PECATONICA, Ill. – On the other side of the Mississippi, the Fulton volleyball team saw their season come to an end with a battle against Dakota in the sectional opener.
The Steamers lost 25-12, 25-27, 25-19.
After falling significantly in the first set, the Steamers fell behind once again. At 19-13, they started to make a comeback.
Eventually they would take the second set, but once again fell behind to start the tie-breaking third. This time, the hole was too big to erase.
The Steamers had an impressive 11 blocks, including the final point in the second set. Lilly Eagle led that effort at the net with five while Megan Bailey had three.
Emily Schipper had 13 kills on the night to lead the team, while Maddie Hodge added another five.
Emily Schipper also led in digs with 11 in the back row, while senior Libero Ally Curley dug up 10.
The Steamers end their season 30-9 with postseason wins over Kirkland-Hiawatha, Amboy and Forreston, claiming the Earlville Regional title.
Fulton football bows out
FREEPORT, Ill. – The Fulton Steamers did their best, but ell 55-38 to a ranked Aquin Catholic team this weekend in Freeport.
The Steamers end their football season in Round 1 of the Class 1A playoffs, finishing their season 5-5.
Morrison stays perfect, moves on
MORRISON, Ill. – The No. 4 Morrison football team wasted no time getting the postseason going, downing Cambridge 56-8 in the first round of the Class 1A playoffs.
That keeps the Mustangs at 10-0 on the season.
The Mustangs led Cambridge 50-0 before allowing a score, keeping their defensive production as one of the most impressive in the state.
They allowed Cambridge just five first downs and 39 total net yards on offense.
Hunter Newman, Nick Allen, Devin Smith and Isaak Shettler all got touchdowns in, while Wilkens ran four scores in himself.
Wilkens led in rushing with 121 yards. Joining him with over 100 yards was Hunter Newman. The Mustangs finished with over 300 yards rushing.
Morrison will also host Round 2 this Saturday at 1 p.m. Kirkland-Hiawatha visits the Mustangs, bringing with them a 9-1 record.
Clinton competes in home regional
CLINTON – The Clinton River Queens were one of the teams vying for a state spot on Saturday in their home pool, but fell just short.
The meet was moved to Clinton after scoreboard issues arose at Davenport Central High School.
Olivia Schroeder finished ninth in the 50 Yard Freestyle in 25.96, marking the best individual performance of the day.
The 200 Yard Freestyle Relay made up of Schroeder, Molly Shannon, Kaedyn Schutte and Anna Hilgendorf swam to a fifth place finish in 1:47.59, led by a 26.01 split by Schroeder.