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Perfect week earns Dahnweih honor

Matthew Apgar -
Blah Dahnweih runs laps around the practice room during wrestling practice on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at DeKalb High School in DeKalb.
Matthew Apgar - Blah Dahnweih runs laps around the practice room during wrestling practice on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at DeKalb High School in DeKalb.

It wasn’t just a 4-0 week for DeKalb junior Blah Dahnweih.

Two of the junior 195-pounder’s wins came against ranked foes as he earned the Daily Chronicle’s Athlete of the Week honor.

He beat Nick Stemmet of Yorkville, 6-2, then knocked off Deerfield’s Cody Goodman in a dual tournament, 7-4.

Dahnweih and the Barbs are back in action Thursday at home against rival Sycamore at 6 p.m.


G-K rally falls short: Nate Nessler scored 23, but the Cogs lost at Mendota, 52-49, after falling behind by seven after the first quarter.

“They came out in a box-and-one and it took us a while to figure it out,” Genoa-Kingston coach Corey Jenkins said. “We hit our shots finally... and actually won the second half. Our first quarter was our downfall. We were outscored, 12-5. We basically outplayed them for three quarters.”

Griffin Hansen scored 10 for the Cogs (2-5 overall, 1-1 Big Northern Conference). They head to Sycamore on Tuesday.

Kaneland falls at West Chicago: Rhett Espe hit a late 3-pointer to pull the Knights within two late, but Kaneland lost, 67-60. Espe’s 3 came with 1:25 left and made the score 59-57.

H-BR loses to Yorkville Academy: The Royals lost, 54-43.

Spencer Brown scored 12 and Cameron Rompf 11 for Hinckley-Big Rock.

DeKalb loses at Rochelle: The Barbs fell, 50-37.

No stats were available from the game.


Sycamore boys sweep Rochelle: The Spartans picked up a road sweep, 3,424-3,268. Austin Verhaeghe had a 246 third game to highlight a 652 series. Matt Leuze posted a 617 series for the Spartans.

DeKalb girls edge Rochelle: The Barbs dropped two of the three games but won the series, 2,585-2,567.

The Hubs won the last game by
25 pins, but lost the series by 18. Makala Rae surged in the final game for the Barbs, posting a 196 for a 533 series. Reagan Harold had a 234 first game and a 561 series, while Kaylee MacFarland rolled a 202 her first game and finished with a 494.

The Barbs won the first game, 918-859 and lost the second, 921-905.



Paw Paw edges H-BR: Allison Ryan scored 20 for the Royals in a 47-45 loss.

The Royals trailed by 14 at halftime, but battled back to lead with a minute left.

Tori Prellberg added 11 points, and Julia Kavcar had 10.

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