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ROUNDUP: Sycamore's Ye wins tennis sectional

Sycamore sophomore Angelina Ye won her second consecutive tennis sectional championship and advanced to this week's state tournament.

Ye defeated Geneva's Kirby Einck, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, in the final. It was the first set Ye has lost all season.

Sycamore took third as a team, placing behind Geneva and Batavia. Alexa Farris won her first match in singles play and the doubles team of Kathryn Sullivan and Jackie Cole also won their first match.

"We were happy with so many sophomores to come in third behind all those teams," Sycamore coach Dave Hillmer said. "It's a tremendous field."

Ye went 4-2 in the state tournament last year, winning her first three matches before falling in the seventh round of the consolation bracket. 

"It was a great season and we're not done yet," Hillmer said. "We're going to see how far Angelina can go."


G-K wins regional: Genoa-Kingston won its second consecutive regional championship with a 2-0 victory over Cristo Rey St. Martin.

Uriel Ortega and Tommy Hansen each scored after halftime and William Crozier assisted on both goals for the Cogs (14-6-1).

"In the first half we came out a little tight and maybe put too much pressure on ourselves," G-K coach Randy Tate said. "At halftime we regrouped and came out much better."

Ortega slipped inside the penalty area to put in the game winner and the insurance goal came off a corner kick that Hansen was able to get a head on.

The Cogs face Aurora Central Catholic in the sectional semifinals on Wednesday.


Sycamore fifth at NI Big 12 meet: Sycamore finished fifth at the Northern Illinois Big 12 meet at Morris.

Adam Millburg led the way for the Spartans, finishing in seventh place in 15:34. Mark Stice was ninth in 15:36. Also scoring for Sycamore was Kendryk Rand (24th, 16:10), Jordan Peterson (35th, 16:42) and Michael Lerohl (36th, 16:42).

"If you look at our time our split from first to fifth place it was about 1:08, which is the lowest it's been all season," Sycamore coach Mike Lambdin said. "We definitely left the meet feeling good about things."

Isaac Hietanen was the top finisher for DeKalb, which finished in seventh place. Hietanen was 14th with a time of 15:49. Nick Rigas (43rd, 16:52), Nate Wellendorf (44th, 16:54), Brandon Anderson (48th, 17:00) and Ben Martin (60th, 17:32) also scored for the Barbs.

Kaneland was third as a team, paced by the eighth-place finish of Kyle Carter in 15:35. Nathaniel Kucera was 10th while Andrew Lesak finished 16th, Luis Acosta was 21st and Ryan Bower was 23rd.


Schrader second at NI Big 12 meet: DeKalb's Kesley Schrader finished second at the Northern Illinois Big 12 meet at Morris. The DeKalb senior finished in 17:31, eight seconds back of champion Skyler Bollinger from Yorkville.

DeKalb finished third as Monica York (13th, 18:55), Sara Schafer (15th, 18:57), Kayla Federici (34th, 20:30) and Emma Conway (41st, 20:59) also scored for the Barbs.

Sycamore finished in seventh and was paced by Maggie Lalowski's sixth-place finish in 17:59. The Spartans also counted Hannah Cerny (24th, 19:35), Amy Schroeder (35th, 20:34), Kylie Ocker (37th, 20:40) and Stephanie Cole (46th, 21:11).

Kaneland placed second as a team and was led by Victoria Clinton's fifth-place finish. Brianna Bower was seventh for the Knights in 18:09 while Sydney Strang, Erika Carlson and Aislinn Lodwig came in 17th, 18th and 19th respectively.


Indian Creek wins two matches: Indian Creek went 2-3 at the Durand tournament, defeating Polo and Stillman Valley while falling to Pearl City, Druand and Orangeville. 

Rebecca Goodrich recorded 20 aces and 27 kills while Bailey Martenson had 33 digs. Rebecca Boehne dished out 38 assists and Hannah Mathews had 14 digs and 39 assists for the Timberwolves (11-15). 


DeKalb-Sycamore co-op wins triangular: The DeKalb-Sycamore girls swimming co-op won a triangular finished with 145 points as IMSA finished with 93 and Byron had 86 points.

The co-op had a 1-2 finish in four events. The co-op is 11-0 this season.

"This year, our undefeated streak has come easier than anticipated. ... and it isn't any secret that our success is directly attributed to the depth we have on our team," co-op coach Leah Eames said.
Jensen Keck won two individual events and helped two relays win.

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