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Sports

Area roundup: Sycamore girls tennis sweeps Rockford Lutheran

The Sycamore girls tennis team rolled to a 4-1 win Wednesday against Rockford Lutheran.

Maggie McConnaughay and Maddie Weaver won a hard fought first set and cruised in the second, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2, at No. 2 doubles. At No. 3, Lane Henson and Emily Grayburn won, 6-3, 6-0.

Lizzie Egerman and Haley Spiewak won at No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively.

DeKalb falls to Hampshire: The Barbs lost, 3-2, in a nailbiter.

Helene Collin and Izzy Meyers Miller picked up a forfeit win at No. 1 doubles, and Dennysha Kizer and Josie Hoppenworth won, 6-2, 6-6 (7-3), at No. 2.

The Barbs fall to 3-6 on the year.

BOYS GOLF

Genoa-Kingston tops Hinckley-Big Rock, Plano: The Cogs shot a 177 to top runner-up Hinckley-Big Rock by 40.

Nick Gargani was the medalist with a 34 for the Cogs.

PREP CROSS COUNTRY

G-K girls win at Byron, boys third: The girls posted a 33 for the win over North Boone’s 42. The boys scored 50 points as North Boone won with 33.

For the girls, Joely Overstreet was third at 21 minutes, 23 seconds, Alexandra Jerbi was fourth in 22:08 and Brook Pugh was fifth in 23:01.

Top 10 finishers for the boys were Ryan Wade (fourth in 17:03) and Gabe Campbell (ninth in 19:33).

LATE TUESDAY

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

NIU picks up first win: The Huskies ended a season-opening 11-match losing streak with a 25-19, 22-25, 25-23, 33-31 win at home against Illinois State.

Senior Chandler Kinley posted her fourth double-double of the season with 44 assists and 12 digs while senior Anna Brereton (Sun Prairie, Wis./Sun Prairie) tallied a match-high 21 digs.

“It was fun to be back home and to defend our home court,” said NIU coach Ray Gooden. “It was nice to have a scrap fest between the two teams. It started off a little crazy and then settled itself down after a while.”

PREP TENNIS

Kaneland sweeps Morris: Lauren Zablocki won her first singles match, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 2 as the Knights won, 5-0.

The No. 1 doubles team of Anna Carlson and Erin McMullen pulled off a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 win.

Piper Schrpferman also picked up a singles win. Ingrid Napiorkowski and Haley Plach won at No. 2 doubles, and Ava Mandele and Christie Lamera won at No. 3 doubles.

PREP VOLLEYBALL

Indian Creek falls to LaMoille: The Timberwolves came close to forcing a third set but lost, 25-17, 26-24.

No IC player had more than two kills. Evelyn While had three solo blocks. The defense came up with 43 digs, including nine by Topanga McCoy and eight each by Katie Schilling and Autumn Johanningsmeier.

The Timberwolves fall to 5-6 on the year and 1-1 in the Little 10 Conference.

BOYS SOCCER

H-BR slips past Somonauk: Tate Sanderson scored the game’s first two goals and Hinckley-Big Rock held on for a 4-3 win.

Sanderson’s third goal broke a tie after halftime, then Dakota Gum added the clincher for the Royals (7-3 overall, 2-1 Little 10 Conference).

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