Le-Win’s Becca Diffenderfer (#3) and Cortney Haight(#6) attempt to block the shot of Stockton’s Emily Rowe (#4) during Thursday evening volleyball action in Lena. Stockton went on to take the two game win 25-13 and 25-21.
(PA photo/Craig Lang)
The Lady Panther’s Heather Gahm (#10) slams the ball over the net as Lady Blackhawk’s Sarah Nadig (#11) and Angelique Goswick (#14) go for the block. Gahm had six kills and two blocks in the Stockton two game win. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Milledgeville 2 AFC 0 (25-20, 25-20)
Stockton 2 Le-Win 0 (25-13, 25-21)
Freeport Aquin 2 Polo 0 (25-4, 25-11)
Galena 2 Scales Mound 0 (25-10, 25-17)
East Dubuque 2 Warren 1 (25-17, 17-25, 25-12)
Dakota 2 South Beloit 0 (25-8, 25-6)
Belvidere 2 Freeport 0 (25-22, 25-21)
Rock Falls 2 Winnebago 0 (25-12, 25-9)
Freeport Aquin at Forreston
West Carroll at Stockton
Polo at Milledgeville
River Ridge at Galena
Morrison at Bureau Valley
Forreston at AFC
Pearl City at Le-Win (Senior Night)
Rockford Jefferson at Freeport
Sterling Newman at Fulton
Linda Ludwig Memorial Tournament at Eastland
West Carroll at Pecatonica Invitational Tournament
River Ridge at Galena Varsity Tournament
Morrison at Sherrard Tournament
Polo at Durand Varsity Tournament
Forreston at Mendota Varsity Tournament
Amboy at Morrison
Freeport at Rockton Hononegah
Le-Win at Eastland (Senior Night)
Milledgeville at Forreston
River Ridge at Scales Mound
Prophetstown at Morrison
AFC at Freeport Aquin (Senior Night)
Sterling Newman at Erie
Mustangs Stampede Rams
Morrison Mustang Andrew Connelly fights forward for more yardage as a Riverdale Ram tackler attempts to make the stop. Connelly ran the ball for ninety-nine yards in the Morrison 25-6 homecoming victory.
(PA photo/Craig Lang)
The Morrison Mustangs began their homecoming festivities by playing hosts to the Riverdale Rams in Big Rivers Conference action on October 5 at E.M. Cole Field. Featuring a balanced offensive attack with another solid defensive effort, Morrison (4-3) came away with a convincing 25-6 victory. The win snaps a 2 game Mustang losing streak, their first since 2004.
Punting on fourth down from the Mustang 35 yard line early in the game, Morrison’s Danny Willis had his attempt blocked. He fell on it at the 7 yard marker. Riverdale (0-7) took over, and three plays later quarterback Waytt Klavon fell into the end zone from 1 yard out to give the Rams an early 6-0 advantage. On the Mustang’s next possession, Alexander Volckmann went in from the 1 yard line to cap a 57 yard-7 play march. The score was now 6-6.
Morrison took control of the ballgame in second period action as Matt Wilkens hit Willis on a 4 yard pass, capping a long drive of 12 plays covering 80 yards. A balanced attack, featuring both the pass and run, kept the Ram defense off balance the rest of the night. Later in the stanza, Willis caught another touchdown pass from Wilkens, this one from 15 yards away from the goal. At halftime, the Morrison footballers led 18-6.
The Mustangs Danny Willis tries to avoid the tackle of Riverdale’s Terry White during Friday night’s football action in Morrison. Willis ran the ball for ninety yards in the Morrison nineteen point win.
(PA photo/Craig Lang)
Action in the third period featured a quarterback sneak into the end zone by Wilkens, finishing off a 44 yard march in less than 4 minutes. The extra point kick by Willis gave Morrison a 25-6 advantage. This would hold up as the final score.
Fullback Andrew Connelly led Morrison with 119 yards on the ground. Willis added 115 more. Wilkens passed for 182 yards, connecting on 12 of 18 attempts. Morrison had 450 yards of total offense, while the Riverdale offense was held to only 136 yards. The Morrison defense has given up 14 points or less in 5 of their 7 contests this season.
EPC Blanks Sobos
The ‘Catz offense and defense were both looking good on Friday night as EPC took the 49-0 shut out victory in South Beloit. The defense held the Sobos to just fifty one yards of total offense while piling up over three hundred yards with two-hundred forty-seven of those offense yards coming from their ground game.
EPC led fourteen to nothing after one quarter and increased that advantage to thirty five to nothing at the half time intermission.
The “Catz Ben Thomas led EPC’s ground game with eighty six yards and a pair of touchdown runs while teammate Eric Schaney added eighty three yards and a rushing score.
South Beloit’s ground game was led by Josh Draper who carried the football sixteen times for thirty two yards.
Playoff bound EPC (7-0) travels to Dakota on Friday evening to battle the Indians (4-3, 4-2) while South Beloit (1-6) travels to Polo to face the Marcos (1-5, 2-5).
Cardinals Trounce Thunder
West Carroll hosted the Forreston Cardinals on Friday night at Massey Field, but the visitors dominated the Thunder to take the 47-0 win. Forreston jumped out to a twenty seven to nothing half time lead and never looked back as they cruised to the lopsided victory, spoiling West Carroll’s Homecoming game.
The Cardinals Ross Williams racked up seventy seven yards and two scores while teammate Kaleb Reining also added a pair of touchdowns. The Cardinal defense held West Carroll to one hundred forty three yards of total offense in the contest.
Mason Vanhook led the Thunder ground game, rushing the football nine times for twenty nine yards. Thunder QB Nick Hughes was seven for seventeen through the air. West Carroll (2-4, 2-5) travels to Galena on Friday night to face the Pirates (3-3, 4-3) while Forreston hosts the Pecatonica Indians (0-7).
Stockton Steamrolls the Missiles
The visiting Stockton Blackhawks wasted no time piling up the points at Floyd Daub Field on Friday night as the rolled to the 65-12 win.
The Blackhawks jumped out to a twenty four to six first quarter lead and extended that lead to forty six to six at the half. The lead grew to fifty nine to six going into the final quarter and both teams added six points to their score in the fourth.
Milledgeville QB Kameron DawTyne threw the football for one hundred ninety six yards and a pair of scores, both to Jordan Harris who caught eleven passes for one hundred thirty eight yards.
Stockton was led by TJ Knutson who ran the ball for two hundred fifty one yards and three scores while teammate Colton Broshous ran for one hundred fifty seven yards and two TD’s. The Blackhawks Peter Bonvillian added fifty seven yards and a TD.
The Missiles (1-6) travel to Hanover on Friday evening to take on the Wildcats (1-6) while Stockton hosts the Le-Win Panthers (6-1).
Varsity Football Scores
Le-Win 63 Polo 0
Fulton 38 Bureau Valley 13
Freeport Aquin 49 Durand 6
East Dubuque 61 River Ridge 20
Galena 30 Warren 27
AFC 48 Orangeville 42 (2OT)
Dakota 1 Pecatonica 0 (forfeit)
Peru St. Bede 20 Amboy 14
Byron 35 Rockford Lutheran 34
Erie/Prophetstown 41 Kewanee 0
Winnebago 28 Oregon 13
Rockford Auburn 27 Freeport 13
Stillman Valley 28 Marengo 11
Mendota 14 Rock Falls 13
Sterling 24 Geneseo 20
Ottawa 51 Dixon 14
Sycamore 26 Rochelle 14
Sterling Newman 49 Spring Valley Hall 14
Varsity Football Schedule
EPC at Dakota
Milledgeville at River Ridge
West Carroll at Galena
Morrison at Fulton
Pecatonica at Forreston
South Beloit at Polo
Le-Win at Stockton
Freeport at Rockton Hononegah
Sterling at Dixon
Burlington Central at Rock Falls
Sterling Newman at Erie/Prophetstown
Class 1A Golf Regional
At Wolf Hollow, Lena
Stockton – 328 (won tie breaker)
Fulton – 328
Morrison – 335
Le-Win – 343
Eastland/Milledgeville – 346
Riverdale – 354
Galena – 368
Erie – 370
Warren – 399
East Dubuque – 408
Pearl City – 418
West Carroll – 418
Prophetstown – 422
River Ridge – 431
Cameron Uppman, Stockton – 74 (Medalist)
Reid Hoffman, Morrison – 77
Casey Fritz, Eastland/Milledgeville – 79
Devin Hartman, Eastland/Milledgeville – 79
Gunner Decker, Fulton – 79
Jared Richmond, Riverdale – 79
Kyle Wiebenga, Fulton – 80
Matt Dauil, Fulton – 81
Kyle Jensen, Le-Win – 81
Koby Huhnen, Erie – 82
Ben Tegeler, Morrison – 82
Nate Stone, Le-Win – 83
Trey Timpe, Stockton – 84
Jake Spangler, Galena – 85
Austin Bauer, Stockton – 85
Zach Lacher, Stockton – 85
Dylan Lange, East Dubuque – 86
Aric Jordan, Stockton – 86
Logan Rascher, Fulton – 88
Greg Magana, Morriosn – 88
Colton Smith, Morrison – 88
Chris Arnold, Warren – 88
Seth Blair, Eastland/Milledgeville – 89
Logan Moothart, Le-Win – 89
Quinn Sowle, Le-Win – 90
Alec D’Amico, River Ridge – 90
Jake Bussert, Riverdale – 90
Brett Terrock, Fulton – 91
Chase Hanna, Riverdale – 91
Sam Ottens, Morrison – 92
Tim O’Shea, Galena – 93
Reed Spangler, Galena – 93
Brock Smith, Morrison – 93
Levi Floming, Erie – 94
Jake Tysma, Riverdale – 94
Brandon Heppner, Erie – 95
Lucas Wiebenga, Fulton – 95
Matt Ritchie, West Carroll – 95
Evan Bull, Pearl City – 96
Carter Ames, Prophetstown – 96
Cameron Mayo, Riverdale – 96
Tyler Runkle, Warren – 96
Hunter Muehleip, Galena – 97
Sean Cory, Le-Win – 98
Cameron Ehlers, West Carroll – 98
Logan Lessman, Eastland/Milledgeville – 99
Alex Garrison, Erie – 99
Mitchell Wubben, Galena – 99
Russell Erickson, Le-Win – 100
Justin Lott, Pearl City – 101
Jake Plautz, Prophetstown – 101
Ryan Mulcahey, Galena – 102
AJ Watson, Warren – 102
Michael Motsch, East Dubuque – 103
Sean Keckler, West Carroll – 104
Chance Runde, East Dubuque – 105
Tanner Brockway, Erie – 105
Ryan Piefer, Pearl City – 107
Eron Sigafus, River Ridge – 107
Zach Maronde, Prophetstown – 108
Bentley Sweet, Riverdale – 109
Matt Keppen, Eastland/Milledgeville – 110
Mitch Eveland, Warren – 113
Justin Schneider, East Dubuque – 114
Jameson Fagan, Eastland/Milledgeville – 114
Aaron Eaton, Pearl City – 114
Connor Altensey, River Ridge – 114
Kody Kaiser, Warren – 114
Tim Lott, Pearl City – 116
Rivor Gage, Prophetstown – 117
Nick Mackall, Warren – 118
Brandon Sattizahn, Erie – 119
Tim Streight, River Ridge – 120
Mike Strauch, West Carroll – 121
Owen Casson, Prophetstown – 122
Trevor Larkin, East Dubuque – 126
Austin Snyder, Prophetstown – 130
Paawan Dandona, West Carroll – 154
Stockton advances to play in the Elgin (Westminster Christian) Sectional.
Advancing individuals: Casey Fritz & Devin Hartman, Eastland/Milledgeville; Kyle Jensen, Nate Stone & Logan Moothart, Le-Win; Jared Richmond, Riverdale; Koby Kuhnen, Erie; Jake Spangler, Galena; Dylan Lange, East Dubuque & Chris Arnold, Warren
HCC Bowling Team Rolls to First Tournament
The Highland Community College men’s bowling team, led by Coach Jesse Buss, will debut on October 6 and 7 at the 42nd annual Midwest Collegiate Bowling Championships in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
“The guys are excited and definitely ready to go,” said Buss. “As the first Tier 1 tournament of the year, we expect the other teams to be very competitive.”
The team currently practices three times per week according to Buss. He emphasized the bowlers are still learning about each other’s personalities, techniques, and training methods in these initial practices. This bonding is a crucial component in a team sport that also relies on each individual performing at their best.
The first bowling match for the Highland men’s team will not only introduce the team to their fellow competitors for the season, but it holds the prospect of earning the team valuable points as a Tier 1 tournament. Sanctioned by the United States Bowling Congress, last year’s championship had almost 40 schools represented, ranging from two-year community colleges to four-year universities.
To qualify, the tournament players will participate in nine conventional or individual games and 12 Baker games. Baker game consists of a five-member team with each player bowling two frames on a rotating basis. A bowler that begins in the first frame would bowl again in the fifth frame and so forth. Whatever the format, Buss is confident in his team’s abilities and, much like his bowlers, is eager to start their first season.
The Highland men’s team consists of bowlers Forrest Dalen, Terrence Eggleston, Kyler Jacobson, Zachary Lawson, Justin McNett, William Nordman, and Marshall Unzicker. They will have an opportunity to compete in four Tier 1 tournaments this season in addition to their seven other matches. This high level of competition against colleges from around the country is a great experience for individual bowlers as well as offering Highland an opportunity to rank among other top schools.