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Duchesses take second at home

Panther boys, girls track win own invitational in Erie

The Dixon Duchesses finished second in their own five-team invite Friday night, scoring 117 points to take the runner-up spot behind Moline (152 points) at A.C. Bowers Field.

The Duchesses won two field events and three varsity races in the relay-only meet, led by triple-winners Lexy Duncan, Brittani Sohn, Maggie Bushman and Shannon Lahey.

Duncan, Sohn and Lahey joined Jayda Haime to win the varsity 800 relay (1:53.80), while Duncan, Lahey and Bushman teamed with Kirsten Pitman to take the varsity 1,600 relay (4:13.59). Lahey, Sohn and Duncan won the long jump relay (45-1 1/4), and Sohn, Bushman and Katie Dewey won the triple jump relay (95-5 1/2)

Dixon swept the 3,200 relays. The varsity squad of Katie Binkley, Bushman, Katie Pitman and Kirsten Pitman won in 10:10.45, while the fresh-soph quartet of Katie Lawton, Carlie Sherman, Ally Stanchfield and Mekenzie Harden won in 10:47.20.

Ottawa (56 points), United Township (48) and Rochelle (45) rounded out the field.

Panthers take Erie title: Erie-Prophetstown won eight individual events and all four relays to win the championship at the Ed Schmidt Invite.

Courtney and Rachel Cobert each won one individual event and took part in three winning relays. Courtney won the 100 (13.40 seconds), Rachel won the triple jump (34 feet, 5 inches), and the both ran on the 400 relay (52.23) with Courtney Kruthoff and Heather Strike; the 800 relay (1:49.60) with Strike and Aly Wetzell; and the 1,600 relay (4:14.34) with Strike and Brooke Remley.

Remley, Corrie Reiley, Kassi Henrekin and Breanna Jensen won the 3,200 relay (10:38.92), and Jensen added a win in the 400 (1:05.80).

The Panthers finished with 230 points, well ahead of runner-up Kewanee (110). West Carroll was third (89), Morrison took fourth (64) and Fulton finished fifth (28).

Winners for the Fillies were Kassidee Church in the 100 hurdles (17.26), Lakin Goodman in the high jump (5-2), and Brandi Hosford in the long jump (15-2 3/4).

Fulton got wins from Jordan Price in the 800 (2:29.58) and Emma Jacobs in the discus (103-6).

Boys track

Panthers win own invite:
Erie-Prophetstown scored 208 points to claim victory at the Ed Schmidt Invite in Erie.

Chris Bauer won two individual events and took part in two winning relays for the Panthers. He won the 100 (11.32 seconds) and 200 (23.11), and also ran on the 400 relay (44.22) with Jack Bauer, Dvaree Thompson and Grant Ames, and the 800 relay with Ames, Thompson and Kyle Pannier.

Ames also won the high jump (5 feet, 10 inches), and joined Pannier, Thompson and Josh Paul to win the 1,600 relay.

Dylan Binion won the 110 hurdes (15.,51) and the long jump (20-9), and the Panthers added a 3,200 relay win (8:47.22) and four more individual victories.

Fulton finished second with 166 points, and got wins from Hobs Winter in the 3,200 (10:44.05), Bryce Holesinger in the 300 hurdles (40.48) and Rodney Gossard in the triple jump (41-11).

West Carroll was third (69 points) Kewanee was fourth (52) and Morrison rounded out the top five with 29 points. The Mustangs' Ryan Mayberry won the 400 (52.02).

Boys tennis

Mendota 6, Newman 0:
The Comets (5-9) were swept at Sauk Valley C.C., with only one match going to a third-set tiebreaker.

J.P Neisewander bounced back from a 6-1 loss in the opening set at No. 1 singles to take the second set 6-4, but lost the third set 10-5.

Girls soccer

Geneseo 10, Sterling 0:
The Golden Warriors went on the road and returned with a NIB-12 West loss.

Friday's stars

Chris Bauer, EP, 2 individual wins, 2 relay wins

Courtney & Rachel Cobert, EP, four wins each

Lexy Duncan, Brittani Sohn, Maggie Bushman & Shannon Lahey, Dixon, all won 3 events

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