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Local roundup: DeKalb soccer wins on senior night; NIU gets six on all-MAC teams

The DeKalb girls soccer team defended its home turf with a 3-0 senior night victory over Morris on Tuesday.

Amber Moore scored once and Christina Ryzhov had two goals as the Barbs (9-9-2, 4-3-2 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) netted all of their goals in the second half.

The Barbs close the regular season at Waubonsie Valley at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

IC’s season ends: Top-seeded Stillman Valley handed Indian Creek a 9-0 defeat to end the Timberwolves’ season in the semifinals of the Class 1A Stillman Valley Regional.


Erickson, Knights blank Ottawa: Kaneland’s Emilee Erickson was in top form, striking out 12 and allowing three hits in a shutout victory over Ottawa.

Rose Roach was 3 for 3 with a home run, three runs scored and two RBIs. Donatella Sommesi scored twice and Maddy Wheatley had a hit and drove in two runs.

Cogs downed by North Boone: Genoa-Kingston managed nine hits but couldn’t convert much in the way of runs, falling 5-2.

The Cogs’ Olivia Simmons was 2 for 4. Logan Neblock and Carly Kline both were 2 for 3 and Kline had an RBI. Ashley Clemente also added a hit and an RBI.

IC offense thrives in win: Indian Creek bashed its way to a 12-2 win over LaMoille.

Jesika Lowe went 2 for 4 with three RBIs, a double, a triple and a run scored for the Timberwolves.

Hawks shut out: Hiawatha was blanked by Earlville, 3-0.

Calli Schell had two hits for the Hawks, and Gianna Bottom added a double.

Spartans shut out: Sycamore couldn’t get on the board in a 2-0 loss to Sterling.

Faith Reynolds allowed one earned run and struck out five, but took the loss. She also hit a double.


Indian Creek offense explodes: The Timberwolves took only four innings to blow past LaMoille, 21-5.

Griffin Rissman was 4 for 4 with seven RBIs and Tyler Swanson was 4 for 4 with five RBIs.

Brendan Wortman picked up the win.

Barbs can’t stop Geneseo: DeKalb took a lead in the seventh inning, but fell, 11-10, at Geneseo.

Tucker Ikens homered, and had two of the Barbs’ 16 hits in the game. Geneseo only had four hits but walked 10 times as DeKalb committed one error.

Trey Roach was 3 for 3, while Charlie Gannon and James Keck each added three hits. Ryne Kerschke and Michael Clayton had two hits each.

Royals can’t contain Serena: Hinckley-Big Rock lost, 10-4, to Serena.

Spencer Brown, Connor Bullard and Brian Bohannon each had two hits apiece. 

Brown and Sanderson both scored twice for the Royals.


Six Huskies honored by MAC: Three NIU players nabbed first team honors, the school announced Tuesday.

Katie Keller, Jenny Van Geertry and Kira Mickelson made the first team. Sam Schmidt and Mackenzie Bryan made the second team while Kara Apato was named to the freshman team.


Christ Community I wins on walk-off: Christ Community I defeated Bethany Road Bible Church, 7-6, Monday.

Christ Community II won against Crossview Church, 12-2, with Nathan Harbecke getting the win.

First Baptist of Sycamore beat Immanuel Lutheran, 16-6, with James High getting the win.


Royals nab win as Brown K’s 12: Hinckley-Big Rock baseball edged Serena, 4-3.

Spencer Brown, Brian Bohannon and Hunter Swanson each collected two hits. Brown contributed two RBIs and Noah Badal added another.

Brown also pitched five innings, allowing two hits and striking out 12. Tate Sanderson tossed two scoreless innings in relief of Brown.

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