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.
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.
DeKalb sophomore Maddie Hoth had her career-best round at the right time.
DeKALB – The DeKalb tennis team was looking bounce back with a win against Morris after losing to Harlem the day before.
The DeKalb boys soccer team earned a 2-0 win over Jacobs on Monday. The Barbs jumped on Jacobs early, getting a goal from Jared Smith in the first minute and a tally from Trevor Freeland in the fifth minute.
Austin Freeman was pushing.
Maybe there are some people who still aren’t sold on the DeKalb football team.
Thomas Lowie already let one interception go off his fingers. He wasn’t going to let it happen with the game on the line.
Sycamore (2-2 overall, 0-0 NI Big 12 East) at Ottawa (1-3, 1-0 NIB 12 West)
It had all the makings of a trap game, but DeKalb boys soccer coach Brent McIntosh said he was happy with the way his Barbs focused in a 6-0 home win Thursday against Ottawa.
SYCAMORE – Early in the second game, something had to change for the Sycamore volleyball team.
Coaches always stress about not dwelling on a previous game.
The Sycamore girls tennis team stayed perfect in Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference East with a 4-1 win over rival DeKalb on Tuesday.
Austin Freeman shot a 35 for the DeKalb boys golf team in Monday's dual meet against Sycamore, earning medalist honors in a 160-202 win.