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Volleyball

North Scott 3, Davenport North 1: Ella McLaughlin had 10 kills and Taylor Robertson had 23 assists as North Scott grabbed a win over Davenport North Monday night.

Maddie Allison added 10 digs and Emma Morgan had three aces for the Lancers (21-10, 6-2).

West 25-25-25, Burlington 21-20-19: West earned a Mississippi Athletic Conference sweep over Burlington Monday night.

Boys golf

Rockridge earns sectional title: Sherrard came close to earning its first sectional team title, finishing with 347 strokes as runner-up at Monday's 1A Mercer County Sectional at Hawthorn Ridge, but Three Rivers Conference rival Rockridge used a balanced team performance to earn its second such crown and its first in six years with a collective round of 346.

"Obviously, getting to state was the goal, but this is even better," said Rockridge freshman Drew Hall, the last Rocket to come off the course. His 86 proved to be the difference in the team standings as the Rockets followed last week's regional team title.

"Everyone played well; it was a team effort. After winning (a second straight) regional against some tough teams, we felt like we had what it took to win today. This is awesome, we hope to keep this going for years to come."

Senior Grant Otting had the top round for the Rockets with an 82, while Jake Brokaw and Jake Hilkin each turned in rounds of 89. Another freshman, Dan O'Neill, bolstered the Rockridge effort with a 90.

"I figured on my back nine, I had to get some strokes back," said Otting, who shot a 2-over 38 on the inward nine. "When I got through 12-14 at 1-over, that was definitely a confidence booster."

Although missing out on a team title, Sherrard was still happy enough to book a Friday group tee time at Prairie Vista. Leading the charge was senior standout Ethan Earl, who like his team came oh-so-close to winning a championship on Monday.

The clubhouse leader at one point after shooting a 3-over 75 on a soggy course, Earl settled for an individual silver medal as Brimfield's Jeremy Ott carded a 73 to capture the individual title.

Evan Earl added an 87 and the trio of Jaeger Harkey (91), Austin Fratzke (94) and Landen Ernat (96) all turned in solid rounds to give the Tigers their shot at the gold.

— Terry Duckett, Lee News Network

Riverdale advances to state: Class 1A defending state champion Riverdale earned a repeat sectional title at Silver Ridge Golf Course, shooting a 320 to finish nine strokes ahead of Winnetka North Shore Country Day.

Last year's individual state runner-up Anthony Ruthey shot 1-over 73 to win the sectional title.

Fulton's Andrew Schrader also qualified for the state tournament this weekend, though. Schrader tied for fifth-place with a 78.

Alleman finishes second to advance: Alleman survived a strong field at the Class 2A Lincoln Sectional, firing a 313 to finish second behind champion Quincy Notre Dame's 308.

Alleman senior Ryan Rochholz shared the fourth-place medal individually at Lincoln, posting his highest round of the season, a 75.

Luke Lofgren also tied for eighth with a 76, and Gabe Beardsley just missed the top 20 with a 79.

No teams advance in Class 3A: The area was shutout of state qualifiers at the Edwardsville Sectional.

Of Rock Island's three competitors at Sunset Hills Country Club, Andrew Polito came closest, with an 82, two strokes from tying for the last score to advance to state.

No local teams were in the field.

Girls golf

Geneseo advances to state: Led by Eryn Murray's 89, Geneseo shot a 376 to finish second at the Pontiac Sectional at Pontiac Elks Club and advance to the state tournament. The Maple Leafs finished 27 strokes behind Bloomington Central Catholic.

Sherrard's Nikki Schmitt finished tied for fourth with an 81 and Kewanee's Riley Hansen also advanced by finishing tied for ninth with an 84.

No teams advance in Class 2A: Moline's Kacie Knary shot a 93 to lead the locals at the Champaign Sectional. The cut fell at 86 at the University of Illinois' Orange Course.

Rock Island's best was Charly Heber-Spates with a 101. No local teams were in that field.

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