Stories about Rock Falls high school sports
With the Riverdale Rams taking the top three spots – and five of the top 11 – in Saturday morning’s Class 1A Rock Falls Regional cross country race, the rest of the field was vying for second at Centennial Park. It was the Newman Comets who claimed runner-up honors, scoring 60 points to finish behind Riverdale (26) and ahead of Erie-Prophetstown (105) and Rock Falls (107) in the team standings.
Running the regional on their home course, the Rock Falls Rockets had some lofty expectations coming into Saturday’s race at Centennial Park. They lived up to them, as Tayli Hultin won the race and the Rockets took the top spot as a team, beating Mercer County 52-53.
Kevin Parker was on the sidelines for Rock Falls, weeks after the death of his son, a lineman on the team
All the scores and links for Week 7 of the high school football season
The Dixon football team scored on its first three possessions and never looked back Friday night against Big Northern Conference rival Rock Falls, winning 46-13 to improve to 6-3 and clinch a playoff berth.
Sauk Valley Editor Troy Taylor has live coverage from Friday night’s Dixon vs. Rock Falls football game here
When the Rock Falls volleyball teams gets into a rhythm like it did Thursday night in its regular-season finale, it’s hard for the opponent to keep up. The Rockets used big runs in both sets to defeat Oregon 25-11, 25-8 at the Blackhawk Center, securing a share of the Big Northern Conference title with Rockford Lutheran and Genoa-Kingston.
The death of a teammate and absence of their head coach for the last five weeks has made the fall of 2021 a trying one for the Rock Falls Rockets. But they’ve got one last chance to end on a positive note with Big Northern rival Dixon visiting Hinders Field on Friday night.
A look at Week 9 of the high school football season around the Sauk Valley
The Rock Falls volleyball team moved a step closer to sharing the Big Northern Conference title with an 18-25, 25-14, 25-15 win over Genoa-Kingston on Tuesday night at Tabor Gym. With a win in Oregon on Thursday, the Rockets would share the BNC crown with G-K and Rockford Lutheran.