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Prep Roundup: Rockets dominate Indians

EP softball holds off Hall rally; Raiders hold off Missiles

Payton Yanes – Rock Falls softball
Payton Yanes – Rock Falls softball

Payton Yanes tossed a six-inning one-hitter to lead the Rock Falls softball team to a 10-0 victory against visiting Winnebago on Monday afternoon.

Yanes struck out 10 and walked four. She helped her own cause with two home runs and four RBIs. Her solo shot in the bottom of the sixth made it a run-rule contest.

Emalie Chavira drove in two runs for Rock Falls.

Erie-Prophetstown 12, Hall 11: The Panthers withstood a four-run seventh inning by the Red Devils to hang on in Spring Valley.

Corrie Remley homered twice and drove in four runs to pace a 14-hit attack for E-P. Ady Scott homered and drove in two runs. Erica Thulen, Scott, Remley and Jasmyn Van Horn each scored two runs.

Calisa Steel was the winning pitcher. She allowed four runs (three earned), five hits and one walk in 3 1/3 innings of relief.

Eastland 9, Pearl City 1: The Cougars scored all of their runs in the first three innings of an NUIC West home win over the Wolves.

Emma Norton struck out eight, and scattered six hits and two walks in a complete-game victory in the circle. She also had a single and a double at the plate.

Talena Rogers added a single, a double and two RBIs for the Cougars. Erin Henze and Addison Burkholder had two singles and an RBI. Jenna Green and Meredith Janssen drove in a run each.


LaSalle-Peru 2, Sterling 1: The Golden Warriors scored in the top of the first inning, but didn’t dent the scoreboard again in a road loss to the Cavaliers.

Camden Bailey singled twice and drove in Sterling’s lone run.

Dylan Bryant took the loss on the mound. He allowed two runs (one earned), eight hits and two walks, with two strikeouts, in six innings.

Rock Falls 12, Rockford Lutheran 5: Alec Akerman had three hits, including a double, and drove in three runs to lead the Rockets past the Crusaders in Rockford.

Noah Schueler also knocked in three runs for Rock Falls (16-2), while Grant Wasson and Austin Sandrock had two apiece. Wasson clubbed an inside-the-park home run, and Chase Chappell had two hits, including a triple.

Jared Rasmussen (4-0) was the winning pitcher. He allowed one hit and struck out three in two innings.

Hall 12, Erie-Prophetstown 2, 6 inn.: The Panthers hurt themselves with six errors in a run-rule loss to the Red Devils in Spring Valley.

Jacob Ryan had two hits and drove in a run for E-P.

AFC 7, Milledgeville 5: The Raiders jumped out to a 6-0 lead after 2 1/2 innings and then held on for a road win against the Missiles.

Henry Rod knocked in three runs for AFC (2-11, 1-8 NUIC East), while Peyton Lanning doubled, singled and drove in a run.

Dan Hoffman allowed three earned runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief to get his first win. Preston Kopp tossed a scoress seventh to earn his first save.

Carson Boyer knocked in two runs for the Missiles. Noah Newstrand took the loss after allowing four runs in one-plus innings.

Boys tennis

Dixon 4, Ottawa 1: The Dukes earned a dual win over the Pirates at the Emma Hubbs Tennis Courts.

Lucas Healy breezed to a 6-4, 6-0 win in No. 1 singles for Dixon. Leith Elbzour won in three sets at No. 2 singles. The Dukes’ No. 1 doubles team of Daniel Ferguson and Jonathan Rivera won 6-1, 6-0. Ryan Lawton and Logan Moeller won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.

Girls track & field

Storm win triangular: Saige Barnett and Madison Morrow each won two events as Bureau Valley (116) topped Amboy-LaMoille (69) and St. Bede (50) in Manlius.

Barnett went 38 feet, 9 inches in the shot put and 118-2 in the discus. Morrow cleared 7-9 in the pole vault, and was clocked at 13.51 in the 100.

Amboy-LaMoille won three of four relays. Sidney Corcoran, Kylee Brown, Brooklyn Whelchel and Emma Lundquist were clocked at 53.14 in the 4x100; Corcoran, Whelchel, Lundquist and Ashley Althaus won the 4x400 in 4:12.10; and Kaitlyn Ortgiesen, Kelynn Boyle, Lauren Althaus and Margaret Vaessen took the 4x800 in 11:06.53.

Boys track & field

Clippers take 3rd: Thomas Stamberger won the 3,200 as Amboy-LaMoille (73) was third behind Riverdale (118) and St. Bede (86) in a four-team meet in Manlius. Bureau Valley was fourth with 57 points.

Stamberger was clocked at 10:24.69 in the 3,200. The Clippers’ other win came from Hunter Walzer in the long jump (18-11).

BV’s wins came from Mac Nugent in the high jump (5-2) and Kale Barnett in the pole vault (12-0).

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