Golfers from Newman, Oregon, Fulton, Bureau Valley, Eastland and Erie-Prophetstown advanced out of the Class 1A Port Byron Regional on Wednesday. The Rock Falls volleyball team also picked up a win over Stillman Valley.
The Sterling, Dixon and Rock Falls boys golf teams competed in a nine-team field in the 2A Rock Falls Regional at Deer Valley Golf Club on Wednesday. After half-a-day on the links, sectional qualifiers emerged from each local team.
Here is a look at every Sauk Valley area football matchup in Week 6 along with game predictions.
The Rock Falls and Polo volleyball teams won on the road, while the Dixon girls tennis team and Sterling swimming & diving team won at home on Tuesday.
Rock Falls beat Rockford Christian to snap a 21-game losing streak, Amboy-LaMoille-Ohio took down Ridgewood to remain undefeated and Bureau Valley rolled over Mendota behind a monster game from running back Elijah Endress.
In an undefeated week from Sept. 11 through Sept. 17, Buck led the 5-0 Pearl City Tournament champions with 128 assists, 29 digs and 14 blocks. She has been voted the Sauk Valley Media Athlete of the Week by readers and answered some questions.
The Fulton volleyball team defeated Milledgeville on Monday, while the Byron co-op swimming & diving team finished first and the Sterling co-op finished second at the 11-team Freeport Invite on Saturday.
Another Rock River Run at Hoover Park, another strong showing for Sauk Valley area cross country teams. The Dixon and Sterling boys and girls teams and the Rock Falls girls team were the biggest local standouts on Saturday.
Bureau Valley cruised past Mendota, Oregon fell to Byron and Forreston routed West Carroll in Week 5 football games.
The Newman Comets defeated the Erie-Prophetstown Panthers 20-7 Friday night at Erie. Here are the top takeaways from the Week 5 game.
Friday Night Drive reporter Dan Wussow has live updates and scores from Friday night’s Newman Central Catholic vs. Erie-Prophetstown football game
The Newman defense has created 13 takeaways and is allowing 14.3 points and 157 yards per game through four games this season.
The Fulton boys golf team finished second at the 15-team NUIC Tournament, and the Fulton volleyball team defeated Amboy on Thursday.
Genoa-Kingston took the fight to Oregon from the beginning of both sets in Thursday’s Big Northern Conference matchup at the Blackhawk Center. With dominance on their serves and strong play at the net, the Cogs defeated the Hawks 25-18, 25-10.
Junior striker Gavin Morrow has been a consistent source of offensive firepower for the Oregon boys soccer team. Morrow was voted the Sauk Valley Media Athlete of the Week by readers for the week of Aug. 28 to Sept. 3 and answered a few questions.