Tanner Chada won the 1,600-meter and 3,200 races on Wednesday at the Class 1A Seneca Sectional, earning a trip to the state meet.
The Hinckley-Big Rock senior cruised in the 3,200, winning in 9 minutes, 43.81 seconds, more than 26 seconds ahead of the runner-up. In the 1,600, he won by five seconds, finishing in 4:37.12.
The Royals finished with 22 points and in 10th place in the sectional, which was won by Seneca with 112 points.
The state meet starts May 25 in Charleston.
IC baseball’s season ends: The Timberwolves’ season came to an end in an 8-0 loss to Forreston in a Class 1A Amboy Regional semifinal.
The Timberwolves finish the year 8-6. Trevor Guerra (2-4) took the loss. Brandon Schneiderman threw a no-hitter for Forreston.
DeKalb falls at Ottawa: The Barbs gave up seven in the first and eight in the fourth in a 16-10 loss.
DeKalb banged out 11 hits in the game, including a home run from James Ball.
Matt Searls, Derek Kyler and Jacob Neidel had two hits each, with Neidel driving in three runs.
Sycamore falls to Dundee-Crown: The Spartans lost, 10-5, on the road.
Haley Trela was 3 for 4 with a double, while Faith Reynolds drove in three runs and had three hits.
Sycamore loses slugfest: Gracyn Gabriel and Joslin Peck each homered for the Spartans in a 28-15 loss to Stillman Valley.
Haley Trela had four hits, Hannah Mizgalski was 3 for 5 with three RBIs, Faith Reynolds had three hits and three RBIs, and Gabriel had three hits and two RBIs. Peck, Amanda Swedberg and Anna Criswell had two hits each.
The Spartans scored five in the fifth and two in the sixth to avoid the run-rule both times.
“It showed a lot of guts and resolve on the kids’ part to not just pack it in and quit,” coach Jill Carpenter said. “I give them a lot of credit for the fight they showed all game. We brought the bats today. That was really good to see out of us. We need to be better on defense in spots, and Stillman also just really hit the ball all over the place today.”