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Balanced effort leads Comets in triangular

Duchesses lose in three tight sets on the road to Winnebago; Raiders fend off Marcos in 3

Newman's Jacob Rude was the co-medalist with teammate Cody Britt on Thursday in a triangular at Emerald Hill.
Newman's Jacob Rude was the co-medalist with teammate Cody Britt on Thursday in a triangular at Emerald Hill.

Cody Britt and Jacob Rude were co-medalists for the Newman boys golf team Thursday, firing rounds of even-par 36 at Emerald Hill in Sterling in a triangular with Erie-Prophetstown and Kewanee.

The Comets won with a 160 total, helped by a pair of 44’s from Ty Brockman and Blake Wolfe. The Panthers were second with 200, and Kewanee had 207.

Isaac Goodson and Logan Wunderlich each shot a 49 to lead E-P. Harrison Ames carded a 50, while Bryce Rosenow had a 52.

Geneseo 158, Sterling 195: Carter Schlegel fired a 47 for the Golden Warriors in a NIB-12 West dual at Sugar Maple Golf Club against the Leafs.

Luke Steinke (48), Jaydon Shuman (49) and Josh O’Brien (51) were the other counting scores for Sterling.

Geneseo’s Seth Winchell was the medalist with a 1-over-par 35.

Fulton 167, St. Bede 178, Morrison 208: Andrew Schrader carded a 2-over-par 38 as the medalist, helping the Steamers to a triangular win at Deer Valley Golf Club.

Fulton was balanced, as Ian Wiebenga carded a 42, Josh VanderPloeg fired a 43, and Alex Hartman had a 44.

Noah Vanzuiden led the Mustangs with a 44.

Somonauk 187, Forreston 226, Amboy 242: The Clippers took third at Shady Oaks, but Clayton Kemp was the medalist, shooting a 40.

Girls golf

Sterling 199, Princeton 203: The Golden Warriors beat the Tigers by four strokes at Emerald Hill in a makeup of a match originally scheduled for Sept. 5.

Sterling’s Averi Heintzelman and Princeton’s Kelly Vandenbussche shared medalist honors, each shooting a 45.

Olivia Schwingle added a 49, Abby Sheets shot a 50, and Julia Hoffman carded a 55 for the Golden Warriors.

Volleyball

Winnebago def. Dixon 25-19, 23-25, 26-24: The Duchesses
pulled out one close set, but dropped another in a three-set Big Northern Conference road loss.

Brenna Melvin had 10 kills and 16 digs, and Juliana Rotella had 11 kills and 14 digs. Emma Carlson had 27 assists and 12 digs, Tiana Tichler had six kills, and Madisyn Rubright had 20 digs.

Newman def. Hall 25-15, 25-19: The Comets won a TRAC East matchup against the Red Devils in Spring Valley.

Aidan Brown registered six kills, five digs and an ace, while Kiley Sanders tallied four kills, two blocks and two aces for Newman.

Baylei Ferris recorded six assists and six digs, Savannah Skinner finished with seven digs and an ace, and Madison Craft had five assists and an ace.

Princeton def. Erie-Prophets-town 25-11, 25-12: The Panthers dropped a Three Rivers East road match in in two sets.

Olivia-Hope Toppert had four kills. Jessica Woodworth had 11 digs. Brooke Bennett had eight assists. Madelynn Quinn had three kills and a block.

AFC def. Polo 25-17, 21-25, 25-23: The Raiders pulled out an NUIC East victory in Ashton against the Marcos.

Jaynee Prestegaard stuffed the stat sheet with eight kills, six digs and five blocks, while teammate Natalie Sondgeroth recorded seven kills, three digs and two aces for AFC.

Camdyn Penick and Kendall Sanford combined for 20 assists and four aces. Tristan Munroe finished with seven kills and four blocks for the Raiders.

Becca Wagner stuffed Polo’s stat sheet with five kills, five digs, three blocks and an ace. Mallory
Peterson had nine assists, two kills and two aces.

Alex Dusing tallied seven kills, four assists and a block for the Marcos, while Nicole Boelens recorded five digs, four kills and an ace.

Faith Christian def. Morning Star Academy 12-25, 25-12, 25-12, 25-16: The Falcons rallied back after dropping the first set to take the next three in Iowa.

Michal Schuler had 29 kills and nine aces. Naomi Barrett added 10 kills. Meghan Van Buren had 22 assists and four aces.

Boys soccer

Dixon 2, Genoa-Kingston 0: The Dukes picked up a Big Northern road win against the Cogs.

Bradyn Langloss and Adrian Rodriguez each found the back of the net for Dixon. Both goals were assisted by Boston Glessner.

Oregon 1, Elgin Academy 1: The Hawks earned a draw on the road against the Hilltoppers.

Jonathan Acosta scored Oregon’s lone goal, assisted by Eli Rufer.

Girls tennis

Newman 5, Freeport 2: The Comets picked up a road win against the Pretzels.

Avery Meyer never dropped a game in No. 1 singles for
Newman. The Comets’ top two doubles teams, Maddy Jacobs-Sydney Schott and Chloe Klein-Madelyn Ryan, also never dropped a game.

Newman No. 2 singles player Emily Schaab and the No. 4 doubles team of Maddy Verdick and Fernanda Ryan won in three sets.

Sterling 3, Morris 2: The Golden Warriors edged Morris in a NIB-12 crossover at home.

Abby Aitken won her No. 1 singles match 6-0, 6-0. Saryn Seeley won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 singles.

Moira Roddy and Alyssa
Marquez won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles.

Cross country

Stamberger wins in Rochelle: Amboy-LaMoille senior Thomas Stamberger won the boys race at Skare Park in Rochelle with a time of 18:21.

The Clippers were third out of five teams in the boys standings.

Brock Loftus finished 12th (20:12) for A-L, and Mateo Ramis and Ian Eller finished 18th and 19th, respectively.

In the girls race, Margaret
Vaessen (23:03) and Kaitlyn Ortgiesen (23:57) finished seventh and eighth, respectively for the Clippers.

Kelynn Boyle took 11th place with a time of 24:36, while Bailey Bickett finished 35th (30:12).

Girls swimming

Sterling 92, DeKalb 75: Lauren Moeller won the individual medley in 2:22.35 and the backstroke in 1:02.96 in the Golden Warriors’ road win.

Moeller, Rebecca Riley, Megan Christensen and Sami Royer won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:50.44, with another Sterling team of Paige Geil, Katie Garland, Aviva Brenner and Jayme Eilers taking second.

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