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Prep roundup: Smith rolls back-to-back perfect games to win regional

Trevor Smith ended the morning session with a perfect 300. Then the Sycamore bowler started the afternoon with a 300.

His back-to-back perfect games led to a 1,532 series as he won the Marengo Regional by 81 pins on Saturday and helped the Spartans take first with a 6,608 – 517 ahead for second-place Belvidere North.

DeKalb was third as a team with a 6,057. Ranzy Collins paced the Barbs with a 1,392 series, including a pair of 247. He was just behind Sycamore Kobey Dodson, who rolled a 1,405 to take third. Dodson started the day with a 253 then a 259.

Austin Verheage (1,269) and Josh Lueze (1,266) also finished ninth and 10th for the Spartans. Nicklaus Eberly rolled a 1,237 – the second-highest score for the Barbs – to take 12th.

Both the Barbs and Spartans advance to the Rockford East Sectional, 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Don Carter Lanes.


Spartans take third at Wood Dale: Baylee Ricker rolled a 1,152 to take 12th, leading Sycamore to a third-place finish at the Fred Green Classic.

Schaumburg, ranked second in the state, won the tourney. Lockport, ranked No. 1 in the state, took second in the 23-team tournament.

Kelly Drake took 16th with a 1,123 for the Spartans.

Sycamore is back in action Tuesday against Kaneland at Mardi Gras lanes.


Barbs win Jefferson Invite: DeKalb-Sycamore won the tournament handily over Cary-Grove, winning for the second straight year.

Daniel Hein won the 100-yard butterfly (50.63) and the 100 backstroke (50.74), Austin Bockman won the 200 individual medley (2:06.08) and Jacob Bjork was second in the 200 freestyle (1:47.61) and the 100 breaststroke (59.20).

"We had almost all season best times from the boys today. Lots of very fast swims," coach Melanie Chambers said. "Our relays also swam incredibly well and were season best times as well. The boys were highly motivated to win this invite and that showed as they pulled off the win by 66.5 points."


Barbs swept at quad: DeKalb lost to a trio of tough teams at Libertyville.

The Barbs opened with a 51-17 loss to No. 6 Conant, a 47-24 loss to No. 4 Lyons, and a 32-27 loss to the hosts.

No individual results were available.

G-K seventh at Amboy: Justin Mousser (285) and Luke Miller (220) each took second for the Cogs.

Other Cogs to take medals were Ethan Bode (third at 152), Jake McMackin (fourth at 170), Cory Ordlock (fourth at 106) and Trey McCarty (fifth at 182).


DeKalb wins first two at Hononegah: The Barbs won their first two games a the tournament, beating the hosts 62-46 before edging Normal Community 51-47.

Mike Pollack was the leading scorer in both games for the Barbs, scoring 25 against Hononegah – including seven 3-pointers – and 17 against Normal. Luke Davis had a double-double in each game – 14 points and 11 rebounds in the first game and 13 and 11 in the nightcap.

The Barbs (14-3) will gave Zion-Benton and Normal West on Monday.


Spartans top Woodstock North: Sycamore scored 24 in the fourth quarter to come from behind in a 55-46 road win.

Lauren Goff scored 13, Madi McGhee 10 and Tayia Hopkins nine in the win. For the second game in a row, the Spartans were red-hot at the free-throw line, making 22 of their 29 shots.

DeKalb drops first two games at tourney: The Barbs opened their home Martin Luther King weekend tournament with a pair of losses.

DeKalb opened with a 50-27 loss to Stevenson, then a 57-45 loss to Maine South.

The Barbs will have games at 9 a.m. and noon on Monday at the high school, either in the main gym or the fieldhouse.

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