Stories about Polo high school sports
Here is the 2022 Sauk Valley Media All-Area Baseball Team, along with the season's final stats leaderboard.
Here is the 2022 Sauk Valley Media All-Area Softball Team, along with the season's final stats leaderboard.
Rock Falls native Jakob Junis will miss the next 4 to 6 weeks of the season after suffering a hamstring injury in his last start for the San Francisco Giants last Friday.
Sterling senior Alejandro Arellano and Forreston senior Mason Fox will play in the 48th annual Illinois Shrine Game, to be held Saturday, June 18 at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.
Sauk Valley athletes won 11 medals in nine different events in Saturday’s finals at the IHSA Girls State Track & Field Meet at O’Brien Field on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.
Oregon's Daniel Dominguez and Kenrick Oriyavong both qualified for state in two events at Friday's Class 1A Oregon Sectional, while Forreston-Polo's Matthew Beltran will also compete in two events at state. His Cardinals' teammate Johnny Kobler also qualified for state.
The Newman, Erie-Prophetstown and Forreston softball teams won regional titles Friday, as did the Fulton baseball team. Locals also fared well at the 1A Rochelle boys tennis sectional.
On the biggest stage of the season, several area girls track and field athletes shined bright on the blue track at Eastern Illinois University's O’Brien Field in Thursday’s Class 1A state preliminaries. The Sauk Valley will be represented in the state finals in 10 events.
The Rock Falls and Newman softball teams both won regional semifinal games Tuesday, and will play for championships on Friday. Erie-Prophetstown, Polo, Eastland, Fulton and Forreston also advanced to regional championship games with wins.
The Polo Marcos bested Pecatonica 8-4 in the softball regional quarterfinal Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
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.
Midway through the Class 1A Winnebago Sectional on Friday night, inclement weather put a pause on things. But Forreston-Polo, Oregon and West Carroll already had plenty of competitors qualify for the state meet.
The Newman softball team lost its Three Rivers East finale on the road Friday, while Rock Falls jumped out to a big lead before its game in Galesburg was called off due to inclement weather.
Local teams from the Three Rivers and Northwest Upstate Illini competed in the boys track & field conference meets on Thursday.