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PREP ROUNDUP: Indian Creek baseball tops Hiawatha

The Indian Creek baseball team improved to 11-1 with an 11-5 win over Hiawatha on Wednesday afternoon in a Little Ten Conference game.

Chris Pickwell earned the win, striking out five in 61/3 scoreless innings. Tim Sommerfeld went 2 for 4 with three RBIs while Winston Simpson went 1 for 2 with a double and two RBIs.

Nick Doolittle went 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI for the Hawks, while Bart Hall finished with two RBIs.

Genoa-Kingston 12, Forreston 2 (6 inn.): Griffin McNeal went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for the Cogs (11-8-1), while Tommy Hansen finished 2 for 3 with an RBI. Andrew Caldwell was 2 for 2 with two walks.

Will Crozier was the winning pitcher, striking out two in a complete-game effort.


Sycamore 3, Rochelle 0: Taylor Zak was the winning pitcher for the Spartans, allowing two hits while striking out four and walking one. Lyndsey Coddington went 2 for 3 with a triple, RBI and a run scored for the Spartans. Tristyn Criswell went 2 for 3 with a double, RBI and a run scored.

“Taylor threw strikes today and the defense backed her up. We played pretty clean on defense which was great to see,” Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter said. “We need to take that confidence into the next game. Tristyn and Lyndsey had pretty good days at the plate. Getting on the board first was a big boost for our team.”

Sycamore will host DeKalb this afternoon.

Burlington Central 5, Genoa-Kingston 1: Kendall Strack went 2 for 2 for the Cogs in the loss, while Paige Keegan and Katie Thurlby were each 1 for 3.

Baylie Ullmark took the loss for G-K (12-7, 3-4 Big Northern East), while Rachel Joos threw three scoreless innings in relief.

Indian Creek 7, Hiawatha 2: Kayla Kauffman finished 3 for 4 with a double and a home run for Indian Creek. Olivia Harvell was 2 for 2 for the Timberwolves (7-7, 6-6 Little Ten Conference).


Kaneland 6, Hinckley-Big Rock 0: Brittany Olson had two goals for Kaneland. Taylor Zitkus, Heather Ortiz, Courtney Diddell and Paige Guyton also scored goals for the Knights (12-1-1).


Barbs win triangular: DeKalb won a triangular with Huntley and McHenry, finishing with 92 points. David Long won the 110-meter hurdles (16.58) and 300 hurdles (40.9) for DeKalb. The Barbs’ 4x100 and 4x200 relays got wins as well.



Genoa-Kingston 2, Harvest Academy 1: At Genoa, the Cogs held off the visitors for the win in their final match of the regular season.

Maggie Bouque led the Cogs (13-6-1) with two goals in the nonconference match. Bouque’s first goal came in the 15th minute off a cross from Ashley Grimm. Bouque’s game-winning goal came in the 21st minute off a corner kick from Nicole Hebel.

“The second half was a little ragged, but the girls kept at it and secured the victory,” G-K coach Randy Tate said. “Hopefully, we can carry the momentum into the postseason.”


DeKalb 4, Sterling 1: At DeKalb, the Barbs won all three doubles contests against Sterling in a Northern Illinois Big 12 contest. Micah Fagerstrom and Ravi Patel won at No. 1 doubles, 6-4, 6-1. Nate Newman and Sean Conners won at No. 2 doubles, 6-2, 6-4, and Justin Peele and Gabe Olalde won at No. 3 doubles, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.

Owen Smith also picked up a win (6-0, 6-0) at No. 2 singles for the Barbs.


Hinckley-Big Rock 3, Serena 2 (8 inn.): At Serena, Jake Ryan struck out 15 batters in 7 innings pitched as Hinckley-Big Rock defeated Serena in a Little Ten Conference game.

Jacob Morsch came on in the eighth inning to record the save. Offensively for H-BR, Dutch Schneeman had a triple, Jacob Diveley had a double and Taylor Ruh had the game-winning RBI single that led the Royals to victory.

Indian Creek 20, LaMoille 1 (5 inn.): At Shabbona, the Timberwolves picked up an LTC win. Jake Wieseler went 3 for 4 with three RBIs for Indian Creek, while Lane Rissman was 2 for 2 with an RBI.


Kaneland 8, Sycamore 3: At Maple Park, the host Knights picked up a Northern Illinois Big 12 East win against the visiting Spartans.

Genoa-Kingston 15, Rockford Christian 1 (5 inn.): The Cogs jumped on the Royal Lions with 14 runs in the first inning and cruised from there in a Big Northern Conference East game.

Megan McCausland crushed a three-run inside-the-park home run to pace the offense. Freshman hurler Kayti Beauchamp worked five innings and pitched a complete game no-hitter for the Cogs (13-6).

Indian Creek 14, LaMoille 4 (6 inn.): In Shabbona, Katherine Nolan pitched all six innings and had seven strikeouts for the Timberwolves (6-7, 5-6 Little Ten Conference).

Serena 14, Hinckley-Big Rock 2: At Serena, Kenzie Coppes, MaryKate Harrod, and Sydney Adams all had two hits for the Royals in a Little Ten Conference loss.


Kaneland wins triangular: At Aurora, Kaneland (111 points) steamrolled host Marmion (36) and Aurora Central Catholic (33). Kaneland’s Ben Barnes won the triple jump (39-83/4) and long jump (20-111/2).

H-BR competes at quad: Hinckley-Big Rock’s T.J. Gavin won the 110 hurdles (17.2) at a quadrangular with Aurora Christian, Crossroads and Plano. Gavin was second in the 300 hurdles, while Morgan Grivetti finished second in the shot put.


H-BR’s Harrod wins 2 events: Audrey Harrod won both the 800 (2:27.0) and 1600 (5:48.2) for Hinckley-Big Rock at a six-team meet. Courtney Carls won the long jump with a career-best 16-2.5, while the Royals’ relay of Madison Davies, Katie Hoffman, Kristen Clark and Harrod won with a school-record time of 4:27.3. Kristen Clark was second in the 400 with a career-best 62.2 seconds.

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