DeKalb BarbsDeKalb High School • 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115 • Phone: 815-754-2148
Colors: Orange/Black • Conference: Northern Illinois Big 12 • Stadium name: NIU Huskie Stadium and DeKalb High Field • Enrollment: 1772
Directions: Head southeast on IL-38 E toward S 4th St., take the first right onto S 4th St., turn right at Barb Blvd.
The Kaneland girls volleyball team earned a 25-17, 25-10 win over DeKalb.
The DeKalb secondary isn’t exactly crawling with tall players.
What a difference a couple hours make.
MCHENRY – On DeKalb’s first play from scrimmage, Dre Brown took the handoff, and burst through the line. About 10 yards down the field, he bounced off an incoming safety and darted toward the sidelines.
DeKALB – The DeKalb volleyball team faced a major test against unbeaten Geneva. And, things began to look bleak when Barbs lost the first game of the match.
The Sycamore girls tennis team defeated Kaneland, 3-2, Thursday.
DeKalb boys golfer Austin Freeman shot a 39 to earn medalist honors Wednesday in a dual meet against Yorkville. The Barbs defeated the Foxes, 165-183.
In the pool, everything looks the same to the 23 members of the DeKalb-Sycamore co-op girls swim team.
Erica Hansel and Rachel Hughes combined for 10 blocks as the Genoa-Kingston volleyball team opened conference play Tuesday with a 25-11, 25-9 win at North Boone. Hughes also had 10 aces. Bree Rogalla had eight assists and Carli Smith had nine digs for the Cogs (5-2 overall, 1-0 Big Northern Conference East).
DeKalb High School graduate and current Wisconsin senior Courtney Thomas was named Big Ten Volleyball Player of the Week on Monday.
The Genoa-Kingston boys soccer team defeated Rockford Christian, 2-0, to improve to 5-1-1 and 3-0-0 in conference play.
Barbs’ back has 216 yards, 5 TDs in win
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, hey discuss what they saw in Week 1 and expect in Week 2 of the prep football season.
West Chicago opened the season with a win at East Aurora.
Last week, the DeKalb boys golf team suffered a disappointing one-stroke loss in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference opener to Kaneland.
The DeKalb girls volleyball team earned a close, 25-22, 29-27, win Tuesday over Rockford Lutheran.
The DeKalb boys cross country team will have a different look to it than in past years. For the Barbs to be successful this season, every runner on the team will need to compete at a high level, not just one elite runner.
DeKALB – The way DeKalb quarterback Derek Kyler ran the ball on the Barbs' first play from scrimmage Friday night, it looked like he had waited an extra two hours to get that chance.
ALGONQUIN – In his first season with the DeKalb girls volleyball team, head coach Kyle Milborn is off to a solid start after Thursday night’s 26-24, 25-17 nonconference victory over Jacobs.
The DeKalb boys soccer team secured a place in the Barb Cup final Saturday with a 1-1 tie against Burlington Central on Thursday.
The offense hadn’t scored – in fact, it gave up seven points. The defense was sharp, but on the whole something needed to change.
Rochelle won only one game in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East Division last year.
With Illinois signee and reigning Daily Chronicle Male Athlete of the Year Dre Brown anchoring a high-octane pistol-option offense, the defense on the DeKalb football team can get overlooked.
Kaneland girls volleyball coach Cyndi Violette picked up her first win and loss of the 2010s on the same day.
Kyle Quintell’s equalizer in the 20th minute stood for the rest of the match as the Genoa-Kingston boys soccer team tied Byron, 1-1, Tuesday at home in the season opener.
It has been a busy summer for Sycamore girls tennis team’s No. 1 singles player Angelina Ye.
Austin Freeman and the DeKalb boys golf team started the season on the right foot.