Led by a pair of top-10 finishers, the Dixon boys golf team placed third at the Big Northern Conference Meet on Thursday at Timber Pointe in Poplar Grove.
Sage Magnafici and Alex Harrison both shot 90s to finish ninth and 10th individually, and Grant Jacobs added a 91 to take 13th as the Dukes shot a 364, behind only Byron (351) and Rockford Christian (352).
Mason Weigle’s 93 rounded out Dixon’s team score, and Steven Kitzman (95) and Ben Oros (96) also played.
Oregon finished ninth as a team with a 413, and Rock Falls took 10th with a 426.
The Hawks were led by Isaac Kaltenbrun’s 97, while Brady Davis (103), Jared Glendenning (105) and Logan Sarver (108) also scored for Oregon. Kyler Early (112) and Brogan Wilkinson (126) also competed.
Nicholas Vickers led Rock Falls with a 103, while Colby Ward (105), Conner Porter (107) and Riley Anderson (111) also counted toward the Rockets’ score. Caden Hartman (116) and Brody VanWeelden (124) also played.
Byron’s Maison Brandt won a scorecard playoff for medalist honors, as he and Rockford Christian’s Josh Beard both shot 82s.
Newman 150, Bureau Valley 176: The Comets topped the Storm in a Three Rivers East dual at Hidden Lake between teams with three golfers each.
Ashley Wierman was medalist with a 44, Ellie Rude fired a 46, and Sophia Ely added a 60 for Newman.
Callie Schoff and Cassidy Peterson both shot 53s for BV, and Layne Sproston had a 70.
Oregon def. Rockford Christian 25-13, 25-14: The Hawks cruised to a Big Northern win on the road.
Ava Wight had nine kills and three digs, Jenae Bothe finished with seven kills, two blocks and an ace, and Megan Thompson added five kills and two blocks for Oregon.
Polo def. AFC 25-14, 25-9: The Marcos rolled to an NUIC win in Ashton, led by six kills and 13 digs from Nicole Boelens.
Teah Almasy added five kills and four assists, Kadence Sheaffer had six assists and five digs, and Natalie Nelson had five assists and three digs for Polo.
Princeton def. Erie-Prophetstown 25-6, 25-16: The Panthers suffered a Three Rivers crossover loss at Prouty Gym.
Sarii Kochevar had three kills, and Aylah Jones and Hailey Bush each spiked two kills for E-P. Emma Davis had seven digs, Kennedy Buck added six digs, and Jaiden Oleson dished five assists.
Sauk Valley def. Illinois Central 25-23, 22-25, 25-19, 25-17: The Skyhawks won a nonconference match in East Peoria, rolling through the final two sets after splitting the first two against Illinois Central.
Michal Willman had 32 kills and four aces, while Kiley Sanders added 11 kills and 16 digs for Sauk (21-1). Tiana Tichler and Jaelyn Fitzgerald both finished with five kills and three blocks, and Juliana Rotella spiked four kills. Maddie Sands led the way with 25 digs, Audra Goff dished 27 assists, and Gabby Jones chipped in 24 assists and 17 digs.