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Prep Roundup: New conference closer to forming

Published: Monday, April 14, 2014 10:39 p.m. CDT

Marengo’s school board voted unanimously Monday night to leave the Big Northern Conference and join the new Kishwaukee River Conference in 2016.

Burlington Central, Woodstock, and Woodstock North have committed to join the conference.

The four schools met, along with Harvard, met Friday about the matter.

The schools have to give the BNC two years’ notice to leave but, if the BNC votes unanimously to allow them to leave early, the KRC could begin play in the fall of 2015.

While there is no item on the agenda at Wednesday’s Harvard school board meeting, Marengo superintendent Dan Bertrand said that Harvard will discuss the matter then.

Since it is not on the agenda, Harvard cannot vote on the matter.

Genoa-Kingston, Johnsburg and Richmond-Burton, also current members of the BNC East that have been involved in discussion of the new conference, were not at Friday’s meeting.

GIRLS SOCCER

St. Charles East 3, Glenbard North 0: At Carol Stream, Darcy Cunningham scored a goal and two assists for East (5-1-2). In a match reminiscent of the conditions at the 2013 season opener at Fremd, the Saints navigated heavy snow to earn the nonconference victory.

“Last year probably wasn’t as bad as this one, actually,” Saints coach Paul Jennison said. “It started out from just being cold to, after about 15 minutes, being a snowstorm. I’m sure the girls will remember this one for quite a long time.”

Mallory Mollenhauer and Amanda Hilton also scored for East.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Wheaton North 2, St. Charles East 1 (23-25, 25-16, 28-26): At Wheaton, East fell to 8-5 despite solid efforts from Luke Spicer (19 kills), Jake Lauger (19 assists) and Joe Leaman (12 digs).

“Toward the end there, it was just a battle point for point,” East coach Kate McCullagh said.

• Shaw Media’s Jeff Arnold contributed to this report.

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