The Dixon volleyball team won the first set, but couldn’t keep the momentum going Monday night in Princeton, as the Tigresses downed the Duchesses 25-27, 25-13, 25-13 at Prouty Gym.
Ella Govig had seven kills and four blocks, Mallory Coley added five kills, two blocks and three digs, and Olivia Cox spiked three kills for Dixon. Holli Miller dished nine assists, and Hanna Lengquist added seven assists. Elena Castillo-Wetzell led the way with 21 digs and two aces, and Natalie Davidson chipped in 10 digs.
Fulton def. Amboy 25-7, 25-11: The Steamers rolled to an NUIC win at home, led by Gracie Sanderson’s seven kills.
Brooklyn Brennan had three kills, seven aces, seven assists and four digs for Fulton, while Kara Stoecker and Ava Bowen each spiked three kills. Jersy Boyson added nine assists and three digs, and Mikayla Gazo and Teegan Germann each chipped in four digs, with Germann serving three aces and Gazo adding two more.
Sterling 5th at WB6 Meet: The Golden Warriors finished fifth at the Western Big 6 Conference Meet at Indian Bluff, shooting a 364. Quincy won the team title with a 306, and Moline’s Aaron Rogers was medalist with a 73.
Dale Guerrieri tied for 21st with an 88, and Cameron O’Brien placed 23rd with an 89 to lead Sterling. Carter Morris was 25th (91), and Trevor Dir tied for 29th (96). Cale Cushman (33rd, 103) and Braden Hartman (35th, 112) also played.
Galena 176, Amboy 179: The Clippers lost a tight NUIC dual at Shady Oaks, led by medalist Wes Wilson’s 4-over-par 39.
Hayden Wittenauer fired a 45, Jordan Harris shot a 47, Griffin Bushman added a 48, Jackson Rogers finished with a 49, and Luke Corcoran had a 58 for Amboy.
Fulton 164, Lena-Winslow/Pearl City 200: Ian Wiebenga was medalist with a 35, and teammate Landon Meyers was runner-up with a 44 as the Steamers won an NUIC dual at Fulton Country Club.
Aiden Daley (46) and Drew Dykstra (49) rounded out Fulton’s team score, while Gavyn Mendoza (52) and Kyle Meinema (54) also competed.
Dakota 183, Forreston 204: The Cardinals lost an NUIC dual in Freeport, as Dakota’s Jason Binger and Adam Kriens tied for medalist honors with matching 43s.
Kaden Ganz, Hayden Stralow, Heath Schubert and Colton McGlynn all fired 51s for Forreston. Cade Rudy added a 59, and Hannah Harvey shot a 61.
Sterling 5th at WB6 Meet: The Golden Warriors shot a 446 to finish fifth at the Western Big 6 Conference Meet at Lake Bracken. Quincy won the team title with a 310, and also had the top four golfers, led by medalist Sophia Gold (73).
Maddie Pink tied for fourth with an 84 to lead Sterling. Jozlyn Johnson was 27th (117), Libbi Kendrick tied for 29th (122), and Makayla Wolfe tied for 31st (123).
St. Bede 200, Kewanee 208, Newman 231: The Comets fell in a Three Rivers triangular in Kewanee, as the Boilers’ Mya Mirocha was medalist with a 41.
Ashley Wierman fired a 47, and Ellie Rude added a 49 for Newman, which also got a 66 from Sophia Ely, a 69 from Molly Olson, and a 71 from Addison Foster.
Hinckley-Big Rock 203, Polo 241: The Marcos dropped a nonconference dual at Silver Ridge, led by medalist Kamryn Stockton’s 48.
Kealie Wilcox (56), Avery Faivre (64) and Alivia Schmidt (73) also competed for Polo.
Sterling 4, Princeton 1: The Golden Warriors won both singles matches and a pair of doubles matches in a nonconference road win.
Ellie Aitken won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, and Jenica Francis won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2. In doubles play, Sam Feather and Madison Hubbs won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2, and Ireen Hilty and Tori Arduini won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3.
Sterling 96, Freeport 75: The Water Warriors used their depth to win a dual at the Duis Center, taking the top spot in only four individual events and two relays.
Madison Austin was part of four wins, as she took the 50 freestyle (25.84 seconds) and 100 free (55.43), and also swam a leg in the 200 freestyle relay (1:55.12) and 400 free relay (4:03.45). Kate Austin won the 100 backstroke (1:10.20), and teamed with Madison Austin, Rebecca Riley and Sammie Knox in the 400 free relay. Elizabeth Capes, Knox and Paige Geil teamed up with Madison Austin in the 200 free relay.
Kata Strohmayer won the 1-meter diving competition with 135.90 points.