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.
Maddy Jouris can’t pinpoint exactly what went wrong at regionals.
BELVIDERE – The DeKalb boys basketball team stayed with top-seeded Huntley for three quarters, but the fourth proved to be too much. Huntley held off the Barbs, 58-45, ending their season.
BELVIDERE – It’s hard to find a better stretch of basketball than the one DeKalb played Monday night.
DeKALB – DeKalb junior point guard Rudy Lopez thinks the Barbs have just started to gel in the second half of the season.
EVANSTON – Daniel Hein repeated the word "history" several times after steering the DeKalb-Sycamore co-op boys swimming and diving team to a banner showing at Saturday's IHSA state finals.
MAPLE PARK – With three games remaining in the conference schedule, the Kaneland boys basketball team needed all three wins to have a chance for a share of the Northern Illinois Big 12 East title.
DeKalb-Sycamore sophomore Daniel Hein found a little redemption in Friday’s boys swimming and diving state meet preliminaries.
Sycamore junior Bailey Gilbert was named the Most Valuable Player of the Northern Illinois Big 12 East.
The start of every meet has yielded the same result for the DeKalb-Sycamore boys co-op swim team.
Genoa-Kingston boys basketball rallied from a halftime deficit to defeated Harvard, 47-43, at home in a Big Northern Conference matchup.
DeKalb-Sycamore boys swim coach Leah Eames had trouble keeping track of everything that happened at the St. Charles North Sectional meet on Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN – Sycamore senior wrestler Kyle Akins needs one more victory to cap an unbeaten season and win his second successive Class 2A state title.
DeKALB – The DeKalb boys basketball team wanted to get out to a fast start Friday night against Rochelle.
DeKALB – Only a few weeks into this year’s swim season, Ryan Schultz and his medley relay teammates could sense that the relay could be something special.
Sycamore senior Kyle Akins continued his quest for a second consecutive wrestling state championship with a win by technical fall in the preliminary round Thursday of the Class 2A state tournament at the University of Illinois’ State Farm Center in Champaign.
The life of an elite gymnast can be stressful – day after day, year after year, high school season flows into club season and back again, leaving little time for respite.
Genoa-Kingston girls basketball lost to Rockford Lutheran, 44-19, in the Class 3A Freeport Regional semifinals on Wednesday.
ROCKFORD – For the second consecutive season, there was heartbreak for the DeKalb girls basketball game in its first regional game.
DeKalb coach Mike Pater saw senior Matt Macarus crack a smile for one of the first times all season.
Sycamore boys basketball put on a dominating performance at home in an 89-48 victory over Rochelle in Northern Illinois Big 12 East play.
DeKALB – Just a few weeks ago, the DeKalb boys basketball team was riding a three-game losing streak to start the Northern Illinois Big 12 East season, and the young Barbs looked like they might need another year to contend with the conference’s best.
What started as a split of four games over the weekend around Martin Luther King Jr. has now evolved into the longest winning streak of the season for DeKalb.
MAPLE PARK – There was no raucous celebration from the DeKalb players after Thursday’s 52-39 victory over Kaneland that gave the Barbs a share of their fourth consecutive Northern Illinois Big 12 East title.
The Indian Creek boys basketball team rebounded from a loss to Mooseheart with a 84-79 overtime victory against Polo on Wednesday.
On the bus trips to his team’s first few away meets, DeKalb-Sycamore co-op gymnastics coach Andy Morreale noticed something different about this year’s team than the first few versions of the squad.
Four Sycamore wrestlers – Kyle Akins (120 pounds), Austin Armstrong (170), Chris Malone (182) and Tyler Barton (195) won regional championships for the Spartans at Saturday's Class 2A Belvidere Regional.
Eight Barbs earn sectional spots
DeKALB – Brad Green had to ignore the numbers.
DeKalb is getting hot at the right time.
The Kaneland girls bowling team lost to Lisle, 2,226-2,191. The Knights had games of 729, 700 and 762.
The DeKalb-Sycamore co-op gymnastics team had three individuals advance to next week's sectional as the Barbs finished second at the Wheaton-Warrenville South Regional.