Stories about Sycamore 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.
“It was surreal, that’s for sure,” Tarnoki said. “Obviously varsity is a big deal, and going up against Kaneland for our first game, I was like wow, I’m really here. I’ve got to do this.”
“Everything is starting to feel back to normal,” senior wide receiver Xavier Gagnepain said. “The whole state is coming back in. You can start going places without your mask if you have your vaccine. But it’s starting to look a lot more normal and regular.”
"Playing two sports, I don’t really have time to hone in on those skills to make me better at one or the other sports. But I’m aggressive and I love to win and I love to play."
Donny Gramer set the table. Carson Campbell and Nicholas Kocher kept the competitors at bay. Then Caden Emmert buried them. In other words, the perfect recipe for a state title.
A look at our first team and honorable mention wrestling teams, which includes two champions from the IWOCA championship last week.
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
Sycamore finished with 29 points for ninth place in the team standings, led by the 4x800-meter relay team's state title at the Class 2A Boys Track and Field State Meet.