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Sterling girls bowl over Cavs

Dixon boys roll to win; top-ranked Annawan too much for Prophets

Published: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:10 a.m. CDT

Destinee Howard's 685 series led the Sterling girls bowling team to a 3,036-2,932 Northern Illinois Big 12 West win Wednesday at LaSalle-Peru.

Howard rolled a 264 opening game and followed with a 217 and 204. Teammate Magan Tintori had a 580 series with a high game of 227.

Sterling, which won all 10 team points, improved to 3-0 in the conference. It is tied atop the league with Dixon. The teams meet today at Plum Hollow in Dixon.

Boys bowling

Dixon 3,495, LaSalle-Peru 3,443: Joel Spangler rolled a 703 series as the Dukes won at LaSalle-Peru.

Spangler opened 228, then had a 233 and wrapped up his day with a 242. Brandon Hamburg was next with a 642 and was followed by Keenan Longan (583), Ryan Dixon (570), Lucas Bonnette (539) and Brandon Helfrich (458).

The Dukes earned six team points, while the Cavaliers had four. Tyler Zokol led LP with a 655 series.

Girls basketball

Annawan 62, Prophetstown 50: Celina VanHyfte poured in 34 points to lead the top-ranked Bravettes past the Prophets in Annawan.

The Bravettes, who placed third in Class 1A at state last season, got 26 points in the first half alone from VanHyfte, a senior Southern Illinois University recruit who surpassed 2,000 career points.

Prophetstown (7-2), which trailed 20-6 after one quarter and 40-22 at the half, got 10 points from Corrie Reiley and nine from Karlie Stafford.


AFC loses pair of duals: Demetri Lahman pinned Dakota's McPeek O'Dell for AFC's lone non-forfeit win in dual losses to Dakota (53-12) and Rockford Lutheran (67-6).

The Raiders' Cooper Stahl was awarded a forfeit win at 285 pounds against Dakota, while teammate Riley Stephens received a forfeit victory at 145 against Lutheran.

Wednesday's stars

Joel Spangler, Dixon boys bowling, 703 series

Destinee Howard, Sterling girls bowling, 685 series

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