Stories about Hiawatha high school sports
Nick Doolittle was approved by the Hiawatha District 426 school board on Thursday, taking over a program that went 3-3 under Jason Keneway in the COVID-19 pandemic shortened season in the spring.
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
Kaneland picked up the first of their two wins in triangular action with a comfortable 58-12 win over Bartlett at home in Maple Park on Saturday.
Crystal Haack and Maddy Bellah each had three hits, and Hiawtha’s softball team held off visiting Polo, 8-6, to capture the two teams’ Class 1A regional semifinal on Thursday.
Sycamore put together a pair of commanding wins at home in Sycamore on Saturday, taking down Dixon by a double-digit margin in both ends of a doubleheader — 10-0 in the first game and 11-0 in the second.
Usually four fielding errors and five runners thrown out on the bases isn’t the recipe for a seven-run victory, but a stellar performance from Richard Hintzsche powered the Hinckley-Big Rock baseball team to a 10-3 win at Hiawatha on Wednesday.
In the top of the third inning, Hiawatha centerfielder Callie Schell threw out Indian Creek speedster Lauren Jordal at the plate to preserve a one-run lead. In the bottom of the third, she scored twice as the Hawks put up eight runs, putting the game away.
Kaneland pitchers were dominant in a five-inning, 10-0 shutout win over the Reapers at home in Maple Park on Wednesday.
DeKalb wrestling improved to 4-0 on the season with a comfortable 53-15 win over Neuqua Valley on the road in Naperville on Wednesday.