Chadwick 7th Grade Volleyball Team defeated Lena for the consolation championship. This was at the Pearl City Volleyball Invitational on Saturday, September 22.
In the photo (left to right) are front Row: Tessa Morhardt, Megan Litwiller, Emily Henson. Middle Row: Ciara Miller, Alli Schmidt, Natalie Brown, Alicia Sheddan, Holly Smith, Kloie Sigel. Back Row: Jocelyn Folkers, Makaylee Merkel, Emilia Eller, Mady Frederick, Rebecca Waite, Shelby Judd, Mady Molenda, Sabreena Hartman. Absent was Kayleigh Tarbill Coaches (not pictured): Shelly Parks and Jody Engelkens.
Congratulations to the Chadwick 5th-6th grade Jr. Tackle for winning the 2012 Polo Jamboree. Pictured Front Row L-R, Jayce Gusloff, Zach Diehl, Marcus Mckenna, Justin Hackbarth, Anthony Lapp, Mason Phillips, Christian Shores, Clayton Simpson, Row 2: starting with #51, Blayne Kappes, Connor Woodin, Jacob Hartje, Mason Mckenna, Jack Munz, Cayde Gusloff, Thane Yingling. 3rd Row: Logan Dudley, Carson Boyer, Grant Schurman, Corey Anderson, Keaton Casares, and Nate Rahn. Ast Coaches Ty Mckenna, Gary Wagenknecht, Head Coach Kyle Leech. (Courtesy of Coach Leech)
Both the Milledgeville Girls Softball team and the Girls Track & Field team achieved a 3.68 and 3.65 total cumulative grade point average respectively for the 2011-12 season, qualifying them for the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award. It is extremely rewarding to see teamwork both in competition and in the classroom. Congratulations to these fine student athletes!
Cover Story . . . Missiles End Skid
The Missiles Andrew Wiersema gets through to Durand QB Rhyse Evenson for a sack during Friday night’s Homecoming game at Floyd Daub Field.
(PA photo/Craig Lang)
Breaking a streak of twenty five consecutive losses, dating back to 2009, the Milledgeville Missiles hosted the Durand Bulldogs on Friday evening at Floyd Daub Field and handed the visitors a nineteen point loss (39-20). The game was also Milledgeville’s Homecoming to make the victory even sweeter.
The Missiles offense was hitting on all cylinders as QB Kameron DawTyne hooked up with Jordan Harris for TD passes of fifty three and thirty five yards. He also hit Zach Schmidt for a fifteen yard score.
Milledgeville Missile QB Kameron DawTyne fights for more yardage as he is wrapped up by a Durand Bulldog tackler Friday night in Milledgeville.
(PA photo/Craig Lang)
The ground game was led by running back Daniel Walker who ran the ball eighteen times for one hundred ninety six yards and touchdown runs of seventy six and seven yards. DawTyne also scored himself on a six yard run.
Milledgeville (1-6) hosts the Stockton Blackhawks (6-0) on Friday night while Durand (2-4) travels to Freeport to battle the Aquin Bulldogs (6-0).
EPC Shuts Out East Dubuque
The Wildcatz scored in each quarter except the third and their defense held the Warriors scoreless as EPC rolled to the twenty eight point victory at home on Friday night.
QB Tim Vandenburgh started the scoring as he found the end zone on a nine yard first quarter run. EPC added fourteen second quarter points on a four yard run by Vandenburgh and a one yard pass to Ben Thomas. Eric Schaney capped the scoring in the fourth quarter on a three yard run.
The ‘Catz will attempt to run their record to seven wins against no losses as they travel to South Beloit on Friday night to battle the Sobos (1-5) while East Dubuque (4-2) will travel to Hanover to take on the River Ridge Wildcats (1-5).
Indians Stop The Thunder
Dakota’s ground game was clicking as they ran for three hundred forty one yards and had three runners carry the football for over one hundred as they handed West Carroll the fourteen point (32-18) loss.
West Carroll kept the game close as Dakota held just a six point lead (18-12) in the third quarter. Brandon Sturtevant had an eighty four yard kickoff return for a TD and Casey Lloyd scored from six yards out to keep the game within reach but the Indians Matt Ryan and Travis Kortemeier scored fourth quarter touchdowns to put the game out of reach.
The Thunder’s Shaun Magill snared a Nick Hughes pass for West Carroll’s final score. Dakota’s Drew Truckenmiller ran the football sixteen times for one hundred seven yards while teammates Ruan and Kortemeier added one hundred twenty eight and one hundred six yards respectively. Hughes completed eleven of twenty one passes for one hundred sixty two yards. Trevor Jones caught six of those tosses for one hundred twenty four yards.
The Thunder (2-4) host the Forreston Cardinals (5-1) on Friday night while Dakota (3-3) travels to Pecatonica to take on the Indians (0-6).
Amboy Clippers Tame Mustangs
by Bill Popkin
The unbeaten Amboy Clippers sailed into Morrison on Friday, September 28 to make a statement that they were contenders for the Big Rivers Conference crown, and they did just that. Controlling the football in over 8 of the final 12 minutes of the game, the Clippers (6-0) sustained two drives that resulted in touchdowns to capture a big win against defending 2A state champs Morrison(3-3). An interesting side-note in the game was that no extra points were scored by either team throughout the evening.
In first period action Morrison had 3 possessions and Amboy 2, but neither squad could sustain any momentum that resulted in scores. After one stanza, there was no score.
With :22 remaining in the second frame, Tyson Powers of Amboy passed to Tyler Aikens from 17 yards out to cap a 4-play 57 yard drive to put the Clippers up 6-0 at intermission.
Morrison got on the board in the third period on a 19 yard pass play from Matt Wilkens to Danny Willis at the 7:17 point. Bailey Appleman, the big Clipper fullback, answered back later by plunging in from the 1-yard hash mark to put Amboy back in front for good 12-6 going into the final portion of the ballgame.
After 14 plays and over 7 minutes had elapsed to begin the last quarter, Cooper Nelson scored for the Clippers on a 4 yard surge to give them a commanding 18-6 advantage. The Mustang defense began to tire. However, on Morrison’s next offensive play, Wilkens again hit Willis on a 54 yard scoring strike to close the gap to one touchdown. But the Clipper offensive line began to take over the contest. Sailing down the field on 10 plays, Applemann again crossed the goal line with 3:01 remaining to give Amboy a 24-12 lead that would hold up as the final score. Amboy has 24 offensive plays to 5 for the Mustangs in the final period of action.
For Amboy, Nelson had 94 yards of rushing offense while Applemann chipped in 90 more. Morrison was led on the ground by Willis with 40 yards.
Morrison now hosts Riverdale on October 5 for their homecoming game. The Morrison Ponies were defeated 36-12 in the preliminary football contest.
Varsity Football Scores
Le-Win 34 Forreston 20
Polo 56 Pecatonica 6
Stockton 59 Orangeville 14
Warren 44 River Ridge 7
Freeport Aquin 42 AFC 12
Galena 28 South Beloit 6
Belvidere 27 Freeport 26
Bureau Valley 34 Port Byron/Riverdale 6
Amboy 24 Morrison 12
Sterling Newman 42 Kewanee 0
Erie/Prophetstown 56 Spring Valley Hall 26
Byron 41 Oregon 14
Sterling 34 Streator 15
LaSalle-Peru 53 Dixon 14
Stillman Valley 63 Rock Falls 27
Winnebago 28 Genoa-Kingston 7
Rochelle 44 Yorkville 41
Ottawa 35 Geneseo 14
Varsity Football Schedule
EPC at South Beloit
Stockton at Milledgeville
Forreston at West Carroll
Port Byron/Riverdale at Morrison
East Dubuque at River Ridge
Polo at Le-Win
Fulton at Bureau Valley
Freeport at Rockford Auburn
Geneseo at Sterling
Rock Falls at Mendota
Rockford Lutheran at Byron
Winnebago at Oregon
Marengo at Stillman Valley
Peru St. Bede at Amboy
Erie/Prophetstown at Kewanee
Dixon at Ottawa
Spring Valley Hall at Sterling Newman
Varsity Volleyball Results
West Carroll’s Morgan Ashby hits an East Dubuque serve as teammate Darby Rumler looks on. The Lady Warriors took the two match game by scores of 25-13 and 25-14.
(PA photo/Craig Lang)
Eastland 2 Scales Mound 0 (25-22, 25-11)
West Carroll 2 River Ridge 1 (15-25, 25-19, 25-21)
Milledgeville 2 Durand 0 (25-21, 25-19)
Dakota 2 Forreston 0 (25-17, 25-18)
East Dubuque 2 Pearl City 1 (25-13, 15-25, 25-21)
Le-Win 2 Warren 0 (25-22, 25-21)
Orangeville 2 Polo 0 (25-20, 25-10)
Sterling Newman 2 Morrison 0 (25-11, 25-22)
Kewanee 2 Fulton 1 (25-21, 18-25, 25-16)
Dakota 2 Milledgeville 0 (25-18, 25-17)
West Carroll’s Keeley Brinkmeier hits the ball over the net as East Dubuque’s Whitney Barklow goes for the block. East Dubuque took the match in two. (PA photo/Craig Lang)