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The Rockford Lutheran Crusaders hit five 3-pointers and built a 16-point lead in the first quarter Friday night, and after running the fast break repeatedly for the next three quarters, they cruised to a 91-67 Big Northern Conference win over the Rock Falls Rockets at Tabor Gym.
Rockford Lutheran takes on Rock Falls Friday, Feb. 3, 2023 in a conference match-up.
The Rock Falls girls basketball team went on the road Thursday night and defeated Freeport 58-52 in a nonconference game, while the Sterling girls stuck with Moline the entire way before falling 52-44 in a Western Big 6 game at Wharton Fieldhouse.
When the Dixon Duchesses play at their own pace, they’re tough to beat, especially at home. The Duchesses took the lead midway through the first quarter Wednesday night and never trailed again, defeating Big Northern Conference rival Rock Falls 41-24 at Lancaster Gym.
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.
Rock Falls heads into Dixon to take on the Duchesses in a premier girls basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Dixon won 41-24.
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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.
The Dixon wrestling team claimed its fourth consecutive Big Northern Conference championship with a triangular sweep Thursday night in Byron, defeating Winnebago 66-9 and the host Tigers 54-15.
The Rock Falls wrestling team beat North Boone at its home triangular, while the Oregon girls basketball team triumphed against Hinckley-Big Rock on Wednesday night.
The Newman boys and Rock Falls girls basketball teams won conference games on the road Tuesday night, while the Rock Falls boys lost in Rochelle. The AFC and Eastland girls picked up NUIC South wins, and the Oregon wrestlers topped Stillman Valley.
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Oregon’s Gavvin Surmo and Dixon’s Clark Bonnewell both placed in the top 13 individually Saturday at the Rockford Guilford Sectional, and earned two of the seven individual advancing spots for next weekend’s state tournament at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon.
Rock Falls opened the second half with a 12-0 run to take the lead, then answered a Winnebago run with some free throws down the stretch for a 56-38 win in their Big Northern Conference game Friday night at Tabor Gym.
After losing the first three matches in Thursday’s dual against Oregon, the Dixon wrestling team was looking to take the momentum. The next four bouts turned the tide, and the Dukes defeated the Hawks 44-18. Dixon also beat Rock Falls 57-13, and Oregon topped the Rockets 52-20.