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PREP ROUNDUP: Sycamore girls basketball takes second at Oswego East tournament

The Sycamore girls basketball team fell to Elmhurst York, 40-35, in the championship game of the Oswego East tournament Saturday.

Bailey Gilbert was named the tournament MVP while Lauren Goff was named to the all-tournament team.  

“Defensive pressure, we haven’t seen anything like that this year in man to man so it took us awhile to get adjusted to that. By the time we did, it was a little bit too late and the girls overall had a great tournament,” Sycamore coach Brett Goff said. “I hope they develop a little bit more confidence going into the second half of the season.”

Kaneland splits final games at Dixon: Kaneland fell to Aurora Christian, 37-32 in a consolation semifinal at the Dixon Tournament.

Kelly Wallner had 11 points and 11 rebounds while Ally VanBogaert had eight points and six rebounds. Caroline Heimerdinger passed out four assists in the loss for the Knights.

Kaneland rebounded with a 66-63 double overtime victory against Pekin to claim ninth place at the tournament. The Knights (8-8) won despite three players being sent home with the flu after the Aurora Christian game.

Freshman Morgan Weber led the Knights with 16 points, and Bailey Crimmins added 13 points.

DeKalb wins final game of Montini tourney: DeKalb defeated St. Joseph, 38-33, in the fifth-place consolation game of the Montini Tournament.

DeKalb’s Brittney Patrick had 10 points and was 6 of 6 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. Madelyne Johnson chipped in 10 points for the Barbs (9-5).

Royals sixth at Prophetstown: Hinckley-Big Rock lost to Rockford Christian, 34-18, in the fifth-place game at the Prophetstown Tournament.


Akins wins title: Sycamore’s Kyle Akins won the 120-pound title at the 2013 Mid-States tournament at Wiscconsin-Whitewater in Whitewater, Wis. Akins won all five of his matches and is now 22-0 on the season.

Austin Armstrong took second place at 170 pounds, losing the title match by a 4-1 decision.

Chris Malone finished fourth at 182 pounds, battling back after a loss in the quarterfinals and going 5-2 at the tournament. Tyler Barton finished third at 195 pounds, falling in the semifinals. Barton won the third-place match with a double overtime victory.

Overall, Sycamore placed sixth as a team with 126.5 points.

Barbs place third: DeKalb took third place at the Flavin tournament, defeating Glenbard West, 32-31, in the third-place match. DeKalb lost a close match to Naperville North, 33-31, in the semifinals of the tournament.

Kaneland 21st at Palatine: At the Palatine Invitational, Kaneland finished 21st. Kaneland’s Dane Goodenough (13-7) finished in seventh place at 138 pounds.
Kaneland’s Justin Diddell (15-5) finished in fifth place at 285 pounds.


Sycamore defends Joliet title: Sycamore defended its team title at the Joliet Central Steel Challenge.
The Spartans were led by Jillian Diehl’s 215 games. Overall, the Spartans set a season-high six-game series of 4,662 pins.

Freshman Megan Meyer set personal highs with a 176 game and a 801 series.


Barbs take second: DeKalb finished second at the Glenbard East Invite.

The Barbs were led by Will Todtz, who tallied a six-game total of 1,263, including games of 234 and 246. Seth Pinne had a 1,170 series with games of 220 and 234 while Ranzy Collins recorded a 1,162 series with games of 255 and 237.

Sean Mattingly had a 1,155 series and a high game of 241.

Co-op second at Oswego:
The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op finished second at the 11-team Oswego invite. The team finished with a score of 135.875.

Meredith Whisenhunt was second in the all-around and Alison Morreale was fourth in the all-around.



DeKalb-Sycamore shines: The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op boys swim team competed at the Boylan Invitational and placed several swimmers into the top 6 of the pentathlon-style meet.

Swimmers were categorized by year in school and swam the 100-yard butterfly, 100 backstroke, 50 free, 100 breaststroke and 100 free and were scored by points.

Daniel Hein took first in the sophomore division while Jacob Bjork was second, Holden Mackey fifth and Austin Bockman sixth.

“This year, we’ve talked about the depth and talent of our sophomore class. I think this meet showed how incredible that depth really is,” co-op coach Leah Eames said. “Out of the top six high point finishers, we claimed four spots. There were roughly 50 competitors on each level.”

Ryan Schultz was first in the senior division while Ryan Lindsey finished fifth. Dylan Powers claimed second place in the junior division and Michael Carlson was sixth.

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