Sterling, Dixon girls golfers pick up victories; Sterling girls tennis tops Rochelle
The Sterling boys golf team shot a 175 in a dual against Rock Falls on Wednesday afternoon at Rock River Golf and Pool. The Rockets did not field a full varsity team.
Sterling’s Cam O’Brien shot a 41 as medalist, and Carter Schlegel fired a 42. Dale Guerrieri and Nate Ottens both had 46s, with Carter Morris (49) and Christian Monarrez (50) also playing for the Golden Warriors.
Brady Richards led Rock Falls with a 43. Evan Mandrell added a 49, and Nicholas Vickers fired a 56.
Winnebago 179, Dixon 191: The Dukes fired their best score of the season, but it wasn’t enough in a Big Northern dual at Ingersoll in Rockford.
Grant Jacobs’ 45 was the low score for Dixon, with Steven Kitzman (46) and Sage Magnafici (49) also breaking 50. Mason Weigle (51), Dylan Shroyer (55) and Trey Scheidegger (65) also competed for the Dukes.
Winnebago’s Bryson Walz was medalist with a 40.
Mendota 173, Oregon 202: The Hawks couldn’t keep up in a Big Northern dual in Mendota.
Jarrett Dietrich led Oregon with a 46, and Isaac Kaltenbrun fired a 49. Brady Davis (53), Miley Smith (54), Jackson Werren (54) and Isaac Reber (55) also competed.
Mendota’s Ethan Hanaman was medalist with a 38.
Newman 163, Erie-Prophetstown 175, Kewanee 192: The Comets swept a Three Rivers triangular at Lake Erie.
Newman’s Kyle Wolfe was medalist with a 39, with Jacob Donald and Ty Brockman both firing 41s and Blake Wolfe adding a 42. Logan Palmer chipped in a 43 and Carson Palmer shot a 50.
Logan Wunderlich led Erie-Prophetstown with a 41, Dawson Haggard had a 43, Isaac Goodson shot a 45 and Bryce Rosenow fired a 46.
Eastland 182, Forreston 220: The Cougars had the top three scores in an NUIC dual at Sunset in Mt. Morris.
Andy Anderson was medalist with a 42, and Kellen Henze and Noah Newstrand added 43s for Eastland. Jacob French and Treyton Selman both fired 54s.
River Ridge 208, West Carroll 238: The Thunder dropped an NUIC dual at Eagle Ridge in Galena.
Jacob McLuckie was runner-up with a 53, while Dillon Hill (58), Chase Bentley (59) and Kelden McCombie (68) also scored for West Carroll.
River Ridge’s Thomas Hereau was medalist with a 45.
Sterling 199, Princeton 215, Erie-Prophetstown 246: The Golden Warriors took the title at a triangular at Prophet Hills.
Maddie Pink took medalist honors with a 44 for Sterling. Olivia Schwingle fired a 51, and Libbi Kendrick and Caroline Mobarek added 52s for the Warriors, while Jozlyn Johnson (63) and Makayla Wolfe (74) also played.
Malory Eggers paced the Panthers with a 52. Gabi Abel (63), Fiona Huffstutler (65) and Berkley Eggers (66) also scored for EP.
Dixon 175, Winnebago 176: Bella Heintzelman’s 3-over 39 led the Duchesses to a one-stroke win over Big Northern foe Winnebago at Ingersoll.
Katie Drew (42), Olivia Rick (45) and Nina Baratta (49) also contributed to Dixon’s score, and Lauren Fagan (52) and Olivia Brooks (53) also competed.
St. Bede 201, Bureau Valley 238, Fieldcrest 254: The Storm fell to the Bruins but beat the Knights in a triangular at Spring Creek.
Paige Twidell led BV with a 57, and Amelia Lind fired a 59. Lily Pickard added a 60, and Elisabeth Sullivan and Callie Schoff both shot 62s.
St. Bede’s Ali Mendoza was medalist with a 47.
Lena-Winslow/Pearl City 219, West Carroll 241: The Thunder dropped an NUIC dual at Wolf Hollow in Lena.
Victoria Reiland’s 55 led West Carroll, while Corey Johnston had a 60 and Katie Smith added a 62. Madison Haynes, Lily O’Connor and Katie McGinnis all had 64s.
LW/PC’s Sarah Edler was medalist with a 44.
Sterling 4, Rochelle 1: The Golden Warriors won both singles and two doubles matches in a road victory.
McKenzie Hubbard (6-0, 3-0 (ret.)) and Kaylee Martinez (6-1, 6-2) won singles matches for Sterling. Anna Meltzer and Lexi Rodriguez (6-4, 7-6 (5)) won at No. 1 doubles, and Madison Hubbs and Victoria Stutzke (6-4, 6-2) won at No. 3 doubles.
Guilford 4, Newman 1: The Comets won at No. 3 doubles in a loss to the Vikings, with Sophia Propheter and Fernanda Reyes pulling out a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 10-8 victory.
Dixon sweeps triangular: The Dukes and Duchesses both ran to victory at the Byron Forest Preserve on Tuesday, defeating Byron and Eastland.
The Dixon boys scored 18 points, nabbing the top two spots and five of the top six; Byron had 43 and Eastland had 83. Brock Drengenberg won in 17:05.27, with Cadyn Grafton right behind him in 17:05.59. Jack Johnson (4th, 18:04.85), Isaiah Kuehl (5th, 18:05.74) and Brayden Bock (6th, 18:06.80) also scored for the Dukes, with Dom Lozano (18:35.81) and Jacksen Ortgiesen (18:41.08) placing 8-9.
The Dixon girls missed a perfect score by just two spots, scoring 17 points; Byron had 47 and Eastland had 70. Emma Smith won in 19:28.08, followed by Emily Conderman (19:39.85), Taylor Hills (19:58.03) and Jade Miller (20:18.17) in second through fourth. Keeley Mick was seventh (21:22.06) to round out the scoring, and Paige Stees (10th, 22:06.84) and Layni Lappin (11th, 22:07.26) also ran.
Eastland’s boys team was led by Hudson Groezinger in 13th (20:17.40). JJ Prowant (22:01.18), Ethan Dertz (22:01.92), Christian Hamblen (24:06.96) and Gage Offill (27:43.22) finished 16th through 19th.
The Cougar girls were led by Mara Schmieder in ninth (22:01.23). Delaney Wilhelms was 12th (22:11.82), and Addison Burkholder finished 14th (23:09.24). Natalie Reifsteck (17th, 23:28.27), Jenica Stoner (18th, 23:42.86), Kennedy Burkholder (20th, 24:49.74) and Chloe Waller (21st, 27:15.63) also competed.