Stories about Dixon high school sports
Oregon’s Isaac Kaltenbrun used a huge final game at the Hononegah Sectional on Saturday to bowl his way into the IHSA state meet next weekend in O’Fallon, becoming the third Hawk to qualify for state twice in a career. Meanwhile, the Sterling boys swam to the title at the United Township Panther Invitational for just the second time in program history.
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.
The Rock Falls girls basketball team was firing on all cylinders Wednesday night, building a big lead and cruising past North Boone 55-21 for a Big Northern Conference road win. All 11 players got in the game and scored for the Rockets (11-11, 2-3 BNC).
The Sterling Water Warriors won their annual dual with friendly rival Byron on Tuesday evening, winning nine events en route to a 77-21 victory.
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.
In the finale at their own MLK tournament on Monday afternoon, the Sterling boys basketball team rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit to defeat Chicago Christ The King 59-47 and finish the tournament 3-0.
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.
The Sterling Golden Warriors placed third at the boys bowling sectional held at Blackhawk Lanes on Saturday to advance to next week's Hononegah Sectional. Dixon, Oregon and Erie-Prophetstown also had individuals qualify for the sectional.
Tough defense led to easy offense early and often for the Dixon boys basketball team in a 73-36 win over North Boone on Thursday night in a Big Northern Conference contest at Lancaster Gym.