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Mosbachs keeping pace at Mount Mercy

Liz Mosbach, a Hall graduate, followed her brother T.J. to the campus of Mount Mercy University to run with the Mustangs. She’s keeping up with her big brother nicely.

The brother and sister act both came out on top in individuals races in the Sept. 14 Five Seasons Dual Meet with Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Liz turned in a winning time of 19:11.3 with T.J. crossing the finish at 21:34.8.

Another Hall product, Mount Mercy’s freshman Kate Hoffert placed seventh with a time of 20:05.3.

More recently Liz (20:18) and T.J. (26:52) placed ninth in the Grand View Viking Invitational in Des Moines, Iowa on Sept. 21 and Hoffert was 45th (21:52).

• Two other Hall products are teaming up at the University of St. Francis. Senior Daniela Acamovic (Spring Valley) turned in a time of 21:47.7 and freshman Joseph Parochetti (Ladd) a 29:46.2 in the Sept. 14 Calvin College Knight Invite.

Another Hall product, Jacquie Wallaert, a freshman for Dominican University in River Forest, turned in a personal best 28:11 in the Sept. 14 Concordia Falcon Invite.

• Illinois State hosted its Country Financial Invite on Sept. 13 in Normal where two former BCR Runners of the Year competed. Sophomore Scott Janusick finished 62nd for the Redbirds with an 8K time of 27:06.25, while Kimi Sanden, a sophomore from Bureau Valley, came in 55th (19:20.25) in a 5K for the ISU women.

• Two Bureau Valley products competed in the Sept. 13 Illinois Intercollegiate Championships in Bourbonnais, Augustana’s Lorraine Stamberger, a junior from LaMoille, placed 46th (19:52) and Judson’s Cassie Criminger, a senior from Bureau Valley, finished 116th (22:20.8).


Princeton’s Bryce Pharmer and Lexi Marselle have helped Illinois Central College, turn around their season. The Cougars lost their first five games, but won three straight heading into action in St. Louis over the weekend.


• Jordan Twidell, a junior from Bureau Valley, shot a 71 for Judson University in last week’s University of Dubuque Invite.

• Collin Slattery of Princeton is a junior member of the golf team at the University of Northern Iowa, transferring from Illinois Central College.


• Sophomore Taylor Hewitt (Bureau Valley) had 25 digs for Lincoln College in losses to host Kaskakia and Mineral Area on Sept. 21.

• Kelle Nett (Hall, Spring Valley) had three kills for Gustavus Adolphus College in a 3-0 loss Sept. 25 at home to Hamline in St. Peter, Minn. She has started in 14 of 15 matches for the Gussies (10-18), registering 123 kills and 37 blocks. There is video of the Gussies match at gustavus.edu.

• Hailee Brayton (St. Bede, IVCC) had five kills for Augustana College in a 3-0 win over Monmouth on Sept. 24. She has 71 kills with a team-high 26 blocks for the Lady Vikings (9-4).

• Bethany Stavrakas (St. Bede), a sophomore middle blocker for Beloit College, had 11 kills in a 3-2 win on Sept. 24 over Rockford College. She has 54 kills and 11 aces and 116 digs overall.

• Amy Stanke (St. Bede, Spring Valley), a sophomore defensive specialist, has played in two matches for Webster University in St. Louis.


• After a week off, the Monmouth College Fighting Scots and a trio of Bureau County products got back in action Saturday in a 23-20 loss to Cornell College on Family Day Weekend in Monmouth. Quarterback Brik Wedekind (Princeton) threw for 182 yards and 1 TD while averaging 42.5 yards on four punts. Senior receiver Austin Peterson (Bureau Valley) had six catches for 78 yards. Ryan Hix (Bureau Valley) started at linebacker for the Fighting Scots (1-2), who travel to DePere, Wis., this week to face St. Norbert College.

• Senior linebacker Michael Weidner (Bureau Valley) and the North Central College Cardinals awarded coach John Thorne his 100th career victory Saturday with a 27-7 rout over Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Naperville.


• Jordan Twidell, a junior from Bureau Valley, shot a 71 for Judson University in last week’s University of Dubuque Invite.

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