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PREP ROUNDUP: DeKalb-Sycamore swim team continues dual-meet dominance with win over McHenry

The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op boys swim team continued its dominance in dual meets with a 114-56 victory Thursday over McHenry.

“Overall, I was really pleased with the meet. The boys are obviously pretty tired from training so hard over winter break,” co-op coach Leah Eames said. “Some of the boys, even though they were pretty exhausted, were still pulling career-best and season-best times.”

Jacob Bjork was the meet’s only individual double-winner, taking first in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 freestyle. Dylan Powers won the 100 butterfly while Daniel Hein took first in the 500 free. Ryan Schultz was first in the 100 backstroke and Michael Carlson was victorious in the 100 breaststroke.

The co-op won all three relays as Schultz, Bjork, Hein and Holden Mackey combined to win the 200 medley. Bjork, Powers, Carlson and Hein took first in the 200 free relay and Mackey, Powers, Schultz and Carlson won the 400 free relay.

“We have a long season, but we’re also approaching a championship season here soon looking ahead to the conference meet which is just a few weeks away,” Eames said. “We’re exactly where we need to be.”


Timberwolves dominate Paw Paw: Indian Creek got an easy road win at Paw Paw, 66-38.

Josie Diehl led Indian Creek (10-9, 4-1 Little Ten) with 16 points while Samantha Mosley was one rebound shy of a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds. Madison Russell also had 12 points in the win.

Indian Creek plays Newark on Saturday.

Kaneland beats Morris: Kaneland defeated Morris, 57-45, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East matchup.

The Knights got 13 points each from Ally VanBogaert and Kelly Wallner, who also grabbed 11 rebounds. Caroline Heimerdinger scored 10 points with three steals and Camri Conley dished out five assists for the Knights (9-8, 2-1 NI Big 12 East).

Hiawatha falls: Hiawatha lost to Somonauk, 51-39, at home in a Little Ten Conference matchup.


G-K tips Stillman Valley: Genoa-Kingston defeated Stillman Valley, 52-44, in a Big Northern Conference crossover game.

Tommy Lucca led the Cogs (10-4) with 22 points while Danny Hansen had 12. Griffin McNeal scored seven points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

The Cogs play Saturday at Sycamore.


DeKalb sweeps LaSalle-Peru: DeKalb won all three games and took the series, 3,835-3,633, against LaSalle-Peru at Mardi Gras Lanes.

Seth Pinne recorded a 701 series that included games of 243 and 246. Will Todtz had a 692 series and games of 223, 246 and 223. Jack Berry bowled a 666 series with a game of 266 while Sean Mattingly (238 game), Ranzy Collins (226 game) and Michael Belluzzi (212) also contributed in the win.

DeKalb plays host to Ottawa at 4 p.m. today.


Sycamore tops Kaneland: Sycamore defeated Kaneland, 2,917-2,494, and won all 10 points in a Northern Illinois Big 12 dual meet.

Kelly Drake led all bowlers with a 575 series, including a high game of 223. Alexis Kolberg recorded a 559 series a match-high single-game score of 235. Morgan Jones bowled a 499 and Baylee Ricker chipped in with a 483 for the Spartans. 

Kaneland was led by Dominique Lee’s 490 series, including a 212 game. Rena Wojchechowski had a 479 series and Christie Crews bowled a three-game total of 476. 


DeKalb tops Yorkville: DeKalb defeated Yorkville, 30-29, on the road in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East dual meet.

Kaneland downs Rochelle: Kaneland defeated Rochelle, 53-18, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East dual meet.

Justin Diddell, Tom Price, Austin Parks each recorded pins while Matthew Redman and Dane Good enough each won by major decision. George Strang won by decision.

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