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Losses piled up early in the season for the Sycamore girls soccer team, but senior Lauren Miller could see progression along the way.
SYCAMORE – Down to the final strike in the Sycamore softball team's Class 3A Sycamore Regional quarterfinal game against Hampshire and trailing by a run, three words ran on repeat through Sycamore junior Taylor Jones' head as she stood at the plate in the bottom of the seventh.
The Sycamore softball team defeated Hampshire, 9-8, on a walk-off. All photos by Rob Winner – email@example.com
Statistical analysis has led to changes for the Sycamore baseball team.
CHARLESTON – Danielle Neisendorf is in a pretty good position heading into today’s Class 2A state high jump final.
STERLING – Logan Wright didn’t take too much comfort in the fact that he had made the qualifying height for high jump earlier in the season.
SYCAMORE – The nervous feeling was a familiar one for the Sycamore girls soccer team as the minutes ticked by in the second half of the dead-locked Class 2A Sycamore Regional championship.
DeKalb’s Marc Dubrick earned his first berth to the state track meet next weekend by finishing fifth in the 3,200-meter run in 9 minutes, 26.93 seconds in the Class 3A Huntley Sectional on Friday. His time was two seconds better than the state qualifying mark.
Highlights from the Sycamore girls soccer team's Class 2A Sycamore Regional championship win against Burlington Central. All photos shot by Monica Maschak - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Genoa-Kingston softball swept Harvard in a double-header to complete its regular season with a record of 17-6 overall and 8-4 in the Big Northern Conference East.
The DeKalb baseball team lost to Yorkville, 10-3, on Tuesday. The win gave Yorkville the outright Northern Illinois Big 12 East title as the Barbs fell to 11-16 overall and 5-10 in the conference. Sycamore finished a game behind Yorkville at 10-5 in conference.
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DeKalb baseball is hoping to get in a groove during the last week of the regular season as the Barbs defeated Sterling, 10-3, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover game.
The Indian Creek girls soccer team defeated Genoa-Kingston, 1-0, in overtime Friday to win the Class 1A Genoa-Kingston Regional championship match.
SYCAMORE – A few weeks ago, Sycamore baseball coach Jason Cavanaugh predicted there would be a time when his team’s surprisingly effective pitching would go through a tough stretch, and its unexpectedly poor hitting would need to carry the load.
BURLINGTON – In the first running final of the Class 2A Burlington Central Sectional on Friday, Sycamore saw its 3,200-meter relay fall just short of state.
The DeKalb girls soccer team earned a 1-0 victory over Sycamore on Thursday.
Spartans’ bad timing: Sycamore needed a win Tuesday against Yorkville to wrap up the Northern Illinois Big 12 East conference title.
The biggest issue for Genoa-Kingston senior Danielle Neisendorf coming into this season was her health.
DeKalb girls soccer defeated Morris, 4-0, on Tuesday afternoon and clinched the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title after Sycamore and Kaneland played to a scoreless tie.
DeKALB – Morgan Newport hadn’t been in a high-pressure situation quite like this as a high school pitcher.
SYCAMORE – For 80 minutes, the Sycamore and Kaneland girls soccer teams tried to figure out each other Tuesday.
Highlights from the DeKalb softball team's victory against Sycamore at Northern Illinois University's Mary M. Bell Field. All photos by Monica Maschak - email@example.com.
SYCAMORE – Cole Nelson describes himself as a “man of action.”
Genoa-Kingston senior Danielle Neisendorf set a Big Northern Conference record by clearing 5 feet, 4 inches in the high jump and won the conference title Monday. The Cogs finished seventh as a team with 37 points.
Editor's Note: This is the first story in a three-part series on pitching in high school baseball.
DeKALB – Jasmine Brown didn’t mind when bad weather pushed the long jump and triple jump events in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Girls Track and Field Championships inside the DeKalb field house.
DeKalb junior badminton player Tristan Draper qualified for the IHSA State Tournament after taking fourth place at Thursday’s Naperville North Sectional. Draper went 4-2, losing the third-place match to Lincoln-Way West’s Elizabeth Heise, 16-21, 11-21.
Colin Eggleson threw a complete game for the Sycamore baseball team in a 6-1 win over Morris. Eggleson allowed a run on three hits in the first, but didn’t give up another hit until the seventh. He retired 17 hitters in a row at one point, and didn’t walk a batter.
In six games last week the Sycamore pitching staff gave up five earned runs.
SYCAMORE – Sycamore baseball coach Jason Cavanaugh and the rest his team were finally able to breathe a sigh of relief.
With DeKalb softball trailing Morris by a run in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday, Sarah Friedlund hit a two-run home run to give the Barbs a 4-3 win at home.
DeKALB – Beating Sycamore is always special for the DeKalb girls soccer team.
After his team’s scoreless draw against Kaneland, DeKalb coach Phil Rouse thinks his team is under pressure in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference, even though it hasn’t lost a match.
Genoa-Kingston softball got off to a quick start and the Cogs’ offense never relented in a 11-1 victory over Richmond-Burton on Monday.
The Sycamore baseball team swept a doubleheader with Sterling, winning 4-1 and 3-1.
Sycamore baseball coach Jason Cavanaugh probably could have let pitcher Cole Nelson finish his start Tuesday against DeKalb. After all, the junior allowed only six hits through the first six innings of Monday’s 4-2 win.
SYCAMORE – Dion Hooker said his legs felt like jello as he crouched into the blocks for the 200-meter dash final in the Gib Seegers Classic on Friday.
SYCAMORE – Sycamore girls track and field coach Joe McCormick knew right away that Lilia Edwards had a chance to be a special hurdler when he saw her run last year as a freshman.
Sycamore baseball broke open a tie game late with four runs in both the sixth and seventh innings for a 10-2 win over Rochelle on Thursday.
Sycamore baseball dominated Rochelle with an 18-0 victory Wednesday at home.
DeKalb's win was dramatic tribute
Sycamore boys track coach Pete Piccony doesn't necessarily like to go out and recruit kids to join his team. He'd rather let them join on their own accord.