Stories about Polo high school sports
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 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 Morrison girls basketball team jumped out to a big lead early and defeated Newman 71-17 in a Three Rivers Conference crossover game Wednesday night in Morrison.
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 Sterling boys basketball team defeated Western Big 6 rival Geneseo 66-40 on Friday night in Geneseo, while the Newman boys beat Hall 70-62 in a Three Rivers east game in Spring Valley.
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.