The 2013 Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame inductees: From row (l-r) Warren’s T.J. Zambrovitz, Shannon’s Shane Alvey, Thomson’s Jake Bellich, Barb Doty, who accepted the award for her brother, Mt. Carroll’s Jeremy Haas, Lena-Winslow’s Jerilyn Strohecker, Milledgeville’s Peter Robertson, Galena’s Bill Gehrts, Fulton’s Ron Merema. Back row (l-r) Morrison’s Keith Hensler, Elizabeth’s Jason Thomasson, Pearl City’s Dennis Bull, Stockton’s Tim Finn, Chadwick’s Arden Anderson, Forreston’s Jacob Coffman, and Lanark’s Tony Dunlap. Not pictured: Kevin Powers, accepting for Savanna’s Scott Klippert. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
NW IL Sports Hall of Fame Ladies 2013
One of the teams honored during Saturday evening’s Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame were the 21-1-2 1977 East Dubuque volleyball team. The head coach was Kim Daykin and team members were: Colleen Ryan, Beth (Ames) Boleyn, Lisa (Schaefer) Smith, Laora (Ames) Mechelke, Cindy (Spahn) Westphal, Debbie (Beschen) Bartram, Tammy (Spahn) Heim, Peggy (Blocklinger) Thill, Lynn (Werner) Phillips, Jackie (Fluhr) Figel, June (Laugesen) Gibson, Sandy (Hoftender) Luchterhand, Dana McCullick. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame Banquet
By CRAIG LANG | Prairie Advocate News
The 27th Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame All-Sports Banquet was held on Saturday October 19th at Manny’s in Savanna. A full house enjoyed the social hour which began at 5:45 with an excellent dinner following.
Emcee Karl Henze opened the induction program and WCCI Radio’s Brian Reusch presented this years inductees with their medallions. This years inductess included Chadwick’s Arden Andreson, Elizabeth’s Jason Thomasson, Forreston’s Jacob Coffman, Fulton’s Ron Merema, Galena’s Bill Gehrts, Lanark’s Tony Dunlap. Le-Win’s Jerilyn Strohecker, Milledgeville’s Peter Robertson, Morrison’s Keith Hensler, Mt. Carroll’s Jeremy Haas, who’s award was accepted by his sister Barb Doty, Pearl City’s Dennis Bull, Savanna’s Scott Klippert, who’s award was accepted by Kevin Powers, Shannon;s Thane Alvey, Stockton’s Tim Finn, Thomson’s Jake Bellich and Warren’s T.J. Zambrovitz.
This years honor teams were the 1977 East Dubuque volleyball team and the 1983-84 and 1984-85 Scales Mound boy’s basketball teams.
A great time was had by all who were able to attend and if you haven’t made it to this event put it on your calendar for next year. A top notch event run by great people!
Eastland’s Ronni Miller (#24) tips the ball over the net with Galena’s Olivia Middendorf (#25) and Kellsey Beyer (#2) going for the block. Galena took the match in two games 25-19 & 25-16. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
West Carroll’s Anna Badtke (#5) hits the ball over the net while a pair of River Ridge defenders go for the stop. River Ridge won in two. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
For the second year, Devin Hartman from Eastland High School, advanced to the Class 1A State Golf Tournament at Prairie Vista Golf Club in Bloomington, Illinois.
He shot a 160 (79/81) in the two-day event to finished tied for 24th out of 110 golfers in very windy and inclement conditions.
Hartman is the only Eastland golfer to advance to the State Tournament twice.
The Missiles Caleb Skoog goes for extra yardage after hauling in a pass during Friday evening’s game in Milledgeville. Caleb and the Missiles fell to East Dubuque by thirty one points. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Milledgeville Missile Kameron Daw Tyne throws a stiff arm at an East Dubuque tackler during Friday night’s football action at Floyd Daub Field in Milledgeville. Kameron ran for a touchdown and passed for another as the Warriors took the 52-21 victory. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Pearl City’s Madison Wright (#15) tips the ball over the net as three Eastland defenders prepare to make the block. Pearl City took game one while the Lady Cougars won the final two. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Pearl City’s Dani Lee hits the ball while Eastland’s Peyton Achs attempts to make the block. Eastland won in three, 20-25, 25-22 & 25-19. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Varsity Volleyball Schedule
Forreston at Milledgeville
Le-Win at Eastland
River Ridge at Scales Mound
Sterling Newman at Bureau Valley
Freeport at Rockford East
Eastland, West Carroll & Le-Win at Stillman Valley Varsity Tournament
Eastland, West Carroll & Le-Win at Stillman Valley Varsity Tournament
River Ridge at AFC Tournament
Varsity Volleyball Results
Eastland 2 Pearl City 1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-19)
Le-Win 2 West Carroll 0 (25-8, 25-22)
Morrison 2 Bureau Valley 0 (25-19, 25-23)
Freeport Aquin 2 Forreton 1 (25-17, 20-25, 25-22)
AFC 2 Polo 0 (25-11, 25-11)
Sterling Newman 2 Fulton 1 (24-26, 28-26, 25-13)
Erie 2 Riverdale 0 (25-15, 25-15)
Sterling 2 Ottawa 0 (25-13, 25-17)
Oregon 2 Winnebago 0 (25-14, 25-16)
Rock Falls 2 Byron 0 (25-9, 26-24)
Milledgeville 2 AFC 0 (25-4, 25-8)
Pearl City 2 River Ridge 1 (25-21,16-25, 25-20)
Le-Win 2 Stockton 0 (25-18, 25-22)
Freeport Aquin 2 Polo 0 (25-15, 25-13)
Pecatonica 2 Durand 1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-22)
Sterling 2 Dixon 0 (25-18, 25-22)
Rock Falls 2 Oregon 1 (16-25, 25-19, 25-21)
2nd Annual Linda Ludwig Memorial Tournament
2- East Dubuque
3- United Township
6- Freeport Aquin
8- Sterling Newman
10- River Ridge
12- Putnam County
Cassidy Koning - AFC
Katie Stykel - Freeport Aquin
Josie Carpenter - DeKalb
Kalyn Theill - East Dubuque
Bubby Doubler - Eastland
Mary Chapman - Erie
Kendra Schave - Milledgeville
Sara Nysather - Sterling Newman
Taylor Erjavsek - Putnam County
Becca Hoerres - Riverdale
Taegen Ertmer - River Ridge
Lexi Beeks - United Township
Warriors Top Milledgeville
The East Dubuque put twenty six first quarter points n the score board enroute to the 52-21 win at Floyd Daub Field in Milledgeville on Friday night. East Dubuque’s Alec Monahan scored a pair of first quarter TD’s and the Warriors extended their lead to 40-6 at the half time intermission. The Missile’s kameron daw Tyne, returning to play from an early injury, rushed for one score and passed for another as the Missiles offense put up twenty one points. Daniel Walker rushed for one hundred twenty yards and a second quarter score for Milledgeville. He also led the missile defense with twelve tackles. Milledgeville (2-6, 2-5) travels to Ashton to face the AFC Raiders on Friday night while East Dubuque (6-2, 5-2) hosts the Orangeville Broncos.
Pirates Ground The Thunder
Galena’ Bruce Scharpf scored three offensive TD’s and added a fifty nine yard interception return for a score as the Pirates topped West Carroll 47-20 Friday evening at Massey Field in Savanna. Scharpf scores were on runs of twenty four, two and seven yards. Thunder QB Shaun Magill hooked up with scoring strikes to Marshall Benters, Trevor Jones and Brandon Sturtevant. Magill also carried the football seventeen times for eighty nine yards.
The Thunder defense was led by Jeff Casey’s twelve tackles with teammate Devin Saunders adding ten. West Carroll faces the Durand Bulldogs on Friday night.
Panthers Prey on Mustangs
By BILL POPKIN |For The Prairie Advocate News
By definition, kinetic energy is energy that stays in motion indefinitely until another force stops it or changes its direction. The Erie –Prophetstown Panthers arrived at E. M. Bud Cole Field in Morrison on October 18 with plenty of this energy by virtue of their lofty 36 point per game scoring average. The Morrison Mustangs offered little defensive resistance as 32 points per game were tallied against them so far this season. The numbers didn’t lie as the Panthers (6-2) scored 5 touchdowns in the first half to take a commanding 32-0 advantage at intermission en route to a 47-6 conference win.
Erie –Prophetstown began the scoring in the ballgame with an eight-play 80 -yard drive capped off with a Nick Williams 25 yard sprint into the end zone with 6:08 remaining in the opening quarter. The Panthers tacked on four more touchdowns in the first half to take command. Morrison (2-6) was held to just 7 total yards and 1 first down in the entire initial half of play!
The Mustangs got on the board with 7:02 remaining in the third period on a 13-yard scamper across the goal line by Austin Shoup. This was the Mustangs only score of the evening. Erie–Prophetstown prevailed 47-6.
Chris Bauer scored 4 touchdowns for the Panthers, 2 on runs and 2 more via pass receptions. He caught 2 passed for 80 yards and tallied 69 additional yards with 6 rushing attempts. Williams, the leading ground gainer in the area thus far this season with over 1600 yards, accumulated 155 more on 23 carries. Shoup led Morrison with 41 yards on 10 attempts.
Morrison will now wrap up its season on a road trip to Port Byron-Riverdale on October 25. Game time is approximately 7:30 P.M.
Area Football Scores
EPC 53 South Beloit 13
East Dubuque 52 Milledgeville 21
Galena 47 West Carroll 20
Erie/Prophetstown 47 Morrison 6
Fulton 34 Amboy 13
Forreston 48 Big Rock (Crossroads Academy) 6
Stockton 48 Orangeville 20
Polo 30 River Ridge 3
Le-Win 61 Freeport Aquin 30
Rockford Auburn 54 Freeport 33
Dakota 26 Durand 0
Sterling 48 Dixon 21
Burlington Central 41 Rock Falls 24
Sterling Newman 49 Sherrard 6
Port Byron/Riverdale 46 Bureau Valley 38
Winnebago 28 Byron 21
Oregon 35 Mendota 20
Peru St. Bede 34 Orion 22
Geneseo 41 Streator 20
Rockford Lutheran 33 Stillman Valley 28
Rockton Hononegah 42 Rockford Guilford 14
Rockford Boylan 38 Belvidere North 34
Spring Valley Hall 28 Kewanee 27
Belvidere 42 Rockford East 7
Sycamore 31 Maple Park Kaneland 21
Machesney Park Harlem 2 Rockford Jefferson 0 (forfeit)