Three players finished among the top seven and the DeKalb boys golf team won the Class 3A Dundee-Crown Regional at Randall Oaks Golf Club in West Dundee by 16 strokes Monday.
The victory sets up the Barbs to host a Class 3A Sectional meet at Kishwaukee Country Club in DeKalb Monday, Oct. 14.
Jack Paeglow took second individually with a 2-under-par 69, a stroke behind Erik Klutke of Crystal Lake Central, as the Barbs shot a 310 as a team.
James Keck (77) and Willl Schimbke (78) took fourth and seventh respecitively after battling through a somewhat muddy course with unique dog leg bends and a more difficult back nine than front nine.
“Will and James both really battled on the front nine," DeKalb coach Brad Kerkman said. "They just kind of had to grind out holes. They were having to make long putts for pars and it was kind of a stressful front nine for them.”
Kerkman told the duo of Schimbke and Keck that the back nine would play easier. He also said the two also sank some long par putts.
“Those two really showed their senior leadership and their maturity today," Kerkman said.
Kerkman said that the Barbs had some practice on the course, and that it paid off in some ways. Derek Olson and Brett Paeglow both carded an 86 to tie for 17th.
“We are going to have to post a lower score for our fourth score," Kerkman said.
Kerkman said the Barbs will spend more time working on the back nine of Kishwaukee Country Club this week in preparation for the 18 holes of play next Monday. Typically competition at KCC is played over the front nine. He said putitng would play a big part in potentially lowering his team's scores.
“We’ll be ready, these kids know this golf course like the back of their hands," Kerkman said.
McCoy, Behrens advance to sectional: Indian Creek's R.J. McCoy carded a score of 85 at the Class 1A St. Bede Regional and Hinckley-Big Rock's Ryan Behrens shot a 91 as both advanced to the Aquin Sectional next Monday.
IC's Tyler Youssi shot a 99 and the Royals' Elliot McGuire shot a 94, the latter missing the cut for sectionals by two strokes.
Barbs drop close senior night dual: Yorkville defeated DeKalb 4-3 on the Barbs' Senior Night.
Three Barbs doubles pairings won their matches. The duo of Isabel Myers-Miller and Ashley Nelson won 6-3, 6-3. Kayla Webb and Jayda Minniefield won 6-2, 7-6 (7-4). Llanie Castorena and Camryn Mason earned a 7-5, 6-4 win.
Spartans best Dukes: Sycamore claimed a 4-1 victory over Dixon.
Megan McConnaughy won 6-4, 4-6, 10-6 in No. 2 singles. Winning in doubles for Sycamore were the doubles parings of Alyssa Cooley/Abby Krull 6-3, 6-0, Laramie O'Sullivan/Kylie Plagakis 6-1, 6-2 and Kaitlyn Berntsen/Emma Hardin 6-0, 6-1.
Barbs fall on the road: West Chicago defeated DeKalb 2-0. The Barbs are now 6-6-3.
"These last six games have been against some of the best teams in the state," coach PJ Hamilton said. "Our goal was to prepare our squad for a quality postseason run."
Cogs drop close call: Genoa-Kingston was outscored by the same margin each half in a 4-2 loss to Christian Libery./Christian Heritage, as the Cogs scored one goal each half and allowed two in each.
Junior Leon and Aiden Tomlinson each scored a goal. Juan Campos and Angel Tapia each contributed an assist.
Genoa-Kingston is now 12-7.
IC moves on: Indian Creek defeated LaMoille-Ohio 22-25, 25-14, 25-22 to advance to the Little Ten Conference Tournament semis Thursday.
Spartans eighth at Antioch: Sycamore's girls cross country team took eighth place, led by Lily Baker in 14th in a time of 19:24.
Aliska Flatter was 34th in a time of 20:27 and Emma Doyle took 36th in 20:33.