Stories about Polo high school sports
The Sterling softball team scored 10 runs over the final three innings for a 15-6 win over Quincy on Thursday in a Western Big 6 road game, while the Rock Falls boys and girls track teams both won a five-team meet in Erie, and the Sterling boys tennis team opened with a win.
Here's a look at the 2022-23 SVM Boys Basketball All-Area Team, as well as the final stats leaderboard.
The Sterling baseball team took the lead early on its way to a 6-1 win over Rochelle in a nonconference game Thursday at Gartner Park. The Oregon softball team also got its bats going in a 21-5 win over Hiawatha in Kirkland.
The Sterling baseball team scored in each of its final four half-innings to defeat Riverdale 9-1 in a nonconference game Wednesday at Gartner Park, while the softball team scored seven runs in the seventh inning to defeat Sherrard 8-7.
The Newman softball team exploded for 14 runs in the fourth inning to defeat Eastland 14-3 in five innings in a nonconference game on Tuesday in Sterling.
The Newman softball team took down Fulton, while the Sterling baseball team edged Kewanee in home games in Sterling on Monday.
Here's a look at the 2022-23 SVM Girls Basketball All-Area Team, as well as the final stats leaderboard.
For 15 years, a regional championship eluded the Polo girls basketball team. In 2023, the long wait finally ended – led by first-year head coach Jason Grobe.
Morrison senior forward Shelby Veltrop was named to a pair of all-state teams last week, as she was an honorable mention selection by the Associated Press, and a second-team pick by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.
Polo junior Sydnei Rahn was a key part of the Marcos’ run to their first regional title since 2008, and has been voted by readers as the Sauk Valley Media Athlete of the Week.
The local boys swimming season came to an end on Day 1 of the IHSA State Finals in Westmont, as none of the five area competitors advanced to the finals or consolation finals, nor did either of the two Erie-Prophetstown girls at the state wrestling meet.
The Polo Marcos trailed the Orangeville Broncos by eight points after the first quarter of Tuesday night's Class 1A Polo Sectional semifinal. With big second and fourth quarter surges, the Broncos secured the win, advancing themselves to the sectional championship.
With the defense collapsing on Polo senior center Lindee Poper in the paint, the Marcos knew one of their shooters would have to step up at their Feb. 17 Class 1A Amboy Regional final.
Polo will face off against Orangeville in the 1A girls basketball sectional semi-final Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. Polo lost 55-27.