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PREP ROUNDUP: Kohler notches two goals in Spartans' win

Katherine Kohler had two goals for the Sycamore girls soccer team in a 4-3 win over Rockton Hononegah. Mallory Wolf and Alexis Davita had the two other goals for the Spartans.

Sycamore improved to 5-1 on the season.

Stillman tops H-BR: Hinckley-Big Rock and Stillman Valley were tied at two goals apiece at the half on Saturday, but the Cardinals pulled away for a 6-3 win.

Jacqueline Madden had two goals for the Spartans, while Andrea Binkley had the Royals' other tally.

Lauren Paver and Caitlin Flanigan each had assists for H-BR (3-3-1).

Harlem shuts out DeKalb: Harlem defeated DeKalb, 1-0.


Spartans top Pirates: Sycamore defeated Ottawa, 11-1, in five innings.

Michael Swanberg went 3 for 5 with a triple for the Spartans, while Mark Skelley finished 2 for 4 and Cooper Vinz had three RBIs.

Cam Godinsky was the winning pitcher, allowing four hits and no walks in a complete game while striking out four.

"It was a good win for us against a team that played some sloppy defense and walked a lot of [hitters] during the game," Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh said.

Sycamore is now 6-1, and will open Northern Illinois Big 12 East play against DeKalb on Monday.


Knights sweep Bulldogs: The Kaneland softball team pounded out 30 hits in a doubleheader sweep over Batavia on Saturday.

The Knights defeated the Bulldogs, 12-2 in Game 1, and 19-5 in Game 2. Both games went five innings.

Kaneland's Morgan Weber had three hits – including a home run, four walks and six runs scored on the day. Paige Kuefler finished the day 5 for 7 with three doubles and a triple.

Angie Morrow earned the win in Game 1 for Kaneland (6-5), while Anissa Becker was the winning pitcher in Game 2.

“Every team goes through a funk and we were in one of those funks,” Kaneland coach Brian Willis said. “Today we hit our way out of it.”


Royals compete at Mendota: Hinckley-Big Rock's Zach McNanna took sixth in the 300 hurdles (45.95) at the Don Gooden Invitational in Mendota.


H-BR competes at Don Gooden Invite: Courtney Carls was second in the triple jump (33-7) and fifth in the long jump (14-6) at the Don Gooden Invitational in Mendota. Audrey Harrod was second in the 800 for the Royals, coming in with a time of 2:35.81.



Hawks win nonconference game: Hiawatha defeated Alden-Hebron, 10-4, in nonconference action in Kirkland.


Locals compete at Seneca: Genoa-Kingston was third as a team with 86 points at the Seneva Invitational.

Hinckley-Big Rock's Zach McNanna was fourth in the 300 hurdles and sixth in the 110 hurdles at the invite.


G-K second, Royals seventh at Seneca: Genoa-Kingston was the runner-up with 77.5 points while Hinckley-Big Rock finished seventh with 45 points to finish seventh in the 15-team standings at the Seneva Invitational.

G-K's Brianna Kramer took first in the 300 hurdles (50.24) and was second in the 100-meter dash (13.57). She also took third in the 100 hurdles (17.37).

Carly Fischer was second in the discus with a personal-best 102-8, while the Cogs' 800 relay team of Alissa Lacko, Felicia Olson, Rachel Hughes and Fischer took second.

The Royals were led by Audrey Harrod won the 800-meter run and was third in the 1,600.

Harrod also helped the 4x400 relay team to a third-place finish. That team consisted of Madison Davies, Sophia Peters, Kristen Clark and Harrod.

Indian Creek's Chantel Kyler won the high jump.


Royals win nonconference contest: Hinckley-Big Rock defeated Harvest Christian Academy, 4-0, in a nonconference match on the road.

Four different players scored for the Royals. Kim Weissinger, Andrea Binkley and Hannah Mueller all scored before halftime, and Lauren Paver added a penalty-kick goal in the second half.

• Jared Birchfield contributed to this report.

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