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Area roundup

The Princeton Tigresses placed second in Saturday’s Byron Power Classic and rewarded coach Andy Puck with his 300th career victory along the way.

The Tigresses went 2-0 in pool play, defeating North Boone 25-10, 25-9 and Milledgeville 25-18, 25-19.

In the second round, the Tigresses defeated Freeport Aquin 25-14, 25-21, a victory that netted Puck his 300th career victory in his 13-year coaching career. He has coached at Princeton 12 years (283-119-6) and one year at Hall (18-16-2) for a career total of 301-135-8).

Princeton (11-3) ran into Dakota in the semifinals and lost 25-14, 25-21. The Tigresses bounced back to defeat Lanark Eastland 13-25, 25-14, 15-11 for third place.

Ashley Farraher led the Tigresses with 27 kills and added 20 points, 5 aces and 14 digs. Michelle Kelly contributed 90 assists, 19 digs and 22 points with 6 aces. Mollie Bates led the back row with 33 digs and served for 18 points. Other leading contributors were Alica Poss (22 kills), Becca Hult (21 kills, 22 points), Hailey Michael (16 points), Keyenna Altizer (11 points), Brianna Barajas (14 assists), Hailey Schultz (10 kills) and Sierra Storm (10 kills).

At Geneseo: The Hall Lady Devils went 1-4 in Saturday’s Geneseo Invite, defeating Peoria Heights 25-13, 22-25, 15-6 along the way. In other matches, Hall lost to Rock Island 25-13, 25-12, Geneseo 25-12, 25-21, Erie 25-22, 25-16 and Galena 25-9, 26-24.

Hall sophomore Brooke Keegan was named to the all-tournament team.

Junior college: IVCC went 2-2 in its own tournament Saturday. The Lady Eagles dropped their first two matches to Joliet (3-0) and South Suburban (3-1) before rebounding to defeat Elgin (3-0) and Joliet (3-0).


Princeton 7, Indian Creek 0: The Tigers flooded Indian Creek with five goals in the first half and two more in the second for a win at Shabbona Saturday. Tyler Marvin scored two goals in the first half and another in the second to convert the hat trick. Dylan Schaefer added two goals and two assists, and Jacob Estrada had two assists and one goal.

Monmouth-Roseville 5, DePue 4: The Little Giants will remember the Titans for handing them their first defeat of the season Saturday in Monmouth. Alberto Martinez scored with three seconds to bring the Little Giants within one at the buzzer.

Adrian Perez had a goal and an assist, and Carlos Acosta and Jesse Lopez also scored.

Boys golf

At Kewanee: Hall senior Pete Mautino placed third in Saturday’s Boiler Invite, shooting an 80 at the par 71 Baker Park in Kewanee. Hall (343) placed fifth in the 14-team field.

Eighth-place Amboy/LaMoille (370) was led by Jake Lucas 89, Griffin Kozeal 93, Logan Thake 93 and Tracer Mills 95.


Nicole Wirth was misidentified in the cutline for the BV South volleyball team picture in last week’s journal. The BCR regrets the error.

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