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Comets win at YMCA

Sterling downs Byron; Dixon bowling wins on road

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 12:33 a.m. CST

The Sterling Golden Warriors boys swim team showed its depth in a 116-67 win over Byron on Tuesday at the Duis Center.

While team leaders like Blake Ruiz, Sam Wike and Keaton Dir won multiple events, the Warriors also got nice showings from the likes of Brandon Pillars and Lucas Campbell.

Pillars won the 500 freestyle in 6 minutes, 00.33 seconds. He also teamed with Nick McGuire, Andrew Gray and Campbell to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:42.35.

Pillars and Campbell joined Wike and Dir on the winning 400 relay (3:39.37). Campbell also won the 100 freestyle in 53.69.

Ruiz won the 200 free (2:03.89) and the 100 breastroke (1:08.19), and Dir won the 100 butterfly (54.77) and the 50 free (22.68). Cade Coursey won the diving competition with a score of 179.25.

Newman 83, Morrison 78: The Comets won the first meet ever conducted at the YMCA in Sterling.

Warrren Melton was part of four event wins. He took the 200 freestyle (1:51.16) and the 100 backstroke (57.88). He was also on the winning 200 relay team (1:47.00) with Robbie Hicks, Todd Nelson and Aidan Bollman. The same team won the 400 relay in 3:53.53.

Hicks also won the 50 (25.56), Nelson won the 100 breaststroke (1:14.94), and Bollman won the 100 freestyle (58.94).

Brian Slater had good day for Morrison, as he won the 200 IM (2:33.46) and the 100 butterfly (1:05.47). He was also on the winning 200 medley relay (2:05.88) with Kasey Hodge, Sam Norman and Austin Wikoff.

Girls bowling

Dixon 3,187, Sycamore 3,069: The Duchesses swept all 10 NIB-12 West team points at Four Seasons Lanes in Sycamore.

Margaret Thomas led the way with 631 series, including games of 226 and 246. Katlyn Bay added 557, and Jenna Longan had a 528.

Sycamore's Alexis Kolberg bowled a 587.

United Township 2,678, Sterling 2,521: The Golden Warriors (5-5) won one of three games in a nonconference match in East Moline.

Destinee Howard had a 599 series, and Magan Tintori had a 549. Freshman Paige Bauser broke 500 for the first time with a 537.

Josie Hartman led United Township with a 630.

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