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SVCC sweeps BHC

The Sauk Valley Community College softball team rapped out 31 hits in posting a doubleheader sweep of Black Hawk on Monday in Moline.

In the opener, Kaiti Mathey and Therese Jender each had two hits in a 2-1 win. Kiara Kaleel (11-3) was dominant in the circle, allowing one earned run and three hits.

The Skyhawks (24-10-1, 10-6) didn’t have to sweat out the second game, as they rolled to a 16-3 win in five innings. Morgan Ammon had three hits, including a double, and drove in five runs to pace a 22-hit attack.

Jender knocked in three runs, while Kelsey Hagen and Sam St. George added two each.

Riverdale 8, Amboy 2: Kaitlyn Appleman homered, doubled and drove in one run for the Clippers in a loss to the Rams in Port Byron.

Sadie Mosher tossed a four-hitter for Riverdale. She and Sydney Mericle each clubbed home runs.

Milledgeville 16, Forreston-Polo 0: Morgan Adolph tossed a two-hitter, Courtney Swalve had four hits and three RBIs, and the Missiles took advantage of nine Cardinal errors from the fifth inning on in an NUIC East win in Polo.

Adolph struck out eight and walked five in a complete game. Swalve homered, Ally Bush added two hits and three RBIs, and Kayleigh Leddy and Kelsey Hayen each drove in two runs.

Ashley Long struck out six and walked one in seven innings for Forreston-Polo.

AFC 16, Hinckley-Big Rock 3, 5 inn.: Hope Friday drove in three runs, while Alyx Miller, Kayla Colwell and Sarah Matson had two apiece as the Raiders routed the Royals in Hinckley.

Cassidy Koning got the win, allowing three runs, five hits and four walks in five innings. She struck out nine.

Track & field

Sterling 90, Rock Falls 56: The Golden Warriors and Rockets each won half of the 18 events at a dual meet at Roscoe Eades Stadium, with the Warriors prevailing thanks to second- and third-place finishes.

Sterling won five of the six field events, led by the Zuidema sisters: Morgan won the high jump (4 feet, 10 inches) and Lauren won the pole vault (10-3). Ashleigh Tira (100, 17.61 seconds) and Breann Grell (300, 55.45) swept the hurdles races for the Warriors, who also got a win from Katelyn Everett in the 400 (1:06.77), and took the 1,600 relay (4:18.38).

Shasta Day led Rock Falls with a pair of wins, in the 100 (13.20) and 200 (27.91).The Rockets swept the distance races, with Makaley Velazquez winning the 800 (2:34.01), Paige Davis taking the 1,600 (6:05.58), and Morgan Folgers winning the 3,200 (16:56.67), and also won three of the four relays. Mireya Arellano took first in the shot put (33-11) and second in the discus. 

Marcos win Dittmar: Mykil Baker swept the throws, and Polo-Forreston won three of the four relays to take top honors at the Dittmar Classic in Milledgeville.

Baker won the shot put (33 feet, 5 inches) and discus (106-6), while Kailee Fiorello added a victory in the 800 (2:57.26). The Marcos also won the 800 (2:05.48), 1,600 (4:35.74) and 3,200 (12:17.17) relays, finishing with 92 team points to top runner-up Stockton-Warren by 20.

Milledgeville-Eastland scored 52 points for third. Miranda Grisham won the 100 (13.65 seconds), Peyton Sturtevant won the 300 hurdles (50.42), and also ran legs in the 400 relay (56.25). Kim Johnson added a victory in the 100 hurdles (16.73).

Morrison finished fourth with 36 points. Lakin Goodman won both the 200 (28.83) and the high jump (4-6), while Brandi Hosford took the triple jump (31-7) and Madison Howard won the 1,600 (6:36.23).

Oregon competes in Byron: Shannon Cullen won the shot put (37 feet, 7 inches) and discus (103-4 1/2) to lead the Hawks in a quadrangular at Byron. No team scores were kept.

Sarah Lauer added a win in the triple jump (33-11 1/2) for Oregon, which also took the 400 (52.27 seconds) and 800 (1:51.88) relays.

Storm third at home: Bureau Valley finished with 54.5 points, ahead of West Carroll (54) and behind Kaneland (104) and Cambridge (58.5) in Manlius.

Earning wins for the Storm were Regan Weidner in the 3,200 (12:51.88), Lindsey Hoffert in the 400 (1:04.08) and Krista Naatgeboren in the pole vault (6-0).

For West Carroll, champs were Kaylee Vos in the high jump (5-0) and Aryelle Rabuck in the discus (97-1).

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