West Carroll’s Allysha Hrovat (#12) attempts to place a shot between Le-Win’s Heather Gahm (#10) and Sierra Rood (#1). The Lady Panthers took the two game match 25-2 & 25-15. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Le-Win’s Cortney Haight (#6) slams the ball over the net as the Lady Thunder’s Abby Maike (#11) and Rachel Badtke (#14) go for the block. Le-Win defeated West Carroll in two games. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Rock Falls 2 Rockford Lutheran 1 (26-28, 25-20, 25-21)
Orangeville 2 South Beloit 0 (25-13, 25-20)
Dakota 2 Pecatonica 0 (25-12, 25-15)
East Dubuque 2 Scales Mound 1 (26-28, 25-19, 25-13)
Le-Win 2 West Carroll 0 (25-26, 25-15)
Pearl City 2 Eastland 0 (25-23, 25-18)
East Dubuque 2 River Ridge 0 (25-20, 25-23)
AFC 2 Polo 1 (23-25, 25-27, 25-27)
Dakota 2 Orangeville 0 (25-7, 25-7)
Durand 2 South Beloit 0 (25-13, 25-14)
Sterling 2 Yorkville 1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-23)
Sterling Newman 2 Prophetstown 0 (25-14, 25-19)
Varsity Volleyball Schedule
West Carroll at Stockton
Polo at Milledgeville
Bureau Valley at Morrison
Sterling Newman at Fulton
Freeport at Machesney Park Harlem
Eastland at Mt. Pulaski Tournament
Eastland at Mt. Pulaski Tournament
Milledgeville at Pearl City Tournament
Freeport at Belvidere North Invitational
Eastland at Le-Win
Milledgeville at Forreston
Galena at West Carroll
Rockford Guilford at Freeport
Morrison’s Kollin Burn (#11) skies to knock away a pass attempt to a Fulton Steamer receiver during Friday night’s football action in Morrison. The Mustangs held on for the exciting 8-7 victory. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
The Mustang’s Mason Sitzmore (#7) looks for some running room in the second quarter of Friday evening’s game at E.M. Bud Cole Field in Morrison. The Steamers missed a late field goal to give Morrison the narrow one point win. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Two-Point Conversion Wins For Mustangs
By Bill Popkin | For The Prairie Advocate News
Strange things happen on Friday the 13th. Fulton beat Orion 42-20 to open the season. Morrison then lost to Orion 50-0 in the second week. The outcome of the Morrison-Fulton rivalry in week three, Friday September 13, would be easy to predict, right? Not so fast!
The Mustangs (2-1) held on to a very slim 8-7 advantage for the entire second half against the Steamers (1-2), and won a thriller at E.M. Bud Cole Field in Morrison. Neither squad could get into the end zone in the latter portion of the game, and Morrison prevailed 8-7 to retain the Wooden Shoe Trophy. Morrison has now won the last 10 meetings with Fulton, and has a 55-24 lead in the storied rivalry.
Fulton scored on their first possession of the game with an 11-play 60-yard drive that culminated in a 5 yard Austin Regenwether scamper from 5 yards out. The conversion kick by quarterback Jack Lemke was good, and Fulton led 7-0 in the early going.
Junior, Mason Sitzmore, getting his first varsity starting quarterback assignment, showed the poise and leadership of a veteran as he skillfully guided the Mustang offense throughout the evening. He connected with senior Ryan Mayberry for a 22-yard scoring strike in the left corner of the north end zone on the second play of the second quarter to put Morrison on the board. Sitzmore then ran for the two-point conversion to give Morrison the slimmest of leads, 8-7. That would be the only scoring of the evening for both teams.
In the third quarter, Morrison mounted a scoring drive to the Steamer 5 yard line and had first and goal, but Fulton’s defense stiffened and stopped the Mustangs on downs. In their final surge of the ballgame, Fulton went from their own 48-yard line to the Mustang 7. Then, with 14 seconds remaining in the contest, Lemke attempted a 25-yard field goal that would put the Steamers ahead, but the kick fell short, and the Morrison fans celebrated!
EPC Routs Dakota
EPC scored early and often enroute to the 49-8 dismantling of the Dakota Indians on Friday night in Lanark.
Eric Schaney scored on a sixteen yard run in the opening quarter and Ramsay Truckenmiller’s blocked punt was returned thirty three yards by Donnie Groezinger for the “Catz second score. An eighteen yard pass from QB Deven Heeren to Groezinger and Skylar Paulson’s extra point kick made it EPC 21 and Dakota 0 early in the second quarter.
A seventy three yard punt return by Cody Kluck, a ten yard run by Schaney and a thirteen yard run by Walter Ollie extended EPC’s lead to forty three to nothing at the half. The third period was scoreless before Groezinger again found the end zone from thirty one yards out in the final quarter to make it 49-0.
Dakota managed a late touchdown and two point conversion to avoid the shut out. The win keeps EPC perfect on the season (2-0 NUIC, 3-0 overall) as they host the Galena Pirates Friday night in Lanark. Dakota travels to Fisher on Saturday.
Cardinals Roll Over Thunder
Forreston scored on the ground and through the air to take the lopsided 48-6 victory on Friday evening in Forreston.
Cardinal QB Robert DeVries ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw for another as the Cardinals scored at will against West Carroll. Spencer Cruthis led the Forreston ground attack with one hundred sixty two yards on a dozen carries and teammate DeVries added one hundred two yards on six rushes.
The Thunder’s Brandon Sturtevant led West Carroll with sixty three yards on seven carries and scored the lone Thunder touchdown on a forty two yard run. Teammate Trevor Jones hauled in thirteen passes for one hundred five yards.
Forreston faces the Warriors in Warren on Friday night while the Thunder travel to Lena to face the Panthers.
Pirates Top Missiles
Galena’s Austin Long and Bruce Scharpf combined for two hundred forty eight yards of rushing offense as the Pirates cruised to the 41-14 victory in Galena on Friday evening. Galena amassed four hundred ten yards on the ground.
Long scored on runs of eight one and eleven yards while Scharpf scored from twenty one and three yards out.
Milledgeville’s scores came on Daniel Walker’s eight five yard kickoff return and Jordan Harris ran the football in from thirty yards out. Devin Biller and Walker led Milledgeville’s ground game with fifty one yards rushing each.
The Missiles host the Polo Marcos on Friday night while Galena travels to Lanark to face EPC.
Varsity Football Scores
Stockton 38 Polo 34
Le-Win 40 Durand 0
Freeport Aquin 52 Orangeville 14
River Ridge 38 AFC 27
Freeport 35 Rockford Jefferson 28
Maple Park Kaneland 48 Sterling 7
Erie/Prophetstown 53 Port Byron/Riverdale 32
Kewanee 27 Peru St. Bede 26
Spring Valley Hall 28 Amboy 21
Rockford Boylan 42 Machesney Park Harlem 28
Stillman Valley 14 Oregon 7
Rockford Lutheran 66 Rock Falls 45
Harvard 35 Byron 0
Yorkville 24 Dixon 14
Rochelle 52 LaSalle-Peru 7
Rockridge 39 Orion 26
Geneseo 42 Morris 7
Sycamore 48 DeKalb 26
Ottawa 29 Streator 13
Winnebago 34 Mendota 33
Sherrard 36 Princeton 6
Sterling Newman 34 Bureau Valley 6
Minonk Fieldcrest 58 South Beloit 0
Varsity Football Schedule
Durand at South Beloit
Forreston at Warren
Galena vs. EPC @ Lanark
West Carroll at Le-Win
AFC at Stockton
Freeport Aquin at East Dubuque
River Ridge at Orangeville
Polo at Milledgeville
Rockton Hononegah at Belvidere
Belvidere North at Machesney Park Harlem
Freeport at Rockford East
Rockford Jefferson at Rockford Auburn
Rockford Guilford at Rockford Boylan
Amboy at Port Byron Riverdale
Fulton at Erie/Prophetstown
Bureau Valley at Kewanee
Morrison at Sterling Newman
Spring Valley Hall at Orion
Peru St. Bede at Princeton
Sherrard at Rockridge
Dixon at Morris
Geneseo at Sycamore
LaSalle-Peru at Yorkville
Ottawa Township at DeKalb
Sterling at Rochelle
Streator Township at Maple Park Kaneland
At Palisades Golf Course
Le-Win - 161
West Carroll - 170
Medalist: Logan Moothart (Le-Win) - 37
East Dubuque - 181
Polo - 188
At Fulton Country Club
Riverdale - 165
Fulton - 182
Orion - 198
Sterling - 166
Rock Island Alleman - 181
At Brush Creek Country Club
West Carroll - 186
Dakota - 199
Eastland - 216
Medalist: Devin Hartman (Eastland) - 42
At Coach’s Golf Course
Forreston - 166
Pearl City - 200
Medalist: Brock Wolf (Forreston) - 37
At Lake Carroll
Eastland - 195
Le-Win - 209
Pearl City - 263
Medalist: Karissa Friedag (Eastland) - 44
Eastland - 189
Pearl City - 206
Galena - 188
West Carroll - 189
Le-Win - 168
Pecatonica - 172
Forreston - 166
Rockford Christian Life - 188
East Dubuque - 199
Freeport Aquin - 184
Warren - 197
Le-Win - 205
Rock Falls - 208
Prophetstown - 237
Rockford Boylan - 186
Freeport - 221
Warren - 182
Polo - 185
Rockford Lutheran - 210
Freeport - 232
Cross Country Results
Boys Race (2.05 miles) - 45 total runners
Cooper Pauley (Eastland) 5th Place - 10:57
Hunter Todd (Eastland) 30th Place - 12:56
Tyler Dambman (Eastland) 31st Place - 12:56
Girls Race (2.05 miles) 42 total runners
Hannah Wilczynski (Eastland) 7th Place - 14:56
Lea Haeusel (Eastland) 13th Place - 15:53
Ann Kuper (Eastland) 22nd Place - 17:02
Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet
The 2013 Northwest Illinois Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet is set for Saturday, October 19, 2013 beginning at 5:45 p.m. at Manny’s Pizza in Savanna. Sixteen individuals will be inducted that night, and two teams will be honored.
Individual inductees are: Jason Thomasson of Elizabeth, Arden Anderson from Chadwick, Thomson’s Jake Bellich, Dennis Bull from Pearl City, Keith Hensler from Morrison, Warren’s T.J. Zambrovitz, Scott Klippert from Savanna, Jerilyn Strohecker of Lena-Winslow, Shannon’s Thane Alvey, Tony Dunlap of Lanark, Jacob Coffman from Forreston, Bill Gehrts of Galena, Peter Robertson of Milledgeville, Jeremy Haas from Mt. Carroll, Tim Finn of Stockton and Fulton’s Ron Merema.
The honor teams are the 1977 East Dubuque volleyball team and the 1983-1984 & 1984-1985 Scales Mound boy’s basketball teams. Tickets for the banquet will only be sold in advance.
Information regarding ticket sales for the general public will be available after October 5th at www.nishof.com.