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Duchesses roll to title

The Dixon girls soccer team won four games on Saturday to earn top honors in the Princeton Tournament.

The Duchesses opened with a 4-0 decision against Ottawa. Lauren Chacon had three goals, Katie Provo had two assists and a goal, and Kirsten DeArvil added an assist.

In a 2-0 win against Sterling, Chacon and Provo each had goals, and Caitlin Rozek added an assist.

The Duchesses then demolished LaSalle-Peru 8-0. Chacon and Olivia Sztochmal led the way with two goals apiece, and DeArvil added three assists.

In the final, Dixon topped Princeton 4-3 on penalty kicks. Carly Hartle didn't allow a regulation goal in four games on Saturday, and stopped two penalty kicks.

Girls track

Dixon 7th at Kaneland: Led by senior standout Lexy Duncan, Dixon placed seventh among 10 team at the Holmes Invitational at Kaneland High School.

The Duchesses finished with 51 points. Hononegah won with 144.25.

Duncan won the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 10 1/4 inches. She was also second in the 400 (1:01.78), and third in the 200 (27.26).

The 3,200 team of Kaitlyn Binkley, Katie Lawton, Carlie Sherman and Ally Stanchfield placed fourth in 10:31.14.

Fifth-place finishers included Binkley in the 800 (2:36.51), and Maggie Bushman in the triple jump (32-1 1/2).

Softball

Downers Grove South 10, Sterling 4: Emily McDonald went 2-for-4 with a home run for the Golden Warriors in a road loss to the Mustangs.

Gabby Sandoval and Lauren Fritz also had RBIs for Sterling. Lexi Staples took the loss, allowing 10 runs (eight earned), 12 hits, and four walks in six innings.

Erie-Prophetstown 11, Byron 6: Alicia Stout drove in three runs for the Panthers in a road win against the Tigers.

Kylie Ackerman and Savannah Metter each had two hits. Mettler was also the winning pitcher.

Saturday's stars

Carly Hartle, Dixon soccer, 4 shutouts

Lexy Duncan, Dixon, three top-3 finishes at Kaneland

Alicia Stout, E-P softball, 3 RBI

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