Stories about Ashton-Franklin Center high school sports
Defense turning into offense. That was a common theme for Newman throughout Monday’s Class 1A Forreston Regional quarterfinal against Ashton-Franklin Center. Using the momentum created by takeaways, the Comets cruised to a 62-36 win over the Raiders.
On Day 2 of the IHSA Boys Individual State Wrestling Tournament, three Newman wrestlers kept their seasons alive. In girls basketball, Eastland's season ended in a 1A West Carroll Regional final loss to River Ridge/Scales Mound. Plus more in Friday's sports roundup.
The Serena girls basketball team, with senior Paisley Twait making a free throw in the final second, topped Ashton-Franklin Center 41-40 in the championship game of the Class 1A Earlville Regional on Thursday night.
Serena defeated Ashton-Franklin Center 41-40 to win the Class 1A Regional final game on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2024 at Earlville High School. The Lady Huskers will play in the sectional semifinals on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Gardner-South Wilmington.
The AFC girls basketball team defeated Newark to advance to the 1A Earlville Regional final, while the Fulton boys basketball team earned its 20th win and Newman senior Lucas Simpson reached 2,000 career points on Tuesday. Plus more in our local sports roundup.
Newman senior Lucas Simpson scored 40 points against Mendota to become the school's all-time leading scorer, while the Newman and Polo girls basketball seasons ended in regional semifinal losses on Monday. Plus more in our local sports roundup.
In a back-and-forth NUIC South game between Amboy and Ashton-Franklin Center on Wednesday night, a free throw was the deciding factor. Raiders junior guard Aaron Lester hit the game-winning foul shot with 1.9 seconds left.
The past eight days have been some for the record books in Sauk Valley area high school basketball. Since Jan. 30, two school records were broken, two players reached 1,000 career points, and at least one new career-high for points was set.
Morrison junior post Camryn Veltrop surpassed older sister Shelby to become the school's all-time leading scorer in girls basketball, while the Newman boys and girls basketball teams picked up wins on Monday. Plus more in our local sports roundup.
Sterling freshman Sarah Doughty won the Sterling girls bowling regional, while wrestlers from Oregon, Amboy, Polo and West Carroll advanced from various regionals on Saturday. Plus more in our local sports roundup.
The Polo boys and girls basketball teams both defeated Milledgeville, while the Newman girls basketball team fell to Princeton on Thursday. Plus more in our local sports roundup.
Newman topped Morrison, Polo beat Forreston, and Ashton-Franklin Center routed Milledgeville in girls basketball games on Wednesday. Plus more in our local sports roundup.
Polo senior Brock Soltow and Eastland junior Adam Awender both reached 1,000 career points in the Cougars' 66-63 double-overtime win over the Marcos on Tuesday. Plus more in our local sports roundup.
The Dixon boys bowling team is in 5th place out of 24 teams after Day 1 of the IHSA State Meet. Plus more in Friday's roundup.
The Ashton-Franklin Center girls basketball team took down Polo, while the Oregon wrestling team went 1-1 at the Genoa-Kingston triangular on Thursday. Plus more in our local sports roundup.