LOCAL ROUNDUP: Rock Falls girls tops in track triangular

Rock Falls put up 46 points to narrowly edge Princeton (41) and Fulton (36) on the Rockets’ home track Saturday.

The Rockets took first in the 4x800 relay with Tayli Hultin, Hana Ford, Calin Gaulrapp and Grace Rippy putting up a time of 11:21.93.

Cadence Williamson cleared 4 feet, 11 inches in the high jump. Savannah Buford jumped 9.02 meters in the triple jump. Maddy Wescott threw 26.10 meters to win the discus.

Fulton’s Lauren Mahoney won the 100 in 13.03 seconds. Evie Langloss won the 800 in 3:02.70.

The Steamers’ 4x100 relay of Mahoney, Brooklyn Brennan, Abbigail Thyne and Mikayla Gazo had a winning time of 54.21. Mahoney, Grace Dykstra, Thyne and Gazo took first in 1:57.17 in the 4x200. The 4x400 relay of Gazo, Dykstra, Mahoney and Grace Sanderson won in 4:45.52.

Dykstra went 4.28 meters to win the long jump.


Princeton tops Rock Falls, Fulton: Princeton scored 67 points to beat Rock Falls (49) and Futon (37) on Saturday.

The Rockets’ Brady Root won the 1600 in 6:26.97. Kohle Bradley cleared 7 feet, 9 inches to win the pole vault.

Fulton’s Kyler Pessman won the 100 in 11.25 seconds. Sam Stephen won the 800 in 2:25.05. Josh VanderPloeg went 11.80 meters in the triple jump


Oregon 16, Hinckley-Big Rock 15: A three-run bottom of the seventh lifted the Hawks to a come-from-behind win.

The Royals led 9-3 early, lifted by a six-run second inning, but Oregon answered with a three-run fourth and seven runs in the fifth.

Nico Giuffre went 4-for-5 for Oregon with three RBIs. Jackson Werren and Dominic Terikowski each drove in three runs. Gabe Eckerd drove in two.

Miley Smith pitched the first 2 1/3 innings and allowed eight runs (four earned) on two hits, striking out four.

AFC 11, Hiawatha 8: The Raiders won their season opener, getting a three-run second inning, then adding another in the third, two in the fourth, three in the fifth and two in the sixth.

Evan Kapp drove in three runs. Jordan Harris drove in two. Both had two hits

Michael Cochrane earned the win pitching 3 1/3 innings in relief and allowing four runs (two earned), on five hits and striking out seven. Harris started and struck out eight in 2 2/3 innings.

Eastland 21, West Carroll 1, 3 inn.: The Cougars scored 10 runs in the second and eight in the third to beat the Thunder in Thomson.

Kellen Henze had three hits, three RBIs and two runs, and Owen Rogers had two hits, three runs and drove in three for Eastland. Makel Cropper also had three RBIs, and courtesy runner Max McCullough scored three runs. Kamden Baber, Wyatt Baber and Cason Witt drove in two runs each, and Kamden Baber scored four times.

Cropper limited West Carroll to one unearned run in a no-hitter, striking out nine, walking five and hitting two batters.


Eastland sweeps West Carroll: The Cougars took the first game 15-2 in five innings, and the second 5-4.

In Game 1, Eastland scored five in the top of the first.

Addison Burkholder had three hits, including a double, and drove in two runs. Chloe Waller had two hits and drove in two.

Burkholder pitched two innings and struck out four. Jenica Stoner struck out five in relief.

Lacey Eissens had a pair of hits for the Thunder. Madison Magill drove in a run.

In Game 2, West Carroll led 3-0 before Eastland tied it with a three-run fifth inning. The Cougars then added a run in the sixth, and both teams scored a run in the seventh.

Burkholder struck out two in three innings in the circle, allowing one unearned run on six hits, and Stoner struck out three, allowing two runs on four hits.

West Carroll’s Kendal Asay struck out three in five innings, allowing three runs on nine hits.

Eissens, Magill and Asay each had two hits in the second game for the Thunder.

Sweitzer drove in two runs for Eastland.

Hiawatha 12, AFC 3: The Raiders lost in Ashton, as the Hawks scored in every inning except the second.

Lyla Fike had the lone hit for AFC, and scored a run, as did Bailey Berogen and Kylie Mershon.

Jessica Milligan took the loss, allowing 12 runs – only five earned – and six hits, with 11 strikeouts and seven walks.