Stories about Ashton-Franklin Center high school sports
On the biggest stage of the season, several area girls track and field athletes shined bright on the blue track at Eastern Illinois University's O’Brien Field in Thursday’s Class 1A state preliminaries. The Sauk Valley will be represented in the state finals in 10 events.
Mia Trampel struck out 13 in a four-hitter to lead the Oregon softball team past rival Byron 8-0 in a Class 2A Rock Falls Regional semifinal on Wednesday afternoon.
The Milledgeville baseball team eked out a 7-6 regional quarterfinal win over Morrison with two runs in the bottom of the seventh on Monday, while AFC baseball rolled to a six-inning regional quarterfinal win over Polo.
Local teams from the Three Rivers and Northwest Upstate Illini competed in the boys track & field conference meets on Thursday.
The Erie-Prophetstown and Fulton girls track & field teams are sending large contingents to next week's Class 1A state meet in Charleston after strong performances t the Bureau Valley Sectional on Wednesday. Newman and the Amboy co-op also had state qualifiers.
The Rock Falls baseball team scored a run in the first inning, then held on to defeat Rockford Christian 1-0 in a Big Northern Conference road game Monday afternoon.
The Oregon softball team swept West Carroll in a doubleheader Saturday, winning 14-3 and 15-1 in a pair of five-inning wins to improve to 20-8 on the season. Also, the Dixon tennis team won the Hub Invite title in Rochelle.
The Sterling girls track & field team had athletes crowned conference champs in a pair of events at the Western Big 6 Meet on Friday night in Rock Island.
The Dixon, Rock Falls and Oregon girls track & field teams competed at the Big Northern Conference Meet on Thursday night in Rockford, and the three local teams finished 3-4-5 in the final team standings.
The Newman baseball team fell to Putnam County 5-3 in nine innings Wednesday in Sterling, while Rock Falls lost 5-2 to North Boone on the road. The AFC and Bureau Valley baseball teams won, as did the Oregon, BV and Morrison softball teams. Newman boys tennis topped Galesburg.
The Forreston-Polo track team finished fourth at the 44th annual Art Carlson Hawk Classic on Friday night, while Erie-Prophetstown was fifth at the 20-team event. Newman was seventh, Amboy-LaMoille-Ohio-AFC placed 11th, host Oregon took 12th, and Milledgeville-Eastland was 16th.
The Dixon baseball team won a wild Big Northern Conference game at home, 22-12 over Rockford Lutheran on Thursday. The Rock Falls baseball team rallied to top Genoa-Kingston 8-6, and the softball Rockets and Duchesses both won run-rule BNC contests.
The Rock Falls baseball team won for the second straight day Tuesday, defeating Oregon 26-0 in four innings in a Big Northern Conference road game. Dixon also won big, downing Byron 17-2 in four innings to improve to 11-1 overall and 9-1 in the BNC.