Stories about Amboy high school sports
The Dixon wrestling team finished the Big Northern Conference season undefeated to claim the league title, finishing off the perfect run through BNC duals with a 66-15 win over rival Rock Falls. Meanwhile, the Rock Falls boys basketball team picked up its first BNC win of the season with a 69-47 victory at North Boone.
The Dixon girls basketball team grabbed an early lead and never looked back Thursday night at Lancaster Gym, defeating North Boone 52-15 in a Big Northern Conference makeup game.
Another Amboy-Eastland girls basketball game came down to the wire Wednesday night in Lanark, as the Clippers led by as many as 13 in the third quarter before the Cougars rallied behind six 3-pointers from senior Annika Myre. But Amboy closed it out at the free-throw line in the final minute to preserve a 41-39 victory in the battle between previously unbeaten NUIC South squads.
The Dixon Dukes defeated Oregon 45-33 in a dual meet Tuesday night at the Blackhawk Center, while the Hawks defeated Winnebago 45-18 in another dual.
The Dixon Duchesses notched their 20th win of the season with a come-from-behind win on the road against Hampshire on Saturday afternoon. The Newman boys took control with a third-quarter surge to defeat Byron at the Manny's Shootout in Mt. Carroll.
Camryn and Shelby Veltrop combined for 38 points to lift the Morrison girls basketball team to a 61-36 win over host Orion in a Three Rivers West contest Thursday night. Also, the Sterling girls lost to Alleman at home, while the Amboy girls defeated AFC; the Sterling boys swimmers beat Dunlap to remain undefeated; the Newman wrestlers swept a Three Rivers triangular in Port Byron.
The Morrison girls basketball team jumped out to a big lead early and defeated Newman 71-17 in a Three Rivers Conference crossover game Wednesday night in Morrison.
The Dixon girls bowling team defeated rival Sterling 2,908-2,497 on Monday evening at Plum Hollow Lanes. Meanwhile, the Newman and Morrison girls basketball teams lost Three Rivers contests, and the Amboy girls defeated Forreston in a makeup game from last month.
The Morrison girls basketball team opened the Northwest Illinois Girls Basketball Shootout on Saturday in Lanark with a 56-38 victory over Dakota, while the Eastland Cougars rallied to beat Byron 52-47 later in the day.
The Dixon girls basketball team pulled away in the third quarter for a 40-33 win over Lena-Winslow on Thursday night in a nonconference win in Lena. The Milledgeville and Eastyland boys basketball teams won NUIC South games, while the Dixon wrestlers defeated Princeton, and the Sterling boys bowlers rolled past Sycamore.