Rockridge Girls, Riverdale Boys Golf Advance To State; Handful Of Local Individuals Qualify

Local sports results are presented by Genesis Physical Therapy.


The Rockridge Rockets advanced to the IHSA State Finals as a team in girls golf Monday by finishing third at the IHSA 1A Girls Golf Sectional in Pontiac. Rockridge scored 377, which beat fourth place United, 378, by one stroke. Peoria Notre Dame took the sectional championship with a team score of 338. Bloomington Central Catholic also advanced to state by shooting 369 to finish second.

Rockridge senior Hannah Graves took second place individually with a score of 74. She was four shots behind Peoria Notre Dame’s Ella Coulter, who shot 70 for first place.

Ridgewood’s Gracie Russell qualified as an individual for state by shooting 79 to finish fourth. United’s Jaylyn Wallace, 90 – 11th, and Leighton Trego, 92 – tie for 13th, are also headed to the state meet.

The IHSA 1A Girls Golf State Finals are Friday and Saturday at Red Tail Run Golf Course in Decatur.


The Riverdale Rams are headed to the IHSA State Finals in boys golf after finishing second at the IHSA 1A Boys Golf Sectional at Fyre Lake Monday with a score of 319. Riverdale finished four shots behind Rockford Lutheran, who won the sectional by scoring 315. Fulton beat River Ridge in a tiebreaker to take third place and advance to state with a score of 333. Sherrard finished eighth at 350.

Riverdale sophomore Mason Smyser led the Rams by shooting 74 to take third place individually. Rockford Lutheran’s Jake Guse finished first with a score of 71.

Bureau Valley’s Wyatt Novotny qualified for state as individual with a score of 79 to finish sixth. Other local state qualifiers were Newman’s Logan Palmer, 80 – tie for seventh, and Sherrard’s Andrew Boland, 81 – tie for 13th.

The IHSA 1A Boys Golf State Finals are Friday and Saturday at Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington.


IHSA 1A Girls Golf Sectional @ Pontiac – Top 3 teams advance

  1. Peoria Notre Dame 338
  2. Bloomington Central Catholic 369
  3. Rockridge 377
  4. United 378
  5. Canton 384
  6. Seneca 391
  7. Bishop McNamara 405
  8. Illini Bluffs 417
  9. Roanoke-Benson 418
  10. El Paso-Gridley 419
  11. Watseka 452
  12. Coal City 454
  13. ROWVA-Williamsfield 459


IHSA 1A Boys Golf Sectional @ Fyre Lake – Top 3 teams advance

  1. Rockford Lutheran 315
  2. Riverdale 319
  3. Fulton 333
  4. River Ridge 333
  5. Rockford Christian 343
  6. Roanoke-Benson 343
  7. El Paso-Gridley 345
  8. Sherrard 350
  9. Bureau Valley 350
  10. Peoria Christian 357
  11. United 368
  12. Ridgewood 403


Illini West def Mercer County 25-10, 25-21

United def A-Town 25-13, 25-7

Annawan def Stark County 25-10, 25-11

Kewanee def Alleman 25-14, 26-24

Ottawa def Mendota 25-18, 25-9


Monmouth-Roseville 1 Roanoke-Benson 0

Kewanee 3 Illini Bluffs 0


Mercer County 27 Kewanee Central 2 (7th grade)

Mercer County 42 Kewanee Central 4 (8th grade)

Knoxville 33 Rockridge 10 (7th grade)

Knoxville 33 Rockridge 25 (8th grade)

Sherrard 36 Monmouth-Roseville 8 (7th grade)

Sherrard 32 Monmouth-Roseville 13 (8th grade)