The Dixon wrestling team finished the season undefeated for the first time in 30 years, going a perfect 13-0 in dual meets after a 72-9 win over LaSalle-Peru on Thursday night at The Pit.
Jacob Renkes (106 pounds), Ayden Rowley (113), Cade Hey (138) and Owen Brooks (160) all pinned their opponents in less than a minute, and Lucas Sheridan (145) and Shaun DeVries (285) also had first-period pins for the Dukes. Chris Sitter (126), Jayce Kastner (152) and Justin Dallas (220) also won by pin, and Dixon received three forfeits.
The Dukes are back in action next weekend, when they host a Class 1A regional at The Pit.
Sycamore 44, Sterling 27: The Golden Warriors lost a dual on the road, winning four contested bouts and receiving a forfeit.
Landon Kenney (120 pounds), Drew Kested (145) and Tommy Tate (160) all won by pin for Sterling, and Dylan Ottens added a 2-0 win at 132.
Oregon sweeps in Byron: The Hawks defeated Polo 52-22 and topped the host Tigers 45-34 in a triangular. Byron defeated Polo 51-36 in the other dual.
Griffin Marlatt (113 pounds), Seth Stevens (138) and Andrew Young (195) all won a pair of pins for Oregon, while Gabe Eckerd (160) won by pin and major decision, and Anthony Bauer (152) won by pin and decision.
Ethan George (170) and Seth Rote (220) added pins against Polo, while Lane Halverson (132) won by pin against Byron. The Hawks received a pair of forfeits in both duals.
Polo’s double-winners in contested bouts were Wyatt Queckboerner (182) with a pair of pins, and Wyatt Doty (132) with a pin and a major decision. Daniel Engel (285) added a pin against Oregon, while Gage Lagee (120), Lucas Nelson (126) and DeAngelo Fernandez (152) won by pin against Byron.
Geneseo 64, Sterling 16: The Golden Warriors trailed 23-3 after the first quarter and never recovered against the Class 3A top-ranked Maple Leafs in a Western Big 6 road loss.
Kathryn Rowzee finished with five points for Sterling (1-16, 0-10 WB6), while Kirra Gibson scored four, and Addie McCombs hit a 3-pointer.
Kammie Ludwig poured in 24 points for Geneseo (25-0), Annie Wirth scored 12, and Ali Rapps added eight.
Morrison 54, Erie-Prophetstown 27: The Fillies built a 33-15 halftime lead and rolled to a Three Rivers West win at home over the Panthers.
Camryn Veltrop tallied 16 points, six rebounds and two blocks to lead Morrison. Jordan Eads scored 11 points, Kendra Fisher added nine points, seven steals, five rebounds and four assists, and Shelby Veltrop chipped in 10 points, five rebounds and two steals for the Fillies. BayLeigh Brewer nabbed five steals for Morrison.
Malory Eggers and Kennedy Buck paced Erie-Prophetstown with six points apiece.
Princeton 42, Bureau Valley 23: Erin May scored 10 points, and Kate Salisbury added eight as the Storm fell to the Tigers at the Storm Cellar in Manlius.
Mckenzie Hecht scored a game-high 14 points to pace Princeton.
Amboy 43, Polo 38: The Clippers built a 25-14 halftime lead, then held off the Marcos in the second half for an NUIC South road win.
Olivia Dinges had 13 points, 15 rebounds and three steals for Amboy (16-7, 7-1), while Elly Jones added 12 points and four assists. Maeve Larson hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 10 points.
Natalie Nelson led Polo with 11 points and 12 rebounds, while Nicole Boelens and Lindee Poper scored nine points each; Boelens added five rebounds, five steals and three assists, and Poper also had 10 rebounds and six blocks.
Fulton 45, Milledgeville 29: Freshman Miraya Pessman scored 23 points and nabbed four steals to lift the Steamers over the Missiles.
Kylie Smither scored eight points for Fulton, and Resse Germann added four points, six rebounds, seven assists and four steals.
Adriana Miller scored 19 points to lead Milledgeville.
River Ridge-Scales Mound 46, Eastland 34: Class 1A No. 6 RRSM jumped out to a 27-16 halftime lead and held on for a 12-point win over the visiting Cougars.
Chloe Sweitzer led Eastland (10-11) with 11 points and three steals, while Annika Myre scored nine points. Delana Erbsen added six points, four rebounds and two steals, and Addison Burkholder had four points, six rebounds and three assists for the Cougars. Sarah Kempel finished with two points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists, and Quinc Haverland added two points, six rebounds and three assists.
Gwen Miller led RRSM (18-2) with 12 points.
Galena 54, West Carroll 27: The Thunder led 10-8 after the opening quarter, but the Class 1A eighth-ranked Pirates took control with a 23-0 second-quarter surge to send West Carroll to an NUIC West loss in Savanna.
Kendal Asay, Emma Randecker and Cora Collins scored six points apiece to pace West Carroll. Asay added seven rebounds and three blocks, and Collins blocked five shots. Tori Moshure finished with three points, five rebounds and five assists, and Abbey Skiles chipped in six rebounds and three assists for the Thunder, who were playing without point guard Kylie Hill (sprained ankle).
Gracie Furlong’s 18 points led Galena (21-3), and Maggie Furlong scored 10.
Faith Christian 77, Pathway 51: The Falcons had four double-figure scorers, and 11 different players recorded a stat in a lopsided victory.
Levi Schuler had 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals for Faith, while Evan Fassler finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Collin Kibble added 13 points, three assists and three blocks, and Isaiah Schuler chipped in 12 points and four rebounds. Nathan Hodson had seven points, five assists and two blocks, and Caleb Rydzinski pulled down six rebounds for the Falcons.
Dixon 2,827, Geneseo 2,745: Leslie Pettorini bowled a match-high 200 game and 551 series to lead the Duchesses past the Maple Leafs.
Autumn Swift rolled a 501 series for Dixon, Tianna Bryson bowled a 496, and Grace DeBord rolled a 478. Abby Tate finished with a 429 series, while Olivia Gingras bowled a 372.
Geneseo was led by Allyson Ford’s 511 series.
Sterling 2,638, Kewanee 2,383: Hannah Conderman lifted the Golden Warriors over the Boilermakers with a 619 series, including a 222 high game.
Katelynn Garcia rolled a 505 series with a 213 game, Emily Doss finished with a 433 series, and Madison Schmitt bowled a 392 for Sterling. Brendy Gatica (375) and Kailynn Wickham (314) rounded out the Sterling lineup.
Kristina Armstrong and Mya Mirocha led Kewanee with series of 517 and 501, respectively.
LaSalle-Peru 383, Byron 366: The Tiger Sharks dropped a dual at home, as Nathan Bell won four events and Carson Faley took three.
Bell won the 100 breaststroke (1:03.64) and 1-meter diving (124.35 points), and Faley won the 200 IM (2:02.05). The duo also teamed with Levi Schamper and Tyson Politsch to win both the 200 medley relay (1:43.34) and 400 freestyle relay (3:34.78).
Schamper added runner-up finishes in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, while Poltisch took second in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. Caleb Weekley was second in the 500 freestyle.
Sauk Valley 70, Illinois Valley 43: The Skyhawks jumped out to a 15-7 lead after the opening quarter, then doubled-up IVCC in the second half, with a 20-10 scoring edge in the third period and 18-9 in the fourth for an Arrowhead Conference win in Oglesby.
Hailey Walters hit five 3-pointers and finished with 25 points for Sauk, while Alejandra Padilla had 15 points, and Josie Rank scored 14.
Maddy Freeman led IVCC with 21 points, and Taylor Quiram added 13.