For the third time in three years, the Dixon Dukes are Carson DeJarnatt Tournament champions. At the 45th annual wrestling tournament at Musgrove Fieldhouse on Saturday, Sterling, Dixon, Newman, Fulton and Rock Falls faced off in a nine-team field.
In a battle of Western Big 6 unbeatens, 3-point shooting, clutch free throws and defense proved to be the difference-makers. Sterling rallied to a three-point halftime lead, then held off a furious Moline charge late in the fourth quarter for a 76-72 win Friday night.
The Oregon boys and girls basketball teams lost to Genoa-Kingston, the Morrison boys basketball team defeated Wethersfield, and the Dixon boys bowling team topped South Beloit in Friday high school sports action.
Dixon trailed La Salle-Peru by five points after the opening quarter Thursday night at Lancaster Gym but rallied to take the lead in the second quarter and dominated the second half to remain undefeated on the season.