Stories about Milledgeville high school sports
Out of the eight Sauk Valley-area boys track and field teams that competed at the Class 1A Erie Sectional at Wayne Hein Field on Thursday, seven will have a representative at the IHSA Boys State Track & Field championships in Charleston next week.
Mia Trampel struck out 13 in a four-hitter to lead the Oregon softball team past rival Byron 8-0 in a Class 2A Rock Falls Regional semifinal on Wednesday afternoon.
The Milledgeville baseball team eked out a 7-6 regional quarterfinal win over Morrison with two runs in the bottom of the seventh on Monday, while AFC baseball rolled to a six-inning regional quarterfinal win over Polo.
Local teams from the Three Rivers and Northwest Upstate Illini competed in the boys track & field conference meets on Thursday.
The Erie-Prophetstown and Fulton girls track & field teams are sending large contingents to next week's Class 1A state meet in Charleston after strong performances t the Bureau Valley Sectional on Wednesday. Newman and the Amboy co-op also had state qualifiers.
The Rock Falls baseball team scored a run in the first inning, then held on to defeat Rockford Christian 1-0 in a Big Northern Conference road game Monday afternoon.
The Newman baseball and softball teams both won big in nonconference games Monday, as the baseball Comets beat Mercer County 13-0 in Aledo, and the softball Comets beat Pecatonica 10-0 at home. Meanwhile, the Dixon tennis team notched a 4-1 win over Rock Island.
The Dixon, Rock Falls and Oregon girls track & field teams competed at the Big Northern Conference Meet on Thursday night in Rockford, and the three local teams finished 3-4-5 in the final team standings.
The Sterling softball team defeated Forreston 4-1 on Monday, while Dixon downed Genoa-Kingston 7-4 and Rock Falls topped Rockford Lutheran 10-0. On the baseball diamond, Dixon defeated Rockford Lutheran 12-0, and Rock Falls beat Genoa-Kingston 4-1.
The Forreston-Polo track team finished fourth at the 44th annual Art Carlson Hawk Classic on Friday night, while Erie-Prophetstown was fifth at the 20-team event. Newman was seventh, Amboy-LaMoille-Ohio-AFC placed 11th, host Oregon took 12th, and Milledgeville-Eastland was 16th.
The Dixon baseball team won a wild Big Northern Conference game at home, 22-12 over Rockford Lutheran on Thursday. The Rock Falls baseball team rallied to top Genoa-Kingston 8-6, and the softball Rockets and Duchesses both won run-rule BNC contests.
The Rock Falls softball team avenged an earlier loss at home to Oregon with a 11-0, five inning victory on Wednesday, while the Dixon softball team lost its second straight game at home.
The Rock Falls baseball team won for the second straight day Tuesday, defeating Oregon 26-0 in four innings in a Big Northern Conference road game. Dixon also won big, downing Byron 17-2 in four innings to improve to 11-1 overall and 9-1 in the BNC.