DeKalb badminton’s No. 2 doubles team of Clara Marchini and Alyssa Wagner took first place at No. 2 doubles at the Independent Conference Meet on Saturday in DeKalb. The Barbs’ Tristan Draper finished 2nd at No. 1 doubles, while Emily Roelfsema was second at No. 2 doubles.
“It was a great way to finish our regular season and go into the postseason,” DeKalb coach Duane Cowley said.
Those top finishes allowed the Barbs to finish third at the meet.
Sycamore picks up win on the road: Sycamore defeated Sterling, 4-1, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover game, in Sterling.
The Spartans’ Kyle Schlosser held the Golden Warriors to one hit in the win. Schlosser pitched a complete game, giving up no earned earns, walking four and striking out five.
Nate Haacker led the Spartans with 2 RBIs. The Spartans commited four errors in the game.
Barbs take 2 from Dukes: DeKalb swept Dixon in a doubleheader, winning 11-4 and 7-5, in Dixon.
Jared Johnson went 3 for 5 with three doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored for DeKalb in Game 1, while Dylan Farrell earned the win. Dominic Buckner was the winning pitcher in Game 2.
Kaneland 7, Prairie Ridge 4: At Crystal Lake, Nick Stratman drove in three runs, Sean Dunphy went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI and Jordan Bock picked an inning of scoreless relief to get the pitching win as Kaneland (12-7) prevailed in nonconference play.
Barbs sweep: DeKalb softball swept a doubleheader with Hinsdale South, winning 8-4 and 6-2. Royals fall: East Aurora beat Hinckley-Big Rock, 8-7. MaryKate Harrod and Kenzie Coppes were each 3 for 5 for the Royals, with Harrod scoring three runs. Olivia Summer added two RBIs.
Sycamore wins final match at Freeport: After losing its first two matches at the Pretzel Cup Tournament in Freeport, Sycamore defeated Tinley Park, 1-0. The Spartans lost earlier in the day to Harlem, 3-0. On Friday, the Spartans lost to Burlington Central, 3-2.
LATE FRIDAY RESULTS
Sycamore, DeKalb fourth at Woodstock: Both Sycamore and DeKalb finished with 54 points at the Woodstock Invitational.
DeKalb’s Brittney Patrick won the long jump and the triple jump. Sycamore’s Lillia Edwards was second in the long jump and third in the triple jump. Christina Dailey was third in the long jump for the Spartans. Sycamore’s Alyssa Feuerbach was third in the shot put and the discus. DeKalb’s Karah Alvarez was the runner-up in the high jump.
On the track, Sycamore’s Maggie Lalowski was second in the 3,200-meter run, and DeKalb’s Monica York was third.
Sycamore was the runner-up in the 4x200 relay, DeKalb’s Savannah Long was third in the 300 hurdles and DeKalb’s Kelsey Schrader was third in the 1,600.
Kaneland wins Crystal Lake Central Invitational: At Crystal Lake, Kaneland won five events to capture the team title with 160.5 points. The Knights scored in every event but the high jump and won three of the four relays, except the 4x400.
Kaneland was the runner-up in the 4x400, the 1,600, the 300 hurdles, the 400, 110 hurdles, the long jump and the shot put.
Indian Creek, Hinckley-Big Rock, Hiawatha compete at Oregon’s Carlson Hawk Track Classic: At Oregon, Hiawatha’s Philip Nordgren won the 3,200. Those 10 points allowed the Hawks to finish in 14th place of 23 teams competing.
Indian Creek and Hinckley-Big Rock also competed at this meet, but did not score points. Indian Creek’s Stephen Muetze was 10th in the 400.
Knights fall: Aurora Christian beat Kaneland, 1-0. Jacob Bachio went 1 for 2 with a walk for the Knights.