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Storm warm up for the Donner

Area roundup

Princeton setter Katie Bates makes a pass Tuesday at Kewanee. The Tigresses won 27-25, 26-24.
Princeton setter Katie Bates makes a pass Tuesday at Kewanee. The Tigresses won 27-25, 26-24.

Bureau Valley warmed up for Saturday’s Dale Donner Invitational by hosting a five-team event Tuesday in Walnut.

BV (46) won the girls meet, topping Princeton (53), Hall (60) and West Carroll (65).

Hall’s Jenna Parente (22:34) was the race winner with BV’s Jade Aber (4th, 24:14), Bre Boers (9th, 25:50) and Alicia Backer (25:53), PHS’ Lauren McMillan (5th, 24:15) and Elizabeth Orwig (6th, 24:15) and Hall’s Tea Cattani (7th, 24:21) all cracking the top 10.

Ethan Cattani (18:34) and Devin Soldati (19:33) placed 2-3 for the Hall boys (34), who topped West Carroll (63), Princeton (70), Kewanee (93) and Bureau Valley (95).

Princeton’s Dillion Forbeck ran fifth (19:52) and Reece Bohms was eighth (20:21) while Hall saw Daniel Yanez place sixth (19:54) and Zebec Parochetti ninth (20:35).

The Donner Invitational will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at BV North School in Walnut with the F/S boys race. Area teams include Amboy-LaMoille, Annawan-Wethersfield, Hall, Henry-Midland, Princeton and the host Storm.

At Rochelle: Amboy-LaMoille senior Thomas Stamberger won the boys race at Skare Park in Rochelle with a time of 18:21. Brock Loftus finished 12th (20:12) .

In the girls race, Margaret Vaessen (23:03) and Kaitlyn Ortgiesen (23:57) finished seventh and eighth, respectively for the Clippers.

Boys’ soccer

At Princeton: The host Tigers and DePue-Hall battled to a 1-1 tie on the Bryant Field pitch Tuesday night with neither scoring in the first half.

Jackson Heiden got the Little Giants on the board with a goal on an assist from Oscar Camacho with 21:57 left in the second half.

PHS (0-6-3) scored late (7:35 left) on a goal by Jamie Reinhardt to tie the game.

Boys golf

At Princeton: Fulton (166) edged host Princeton (170) by four strokes Tuesday with Bureau Valley (182) third at Chapel Hill Golf Course. The Steamers’ Andrew Schrader was medalist at 36.

Caleb Alter carded a 39 to lead PHS (6-9, 4-3). Also scoring for PHS were Dylan Gross (42), Trent Kloepping (44) and Nolan Scott (45) with Eli Strawn adding a 48 and Austyn Briddick a 49.

Scoring for BV were Trent DeVenney (41), Corbin Walsh (43), Allan Kerber (48) and Bryson Smith (50). Also for BV, Jackson Lind added a 55 and Jonah Johnson a 56.

PHS’ Jordan Eggers (44) was the JV medalist.

At Princeton: Princeton (173) won one over Erie-Prophetstown (193), but lost to Riverdale 155) Wednesday at Chapel Hill. Gross and Alter both shot 42s for PHS with Briddick at 43, Scott at 46 and Strawn at 47.

PHS’ Braden Murfin (43) carded medalist honors for the JV.

At Spring Valley: St. Bede (182) and Hall (195) had to give way to Newman (170) in a Tuesday TRAC triangular on the Bruins and Red Devils home course at Spring Creek.

Nathan Potthoff shot a 42 for the Bruins while Chance Resetich led the Red Devils with a 44.

At Rock Island: Bureau Valley (197) split matches with Rockridge (160) and Orion (202) Tuesday at Highland Springs Golf Course.áTrentáDeVenneyáled the Storm with a 43 followed by AllanáKerberá(50), Corbin Walsh (51) and Jonah Johnson (53).

At Spring Valley: Host Hall (183) outshot Morrison (226), but couldn’t keep pace with Sherrard (159) Wednesday in a TRAC triangular at Spring Creek. Top golfers for Hall were Resetich (42), Nick Arrate (45), Nathaniel Mrowicki (47) and Dominic Pinter (49).

At Port Byron: Defending state champ Riverdale (142) ruled the links at Byron Hills Golf Course Thursday, defeating Hall 195. The Rams’ Anthony Ruthey and Ryan Bussert shared medalist honors at 34.

Hall’s top four were Resetich (42), Mrowicki 49, Conner Ripka (51) and Arrate (53).

Girls golf

At Toluca: Putnam County (190) defeated St. Bede (209) and host Fieldcrest (255) at Tall Oaks Golf Course Wednesday. PC was paced by Ali Ciucci (45) and Rylee Liles (44). Alianna Mendoza (50) led St. Bede followed by Andi Cattani with a 51 and Payge Pyszka and Gianna Elias with 54s.

At Sterling: Princeton (206) defeated Indian Creek (232) and Erie-Prophetstown (233), but came up short to host Sterling (201). It was just the third loss of the season for PHS (14-3, 6-0).

Both Kelly VanDenBussche and Adrienne Snethen shot 49s for PHS with Abby Jensen at 53, Jade Loftus and Emily Hartmann at 55 and Izzi Hall shooting a 58.

At Sterling: Princeton’s Kelly Vandenbussche (45) in a 199-203 loss to Sterling Thursday at Emerald Hill.

Girls tennis

At Princeton: The Tigresses blanked Streator 5-0 Tuesday at the PHS courts. PHS winners were Allison Blocki (6-2, 6-0) and Maddie Devert (6-4, 6-4) and the doubles of Nicole Carlone and Julia Hochstatter 7(3)-6, 6-2, Ali Borys and Lydia Brown (7-5, 6-1) and Gen Charry and Nyla Thompson (6-2, 2-6, 11-9).

PHS won the F/S meet 5-1 with wins by Emma Zelenik (8-1), Nora Eiken (8-0), Maggie Davis and Ida Kappel-Boysen (8-4) and Rachael Woolley and Audrey Nelson (8-6).

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