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Area Roundup

Tigresses bring the heat

The Princeton Tigresses put the heat on St. Bede on the tennis courts Tuesday, blanking the Lady Bruins 5-0.

Princeton posted an overall win-loss record of 60-12, including a 6-0, 6-0 triumph at No. 3 doubles by Malena Wheeler and Megan Smith.

In singles, Jen O’Neil topped Rachel Dose 6-0, 6-1, and Courtney Webb downed Laura Faletti 6-2, 6-3. In other matches, Brittany Krohn and Anjala Patel teamed up for a 6-1,6-1 win over Molly Considine and Maritsa Hermasillo, and Laura Behrends and Emma Reidner downed Emma Wilke and Jordan Brolley 6-1, 6-1.

L-P 3, Princeton 2: O’Neil defeated Ali Kutz 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, and Reidner and Smith downed Bre Aubry and Olivia Pearson at No. 2 doubles for the Tigresses two victories Monday.

The Princeton F/S rolled to a 5-0 behind Angelica Jones (8-4), Mallory Wheeler (8-4) and the doubles of MacKenzie Geldean and Elise Blocki (8-0), Salena Olson and Julia Bauer (8-6) and Hannah Erickson and Danielle May (8-2).

Boys golf

At Spring Creek: The Hall Red Devils (170) defended the home course Monday, defeating Amboy/LaMoille (176) and Rockridge (191). Hall senior Pete Mautino fired a 2-over par 37 on the front 9 to claim medalist honors. Hall also scored with Nick Scheri (43), Ryan Ott (44) and Matt Hoscheid (46).

Hall raised its record to 7-5 and 4-2 in Three Rivers play with the conference sweep.

Griffin Kozeal paced the Clippers with a 38. Also for A/L, Logan Thake had a 46 and Josh Gross and Sam Klein 47s.

The Hall JV topped Rockridge 206-217. Hall’s Avery Detmers was medalist with a 47.

At Chapel Hill: Zach Hicks took medalist honors to pace the Princeton Tigers to victory on their home course Wednesday.  Hicks fired a 38 to lead PHS (163) over Erie (178) and Sterling Newman (189) in a Three Rivers triangular. Colby Robbins added a 39, Ian Nichols a 42, Colin Pierson a 44, Derec Roberson a 46 and Miles Rose a 48.

Princeton (206) also swept the JV Meet behind medalist Colton Erven (47). Also scoring for the Tigers were runner-up Austin Jamsion (48), Josh Eggers (54) and Hunter Culjan (57).

Girls golf

At Chapel Hill: Julie Miller from Princeton High School sank a 4-foot breaking putt on hole No. 18 to secure a one stroke victory (196-197) over LaSalle-Peru Monday. Miller (49) broke 50 individually for the first time in her career.

The 196 was two strokes better than the Tigresses previous best of 198, which at the time was this team’s first time under 200. Sophia Suarez led PHS (5-4) with a 46 with Audrea Reidner and Miller adding 49s, Arraia Hicks a 52 and Sarah Crowe a 56.

“For the second straight match, the girls were able to overcome adversity and defeat an extremely tough L-P team that beat us earlier in the year.  I was very happy with the girls’ performance last night, especially their focus throughout the match in the extreme heat.  The girls were not satisfied with their 198 last match and practiced hard, stayed committed to what they have been working on and proved they needed all of their skill and concentration to pull off another one stroke victory, while also setting another career team low with a 196,” PHS coach Will Gross said.

Rachel Gunia of L-P was medalist at 45. The Lady Cavs got a 49 from Lauren Gunia, a 51 from Hanna Plackett and 52s from Kalie Sudaj and Rachel Senica.

At Lacon CC: Gabby Mendoza (44) claimed medalist honors as St. Bede (203) cruised to victory over El Paso-Gridley (234) and host Midland (271) Tuesday.


Bureau Valley 2, Amboy 0: The Storm scored a Three Rivers North Division win on the road Tuesday, defeating the Lady Clippers 25-21, 25-19. Sisters Shannon (7) and Valerie (6) Reuter teamed up for 13 points with Kallie Rumbold adding six of her own. Valerie Reuther also knocked down seven kills with Lindsey Hoffert getting six along with 2.5 blocks. Sydney Lebann added 18 assists and two blocks.

IVCC 3, Black Hawk East 2: IVCC defeated Black Hawk East 27-25, 27-29, 25-16, 13-25, 15-9 Wednesday in Kewanee. Kayla MacDavitt led the Lady Eagles (7-2, 3-0) with 13 kills and five blocks and Johnna Schultz had 14 points and 18 assists.

Cross country

At Spring Valley: Hall's Al Baldonado raced to a first-place finish on the campus of Hall High School with a top time of 17:46. Ben Hosto (19:09) of Amboy/LaMoille came in second followed by Hall's Rosey Fuentes (19:14), Garcia (19:21) and Ohio's Johnee Schulte (19:33).

The Red Devils tallied 24 points to top Amboy/LaMoille (39) and Rockridge (64).

Amboy/LaMoille swept the first three finishes and four out of five en route to scoring points to double up Orion 22-50. Megan Grady (21:22), Jennifer Popovich (22:54) and Erin Hosto (22:56) led the Lady Clippers pack with Kaitlin Boers (24:07) placing fifth.

Kaylee Olivares led Hall (75) with an eighth-place finish (25:08.15).

At St. Bede: The host Bruins defeated Fieldcrest 22-33 Wednesday with Princeton and Kewanee not able to field full teams. Kewanee's Rolando Aguilar covered the 3.0 mile course in 17:52, followed by Princeton's Cody Workman (19:47) and St. Bede's Jake Condon (19:48), Leo Lopez (20:17) and Brent Koogler (20:20).

Zoe Mead finished second in the girls race for Princeton (69), which took third behind Fieldcrest (26) and St. Bede (45). Kewanee's Julia King (22:20) was the race winer with St. Bede led by the 6-7 finish of Laura Sickley (25:13) and Raley Mauck (25:25).

"Zoe had a solid race even though she wasn't feeling the best," PHS coach Pat Hodge said.

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