Stories about DeKalb high school sports
The recent DeKalb graduate and soon-to-be Cleveland State wrestler took second in both the freestyle and Greco Roman events, the only competitor in his age group to reach the finals in both styles. And in Greco, he kept on coming from behind.
St. Charles North’s Michael Whitted’s big body transformation has him poised for bigger role this fall, plus notes on Batavia and DeKalb from the Batavia 7-on-7.
“I broke a lot of barriers, especially coming back after a COVID season,” Long said. “It was one of those seasons the competition was tough no matter what because you had a lot of super seniors coming back. But I ran lifetime bests in all my races, got in the top 10 in all my events so it went really well. And I also made it into the first round of the NCAAs for the first time in my career. So it was nice.”
“It’s been real easy because Schneeman, he was our offensive coordinator last year,” senior lineman Gavin Engh said. “He made great bonds with all the players, I feel, and we trust him and if he stays I welcome it.”
A look at our first team and honorable mention wrestling teams, which includes two champions from the IWOCA championship last week.
With a one-of-a-kind wrestling season that started in April, ran until mid-June, featured no large tournaments and no official IHSA postseason, Ben Aranda knew it was going to be a challenge.
A look at the first-team and honorable mention for the Chronicle's all-area squad.
A look at the Chronicle's first team, second team and honorable mention
A look at the players who made our first team and honorable mention
Kaneland's Aiden Gatz was third and teammate Ted Allen was sixth in the pole vault at the Class 3A Boys Track and Field State Meet on Saturday. The Knights' Porter Conroy took fifth in the high jump; DeKalb's Toriano Tate placed fifth in the long jump.