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Polo football 4-0 after road win

Duchesses golfers take second, cross country runners finish fourth ; Sterling girls golf takes third

The Polo football team improved to 4-0 this season with a 56-0 victory against Westminster Christian on Saturday in Elgin.

Jace Coffey had 10 carries for 143 yards and three touchdowns to pace the Marcos’ attack. Alex Davies had 11 carries for 60 yards and one TD, Avery Grenoble had seven carries for 59 yards and one score, and Tucker Mumford added seven carries for 49 yards and two TDs. As a team, Polo had 35 carries for 311 yards.

Girls golf

Duchesses 2nd, Warriors 3rd at Geneseo: Bella Heintzelman tied for second place overall to lead Dixon to second place at the eight-team Geneseo Invitational at Sugar Maple Golf Club, while Sterling placed third as a team.

The Duchesses had a 338 team score, behind only the host Maple Leafs, which had 330. Heintzelman carded a 4-over-par 76 to tie with Kewanee’s Mya Mirocha. The medalist was the Boilermakers’ Riley Hansen with a 70.

Charlotte McCoy (80), Nina Baratta (89) and Olivia Rick (93) had the other counting scores for Dixon.

Sterling was third with a 396. Averi Heintzelman (87), Maddie Pink (92), Olivia Schwingle (102) and Libbi Kendrick (115) led the Golden Warriors.

Boys golf

Rockets 2nd in Princeton: Rock Falls fired five scores in the 80s and placed second at the Princeton Invitational.

Jalen Bicket led the way in seventh place with an 81, while Grant Wasson was 10th with an 83. Kody Velazquez and Brayden Schulz fired 87s, and Tyler Fauble (89) also broke 90.

The Rockets shot 338 to finish behind only Princeton (321). Bureau Valley was seventh with a 380, led by Trent DeVenney in fifth place with a 79.

Hawks 5th at Wessels: Case Sellers had a 10-over-par 46 to lead Oregon to fifth place at the seven-team Salley Wessels Invitational at Sunset Golf Club in Mount Morris. The event was shortened to nine holes due to inclement weather.

The Hawks had a 207 team total, behind Rockford Christian (168), Byron (183), Stillman Valley (184) and Forereston (206).

The medalist was Rockford Christian’s Owen Hultman with a 1-under-par 35.

Dylan Harshman had a 61 for Dixon. Cody Buskohl had a 57 for Polo.

Girls cross country

Duchesses 4th at Kaneland: Thanks to strong pack running, Dixon raced to fourth place at the Larry Eddington Invitational in Maple Park.

Dixon scored 135 points to finish behind Lisle Benet (22), Burlington Central (108) and Crystal Lake Central (126).

Jade Miller (20:37), Nicquelette Fazekas (20:37), Paige Stees (20:37) and Grace Johnson (20:38) finished 23rd through 26th for the Duchesses. Taylor Hills (67th, 22:22) also counted toward the team score.

Kaneland’s Rachel Richtman won the race in 18:13.

Boys cross country

Dukes 16th in Kaneland: Dixon packed up and ran to 16th place at the Larry Eddington Invitational.

Brock Drengenberg, Aidan Johnson, Christian Seagren, Cadyn Grafton and Logan Griswold all finished in 18:11 to take the 98th through 102nd spots, as the Dukes scored 445 points.

Glenbard West won the team title with 59 points, ahead of DeKalb (68), Kaneland (96) and Lisle Benet (101).

DeKalb’s Riley Newport beat Glenbard West’s William Hohe 15:41-15:42.

Boys soccer

Sterling 3, Keith Country Day 0: Adrian Herrera had two goals and an assist as the Golden Warriors won a game at the Hononegah Indian Cup. Nathan Sanchez also scored a goal.

Sterling and Belvidere North tied 0-0 in a game shorted due to lightning.

Indian Creek 5, Oregon 1: Alvaro Soler had the lone goal for the Hawks in a home loss to the Timberwolves.


Marcos 3rd at Pearl City: Alex Dusing had 18 kills, 40 assists, 12 digs and four blocks as Polo took third at the Pearl City Tournament.

The Marcos defeated Pearl City in the third-place match 2 sets to 1, after falling to Galena 2-0 in the semifinals. Polo beat Indian Creek, lost to Pearl City, and split with Erie-Prophetstown in pool play.

Also for Polo, Nicole Boelens had 25 kills and 24 digs; Mallory Patterson had 13 kills, 37 assists and 25 digs; Addy Grobe had 12 digs and seven kills; Becca Wagner had 12 digs, 10 kills and eight aces; Abby Gorzny had eight digs and seven kills; and Marah Blake added 13 kills.

Erie-Prophetstown also split with Indian Creek and lost to Pearl City in pool play, then topped Milledgeville 2-1 in the consolation semifinals and East Dubuque 2-1 in the consolation championship.

Milledgeville downed Indian Creek in the seventh-place match. In pool play, the Missiles lost to Galena and Marengo, and split with East Dubuque.

Cougars 10th at Mt. Pulaski: Karlie Krogman earned a spot on the all-tournament team as Eastland went 2-3 and placed 10th at the Mt. Pulaski Touranment.

The Cougars lost to Macomb 25-14, 25-22 and Newark 22-25, 25-19, 15-10 before defeating Springfield Lutheran 25-17, 25-12. Eastland then defeated Riverton 27-25, 25-15, and lost to Williamsville 25-23, 25-21.

Krogman amassed 32 kills, six aces and six blocks for Eastland. Erin Henze had 100 assists, and Paige Bardell added 43 digs and six aces.

Fulton went 3-2 at the tournament, with wins against Taylorville 25-21, 25-27, 15-11; Williamsville 25-21, 26-24 and Lincoln 25-16, 25-15; and losses to Lena-Winslow 26-24, 25-19 and Maroa-Forsyth 25-17, 21-25, 15-12.

Emily Schipper had 52 kills, 30 digs and seven blocks to lead the Steamers. Maddie Hodge finished with 23 kills and 17 digs, Megan Bailey had 16 kills and seven blocks, and Kylie Collachia dished 95 assists.

College volleyball

Sauk 2-0 in Davenport: The Skyhawks defeated St. Ambrose JV 23-25, 25-23, 17-25, 25-23, 15-11, and then topped Hawkeye Community College 25-13, 21-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-7 in a triangular on Friday in Davenport.

Hannah Wilson’s 21 kills and five blocks led Sauk Valley (10-10), while Aleah Wight added 20 kills and 30 digs. Jaida Dean had 19 kills, Lexi Greve spiked 18 kills, and Hannah McCarty finished with 10 kills and five blocks. Shannon Lytle had a team-high seven blocks, and Cassie Bushman matched Wight with 30 digs. Emily Shrimplin added 43 assists and six aces, and Madison Craft chipped in 41 assists.

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