Taylor Harrison scored five goals and dished two assists as the Dixon girls soccer team notched a 7-0 win over Stillman Valley in a Big Northern Conference road game.
Abby Goff added a goal and three assists for the Duchesses (4-1), while Paige Stees also had a goal and an assist, and Emma Evans assisted on a goal. Abby Provo made a couple of saves in goal.
All seven Dixon goals came in the first half.
Rock Island 5, Sterling 2: Hailey Walters scored twice, but the Golden Warriors dropped their Western Big 6 opener at Rock Island.
Walters opened the scoring in the sixth minute to put Sterling on top, and then, after a pair of Rocks goals, added her second early in the second half to tie the score at 2-2. Chelsey Chatters assisted on both goals.
But Rock Island’s Denise Carr scored four goals, including the last three of the game, and the Rocks pulled away for the win.
Rock Falls 18, Rockford Lutheran 8, 5 inn.: The Rockets picked up their first win of the season with an offensive outburst against Lutheran, scoring seven runs in the first and keeping the bats going throughout.
Chase Chappell went 2-for-2 at the plate with a home run and a double. Isaiah Kobbeman was 3-for-4 with a home run. Luke Akerman was 3-for-4 with three doubles.
Chappell went 2 1/3 innings on the mound for the win, striking out four and walking one.
Eastland 20, Milledgeville 0, 5 inn.: Drew Burkholder struck out 12 in a perfect game for the Missiles.
He needed just 64 pitches, throwing 51 of them for strikes, for the five-inning perfect game.
His batters gave him plenty of support. Kamden Baber had a pair of doubles and drove in four runs. Owen Rogers had three RBIs, and Kellen Henze drove in two runs. Burkholder also helped his own cause with a pair of RBIs, going 2-for-2 at the plate.
Forreston 16, Polo 2, 5 inn.: The Marcos scored a run in the top of the first, then yielded six in the bottom of the inning in a loss to the Cardinals.
Joey Bardell had Polo’s lone hit of the afternoon and drove in a run.
Gavin Zell pitched 1 2/3 innings and allowed eight runs (three earned) and five hits, including a pair of home runs.
Oregon 7, Genoa-Kingston 0: Mia Trampel struck out 12 in a complete-game shutout as the Hawks won a Big Northern Conference contest.
Liz Mois had two hits, including a home run, for Oregon (4-1).
Eastland 13, Milledgeville 2, 6 inn.: The Cougars got three hits each from Jenna Green and Chloe Waller in a win over the Missiles.
Addison Burkholder pitched five innings and struck out four, allowing two runs, none of them earned, on five hits.
Eastland scored four in the first and added two in the second, two in the third, one in the fifth and four in the sixth.
Milledgeville scored a run in the second and another in the fifth.
Forreston 18, Polo 3, 4 inn.: The Cardinals cruised to a four-inning win over their former co-op partner, scoring five in the first, six in the second, four in the third and three in the fourth.
Kara Erdman struck out nine to earn the win for Forreston.
Becca Wagner pitched an inning for the Marcos, allowing five runs and five hits.
Polo scored all of its runs in a three-run third.
Sterling 7, Rock Island 2: The Golden Warriors picked up a Western Big 6 road win.
Brecken Peterson won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Connor Pham won 6-3, 7-6 (4) at No. 2 singles. Luke Valentino won 4-6, 6-3, 10-7 at No. 3 singles. Kayden Loos won 4-6, 6-4, 10-4 at No. 4 singles. Carter Morris picked up the 7-6 (9), 6-3 win at No. 5 singles.
In doubles play, Loos and Peterson won 10-1 at No. 1, while Morrison and Benjamin Boze won 11-10 (6) at No. 3.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
Sterling 62, Winnebago 50, Dixon 26: The Golden Warriors excelled in the sprints and in the distance events to top the Duchesses and Winnebago in a triangular.
Kaydence Weeks won the 100 with a time of 14.16 seconds and the 200 with a time of 28.86; the Warriors swept the top four places in the 100 and the top three in the 200. Brooke Artman won the 300 hurdles in 1:06.32.
The sprint success carried over to the 4x100 relay, where Weeks, Anna Aulwes, Caroline Mobarak and Hannah Mobarak took first in 55.11.
In the 1600, Kylie Nicklaus won with a time of 5:38.92. Megan Gingrich won the 3200 with a time of 13:51.92.
Sterling also got a triple jump win from Sofia Rumbolz, clearing 10.16 meters.
Dixon got a win in the 800 from Jade Miller with a time of 2:37.31. Alivia Rubright won the 100 hurdles in 20.87.
Dixon’s Shea Lahey won the long jump, leaping 4.76 meters.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Dukes runners fly in triangular: Dixon took all but two of the individual running events in a triangular with Sterling and Winnebago.
Myles Nally won the 100 in 12.22 seconds and the 200 in 24.78 seconds. Brock Drengenberg won the 400 in 53.11 and the 800 in 1:59.82. Skylar Connolly won the 110 hurdles in 18.85.
The Dukes’ 4x400 relay of Drengenberg, Cadyn Grafton, Jacob Gusse and Isiah Kuehl won with a time of 3:40.08.
Dixon got a discus win from Dre Jackson, throwing 36.11 meters, with teammate Gavin McAllister taking second. Jackson also had a throw of 14.32 meters to win the shot put.
Gusse won the triple jump, leaping 12.89 meters. Michael Ross won the long jump with a leap of 5.54 meters.
The Warriors’ 4x800 relay of Sam Brown, John Cid, Owen Anderson and Dale Johnson won in 8:58.44.
Sterling’s Andrew Bland won the high jump, clearing 1.88 meters. Johnson won the 1600 in 4:51.91.
Junis pitches well in Royals’ loss: Rock Falls native Jakob Junis had a quality start Tuesday night, but didn’t get much run support in suffering his first loss of the season as Kansas City fell 2-1 to the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Junis struck out nine and walked one in 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and six hits. He threw 58 of his 84 pitches for strikes, and now has a 3.47 ERA this season in five appearances.
Colin Moran had an RBI single in the first inning for the Pirates, and Wilmer Difo added an RBI single after Junis had left the game in the seventh with runners on the corner and one out.
Since the game was in a National League ballpark, Junis also got an at-bat, but he struck out. The Royals’ lone run came on a Carlos Santana RBI single in the third.
Roby scores 15 in Thunder win: Oklahoma City snapped a 14-game losing streak with a 119-115 win over the Celtics in Boston on Tuesday, and Dixon native Isaiah Roby had 15 points and seven rebounds off the bench in the victory.
Roby also had an assist in 27 minutes, shooting 5-for-7 from the field and making his only 3-pointer. Her also hit all four of his free throws.
On Monday, Roby played 21 minutes off the bench in OKC’s 121-90 loss to the 76ers in Philadelphia, finishing with seven points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and a blocked shot. He was 2-for-8 from the floor – including 0-for-5 from 3-point range – and 3-for-4 from the free-throw line.
The Thunder (21-41) are back in action Thursday, when they host the New Orleans Pelicans at 8 p.m.