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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.
The Hiawatha Hawks lost to the Alden-Hebron Giants, 30-18, in Kirkland on Friday, October 10, 2014.
Yorkville shut-out Sycamore, 14-0, on Friday, October 10, 2014.
October 9, 2014
By EDDIE CARIFIO - ecarifio@shawmedia.com
SYCAMORE – A win today in Yorkville and the Sycamore football team still will have a chance of getting at least a split of the Northern Illinois Big 12 East Championship.
By EDDIE CARIFIO - ecarifio@shawmedia.com
KIRKLAND – If the Hiawatha football team ends up missing the playoffs for the 27th straight year, the coaches and players can look back at a 24-14 homecoming loss to Westminster Christian as the one that got away.
By BY TRAVIS ZUELLIG sports@daily-chronicle.com
DeKALB – The DeKalb girls volleyball team was clicking on all cylinders in its first game against Kaneland on Thursday night. Kills were falling left and right for the Barbs, but the momentum didn’t last long.
By DAILY CHRONICLE – sports@daily-chronicle.com
Playing only his second match after gaining eligibility, Kaneland sophomore Carl Thorbjornsen – who moved from Norway in early September – scored three goals Thursday, leading the Knights past Morris, 6-3.
By ROB OESTERLE - roesterle@shawmedia.com
MORRIS – Both Morris girls volleyball coach Jackie Litwiller and her Sycamore counterpart, Eric Nore, expected a close match when their teams took the court Thursday night.
By sports@daily-chronicle.com
DeKalb (6-0 overall, 3-0 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) at Rochelle (3-3 overall, 1-2 NI Big 12 West)
By EDDIE CARIFIO AND STEVE NITZ – sports@daily-chronicle.com
Daily Chronicle sports editor Eddie Carifio and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, they look at various teams’ playoff chances.
October 8, 2014
By CHRIS CASEY ccasey@shawmedia.com
GENOA – The Hinckley-Big Rock girls golf team came into the Class A Genoa-Kingston Regional with high hopes to make into sectionals as a team. The Royals knew they needed one of the three lowest team scores to advance, and they did just that.
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com
Alex Kintz took fourth to pace four Kaneland boys runners in the top 10, helping the Knights take second Wednesday at the Byron Cross Country Handicap races.
By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com
SYCAMORE – Gianna Furrie thanked Burlington Central athletic officials Wednesday as the Sycamore Golf Club grill emptied of girls golfers, coaches, family members and food wrappers.
October 7, 2014
By BY TRAVIS ZUELLIG sports@daily-chronicle.com
Own-goal, red card doom squad on the road
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF - sports@daily-chronicle.com
Ivan Bohorquez and Angel Escontrias each had a goal and an assist in the Kaneland boys soccer team’s 3-0 win at Sycamore on Tuesday.
The DeKalb football team rose to No. 6 in The Associated Press Class 7A poll. The Barbs (6-0) received 43 points and were tied for No. 10 last week.
By DAILY CHRONICLE – sports@daily-chronicle.com
Two DeKalb boys golf players who missed the sectional last year stepped up this year to avoid history repeating itself. Genoa-Kingston was projected for fifth or sixth based of its scoring average. It took third to move on to the sectional. And Kaneland advanced five golfers without advancing a team.
October 6, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com
The Hinckley-Big Rock boys soccer team defeated Hiawatha, 12-0, in the first round of the Little Ten Tournament. Jack Bullard had five goals and four assists for H-BR (15-1-2).
By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com
HINCKLEY – Jack Bullard isn’t a natural goal scorer.

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