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PREP ROUNDUP: Genoa-Kingston softball improves to 8-2

The Genoa-Kingston softball team earned a 9-2 win Wednesday at Plano.

Rachel Joos (3-0) earned the win for G-K, and Baylie Ullmark got the save.

Kelly Hensley had a homer for the Cogs (8-2), while Paige Keegan and Kendall Strack each had two hits. Strack finished with two doubles.

Hawks sweep Paw Paw: Hiawatha swept a doubleheader against Paw Paw, winning 13-3 and 8-4.


Crozier strikes out 12: Will Crozier allowed two earned runs and had 12 strikeouts in Genoa-Kingston’s 6-2 win over Plano. Jake Langford went 3 for 4 with a double, triple and an RBI for the Cogs (5-4). Crozier finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs while Hansen was 1 for 4 with an RBI.

Hawks sweep: Hiawatha swept a five-inning doubleheader over Paw Paw, winning 6-0 in Game 1 and 9-2 in Game 2. In the first game, Will Corn went 1 for 2 with two RBIs for the Hawks and Jace Williams finished 1 for 2 with an RBI. Taylor Edwards earned the win, giving up one hit and striking out seven in a complete game.

In Game 2, Corn was 2 for 3 with a run scored and three RBIs, while Nick Doolittle finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored. Mike Mercado was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Knights top Hubs: Anthony Holubecki struck out 10 in five innings against Rochelle, earning the victory in the Knights’ 3-0 win. Tyler Carlson went 2 for 3 with a double for Kaneland (4-3, 1-0 Northern Illinois Big 12 East).

Royals fall: Somonauk defeated Hinckley-Big Rock, 11-1, in five innings. The Royals are 3-4.


Cogs get BNC win: Genoa-Kingston topped Winnebago, 2-1, behind second-half goals from Nicole Hebel and Maggie Boque.

The Cogs are 6-2 and 4-1 in the Big Northern Conference.

Royals blow out Rochelle: Lauren Paver had three goals in Hinckley-Big Rock’s 6-1 win over Rochelle.

Jacqueline Madden had two goals and an assist for the Royals (4-3-1), and Andrea Binkley added a goal and an assist.

T’wolves top IMSA: Indian Creek got two goals from Bailey Martenson in a 5-1 win over IMSA. Madison Spooner, Jacklyn Bouma and Renee Corriveau had the other goals. Spooner had two assists and Corriveau added one.

Indian Creek is 5-0.

Knights win tournament: Kaneland won the West Aurora tournament, capping its run with an 8-1 win over East Aurora. Madi Jurcenko scored a goal and had two assists as eight players scored for the Knights (6-1), who went 3-0 in tournament play.


McNanna leads Royals: Hinckley-Big Rock’s Zach McNanna was second in the high jump with a mark of 5-foot-6 as the Royals competed in a five-team meet with Marmion, Morris, Sandwich and Serena. McNanna was third in the 100-meter hurdles (18.6).


Royals win four events at quad: Hinckley-Big Rock competed in a quadrangular with Rosary, Sandwich and Serena. Audrey Harrod won both the 800 (2:28.6) and 1,600 (5:45.7) for H-BR. Courtney Carls won the triple jump (33-11) and Kristen Clark topped the field in the 3,200 (13:23.2).

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