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Clippers roll past BV at home

Duchesses, Warriors both fall; Lesniewski leads Steamers

Karlee Doege tossed a four-hitter, and also helped her own cause with three hits and an RBI as the Amboy Clippers beat the Bureau Valley Storm 13-2 in a five-inning Three Rivers North game at home.

Kaitlyin Liebing singled, doubled, and drove in two runs for the Clippers (11-5, 4-2), while Micaela McCoy and Madeline Ely added two RBIs apiece. Courtney Rhine chipped in a solo home run, as Amboy put the game away with an eight-run fourth inning.

Darcy Kepner and Caitlyn Scott drove in runs for the Storm. Irini Petros took the loss.

Streator 9, Dixon 0: The Duchesses fell behind 4-0 after one inning on the road, then watched the Bulldogs put away a NIB-12 West win with a five-run fourth.

Erin Smith and Jessica VanOosten had two hits each for Dixon (5-11, 0-5), and Smith took the loss in the circle. Only three of the 12 runs she allowed in a complete-game
performance were earned.

Shelby Schmitz had three hits and two RBIs to pace Streator. Molline Benner struck out 13 and walked none in a five-hit shutout.

Moline 12, Sterling 3: The Golden Warriors lost a nonconference game to the Maroons at home.

After Sterling tied the score at 3-3 with three runs in the bottom of the third inning, Moline answered with four-run innings in the fourth and sixth. Lexy Staples took the loss.

Fulton 7, Riverdale 4: Chelsea Lesniewski was 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run, three runs scored and four RBIs, and she also tossed a complete game in a Three Rivers North win in Port Byron.

Lesniewski struck out four, walked eight, and hit a batter in seven innings, giving up one earned run and six hits. Olivia Edfors had two hits and two RBIs for the Steamers, while Jamie Huennekens had a pair of singles. Jenna Jones ripped a double and scored twice.

Forreston-Polo 11, AFC 7: The Cardinals scored four times in their final two at-bats to snap a 7-7 tie and win an NUIC East contest in German Valley.

Olivia Peterson doubled and tripled, Aubrey Ingram ripped a pair of doubles, and Rebekah Wilken added two singles for Forreston-Polo (13-4, 8-2), which got an RBI from seven different players. Abby Peterson (9-2) struck out three and walked two while allowing three earned runs over seven innings.

Lauren Meurer had a double and three RBIs for AFC, while Cassidy Koning and Lea Koning each added a single, a double and an RBI. Cassidy Koning took the loss in relief of starter Laci Meurer.

West Carroll splits two: The Thunder (7-15) dropped the first game of a doubleheader 12-4 against visiting Lena-Winslow before taking the nightcap 10-3.

Abby Maike (2-9) took the loss in Game 1 after allowing nine runs (six earned) and seven hits in five innings. She struck out four and walked four. Darby Rumler had two singles in the loss.

Cassidy Rice (5-5) earned the win in Game 2 for West Carroll after pitching all seven innings and allowing three runs (two earned).

Monica Smith smacked a triple for the Thunder, while teammates Anna Badtke and Brianna Kampmeier each had doubles in the win.


Dixon 6, Streator 1: The Duchesses jumped out to a 5-0 lead by halftime and rolled to a NIB-12 West win on the road.

Lauren Chacon scored the first three goals for Dixon (12-4, 4-2), with two assisted by Katie Provo and the other by Emily Grim.

Provo added her third assist in four goals on Olivia Sztochmal’s score, then Kirsten DeArvil capped the first-half scoring off an assist by Cassie McClain.

Caitlin Rozek was assisted by younger sister Cristin in the second half. Elizabeth Provo made four saves in goal.

Sterling 7, Ottawa 0: The Golden Warriors scored four goals in the first half and added three more in the second en route to a NIB-12 West win at home.

Rosa Sanchez tallied three goals, Kaitlyn Bauer had two, and Vivika Trujillo and Mirna Barrientos each had one. Sanchez, Trujillo and Fatima Gallardo had assists.

Track & field

Oregon 3rd in Winnebago:
Cydney Long won two events, Shannon Cullen and Sarah Lauer each won one, and the Hawks claimed a total of seven top-3 finishes to take third at the eight-team Winnebago Invite.

Long won the 100 hurdles (16.37 seconds) and the long jump (15 feet, 8 1/2 inches), while Lauer took the triple jump (33-1 1/2) and Cullen won the shot put (35-5). Kelsey Pudlas was second in the pole vault (8-9), and joined Erica Grace, Sarah Harris and Whitney Long on the runner-up 400 relay team (55.25).

Mackenzie Skoumal added a third in the 400 (1:05.52) for Oregon, which finished with 55 points, just one point behind runner-up Rockford Christian. Winnebago won the meet with 90 points.

Polo-Forreston 5th at home: The Marcos got their lone win from Naeve Groenewold in the long jump (13 feet, 8 inches), and finished fifth in an eight-team meet in Forreston.

Groenewold added a runner-up finish in the triple jump (28-9), and Polo-Forreston got two more seconds from Serenity Stapleton in the high jump (4-4) and Hope Stapleton in the 400 (1:08.20).

Galena-East Dubuque-River Ridge won with 171 points, easily outdistancing runner-up Byron (83). The Marcos scored 60 points.

Thursday’s stars

Chelsea Lesniewski, Fulton softball, 3-for-3, 2 2Bs, HR, 4 RBIs, complete-game 6-hitter

Monica Smith, West Carroll softball, 2-for-3, 3B, 2 RBIs

Rosa Sanchez, Sterling soccer, 3 goals, 1 assist

Lauren Chacon, Dixon soccer, 3 goals

Cydney Long, Oregon track, 2 event wins

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