Girls Tennis news
Ottawa earned 28 points to 21 for runner-up La Salle-Peru and 18 for third place Morris. Coal City was fourth with 13, followed by Mendota with 8, Streator 6, St. Bede and Pontiac 4 each and Kankakee 2. Kankakee McNamara did not score.
Several local girls tennis players were still alive for state tournament berths at the Class 1A Rochelle Sectional at the end of play Friday night.
The Sauk Valley Community College women’s tennis team earned a berth in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament in May with a runner-up finish at the Region IV Tournament on Saturday.
The Dixon volleyball team cruised to a 25-8, 25-14 win over North Boone on Thursday at Lancaster Gym to pick up its first Big Northern Conference win of the season.
The Byron girls swimming co-op won a triangular at home Wednesday, scoring 101 points to defeat Sterling (37 points) and Morrison (32).
The Sterling volleyball team took care of Western Big 6 foe Alleman in straight sets Tuesday night at Musgrove Fieldhouse, while Newman win at Mendota in a Three Rivers East match.
The Mendota and Streator high school girls tennis teams played close match after close match Tuesday, with the Trojans eventually leaving with the victory.
Sterling's Dale Johnson took third at the 39-team Peoria Invite on Saturday, while Rock Falls' Tayli Hultin won the Pretzel Invite in Freeport.
The Dixon girls tennis team defeated rival Sterling 3-2 in a nonconference dual Thursday in Sterling, as Chloe Coil's 7-6 (5), 6-1 win in a No. 1 singles match that lasted more than two hours provided the winning point.
Batavia junior tennis player Dhruthi Daggubati, who won the No. 1 singles title at the Jacobs Invite last week, is the Kane County Chronicle Athlete of the Week sponsored by Don McCue Chevrolet in St. Charles.