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Comets, Panthers tie for title

Nick Rude was part of four wins and Newman swept all four relays as the Comets tied Erie-Prophetstown for the title at a boys quadrangular track meet Thursday in Erie.

Rude won the 100 (11.15) and 200 (22.60), and anchored wins in the the 400 (44.33) and 800 (1:33.08) relays. Newman won eight events in all, including the other relays, the 1,600 (3:40.62) and 3,200 (9:00.98).

Erie-Prophetstown won six events, four of them field events. Devin Johnson won the 400 (52.29) and long jump (22-7).

Sterlings win tri in Rochelle: The Golden Warriors won five individual events and three relays to score 75 points and bet the host Hubs (53) and the LaSalle-Peru Cavaliers (30).

Cornell Hartz won the 400 (53.92 seconds) and long jump (21 feet, 3 3/4 inches), and also ran on the 1,600 relay team (3:36.92). Ethan Rocha won the 800 (2:07.76) and ran in the 3,200 relay (9:19.31), and Andrew Garcia and Draque Penaflor-Heier ran on the 800 relay (1:36.670 and 1,600 relay.

Dakota Trancoso ran on the 1,600 and 3,200 relays, and Zach Alston (1,600, 4:51.69) and Gaije Fowkes (triple jump, 38-5) also won individual events for Sterling.

Girls track & field

Duchesses win own triangular: Lexy Duncan won the long jump and 200, and Dixon won three of the four relays on the way to topping Ottawa and IVC in Dixon.

Duncan leaped 16 feet, 2 inches to win the long jump, and won the 200 in a time of 26.79 seconds. The Duchesses won the 800 (1:53.94), 1,600 (4:44.4) and 3,200 (10:37.45) relays.

Sterling 128, Rochelle 20: The Golden Warriors easily won a meet that was originally scheduled as a five-team event in Rochelle, taking 11 individual events and all four relays.

Ashleigh Tira won three individual events for Sterling, taking the 200 (28.32 seconds), the 100 hurdles (17.30) and the 300 hurdles (52.35). Krista Loos also claimed three wins, taking the high jump (5 feet even) and joining Peyton Cater and Alexis Strong in both the 400 relay (53.72) and 800 relay (1:52.79). Strong also won the long jump (15-9).

Emily Crossley was on two relays, the 800 and 1,600 (4:30.02), while Rylee Kunde won the 800 (2:50.88) and ran in the 1,600 relay. Katleyn Everett was in both the 1,600 and 3,200 relays (12:17.23), and Jordan Totten took the shot put (26-8) and also ran in the 400 relay.

Panthers win Morrison Relays: Erie-Prophetstown won eight of the 11 relay events and also got a win from Paige Rus in the high jump (5 feet, 2 inches) to take top honors in Morrison, beating runner-up Oregon 141-134.

Corrie Reiley took part in four relay wins for the Panthers, while Courtney Cobert, Peyton Rus, Heather Strike and Mikayla Bolton all took part in three victories. Rachel Cobert, Kassi Henrekin, Breanna Jensen and Maddie Fringer were all double-winners, and Paige Rus also ran in a relay win.

The Hawks won three relays, and took second in six others. Devyn Absher, Cydney Long and Emylyn Wright were on two relay wins each, and Oregon got a shot put victory from Shannon Cullen (38-7) and a discus win from Alexi Shaw (101-2).

West Carroll had three third-place finishes in relays, and Morrison added a third place in the varsity 800 relay. Fulton’s Erin Wessels won the triple jump (34-10) and took third in the long jump (15-6).

Girls soccer

Geneseo 6, Dixon 0: With their top two goalkeepers injured, the Duchesses turned to freshman Kirsten DeArvil in net in Geneseo. The freshman battled in her first tour of duty in the net, but Dixon (0-1-2) fell. 

Streator 2, Sterling 0: The Warriors could not pick up a Northern Illinois Big 12 West win on the road.

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