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Area roundup: DeKalb girls soccer routs Morris for ninth straight victory

DeKalb girls soccer player Hanna Hickey scored plenty, and the Barbs shut out Morris, 7-0, on the road Tuesday afternoon.

Hickey finished the game with four goals for the Barbs, who improved to 11-4 overall and 4-1 in conference play.

Bella Bettner, Siobhan Gallagher and Christina Ryzhov also added goals for the Barbs.

“We approached the game the right way,” DeKalb coach PJ Hamilton said. “We got two big goals in the first three minutes that paved the way to success.”

The Barbs, who have won nine in a row, will host Sycamore (13-1-4, 5-0-1) at 6 p.m. Thursday.

G-K wins on penalty kicks: Arianna Wagner hit the winner in the sixth round of PKs as the Cogs won at Mendota, 1-0.

Each team made three of its first five PKs.


G-K blanks Rockford Lutheran: Ashley Clemente, Olivia Simmons and Kayti Beauchamp combined on a shutout in the Cogs 4-0 win.

Leea Perry hit a triple for the Cogs.


Harrod with a pair of wins: Hinckley-Big Rock runner Audrey Harrod won the 400 meters and the 200 at a meet Tuesday at Amboy, and took second in the 100.

Olivia Saucedo won the 300 hurdles for the girls and was runner-up in the 100 hurdles and the high jump.

On the boys side, Erik Maldonado recorded a season-best time and was second in the 400.


Huskies win at Wisconsin: Northern Illinois took the lead with three runs in the top of the seventh and won, 6-4, over Wisconsin in Madison.

Kati Lamich went 3 for 4 with an RBI. Jessica Rio and Bekah Harnish each had two hits, Alaynie Woollard had two RBIs and Abby Howlett had a double and an RBI.

The Huskies (28-18) will play their final regular-season series against Toledo, starting Friday.


Schmelzle honored by MAC: Northern Illinois distance runner Hope Schmelzle was named the MAC Track Athlete of the Week after a record-breaking performance at the Drake Relays.

Schmelzle, who is a transfer from Purdue, set her third school record of the season in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Saturday at the Drake Relays. After breaking the steeplechase last year, she finished in 10 minutes, 4.17 seconds over the weekend for the record and is ranked eighth in the nation in the event – including the top in the conference.


Lundkvist named second team All-MAC: Northern Illinois junior Georg Lundkvist was named second team All-MAC for the second consecutive season, the conference announced Tuesday.

Lundkvist was 12-12 in dual matches, playing mostly as the Huskies No. 1 or No. 2 singles player, and was 4-3 during MAC play.

“We are really excited for Georg, he has earned it,” NIU coach Patrick Fisher said. “He has really become one of our more consistent players since he has been at NIU.”

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