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Duchesses shut out Tigers on soccer pitch

Dixon's Lauren Chacon prepares to take a shot during Tuesday's match against Princeton at A.C. Bowers Field. Chacon scored the first of her two goals on the play, as Dixon won 4-0.
Dixon's Lauren Chacon prepares to take a shot during Tuesday's match against Princeton at A.C. Bowers Field. Chacon scored the first of her two goals on the play, as Dixon won 4-0.

The Dixon Duchesses picked up their first win of the season on the soccer pitch Tuesday, blanking Princeton 4-0 behind a pair of goals from Lauren Chacon.

Chacon scored 15 minutes into the game, then added her second goal 10 minutes after halftime. Olivia Sztochmal and Katie Provo added insurance goals, with Sztochmal's coming 28 minutes into the second half, and Provo's 5 minutes later.

Provo added an assist, and Kirsten DeArvil dished two assists while playing a strong game at sweeper for the Duchesses (1-2). DeArvil and goalkeeper Carly Hartle (5 saves) were the main reason the Tigresses couldn't score.

Sterling 2, Rochelle 0: An own goal and Natalie Herrera's one-on-one score led the Golden Warriors to a NIB-12 crossover victory at Roscoe Eades Stadium.

Rosa Sanchez's cross into the penalty box was knocked in by a Rochelle defender to open the scoring, giving Sterling (2-2) a 1-0 halftime lead. Herrera's goal after the break put away the win.

Boys tennis

Newman 5, Jefferson 0: The Comets swept away the J-Hawks at Centennial Park, dropping just two games in doubles play.

Drew Burger and Noah Leffelman won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles, and Andrew Schmitt and Brady Reuter matched that score at No. 3 doubles to lead Newman (3-3).

DeKalb 4, Dixon 1: The Dukes (1-3) dropped their NIB-12 opener, with Sam Bratt providing the lone point. He beat Owen Smith 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

LaSalle-Peru 4, Sterling 1: Lane Martells won the Warriors' lone match in a NIB-12 loss at home.

Martells won the No. 2 singles match 6-2, 6-0. Sterling's No. 1 doubles team of Dustin Stoudt and Zak Khan fought hard, but lost 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

Boys track & field

Steamers win in Milledgeville: Fulton won nine individual events and a pair of relays to eke out a 166-164 win over Polo-Forreston at a six-team meet at Floyd Daub Field.

Milledegville-Eastland took third with 67 points, while Morrison was fifth (16) and AFC sixth (14).

Bryce Holesinger led the charge for the Steamers, winning the 110 hurdles (15.27 seconds), the 300 hurdles (41.58) and the long jump (19 feet, 6 1/2 inches), and teaming with Rodney Gossard, Jason Osborn and Devin Kuehl to take the 800 relay (1:34.90).

Osborn added a win in the 100 (11.60), Gossard won the 200 (24.00), and Hobs Winter took first in both the 3,200 (10:53.11) and the 1,600 (5:03.14). Austin Regenwether won the shot put (40-10 1/2), then joined Gossard, Osborn and Shawn Hintz to win the 400 relay (46.13).

Brian Cavanaugh led the Marcos with wins in the triple jump (40-3 1/2) and 400 (55.49), while Brad Cavanaugh won the high jump (6-0). Polo-Forreston also won the 3,200 relay (9:37.22) and 1,600 relay (3:49.94).

The Missiles got runner-up finishes from Cooper Pauley in the 3,200 (10:54.63) and 1,600 (5:09.69), and Joe Gennaro in the 300 hurdles (46.25). Gennaro added thirds in the long jump (18-0 1/2), high jump (5-4) and 110 hurdles (17.46).

Morrison's best finish was second in the 400 relay (47.53), with the team of Eric Kull, Emmit Shepard, Lucas Peppers and Ryan Mayberry.

The Raiders got a runner-up finish from Riley Stephens in the 400 (56.56), and a third from Glen Mundell in the 800 (2:19).

Girls track & field

Clippers roll at Forreston: Megan Grady and Katelynn Pankhurst each won two events as Amboy amassed 116 points to take top honors in a six-team meet at Forreston.

Rounding out the field were Lena-Winslow (97), Byron (90), Stockton-Warren (77), Polo-Forreston (73) and Pearl City (68).

Grady won the 800 (2:38.37) and 1,600 (5:52.52), while Pankhurst won the 100 (13.83) and 200 (28.65). Also for Amboy, Erin Hosto won the 3,200 (13:24.38).

For Polo-Forreston, Naeva Groenewold went 13-9 1/2 to win the triple jump.

Dixon wins in Rock Falls: The Duchesses claimed first place at a five-team track meet in Rock Falls with a score of 188 points. The Rockets took second, scoring 119-points, and the Fulton Steamers came in fifth with 44 points. Sherrard and Kewanee placed third and fourth, respectively. 

Maggie Bushman and Katie Binkley finished 1-2 in the 800 with times of 2:41.39 and 2:43.56 for Dixon. Hailey Houck also took home the 300 hurdles with a time of 53.07. Additionally, Dixon also won the 1600-meter relay with a time of 4:27.33. That relay team consisted of Kirsten Pitman, Mekenzie Harden, Bushman and Houck. Bushman also won the triple jump. 

Makaley Velasquez ran away with the mile for the Rockets with a time of 5:42.24. Emma Miller won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.41. 

Rock Falls also won two relay events, claiming the 400 and 3,200. The 400 team consisted of Sydney Arickx, Michaela Busch, Dallas Clevenger, and Ellie McKee, who ran a 53.24.

The 3,200 team of Katie Anderson, Bailee Smith, Clevenger and Velasquez combined for a time of 10:59.55. Busch also won the high jump, jumping 5-0. Miraeya Arelleno threw the shot put 34-8 1/2 to win that event. 

Jordan Price won the 3,200 for Fulton with a time of 12:18.54, and teammate Emma Jacobs threw the discus 91-10 to win that event. Breanna Eissens also took second in the 300-meter hurdles for Fulton, with a time of 54.77. 

Tuesday's stars

Lauren Chacon, Dixon soccer, 2 goals

Bryce Holesinger, Fulton track, 3 individual wins, 1 relay win

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