Genoa-Kingston CogsGenoa-Kingston High School • 980 Park Ave., Genoa, IL 60135 • Phone: 815-784-5111
Colors: Orange/Blue • Conference: Big Northern • Stadium name: Genoa Field • Enrollment: 632
Directions: Take IL-23 N, turn left at E Main St., continue onto IL-72 W/Park Ave., turn left at school
Drew David, Kaneland, sr., PG
Kaneland at Sycamore
Genoa-Kingston point guard Tommy Lucca scored only two points in the first half of Tuesday’s game against Hinckley-Big Rock, but the sophomore’s influence is felt whether he’s leading the team in scoring, which he did throughout the first four games of the season, or dishing out passes.
Daily Chronicle sports editor Ross Jacobson 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 discuss the upcoming boys basketball season.
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HINCKLEY – Hinckley-Big Rock boys basketball coach Bill Sambrookes knew the improvement would come, even after his team was drubbed by Byron last week by more than 40 points.
A late rally wasn’t enough as Sycamore girls basketball fell to Sterling, 46-42, Tuesday in Sterling. Bailey Gilbert led Sycamore (3-2) with 21 points.
In a season that featured four local playoff teams, there were many incredible moments and exciting games over the nine-game regular season and into the postseason.
Madelyne Johnson had 17 points and 10 rebounds for DeKalb girls basketball in a 40-34 win over Oswego at the Lady Warhawk Tournament. Brittney Patrick added 13 points and five assists for the Barbs, who improved to 4-1 on the season.
DeKalb boys basketball got its first win of the season with a 65-56 victory over Rockford East at the Boylan Thanksgiving tournament on Friday.
DeKALB – Congestion in the of the DeKalb wrestling lineup relegated Ulises Jacobo to the junior varsity team last season.
The Genoa-Kingston boys basketball team won its opening game of the season with a 50-35 win over Morrison on Monday in its first matchup of the Oregon tournament.
Genoa-Kingston girls basketball split a pair of games and finished in second place at the Harvard tournament on Saturday.
The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op swim team saw its season end in the preliminary round of the IHSA state swimming finals at New Trier High School on Friday.
The Sycamore girls basketball team won its season opener Thursday night, defeating Crystal Lake Central, 59-30, at the Burlington Central Tournament.
Eight schools, including Genoa-Kingston and five other Big Northern Conference East members, are poised to make up a new athletic conference beginning in 2015.
GENOA – Indian Creek girls basketball coach Paul Muchmore wasn’t surprised Genoa-Kingston focused on sophomore Josie Diehl in Monday’s 51-36 win – Muchmore said he’d do the same thing if he were the opposition.
Akim Suraji has a bright smile that he uses plenty and a gregarious side to his personality, but fitting into his new environment at DeKalb was difficult for a few months last year.