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Tigresses blank Boiler Girls

Area roundup

Princeton shut out Kewanee 5-0 in a match up on the tennis courts of Three Rivers Conference rivals Tuesday at Princeton.

The Tigresses swept the board with singles wins by Emma Proffitt (10-3), Allison Blocki (10-2) and the doubles teams of MaryJeanne Brown and Maddie Eckard (10-6), Julia Hochstatter and Kylee Mallery (10-6), and Alexis Borg and Margarita Gomez (10-5).

The Princeton JV posted a 4-1 win behind wins by Kamilla Klingenberg (6-3) and Kaitlynn Grabill (6-2) and the doubles of Maddie Devert and Emma Zelenik (6-2), and Lindsey Gothard and Mayah Carlson (6-1).

Cross country

At Erie: Margaret Vaessen led a parade of teammates across the finish line as Amboy-LaMoille won the Panther Invitational at Lake Erie Country Club Tuesday.

The Clippers finished with 28 points to beat out host Erie-Prophetstown (71). Amboy-LaMoille has now won four of the last five Panther Invites and three in a row.

Vaessen (21:08) edged teammate Kaitlyn Ortgiesen (21:15) for the top individual spot. Kelynn Boyle was fifth in 21:52, while Cassidy Corcoran was sixth in 22:03.

Princeton placed fifth of six teams, led by Lauren McMillan (11th, 22:48).

Tom Stamberger of Amboy-LaMoille was the top local finisher in the boys race, placing fifth in 17:31.

St. Bede (116) placed fourth behind Newman (32), Erie-Prophetstown (43) and Sherrard (113). St. Bede’s Jacob Marcinkus finished 11th.

Princeton (155) placed sixth as a team with Dillion Forbeck (18th in 18:55) and Reece Bohms (23rd, 19:17) turned in the top 3-4 finishes for Princeton in this meet.

“This was the best overall performance of our boys’ team so far this year and there’s still room for improvement. Very satisfying from my point of view,” PHS coach Pat Hodge said.

At Byron: The Bureau Valley girls took home third place at Wednesday’s Byron Handicap while the boys placed fourth.

Alicia Backer (22:19), Nataleigh Nugent (19:57), Jakob Johnson (17:53) and Allen Guenther (18:02) all set personal bests.

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