ERIE, Ill. — Madison Newton, a four-year starter on the Erie girls golf team, signed a letter of intent Monday to continue her career at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois.

Newton won five invitational championships during her high school career and was named to the All-Three Rivers Conference team each of the past three years.

The Cardinals won two Three Rivers titles and two regional crowns with Newton on the team, and it qualified for the sectional tournament all four years. During that time, Erie was 65-14, 37-3 against Three Rivers competition.

She capped her career by shooting a 177 at the Class 1A state tournament last fall, putting her in a tie for 55th place. Her nine-hole stroke average was 43.8 as a senior.

Free throw lifts Cardinals

ERIE, Ill. — Whitney Bramm's free throw in the final 20 seconds was the difference Monday night as Erie beat Orion 39-38 in Three Rivers Conference girls basketball.

Bramm, who led the Cardinals with 15 points, scored four of their six points in the final period to hang on for the win. She made 1 of 2 attempts to give the Cardinals the lead but missed the front end of a one-and-one in the final seconds.

Riley Redell made four 3-pointers and scored 12 points for Erie, and Skyler Steimle added 10 points.

The game was close all the way. Erie led 11-8 after one quarter, but Orion pulled even at 23-23 by halftime. The Cardinals took a 33-31 lead into the final quarter.

Danielle led Orion with 13 points, with 11 of them coming before halftime. Karsyn McCunn and Olivia Farwell added seven points apiece for the Chargers.