The Sterling volleyball team defeated Alleman 25-16, 25-13 in a Western Big 6 match at Musgrove Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.
Grace Egan had 15 kills, four digs, three aces and a block for the Golden Warriors (10-16-1, 7-4), while Delali Amankwa dished 18 assists to go with two digs and a kill. Kathryn Rowzee had four kills and two digs, Addy Sullivan led the way with seven digs, Katie Dittmar had a dig and an ace, and Aubri Menchaca served an ace.
Newman def. Mendota 25-13, 25-21: The Comets remained unbeaten in Three Rivers East play with a straight-sets road win.
Ally Clevenger finished with 10 kills, 13 digs and an ace for Newman (19-3-1, 10-0), while Jessalin Johns had six kills and six digs. Kennedy Rowzee added three kills and four blocks, Paige Grennan stuffed the stat sheet with eight digs, four assists, two aces and a kill, Katie Grennan had seven assists, seven digs, two kills and an ace, and Shae McNeill chipped in nine assists and four digs.
Erie-Prophetstown def. Morrison 26-24, 25-11: The Panthers pulled out a tight first set, then rolled in the second set for a Three Rivers East win at home.
Kennedy Buck led E-P with seven kills, and she also had three digs. Sarii Kochevar, Aylah Jones and Hailey Bush each spiked four kills, with Bush adding two blocks. Hayley Wuebben finished with five aces and three digs, Emma Davis had three aces and three digs, and Jaiden Oleson chipped in 21 assists and four digs.
Polo def. Amboy 25-18, 25-14: The Marcos won an NUIC match at home over the Clippers.
Nicole Boelens led the way with 12 kills and eight digs for Polo, while Ally Cytrych served 11 points and an ace. Teah Almasy had nine assists, four kills and six digs, Natalie Nelson added six assists and three digs, and Lindee Poper finished with eight points, two kills, a block and an ace.
Chloe Heath had four kills and four digs for Amboy, while Tyrah Vaessen dished 11 assists. Elly Jones had eight digs, Lexi Ketchum added three digs, and Courtney Ortgiesen and Madison O’Malley served two aces each.
Eastland def. AFC 25-8, 25-11: The Cougars cruised to an NUIC victory in Ashton.
Addie Burkholder led the Cougars with eight kills and seven digs. Quinc Haverland and Katlyn Spong each had a block. Annika Myre had seven aces, with Chloe Sweitzer adding five; Sweitzer also had five digs. Jenica Stoner dished 16 assists.
Bailey Berogan led the Raiders with four kills and two blocks, while Sara Ramadani had seven digs, Kate Bass added three digs, and Brianna Gonnerman dished four assists.
Princeton def. Bureau Valley 25-23, 25-10: Princeton pulled out a close win over the Storm in the first set, then rolled in the second set.
Ashley Nordstrom led BV with four kills and four digs, Tyra Sayler added 11 digs, Lexie Marquez had four digs, and Kate Salisbury chipped in six assists and four digs.
Olivia Gartin had nine kills for Princeton, Katie Bates had 20 assists, eight digs and three aces, and Abby Peterson added eight digs, two aces and three assists.
Rochelle 3, Dixon 1: The Dukes dropped a tough one on Senior Night at A.C. Bowers Field, falling behind 3-0 at halftime.
Senior Bradyn Langloss scored Dixon’s lone goal in his final home game.
Rock Island 3, Sterling 0: The Golden Warriors fell in a Western Big 6 game on the road, despite playing even in the second half.
Alleman 8, Sterling 1: The Golden Warriors dropped a Western Big 6 match in Rock Island.
Sam Feather was the lone winner for Sterling, taking the No. 6 singles match 6-2, 6-3. She also teamed with Madison Hubbs in a tough 6-4, 5-7, 10-6 loss at No. 2 doubles.
Anna Meltzer lost 7-4, 4-6, 10-6 at No. 2 singles, and Hubbs fell 7-5, 5-7, 10-7 in a hard-fought No. 5 singles match for the Warriors.
Boys cross country
Clippers, Comets, Panthers go 2-3-4 in Erie: Amboy-LaMoille scored 49 points to finish behind only Riverdale at the Erie-Prophetstown Panther Invite at Lake Erie Country Club, while Newman (79) took third and the host Panthers (108) finished fourth.
Riverdale scored a 25 to win the team title, led by race winner Tommy Murray (15:26.75). Bureau Valley was sixth (160).
The Clippers’ Brock Loftus was second in 16:00.59, while Ian Eller placed sixth (17:09.46) and Kyler McNinch took 10th (16:14.96). Wyatt Lundquist (16th, 17:38.78) and Charlie Dickinson (17th, 17:47.03) rounded out Amboy’s team score.
Newman’s top finisher was Lucas Schaab in seventh (17:11.02), while Lucas Simpson was 11th (17:21.68). Ken Boesen (15th, 17:37.46), Kaden Welty (25th, 18:13.12) and Carver Grummert (26th, 18:17.66) also scored for the Comets.
Erie-Prophetstown was led by Jacob Gibson in 13th (17:26.42) and Lucas Dreisbach in 18th (17:51.00). Victor Bonnell (24th, 18:06.87) and Aiden Jepson (28th, 18:22.21) added top-30 finishes for the Panthers.
Elijah House led BV in fifth place (16:51.03). Benjamin Roth took 27th (18:21.02).
Brady Wolf finished 14th (17:27.74) for Morrison, which did not field a full team.
Girls cross country
Erie-Prophetstown wins title at own invite: The Panthers scored 35 points to easily defeat runner-up Stockton (59) at the Panther Invite at Lake Erie Country Club.
Bureau Valley was the only other local school to field a full team, finishing fifth (95 points). Newman, Amboy-LaMoille and Morrison also competed.
The Clippers’ Lauren Althaus was the top local finisher in third place, clocking a 20:48.62. Erie-Prophetstown’s Dylan Chandler finished fifth (21:09.52), and teammate Jillian Norman was seventh (21:40.02). Newman’s Claire Crisham (9th, 22:21.58) and BV’s Amalie Graversgaard (10th, 22:27.28) rounded out the top 10.
Also scoring for the Panthers were Jade Nickerson in 16th (23:02.84), Alexis Anderson in 17th (23:04.62), and Shea Winters in 25th (24:04.78).
Darla Kepner (26th, 24:08.93) and Jillian Hulsing (42nd, 25:52.02) also had top-50 finishes for the Storm.
Newman’s Gianna Widolff (19th, 23:09.83), Annie Rude (37th, 25:13.75) and Monica Healy (50th, 27:10.90) also finished in the top 50.
Amboy got a 15th place from Bailey Ellis (22:53.62), a 30th from Addison Pertell (24:18.46), and a 43rd from Natalie Pratt (25:59.34).
Morrison was led by a 22nd from Erika King (23:34.52) and a 32nd from Marissa Folkers (24:35.59).
Sauk Valley def. Illinois Valley 25-12, 25-11, 25-12: The Skyhawks cruised to an Arrowhead Conference win at home.
Kiley Sanders had 15 kills and 15 digs, and Michal Willman added 13 kills, 14 digs and five aces for fourth-ranked Sauk (28-1, 6-0). Tiana Tichler had eight kills and four blocks, Jaelyn Fitzgerald spiked four kills, and Maddie Sands had 15 digs. Audra Goff added 22 assists and six digs, and Gabby Jones dished 14 assists.