The calendar's turn from April to May means the high school sports postseason is right around the corner, with local teams competing for conference titles on the doorstep of their respective playoff openers.
Winnebago defeated Dixon, 13-5, in Big Northern softball conference play.
The boys volleyball action is heating up in the NIC-10 with Guilford leading the pack with an undefeated mark in conference play. The Vikings defeated the Auburn Knights on the west side of Rockford in a 2-0 (25-18, 25-12) decision.
Jefferson is in the hunt for a conference title and took care of business on their home court Tuesday night against the Belvidere co-op, 2-0 (25-11, 25-11).