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Tigers win Rochelle tennis tournament

Weekend roundup

Princeton defeated Dixon 20-19 to win Saturday’s rain-shortened Rochelle tennis tournament.

Final places were determined by using overall record and scores of suspended matches.

PHS swept doubles behind No. 1 Colby Robbins and Jake Farraher, No. 2 Alex Schlesinger and Luke Schultz, and No. 3 Ryan Frank and Jacob Gibson.

Nolan Frank was runner-up at No. 2 singles.

IVCC wins regional: IVCC defeated Elgin 6-3 to win the Regional IV championship at Hanover Park over the weekend to advance to Nationals. Team members include St. Bede products Nick Needs and Max Moskalwicz.


Erie/Prophetstown 3, Hall 2: E/P's Jaden Taylor came through with a two-out, two-run hit off Hall ace Ty Rybarczyk, as the Panthers rallied to hand the Red Devils (19-4, 8-1) their first loss in Three Rivers East Conference play.

It was the first runs allowed by Rybarczyk (9 strikeouts) all season.

Hall took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning with a RBI double by Chase Resetich and RBI single by Austin Debates.

Brant Vanaman led Hall with two hits.

AFC 5, LaMoille/Ohio 2: Ryan Schultz went 2-3 with two doubles in non-conference play Friday. Dominic Moore took the loss for the Lions, striking out six and giving up three runs. 

Princeton 8, Midland 0: The Tigers beat the Timberwolves and Mother Nature Saturday morning at Prather Field.

PHS pitched a combined two hitter with starting pitcher Zakk Welsh notching the win with relief help from Conner Dickens (3 innings, 6 strikeouts), and Christian Parry (1 inning, 2 strikeouts).

Josh Reinhardt led the Tigers (10-10) with two hits. Garrett Allen, Parry, Dickens and Cade Harrison all hit safely as well.

St. Bede 12, Riverdale 2 (6): The Bruins took their show on the road to Oglesby Friday to defeat the Rams in a Three Rivers crossover contest.

Braidy Shipp led the Bruins (14-5) with three hits, and Nick Plankenhorn and Ken Wiltse (3 RBI) added two each.


Hall 2, Erie/Prophetstown 0: The Lady Devils scored two runs with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take down the Lady Panthers in Spring Valley Friday.

Faith Whightsil drove in the first run, and Sarah Perkins followed with a RBI double.

Rena Barroso fired a seven-hit strikeout, striking out eight with one walk.

"The girls are playing some good softball. We’re 7-1 in our last eight as we head into regional assignments and seeding,” Hall coach Brian Holman said.

Riverdale 4, St. Bede 1 (8): The Lady Rams scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to defeat the Lady Bruins at St. Bede Friday.

Giana Elias had two hits and drove in the Lady Bruins’ only run of the game.

LaMoille/Ohio 11, AFC 10: Katelyn Matznick and Hannah Weeks each had three hits to lead the Lady Lions in victory in non-conference play Friday. Riley Johnson, Maddi Deery and Brooklyn Matznick added two hits.

Deery struck out six batters to earn the win in the circle.

Boys track

At Mendota: Princeton (112) took second-place honors behind L-P (147.5) in Friday’s seven-team Mendota Co-Ed Invite.

The Tigers gained first-place finishes from Lucus Sisler in the high jump (5-9), Nolan Hunt in the triple jump (40-2) and Austin Wetsel in the shot put (44-3).

Second-place finishes went to Blake Janssen in the 110 HH (16.8), Zach Bohms in the triple jump (39-6 1/2), Bret Emerson in the shot put (43-1 3/4), Colton Youngren in the discus (146-2) and the 4x200 relay (1:37.34).

St. Bede (85.5) finished fourth, led by first-place finishes by Bret Dannis in the 110 HH (14.57) and 300 IH (39.18) and the 4x100 relay (45.64) of Jacob Croissant, Austin Torri, Adam Poundstone and Dannis.

Hall (24) placed sixth as a team with third-place finishes from Simon Burcham in the shot put (42-1) and Brandon DeJong in the 400 (55.42).

At Eureka: Bureau Valley's Hunter Schoff won the pole vault (13-0) in Friday's Roger Washburn Invitational in Eureka. Payton Moore took third in the 300 hurdles (44.12).

Girls track

At Eureka: Bureau Valley girls placed second it the Roger Washburn Invitational in Eureka.

Storm sophomore Saige Barnett swept the weights by winning the shot put (35-3 1/2) and discus (117-9), Teammate Lexie Jacobs placed second in the shot (33-3) and third in the discus (100-4 3/4).

BV junior Haley Weidner won the 3,200 (12:05.21).

The Storm swept the sprint relays on the legs of Marissa Endress, Tiana Kennedy, Marissa Mungia and Carly Konneck, who won the 4x100 in 52.24 and the 4x200 in 1:49.15.

The Storm also took second in the F/S 4x100 (55.88) and F/S 4x400 (4:28.62).

Bureau Valley finished second in the co-ed competition.

At Mendota: Princeton (66) finished sixth in Friday’s Mendota Co-Ed Invite. It won the throwers 4x100 with Mikayla Wilhelm, Aleesha Foster, Cydney Kelly and Sara Grieff turning in a 59.9.

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