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Senior Anthony Ruthey shot a 77 to lead the way, but Riverdale fell short of repeating as state champs, finishing second in an Illinois Class 1A state meet that was shortened to one day because of inclement weather on Friday.

Ruthey, the only golfer under par when Friday's round was scrubbed from the records, finished fifth a year after placing second behind since-graduated teammate Tyler Bussert.

Marcus Smith of Winnebago shot an even-par 71 to claim the individual title.

Riverdale also got a 79 from Ryan Bussert, who tied for 10th, and an 80 from Gannon Haskins, who tied for 16th. Freshman Ashton Sutton's 88 finished the scoring for the Rams, who finished with a 324, six shots behind Effingham St. Anthony.

Senior Ethan Earl tied Bussert with a 79 to lead Sherrard to a seventh-place finish in 1A. Eighth-place Rockridge was led by freshman Drew Hall's 83.

Fulton's Andrew Schrader also shot an 83 to tie for 29th and Ridgewood's Thomas Bumann shot an 85.

In 2A Luke Lofgren shot a 77 to lead the way for 11th-place Alleman. Lofgren finished in a tie for 12th. The rest of the Pioneers were tightly grouped, with Ryan Rochholz (82), Cole Ramsay (83) and Gabe Beardsley (84) completing the scoring.

Girls golf

Cheek 22nd at state: Geneseo senior Jenna Cheek followed her first-round 80 with an 83 to finish 22nd at the 1A Illinois state tournament on Saturday.

Pontiac's Dani Grace Schrock won with a 146.

The only other local to survive the Friday cutdown, Kewanee junior Riley Hansen, improved on her first-round 85 with an 83 to finish tied for 31st.

Girls tennis

Schoeck shines at sectionals: Alleman senior Lily Schoeck dropped only seven games in her four matches as she cruised to the Class 1A Dunlap Sectional singles title.

Schoeck completed her run with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Dunlap's Taylor Disharoon.

Schoeck won't be the Pioneers' only entry at state, however, as the doubles team of Brooke McKeown and Lucy Rector placed fourth to advance.

McKeown and Rector dropped the third-place match 7-6 (3), 6-3 to Geneseo's Emma Dunker and Mary Thomas, who also advance to state.

Alleman finished second to Dunlap in the team standings.

In Class 2A, Moline tied Danville with 22 points and had both of its doubles teams advance at the Bradley-Bourbonnais sectional.

The pair of Monika Birski and Lauren Myers dropped the doubles final to Normal Community's Kayva Sudhir and Grace Walls 7-5, 6-4. Seniors Makayla Castillo and Oliva Sander also grabbed a state berth with a fourth-place finish.

Also coming in fourth to qualify was United Township freshman singles player Reese Williams.

Boys soccer

Monmouth-Roseville 2, Alleman 1 (2-1 PKs): Alleman had three goals waved off by offsides calls and ended up falling in penalty kicks to Monmouth-Roseville in a Class 1A regional championship game.

Austin Fitch scored the Pioneers’ lone goal, giving them a 1-0 lead that they took into halftime. He had the three others waved off, however, and Monmouth-Roseville took advantage by tying the game in the second half.

Alleman grabbed the lead in the penalty kick as well, with Evan Gryp burying his shot. Monmouth-Roseville’s keeper Fidencio Avalos came up big from there, though, making three huge stops after Jose Aguilera Perez and Paul Tha gave Mon-Rose a 2-1 lead.

The loss ends Alleman’s season at 7-10-1.

Pekin 1, Rock Island 0 (3-1 PKs): Even a 19-0 advantage in shots on goal was not enough for Rock Island in their 3A regional quarterfinal Saturday as the Rocks failed to convert on all 19 and ended up falling to Pekin on penalty kicks.

The Rocks also dominated possession and had the game’s only nine corner kicks as Pekin packed players into the box on defense.

When it came time for the shootout, however, Pekin made their attempts count, hitting three of their first four to grab a 3-1 win.

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