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Girls roundup: Four silvers make gold for Sterling tennis

Newman second at invite in Rochelle

The Sterling girls tennis team took silver in all four divisions and turned it into overall gold, claiming the team title Saturday at the LaSalle-Peru Invitational.

Sterling’s 16 points beat out the host Cavaliers (13 points). Maura Scanlan (No. 1 singles) and the No. 2 doubles duo of Charish O’Neil and Katie Schauff both lost title matches to Princeton, while Erin Ansusinha (No. 2 singles) and the No. 1 doubles team of Grace Steinke and Allie Shank lost championship matches to LP.

Dixon placed fourth with nine points, two short of third-place Princeton. The Duchesses got third-place finishes at No. 1 doubles (Hayley Kent, Jessica VanOosten), No. 2 doubles (Maribeth Johnson, Stephanie Tressel) and No. 2 singles (Katie Hammitt).

Kent and VanOosten almost made it into the finals, falling in a 13-11 third-set tiebreaker to LaSalle-Peru. They beat United Township 6-1, 6-1 for third place.

Newman 2nd in Rochelle: Behind a pair of runner-up finishes and two more thirds, the Comets scored 16 points for a runner-up finish to Kaneland (25) at the Lady Hub Invitational.

Mary Alice Oswalt (No. 1 singles) and Rachel Heiderscheit and Chantel Ordean (No. 2 doubles) lost championship matches, while Anne Vits (No. 2 singles) and Christina and Emily Long (No. 1 doubles) won third-place matches.

Girls golf

Sterling 15th in Freeport: The Golden Warriors shot a 523 in the 16-team Lady Pretz Invite at Park Hills West.

Michala Smith’s 112 led Sterling. Crystal Lake Central had six of the top 10 golfers, including winner Lexi Harkins (77) to win the team title with 327.

Girls swimming

Sterling 6th at Freeport: Charli Wike had a first and a second, and Morrison’s Michaela Busch also won an event at the eight-team Freeport Invitational.

Wike won the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.36, and took second in the 200 IM (2:18.59). Wike also swam on the runner-up 200 freestyle relay team (2:04.13), along with Jordan Totten, Erin McCawley and Emily McDonald. The Warriors scored 178 points, well behind winner Freeport (460) and runner-up Byron (272).

Busch won the 50 freestyle in 26.74 seconds, as the Fillies finished with 72 points.

Newman was eighth with 65 points. The Comets’ best finish came from the 200 freestyle relay team of Kyle Lehrke, Carly Schaab, Linnea Larson and Alena Jensen, fifth in 2:02.04.

Dixon High School students Kaylyn and Kaylee Rice contributed to three top-four finishes for Byron. They both swam on the third-place 200 medley relay team (2:04.19), while Kaylyn and fellow Dixonite Alissa Helfrich were on the third-place 200 freestyle relay (1:52.03).

Kaylee added a fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.67).


Milledgeville wins Polo Invite: The Missiles lost just one set in four matches en route to the title at Polo.

Milledgeville beat River Ridge, East Dubuque and Durand, and split two sets with West Carroll. Kayleigh Leddy and Hailey McAuliffe were all-tournament selections.

The Thunder tied for fourth place, winning five out of eight sets. West Carroll beat Polo and Paw Paw and lost to East Dubuque in addition to the split with Milledgeville.

Rachel Badtke and Abby Maike were named to the all-tournament team.

Polo won two sets, beating Paw Paw 25-16, 25-23. The Marcos lost to River Ridge, East Dubuque and West Carroll.

Polo’s Alli Reeder was an all-tournament selection with five aces, while Carly Hinrichs paced the Marcos with seven kills. Jozi Grobe stuffed seven blocks, and Lana Scholl added four kills and four aces.

Oregon second at Harvard Tournament: After losing to Antioch 22-25, 27-25, 15-6 in their first match, the Hawks won their next four to take second at the Harvard Tournament.

The only other Oregon (18-5-1) match that went three sets was a 25-23, 15-25, 15-12 thriller against Genoa-Kingston.

Oregon’s Delaney Mahoney amassed 81 assists over the five games, while Emy Wright and Whitney Long added 25 and 20 kills, respectively. Jordan Wilken had 31 digs for the Hawks.

Saturday’s stars

Charli Wike, Sterling swimming, 1 win, 2 runner-up finishes at Freeport
Delaney Mahoney, Oregon volleyball, 81 assists in Harvard Tournament

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