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Area roundup: Sycamore wrestling falls just short of regional crown

The Sycamore wrestling team just missed out on a berth in the team state tournament, losing to Rochelle, 166.5-163.5, on Saturday at the Class 2A Belvidere Regional.

Still, the Spartans qualified 10 wrestlers for the Class 2A Sycamore Sectional on Saturday.

Justin Montani (113 pounds), Matthew Hunter (220) and Joey Beaudoin (285) won regional titles for the Spartans. Trevor Boryla (106) and Chad Schap (126) lost title bouts to take second.

Nicholas Lockhart (120), Isaias Oviedo (138), Zak Kozumplik (160) and Dylan Schuman (182) all took third. Lockhart, Kozumplik and Schuman all entered the tournament with losing records but still qualified. Ovideo beat a wrestler with a winning record to earn a trip to sectionals.

Kaneland qualifies three: The Knights will send three to the Sycamore sectional, including champs Calvin McDonald (220) and Nathan Orosco (120) at the Class 2A Sandwich Regional.

Orosco beat Ottawa’s Rafael Munoz for the title two weeks after losing to him at the Northern Illinois Big 12 tournament.

Trevor Jones also qualified for the Knights, taking third at 170.

Cogs qualify seven: Genoa-Kingston had two champions as well at the Class 1A Aurora Central Catholic Regional, Sean Logan (182) and Jeremy Widmayer (285).

Joining the duo at the Oregon sectional next week are second-place finishers Ethan Wood (152), Jesse Torres (126) and Gabe Campbell (106) as well as third-place finishers Cody Orlock (120) and Jose Garcia (220).

The Cogs were third as a team with 135 points. ACC won with 278.5 points.


NIU snaps seven-game skid: Courtney Woods scored 21 points, and Mikayla Voigt added 19 as the Huskies beat Kent State, 72-62, to earn their first win since Jan. 6 against Buffalo.


Barbs fourth at independent meet: Nathan Braun won the 100-yard butterfly as the DeKalb-Sycamore co-op finished last with 165 points.

Plainfield was the champion with 269, followed by Oswego with 260 and Riverside Brookfield with 204.

Braun won in 53.19 seconds as the only finish in the top three for the Barbs. He also was fourth in the 100 backstroke in 57.24, and Gavin Anderson was fourth in the 500 free (4:56.77).

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