The Oregon Hawks took third place in the inaugural Big Northern Conference Tournament with a 25-16, 25-19 win over Mendota on Thursday at the Blackhawk Center.
Ella Martin had 20 assists, two kills and six digs for Oregon. Ava Wight had five kills, four digs, an ace and a block. Jenae Bothe had five kills, two blocks and five aces. Lyndi Kenney had five digs and an ace. Olivia Ankney had seven digs.
Milledgeville def. AFC 25-14, 25-10: The Missiles cruised to the NUIC win.
Adriana Miller had 10 kills and four digs. Alyssa Mertz had six kills and five digs. Rylee Matthews had nine digs. Mertz and Grace Jakobs each had 11 assists.
Brittney Mundell had seven digs, two blocks, two kills and an ace for the Raiders. Jessica Milligan had three assists and two digs. Sophie Berkeley had two kills, two digs an an assist.
Amboy def. Polo 25-13, 25-17: The Clippers topped the Marcos in two sets.
Mallory Powers led Amboy with 12 kills and five digs. Brianna Blaine had four kills and five aces. Olivia Dinges had three kills and two aces. Madelyn McLaughlin had three kills and a block. Eden Lindenmeyer had 11 digs. Brooklyn Whelchel had a block.
Polo’s Nicole Boelens had an ace, four kills, two blocks, five assists and five digs. Becca Wagner had six kills and an assist. Marah Blake had an ace, a dig, three kills and three blocks.
Newman 9, Bureau Valley 0: The Comets limited the Storm to one hit in a home Three Rivers East win.
Blake Wolfe pitched six innings and struck out four.
Kyle Wolfe picked up three hits for Newman. Blake Wolfe and Nolan Britt each drove in two runs.
Newman scored two in the first, another in the second, three in the third, and three in the sixth.
Kewanee 9, Erie-Prophetstown 4: The Panthers had nine hits, but fell to the Boilermakers at home.
The Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third, but Kewanee jumped in front with a four-run fourth and a five-run fifth.
Justice Cole and Dawson Haggard each had a pair of hits for E-P. Jaime Miner struck out six in three innings on the mound.
Newman 5, Bureau Valley 3: Jess Johns had a walk-off RBI to lead the Comets to a win over Bureau Valley.
Julia Thormeyer went 2-for-2 at the plate for Newman. Carlin Brady and Madison Duhon drove in runs.
Ady Waldschmidt had 13 strikeouts in the complete-game win for Newman, allowing three runs on four hits.
Oregon 5, Fulton 3: The Hawks picked up the nonconference win at Park West, scoring a run in the first, two in the third, , and sinlge runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
Reilee Suter and Bella Koertner each had two hits for Oregon, and Koertner also drove in two runs. Liz Mois also had a RBI. Mia Trampel pitched 4 innings and Ava Hackman tossed 3 in relief.
Steamers starter Liz Fish struck out four in her first three innings in the circle. She allowed three runs on two hits. After giving way to Bri Anders in the fourth – she allowed a hit and a run, walking two and hitting two – Fish returned to get another strikeout to end the fourth, then worked the fifth and allowed a walk and a run.
Fish, Anders, Ally Reed and Mariah Underwood all picked up hits for Fulton. Anders and Fish drove in runs. Underwood scored on a passed ball.
Sterling 6, United Township 3: The Golden Warriors picked up three wins in third-set tiebreakers to top the Panthers in a Western Big 6 dual.
At No. 4 singles, Carter Morris picked up a 6-1, 3-6, 10-6 win over UT’s Josh Lear. Sterling’s Ben Boze beat Colin Manion 6-3, 2-6, 10-5 at No. 6 singles. Sterling’s Kayden Loos rallied back for a 3-6, 6-2, 10-6 win at No. 3 singles over Evan Potter.
Connor Pham also got a singles win for Sterling, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1.
In doubles, Sterling’s Pham and Luke Valentino won 6-1, 6-2 and Morrison and Boze won 7-5, 6-4.
Area players honored on AP All-State Team: Amboy senior guard Mallory Powers was selected to the Class 1A first-team all-state squad by the Associated Press.
Powers, who along with teammate Abi Payne was the Sauk Valley Media co-player of the year, averaged 17.9 points per game for the Clippers, who finished ranked No. 1 in Class 1A in the final AP Poll.
Payne was joined on the second- team by Eastland senior post player Karlie Krogman.
In boys Class 1A, Treyton Selman of Milledgeville and Connor Barnett of Fulton were the top two honorable mentions. Selman garnered 23 votes and Barnett 22; the lowest vote total of the second-team honorees was 25.
Eastland junior guard Kellen Henze was also honorable mention.
The Class 2A boys honorable mentions included Newman junior guard Marcus Williams.
On the girls Class 3A all-state teams, Sterling center Brooklyn Borum and point guard Bree Borum were both named honorable mention.