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PREP ROUNDUP: H-BR baseball tops Hiawatha

The Hinckley-Big Rock baseball team defeated Hiawatha, 8-2, in five innings on Saturday.

H-BR's Jacob Ryan struck out 11 Hawks in a complete game, allowing five hits and walking two hitters.

Dylan Youhanaie went 4 for 4 with three RBIs for the Royals. Zach Vistine finished 2 for 2 with two RBIs. Dutch Schneeman and Jacob Morsch added two RBIs for the Royals.

T'wolves split DH: Indian Creek defeated Plano, 7-4, in Game 1 of a doubleheader before dropping Game 2, 5-1.

Trevor Guerra was the winning pitcher in Game 1, improving to 6-0. Jake Wieseler was 2 for 4 with four RBIs for the Timberwolves, while Brock Myers went 2 for 4 and Guerra finished 2 for 3.

David Emanuel was 1 for 3 in Game 2 for Indian Creek (12-1).

Knights fall: At Maple Park, Austin Wheatley had three hits and Ty Carlson, Dan Hammermeister and Jacob Bachio each had two hits and two RBIs for Kaneland, but the Knights fell 8-7 in eight innings after allowing Oswego to tie the game with two runs in the top of the seventh.

Kaneland is now 14-9.


Spartans split with Blue Thunder: At Sycamore, the Spartans split a nonconference doubleheader. The Spartans lost Game 1, 11-4, and won Game 2, 5-1.

Jasmyne Taylor went 2 for 2 with a home run, triple and two RBIs for the Spartans, while Tristyn Criswell finished 2 for 3.

Taylor Zak was the winning pitcher in Game 2, striking out three hitters. Taylor Jones finished 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs, while Paige Bjork was 2 for 3 and Lyndsey Coddington finished 2 for 4.

Naperville North 13-7, Kaneland 7-10: At Maple Park, Kaneland (13-11) split the nonconference doubleheader in which Morgan Weber homered in both games and Lanie Callaghan homered in Game 2. Shannon Herra was Kaneland's winning pitcher in Game 2.

Hiawatha wins doubleheader against Hinckley-Big Rock: Hiawatha defeated Hinckley-Big Rock, 14-3, in Game 1, and 13-4, in Game 2 of a Little Ten Conference doubleheader. MaryKate Harrod, Kenzie Coppes, and Megan Yoder all had four hits for the Royals.

Timberwolves drop doubleheader: Indian Creek lost, 11-0, in Game 1 and lost 16-10, in Game 2 of a nonconference doubleheader against Plano. Kayla Kauffman had two home runs, bumping her season total to seven, which is a school record.


Knights shut out: St. Charles East beat Kaneland, 3-0. The Knights are 13-2-1 and 7-0-1 in conference play.


Gavin wins for H-BR at G-K: T.J. Gavin won the 110-meter hurdles for H-BR (16.63) at the G-K Invite, while Zach McNanna was third in the high jump and 300 hurdles. The Royals finished with 28 points to finish in sixth place.

Genoa-Kingston took home the team title with 173.5 points. The Cogs won the 4x200 relay. Marcus Holley set a meet record (12-feet, 0 inches) in the pole vault. Johan Callahan won the 300 hurdles.

Indian Creek finished fifth with 55 points.

Hiawatha was eighth with eight points.


Carls wins two events at G-K: Courtney Carls won the long jump (14-10) and triple jump (33-9) for Hinckley-Big Rock at the G-K Invite, while Audrey Harrod took first in the 800 (2:22.46) and 1,600 (5:36.29).

Both Audrey Harrod and Kristen Clark broke the G-K Meet record and the H-BR varsity record in the 800 meters.

The Royals finished with 91.5 points to finish fourth.

Genoa-Kingston won five events including the 4x100 relay to finish with 147 points. Brianna Kramer won the 100 hurdles, 100 and 300 hurdles.

Indian Creek was fifth with 80 points.

Hiawatha was eighth with 10 points.



Sycamore wins invite: At Rockton, Sycamore won the Northern Illinois Invitational with 101 points at Hononegah. Sycamore junior Dion Hooker won the 100 and 200-meter dash and helped the 4x100 relay to a win and the 4x200 relay to a runner-up finish.

Sycamore senior Logan Schenider won the 110 and 300 hurdles. Junior Edgar Garcia was third in the 300 hurdles. Schenider was also part of that winning 4x100 relay team.

Mark Stice was third in the 3,200, and Adam Millburg was third in 1,600.

Sycamore senior Logan Wright won the high jump (6 feet).

DeKalb wins home meet: At DeKalb, the Barbs won the inaugural Tim Holt Memorial Track Meet with 170 points. The Barbs finished ahead of runner-up Joliet West.

Kaneland wins Kane County Meet: At Streamwood, Kaneland captured a Kane County boys track and field title Friday on Cook County soil.

File that under the category “potentially profound.” The Knights already were deep before the meet started.

Winning six of 18 events in a competition hosted by South Elgin but held at Streamwood, Kaneland scored 128 points to defend its county title. Next up: hitting strides in next week’s Northern Illinois Big 12 conference meet, then the Class 2A state series.

“We all know that we’re just as good as one another, so we’re always pushing in practice and we’re challenging each other,” Knights junior middle distance runner Andrew Lesak said. “We just have the mentality that we’re always going to hit those fast times, and we do.”

Runner-up Batavia scored 77 points, while St. Charles East had 68 to take third among 15 teams.

Kaneland opened the track finals with a narrow victory against Batavia in the 4x800-meter relay. Knights anchor Nathaniel Kucera traded the lead with Bulldogs counterpart Ryan Wieties in the last lap before Kucera discovered the final kick to help Kaneland finish in 8:00.64 – .53 seconds ahead of Batavia.

As Lesak told it, the effort resembled something of a flu relay.

The same group in a different order was about 10 seconds faster at the Knights’ Peterson Prep meet in late April.

“All of us are really sick,” said Lesak, who flanks Division I-bound seniors Kucera (Stanford), Kyle Carter (Southern Illinois) and Luis Acosta (Western Illinois). “I got sick just after Peterson. Nathaniel just got sick. Kyle has been sick. … We’re just hoping next week is better.”

East’s Devon Kelly did little to ease any queasiness in the second event, the 4x100. Running anchor for the first time, he nipped Kaneland’s Isaac Swithers in the final leg. The Saints’ winning time of 43.59 edged the Knights by .08 seconds.

Per usual, Kaneland proved plenty resilient, especially in the field events. Ben Barnes won the long jump (22-9 1/4), while Dylan Kuipers cleared 15-3 1/2 in the pole vault to establish a new PR.

Thrower Nate Dyer placed first in the shot put (55-2) and discus (153-11).

“Our field events, oh, they’ve been awesome,” Carter said. “They don’t get enough notice all the time.”


Kaneland runner-up at conference: At A.C. Bowers Field in Dixon, Kaneland finished second with 104.5 points at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Meet.

Kaneland freshman Nicole Sreenan won the 200, was second in the 400 and third in the 100. Kaneland senior Lauren Zick was runner-up in the 100 and the long jump. Kaneland won the 4x100 and 4x200 relays. Christina Delach won the pole vault for the Knights. Elle Tattoni was the runner-up in the shot put and third in the discus.

Sycamore was fourth with 52 points. Sycamore was runner-up in the 4x400 relay and third in the 4x100, 4x200 relays. Alyssa Feuerbach was runner-up in the discus for the Spartans.

DeKalb was sixth with 48 points. DeKalb senior Kelsey Schrader was third in the 1,600 and second in the 800. DeKalb's Savannah Long won the 300 hurdles. DeKalb sophomore Brittney Patrick was the runner-up in the triple jump.


Yorkville 4, Kaneland 3: The Knights lost a Northern Illinois Big 12 East game.

Kevin Murphy and Kevin Druley contributed to this report.

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