Fulton girl advance: Fulton's throwing duo of Chloe Lindeman and Emma Jacobs were part of six area competitors who qualified for the finals Thursday, three in multiple events. on the first day of the Class 1A Illinois state track and field meet at Eastern Illinois University on Thursday.
Lindeman and Jacobs each punched their tickets into the finals of the shot put and discus. Lindeman, a sophomore, uncorked a toss of 43 feet, 1.50 inches in the shot, good for second after the preliminaries.
The Steamers' Kearra Khort qualified in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 1.75 inches. Alleman's Kiah O'Neill sits in a tie for first with 16 other jumpers, clearing 5 feet, 1 inch in the high jump. Danielle Taets of Orion qualified for the finals in the triple jump with a leap of 37 feet, .75 inches.
Two finalists were solidified on the track.
Mercer County's 400 relay and Taets in the 110 high hurdles each nabbed a spot in Saturday's finals.
The quartet of Brooke Ziegenhorn, Catelyn Hoffman, Kari Coulter and Kenzie Martin ran the 400 in 50.50 seconds to place second in their heat.
Taets, who missed qualifying in the 300-meter low hurdles, ran 15.46 seconds which was the sixth fastest time of the day in the 110.
Bettendorf 8, Clinton 0: The Bulldogs put the finishing touches on their Mississippi Athletic Conference championship with another shutout.
The went through the entire league season without allowing a goal.
Central 6, Muscatine 2: Davenport Central scored three unanswered goals in the second half to claim the victory at Brady Street Stadium.
It was a good start for the Muskies as Logan Nugent started off the scoring in the first half on a cross from Matthew Joseph. Central responded with three goals in a row.
Pleasant Valley 3, North Scott 2: The Spartans scored the only goal of the second half after a 2-2 halftime deadlock.
Assumption advances: Davenport Assumption entries moved on to the Class 1A state tournament in both singles and doubles Thursday at the regional meet in Fairfield.
The doubles team of Erin McGivern and Sydney Johnson won the regional title by defeating Lydia Becker and Claire Hackenmiller of Burlington Notre Dame/West Burlington 6-2, 6-0.
Singles player Stephanie Bush also qualified although she lost to Anatta Charoenkul of Fairfield 6-0, 6-1 in the regional final.
Camanche to state: The Camanche doubles team of Page Edens and Natalie Goble moved on to the Class 1A state tournament by winning a regional championship Thursday at Dubuque Wahlert.
They rallied to defeat Meghann Long and Anna Herrig of Wahlert 3-6, 6-0,7-5 in the title match.