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De Kalb, Illinois
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Wednesday, March 18, 1987
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DAILY CHRONICLE, DeKalbSycomore, III. Wednesday, March 1 8, 1 987 9 Only rain holds back Kougars on spring trip south Kishwaukee College's baseball team suffered a reversal of sorts over the past week. The Kougars did just fine on the field, posting a 7-3 record on their Mississippi trip. But the reason to head south was to find some nice weather to get an early start on the season. So, the Kish squad worked to raise a couple thousand dollars to pay for their week-long Mississippi visit. The team left 70-degree, sunny conditions in DeKalb County Friday, March 6 and arrived the next morning in Dixie, where temperatures ranged in the 30s and the sky offered a constant drizzle. Not until 4 p.m. Monday, could the Kougars get a game in, and that they played in the rain. Going four days without batting practice, Kish lost two of its first three games. The Kougars rebounded to win six of their last seven contests. "The kids really responded. Out of the three we lost, we could have easily won two," said Kishwaukee two starts, netting a win and a no-decision. The Kish sophomore struck out 17 and allowed only one earned run. Paul Gogo also held opponents to one earned run in 14 innings pitched. The freshman from DeKalb went 2-1 for the trip, losing a game in relief on an unearned run in the ninth inning. Tony Lee .went 2-0 on the mound, getting six. strikeouts in six and two-thirds innings. Bob Houlihan went 1-0, with a win over Copiah-Lincoln. Leading the Kish offense in Mississippi, center fielder Darrel Wyatt batted .389 with six doubles, four home runs and a team-high 13 runs batted in. Wyatt, a freshman from 1986 Chicago Public League champion Fenger, drove in five runs in a 6-0 Kish win over Gulf Coast at Perkinston, Miss. Catcher Tim Hines hit .375 and threw out eight of 10 opposing baserunners trying to steal. Shortstop Ross Giusti posted a .353 average and added 11 RBI. Jeff Sesick and Sam Bland each drove in eight runs. Sesick hit .321 with a homer. Bland batted .318. Outfielder Steve Bell brought home a .304 average and four RBI. Kish co-captain Ricky Evans stole 13 bases. The Kougars had 25 as a team. "He's a very key part of our offense," Barnard said about Evans. "He puts so much pressure on the other team. It's incredible." t The Kougars resume play Wednesday, March 25 at Lewis University. The first Kish home game will be a double-header against Illinois Valley at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. Kougar notes: Kishwaukee Colleg homt bateball schedule (all dates featurt two seven-Inning garnet) Tuesday, March 31, 1:30 p.m., Illinois Valley; Wednesday, April 1, 1:30 p.m., Waubonsee; Saturday, April 4, 1 p.m., Madison; Sunday, April 5, I p.m., Carl Sandburg; Friday, April 10, 2 p.m.. Black Hawk; Friday, April 17, 1:30 p.m. Harper; Saturday, April 25, noon, Lewis; Sunday, April 26, 1 p.m. Illinois-Chicago; Tuesday, April 26, 2 p.m., St. Francis. By Mike Mailer Assistant Sports Editor coach Tom Barnard. "The team just amazed me. "There was a different guy every game. Everyone hit. It was just a great trip. Our defense was really good by the end of the trip. I was pleased with our infield defense the whole time. All our pitchers did a good job." Kougar hurler Rob Wishnevski pitched 14 innings in J-Barb state champs in action ( .... , . -.- . . : T-s ; . . . ; -w i r", v .., , ' V'"- ' M'" , s,; . DeKalb's Doug Seehase, left, starts to turn Lockport's Alex Cortz during his 8-2 victory in the finals of the 145-pound weight class of the Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation state tournament at SIU-Edwardsville last weekend. Below, the J-Barbs awaits a signal from the referee to continue his 7-0 championship win against Geneseo's Jeff Wallace. The dynamic duo led DeKalb to a third-place team finish. (Chronicle photos by Ray Callahan) o O - a (Iff' W jr T Wr ' ' ' f Jr T .- , , rv ) 1 1 I '1 y - . 1 . Barbs fall to Lady Redskins . DeKalb High School suffered a season-opening 10-5 loss at home to Naperville Central in girls badminton Tuesday. Lisa Damkroger, Karen Donaldson and Amy Van Mol all won in both singles and doubles for the Barbs. "They were a little bit more experienced through the middle than we were," said DeKalb coach Duane Cowley. "It was a good experience for us. That's why we schedule people like this before our conference starts, to find out our weaknesses." Naperville won the J-V match 4-1. Ann Marie Moss picked up DeKalb's win. The Barb varsity next plays at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 28 at the Arlington Heights Hersey Invitational. Naperville Central 10, DeKalb S. Singles Lisa Damkroger D def. Ingrid Liv 5-11, 11-2,11-10. Karen Donaldson D def. Carol Wellinghoff NC 11-3, 11-1. Debbie Roessler NC def. Jenni Peterson D 11-6, 6-11, 11-3. Amy Van Mol D def. Christie Johnson NCI 1-4, 2-0 (tiebreaker). Laura Chase NC def. Tracy McLaughlin D 11-5, 11-2. Sandra Cortland NC def. Sandra Hill D 7-11, 11-2, 11-9. Dina Lundy NC def. Becky Goldman D 11-9,9-11, 11-6. Kim Bergman NC.def. Susannah Bernheim D2-11, 11-2, 11-6. Suzanne Cuzad NC def. Jenny Klein D 9-11,11-8,11-3. Elizabeth Barnhardt NC def. Julie Countryman D 11-2, 11-5. Doubles Johnson-Roessler NC def. Peterson-McLaughlin D 15-3, 15-7. Donaldson-Damkroger D def. Cuzad-Cortland NC 15-1, 3-15, 15-8. Van Mol-Bernheim D def, Bergman-Chase NC 15-10, 7-15, 15-10. Liv-Lundy NC def. Goldman-Countryman D 15-6, 8-15, 15-9. Wellinghoff-Barnhart NC def. Mary Pat Cordes-HIIID 15-9, 15-10. Harrington has luck of Irish By Mike Mailer Assistant sports editor When Mark Baugh's free throw sent the DeKalb Class AA Super-Sectional boys' basketball game into overtime, Elgin High School coach Jim Harrington figured the Maroons had the game in the bag. Harrington had it pegged. Elgin spotted East Aurora one Durrell Williams' free toss 1? seconds into the extra three minutes. The Maroons then scored six points, while East went 0-for-5 from the field, to earn Elgin a 71-66 win in front of 5,569 specatators at Evans Field House. With a 28-2 record, Elgin moves into the "Elite Eight" and faces Chicago King in the Illinois High School Association's state quarterfinals Friday in Champaign. The Tomcats, co-champions of the Upstate Eight Conference with Elgin, closes with a 25-5 record. "I told the kids we haven't lost an overtime game all year (4-0 in OT)," Harrington said. "After the first 30 or 40 seconds of the overtime, I think we took control. "ThankyGod it was St. Patrick's Day and God was looking out for an Irishman." The two schools defeated each other on the road this season and finished with identical 13-1 Upstate Eight records. East coach Scott Martens predicted before the contest that Baugh, the UEC's top player this season, would hit 30-plus ' points, but the Tomcats could win by stopping the rest of the Maroons. Baugh, a 6-5 senior, scored 23 (10-of-13 from the field), under his 24.6 1 season average. Tony Matthews, Elgin's 5-10 point guard, went 7-13 from the floor and 4-5 at the line to net 18 points. Off guard Tim Moritz hung around the three-point circle and canned 6-of-9 shots to tally 13. "Mark Baugh only had 13 shots. I bet that's his low for the year," Martens said. "Keith Cross just did a super job on defense, and whenever (Baugh) got the ball, Thomas Wyatt was right there. "You would have told me before the game that we hold Mark Baugh to 23, 1 say we'd win." East got 37 points from its guards, Troy Smith (19) and Williams (18). Cross went 5-8 from the field and finished with 16 points. But with a new wrinkle on defense, a trapping zone, Elgin out-shot the Tomcats 60-44 percent from the field. East countered by getting 16 offensive rebounds (five each by Cross and Randy Visor) and holding a 14-18 advantage on turnovers. "(Indiana University coach) Bobby Knight never played a zone," Harrington said. "Jim Harrington never played a zone, too until tonight. (East) didn't attack it well, but they went to the boards well." "We put (the zone) in two weeks ago, just in case we got here." Elgin jumped out to a 20-11 first quarter lead. With the Maroons ahead 34-25 with 2:05 to go in the second period, Matthews ran into a pick and received his third foul. Behind Smith's three buckets, East then outscored the Maroons 9-1 to trail 35-34 at halftime. . The Tomcats stormed to a 43-40 lead in the first three minutes of the third quarter. Elgin battled back to lead 52r51 entering the fourth period. A pair of Moritz jumpers put the Maroons up 60-56 with 4:28 left in regulation. Williams' free throw with 28 ticks left cut Elgin's lead to one, 64-63. Smith hit a jumper from the free throw line at 0:18 to put East up 65-64. Baugh missed the first of two charity tosses before netting one for the 65-all tie. East had the final possession with nine seconds to play in regulation, but couldn't get through Elgin's defense to get off a shot before the horn. ELGIN (71) Baugh 10-13 3-6 23, Adkins 2-5 0-0 4, Matthews 7-13 4-5 18, Moritz 6-9 1-3 13, Hinton 2-53-5 7, Barnhart 1-2 2-4 4, Beck 1-1 0-0 2, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-48 13-23 71. EAST AURORA (66) " -v.. Perez 0-2 0-0 0, Visor 2-6 3-4 7, Cross 5-8 6-9 16, Smith 9-18 1-2 19, D.Williams 6-11 6-9 18, Wyatt 2-7 2-3 6, R.Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Russell 0-1 0-00. Totals 24-54 18-27 66. Total fouls - Elgin 17, East 19. Fouled out Elgin (none), East (Visor, Smith). Rebounds Elgin 30 (Hinton 7, Adkins 6, Moritz 6), East-33 (Cross 8, Wyatt 8, Visor 7). Assists Elgin 13 (Matthews 4, Moritz 4), East 10 (D.Williams 5). Blocked shots Elgin 6 (Baugh 5), East 1. Steals Elgin 6 (Moritz 3), East 8 (Cross 4). A -5,569. Dl)i7DT)D3De Sp17 DCST at YMCA state Piatt, Bkkner pace efforts GLEN ELLYN, 111. - Kevin Bickner, Mark Piatt, Brian Bickner, Greg Anderson and Ken Fritz all finished in the top six at the State YMCA Swimming Championships March 14 and 15 at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. Piatt finished fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke as well as swimming on the sixth place medley relay with Bickner, Anderson and Fritz. In addition to relay, Brian Bickner also finished sixth in the 50 freestyle. Kevin Bickner placed fourth in the 100 butterfly. Also finishing in the top twelve in their events were Craig Hammett, Chad Ruff, Kevin Collins, Matt Anderson, David Nicholls, Bob Ruff, Adam Rauman, Angela Olson, and Debbie Cook. At its March 8 winter banquet DCST presented recognition trophies to the most improved boy and girl swimmers in each age group as well as a coach's award for each age group. Most improved swimmers were: 8 and under -Valerie Prendergast and Jeremy Higgins ; 9 and 10 - Julie Bickner and Joe Prendergast; 11 and 12 - Kori Felver and Matt Rauman; 13 and 14 - Shari Piatt and Kevin Bickner; and 15 to 18 Angela Olsona nd Brian Bickner. Coach's award trophies went to Breeze Luetke-Stahlman, Matt Hammett, Bergen Henrikson, Kevin Collins and Ken Fritz. The DeKalb County Swim Team swims under the auspices of the Kishwaukee Community YMCA during the winter season. Following the state championships, several team members will participate in the Nationals in Orlando, Fla. Practice for the outdoor summer season will then kick off in May. YMCA State Swim meet DCST girls results Cadet (Sand under) 25 breaststroke 16, Valerie Prendergast, 22.60. Prep (Hand 12) 50 butterfly - 12, Debbie Cook, 31.05. Junior (13 and 14) 50 breaststroke - 14, Sharl Piatt, 1:18.06. Intermediate (15-18) 200 Individual medley Angela Olson, 2:21.84. 100 freestyle Angela Olson, 57.73. 100 backstroke 10, Angela Olson, 1:09.19. DCST boys results Juniors (13 and 14) 200 medley relay - 9, DCST (Craig Hammett, Chad Ruff, Kevin Bickner, Kevin Collins) 2:00.56. 100 butterfly - 4. Kevin Bickner 59.40. 200 free relay - 12, DCST (Craig Hammett, Chad Ruff, Matt Anderson, Kevin Collins) 1:48.18. Intermediate (15-18) 200 medley relay 6, DCST (Greg Anderson, Mark Piatt, Brian Bickner, Ken Fritz) 1:47.81. 50 freestyle 6, Brian Bickner 22.93. 200 individual medley - 12, Mark Piatt 2:09.64. 100 breaststroke - 4, Mark Piatt 1:03.57. 400 free relay 10, (Greg Anderson, David Nicholls, Adam Rauman, Bob Ruff) 3.39.57. Harms heads Kish selections MALTA Four Kishwaukee Community College men's basketball players earned mention among the 10 best in the Arrowhead Conference. Kougar center Brian Harms made first team All-Arrowhead Conference. Larry Wise, Dennis Hubbard and Sam Lawson all landed on the second team. "I'm very happy getting four guys in the top 10," said Kishwaukee head coach Gregg Gierke. "It shows we have a balanced team. That you can see just from the stats." Posting a 25-8 record overall, the Kougars took the Arrowhead championship. Four Kish players averaged 13 points per game or more as the Kougars netted 95.9 per contest, the highest for a college in Illinois for the second-straight year. Harms, who started all 67 Kish games in his two-year career, scored at a 15.8 clip. The 6-foot-6 sophomore from Rochelle averaged a team-high 7.4 rebounds per game and shot 59 percent from the field. Wise, the only Kish freshman honored, led the Kougars in scoring at 18.1 points per game. A 54 percent shooter, the 6-4 forward from Romeoville also had 65 steals and a 6.0 rebounding average. Hubbard matched Harms' t67-straight starts. The 6-0 point guard from Wauconda led Kishwaukee with 42 three-point field goals and 173 assists. Lawson, a 6-3 transfer from Lake Land, broke into the starting lineup after 14 games. He went on to average 13.7 points and 6.7 boards per game. All-Arrowhead Conference Men's Basketball Team First team Brian Harms (Kishwaukee), Rod Gourdine (Carl Sandburg), Chris Davis (Illinois Central), Jon Baer (III. Cent.), Daryl Norman (Highland). Second team - Larry Wise (Kish), Dennis Hubbard (Kish), Sam Lawson (Kish), Tyler Patterson (Carl S.), Louis Ritchie (Black Hawk). Kishwaukee College final stats Record 25-8, Home 14-2, Away 11-6 Kish leaders: Scoring Larry Wise 18.1, Brian Harms 15.8, Sam Lawson 13.7, Matthew Norman 13.0. Field goal percentage Harms .586 (198-338), Troy Jacob-son .556 (15-27), Wise .542 (254-469), Troy Lawson .529 (37-70), Norman .506 (176-348). Three-point goals Dennis Hubbard 42-100 (.420), Frank Ptak 16-31 (.516), Tuck Hopson 16-47 (.340), S.Law-son 15-33 (.455). Free throw percentage Hubbard .847 (50-59), S. Lawson .725 (66-91), Ptak .655 ( 36-55), Harms .654 (123-88), Wise .651 (82-126). Rebounding Harms 7.4, S. Lawson 6.7, Wise 6.0, Steve Irvln 3.9, Norman 3.7. Assists Hubbard 173, Norman 127, Wise 99, S. Lawson 53, Hopson 39. Steals Norman 98, Wise 65, S. Lawson 48, Hubbard 46, Harms 39. Team totals: Scoring Kish 95.9, Opponents 78.9. Field goal percentage Kish .500 (1,261-2,520), Opp. .469 (1,031-2,197). Three-point goals - Kish 115-306 (.376), Opp. 82-237 (.346). Free throw percentage - Kish .625 ( 531-849), Opp. .634 (479-756). Rebounding - Kish 41.2, Opp. 34.8. n.- f... .... -aawK evrvx t ' w 1 v I W' '- ,' f . - . kjr Kishwaukee ironman Brian Harms of Rochelle played in all 67 games during his two-year career for the Kougars. This season, he scored 16 ppg and led the club in rebounding to make first team All-Arrowhead Conference. (Chronicle photo by Mike Mailer) Quincy among super victors By The Associated Press A layup by Jason Gay with 17 seconds left boosted 13th-ranked Quincy into the Illinois Class AA boys basketball tournament, while top-ranked, unbeaten Peoria Manual and second-ranked East St. Louis Lincoln had an easier time in the supersectional playoffs. Quincy edged sixth-ranked Lockport 43-42 on Gay's layup Tuesday night. Maurice Hamilton had given Lockport a 42-41 lead on two free throws before hot-shooting Quincy went for the winning shot. In other games, Peoria Manual beat Rock Island 67-63 for its 31st straight victory, East St. Louis Lincoln downed Mount Vernon 35-26, Westchester St. Joseph topped Chicago Leo 77-65, Elgin downed East Aurora 71-66 in overtime, Rockford Boylan beat New Trier 64-52 and Oak Forest held off Evanston 62-60. After a time-out with 25 seconds NIU picks up pace at Citrus Golf Classic ORLANDO, Fla. - Although the Northern Illinois University men's golf team had some real individual improvement, it wasn't enough to move the Huskies any higher after the second round of the University of Central Florida Citrus Classic Tuesday. . Northern Illinois remained ninth in the 12-team field after the second 18-hole round of the three-day 54-hole tournament despite having shaved 14 strokes off of their team, total. The result came about because everyone else did some of the same improvement, especially in the case of Jacksonville University which broke away from an early tie with the host UCF Knights. Jacksonville boasts a 594 team total while Central Florida sits second at 598. The Huskies are ninth at 638 five strokes ahead of lOth-pIace Georgia State and three strokes behind eighth-place Notre Dame. Purdue's Lenny Hartlage owns the individual lead after having shot a one-under-par 71 on the 6.610-yard Tuscawilla Country Club Course for a two-day total of 142. The Boiler- maker standout had carded an even-par 71 during the first day of competition at the Orange Tree Country Club. Jacksonville's Bill Morland is second at 145. Tim Giger and Charlie Sloan pace NIU with idential 157 scorecards while Chad Behrends stands at 163 with Jeff Mory in at 165 and Derrick Strand adding a 166. left in the supersectional at Normal, Gay a senior who broke into the starting lineup after Christmas knew what to do. "I knew I'd have to take it to the basket and I like to be in pressure situations," he said. Larry Loethen led Quincy with 18 points. Hamilton topped Lockport, 27-3, with 15 points. Dave Mitidiero added 14. "Lockport allowed us to stay within reach and we took advantage of it," said Quincy Coach Jerry Leggett. "On Friday, a bunch of no-names will no longer be no-names." Quincy takes a 25-5 record against top-ranked Peoria Manual in Friday's state tournament quarterfinals. Manual outrebounded visiting Rock Island 43-24, led by all-state guard Curtis Stuckey's 13 rebounds. The 6-foot Stuckey also paced Manual in scoring with 28 points, accounting for 11 of his team's 13 points in the first quarter.

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