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Roundup: Rock Falls golfers top Sterling

Newman boys, Dixon girls win; Sterling girls second in Wyanet

Jalen Bickett carded a 5-over-par 41 to lead the Rock Falls boys golf team to a 169-195 victory against Sterling on Wednesday at Emerald Hill.

Kody Velazquez (42), Grant Wasson (43) and Brayden Schulz (43) had the other counting scores for the Rockets.

Carter Schlegel (45), Haze Morales (49), Dale Guerreri (49) and Cater Lehman (52) were Sterling's top four players.

Newman 161, Erie-Prophetstown 177, Kewanee 189: Cody Britt's 1-over-par 36 led the Comets to a triangular win at Baker Park in Kewanee.

Kyle Wolfe (38), Blake Wolfe (40) and Lucas Ely (47) had the other counting scores for Newman.

Bryce Rosenow had a 41 to lead the Panthers.

River Ridge 211, Polo 234: Denesy Lackland led the Marcos with a 54 at Storybrook Golf Course in Hanover.

The medalist was the Wildcats' Derek Lehman with a 7-over-par 43.

Girls golf

Dixon 184, Oregon 221: Bella Heintzelman was the medalist with a 6-over-par 42 as the Duchesses topped the Hawks at Lost Nation Golf Club.

Charlotte McCoy (43), Olivia Rick (48) and Nina Baratta (51) rounded out Dixon's top four.

Lena Trampel had a 54 for Oregon.

Sterling 2nd in 5-team meet: Sterling (200) finished behind Kewanee (195) and ahead of Erie-Prophetstown (218), Princeton (233) and Indian Creek (265) in a match at Wyaton Hills in Wyanet.

Olivia Schwingle led the Golden Warriors with a 47, while Averi Heintzelman, Maddie Pink, Libbi Kendrick and Olivia Carter each had 51.

Samantha Soleta was low for E-P with 49.

The medalist was Kewanee's Mya Mirocho with a 2-over-par 38.

Girls tennis

Sterling 5, Rochelle 0: The Golden Warriors improved to 8-1 in duals with a home win against the Hubs.

Abby Aitken and Kenzie Hubbard won in singles. Doubles winners were Saryn Seeley and Sarah Kirchhoff, Anna Meltzer and Moira Roddy, and Olivia Pitkin and Anjelina Ramos.


Kewanee def. Erie-Prophetstown 25-23, 25-17: Rubey Gallentine had six kills, while Emily Brooks added five kills, nine digs and a block for the Panthers in a road loss to the Boilermakers.

Also for E-P, Baylee Anderson dished 13 assists, and Jasmine Nickerson had nine digs.

Rockridge def. Morrison 25-16, 26-24: Grace Steines had five kills, seven digs and one ace for the Fillies in a road loss to the Rockets.

Also for Morrison, Jade Stock had seven digs and three assists, and Anna Szabo and Hannah Wallander each had two kills.

Polo def. AFC 23-25, 25-14, 25-14: Brittney Mundell had 12 digs, 10 service points and two blocks for the Raiders in a home loss to the Marcos.

Natalie Sondgeroth and Callie Shrimplin each added four kills for AFC, while Camdyn Penick dished 11 assists.

For Polo, Alex Dusing had eight kills, nine assists and six digs; Nicole Boelens had four digs, three kills and two aces; Mallory Patterson had 11 assists, six digs and two aces; and Marah Blake added six kills and five digs.

College volleyball

Sauk Valley def. Highland 25-17, 25-18, 25-10: Aleah Wight's eight kills and nine digs led the Skyhawks to a straight-sets Arrowhead victory in Freeport on Tuesday.

Lexi Greve and Hannah Wilson each smacked five kills, while Hannah McCarty, Jaida Dean and Jacie Sullivan had four kills each for Sauk (8-10, 2-1). Sullivan had three blocks and Dean served three aces, with Madison Craft adding 16 assists and five digs. Emily Shrimplin dished 11 assists, and Cassie Bushman chipped in eight digs.

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