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Locals fare well at Top Times

Warriors net first win in girls soccer; Duchesses tie on road

Bureau Valley's Kamryn Kolb
Bureau Valley's Kamryn Kolb

The Sauk Valley was well-represented on the medal stand at the Illinois Top Times Meet on Friday and Saturday in Bloomington.

Four local relays and four individuals won titles on Friday in Class 1A.

In the boys meet, Morrison juniors Keegan Anderson, Koby Brackemeyer, Nick Allen and Nathan Mickley won the 4x200 relay (1:34.43) and 4x800 relay (8:16.57). Anderson, Brackemeyer and Mickley teamed with freshman Hunter Newman to also win the 4x400 relay in 3:32.17.

Erie-Prophetstown senior Kyle Kruthoff cleared 15-6 to claim the pole vault title.

The Bureau Valley girls 4x200 relay of Marissa Endress, Carly Konneck, Molly Bohm and Kamryn Kolb won with a time of 1:48.00. Kolb also captured the 200-meter dash title with a time of 26.06 seconds.

Fulton senior Chloe Lindeman took first in the shot put (46-8 1/2), and classmate Daekota Knott won the triple jump (36-9).

Kolb was also second in the 60 dash (8.00) and long jump (17-10 3/4). Senior Saige Barnett was third in the shot put (39-10 1/2) for BV.

The Amboy-LaMoille girls 4x400 relay of Sidney Corcoran, Brooklyn Whelchel, Lauren Althaus and Ashley Althaus finished second with a time of 4:15.29. Ashley Althaus finished fifth in the 400 (1:02.49). The Clippers’ 4x200 relay of Corcoran, Whelchel, Kylee Brown and Emma Lundquist placed ninth (1:53.20).

Oregon’s Brenna Noon placed fourth in the shot put (37-11), and Newman’s Karlie Hey finished sixth in the 3,200 (11:58.07).

Fulton’s Sydney Norman (high jump, 4-9) and Abbigail Thyne (60 hurdles, 10.09) were 15th in their respective events.

Also in the boys meet, Erie-Prophetstown junior Levi Cole finished second in the high jump (6-4) and 12th in the triple jump (38-8 3/4). Max Weidel was 10th in the 400 (52.94), and Kadin Jacobs was 12th in the pole vault (12-0) for E-P. The quartet of Kruthoff, Weidel, Tyler Holldorf and Chris Link were 12th in the 4x400 relay (3:47.80).

Oregon’s Jake Mennen cleared 13-6 to place fourth in the pole vault. Amboy-LaMoille’s Thomas Stamberger placed sixth in the 800 (2:03.43).

Newman’s Spencer Mauch was 10th in the 1,600 (4:41.82), while Connor McBride finished 11th in the 200 (23.95) and 15th in the 60 (7.28).

Dixon’s 4x800 relay team of Logan Griswold, Collin Grady, Brock Drengenberg and Andrew Lohse finished second with a time of 8:17.25 in the 2A boys meet on Saturday.

The Dukes’ Brayden Forrest finished fifth in the 60 hurdles (8.45), and Aaron Duncan was fifth in the shot put (51-0 1/4).

Grady (4:31.57) and Rock Falls’ Dawson Smith (4:31.93) placed fifth and sixth in the 1,600. Sterling’s Isaiah Moorman placed ninth in the race (4:33.31).

Rock Falls’ Adrian Ibarra was 11th in the triple jump (40-2) and 12th in the long jump (19-5 1/2). Christian Seagren was 15th in the 3,200 (10:21.64) for Dixon.

Sterling’s Macie Gebhardt finished fourth in the high jump after clearing 5-2 in the 2A girls meet on Saturday.

Dixon, Rock Falls, Sterling compete at Westwood: The Rockets and
Warriors each had four individual winners and a relay win in the girls meet on Saturday, while the Dukes won two individual events in the boys meet.

Erin Porter won the 800 (2:28.50), and Bailee Fortney took the 1,600 (5:38.33) for Rock Falls. Fortney and Porter teamed with Alex Gomez and Tayler Lippens to finish first in the 4x800 relay with a time of 10:18.98. Mallory Pinke cleared 5-1 to win the high jump, and Kennedy Shaw leapt 31-8 1/2 to take the triple jump.

Sterling’s 4x200 relay team of Samantha Hibbard, Katelynn Trobaugh, Hannah Mobarak and Rainbow Allen won with a time of 1:51.56. Hibbard raced to a win in the 60 hurdles (9.36), and Mobarak took the long jump (15-4 1/4). Katelyn Grell finished first in the 400 (1:08.34). Zaina Rumbolz cleared 10-6 to claim first in the pole vault.

Dixon’s lone win in the girls meet came from Tara Schielein in the 200 (27.79).

Jericho Kirby (high jump, 5-8) and Gabe McGuire (pole vault, 12-0) gave Dixon two victories in the boys meet.

Sterling’s 4x200 relay team of Negil Bruce, Luke Heffelfinger, Jashawn Howard and DJ Johnson won in 1:37.41. Aidan Munoz-Ripley claimed first in the shot put (44-1).

Matt Laws gave Rock Falls its only win in the boys meet by finishing first in the 800 with a time of 2:08.07.

Girls soccer

Sterling 7, Belvidere 0: The Golden Warriors picked up their first win of the season in the finale of the DeKalb Barbfest.

Ellie Gasso scored five goals for Sterling. Maddie Gasso and Hailey Walters each scored once. Ellie and Maddie Gasso, Emma Frank, Tiara Munoz and Karlie Verstreate recorded one assist apiece.

Dixon 3, United Township 3: The Duchesses held a two-goal lead with 2 minutes remaining in a road match, but settled for a draw.

Dixon (1-1-1) led 2-0 after goals by Abby Goff and Taylor Harrison, and led 2-1 at halftime. Raven Day scored with 20 minutes left, and she also had an assist for the Duchesses. Goff and Brooke Scheidegger had an assist each.Abbie Provo made 12 saves in net for Dixon.

Boys tennis

Warriors second in Rockford: Sterling finished in second place behind Schaumburg at the Boylan Invite.

Dillion Nitz and Grant Bright took first place at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. Andrew Ivarson and Luke Steinke were second at No. 1 doubles. Fritiof Fagergren and Jonas Hicks placed third at No. 2 doubles.

Comets go 1-2 in QCA: Newman defeated the host Rocks 4-1 at the Rock Island Invitational, but lost 4-1 to Geneseo and 3-2 to Hampshire.

Tyler Bonnell won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles against Rock Island. Doubles teams Isaac Blaney and Jonathan Rhodes, Kyle Yde and Kyle Tunink, and Anton Frank and Marvel Zhang all won in two sets.

Rhodes won 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) at No. 1 singles against Geneseo, and teamed with Brady Moran to win in three sets at No. 1 doubles against Hampshire. Frank and Zhang won 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 against Hampshire.

Men’s tennis

Milwaukee Area Tech 9, Sauk Valley 0: The Skyhawks were swept in their season opener at home, with every match finishing in straight sets.

Mason Rhodenbaugh’s 6-2, 6-2 loss at No. 5 was the tightest singles match, while Abe Bajramoska and Eli Leffelman’s 6-2, 6-3 loss at No. 2 was the closest doubles match.

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