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Rock Falls and Morrison meet in Prophetstown Feb. 21, 2024 in a class 2A boys basketball regional semifinal. Morrison won 73-66.
Newman senior Carter Rude advanced to the Class 1A 144-pound semifinals of the IHSA Boys Individual State Wrestling Tournament, while the Rock Falls boys basketball team took down Princeton on Thursday. Plus more in our local sports roundup.
For nine Sauk Valley area high school wrestlers, the dream of winning a state championship continued Saturday at the Class 1A Byron Sectional.
Senior 5-11 forward Claire Bickett took her game inside to score 21 points and senior 5-9 post Taylor Reyna added 15 points as Rock Falls overpowered the hosts from Bureau Valley 59-47.
Polo and Newman girls basketball each picked up quarterfinal wins Saturday as part of the Class 1A West Carroll Regional. Plus more local results in Saturday's roundup.
The Dixon and Rock Falls boys basketball teams earned Big Northern Conference wins, while Newman lost a nail-biter against Princeton in a Three Rivers East Division game on Friday. Plus more in our local sports roundup.
Patience paid off for Dixon on Tuesday night, leading to efficient offense and stifling defense in a 71-47 win over Rock Falls in a Big Northern Conference rivalry game at Tabor Gym.
Rock Falls native Jakob Junis is reportedly heading to the Milwaukee Brewers after spending the last two seasons with the San Francisco Giants.
Dixon heads into Rock Falls for a premier local boys basketball match-up Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024.
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At the Class 1A Fulton Regional on Saturday, Newman placed second and sent five individuals to next weekend’s Byron Sectional, while 13 other Sauk Valley individuals advanced.
With the postseason fast approaching, Rock Falls senior forward said the Rockets’ defensive performance in a 35-30 win over Genoa-Kingston on Friday couldn’t have come at a better time. Presley Meyer scored 10 for the Cogs.
The Genoa-Kingston and Rock Falls girls basketball teams clashed in a conference matchup Friday at Genoa-Kingston High School.
It’s hard to believe, but boys wrestling regionals are nearly here. On Saturday, Newman and Rock Falls will head west to compete at the Class 1A Fulton Regional, while Sterling and Dixon head southwest to the Class 2A Rock Island Regional.
Led by the lights-out shooting of Reese Dambman, Dixon built a 20-point lead midway through the second quarter and cruised past Rock Falls 52-32 at Tabor Gym to bounce back after a loss earlier in the week snapped a six-game winning streak.
Alex Coppejans has become the all-time winningest coach in Annawan boys basketball history.