Dixon High School’s Ryan Dixon and Joel Spangler both came up short of advancing to the second day of competition at the IHSA State Bowling tournament, being held at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon.
Dixon finished 71st among 113 competitors with a six-game pinfall of 1,244. He had games of 184, 234 and 201 for a 619 morning series, then rolled 214, 179 and 232 for a 625 afternoon series.
Spangler opened with games of 190, 195 and 235 for a morning series of 620, then had games of 176, 159 and 225 for a 560 series in the afternoon. His total pinfall of 1,180 was good for 96th place.
Oregon 2,791, Byron 2,571: The Hawks rolled a second-game 1,043 to run away with an NIBC dual at Town & Country Lanes.
MacKenzie Tague bowled a 494 series, and recorded the high game for Oregon (13-2, 10-1) with a 189. Alyson Scheidecker added a 484 series, and Tayla Smith rolled a 481.
Jessica Camling paced the Tigers with a 481 series.
Polo 81, AFC 65: AJ Dollmeyer needed 13 points to reach 1,000 points for his career. The Polo senior finished with 28 points to lead the Marcos to a win in Ashton.
Brian Cavanaugh added 23 points, and Brad Cavanaugh had 19 points for the Marcos (19-3, 6-2 NUIC East). The teams combined to score 56 points in the third quarter.
AFC (7-13, 2-5) was led by Bret Gittleson, who had 20 points. Troy Mairs added 15 points.
Eastland 71, West Carroll 45: The Thunder could not keep pace with the Cougars in an NUIC West rivalry game in Lanark.
Dalton Shaner paced a balanced attack with 14 points for Eastland (15-2, 8-0). Eric Schaney had 13 points, Brighten Haverland had 11 points, and Marshall Fink added 10 points.
Travis Hartman and Devon Hartley each had 12 points for West Carroll (2-15, 0-7).
Morrison 55, Amboy 26: The Mustangs dominated the Clippers after a close first quarter to earn a Three Rivers North road win.
Hunter Hamstra scored 16 points for Morrison (10-13, 6-3), while Mason Sitzmore and Bill Greul both scored 11 points.
Damon Quest had eight points for Amboy (2-15, 0-6).
Fulton 67, Riverdale 45: The Steamers led 18-3 after one quarter and 31-7 by halftime, and coasted to a Three Rivers North win in Port Byron.
Matt Dail had 13 points and 14 rebounds for Fulton (16-5, 6-2), and Zach Barber also scored 13. Jason Osborn had nine points, and Seth Sanderson added seven points, 11 assists and four steals.
Cole Solomon paced the Rams (6-16, 2-6) with 16 points and 15 rebounds.
Bureau Valley 58, Erie 28: The Storm (15-7, 7-0) stayed atop the Three Rivers North standings with a lopsided victory over the Cardinals (1-20, 0-8) in Manlius.
Quad City Christian 54, Faith Christian 40: The Falcons struggled with the Quad City full-court press after halftime in a semifinal loss at the NICC tournament in Fulton.
The Falcons (3-9) led 26-15 at half, but were outscored 39-14 the rest of the way. Isaac Schuler had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Andrew Robertson added 10 points.
Erie 40, Newman 34: The Cardinals appeared to put a Three Rivers North win away in the third quarter, but had to fend off a furious Comet rally in the fourth to hold on in Erie.
The Cardinals outscored Newman 14-3 in the third quarter, and led 34-17 going into the final frame. Newman then outscored Erie 17-6 over the last 8 minutes.
Mary Alice Oswalt had 16 points, five rebounds and three steals for Newman (5-15, 4-7), while Aubree Schmitt chipped in six rebounds and five assists, and Kayci Howell added five boards and three steals.
Courtney Cobert had 15 points for Erie (18-8, 8-4), and Rachel Cobert added eight points and 10 rebounds.
AFC 56, Milledgeville 47: The Raiders led 38-20 after three quarters, then held on for an NUIC East road win despite the Missiles’ 27 fourth-quarter points.
Cassidy Koning and Alisyn Essex each scored 14 points for AFC (14-6, 7-3), with Koning grabbing seven rebounds and Essex six. Krista Beach had six points, 12 rebounds, three assists and three steals, Lauren Meurer had six points and nine boards, and Allison Prestegaard blocked nine shots to go with six rebounds.
Morgan Adolph scored 11 of her game-high 22 points in the final period for Milledgeville (6-17, 2-8). Taylor Grenoble and Courtney Swalve scored six points apiece.
Durand 46, Polo 24: The Marcos were outscored 21-2 in the first half in a NUIC East loss at home.
KeeLey Meyer led Polo (1-19, 2-7) with 12 points.
Panthers win 3 duals: Erie-Prophetstown held a makeup dual with Amboy, and then competed in a double dual with AFC and West Carroll in Erie.
The Panthers won all three meets. They defeated Amboy 59-10, on the back of receiving seven forfeits. Grady Todd (132 pounds), Josh Wheeler (138), Jared Cole (145), and Duke Carber (160) won contested matches for the Panthers.
Amboy’s Jason Bontz beat Dylan Binion 8-4 in a feature bout at 152 pounds. Colin Doege (126) and Ryan Leffelman (170) also had contested-match wins for the Clippers.
The Panthers beat AFC 72-3, and West Carroll 48-27.
AFC edged West Carroll 42-30 in the other dual. AFC’s Jake Chapman (160), Brendyn Williams (170), and Brian Dewey (195) won contested matches for AFC. Jacob Casey (120) had the lone contested win for West Carroll in the dual.
AJ Dollmeyer, Polo basketball, 28 points, reached 1,000 points for career
Brian Cavanaugh, Polo basketball, 23 points
Morgan Adolph, Milledgeville basketball, 22 points
Bret Gittleson, AFC basketball, 20 points
Isaac Schuler, Faith basketball, 18 points, 11 rebounds