DeKalb and Sycamore qualified four relays. Kaneland qualified three. This weekend at the IHSA State Track and Field Championships is going to have a team feel to it for those teams.
Kaneland softball coach Mike Kuefler said his team has struggled with offspeed pitches all season. But on Tuesday in a Class 3A Kaneland Regional semifinal, the Knights smashed the slow stuff from Woodstock and rolled to a 23-2, four-inning win.
Addie McLaughlin made a great catch in center that she turned into a double play for Sycamore against DeKalb on Friday. Then the next time she came to the plate she drove in two of Sycamore's nine fourth-inning runs in an 11-0 win for the Spartans.
Jimmy Amptmann gave the Sycamore baseball team the lead with a three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth and the Spartans went on to hand Dixon its second loss of the year, 7-4, on Thursday.
Burlington Central, Kaneland, Princeton and Sycamore took the top four sports on Wednesday at the Class 2A Rochelle Boys Track and Field Sectional, while Sauk Valley athletes qualified for state in eight events.
Burlington Central, Kaneland, Princeton and Sycamore took the top four sports on Wednesday at the Class 2A Rochelle Boys Track and Field Sectional
Athlete of the week Chelsea Born talks about breaking out of a slump in a big way, breaking up a no-hitter with a home run, and what Sycamore expects out of the postseason.
A couple of breaks one way or the other and Kaneland’s Olivia Rohlman and Indian Creek’s Brooke Probst can be coming home from Charleston as state champs. And if things play out according to seeding, Kaneland’s Jessica Phillipp come back as a state champ.
DeKalb resident John Walker is starting up a multi-faceted Youth Pride Foundation that aims to offer everything from AAU basketball and tutoring to youth counseling and more. "It really does take a village," Walker said.
Indian Creek had more hits in the first seven batters than in the last six innings, but it was enough in support of Sam Genslinger’s gem in a 4-1 win in a Class 1A Somonauk Regional play-in game on Monday.
After a long week for both teams, DeKalb and Dundee-Crown split a nonconference doubleheader Saturday.
When the season for DeKalb County United kicks off Sunday against the Iowa Raptors, Alec Garcia will still be a student at Sycamore High School. But United coach Tom Romanello said that on a team filled with college-level talent getting ready to start its fourth season of play, G
Andy Drendel’s vision for the Class 2A State Tournament is simple - a big bus heading to Charleston filled with Kaneland athletes. The Knights started down that path Friday finishing with 184.67 points to win the Interstate 8 meet.
Not starting due to a late-running AP physics exam, Brooklynn Snodgrass had a two-out pinch-hit walk-off single as the Sycamore softball team erased a six-run deficit for a 9-8 win against Dixon on Thursday.
In an interview with athlete of the week Tommy Townsend, the Sycamore first baseman talked about what was working last week, what it's like to be I8 champs, and the Spartans' sky-high expectations with the postseason approaching.