Dixon doubles team Lucas Healy & Owen Grot won their first-round doubles match at the IHSA Boys Tennis State Tournament on Thursday, but the other three local entries – doubles teams from Dixon and Sterling and a Golden Warriors' singles player – all dropped their openers.
Rock Falls native and current San Francisco Giants pitcher Jakob Junis has started four games in the month of May, allowing a total of 10 earned runs in 22 2/3 innings.
Fifteen area schools had athletes earn top-nine medals at the IESA Track & Field State Meet over the past two weekends at EastSide Centre in East Peoria, with nine earning gold medals, 10 taking second place, and 13 finishing third.
With a trip to the regional finals and tying the school record for wins in a season on the line Tuesday, the Dixon softball team was ready to roll from the start in a Class 3A Sterling Regional semifinal, grabbing an early lead and tacking on more late in a 9-3 win over Rochelle.
Erie-Prophetstown won a Class 2A Tremont Sectional semifinal 2-1 over Brimfield on Jaden Johnson's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday, while Forreston topped Pearl City 2-1 in the 1A South Beloit Sectional semi on Rylee Broshous' 12th-inning home run.
Forreston topped Pearl City 2-1 in the 1A South Beloit Sectional semi on Rylee Broshous' 12th-inning home run.
The second annual Senior Lincoln Highway Tournament was held this past weekend, with Emerald Hill taking the team title and Timber Creek’s Bob Venier winning medalist honors by one stroke over defending champion Brian Weidman of Sunset.
Three Sauk Valley Community College athletes competed at the NJCAA National Track & Field Championships this past weekend in Hutchinson, Kansas, and two of them notched top-eight finishes to earn All-American honors.
Oregon senior Jenae Bothe won the Class 1A state championship in the shot put at the IHSA State Track & Field Meet on Saturday in Charleston, capping her Hawks career with a picture-perfect ending.
Sauk Valley athletes won 11 medals in nine different events in Saturday’s finals at the IHSA Girls State Track & Field Meet at O’Brien Field on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.
The Dixon tennis doubles team of Lucas Healy and Owen Grot claimed the championship at the Class 1A Rochelle Regional on Saturday, and did it by defeating fellow Dukes Leith Elbzour and Logan Moeller.The Dukes won the team title with 22 points, ahead of Sterling and Geneseo (20).
Sterling junior Alice Sotelo won the Class 2A state championship in the triple jump at the IHSA State Track & Field Meet on Saturday in Charleston, setting a new school record for the fourth time in the last month.
The Dixon Duchesses had a good day in the preliminaries of the Class 2A State Track & Field Meet on Friday morning at O’Brien Field, and Sterling junior Alice Sotelo also had a successful Day 1, putting herself in good position in the triple jump.
The Newman, Erie-Prophetstown and Forreston softball teams won regional titles Friday, as did the Fulton baseball team. Locals also fared well at the 1A Rochelle boys tennis sectional.