Stories about Fulton high school sports
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).
It took most of the first quarter, but the Fulton Steamers got things going on both offense and defense Monday night to defeat the Milledgeville Missiles 69-35 in an NUIC South game.
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 boys basketball team battled against a tough Rock Island team at Musgrove Fieldhouse on Friday night, but came up short in a 59-49 Western Big 6 loss.
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 Dixon girls bowling team defeated rival Sterling 2,908-2,497 on Monday evening at Plum Hollow Lanes. Meanwhile, the Newman and Morrison girls basketball teams lost Three Rivers contests, and the Amboy girls defeated Forreston in a makeup game from last month.
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 AFC girls basketball team used a 17-2 second-quarter surge to defeat Fulton 43-27 in an NUIC South game Friday night in Ashton.