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October 25, 2014
By EDDIE CARIFIO - ecarifio@shawmedia.com
Sycamore got into the playoffs on the last week of the season. The last week may have cost DeKalb a No. 1 seed.
By BY TRAVIS ZUELLIG - sports@daily-chronicle.com
Sectional loss ends season for Hinckley-Big Rock
By DAILY CHRONICLE - sports@daily.chronicle.com
Both Sycamore girls tennis player Angelina Ye and the Kaneland doubles team of Angelica Emmanouil and Madison Jurcenko entered Saturday in the consolation quarterfinals of the IHSA State Tennis Tournament.
By DAILY CHRONICLE - sports@daily.chronicle.com
Hiawatha's Phillip Nordgren was seventh at the Class A Winnebago Cross Country Regional Saturday, one of six area individuals to qualify for the section round next week.
October 24, 2014
By BY TRAVIS ZUELLIG - sports@daily-chronicle.com
SYCAMORE – Entering its final game of the season against Sterling, the Sycamore football team’s streak of five straight playoff appearances was on the line. The Spartans had to treat senior night as a playoff game.
By KEVIN MEYER – kmeyer@shawmedial.com
RICHMOND – Coming into its regular-season finale against Big Northern Conference foe Richmond-Burton, the Genoa-Kingston football team knew a win could have been a return trip to the playoffs.
By EDDIE CARIFIO - ecarifio@shawmedia.com
DeKALB – Dre Brown played only one drive for the DeKalb football team. It was the only drive on which the Barbs scored.
By JAMES NOKES - sports@daily-chronicle.com
Progress will have to be measured for the Hiawatha football team in a record-setting start and an improved record. 
DeKalb ended their undefeated season to Geneseo on Friday night.
By DAILY CHRONICLE sports@daily-chronicle.com
The wins just kept coming for Angelina Ye at the girls tennis state tournament.
By JAMES HIGH - sports@daily-chronicle.com
BURLINGTON – Midway through the second half of the Burlington Regional championship soccer match, there still was no score between Kaneland and Hampshire.
By ROB OESTERLE- roesterle@shawmedia.com
MORRIS– Before the season started, DeKalb girls volleyball coach Kyle Milborn knew his team would be built on defense.
By DAILY CHRONICLE- sports@daily-chronicle.com
Sycamore’s Angelina Ye and a pair of Kaneland entries survived the first day at the IHSA state tennis tournament at various sites Thursday throughout the Northwest Suburbs.
By BY TRAVIS ZUELLIG- sports@daily-chronicle.com
BURLINGTON – In its final Big Northern East Conference match of the season, Genoa-Kingston ran into a wall. That wall was called regular-season conference champion Burlington Central.
By EDDIE CARIFIO- ecarifio@shawmedia.com
As do most coaches, Joe Ryan preaches having a one-game-at-a-time attitude to his Sycamore football players.
By EDDIE CARIFIO- ecarifio@shawmedia.com
On paper, there’s not much on the line for the DeKalb football team when it faces Geneseo at home tonight.
October 23, 2014
By BY TRAVIS ZUELLIG - sports@daily-chronicle.com
At the beginning of the girls tennis season, both Sycamore tennis coach David Hillmer and No. 1 singles player Angelina Ye said that junior Katherine Sullivan had a chance to qualify for the state tournament. And, they were both correct.
October 22, 2014
The Genoa-Kingston volleyball team topped Johnsburg in Big Northern East play Tuesday, defeating the Skyhawks 25-21, 25-19.
HUNTLEY – For much of Tuesday’s Class 3A Huntley Regional semifinal against Rockford Jefferson, the DeKalb boys soccer team looked like the team in control.
By JACOB WESTENDORF- sports@daily-chronicle.com
DeKALB – The stage was set for an emotional night at DeKalb High school when the Barbs played their senior night match against rival Sycamore. 
By EDDIE CARIFIO- ecarifio@shawmedia.com
BYRON – It took Eric Phillips all of 87 seconds to score Tuesday in the Class 1A Byron Sectional semifinal against Harvest Christian.
October 21, 2014
By BY TRAVIS ZUELLIG - sports@daily-chronicle.com
HAMPSHIRE – In the opening 25 minutes of the 2A Burlington Central Regional semifinals between Kaneland and Sycamore, nothing separated the two Northern Illinois Big 12 foes.
October 20, 2014
By JAY SCHWAB – jschwab@shawmedia.com
Thorbjornsen, Knights gear up for postseason play at Burlington Central Regional
By STEVE NITZ - snitz@shawmedia.com
GENOA – As far as the Genoa-Kingston football team is concerned, the Cogs’ past two games have been playoff games.
October 18, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE - sports@daily-chronicle.com
The regular season has been a breeze for Sycamore girls tennis player Angelina Ye. Why should the playoffs be any different?
DeKalb clinched the Northern Illinois Big 12 East conference title with a 26-14 win over Yorkville on Friday, October 17, 2014.
By JAMES NOKES - sports@daily-chronicle.com
At every practice this week, the Hiawatha football team focused on stopping Rockford Christian Life quarterback Brady Pond. 
By TRAVIS ZUELLIG – sports@daily-chronicle.com
LaSALLE – After losing five straight contests to fall out of playoff contention, the Kaneland football team didn’t waste any time piling on the points against winless LaSalle-Peru on Friday night.
By STEVE NITZ - snitz@shawmedia.com
HARVARD – Genoa-Kingston football coach Travis Frederick said that halftime of Friday’s game against Harvard was the most disappointed he’s been after a first half of play this year.
By DAILY CHRONICLE sports@daily-chronicle.com
They’re both juniors. They’re both representing Genoa-Kingston. And they both shot the same score.
By JAMES HIGH sports@daily-chronicle.com
HINCKLEY – The Hinckley-Big Rock boys soccer team played its brand of soccer and forced Genoa-Kingston out of its comfort zone in Friday’s Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional championship game.
By ROB OESTERLE roesterle@shawmedia.com
MORRIS – On paper, it looked as if Sycamore and Morris were evenly matched coming into Friday night's football game on Morris' homecoming.
By EDDIE CARIFIO ecarifio@shawmedia.com
DeKALB – It took the DeKalb football team 20 seconds to erase almost a quarter century of frustration.
October 17, 2014
By ROB OESTERLE- roesterle@shawmedia.com
MORRIS – Despite the muddy conditions, DeKalb beat Morris 2-1 to tie Yorkville for the league crown – the fifth straight title for the Barbs.
By BY TRAVIS ZUELLIG- sports@daily-chronicle.com
DeKALB – Another swim dual. Another victory. That seems to be the case with the DeKalb-Sycamore girls swimming team. 
By EDDIE CARIFIO- ecarifio@shawmedia.com
DeKalb and Yorkville aren’t exactly traditional football powers.
By EDDIE CARIFIO- sports@daily-chronicle.com
It’s been a long time since Tracy Williams has seen a DeKalb team this good.
October 15, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF - sports@daily-chronicle.com
Genoa-Kingston juniors Tommy Lucca and Nick Adamczyk each finished with a 78 at the Class 2A Grayslake Central Sectional, which earns them a spot at this weekend’s Class 2A State Boys Golf Tournament at Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University.
By TRAVIS ZUELLIG - sports@daily-chronicle.com
DeKALB – In their first meeting of the season, the DeKalb boys soccer team’s win over Sycamore had a small blemish on the result because the Spartans were hindered by an early penalty kick and a red card. 
By STEVE NITZ - snitz@shawmedia.com
SYCAMORE – Kaneland volleyball coach Cynthia Violett said it was mental toughness that keyed her team’s dominant third-set win in Tuesday’s 25-22, 18-25, 25-15 victory over Sycamore.
October 13, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com
Monday’s Class 3A Lake Forest Sectional at Lake Bluff Golf Course was halted because of inclement weather, but most of the participants completed 18 holes.
October 11, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE - sports@daily-chronicle.com
Delaney Bend shot a 96 on Saturday at Shewami Country Club in the Class A Girls Golf Wateska Sectional, missing out on a trip to the state tournament by eight strokes.
By JAMES HIGH - sports@daily-chronicle.com
After two days of tennis playing at DeKalb High School, the Kaneland Knights took the crown for girls tennis in the Northern Illinois Big 12 conference.
By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com
MORRIS – Morris senior quarterback Griffin Sobol gingerly raised his hands for a gritty game of show and tell after Friday’s Northern Illinois Big 12 football game at Kaneland.
By DUSTIN KING sports@daily-chronicle.com
GENOA – The Genoa-Kingston football team made a double-digit comeback in the third quarter Friday night to get a 37-28 win over North Boone.
By JACOB WESTENDORF sports@daily-chronicle.com
KIRKLAND – The Hiawatha football team came into Friday night’s game against Alden-Hebron looking to become playoff eligible for the first time since 2009, even if the Hawks didn’t qualify that year, missing out on playoff points.
By EDDIE CARIFIO ecarifio@shawmedia.com
YORKVILLE – A workhorse running back and a lockdown defense.
By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com
ROCHELLE – After he scored on a 68-yard touchdown run to get DeKalb within one point of Rochelle with two minutes left in Friday night’s football game, Dre Brown had it in his mind that he wanted the Barbs to go for two.
October 10, 2014
The DeKalb Barbs beat the Rochelle Hubs, 28-27, with a touchdown and the game-winning two point conversion coming in the final minutes of the game.

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