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PREP ROUNDUP: Hinckley-Big Rock girls soccer advances to regional final

Megan Menzel had two goals for the Hinckley-Big Rock girls soccer team in a 2-0 win over Aurora Central Catholic on Tuesday in the IHSA Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional semifinal.

Lauren Paver had an assist for the Royals, while Jordan Bullard earned the shutout in goal. Third-seeded H-BR will play top seed Lisle in the regional final at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Sycamore 2, Kaneland 0: The Spartans won a key Northern Illinois Big 12 East match over the Knights, a team which had yet to be defeated in conference play.

DeKalb 1, Morris 0: Morgan Beaty scored the lone goal of the match for DeKalb in the Barbs' win on senior night.

The Barbs finish the regular season 11-3-4 and 6-0-4 in conference play. DeKalb will compete in the Class 2A Burlington Central Regional next week.


DeKalb 8, Rochelle 1: DeKalb pitcher Zach Moan struck out 10 hitters, earning the victory for the Barbs. Moan allowed only two hits, one earned run and three walks in six innings of work.

Jake Kuykendall finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs for DeKalb, while Logan Haring went 2 for 4.

The Barbs are now 11-11 and 4-11 in the NI Big 12 East.

Genoa-Kingston 2, North Boone 1: Trailing by one in the bottom of the seventh, Genoa-Kingston scored two runs to beat North Boone, as the Cogs won the game on a Jake Langford RBI single which scored Griffin McNeal. Langford finished 2 for 4.

Brady Huffman finished 2 for 2 with a walk and an RBI for the Cogs, while Mike Kuhn was 1 for 3 with a run scored.

Huffman threw a complete game, striking out 17 while allowing just three hits.

Somonauk 2, Indian Creek 1: David Boehne allowed one earned run and struck out three in a complete game for the Timberwolves (13-3).

Tim Sommerfeld went 1 for 3 with an RBI.

Morris 4, Kaneland 2: Dan Hammermeister finished 1 for 1 with two RBIs for Kaneland (14-11, 9-5 NI Big 12 East) in a 4-2 loss to Morris. Nathan Hopkins was 1 for 1 with a double.


DeKalb 17, Rochelle 0: Morgan Newport pitched a one-hit shutout while striking nine and walking one in the Barbs’ victory. Newport, Abby Taylor and Taylor Warner each had home runs for the Barbs (20-5, 7-2 NI Big 12 East).

Marengo 5, Genoa-Kingston 2: Baylie Ullmark had both RBIs for Genoa-Kingston in the loss. The Cogs are now 15-10 and 5-5 in Big Northern Conference East Division play.



Hinckley-Big Rock 11, LaMoille 6 (8 inn.): The Royals picked up a Little Ten Conference win. MaryKate Harrod, Kenzie Coppes and Brianna Barker led the Royals’ offense with four hits apiece.


Indian Creek second, Hinckley-Big Rock fourth at Amboy: At a quadrangular in Amboy, Indian Creek was second with 44 points. Hinckley-Big Rock was third with 34 points.

Indian Creek’s Jonathon Farnsworth won the 400-meter dash (58.75).

Hinckley-Big Rock’s Zach McNanna won the 300 hurdles (43.8) and was second in the high jump and 110 hurdles.

T.J. Gavin won the 100 hurdles (17.0) and was fourth in the 300 hurdles. Other place-winners for H-BR: Corey Maercker third in the 400, Daryn Ferreira fourth in the 400, Morgan Grivetti fourth in the 100 and shot put.


Kaneland, Genoa-Kingston, Sycamore prepare for sectional: At the Oregon Prep Sectional Meet, Kaneland won the 4x100 relay in 50.49 seconds, which is under the IHSA Class 2A state meet qualifying standard (50.84). Kaneland also won the 4x200 relay in 1:47.10, well under the standard (1:48.04). The Knights also won the 4x400 relay in 4:07.59 with the state standard being 4:10.04.

Kaneland’s Christine Delach won the pole vault at 11 feet, 3 inches, above the state standard of 9-9.

Kaneland’s Brianna Bower won the 1,600 in 5:23.60, under the standard of 5:25.24. Sycamore’s Stephanie Cole was third in the event.

Sycamore’s Lilia Edwards won the triple jump (34 feet, 9 inches) ahead of the state standard of 34-8. Edwards also won the long jump.

Sycamore’s Alyssa Feuerbach was second in the discus (115-11), which is better than the state standard of 112-3. Genoa-Kingston’s Carly Fisher was fourth with a throw of 110-10.

Kaneland’s Sydney Strang won the 400, Kaneland’s Kyla Goodine was second in the 100 hurdles and Kaneland’s Sarah Daley was third in the 800.

Kaneland’s Taylor Eaves won the 300 hurdles and Kaprice Sanches was third in the event. Kaneland’s Maddie Kiefer and Sydney Davidson were second and third in the high jump. Kaneland’s Elle Tattoni was second in the shot put.

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