The Sterling girls soccer team took to the field of Roscoe Eades Stadium for the first time since 2019, but lost to Quincy 12-0 on Thursday.
The Blue Devils scored nine times in the first half, then added three more in the second half.
Byron 3, Oregon 0: The Hawks fell in a Big Northern Conference match.
Taylor Rufer made 20 saves in goal.
Newman 15, Kewanee 0, 4 inn.: Playing at the Lumberkings’ home field in Clinton, Iowa, the Comets put up 15 runs in the first two innings in a win over the Boilermakers.
Jake Ackman had a pair of hits, including a triple, and drove in three runs for the Comets. Kyle Wolfe drew three walks and scored three times.
Elias Henkel struck out eight and allowed no runs and four hits, walking two in four innings.
Forreston 16, Polo 1, 5 inn.: The Cardinals scored 11 runs in the top of the second in a win over the Marcos.
Tyler Merdian drove in Cole Faivre for the lone Polo run in the fourth.
Eastland 10, Milledgeville 7: Two days after getting a perfect game against the Missiles out of Drew Burkholder, Eastland fell behind early with three runs in the top of the first, but rallied back and eventually scored six runs in the sixth to win it in Lanark.
Makel Cropper drove in two runs for Eastland. Burkholder and Kellen Henze each had a pair of hits.
Milledgeville’s Kieren Harris and Ashton Nobis each had two hits. Harris and Cody VanDyke drove in runs. Harris struck out four in five innings pitched.
Forreston 9, Polo 1: The Cardinals held the Marcos to a single hit in an NUIC road win.
Taylor Greenfield was 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBIs. Brooke Boettner also drove in two runs.
Kara Erdmann struck out four and allowed one run on one hit in seven innings.
Madelynn Jones started for Polo, pitching four innings and allowing seven runs on six hits, walking five.
Eastland 13, Milledgeville 2, 6 inn.: The Cougars scored in every inning but the fourth in a win over the Missiles.
Chloe Waller and Jenna Green each had three hits for Eastland. Green had a triple and one of the Cougars’ four doubles.
Addison Burkholder pitched five innings, allowing no earned runs on five hits, and struck out four.
Milledgeville’s runs came in the second and fifth.
Newman 5, Alleman 0: The Comets swept the Pioneers at Sauk Valley Community College, not dropping a set in any of the five matches.
In singles play, Marvel Zhang won 6-1, 6-4, and John Craft won 6-2, 6-0.
In doubles, Tyler Bonnell and James Rhodes won 6-1, 6-2, Koda Brininger and Logan Palmer won 6-0, 6-0, and Carson Palmer and Brady Partington won 6-0, 6-0.
Sterling 3, Princeton 2: The Golden Warriors eked out a nonconference home win over the Tigers.
Brecken Peterson won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Benjamin Boze won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.
In doubles play, Connor Pham and Luke Valentino won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
Oregon 93, Pecatonica-Durand 40, Rock Falls 34: The Hawks picked up a win at Landers-Loomis Field.
Oregon’s Ava Wight won the 100 in 13.91 seconds. Mariah Drake won the 200 in 32.91. Sophia Stender won the 100 hurdles in 18.28. Jennica Ciesiel won the 3,200 in 15:13.85.
Oregon’s Brenna Noon won the shot put with a toss of 11.71 meters. Jenae Bothe threw 35.62 to win discus. Lydia Cermak won the long jump with a leap of 4.7 meters. Lyndi Kenney cleared 2.43 meters to win the pole vault. Ciesiel cleared 1.47 to win the high jump.
Rock Falls got a 300 hurdles win from Aniyah Thomas in 1:01.37.
Rock Falls won the 4x800 relay, while Oregon took first in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
Rock Falls 75, Pecatonica-Durand 50, Oregon 49: The Rockets raced to a win in a triangular in Oregon.
Rock Falls got relay wins in the 4x100 and 4x200.
Matthew Marcum won the 110 hurdles in 17.65 seconds, and the 300 hurdles in 43.89. He also won the 200 in 24.67. The Rockets’ Matthew McGrady won the high jump, clearing 1.57 meters.
Oregon’s Isaac Reber won the 100 in 12.33. Nathaniel Shone won the 400 (57.22) and the pole vault, clearing 3.35 meters. Daniel Dominguez won the shot put with a throw of 12.94 meters, and the discus with a throw of 37.34 meters.
The Hawks also won the 4x400 relay.
Roby makes most of minutes for Thunder: Despite only playing 16 minutes Thursday night, Dixon native Isaiah Roby just missed a double-double in the Thunder’s 109-95 loss to the Pelicans in Oklahoma City.
Roby scored 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds, and he also had two assists and three steals. He shot 5-for-9 from the field, including 2-for-3 from 3-point range, and made his only free throw.
The Thunder (21-42) play again Saturday at 7 p.m. against the Pacers.