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Prep roundup: Duchesses go postal, beat Mendota

Turns out, if you hit the post enough, eventually it will help you out. Just ask the Dixon soccer team.

The Duchesses (4-5-1) hit the post repeatedly during the first half of a 2-1 nonconference victory over Mendota at A.C. Bowers Field. But the game was deadlocked at 1 at halftime.

Katie Provo scored midway through the first half, and the Trojans drew even with about 4 minutes left before the break.

The Duchesses found the iron kind 15 minutes into the second half. Provo beat two defenders and put a shot off the post, and senior defenseman Shelby Cruse was on the spot to convert the rebound.

Carly Hartle made five saves for Dixon.

Girls track

Marcos third in Lena: Polo-Forreston won three events as a team, led by Mykil Baker’s individual wins in the shot put and discus, to take third at the Le-Win Jamboree.

The Marcos’ 78 points were behind winner Byron (124) and runner-up Le-Win (98). Baker topped the field in the shot (34 feet, 7 inches) and discus (93-6), leading Polo-Forreston’s three throwers to a total distance of 85-10 in the shot (Baker, Kenzie Heinz, Chandler Shipman) and 288-7 in the discus (Baker, Heinz, M.J. Griffith).

Polo-Forreston also took the high jump with a total height of 13-0 between jumpers Peyton Taylor, Courtney Wolf and Serenity Stapleton.

College tennis

Sauk out at Region IV tourney: The Skyhawks won two play-in matches, but did not advance past the first round at the Region IV tournament at Moraine Valley.

Seventh-seeded P.J. Ginn won 7-5, 6-2 in play-in match at No. 2 singles before falling 6-4, 6-0 in the first round. Seventh-seeded Granit Tefiku won 6-1, 6-0 in a play-in match at No. 3 singles, then lost 6-4, 4-6, 10-4 in the first round.

Sixth-seeded Ryan Downing also pushed his first-round match at No. 2 singles to a third-set tiebreaker, falling 2-6, 6-1, 10-8.

Caleb Bradley, Gavin Jensen and Jovan Henderson also lost first-round singles matches. Tefiku and Jensen (No. 2) and Henderson and Downing (No. 3) lost first-round doubles matches. Ginn and Bradley lost their play-in match as the No. 10 seed at No. 1 doubles.

Friday’s stars

Mykil Baker, Polo-Forreston track, won shot put & discus at Le-Win

Katie Provo, Dixon girls soccer, goal, assist

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