Rockets, Graves Claim Girls Golf Regional Championship

Local sports results are presented by Genesis Physical Therapy.


The Rockridge Rockets won the IHSA 1A Girls Golf Regional at Midland Golf Club in Kewanee Thursday. The Rockets team score of 374 finished one stroke ahead of second place United, 375. ROWVA-Williamsfiled moved on to the sectional with a third place finish and a team score of 437. The top three teams advance to Monday’s sectional at Wolf Creek Golf Course in Pontiac.

Mercer County took fourth place, shooting 439 as a team. The Golden Eagles were followed by Sherrard in fifth place with a score of 442 and Orion in sixth place with a score of 447.

Rockridge’s Hannah Graves shot 78 to finish in first place individually, ahead of runner-up Gracie Russell of Ridgewood, who scored 83. The Rockets had two others place in the top ten as individuals. Anna Carrol’s score of 97 was good for ninth place and Neva Graves shot 98 to tie for 10th place.

Meredith Yung took third place with an 89 to pace United. Jaylyn Wallace (93, tie for fifth), Paige Christian (95, seventh), and Leighton Trego (98, tie for 10th) also earned top-ten finishes for the Red Storm.

ROWVA-Williamsfield’s Avery Rigg led the Cougars by taking eighth place with a score of 96.

Local individuals who qualified for Monday’s sectional were Ridgewood’s Gracie Russell, Kewanee’s Eleanor Burkhart and Hope Peed, Mercer County’s Darby Balmer and Elsie Cook, Sherrard’s Alyssa Layer, Knoxville’s Piper Lewis and Madison Hilgenberg, Alleman’s Cecelia Neises, and Orion’s Eleanor Wilbur.


  1. Rockridge 374
  2. United 375
  3. ROWVA-Williamsfield 437
  4. Mercer County 439
  5. Sherrard 442
  6. Orion 447
  7. Alleman 454
  8. Annawan-Wethersfield 465
  9. Knoxville 478
  10. Stark County 479
  11. Ridgewood 501



Orion def Erie-Prophetstown 25-18, 25-13

Sherrard def Rockridge 25-8, 24-26, 25-11

Newman def Bureau Valley 25-15, 25-16

Mendota def Somonauk 25-18, 25-27, 25-16

Knoxville def Elmwood 25-14, 25-10

Peoria Christian def Princeville 27-25, 24-26, 25-21

Galva def LaMoille 25-23, 25-16



Galesburg 3 Monmouth-Roseville 1

Somonauk 1 Mendota 0



Mercer County 20 ROWVA-Williamsfield 6 (7th grade)

Mercer County 22 ROWVA-Williamsfield 6 (8th grade)


For updated records, standings, and all-conference teams in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference, visit WRMJ’s Three Rivers Athletic Conference page.