Bureau Valley’s and Princeton’s paths crossed at Saturday’s Rocket Invitational volleyball tournament at Rock Falls.
The Storm defeated their rival Tigresses in their opening match and went on to claim third place. PHS finished fifth.
BV won every other match on the day. It defeated Princeton 20-17, 20-11, lost to Rock Falls 7-20, 14-20, beat Amboy 20-18, 20-0 and fell to Newman 14-25, 19-25 before topping Riverdale 25-21, 26-24 for third place.
Lauren Wirth led the Storm with 52 assists and 27 digs. Other leaders for the Storm (7-5) were Carly Konneck (20 kills, 31 digs 10 points, 2 aces), Kamryn Kolb (13 kills, 6 blocks), Jenna Nordstrom (11 points, 14 kills, 16 digs), Sam Bohm (6 kills, 7 blocks), Molly Bohm (9 kills, 3 blocks) and Makanna Sabin (41 digs, 20 points, 2 aces).
In its other matches, Princeton beat Amboy 17-20, 20-14, 15-12 and Morrison 25-20, 25-16 while losing to Rock Falls 4-20, 11-20.
Leaders on the day for PHS (4-3) were Peterson (29 digs, 2 aces), Coleman (23 points, 28 kills, 19 digs, 12 aces), Katie Bates (14 points, 49 assists, 17 digs, 2 aces), Maya Gartin (10 kills, 5 blocks) and Madison Richards (7 points, 8 kills, 2 blocks).
Rock Falls beat Newman 25-13, 25-16 for the championship.
Hall 2, Serena 0: The Lady Devils took care of business at home Monday, defeating the Lady Huskers 25-19, 25-17. Leaders for Hall were Maddie Hultz (13 digs), Hannah Parente (6 digs), Meghan Bernardoni (7 kills) and Maddie Hannon (3 blocks).
At Oregon: Amboy-LaMoille-Ohio, Bureau Valley and Princeton ran in Saturday’s Oregon Open. No team scores were kept.
Brock Loftus (18:09.6) of A-L-O was the top area boys runner, finishing 20th. Teammates Kyler McNinch (18:33.6) and Ian Eller (18:34.3) finished 26th and 27th, respectively.
Reece Bohms (40th, 19:02) and Luke Peacock (51st, 19:33) paced Princeton, while Elias Reich (20:21) led BV in 75th.
Margaret Vaessen was the first to finish for area girls, finishing 24th (21:29.3).
Princeton ran a trio together with Jenna Loftus (42nd, 22:40), Maline Sende (44th, 22:41) and Elizabeth Orwig (47th) 22:47.
BV was led by McKenzie Hunt (82nd, 24:24.1).
At Rock Falls: Putnam County’s Ian Roach (71) was medalist in the small-school division in Saturday’s Rocket Invite at Rock Falls Golf and Pool.
The Panthers (349) placed fourth, with Princeton (354) fifth, St. Bede (369) seventh, Bureau Valley (401) eighth and Hall (406) ninth. Riverdale (327) took top honors.
Area leaders were Trent DeVenney (84) for BV, Jamie Reinhardt (85) for Princeton, Nathan Potthoff (89) for St. Bede, and Nathan Mrowicki (99) and Josh Scheri (99) for Hall.
At Kewanee: Junior Trent Kloepping (37) claimed medalist honors to lead Princeton (156) past host Kewanee (168) and St. Bede (184) at Baker Park Golf Course Monday. Dylan Gross and Jaimie Reinhardt added 39s, Nolan Scott a 41, Caleb Alter a 43 and Eli Strawn a 47.
St. Bede was led by Nathan Potthoff (41).
Kewanee’s coed squad was headed by Neponset’s Riley Hansen and Mya Mirocha, both shooting 39s.
Adam Vigars shot a 40 to lead the PHS JV (179) to victory.
Legner wins Underground Railroad 5K: Brianna Legner, 21, of Princeton (23:05.3) and Rolando Aguilar, 21, of Kewanee (18:25.8) were the race winners in Saturday’s Underground Railroad 5K. Brian Taylor, 36, was the first male finisher from Princeton in 19:21.3.