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Girls roundup: Duchesses get first NIB-12 win

Warriors pick up conference win on road

The Dixon Duchesses scored early and often Tuesday, taking a four-goal lead less than 20 minutes into their NIB-12 West game against Streator and rolling to a 6-0 victory at home.

Lauren Chacon opened the scoring 2 minutes in, off an assist from Katie Provo. Provo then scored off a Cristin Rozek pass, and the rout was on.

Chacon scored two more goals in the next 15 minutes, on assists from Rozek and Kirsten DeArvil, and the Duchesses (7-3, 1-1) led 4-0 at halftime.

DeArvil set up Chacon for a fourth goal 10 minutes into the second half, then Caitlin Rozek scored on an assist from sister Cristin to close out the scoring.

Goalkeeper Carly Hartle saved five shots for her fourth shutout in five games.

Sterling 6, Ottawa 2: Kaitlyn Bauer scored twice, and the Golden Warriors rolled to a NIB-12 West win on the road.

Natalie Herrera scored a goal and dished three assists for Sterling (5-5-1, 1-1), while Fatima Gallardo, Rosa Sanchez, and Lena Weitz also scored goals. Candy Barrientos added an assist.

Girls track

Warriors win triangular: Paced by double-winner Ashleigh Tira, Sterling (89.5) topped Dixon (65.5) and Ottawa (28) in a triangular at Roscoes Eades Stadium.

Tira won the 100 hurdles (17.66 seconds) and 300 hurdles (50.66). Single-event winners included Morgan Zuidema in the high jump (4 feet, 10 inches), Jordan Totten in the shot put (32-1), Michaila Garcia in the discus (87-4), Sabrina Chamberlain in the 100 (13.81), Maggie McPhrson in the 800 (2:34.64) and Mercedes Sanchez in the 1,600 (5:37.88).

Sterling also won the 400 (55.05) and 3,200 (10:27.12) relays.

Leading the way for Dixon was Lexy Duncan, who won the long jump (16-7 1/2) and 200 (27.28). Megan Cooper cleared 7-6 to take the pole vault, while Brittani Sohn went 31-9 to win the triple jump.

The Duchesses also won the 800 (1:54.39) and 1,600 (4:29.29) relays.

Storm second at home: Lindsey Hoffert won a pair of events as Bureau Valley (134) took second to Annawan (180) in the seven-team Bureau Valley Invitational in Manlius.

Hoffert won the 200 (28.9) and the long jump (15-0 1/2).


Forreston-Polo 12, Durand 11, 8 inn.: Destiny Darmon's inside-the-park home run with two outs in the top of the eighth lifted the Cardinals past the Bulldogs in Durand.

Olivia Peterson rapped out four hits for Forreston-Polo (7-3), and Darmon added three.

Abby Peterson (5-1) got the win. She allowed 11 runs, but none were were earned as the Cardinals committed nine errors.

Tuesday's stars

Lauren Chacon, Dixon soccer, 4 goals

Destiny Darmon, Forr.-Polo softball, game-winning inside-the-park home run

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