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Hurley leads Sterling golfers

Ryan Hurley's 1-under-par 71 led the Sterling High School boys golf team to third place at the 17-team Geneseo Invitational on Saturday at Maple Bluff Golf Course in Geneseo.

The Golden Warriors had a team total of 307, behind just Pekin (299) and Bettendorf, Iowa (302).

Rounding out Sterling's counting scores were Zach Rehmert with 77, Lucas Campbell with 78 and Kyle Sinn with 81.

The medalist was Auburn's Camden Rock with a 2-under 70. He won a playoff against Rock Island's Alec Aunan.

Buck leads Hawks: Carson Buck carded a 5-over-par 76 to lead Oregon to second place in the seven-team Lena-Winslow Invitational at Wolf Hollow Golf Course.

Byron won the meet with score of 460, well ahead of the Hawks, who had 492. Rounding out the top five were Lena-Winslow (521), Lutheran (531) and Fulton (535).

Buck was backed by Taylor Brubaker (78), Mitchell Nehrkorn (80), Ben Gardner (81) and Justin Provo (92).

Matt Dail paced Fulton with a 78. The medalist was Byron's Dennis Reedy with a 69.

Cards take 15th: Koby Kuhnen's low score of 82 led the way for Erie, which placed 15th among 20 teams at the Monmouth-Roseville Invite at Gibson Woods Golf Course.

Erie's team total was 382. Quincy Notre Dame won with 296, seven less than Peoria Notre Dame.

The medalist was Quincy Notre Dame's Drew Eaton with an even-par 71.

Boys soccer

Dukes compete at Auburn: Dixon opened its season by posting an 0-2-1 record at the Rockford Auburn Invitational.

On Friday, Dixon and Rockford East played to a 0-0 tie. The game was called at halftime due to inclement weather.

On Saturday, the Dukes fell to Harlem 2-0 and to Jefferson 3-0.

Hawks place 7th: Oregon won its final two games to place seventh in its own tournament.

The Hawks fell to Monmouth-Rosevile 3-2 and Princeton 5-0 on Friday, then opened play on Saturday with a 3-1 loss to Rock Island. Oregon completed pool play with a 9-0 demolition of Riverdale, then picked up a 2-0 decision over North Boone in the seventh-place game.

Rock Island went 5-0, including a 4-1 victory against Princeton in the finals, to claim the championship.

Warriors finish second: Sterling advanced to the finals of the Barbs Cup in DeKalb, but dropped a 5-0 decision to the host squad. The Warriors are now 1-1-1.


Warriors win at UT: Sterling received a pair of firsts and a pair of seconds on its way to the team title at the United Township Invite in East Moline.

The Warriors amassed 10 team points, one more than Geneseo. UT had five, while Algonquin Jacobs had zero.

Erin Ansusinha finished first at No. 2 singles, as did the No. 1 doubles team of Grace Steinke and Allie Shank. Taking second were Maura Scanlan at No. 1 singles, as well as the No. 2 doubles team of Sarah Trobaugh and Anna Iverson.

Comets finish third: Paced by a championship from the No. 2 doubles team of Christina Long and Emily Long, Newman finished third in its own invite.

The Comets finished with 23 points, behind just Lutheran (27) and Princeton (24) in an 8-team field.

No. 2 singles player Anne Vits was second, while No. 5 player Mary Alice Oswalt placed fifth. The No. 1 doubles team of Chantal Ordean and Rachel Heiderscheit finished sixth.

Duchesses place second: Katie Hammitt went 3-0 at No. 2 singles to help Dixon finish second at the Freeport Invitational.

The Duchesses (3-2) squeaked past Belvidere North 4-3 and Freeport 4-3 before falling to Monroe, Wis., 5-2 in the final match.


Hawks second in Rockford: Oregon tested itself against some big schools and earned second place at the Rockford East/Jefferson Invite.

Oregon beat Jefferson 26-24, 25-23; Hampshire 25-20, 25-11; and Rochelle 25-21, 25-12; and split with Fenton 25-14, 22-25.

In the title game, the Hawks fell against Quincy Notre Dame 25-8, 25-14.

College cross country

Skyhawks run at Waubonsee: Aubree Johnson and Josh Green were the top finishers for the Sauk Valley Community College women's and men's cross country teams at the Skyway Invitational on Saturday in Sugar Grove.

Johnson finished with a time of 23 minutes, 1 second to place eighth in the women's race. Green was 35th in the men's race in 34:09.

SVCC did not field full squads in either race.

Saturday's stars

• Ryan Hurley, Sterling golf, 1-under-par 71

• Carson Buck, Oregon golf, 5-over 76

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