April 19, 2014
DeKalb sophomore pitcher Morgan Newport struck out seven hitters while giving up seven hits and walking two in the Barbs' 9-0 win over Oswego.
DeKALB – It was a tough opening day of BarbFest for the Hinckley-Big Rock girls soccer team.
DeKALB – Entering in its second game of the day, the Indian Creek girls soccer team was undefeated on the season and looking to knock off DeKalb at the Barbs' own tournament – BarbFest.
April 18, 2014
SPOTLIGHT ON ...
The DeKalb girls soccer team has been dominating its home tournament for several years now, so letting it come into it with momentum doesn’t seem fair.
SYCAMORE – That’s a sweep.
DeKALB – Sycamore baseball coach Jason Cavanaugh preaches competitive at-bats. Waiting for the right pitch and doing something with it.
SYCAMORE – The rivalry between DeKalb and Sycamore girls soccer was renewed Thursday, albeit with no winner.
The Sycamore softball team won its Northern Illinois Big 12 East opener Thursday, 6-4 over Rochelle.
Last season, the DeKalb girls soccer team won its fourth consecutive BarbFest title. This season, two other local teams will be looking to knock the Barbs off their perch.
MAPLE PARK – A sluggish start on offense and defense translated into a slow start for the Kaneland softball team in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East conference race.
April 17, 2014
The Genoa-Kingston softball team earned a 9-2 win Wednesday at Plano.
DeKALB – Sycamore designated hitter Austin Jacox went 1 for 2 with two sacrifice flies and a long two-run home run to left field in the Spartans’ 12-1, six-inning win Wednesday over DeKalb in both teams’ Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference East opener.
April 15, 2014
Genoa-Kingston has been through hard times. The Cogs lost 26 games in 2013. But, if a revival is to happen this spring it will be due to performances like the one starting pitcher Andrew Caldwell (1-1) turned in on Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of Mendota.
DeKALB – After sitting out the past three games with a broken nose, DeKalb midfielder Kayley Garland just wanted to get back to playing on the field with her teammates.
Another complete effort propelled the Kaneland girls soccer team to a 3-0 victory Tuesday at Morris in its Northern Illinois Big 12 East opener.
Both the varsity boys and girls basketball coaching positions at DeKalb High School are vacant and posted on the District 428 website.
April 14, 2014
G-K AD: School is content with Big Northern
DeKALB – In reality, a pitcher’s win-loss record is meaningless.
April 12, 2014
Katherine Kohler had two goals for the Sycamore girls soccer team in a 4-3 win over Rockton Hononegah. Mallory Wolf and Alexis Davita had the two other goals for the Spartans.
SYCAMORE – Jill Carpenter feels this year's Sycamore softball team is one of the best offensive squads she's had in her tenure as Spartans coach.
Katie Kowalski went 2 for 4 at the plate – picking up her first career home run – and earned the win in the circle for the DeKalb softball team in an 8-5 win over Hindsale Central on Friday in Hinsdale.
It was only a couple years ago that Kaneland junior Zack Thielk was close to ground zero in the weight room.
April 11, 2014
MAPLE PARK – One bad inning.
The DeKalb baseball team improved to 5-1 with a 13-0, five-inning win over Rockford Jefferson on Thursday in Rockford.
April 10, 2014
Nathan Haacker, Michael Swanberg and Cooper Vinz all had home runs for the Sycamore baseball team in a 13-3, six-inning win over Hampshire on Wednesday in Hampshire.
April 9, 2014
WATERMAN – Indian Creek girls soccer coach Luke Anderson knows it's been at least four years since his team bested its rival from Hinckley-Big Rock.
April 8, 2014
Barbs score two early goals, bust open match
The DeKalb baseball team improved to 4-1 with a 12-0, six-inning win over Rockford Guilford on Tuesday.
April 7, 2014
SHABBONA – It was a rough start to the Little Ten Conference softball season for Indian Creek on Monday afternoon. However, second-year coach Alyx Gunderson hopes her relativity young squad will use these experiences to improve game by game.
MAPLE PARK – The Rosary girls soccer team, which has denied Kaneland a regional title in three of the past four years, could not reprise the spoiler role in the Knights’ first home match of the season Monday night.
The Sycamore baseball team defeated Genoa-Kingston, 6-2, in a nonconference game Monday in Sycamore.
April 6, 2014
SANDWICH – For six local basketball players it was a chance to lace up the sneakers and hit the hardwood one last time on the prep level Saturday night at Sandwich High School.
April 5, 2014
DeKALB – The DeKalb baseball team swept a doubleheader over Rockford east on Saturday.
Sycamore’s Lyndsey Coddington hit for the cycle in Game 1 of a doubleheader softball game against Streator on Saturday.
SYCAMORE – When Sycamore junior Cam Godinsky took the mound for the Spartans in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against Harlem, the bar had already been set pretty high.
April 4, 2014
The Genoa-Kingston girls soccer team defeated Rockford Christian Life, 3-1, Friday at home.
DeKALB – After the DeKalb softball team’s scheduled game against Streamwood was canceled Friday morning because of inclement weather, the Barbs were out of luck. That was until Hinsdale Central rented out the DeKalb Sports and Recreation Center and asked DeKalb for a game.
April 3, 2014
The Genoa-Kingston girls soccer team beat Rockford Lutheran, 2-1, Thursday at home, giving the Crusaders their second Big Northern Conference loss in the past nine seasons.
April 2, 2014
The Genoa-Kingston softball team defeated Woodstock North, 10-3, Wednesday afternoon in Woodstock, winning its second straight game to start the season.
The entire routine would take Jasmine Brown about 15 minutes to complete, 20 minutes tops if she found herself talking with teammates more than ordinary.
April 1, 2014
More than a year after she started investigating head injuries among high school athletes, State Rep. Carol Sente understands unanswered questions still exist.
DeKalb girls soccer lost a tough match to Rockford Boylan, 2-1, at home, playing its first game in two weeks. The teams played to a scoreless tie in the first half.
STERLING – If the gray clouds and a menacing wind weren’t gloomy enough, the opening innings between Sterling and Sycamore were.
SYCAMORE – After beating Glenbard South last Thursday, the Sycamore girls’ soccer team wanted to continue that winning momentum heading into Tuesday’s match against Sterling.
March 31, 2014
DeKALB – Kaneland junior pitcher Angie Morrow threw a one-hitter against Batavia on Monday as the Knights softball team topped the Bulldogs, 4-0, in an indoor game at the DeKalb Sports and Recreation Center.
CAROL STREAM – It can be tough to measure a baseball team’s potential by the first couple games, but if the early returns for Batavia stay true, the Bulldogs should have quite the season, with depth all over the field, including the pitcher’s mound.
DeKALB – The DeKalb baseball team had only practiced outside a handful of times leading up Monday’s contest against Hampshire.
March 29, 2014
Kaneland boys track capped off its indoor season with two individual champions and a relay title Saturday at the Illinois Top Times meet in Bloomington.
DeKALB – After the DeKalb softball team played and won its first two games indoors at the Dome in Rosemont, the Barbs were ready to get outside and play.