Stories about Ashton-Franklin Center high school sports
The Sterling boys basketball team defeated Alleman 75-35 on Friday night in Rock Island, taking a 53-19 lead into the locker room at halftime as JP Schilling scored 27 of his game-high 31 points before the break. The Rock Falls girls lost their Big Northern Conference opener 48-43 to Byron at Tabor Gym.
The Dixon Dukes basketball team won its Big Northern Conference opener on the road Thursday night, defeating Byron 59-50. Rock Falls' boys lost 55-37 in Winnebago. And the Dixon girls bowled past Sterling at Blackhawk Lanes, 2,662-2,333.
Former Sterling volleyball standout Lexi Rodriguez was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday, after starting all season at libero for Nebraska as a true freshman.
The Sterling boys basketball team defeated Rochelle 71-62 on Tuesday night in a road game, while the Sterling girls fell to Winnebago at home. The Oregon boys and girls basketball teams both won on the road, while the Newman wrestling team picked up a pair of wins in Savanna.
The Rock Falls boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season at the Geneseo tournament, as Ayden Goff's buzzer-beater topped Princeton. Sterling downed Rochelle at the Sycamore tournament, Dixon took third at the Ottawa tournament, and Newman placed seventh at the Oregon tournament.
The Sterling boys basketball team defeated host Sycamore 56-26 at the Strombom Holiday Tournament on Friday, while the Dixon Dukes defeated IVC 53-35 at the Dean Riley "Shootin' the Rock" Tournament in Ottawa. Rock Falls fell to United Township at the Geneseo Thanksgiving Shootout.
The Rock Falls girls basketball team shut down Sandwich for a 47-16 win on Tuesday night, while the Sterling girls fell 66-33 to Alleman. On the mat, Dixon's wrestlers swept a season-opening triangular, while Sterling topped Erie-Prophetstown 36-33.
The Dixon boys basketball team dropped its season opener at the Dean Riley “Shootin’ the Rock” Tournament on Monday night in Ottawa, falling 82-50 to Oak Forest. Meanwhile, the Dixon girls defeated St. Bede 66-46 in Peru to improve to 5-0
The Sauk Valley Community College volleyball team defeated Terra State 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 28-26 in the fifth-place match on Saturday afternoon at the NJCAA Division II National Championships, matching the program's highest finish from last year. In girls basketball Saturday, the Dixon Duchesses won the title at the Oregon Tip-Off Tournament.
The Sauk Valley Community College volleyball team defeated Kirkwood in straight sets Friday at the NJCAA Division II National Championships, earning a berth in the fifth-place match Saturday.