DeKalb BarbsDeKalb High School • 1515 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115 • Phone: 815-754-2148
Colors: Orange/Black • Conference: Northern Illinois Big 12 • Stadium name: NIU Huskie Stadium and DeKalb High Field • Enrollment: 1772
Directions: Head southeast on IL-38 E toward S 4th St., take the first right onto S 4th St., turn right at Barb Blvd.
Going in the right direction.
Will take over Barbs leadership from Bryon Houy
Sycamore coach Jason Cavanaugh hoped the Spartans wouldn’t be content. With a Northern Illinois Big 12 East season-opening series win already secured against DeKalb, Sycamore showed the “killer insitinct” Cavanaugh wanted.
The DeKalb boys tennis team defeated Rockford Lutheran, 5-0, on Tuesday. Owen Smith won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 singles fo the Barbs, while Daniel Gluhovski got a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles.
MORRIS – The Sycamore girls soccer team scored three second-half goals Monday in a 3-0 win over Morris.
DeKALB – The DeKalb baseball team was desperate for a win heading into Monday's Northern Illinois Big 12 East series opener against Kaneland.
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 East on Saturday.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Both the varsity boys and girls basketball coaching positions at DeKalb High School are vacant and posted on the District 428 website.
DeKALB – In reality, a pitcher’s win-loss record is meaningless.
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.
The DeKalb baseball team improved to 5-1 with a 13-0, five-inning win over Rockford Jefferson on Thursday in Rockford.
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.
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.
The Sycamore baseball team defeated Genoa-Kingston, 6-2, in a nonconference game Monday in Sycamore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DeKALB – The DeKalb baseball team had only practiced outside a handful of times leading up Monday’s contest against Hampshire.
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.
“Consistency” was the word that kept coming up when talking to DeKalb senior Tristan Draper and badminton coach Duane Cowley.
DeKalb softball opened its season by sweeping a doubleheader Wednesday in the Dome at the Ballpark in Rosemont.
DeKALB – Brad Bjelk stood behind the tennis courts on the west side of DeKalb High School, coat wrapped around him and winter gloves covering his hands.