Stories about Amboy high school sports
The Dixon girls bowling team finished second at the Dixon Regional with a total pinfall of 5,141 on Saturday at Plum Hollow, advancing the entire team to the Decatur Sectional. Sterling will send a pair of individuals, while Oregon's Ava Wight won the Freeport Regional title.
15 area wrestlers advanced out of the Class 1A Polo Regional at Eastland High School on Saturday, with six coming from Oregon and five from Dixon.
The Rock Falls girls basketball team went on the road Thursday night and defeated Freeport 58-52 in a nonconference game, while the Sterling girls stuck with Moline the entire way before falling 52-44 in a Western Big 6 game at Wharton Fieldhouse.
Lindee Poper became the fourth Polo girls basketball player to reach 1,000 career points, scoring 26 points to lead the Marcos to a 62-55 win over Forreston on Wednesday night in an NUIC South home game.
The Rock Falls boys basketball team missed a potential game-winning shot at the buzzer Tuesday night in a 58-57 loss to Rockford Christian in a Big Northern Conference game on the road.
Get caught up on news, sports and features from last week in the Sauk Valley.
Neither of the two locals who competed at the IHSA Boys Bowling State Meet on Friday advanced to Day 2 at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon. Dixon sophomore Clark Bonnewell finished 75th with a 1,185m and Oregon sophomore Gavvin Surmo was 101st with a 1,121.
Polo senior center Lindee Poper blocked a potential game-tying shot by Addison Pertell with 10 seconds left, and Camrynn Jones’ ensuing free throws at the other end helped seal the Marcos’ 40-36 win over the host Clippers on Thursday night in an NUIC South game in Amboy.
The Polo Marcos trailed the Amboy Clippers by two points after the first quarter Wednesday night in Amboy, but after a 12-2 second-quarter run, the game was theirs to lose. After a few defensive stops late in the fourth quarter, Polo won 38-34.
Polo and Amboy go head to head Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 in a boys basketball match-up.
Amboy sophomore guard Addison Pertell has been a key addition to the varsity squad this season, and has become a perimeter scorer the Clippers can rely on.
The Dixon boys basketball team opened the second half with an 8-0 run and never looked back Monday night in a 61-49 win over Sycamore in a nonconference road game. It's the Dukes first win over the Spartans since Feb. 1989, snapping a six-game skid in the series.
Get caught up on news, sports and features from the week of January 15 through January 21, 2023 in the Sauk Valley.
Oregon’s Gavvin Surmo and Dixon’s Clark Bonnewell both placed in the top 13 individually Saturday at the Rockford Guilford Sectional, and earned two of the seven individual advancing spots for next weekend’s state tournament at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon.
The Newman girls basketball team picked up its second straight Three Rivers East win, defeating St. Bede 46-33 on Thursday night in Peru. Also, the Eastland, Polo and Fulton boys basketball teams all won, as did the Sterling girls bowlers and boys swimmers.