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Cougars rally past rival Wolves in three sets

Hawks win on court and links; Golden Warriors, Comets win tennis matches on road

The Eastland volleyball team hosted NUIC West rival Pearl City on Tuesday, winning in three sets against the Wolves.

The Cougars dropped the first game 25-18, but won the next two 25-13 and 25-21.

Karlie Krogman registered seven kills, two blocks and two aces for Eastland. Freshman Addison Burkholder also had seven kills and two aces.

Erin Henze dished out 13 assists and served up two aces, while Gabby Snyder recorded 21 digs.

Fulton def. Rockridge 26-24, 25-21: The Steamers pulled out a TRAC West road win in Edgington against the Rockets.

Emily Schipper recorded 11 kills and four digs for Fulton, while Daekota Knott registered 10 kills and four blocks. 

Kylie Collachia dished out 17 assists, and Kylee Sweenie had six digs and four assists. Emily Banker and Ally Curley each had eight digs for the Steamers.

Oregon def. Pecatonica 25-12, 25-22: Bailey Nelson had 22 kills and four digs for the Hawks in a nonconference road win.

Jasmine Herbst had 29 assists, three kills and two aces, while McKenna Sadler had 16 digs and Lyndi Kenney had eight digs.

Faith Christian def. Tri-State 25-6, 25-20: Michal Schuler had 16 kills and five aces as the Falcons rolled in Galena.

Also for Faith Christian (13-1), Naomi Barrett had seven kills, while Meghan Van Buren added 21 assists and nine aces.

Golf

Dixon 205, Rockford Christian 235: Bella Heintzelman was the medalist with a 9-over-par 45 as the Duchesses won at dual against the Royal Lions at Elliot Golf Course in Rockford.

Charlotte McCoy and Olivia Rick added 52s for Dixon.

Winnebago 205, Rock Falls 223: Ellie Wasson had a 54 and Madison Thatcher added a 55 for the Rockets in a dual at Rock River Golf & Pool.

The Indians’ Alison Lowtharp was medalist with a 12-over-par 47.

Oregon 242, Genoa-Kingston 244: Helena Holden-Fox was the medalist with a 55 as the Hawks edged the Cogs at Silver Ridge.

Eastland 201, Galena 231: Jenna French was the medalist with a 10-over-par 46, one stroke ahead of teammate Emma Norton, as the Cougars won a dual at Lake Carroll.

West Carroll 238, Lena-Winslow/Pearl City 288: Hannah Guilinger was the medalist with a 52 as the Thunder won a dual at Sandburr Run in Thomson.

Swimming

Peoria Notre Dame 123, Sterling 62: Lauren Moeller and Zaina Rumbolz won events for the
Warriors in a dual loss to the Fighting Irish in Peoria.

Moeller was clocked at 2 minutes, 6.63 seconds in the 200 freestyle. Rumbolz accumulated 221.75 points in 1-meter diving.

Tennis

Sterling 3, Geneseo 2: Abby Aitken and Saryn Seeley won singles matches for the Golden Warriors in a road win against the Maple Leafs.

Sonia Chino and Katelyn Grell won at No. 1 doubles.

Newman 5, Kewanee 0: The Comets won each match in straight sets as they posted a road win against the Boilermakers.

Avery Meyer and Emily Schaab won in singles. Doubles wins were posted by Maddy Jacobs and
Sydney Schott; Chloe Klein and Madelyn Ryan; and Kaitlyn McGinn and Brynlee Hermeyer.

Women’s volleyball

Sauk Valley def. Highland 25-15, 25-10, 25-18: The Skyhawks rolled to a straight-sets Arrowhead Conference win in Freeport.

Macie Good paced Sauk (4-9, 1-1) with nine kills, with Jaida Dean spiking seven. Baylee Tillman, Kassidee Church and Rilley Peterson had four kills each, Hannah Wilson stuffed 2.5 blocks, and Olivia Pilgrim had 12 digs. Paige Conner had 17 assists and four aces, and Emily Shrimplin chipped in 12 assists.

Women’s tennis

Waubonsee 9, Sauk Valley 0: The Skyhawks are now 1-1 after getting blanked at home by the Chiefs.

The lone player to go past two sets was No. 5 singles player Grace Ely, who dropped a 6-1, 3-6, 11-9 decision to Lauren Karolewicz.

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