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.