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Sauk swept at home

Clipper track teams both win big in Amboy

The Sauk Valley Skyhawks dropped both games at home against Elgin, by tallies of 10-1 and 14-2 in a doubleheader Thursday.

Nathan Sharpshair picked up the loss for Sauk Valley in the first game. He pitched a complete game, giving up 10 runs on 13 hits, all runs being earned. 

Drake Maltry picked up the loss in the second game, lasting only one-third of an inning, giving up six earned runs on six hits. Oscar Castro had two hits, and drove in a run for the Skyhawks, and Joey Sullivan drove in the other run for Sauk.


Sauk fifth at Freeport: The Skyhawks were a man short and were unable to put forth a team score as a result. Evan Eissens took fifth place with a 77, after double bogeying his first and last holes. 

Josh Bausman won the medalist honors for the team champs, Blackhawk, after shooting a 2-under par round of 70. 

Patrick Petrosky and Cody Tiesman shot an 88 and 91 for the Skyhawks respectively.


Streator 4, Dixon 1: The Dukes had a rough outing in Streator, as they claimed only one match victory. The No. 3 doubles team composed of Andy Clark and Brandon Helfrich defeated Isaac Missel and Camden Dodge 6-3, 6-2. 

The No. 1 doubles match lasted a whole 3 hours, as Scott Heath and Keenan Longan of Dixon fell to Tyler McKinnie and Steven Lawless 7-5, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3.

Galesburg 6, Newman 3: Elliott Frankfother won at No. 5 singles and teamed with Tucker Shoemaker to win at No. 3 doubles, but the Comets lost a dual in Galenburg.

Newman’s other win came from Connor Knack at No. 4 singles.

Boys Track

Amboy 114, AFC 18: The Clippers ran away from the Raiders in a dual meet in Amboy. 

Riley Stevens won a pair of events for AFC, taking the crown in the long jump by jumping 18-7. He also won the 400 meter dash, running a time of 54.78. Mike Finn also won the 100 meter dash for the Raiders, posting a 12.09. 

Koty Conderman and Liam Ohlendorf won multiple events for the Clippers. Conderman took home the 200 meter dash and 300 hurdles, running 25.44 and 47.96, respectively. Ohlendorf took the crown in the the high jump, leaping over 5-04, and the 110 hurdles, posting a time of 17.78. 

Girls Track

Hawks fifth in Ottawa: Oregon used a strong throwing performance to get fifth place out of eight teams in Ottawa with a score of 133.5 points at an ABC-style meet.

The Hawks won five out of the six throwing events. Shannon Cullen won the A flight in both the shot and discus, throwing 35 feet and 97-11 respectively. Carly Stephens won both B flights with throws of 88-11 feet in the discus, and 31-6 1/2 in the shot put. Karissa Cobin won the C flight in the shot put, tossing a 35-2. 

Sarah Harris also won a running event for Oregon, as she ran a 14.1 in the C flight of the 100 meter dash to seal the victory. 

Amboy wins own invitational: Amboy scored 132 points and won handily at home. Polo-Forreston (81) took second, Ashton-Franklin Center (7) finished third and DePue (1) took fourth in the four-team field.

Amboy won 13 events en route to its win, including a 3,200-meter run win from Jennifer Popovich. Teammate Kassi Kaufman won the 100 high hurdles in 19.28.

The Marcos won the shot put, as Ellie Lenkatis threw a distance of 26 feet, 2 inches, while the Marcos won the 1,600 relay and Justine Gorzny took the 300 low hurdles.

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