senior night. The Bobcats are 10-13, 4-3 in the TC.


DeKalb-Sycamore co-op beats Fenton: The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op defeated Fenton, 129-51, in a dual meet.

Kylie Olson won the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 free, and Alexa Miller took first in the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke. Bailey Flemming won the 50 free and 100 butterfly, and Jensen Keck (500 free) and Jessie Howland (100 breaststroke) also claimed individual wins.

“It was another extremely successful and dominating performance for the girls,” co-op coach Leah Eames said. “We swept eight of those 11 events. It was motivating for us at this point in the season, definitely a good meet for everyone right now.”

The co-op also won all three relays. Emily Cook, Keck, Kate Barresi and Flemming combined to win the 200 medley relay, and Keck, Olson, Miller and Flemming won the 200 free relay.

Sam LeBlanc, Keck, Olson and Miller were victorious in the 400 free for the co-op (9-0).

Loading more