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.
HUNTLEY – It happened again.
HUNTLEY – For a moment, everything seemed like it was spiraling.
The Genoa-Kingston girls volleyball team rolled through the regular season with almost 30 wins.
The Sycamore football team qualified for the playoffs in the last week of the regular season. The last week may have cost DeKalb a No. 1 seed.
DeKALB – Dre Brown played only one drive for the DeKalb football team. It was the only drive on which the Barbs scored.
MORRIS– Before the season started, DeKalb girls volleyball coach Kyle Milborn knew his team would be built on defense.
On paper, there’s not much on the line for the DeKalb football team when it faces Geneseo at home tonight.
At the beginning of the girls tennis season, both Sycamore tennis coach David Hillmer and No. 1 singles player Angelina Ye said that junior Katherine Sullivan had a chance to qualify for the state tournament. And, they were both correct.
HUNTLEY – For much of Tuesday’s Class 3A Huntley Regional semifinal against Rockford Jefferson, the DeKalb boys soccer team looked like the team in control.
DeKALB – The stage was set for an emotional night at DeKalb High school when the Barbs played their senior night match against rival Sycamore.
DeKALB – It took the DeKalb football team 20 seconds to erase almost a quarter century of frustration.
MORRIS – Despite the muddy conditions, DeKalb beat Morris 2-1 to tie Yorkville for the league crown – the fifth straight title for the Barbs.
DeKALB – Another swim dual. Another victory. That seems to be the case with the DeKalb-Sycamore girls swimming team.
DeKalb and Yorkville aren’t exactly traditional football powers.
It’s been a long time since Tracy Williams has seen a DeKalb team this good.
Genoa-Kingston juniors Tommy Lucca and Nick Adamczyk each finished with a 78 at the Class 2A Grayslake Central Sectional, which earns them a spot at this weekend’s Class 2A State Boys Golf Tournament at Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University.
DeKALB – In their first meeting of the season, the DeKalb boys soccer team’s win over Sycamore had a small blemish on the result because the Spartans were hindered by an early penalty kick and a red card.
Monday’s Class 3A Lake Forest Sectional at Lake Bluff Golf Course was halted because of inclement weather, but most of the participants completed 18 holes.
ROCHELLE – After he scored on a 68-yard touchdown run to get DeKalb within one point of Rochelle with two minutes left in Friday night’s football game, Dre Brown had it in his mind that he wanted the Barbs to go for two.
DeKALB – The DeKalb girls volleyball team was clicking on all cylinders in its first game against Kaneland on Thursday night. Kills were falling left and right for the Barbs, but the momentum didn’t last long.
Playing only his second match after gaining eligibility, Kaneland sophomore Carl Thorbjornsen – who moved from Norway in early September – scored three goals Thursday, leading the Knights past Morris, 6-3.
DeKalb (6-0 overall, 3-0 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) at Rochelle (3-3 overall, 1-2 NI Big 12 West)
Daily Chronicle sports editor Eddie Carifio and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, they look at various teams’ playoff chances.
Alex Kintz took fourth to pace four Kaneland boys runners in the top 10, helping the Knights take second Wednesday at the Byron Cross Country Handicap races.
SYCAMORE – Gianna Furrie thanked Burlington Central athletic officials Wednesday as the Sycamore Golf Club grill emptied of girls golfers, coaches, family members and food wrappers.
Ivan Bohorquez and Angel Escontrias each had a goal and an assist in the Kaneland boys soccer team’s 3-0 win at Sycamore on Tuesday.
The DeKalb football team rose to No. 6 in The Associated Press Class 7A poll. The Barbs (6-0) received 43 points and were tied for No. 10 last week.
Two DeKalb boys golf players who missed the sectional last year stepped up this year to avoid history repeating itself. Genoa-Kingston was projected for fifth or sixth based of its scoring average. It took third to move on to the sectional. And Kaneland advanced five golfers without advancing a team.
The Hinckley-Big Rock boys soccer team defeated Hiawatha, 12-0, in the first round of the Little Ten Tournament. Jack Bullard had five goals and four assists for H-BR (15-1-2).
The season is past the halfway mark and DeKalb football coach Matt Weckler already is getting regional recognition.
DeKALB – With Friday night’s 42-0 win over Morris, the DeKalb football team stayed perfect and clinched a playoff spot.
Morris (2-3 overall, 0-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) at DeKalb (5-0, 2-0) Game time: 7:30 p.m. today Last meeting: DeKalb rolled to a 40-14 home win last year.
It’s not exactly the history-making matchup of undefeated teams it was last year, but when Sycamore and Kaneland football face off at 7 tonight at Sycamore’s Engh Field, there will be plenty on the line.
Daily Chronicle sports editor Eddie Carifio and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, they talk about the area’s top prep players.
Weckler, undefeated DeKalb still looking for improvement
The DeKalb boys golf team took first place in the Northern Illinois Big 12 East at Wednesday’s NI Big 12 Conference Meet at Seneca’s Oak Ridge in LaSalle.