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Boys Roundup: Wins for Warriors, Dukes, Rockets

Comets cruise past Storm in Manlius; Steamers top rival Mustangs

Forreston's Ethan Greenfield slides around Erie-Prophetstown pitcher Harrison Ames to score a run Tuesday afternoon.
Forreston's Ethan Greenfield slides around Erie-Prophetstown pitcher Harrison Ames to score a run Tuesday afternoon.

Alex Escalante struck out six and allowed just one walk and four hits as the Sterling baseball team beat LaSalle-Peru 3-0 on Tuesday at Gartner Park.

The Golden Warriors opened the scoring with a run in the first and added runs in the second and fifth. Haze Morales had a pair of hits and an RBI. Jeremy Hall doubled.

Dixon 16, Oregon 0, 4 inn.: The Dukes scored seven runs in the top of the second and added four more in the third and four more in the fourth to beat the Hawks in Big Northern play.

Oscar Van Sickle and Peyton Lawrence each had three hits. Lawrence and Finn Brandon drove in three runs.

Van Sickle struck out four on the mound for Dixon. Noah Campos had three strikeouts pitching for Oregon.

Rock Falls 3, Byron 0: Grant Wasson tossed six shutout innings to lead the Rockets past the visiting Tigers.

Wasson (4-1) allowed five hits and three walks, and struck out nine. Jared Rasmussen pitched a scoreless seventh for his first save.

Jay Schueler had two hits, including a double, to lead the offense. Rasmussen had the lone RBI.

Newman 19, Bureau Valley 7: The Comets scored in every inning but the first, including a five-run third inning and four runs each in the fourth, sixth and seventh, to pick up a TRAC East win in Manlius.

The Storm scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the second to take a 2-1 lead but could not hold it for long.

Drew Ackman had four hits and drove in seven runs for Newman. Chase Graham doubled and hit a home run. Luke Olson tripled.

Seton Younggren had three hits for the Storm including a triple. Dalton Dean drove in two runs.

Fulton 11, Morrison 8: The Steamers pulled out the Three Rivers West home win over the Mustangs.

The Steamers managed 12 hits in the game. Morrison had 13 hits.

Forreston 9, Erie-Prophetstown 6: The Panthers jumped out to an early lead, but could not hold it in a nonconference loss at Forreston.

E-P scored two runs in the first and three more in the second to take a 5-0 lead and added a run in the fourth after the Cardinals had scored two of their own in the second and two more in the third. But Forreston added four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the lead.

Harrison Ames hit a home run and drove in five runs for Erie-Prophetstown. Ames, Jack Ryan and Travis Coleman all added doubles.

Dakota 6, Amboy 5, 10 inn.: The Clippers rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the fifth inning for force extra innings, but could not answer an Indian run in the top of the 10th.

Mitchell McLaughlin drove in two runs in the fifth. Lane Boehle drove in a pair of runs in the seventh.

McLaughlin pitched five innings in the no decision, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out seven.

Orangeville 12, AFC 5: The Raiders could not hold onto a lead after jumping ahead 4-2 after one inning.

The Broncos scored seven runs in the top of the fourth to claim the NUIC East road win.

Preston Kopp and Jeremy Etes both had a pair of hits, including doubles. Kopp Etes and Sawyer Murphy drove in runs.

Peyton Lanning pitched the first three innings for AFC and struck out a pair of hitters in the no decision.

Aquin 12, Polo 2, 6 inn.: The Marcos dropped an NUIC East matchup on the road against the Bulldogs at Highland Community College.

Ramsey Shroyer took the loss on the mound for Polo, which scored both of its runs in the top of the first inning.

Aquin scored six runs in the fifth to force the run-rule. Ty Stykel struck out seven in the win.

Milledgeville 13, Pecatonica-Durand 5: Treyton Selman and Blayne Kappes each had four hits and scored two runs as the Missiles overwhlemed the visiting Rivermen.

Also for Milledgeville, Nate Rahn had three hits and drove in three. Cayde Gusloff was the winning pitcher.

Galena 4, Eastland 3: The Cougars were on the wrong end of a walk-off winner on the road against the Pirates.

Carson Clouse was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Eastland. Kaden Henze went 2-for-4 with a double. Drew Burkholder added a pair of singles, while Owen Rogers drove in a run.

Henze took the loss in relief of Burkholder, who scattered eight hits and struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings.

Track & field

Dukes win three-team meet: Dixon won every event but one and scored 144 points to beat Mendota (21) and Peoria Christian (21).

Aaron Duncan swept the shot put (49 feet, 2 inches) and discus (133-0). Brayden Forrest swept the hurdles with times of 15.21 seconds (110) and 41.62 (300).

Cadyn Grafton won the 3,200 (13:23.42), Dominic Lazano won the 1,600 (5:26.76), Jack Lengquist won the 800 (2:19.01), Kade Frey won the 400 (54.25), Brayden Lafferty won the 200 (24.16) and Ethan Fox won the 100 (11.65)

Kade Callison won the triple jump with a leap of 40-4.5. Evan Giblin cleared 9-6 to win the pole vault while Jaylen Carr cleared 5-6 in the high jump.

Raiders round out field at Pec: AFC finished sixth with 14 points in the six-team Pec-Durand Open in Pecatonica.

Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge won the meet with 186 points. Dakota (124.5), Pecatonica-Durand (123), Earlville (37) and South Beloit (14.5) also competed.

Adler Wiegand finished third in the 3,200 with a time of 13:48.87 for the Raiders. Josh Meyers took fourth in the 100 (12.15), while Marcus Cater was fourth in the 400 (57.92).


Sterling 4, LaSalle-Peru 1: The Golden Warriors are now 8-0 in dual matches this season after a NIB-12 road win.

Dillon Nitz won hits No. 1 singles match 6-0, 6-0. Grant Bright won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles.

In doubles play, Andrew Ivarson and Nathaniel Stout won 6-2, 6-1 while Jonas Hicks and Matthew Valentino won 7-5, 6-2.

The Cavaliers’ lone win came at No. 2 doubles, where Chris Garcia and Josh Pioch beat Luke Steinke and Josiah Schmitt 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Alleman 3, Newman 2: The Comets won a pair of doubles matches in a loss to the Pioneers.

At No. 1 doubles, Jake Terveer and Isaac Blaney beat Bryan Cook and Tommy Skahill 6-0, 6-4. At No. 2 doubles, Kyle Tunink and Marvel Zhang beat Daniel Smith and Matt Davis 6-4, 6-1.

Jonathan Rhodes and Brady Moran lost their singles matches in straight sets as did Blake Gockel and Anton Frank at No. 3 doubles.

Men’s golf

Skyhawks 2nd in Freeport: Sauk Valley finished second with 311 strokes at an Arrowhead Conference meet hosted by Highland at Freeport’s Park Hills Golf Course.

Cole Ruckman led Sauk with a 2-over-par 74. Colton Guy carded a 77, Lukas Wedekind had 78, and Nate Olson and Cael Sanders each had 82. Jaden Taylor shot an 84, while Carter O’Brien had 91.

Black Hawk won the meet.

Thursday’s stars

Drew Ackman, Newman baseball, 7 RBIs

Harrison Ames, Erie-Prophetstown baseball, HR, 5 RBIs

Payton Lawrence, Dixon baseball, 3 hits, 3 RBIs

Dillon Nitz, Sterling tennis, won 6-0, 6-0

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