Golden Warriors place 14 on NIB-12 all-conference squad
In what was a banner year for Sterling football, the program had 14 players named to the Northern Illinois Big 12 all-conference team, led by offensive MVP and running back Nyrel Sullivan and co-defensive MVP and linebacker Jayden Villegas.
Quarterback Trey Morse and wide receivers Nolan Sullivan and Alek Duran were honored, as well as senior offensive linemen Michael Eberhardt, Kerry Reynolds and Tyler Hanrahan.
Joining Villegas in the linebacking corps were fellow Sterling seniors Sebastian Heeren and Marcus Shetter. Tyler Willman made the list as a defensive lineman, while Turner Garcia made it as a defensive back.
Kicker Alex Marquez and returner Isaiah Ryan were also named all-conference performers.
Five Warriors named to NIB-12
Highlighted by NIB-12 Most Valuable Player Miguel Gallardo, Sterling placed a league-high five players on the Northern Illinois Big 12 all-conference team.
Gallardo was joined by fellow seniors Carter Gearing, Mitchell Petrosky and James Roddy. Sophomore forward Adrian Herrera was also an all-conference selection.
Kramer helps Augie off to 4-0 start
Clare Kramer, a junior from Prophetstown, has helped the Augustana College women’s basketball team get off to a 4-0 start.
The 5-foot-9 Kramer is averaging 12.5 points per game, along with 6 rebounds. She is shooting a team-best 65.6 percent (21-for-32) from field.
The Vikings return to action Thursday at Wisconsin-Whitewater, which is ranked 20th in Division III.
DawTyne named NACC Defensive Player of the Year
Milledgeville grad and Aurora University senior linebacker Kameron DawTyne was selected as the Nothern Athletics Collegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Year and the first team on the all-conference list.
DawTyne led AU with 90 tackles, with 55 of those being of the solo variety, 4.5 coming for a tackle for loss and one quarterback sack. He added two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one pass break-up.
Ravens slip past Texans
Terrell Suggs led an aggressive Baltimore defense that kept Houston out of the end zone for the final 51 minutes, and the Ravens went deep in the playbook on offense to squeeze out a 23-16 victory on Monday night.
The Ravens forced three turnovers, two in the final 5 minutes. After Suggs stripped the ball from quarterback Tom Savage and Baltimore recovered, Justin Tucker kicked his third field goal with 2:53 remaining for a 7-point cushion.
Anthony Levine then intercepted a Savage pass to clinch it.