Stories about Sterling high school sports
Despite getting the worse of things in the shots and possession departments, Streator made its one goal stand up to claim its first regional title.
The football season will continue for nine local teams, as playoff pairings were announced Saturday night for both the 11-man and 8-man ranks. Sterling, Erie-Prophetstown, Fulton, Forreston, Polo and Milledgeville will all have home games, while Dixon, Newman and Amboy-LaMoille will hit the road for the first round next weekend.
The Dixon girls cross country team won the title at the Class 2A Burlington Central Regional on Saturday morning, placing three runners in the top six to defeat Chicago Northside 53-56. The Amboy boys won the 1A St. Bede Regional title, downing Sandwich 34-44.
Here are the first-round matchups for each Sauk Valley Media area team. Dates and times will be updated when confirmed.
All the scores and links for Week 7 of the high school football season
The Sterling football team made a few more plays when it mattered most Friday night, as the seventh-ranked Golden Warriors defeated United Township 38-27 in a West in a Western Big 6 Conference game at Soule Bowl.
The Sterling football team has made a habit out of finding quick success in new conferences – and it’s already making its mark on the Western Big 6. The Golden Warriors won or shared the league title in each of their first two seasons in the WB6, and are 17-2 since joining the league, after winning their first 12 games after entering the conference.
The 2021 girls tennis season came to an end for the area on Thursday, as all of the local athletes fell in their first two matches in their first trip to the Class 1A state tournament.
The Sterling boys soccer team defeated La Salle-Peru 4-0 in the semifinals of the Class 2A La Salle-Peru Regional on Wednesday, while the Dixon boys soccer team's season came to an end with a 6-2 loss to Geneseo in the 2A Rock Island Regional semifinals.
A look at Week 9 of the high school football season around the Sauk Valley