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Area roundup: Smith makes more history

Sutton Smith continued pursuing the NIU records book like it was a quarterback rolling out of the pocket as the defensive end earned a spot on the Walter Camp All-American second team.

He became the first Huskie to earn a spot on the team in consecutive years. He leads the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision with a school-record 15 sacks and is second with 24.5 tackles for loss.

He is the only Mid-American Conference player on this year’s Camp All-American first or second teams.

He is the third Huskie to be named to a Camp All-American Team, joining Leshon Johnson (1993) and Shawun Lurry (2015).


DeKalb knocks off Morris: The Barbs defeated Morris on the road, 47-21.

Bryson Buhk and Rory Burright each picked up their first varsity win, with Buhk winning by fall.

The Barbs head to a quad Saturday in Oak Park.


Sycamore opens conference play with win: The Spartans started their search of a fourth straight Northern Illinois Big 12 title with a 3,640-3,057 win over Morris.

Maddie Lathrop led the Spartans with a 688 series, including a 257 game. Heather Carlson fired a 673, also with a high game of 257. Megan Kolberg rolled a 653 for the Spartans.

“You shoot 3,600 out of the gate, in the first meet of the year, it’s easy to see why we’re excited about this season,” coach Andy Hampton said. 


Sycamore falls to Yorkville: The Spartans lost, 44-32, on the road.

Jaden Johns (182) had a pin for the Spartans, Trevor Boryla (120) had a tech fall, Nick Lockhart (138) won by fall, Isaias Oviedo had a 6-3 win at 145, and Zak Kozumplik had an injury time win at 170.


DeKalb falls to Oswego East: The Barbs lost on the road, 62-42.

Ashley Nelson scored 16, and Haley Westberg poured in 13 for the Barbs.

Hinckley-Big Rock loses to Alden-Hebron: The Royals fell, 53-45.


Kish beats Loras JV: The Kougars were 96-92 winners at home.

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