Sports Highlights for Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Class 1A Softball Regionals



1- Pearl City vs. Freeport Aquin


2- Eastland vs. #1 winner, 4:30 p.m.


3- Milledgeville vs. Le-Win, 4:30 p.m.


#2 winner vs. #3 winner, 11 a.m.



1- Scales Mound/River Ridge vs. Galena


2- Orangeville vs. #1 winner


3- Dakota vs. East Dubuque, 4:30 p.m.


#2 winner vs. #3 winner, 11 a.m.



1- Elgin Westminster Christian vs. Polo


2- Pecatonica vs. #1 winner, 4:30 p.m.


3- A-FC vs. Forreston, 4:30 p.m.


#2 winner vs. #3 winner, 2 p.m.

Class 2A Softball Regionals



1- Byron vs. Stockton/Warren, 4:30 p.m.

2- Winnebago vs. West Carroll, 6:30 p.m.


#1 winner vs. #2 winner, 11 a.m.



1- Princeton vs. Mendota


2- Morrison vs. #1 winner, 4:30 p.m.

3- Erie/Prophetstown vs. Peru St. Bede, 6:30 p.m.


#2 winner vs. #3 winner, 2 p.m.



1- Riverdale vs. Bureau Valley


2- Spring Valley Hall vs. #1 winner


3- Sterling Newman vs. Fulton, 6:30 p.m.


#2 winner vs. #3 winner, 11 a.m.

Class 3A Softball Regionals


May 22

1- Rochelle at Dixon, 4:30 p.m.

May 23

2- Sterling vs. game #1 winner, 4:30 p.m.

May 24

3- Stillman Valley vs. Rock Falls, 4:30 p.m.

May 27

#2 winner vs. #3 winner, 11 a.m.


May 22

1- Aurora (IL Math & Science Acad.) at Aurora Central Catholic, 4:30 p.m.

May 23

2- Maple Park Kaneland vs. game #1 winner, 4:30 p.m.

May 24

3- Freeport vs. Aurora Rosary, 4:30 p.m.

May 27

#2 winner vs. #3 winner, 11 a.m.

Varsity softball schedule


Freeport at Machesney Park Harlem


Moline at Sterling (Senior Night)


Freeport at Belvidere


Metamora at Sterling

Varsity softball results


Pearl City 11, Galena 0 (5 inn.): Kendra Melville hurled a 2-hit masterpiece ,and the Lady Wolves pounded out 12 hits to cruise to the victory. Nicki Adolph went 3-for-3, Macayla Pilson blasted a homer, and Taylor Brudi added a 3-base hit to lead Pearl City. Kilynn Perdue drove in 4 runs and Pilson 3.

Le-Win 11, West Carroll 1 (6 inn.): The Lady Panthers’ Bailey Baldauf held West Carroll batters to just 3 hits as Le-Win cruised to the run-rule win. She struck out 8 hitters. Zoe Johnson went 3-for-4, Kierra Schulz went 2-for-3, and Ella Brunner went 2-for-5. Olivia Burton drove in West Carroll’s only run with a base hit in the fifth inning.

Sterling 3, LaSalle-Peru 0 (8 inn.)

Pecatonica 11, Freeport Aquin 2

Rock Falls 15, Byron 0 (4 inn.)

Oregon 23, Dixon 4 (5 inn.)

Erie/Prophetstown 2, Peru St. Bede 0

Winnebago 6, Rockford Lutheran 5


Milledgeville 6, Eastland 5: The Lady Missiles held a 6-1 lead going into the seventh and held off a late charge in Lanark. The Lady Cougars plated 4 runs in the bottom of the seventh to make it close. Milledgeville’s Alli Schmidt led the offense, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and 3 RBI. Emma Norton was 2-for-3 for Eastland, including a 3-run homer in the seventh.

Pearl City 3, West Carroll 2: The Lady Thunder took a 2-1 lead into the bottom half of the seventh inning but couldn’t hold on for an NUIC West road victory. Nicki Adolph hit a solo homer to tie the score before Pearl City won it. She ended the game going 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored and a run batted in. Tia Clark took the pitching victory, going 3 innings and allowing 3 hits and no runs. Riley Sullivan took the loss for West Carroll.

Sterling Newman 18, Princeton 0 (5 inn.): Newman scored 5 runs in each of the first 3 innings in Princeton. Lauren Wilson knocked in 4 runs, while Madison Craft, Lakyn Waldschmidt and Hailey Frank added 3 apiece. Waldschmidt and Frank combined to hold Princeton to 4 hits. The win ties the Lady Comets with Erie/Prophetstown, Peru St. Bede and Spring Valley Hall for the league title.

Forreston 5, Dixon 0

Sterling 5, Morris 1

Freeport 5, Le-Win 3

MAY 11

Eastland 5, Sterling Newman 4: The Lady Comets rallied for 4 runs in the top of the seventh, but came up short in a non-conference loss in Lanark. Madison Craft had a 3-run triple, and Lakyn Waldschmidt added 3 hits and an RBI. Waldschmidt also took the pitching loss, allowing 5 earned runs and 8 hits in 6 innings, with 6 strikeouts. Jenna Green had 3 hits for the Lady Cougars and Gabby Snyder had 2, and each hit a solo home run. Meredith Janssen added 2 hits and 2 RBI, and Erin Henze also drove in a run. Emma Norton took the win in the circle, allowing 4 runs on 7 hits, while walking 5 and fanning 4 Newman batters.

West Carroll 12, Stockton/Warren 6: The Lady Thunder scored 6 runs in the final two innings to rally for an NUIC West road victory. McKenna Sullivan had 4 hits and 3 RBI, and Josi Anderson doubled and drove in 3 runs. Emma Aljets had 2 RBI, Sydney Long drove in 1, and Shelby Skiles added 2 hits and an RBI. Riley Sullivan went the distance for the pitching win.

Milledgeville 7, Le-Win 6: Milledgeville spotted the Lady Panthers 3 runs in the first and another in the second before mounting its rally. The Lady Missiles scored two in the first, one in the fourth, two in the fifth and two more in the sixth. Ciara Miller had 3 hits and drove in a pair of runs for Milledgeville. Jade Grenoble and Alli Schmidt had 2 hits each, and Natalie Brown drove in 2 runs. Ella Brunner and Bri Haight hit home runs for Le-Win.

Morrison 20, Fulton 1 (5 inn.): Morrison celebrated Senior Night before its Three Rivers West game against Fulton, and finished it off with a 19-run thumping of the Lady Steamers at the Morrison Sports Complex. Kassidee Church went 3-for-4 with 5 RBI and a double. Brooke Stralow added a homer and 4 RBI, and Ellie Schmidt added a pair of runs batted in. Pitcher Lauren Rice went the distance, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 7. Kylee Sweenie’s double and Racheal Huizenga’s single were Fulton’s only hits.

Forreston 5, Polo 4: Forreston scored 2 runs in the bottom half of the seventh inning to beat Polo in German Valley. Polo scored 4 runs in the top of the fifth to take a 4-2 lead on its former co-op partner, but Forreston was able to rally for the victory. Katie Erdmann had a double and a triple for the Lady Cardinals, and also pitched the seventh inning in relief to take the win.

LaSalle-Peru 9, Sterling 5: Despite a pair of runs in the bottom of the first and single runs in the third, sixth and seventh, Sterling couldn’t put together enough offense to top L-P. Lexy Staples had 3 hits. Gretchen Gould had 2, including a home run, and drove in 3 runs.

East Dubuque 6, Galena 2

Pecatonica 8, AFC 0

MAY 12

Erie/Prophetstown 4, Eastland 3: Bekah Ryan homered and drove in 2 runs as the Lady Panthers edged Eastland at home. Madison Fouts, Erica Thulen and Skylar Steimle each had 2 hits for E/P. Calisa Steel was the winning pitcher. Jenna Green had 3 hits for the Lady Cougars. Gabby Snyder and Emma Norton each had a pair of hits.

West Carroll 10, Scales Mound/River Ridge 8: The Lady Wildcats led 5-2 before West Carroll responded with 8 runs in the next 3 innings to claim the victory. McKenna Sullivan belted a 2-run homer for the Lady Thunder.

West Carroll 17, Scales Mound/River Ridge 4 (5 inn.): West Carroll scored in every inning in the second game of a doubleheader. Emma Aljets went 2-for-3 with 5 RBI. Sydney Long, Riley Sullivan and Olivia Burton each contributed 2 hits for the Lady Thunder. Sullivan also took the pitching victory.

Sterling Newman 11, Spring Valley Hall 1: The Lady Comets rolled over Hall in their first game of the ICA tourney in Bolingbrook. Mady Ferris had 4 hits, Lakyn Waldschmidt added 3, and Madison Craft added a base hit and a home run.

Seneca 10, Sterling Newman 8: Newman lost by a narrow margin to the Lady Irish in their second game of the tourney on Friday. Madison Craft had 3 hits and Hailey Frank had a triple and a homer.

Milledgeville 8, Pecatonica 4

Milledgeville 7, Pecatonica 4

Pearl City 1, Somonauk 0

Camp Point Central 7, Pearl City 0

Sherrard 9, Fulton 3

East Dubuque 4, Southwestern 2

MAY 13

Morrison 12, Elmhurst Immaculate Conception 1: The Fillies roughed up the tournament host Lady Knights, scoring in every inning except the second in Elmhurst. Emma Melton had 4 hits, including a double and triple, and drove in 3 runs. Emma Sitzmore belted a home run and drove in 4 runs. Ellie Schmidt added 2 hits, and Lauren Rice had a pair of doubles and 2 RBI. She also struck out 9 in the 5-hitter.

Burlington Central 12, Sterling 3: Cheyenne Harrington had 2 hits, including a double, as Sterling fell to the Lady Rockets. Lexy Staples also had a pair of RBI for the Warriors. She also took the pitching loss.

Sterling 5, Elmhurst Immaculate Conception: Lexy Staples pitched the complete-game victory, allowing just 1 earned run and fanning 9. Staples and Jordan Thormeyer each had 2 RBI, while Harrington collected 3 hits. Hannah Kessler added a round-tripper for Sterling.

Somonauk 8, Sterling Newman 1: The Lady Comets fell to the Lady Bobcats in the small school third-place game, with Lakyn Waldschmidt driving in the lone Newman run.

Manteno 10, Sterling Newman 4: Waldschmidt knocked in a pair of runs as the Lady Comets fell to the Lady Panthers.

Seneca 9, Pearl City 2

Marengo 16, Pearl City 2 (6 inn.)

Class 1A Baseball Regionals



1- Polo vs. AFC


2- Eastland vs. #1 winner, 4:30 p.m.


3- Sterling Newman vs. Milledgeville, 4:30 p.m.


#2 winner vs. #3 winner, 1 p.m.



1- Pearl City vs. River Ridge/Scales Mound

2- Galena vs. Le-Win


3- East Dubuque vs. #1 winner, 4:30 p.m.

4- Alden-Hebron vs. #2 winner, 7 p.m.


#3 winner vs. #4 winner, 11 a.m.



1- Orangeville vs. Kirkland-Hiawatha


2- Freeport Aquin vs. #1 winner, 4:30 p.m.


3- Dakota vs. Rockford Christian Life, 4:30 p.m.


#2 winner vs. #3 winner, 11 a.m.



1- LaMoille/Ohio vs. Indian Creek


2- Forreston vs. #1 winner, 4:30 p.m.


3- Amboy vs. Earlville/Leland, 4:30 p.m.


#2 winner vs. #3 winner, 11 a.m.

Class 2A Baseball Regionals



1- Oregon vs. South Beloit


2- Warren/Stockton vs. #1 winner, 4:30 p.m.


3- West Carroll vs. Durand/Pecatonica, 4:30 p.m.


#2 winner vs. #3 winner, 10 a.m.

Fulton Regional


1- Riverdale vs. Morrison


2- Rock Island Alleman vs. #1 winner, 4:30 p.m.

3- Peru St. Bede vs. Fulton, 7 p.m.


#2 winner vs. #3 winner, 10 a.m.

Class 3A Baseball Regional


May 22

1- Rock Falls vs. Stillman Valley, 4:30 p.m.

May 24

2- Rockford Christian vs. game #1 winner, 4 p.m.

May 25

3- Sterling vs. Rochelle, 4 p.m.

May 27

#2 winner vs. #3 winner, 2 p.m.


May 22

1- Belvidere at Rockford Lutheran, 4:30 p.m.

2- Marengo at Freeport, 4:30 p.m.

May 24

3- Dixon vs. game #1 winner, 4:30 p.m.

May 25

4- Rockford Boylan vs. game #2 winner, 4:30 p.m.

May 27

#3 winner vs. #4 winner, 11 a.m.

Varsity baseball schedule

MAY 17

Moline at Sterling

MAY 18

United Township at Sterling

MAY 19

Freeport at Belvidere North

Varsity baseball scores


Sterling 4, Rochelle 2: After the Hubs took a 2-1 lead in the top half of the sixth, Sterling responded with 3 runs in the bottom half to capture the NIB-12 West victory. Turner Morse had the Warriors’ lone hit, and picked up an RBI. Tyler Willman earned the victory on the mound, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits while fanning 10. Nolan Sullivan relieved for the save. With the win, Sterling moveD into first place in the conference.

Fulton 14, Riverdale 1 (5 inn.): The Steamers scored 4 in the first and 8 more in the second to rout Riverdale at home. Seth Sikkema drove in 4 runs, Larson Barrett drove in 3, and Cody Sanderson a pair. Hunter Collachia earned the pitching victory, going 2 2/3 innings and striking out 5.

Amboy 7, Morrison 1: The Clippers earned a non-conference win against their old Three Rivers foe on the road. Mitchell McLaughlin picked up the pitching victory with 4 2/3 innings of shutout ball. He also drove in 3 runs. Nick Schafer added 2 RBI. The Mustangs picked up a run off Cain Powers in the bottom of the seventh inning, but couldn’t mount a substantial run.

Freeport 8, Rockford Boylan 1: The Pretzels reached double-digit NIC-10 victories for the first time in 18 years with the victory at home. Freeport scored 6 of its 8 runs in the bottom half of the first inning. Freeport pitcher Ben Swords struck out 9 and held Boylan to 6 hits, 3 of them in the final inning when the Titans finally scored on a base hit by Joey Tobin. While Boylan is shooting for its fifth NIC-10 crown in 6 years, the Pretzels are trying to capture their first since 1998.

Eastland 9, East Dubuque 0

Pecatonica/Durand 6, Rockford Christian Life 1

AFC 8, Bureau Valley 3

Rockford Christian 10, Byron 0

Genoa-Kingston 5, Oregon 1

Dixon 10, Rock Falls 0

Winnebago 5, Rockford Lutheran 4

Peru St. Bede 4, Erie/Prophetstown 3

Peru St. Bede 12, Erie/Prophetstown 2


Eastland 10, Milledgeville 5: An eight-run fifth inning lifted the Cougars over the Missiles at EHS. Thirteen combined walks by four Milledgeville pitchers and 3 errors also helped Eastland. Dawson DeMichele picked up the win. Payton Clouse had a game-high 3 RBI. Brighton Haverland hit a solo home run. The senior didn’t allow a hit in 2 strong innings of relief. Kaden Henze, Tanner Giedd, Ethan Christians, Nate Strong and DJ Heeren each had an RBI. Milledgeville’s Cade Schave and Kyle Ottens each had 2 hits and an RBI. Nate Rahn also had an RBI. The two teams combined for 13 stolen bases. Heeren had 3 of the Cougars’ seven.

West Carroll 5, Fulton 1: The Thunder won the battle of state Route 84 against the Steamers at Drives Park in Fulton. Aiden Sullivan earned the win, going 6 innings and giving up 3 hits while fanning 4. Cody Simpson got the save, and had 2 hits at the plate. Jacob Dunk also had 2 hits for West Carroll. Austin Schroeder had the lone RBI for the Steamers.

Sterling 2, Rochelle 1: Turner Morse went the distance on the mound and also collected a pair of hits as Sterling moved closer to a NIB-12 West crown. Elias Edmondson also had 2 doubles for Sterling. The Golden Warriors got their final run in the top half of the seventh on the Hubs fourth error of the game.

Princeton 1, Sterling Newman 0: Tigers’ ace Garrett Allen shut down the Newman offense, needing just 76 pitches to go all 7 innings in a TRAC East win. He struck out 9, and faced the minimum of 21 hitters. He also allowed just 2 hits, one to Ethan Hafner and the other to Travis Williams. Hafner took the hard luck loss for the Comets, allowing 5 hits and 1 unearned run, while striking out 4.

Rockridge 10, Morrison 1

Le-Win 4, Orangeville 2

MAY 11

Eastland 2, Sterling Newman 0: Payton Clouse and Ethan Christians each drove in runs as the Cougars won in Lanark. Tanner Giedd scattered 6 hits and struck out 7 in the complete-game pitching victory. Luke Olson started for Newman, going 5 innings and allowing a single run. Nate Olson pitched an inning and gave up Eastland’s other run.

Freeport Aquin 7, A-FC 1: The Bulldogs broke this game open, scoring 5 runs in the top half of the fourth inning.

Sterling 6, Rochelle 0: Clinching at least a share of the NIB-12 West title for the first time in 29 years, the Golden Warriors rolled over the Hubs at home. Nolan Sullivan and Trey Morse combined to throw a no-hitter. Sullivan threw 72 pitches over 5 innings before being relieved by Morse, who pitched the final 2 innings. Only 2 Rochelle hitters reached base, one on a walk and the other on a fielding error. Morse and Tyler Willman each had 2 hits for Sterling. Willman and Sullivan each had 2 RBI.

Le-Win 3, Milledgeville 2 (10 inn.): The Missiles held a 2-0 lead after 5innings, but couldn’t hold off the Panthers in Milledgeville. Le-Win sent a pair of baserunners across the plate in the top half of the sixth inning to tie the score. The tie remained until the Panthers pushed a run across in the top half of the 10th. Josh Brunner, Trevor Aurand and Tanner Lawfer each had 2 hits for Le-Win. Ian Kehl had 2 RBI for the Panthers.

Forreston 6, River Ridge/Scales Mound 1

East Dubuque 2, Fulton Unity 1

Rock Falls 12, Oregon 0

MAY 12

Erie/Prophetstown 4, Eastland 3 (8 inn.): The Panthers scored 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the score and then scored a run in the eighth to win it. The Cougars’ Ethan Christians took a perfect game into the sixth, at one point striking out 7 hitters in a row, before walking Hunter Littrel with one out in the sixth. Littrel was picked off to end the sixth, with Christians’ no-hit bid still intact. With one out in the seventh, Jordan Pierceson got the Panthers’ first hit of the game, a line drive which hit Christians, knocking him out of the game. Pierceson later came around to score the first of E/P’s 3 runs and then drove in the winning run in the eighth. Christians finished with 13 strikeouts in the no-decision.

Fulton 10, Morrison 6: The Mustangs led 5-1 after 3 innings, but Fulton rallied, scoring 6 runs in the top half of the fifth to take the lead in the TRAC West win. Larson Barnett had 2 hits for the Steamers, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs. Erik North also had 2 RBI and earned the pitching victory. For Morrison, Ben Brackemyer had 2 hits and 2 RBI. Cody Southern had 2 doubles and Reilly Dolan drove in a run.

Sterling 11, Streator 1: Dylan Bryant tossed 4-hit ball to lead the Golden Warriors to victory at the LaSalle-Peru Invitational. Trey Morse and Tyler Willman each drove in a pair of runs.

West Carroll 12, Oregon 6

Bureau Valley 8, Pearl City 3

Le-Win 7, Galena 3

Polo 18, Orangeville 5

Warren/Stockton 5, East Dubuque 1

Freeport 5, Belvidere 1

MAY 13

Sterling 14, LaSalle-Peru 11: Tyler Willman’s 3-Run walk-off home run lifted Sterling to the victory in the semifinal game against the Cavaliers. It was Willman’s second homer of the game. Michael Eberhardt and Trey Morse also hit home runs. L-P scored 7 runs in the fourth to take an 8-2 lead, but Sterling responded with 7 runs in the fifth.

Oak Forest 20, Sterling 5 (5 inn.): The Bengals won the championship game, scoring 5 runs in the third inning, 4 in the fourth, and 8 in the fifth. Nolan Sullivan went 2-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs in a losing effort.

Dixon 3, Forreston 2 (8 inn.): The Dukes scored an unearned run in the top of the eighth inning to win in Forreston. Kyle Crawford led off with a base hit and moved up on a sacrifice bunt by Jack Doane. Tucker Cole then singled to advance Crawford to third base. He then scored on a Forreston error.

Boys track & field results


at Milledgeville

1- Forreston/Polo, 145

2- Sterling Newman, 134

3- Le-Win, 84

4- West Carroll, 57

5- Galena/River Ridge/East Dubuque, 50

6- Milledgeville/Eastland, 40

7- A-FC, 13

MAY 11

at Pecatonica

1- Forreston/Polo, 145

2- Le-Win, 73

3- Pecatonica/Durand, 70

4- West Carroll, 63

5- Milledgeville/Eastland, 42

6- Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge, 41

7- Dakota, 36

8- Pearl City, 34

9- Amboy/LaMoille, 30

10- AFC, 11

11- Stockton, 10

Girls track & field results

MAY 11

Bureau Valley Sectional

1- Bureau Valley, 66

2- Milledgeville/Eastland, 64

3- Amboy/LaMoille, 62

4- Rock Island Alleman, 58

5- Fulton, 57.5

6- Spring Valley Hall, 51

7- Riverdale, 45

8- Wethersfield, 42

9- Sterling Newman, 34

10- Putnam County, 31

11- Peru St. Bede, 22.5

12- Morrison, 10

13- (tie) West Carroll & Henry-Senachwine, 6

Oregon Sectional

1- Winnebago, 105

2- Oregon, 82

3- Dakora, 50

4- Le-Win, 42

5- Rockford Christian, 41

6- Elgin (Harvest Christian Academy), 40

7- Rockford Lutheran, 38

8- Pecatonica, 34

9- Pearl City, 28

10- Elgin St. Edward, 25

11- Stockton, 24

12- Forreston, 22

13- Rockford Christian Life, 12

14- South Beloit, 5

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