2:15 p.m.: Genoa-Kingston's Danielle Neisendorf finished her impressive career with a ninth-place finish in high jump, clearing the bar at 5-0.
Neisendorf qualified for state in high jump all four years at G-K and earned two state medals. She was seventh last year. Neisendorf battled injuries ever since her sophomore year, but always managed to get to state, advancing to the finals each of the last two years.
2 p.m.: Indian Creek's Emily Schilling places seventh in the Class A 800 with a time of 2:20.62. That mark is a new personal best for the sophomore.
Schilling also has the 1600 later today. Schilling is in a unique situation as Indian Creek does not have a fall cross country team. She ran for a club team during the fall to keep in shape before coming back to Indian Creek for the indoor track season.
Also from earlier, Kaneland's Brianna Bower took seventh in the 3,200, running 11:19.33. The freshman earned her first career track and field medal and will be a name to watch in future cross country and track seasons.
1:30 p.m.: After finishing third in the long jump earlier in the day, DeKalb's Jasmine Brown won the Class 3A triple jump state title.
Brown had the best mark in Friday's prelims by more than a foot and she becomes the first DeKalb girls track athlete to win an IHSA state championship.
1 p.m.: DeKalb's Kelsey Schrader finishes 23rd in the 3,200 race for Class 3A. The junior ran in the first of two heats this morning and finished in 11:11.64.
Schrader had been dealing with some injury issues that came up during the sectional meet. Expect her to have another strong cross country season as a senior next fall.
Kaneland's Lauren Zick finishes 11th in the Class 2A long jump. She jumped 16-11.25 in the finals, less than four inches away from getting on the medal stand.
Zick was another local athlete not at full strength coming into the state meet. She'll be one to watch in her senior year in 2014.
12:45 p.m.: DeKalb's Jasmine Brown finishes third in the long jump with a mark of 18 feet, 6.5 inches.
The senior matched her longest mark in Friday's preliminary round. She will come back later today and compete in the triple jump, where she is the odds-on favorite to win the state championship.
11:15 a.m.: Kaneland's 4x800 relay team of Amanda Lesak, Aislinn Lodwig, Jessica Kucera and Sydney Strang just managed to get on the medal stand by finishing ninth in 9:40.76.
The Knights should be able to put together another strong distance relay next year as Lodwig and Kucera are sophomores while Strang is a junior. Lesak graduates as a senior, but the Knights have many distance prospects who could fill her spot.
9:00 a.m.: We have about an hour before the event finals start at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. It should be a banner day for our local athletes as many have a great chance to medal and some will be in contention for a state championship.
We'll have updates here as we go through the day on how all of our local athletes are doing. Here's a list of who will be participating in which events today.
DeKALB - Class 3A
Jasmine Brown (long jump, triple jump)
Kelsey Schrader (3,200)
GENOA-KINGSTON - Class 2A
Danielle Neisendorf (high jump)
KANELAND - Class 2A
Lauren Zick (long jump)
Brianna Bower (3,200)
Christina Delach (pole vault)
INDIAN CREEK - Class 1A
Emily Schilling (1,600, 800)
The IHSA announced that the postponed Bass Fishing State Finals will be held on May 31-June 1 at Carlyle Lake. The tournament had originally been set for May 3-4, but was postponed due to high water levels at Carlyle Lake.
“We share in the frustration of the qualifying anglers who want to get out and fish,” said IHSA Associate Executive Director Kurt Gibson. “However, we need to make sure that Carlyle Lake has the opportunity to properly lower its water levels before we conduct our state championship. We are confident that, in looking at both the long range weather models and also speaking with the Corps of Engineers, water levels will have dropped sufficiently by the end of the month and enable us to host the state finals at one of our state’s premier fishing venues.”
Indian Creek and Sycamore had boats qualify for the state finals.
Genoa-Kingston vs. Wheaton Academy at G-K, 5/20, 4:30 p.m.
Kaneland vs. Sandwich at Kaneland, 5/23, 4 p.m.
Sycamore vs. Dixon / Rochelle at Rochelle, 5/22, 4:30 p.m.
DeKalb vs. Dundee-Crown at DeKalb, 5/23, 4 p.m.
Complete baseball brackets can be found here
Sycamore vs. Hampshire at Sycamore, 5/20, 4:30 p.m.
Marengo vs. Genoa-Kingston at Sycamore, 5/22, 4:30 p.m.
Kaneland vs. IMSA / Sandwich at Rosary, 5/21, 4:30 p.m.
DeKalb vs. Huntley at Jacobs, 5/22, 4:30 p.m.
Complete softball brackets can be found here
Class 4A DeKalb Regional
5. Rockford Jefferson
Class 3A Rochelle Regional
2. Rock Falls
Class 3A Kaneland Regional
1. St. Francis
Class 3A Burlington Central Regional
2. Burlington Central
5. Wheaton Academy
Class 4A Jacobs Regional
4. Crystal Lake South
Class 3A Sycamore Regional
1. Burlington Central
Class 3A Rosary Regiona
We're going to try to start a new series into the Prep Buzz blog with "This Day in DC Preps History", a consistent look into the archives to see what happened in local sports on this date in prior years.
On April 29, 2011, Sycamore shortstop Meranda Brashears hit a walk-off, sacrifice fly to left field, driving in Becca Schroeder and giving the Spartans a 9-8 win over DeKalb at Northern Illinois in a game that saw several lead changes.
It was only the second loss of the season for the Barbs, who were 17-2 following the game.
To read the entire story...click here.
The regional (and sectional for DeKalb) seeds for the girls soccer playoffs have all been released by the IHSA. Here are where our local teams stand.
Hinckley-Big Rock Regional
1. Aurora Central Catholic
2. Hinckley-Big Rock
1. Indian Creek
1. Burlington Central
3. Crystal Lake Central
Hoffman Estates Sectional
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