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SYCAMORE – Entering its final game of the season against Sterling, the Sycamore football team’s streak of five straight playoff appearances was on the line. The Spartans had to treat senior night as a playoff game.
Sycamore’s Angelina Ye and a pair of Kaneland entries survived the first day at the IHSA state tennis tournament at various sites Thursday throughout the Northwest Suburbs.
As do most coaches, Joe Ryan preaches having a one-game-at-a-time attitude to his Sycamore football players.
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.
DeKALB – The stage was set for an emotional night at DeKalb High school when the Barbs played their senior night match against rival Sycamore.
MORRIS – On paper, it looked as if Sycamore and Morris were evenly matched coming into Friday night's football game on Morris' homecoming.
DeKALB – Another swim dual. Another victory. That seems to be the case with the DeKalb-Sycamore girls swimming team.
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.
SYCAMORE – Kaneland volleyball coach Cynthia Violett said it was mental toughness that keyed her team’s dominant third-set win in Tuesday’s 25-22, 18-25, 25-15 victory over Sycamore.
YORKVILLE – A workhorse running back and a lockdown defense.
SYCAMORE – A win today in Yorkville and the Sycamore football team still will have a chance of getting at least a split of the Northern Illinois Big 12 East Championship.
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.
MORRIS – Both Morris girls volleyball coach Jackie Litwiller and her Sycamore counterpart, Eric Nore, expected a close match when their teams took the court Thursday night.
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.
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.
SYCAMORE – For the second straight week, a fourth-quarter rally by the Kaneland football team ended with an interception.
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.
MORRIS – A couple of weeks ago, the Morris boys soccer team went to Sycamore and came home with a tie.
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.
Sycamore football games used to be a lot brighter, with the team’s uniforms featuring purple instead of the current black.
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.
SYCAMORE – Twice last year Adam Millburg came within seconds of claiming all-state honors at a state championship.
DeKalb sophomore Maddie Hoth had her career-best round at the right time.
SYCAMORE – After winning Saturday’s tournament in Woodstock, the Sycamore girls tennis team was trying to continue it hot streak against Sterling on Monday.
OTTAWA – Dion Hooker had his way with the Ottawa defense Friday night.
Sycamore (2-2 overall, 0-0 NI Big 12 East) at Ottawa (1-3, 1-0 NIB 12 West)
SYCAMORE – Early in the second game, something had to change for the Sycamore volleyball team.