The high school sports season is heating up with playoffs for some, and the end of the regular season for others.
In the 3-A girls soccer playoffs, Hononegah knocked off Guilford 4-0, to advance to the Regional final against Jacobs at Auburn High School.
In 2-A, Boylan edged Belvidere North, 2-1, thanks to a pair of goals from Brooke Parnello. The Blue Thunder tied the game at 1 on a big goal from Hannah Beffa in the first half, but Boylan took the lead off a corner kick from Leah Haney that Parnello hit, eventually knocking it into the net after it bounced around for a few seconds. Boylan will take on Freeport in the Regional final in a rematch of a game that decided the NIC-10 championship a couple of weeks ago.
In the softball playoffs, North Boone knocked off Rockford Lutheran, 11-3, to advance to the Regional championship game in Winnebago.
Dixon’s baseball team clinched a Big Northern title Monday, then went out and picked up a big senior day win in a non-conference game against rival Rochelle, 4-3.