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Area roundup

Storm ride past Fillies

The Bureau Valley Storm worked for their Three Rivers North victory Thursday at Morrison, defeating the host Fillies 25-27, 25-23, 25-19.

For the Storm (8-3, 4-1), Carlie Bickett served for 11 points and added three blocks and seven kills. Lindsay Hoffert met the Storm hitters with 13 kills with Nicole Bornsheuer adding eight and Valerie Reuter five. Sydney Lebahn dished out 10 points and team-highs 31 assists and 19 digs.

BV also won the sophomore match 23-25, 25-22, 15-6, but Morrison took the freshmen match with twin 25-11 wins.

Sherrard 2, Hall 0: The Lady Tigers bested the visiting Lady Devils 25-12, 25-15 Thursday in Three Rivers South play. Ellen Herrmann had four kills and a block for Hall. Brooke Keegan added two aces.

Annawan 2, LaMoille/Ohio 0: The Bravettes cooled off the Lady Lions with a 25-17, 25-23 setback Wednesday at Ohio. L/O coach Hallie May said too many unforced errors at crucial points hurt the Lady Lions as well as a substitution error.

Shiela Browning led L/O (7-4) with four kills and five points; Rae Schultz added six assists and five points. Ragen Forbes 10 digs and Elizabeth Geuther three kills.

The win was the first of the year for Annawan (1-9). The Bravettes were met by Taylor Shaw (9 kills, 6 points), Megan Foes  (3 kills, 7 points), Rachael Peterson  (18 assists) and Kaila Dunfee (4 kills, 6 points).

Cross country

At Rochelle: The Amboy/LaMoille girls placed a close second behind Burlington Central 33-36 in Thursday’s Rochelle European Style Invite. A/L placed four in the top nine with second-place Megan Grady (20:29), sixth Jennifer Popovich (22:35), seventh Erin Hosto (22:44) and ninth Kaitlyn Boers (23:31).

Ben Hosto (9th, 18:44) was the top finisher for the fifth-place A/L boys.

At Chillicothe: Hall’s Al Baldonado won Thursday’s 5,000-meter race at Three Sisters Park with a time of 19:09, running against Peoria Christian, St. Bede and host IVC. Rosy Fuentes placed fourth (20:33), Tyler Pullam sixth (20:59) and Gage Ripka (seventh) 21:32 for Hall, which defeated St. Bede 20-39. Top finisher for the Bruins was fifth-place Leo Lopez (20:36).

Michaela Wiersema (21:35) won the girls race for Peoria Christian, which defeated IVC 20-38. Hall’s Kaylee Olivares (26:13) placed ninth, and St. Bede’s Laura Sickley (26:33) finished 11th.


DePue 6, LaSalle-Peru 0: The Little Giants came up big against their big neighbor to the north Wednesday along the shores of Lake DePue, outshooting the Cavaliers 25-2.

DePue got off to a quick start with goals by Edgar Moreno and Carlos Acosta (PK) in the first 12 minutes. Acosta and Isaac Reyes added two more goals on penalty kicks in the second half. Salvador Raya and Alberto Martinez also scored.

DePue coach Tim Stevens said strong goal-keeping by L-P and having the Cavaliers drop their whole formation into the defensive third clogged up the Little Giants’ passing lanes.

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