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DeKalb shuts out Jefferson

The DeKalb baseball team improved to 5-1 with a 13-0, five-inning win over Rockford Jefferson on Thursday in Rockford.

Josh Snead finished 3 for 3 with two doubles, two runs scored and five RBIs for the Barbs. Patrick Aves and Logan Haring each went 2 for 4.

Jake Cook earned the win, throwing four innings.

“It was nice to see a lot of guys contributing,” DeKalb coach Jake Howells said. “It’s not one or two guys doing all the damage, it’s a lot of guys up and down the lineup and that’s great as a coach.”

Spartans win again: Alec Kozak was 4 for 4 with two triples for Sycamore in a 15-5 win over Rockford Guilford. Cooper Vinz went 2 for 4 with a double for the Spartans (5-1), and Ian Kidd and Kye Schlosser were each 2 for 4.

Mark Skelley earned the win, giving up a run and striking out two in two innings.

“It was a very sloppily played baseball game but we were able to spring some hits together and put up a bunch of runs today,” Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh said. “Kozak was a huge spark at the top of the lineup with four hits and two triples.”

Royals remain unbeaten in LTC play: Dutch Schneeman struck out eight batters in a complete-game effort as Hinckley-Big Rock beat Newark, 8-1.

Hunter Seierstad had an RBI double for H-BR (3-3, 3-0 Little Ten Conference). The Royals walked 11 times.

T’wolves in in five: Indian Creek defeated Paw Paw, 12-1, in five innings. David Emanuel earned the win for the Timberwolves, striking out four in three innings. David Boehne was 3 for 3 with four RBIs.

Knights top Indians: Kaneland beat Rockton Hononegah, 3-2. Anthony Holubecki earned the win for the Knights, striking out four in three innings while improving to 1-1 on the season.

Tyler Carlson went 1 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored for Kaneland (2-3), and Jacob Bachio was 1 for 3 with an RBI.


Cogs win BNC East game: Genoa-Kingston beat Rockford Christian, 14-0, in five innings.

Rachel Joos allowed one hit and struck out three in three innings to improve to 2-0. Lexi Howie threw the final two innings, striking out four while not allowing a baserunner.

Offensively, Kelly Marshall had a homer for the Cogs (7-2, 2-1 Big Northern East) while Karli Lakasti had a double.

T’wolves nudge Paw Paw: Olivia Harvell finished 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs in Indian Creek’s 11-10 win over Paw Paw in Shabbona. Kayla Kauffman was 3 for 3 with a double.

Samantha Fleming earned the win, striking out eight in seven innings.

Indian Creek is 2-2 and 1-2 in the LTC.


Grimm’s goal beats Byron: Genoa-Kingston defeated Byron, 1-0, with the lone tally coming from Ashley Grimm, with an assist from Viviana Beltran.

The Cogs’ Alyssa Edwards had the shutout in goal.

“I think we were a little tired from the two other games this week and we were playing back more than normal,” G-K coach Randy Tate said. “We weren’t able to muster up any good attacks, but the girls did a real good job of hanging tough and managing the clock to get the win.”

The Cogs are 5-2 and 3-1 in conference play.

Spartans win: Sycamore defeated Yorkville, 4-0, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 match.

Diddell leads Knights past West Aurora: Courtney Diddell had both goals for Kaneland in a 2-1 win over West Aurora. Brittany Olson and Holly Collingbourne had the assists.


Royals compete at Lisle: Hinckley-Big Rock’s Zach McNanna finished second in both the high jump (5 feet, 8 inches) and 110 hurdles (18.64 second) in a quadrangular at Lisle. The Royals’ Sean Gavin took second in the shot put with a mark of 35-2.


Kramer leads Cogs at Stillman: Brianna Kramer won both the 100- and 300-meter hurdles for Genoa-Kingston at the seven-team Stillman Valley Invite. Carly Fischer was second in the discus for G-K while Felicia Olson took second in the triple jump. The Cogs’ 4x100 relay took second as well.

“We are making steady improvement every meet, which is great to see,” G-K coach Barry Schmidt said.

Four winners for H-BR at Lisle: Hinckley-Big Rock competed in a five-team meet at Lisle, and the Royals had four event winners – Courtney Carls (triple jump, 32-8.25), Audrey Harrod (800, 2:26.07), Kristen Clark (400, 1:05.48) and Katie Hoffman (300 hurdles, 53.23).



Ottawa tops G-K: Ottawa beat Genoa-Kingston, 8-3. Lexi Howie went 1 for 3 with a homer for G-K, while Paige Keegan finished 1 for 3 with a double. Baylie Ullmark was 2 for 3 with two singles.

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