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Local roundup: Duchesses pile up six goals, overwhelm IVC

Ghost busters

Katherine Provo and Erika Taylor scored two goals apiece to lead Dixon to a 6-0 win over the IVC Grey Ghosts in a nonconference girls soccer match Saturday in Chillicothe.

The six goals were a season high for the Duchesses (5-6-2). Kirsten DeArvil and Caitlin Rozek also scored goals. DeArvil, Provo, Taylor and both Rozeks – Caitlin and Cristin – had assists.

Dixon goalkeeper Carly Hartle earned the shutout.

Prep softball

Amboy splits twin bill in Ottawa: The Clippers lost the first game 3-2, but bounced back for a 10-2 win in Game 2 in nonconference play at Ottawa Marquette.

Kaitlyn Liebing had four hits and drove in two runs to lead Amboy (12-7) to its win. Brooke Lovgren and Hannah McCoy each had two hits and two RBIs in the game, and Destinee Oenes got the win. Micaela McCoy had three hits and an RBI in Game 1.

Prep baseball

AFC 5, South Beloit 4: Troy Mairs fired a three-hitter and did not allow an earned run as the Raiders downed the Sobos in an NUIC East tilt at Ashton.

Mairs also provided the game-winning RBI with a double that plated Paul Rod and broke a 4-4 tie in the sixth. Teammate Tyler Shugars had a two-run double in a four-run first.

Amboy swept at Ottawa: The Clippers dropped a nonconference doubleheader at Ottawa Marquette, fallling 16-6 in five innings and then 11-5.

Amboy (11-15) led Game 2 4-1 after 4½ innings, but the Crusaders (18-7) scored six runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth. The Clippers’ Bailey Appleman had three hits, including a triple, and an RBI in the game. His teammate Aaron Hubbell had two hits and an RBI.

Boys track

Hartz wins triple jump at invite: Sterling’s Cornell Hartz won the triple jump and was part of two other top-three performances at the Northern Illinois Invitational on Friday in Machesney Park.

Hartz (42-1 1/2) and teammate Jacob Kirchhoff (41-3 1/4) went 1-2 in the triple jump. Hartz was also third in the long jump (21-0 1/2), and was a member of the Warriors’ third-place 1,600 relay (3:35.21).

Sterling’s Keanu Interone took third in the pole vault (11-6); Gaije Fowkes was fourth in the high jump (5-9), and Keaton Dir fourth in the 3,200 (10:04.67).

College baseball

Skyhawks win one, lose three over weekend: After being swept in a doubleheader, 9-2 and 3-1, Saturday in Des Plaines, Sauk split with Prairie State at home Sunday.

Matthew Liberty got the win for Sauk (17-21) in an 11-1 rout in Sunday’s Game 1. Casey McCallister supported him with three RBIs, and added another in a 6-4 loss in Game 2. Gilberto Ibarra took the loss in relief of the nightcap, as Prairie State broke up a 4-4 tie with two runs in the top of the seventh.

In Saturday’s opener, Oakton raced out to a 5-0 lead after one inning. Casey McCallister had three hits, including a double, to lead the Skyhawks. In Game 2, Jake Hillier had a pair of hits for Sauk.

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