Stories about high school sports
Sports briefs from around the area for Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023
The Rock Falls boys basketball team missed a potential game-winning shot at the buzzer Tuesday night in a 58-57 loss to Rockford Christian in a Big Northern Conference game on the road.
The Sterling Golden Warriors couldn’t seem to miss for three quarters Tuesday night against the Rochelle Hubs. After a 34-point first quarter, they continued to score at will for the next two periods, then finished off a 90-55 nonconference win at Musgrove Fieldhouse.
Defensive pressure is what has made the Comets defense tough to face this season. Tuesday night, in a Three Rivers East battle with visiting Mendota, Newman forced 32 turnovers and allowed just 32 shots in a 66-46 win.
The Byron Tigers jumped out to a quick double-digit lead lead and held the Dixon Dukes scoreless fo the first 7:29 on their way to a 58-36 victory in their Big Northern Conference game Tuesday night at Lancaster Gym.
The Seneca boys basketball team claimed a triple-overtime win over Beecher on Tuesday night. Earlville topped Somonauk at the LTC Tournament, Fieldcrest and Flanagan-Cornell earned HOIC triumphs, and more from around The Times area.
In just his second year as a bowler, Dixon sophomore Clark Bonnewell has already established himself as one of the best in the area. He placed 75th individually at the IHSA State Meet this past weekend.
The Dixon girls bowling team swept Dakota in a home match at Plum Hollow, while the Newman girls basketball team fell to Hall on the road on Monday night.
The Seneca wrestling team captured a 53-20 win over the Ottawa Pirates on Monday.
The Sterling wrestling team placed sixth at the eight-team Western Big 6 Conference Meet on Saturday in Quincy, claiming one individual title, two runner-up finishes, a third place and five fourths.
Somonauk competitive cheer squad earned a trip to state meet on Saturday, while Seneca, Somonauk and Sandwich all earn boys basketball triumphs
After losing by 19 earlier this season in Quincy, the Sterling Golden Warriors fought tooth and nail at Musgrove Fieldhouse on a snowy Saturday afternoon, falling 35-33 to the Blue Devils on a pair of free throws with about a minute to play.
Neither of the two locals who competed at the IHSA Boys Bowling State Meet on Friday advanced to Day 2 at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon. Dixon sophomore Clark Bonnewell finished 75th with a 1,185m and Oregon sophomore Gavvin Surmo was 101st with a 1,121.
The Rock Falls Rockets remembered the feeling of losing to Rockford Lutheran at the State Farm Holiday Classic in Bloomington on Dec. 29th. They redeemed themselves with a 57-37 victory over the Crusaders at Tabor Gym on Friday night.
Newark, Serena, Somonauk, Earlville all won Little Ten Conference boys basketball games Friday, plus more from around The Times area.