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Girls Roundup: Mullen leads Warrior win

Newman sweeps; Sterling tennis edges Tigresses

The Sterling swimming and diving team collected its third win of the season on Monday, as the Warriors sped past Freeport by a score of 118-68 at the Duis Center.

Kerry Mullen’s time of 36.39 seconds was good for first in the 50 freestyle, beating teammate Sarah Page by more than 2 seconds. Mullen’s time of 58.37 seconds in the 100 freestyle was also good for first, with Page again in second with a time of 1:02.55.

Lauren Moeller won the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:07.10 and the backstroke with a time of 1:04.60. Aviva Brenner won the 500 freestyle in 6:11.21. Ellie Preston won the breaststroke in 1:24.92.

Mullen, Moeller, Page and Sami Royer teamed up to win the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay.


Sterling 3, Princeton 2: All three doubles matches at Princeton went to a third-set tiebreaker, with Sami Spaulding and Lauren Humphreys pulling out a 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 10-6 win at No. 3 doubles to clinch the win for the Golden Warriors.

Princeton pulled out wins at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles, with Maddie Eckard and Mary Jeanne Brown beating Sonia Chino and Saryn Seeley 6-4, 1-6, 10-7, and Alexis Borg and Julia Hochstatter beating Alyssa Marquez and Hannah Chromek 7-6 (7-1), 2-6, 10-2.

Abby Aitken and Katelyn Grell both won in straight sets. Grell did not drop a game in her match.

Newman 5, Galesburg 0: The Comets didn’t drop a set at Sauk Valley Community College.

Avery Meyer at No. 1 singles and Erin Vits and Maddy Jacobs at No. 1 doubles won their matches 6-0, 6-0.

Audrey Melton and Chloe Klein won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles. Emily Schaab and Madelyn Ryan won 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3 doubles. Sydney Schott won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.


Amboy def. Polo 25-23, 25-15: Shannon Lytle and Dani Hochstatter each had seven kills for the Clippers in an NUIC East win at home.

Kallie Appleman had eight assists, and Rachel Lachat chipped in seven assists for Amboy.

Rilley Peterson led the Marcos with six kills, two digs and a block. Mallory Patterson had six assists. Cassie Bushman had five kills, five digs and an ace.


Sterling 215, Princeton 223, Freeport 225: Abby Sheets led Sterling with a 51 as the Golden Warriors won by eight strokes at Emerald Hill.

Julia Hoffman shot a 52. Averi Heintzelman shot a 55. Emma Boze carded a 57.

Winnebago 212, Rock Falls 289: Jesse Clevenger led the Rockets with a 62 at Westlake.

Madison Thatcher (64), Bree Johnson (72) and Emma Reinhardt (81) had the Rockets’ other scores.

Galesburg 178, Geneseo 181, Erie 196: Riley Redell shot a 45 and Madison Newton carded a 46 as the Cardinals fell at Galesburg.

Lexus Georgean (52) and Calisa Steel (53) had Erie’s other counting scores.

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