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Dir leads Warriors to third

Senior first double-winner for Sterling at Jefferson since at 2007

Senior Keaton Dir became the first Golden Warrior to win two individual events at the Jefferson Invite since at least 2007, and Sterling's 156 points finished behind only DeKalb (267) and Cary-Grove (205) at the 16-team meet Saturday in Rockford.

Dir won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:48.28, and took the 500 free in 5:02.35. Teammate Cade Coursey added a third-place finish in the 1-meter diving competition (341.10 points).

Newman placed 10th in the meet with 37 points. Senior Warren Melton led the way with a runner-up finish to Dir in the 200 free (1:48.40), and took third in the 100 butterfly (55.64 seconds).

Girls bowling

Sterling 4th at Galesburg:
Led by Magan Tintori's third-place finish individually, the Golden Warriors placed fourth at the Galesburg Invite at Northgate Lanes.

Tintori's six-game series total of 1,193 was highlighted by a 232 game. Destinee Howard added an 1,123 series, with a 214 high game. Paige Bauser (859 series), Erin Tabor (7897) and Athziri Quintero (713) also bowled for Sterling.

Sterling finished with a total pinfall of 4,677. Rock Island won the tournament, with United Township taking second and Moline placing third.


Sterling 14th at Batavia:
Bryant Lilly's third-place finish was the lone top-5 for the Golden Warriors at the Batavia Invite.

Nick Terronez (152) and Cariel Beasley (285) added sixth-place finishes for Sterling, which scored 41 points. McHenry won the 18-team tournament with 182 points.

Dixon 17th at Geneseo: Kylian Lally was the Dukes' lone placer in the top six, taking third at 145 pounds in the 21-team Geneseo Invite.

Dixon scored 28 points to place 17th. Bettendorf (Iowa) won the team title with 231.5 points.

Rockets wrestle in Quincy: Rock Falls had three wrestlers finish in the top six at the Quincy Invite.

Lucas Newburgh finished fifth at 182 pounds, while Jevon Hey (113) and Francisco Arellano (195) took sixth.

Clippers 3rd, AFC 10th in Amboy: Led by one runner-up and four third-place finishers, Amboy took third at its own invitational.

Ryan Leffelman's second place at 170 pounds paced the Clippers, while Collin Doege (126), Caleb Morris (132), Christopher Jones (145) and Jason Bontz (152) all placed third. Amboy scored 117.5 points, while winner Simeon claimed six titles and four seconds among its 251 points.

Payton Hilliker's runner-up finish at 138 pounds was the lone top-3 place for the Raiders, who scored 75 points.

Polo 7th, Fulton 9th at Kewanee: The Marcos had two champions and two third-place finishers at the 12-team Kewanee Invite, while the Steamers claimed a pair of runners-up.

Ethan Cain took the 160-pound title, and Juan Dominguez won the 220-pound bracket for Polo, which scored 120.5 points. Jeff Kimpel (182) and Jacob Cain (195) both took third.

Fulton scored 90 points as a team, led by second-place finishes from Cole Grant at 132 and Zack Jenkins at 195.

IVC won the team title with 171.5 points, as five Grey Ghosts took titles.

Oregon sweeps at home: The Hawks won three duals in a quadrangular at the Blackhawk Center, beating Princeton 48-19, Lutheran 40-30, and Riverdale 43-18.

A pair of Hawks won three contested matches on the day. Corey Grady won three pins at 138 pounds, and Jake Diehl stuck all three of his opponents at 182.

Double-winners for Oregon were Dominic Marchetti (145), Tyler Staley (152), Garrett Rude (160) and Travis Burke (220). Staley, Rude and Burke were unbeaten, as each received a forfeit. Heavyweight Michael Stevens also went undefeated, winning by pin, forfeit and injury default.

Thunder lose twice: West Carroll lost a pair of NUIC West duals, falling 64-12 to Dakota and 49-24 to Lena-Winslow.

Heavyweight Brandon Anderson was the lone double-winner for the Thunder, pinning both of his opponents. Jacob Carey (182) added a pin against Dakota, while Paawan Dandona (113) and Jeff Casey (126) had pins against Le-Win.

Jacob Casey (120) and Devon Saunders (160) won decisions against the Panthers.

Saturday's stars

Keaton Dir, Sterling swimming, won 200 free & 500 free at Jefferson Invite

Magan Tintori, Sterling bowling, 3rd individually at Galesburg Invite

Ethan Cain & Juan Dominguez, Polo wrestling, won titles at Kewanee Invite

Corey Grady & Jake Diehl, Oregon wrestling, 3 wins each

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