Eastland High School sports news
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.
Another Amboy-Eastland girls basketball game came down to the wire Wednesday night in Lanark, as the Clippers led by as many as 13 in the third quarter before the Cougars rallied behind six 3-pointers from senior Annika Myre. But Amboy closed it out at the free-throw line in the final minute to preserve a 41-39 victory in the battle between previously unbeaten NUIC South squads.
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.
Camryn and Shelby Veltrop combined for 38 points to lift the Morrison girls basketball team to a 61-36 win over host Orion in a Three Rivers West contest Thursday night. Also, the Sterling girls lost to Alleman at home, while the Amboy girls defeated AFC; the Sterling boys swimmers beat Dunlap to remain undefeated; the Newman wrestlers swept a Three Rivers triangular in Port Byron.
The Rock Falls boys basketball team jumped out to a big lead early and went on to defeat Orion 55-41 in a nonconference game Tuesday night at Tabor Gym. Meanwhile, the Rock Falls girls lost a nip-and-tuck game at Wharton Fieldhouse, as Moline outscored the Rockets by four points in overtime to win 53-49.
The Morrison girls basketball team opened the Northwest Illinois Girls Basketball Shootout on Saturday in Lanark with a 56-38 victory over Dakota, while the Eastland Cougars rallied to beat Byron 52-47 later in the day.
The Dixon girls basketball team pulled away in the third quarter for a 40-33 win over Lena-Winslow on Thursday night in a nonconference win in Lena. The Milledgeville and Eastyland boys basketball teams won NUIC South games, while the Dixon wrestlers defeated Princeton, and the Sterling boys bowlers rolled past Sycamore.
Several local former athletes and current coaches were elected to the hall of fame in their various sports recently.