Hinckley-Big Rock RoyalsHinckley-Big Rock High School • 700 E. Lincoln Hwy, Hinckley, IL 60520 • Phone: 815-286-7500
Colors: Royal Blue/White • Conference: Little Ten • Stadium name: Hinckley-Big Rock Field • Enrollment: 252
Directions: Take IL-23 S, turn left at Perry Rd., make a slight right at Somonauk Rd., turn left at W Lincoln Ave., turn left at Reese St.
DeKALB – It was a tough opening day of BarbFest for the Hinckley-Big Rock girls soccer team.
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The Sycamore softball team won its Northern Illinois Big 12 East opener Thursday, 6-4 over Rochelle.
Last season, the DeKalb girls soccer team won its fourth consecutive BarbFest title. This season, two other local teams will be looking to knock the Barbs off their perch.
The Genoa-Kingston softball team earned a 9-2 win Wednesday at Plano.
Genoa-Kingston has been through hard times. The Cogs lost 26 games in 2013. But, if a revival is to happen this spring it will be due to performances like the one starting pitcher Andrew Caldwell (1-1) turned in on Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of Mendota.
Katherine Kohler had two goals for the Sycamore girls soccer team in a 4-3 win over Rockton Hononegah. Mallory Wolf and Alexis Davita had the two other goals for the Spartans.
Katie Kowalski went 2 for 4 at the plate – picking up her first career home run – and earned the win in the circle for the DeKalb softball team in an 8-5 win over Hindsale Central on Friday in Hinsdale.
The DeKalb baseball team improved to 5-1 with a 13-0, five-inning win over Rockford Jefferson on Thursday in Rockford.
Nathan Haacker, Michael Swanberg and Cooper Vinz all had home runs for the Sycamore baseball team in a 13-3, six-inning win over Hampshire on Wednesday in Hampshire.
WATERMAN – Indian Creek girls soccer coach Luke Anderson knows it's been at least four years since his team bested its rival from Hinckley-Big Rock.
The DeKalb baseball team improved to 4-1 with a 12-0, six-inning win over Rockford Guilford on Tuesday.
SANDWICH – For six local basketball players it was a chance to lace up the sneakers and hit the hardwood one last time on the prep level Saturday night at Sandwich High School.
The Genoa-Kingston girls soccer team beat Rockford Lutheran, 2-1, Thursday at home, giving the Crusaders their second Big Northern Conference loss in the past nine seasons.
DeKalb girls soccer lost a tough match to Rockford Boylan, 2-1, at home, playing its first game in two weeks. The teams played to a scoreless tie in the first half.
Improvisation has become a daily habit for Emily Schilling.