All the scores and links for Week 6 of the 2022 high school football season
Tyler Shaner ran for 293 yards, including the go-ahead 69-yard touchdown, as Dixon scored two fourth-quarter TDs and got two defensive stops in the period to defeat Rockford Lutheran 22-19 on Friday night on Homecoming at A.C. Bowers Field.
Success on the gridiron starts in the trenches, and usually people think of the offensive line when they hear that. But the same holds true on the defensive side of the ball, and the Sterling Golden Warriors credit much of their success this season to the guys on the D-line.
As the Rock Falls Rockets try to build the football program under Kevin Parker, there’s one thing the fourth-year head coach has learned to appreciate more than anything else: his players’ versatility.
Sterling hits the road for the fourth time in five weeks with a visit to Quincy, while Dixon and Newman return home looking for league wins. Rock Falls takes a trip to take on Class 3A defending champion Byron.
Oregon’s Ava Hackman and Lexy Davis, and Polo’s Kamryn Stockton all advanced to the sectional at the Class 1A Boylan Regional on Thursday at Atwood Homestead Golf Course in Rockford.
When it comes to tennis around the Sauk Valley area, it’s a pretty close-knit community. So when Dixon and Sterling square off as friendly rivals in a nonconference dual, there’s a good chance the players from both teams are familiar with their opponents.
With its two losses coming against teams with a combined 9-1 record, Newman welcomes another undefeated foe in Princeton on Friday night. While Newman knew it was in for a challenge against both Rockridge and St. Bede, the Tigers are even more formidable.
Led by medalist Landon Meyers, Fulton took the team title at the Class 1A Galena Regional on Wednesday at Galena Golf Club. Meyers shot an 82 to win by a stroke, and all xis Steamers finished in the top 30.
While their official nickname is Golden Warriors, the Sterling football team should maybe change it to Road Warriors. For the fourth time in five weeks, Sterling (4-1, 3-0) will get on the bus – and it’s another long trip, as the Warriors head to Quincy for a Western Big 6 game.
In the Big Northern Conference, there are no weeks off. The Rock Falls Rockets are finding that out firsthand.After losses to Stillman Valley, Winnebago, Rockford Lutheran and Genoa-Kingston the last four weeks, defending Class 3A state champion Byron is on tap this Friday night.
The Newman volleyball team defeated St. Bede in straight sets Tuesday to stay undefeated in the Three Rivers East, while Sterling lost to Moline in a Western Big 6 road match. Erie-Prophetstown's boys and girls cross country teams both took second place at the Three Rivers Meet.
When the Rockets are at their best, back-row players are diving all over the court and front-row players are turning those saves into points. The Rock Falls defense was on full display in the second set Tuesday night against Winnebago in a 25-15, 25-19 Rockets win at Tabor Gym.
The urgency is starting to set in for Dixon. After seeing their fourth win slip away in the final minutes last week in Winnebago, the Dukes need two more wins to become playoff eligible and three to guarantee a playoff berth in the final four weeks of the regular season.
The Dixon volleyball team defeated Sycamore in three sets in a nonconference match Monday at Lancaster Gymnasium, while Amboy and AFC also won nonconference matches. The Newman boys golfers picked up a win at home over Alleman.