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Prep Roundup: Oregon soccer takes sectional semifinal in OT

Dukes have little trouble with Rockford Christian; Polo softball into regional final

The Oregon girls soccer team advanced to the sectional championship with a 2-1 win in overtime over fellow Big Northern Conference foe Rockford Lutheran in the semifinals of the Class 1A Indian Creek Sectional on Wednesday afternoon.

Leah Watters’ unassisted goal in the first half gave the Hawks (16-6-1) a 1-0 lead, but the Crusaders tied it with 1:50 left in regulation to force overtime.

But Hannah Donaldson scored off a corner kick in the first 10-minute extra period, and Oregon held on from there. The Hawks will face another BNC foe, Stillman Valley, in the title game on Friday.

Katelin Pudlas made 15 saves in goal for Oregon.


Moline 12, Sterling 2: The Golden Warriors trailed just 4-2 heading into the sixth inning before the Maroons scored three runs in the sixth and five in the seventh.

Colt Adams and Haze Morales drove in runs for Sterling, and Dylan Bryant had a pair of hits. Bryant also took the loss on the mound, allowing three earned runs and four hits in four innings, with two strikeouts and four walks.

Dixon 23, Rockford Christian 10, 6 inn.: The Dukes got three hits from Tucker Cole, Owen Rick and Isaic Sanchez to win in Rockford.

Dixon (21-4, 19-1 Big Northern) scored in every inning, including a 10-run outburst in the fourth. Peyton Lawrence drove in three runs. Cole added two RBIs.

Lawrence struck out seven on the mound.

Rock Falls 6, Genoa-Kingston 0: Grant Wasson tossed a four-hitter as the Rockets earned a road win against the Cogs.

Wasson (6-3) struck out 11 batters and walked three.

At the plate for Rock Falls (24-5, 16-3 Big Northern), Noah Schueler drove in two runs, and Jared Rasmussen doubled.

Class 1A Forreston Regional

Forreston 12, AFC 2, 5 inn.: The Raiders’ season came to an end in a run-rule loss to the host Cardinals in the 1A Forreston Regional semifinals.

Luke Warner and Henry Rod drove in runs for AFC (4-17). Peyton Lanning (2-2) went the distance on the mound, and only three of the 12 runs he allowed were earned thanks to five Raider errors.

Class 2A Pecatonica Regional

Erie-Prophetstown 7, Warren-Stockton 4: The Panthers are in the regional championship game after a three-run sixth inning broke a tie in the semifinal.

Jacob Ryan drove in a pair of runs. Harrison Ames hit a home run and had two RBIs. Josh Hammer and Bryce Rosenow had a pair of hits each.

Travis Coleman pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed four runs (no earned runs) on six hits and struck out six. Clayton Johnson earned the win with his 1 1/3 innings pitched in relief. He struck out three.


Rock Falls 7, Streator 6: Hannah Blanton ripped a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Rockets to a nonconference victory over Streator.

Payton Johnson had a single, two doubles and two RBIs from the leadoff spot for the Rockets, and Bailee Reynolds added three hits, an RBI and two runs. Emalie Chavira also had a pair of doubles and scored twice, and Madi Ortiz drove in a pair of runs.

Payton Yanes allowed six runs (four earned) and eight hits in a complete-game victory in the circle, striking out six and walking four, and giving up a pair of solo home runs.

2A Newman Regional

Fulton 11, Warren-Stockton 1, 6 inn.: The Steamers scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to invoke the run rule in a regional semifinal win.

Liz Fish went 2-for-3 and drove in a run. Emily Banker had three RBIs and scored three runs. Faith Ottens, Emily Schipper, Mariah Underwood and Maddie Hodge also drove in runs.

Fish limited Warren-Stockton to four hits. She struck out nine.

Class 1A Forreston Regional

Polo 7, Milledgeville 4: The Marcos scored two runs in the third, three in the fourth and added a run in the sixth and one in the seventh.

Nicole Boelens struck out eight in her seven innings in the circle, allowing four runs on five hits.

Zoie Sellers and Lizzy Stamm each drove in two runs for Polo. Sellers went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Nicole Boelens, Emily Boelens and Natalie Nelson all hit triples.

Lindsey Brown and Jacquelyn Folkers each went 2-for-3 for the Missiles. Alexis Janssen drove in a run.

Folkers pitched seven innings and struck out nine.

Polo will face former co-op partner Forreston in Friday’s regional championship game.

Class 2A Winnebago Regional

Winnebago 5, West Carroll 4: The Thunder saw their season come to an end in the regional semifinal as Winnebago scored a run in the top of the sixth and two more in the seven to take the win.

West Carroll threatened to answer in the bottom of the seventh, putting runners at second and third with no outs, but Winnebago’s defense worked its way out of the jam.

Maddie Meek and Jaycie Van Kampen both had doubles for the Thunder and Meek went 2-for-3.

Daniella Tafoya allowed five runs on 11 hits.

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