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Dukes fall to Cavaliers on road

Comets, Marcos 0-2 at triangulars; Sterling bowlers roll on road

The Dixon wrestling team suffered its first dual loss of the season Thursday night, falling on the road 51-15 to undefeated LaSalle-Peru.

Bryce Christiansen took a 14-8 decision at 138 pounds for the Dukes. Sebastian Quintana claimed an 8-1 decision at 160 pounds. Clint Schielein won an 8-1 decision at 182 pounds. Dylan Messer scored the Dukes’ only pin of the night at 220 pounds.

Comets fall twice: Newman dropped a pair of duals at a triangular in Stillman Valley, losing 43-33 to Rock Falls and 47-19 to the host Cardinals.

Brody Ivey (145 pounds) and Ryan Heffelfinger (220) earned pins against the Rockets in 47 and 53 seconds, respectively. Kyle Tunink (120) and Cael Sanders (152) also won via pin against Rock Falls, while the Comets’ Mason Newman won a 4-0 decision at 170 pounds.

Adam Meenen (138) earned a pin for Rock Falls. Browdie Benti won via major decision at 182 pounds, while Joe Nelson took a 5-4 decision at 160 for the Rockets.

The Comets gave up six forfeits to Stillman. Mason Newman earned a pin in just 54 seconds at 170 pounds. Sanders won via tech fall at 152 pounds. Tunink (120) and Nick Eddinger (285) took major decisions in their respective bouts.

Marcos 0-2 at Byron: Polo lost 40-33 to Oregon and 63-14 to the host Tigers.

Polo’s Connor Eubanks had a pin in 34 seconds at 120 pounds against Byron, and another pin in 1:09 at 126 pounds against Oregon. 

Lane Lindquist won a 7-5 decision in overtime over the Hawks’ Austin Ebert at 152 pounds. Mason McKenna (182) pinned Adam Glendenning in 3:33.

Oregon’s Chris Alaniz (145) and Jeff Gracyalny (195) earned pins against Polo. Chase Clark took a 9-0 major decision over Alex Davies at 138 pounds.

The Marcos’ Austin Horn (132) won via tech fall against Byron, while 160-pounder Marcus McKenna took a 5-3 decision. Polo gave up six forfeits to the Tigers.


Byron 116, Newman 39: Caleb Carlson won the individual medley and the breaststroke as the Tigers won all but one event.

Brock Drengenberg won the 50 freestyle for Byron with a time of 24.54 seconds.

Juan Briseno took first in the butterfly with a time of 1:06.76 for the Comets’ lone win.

Girls bowling

Sterling 2,906, Ottawa 2,217: Five Golden Warriors bested the top score from NIB-12 foe Ottawa to take all 10 points on the road.

Kyleigh Glazier led all bowlers with a 513 series, while Alivia Salmon added a 509 and Olivia Zinanni rolled a 500. Zoey Paone’s 199 second game was tops for the dual; she finished with a 489 series. Allisyn Reiger (463) and Grace Schultz (432) rounded out the Sterling lineup.

Kyra Straith led the Pirates with a 459 series and a 165 high game.

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