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Roundup: BV takes third in Rock Falls

Lauren Wirth had 52 assists, 27 digs, 11 points, five kills and a pair of aces Saturday to lead the Bureau Valley volleyball team to a third-place finish at the Rock Falls Invitational.

The Storm beat Princeton (20-17, 20-11) and Amboy (20-18, 20-10) and lost to Rock Falls (20-7, 20-14) in pool play.

BV lost to Newman 25-14, 25-19 in the semifinals before beating Riverdale 25-21, 26-24 in the third-place match.

Carly Konneck added 31 digs, 23 points, 20 kills, 10 points and two aces.

Princeton finished in fifth place.

The Tigresses went 1-2 in pool play with a win over Amboy (17-20, 20-14, 15-12) and losses to Bureau Valley and Rock Falls (20-4, 20-11).

Princeton defeated Morrison 25-20, 25-16 in the fifth-place match.

Kenzie Coleman had 28 kills, 23 points, 19 digs and 12 aces for PHS (4-3).

At Oregon

Mendota went 0-5 at the Oregon Invitational on Saturday.

The Spikers lost to Forreston (25-21, 21-25, 19-17), Durand (25-17, 25-15), Dakota (25-19, 25-19), Keith Country Day (8-25, 25-17, 15-13) and Erie-Prophetstown (25-19, 25-22).

Ella Massey had 75 assists, 34 digs, 12 kills, eight aces and five blocks for MHS (2-5).

At Rochelle

Earlville went 1-2 at the Rochelle Tournament on Saturday.

The Lady Red Raiders beat Ottawa (29-27, 26-24), but lost to Ashton-Franklin Center (25-17, 19-25, 25-8) and McHenry (28-26, 25-20).

Emma Benson had 34 assists and 19 digs for Earlville (6-3).


At Rock Falls

Ian Roach shot a 71 on Saturday to win the individual title at the Rock Falls Invitational.

Roach’s performance helped Putnam County finish third as a team with a 349.

Ben Cyr added a 79 for the Panthers to place fifth.

Princeton carded a 354, St. Bede shot a 369, Bureau Valley had a 401 and Hall finished with a 406.

Dylan Gross paced the Tigers with an 88, Nathan Potthoff shot an 89 to lead the Bruins, Trent DeVenney carded an 84 to lead the Storm and Nathaniel Mrowicki and Josh Scheri each had a 99 for Hall.


At Sterling

Ashley Heagy won the 100-yard butterfly and the 100 backstroke on Saturday to help the La Salle-Peru co-op place sixth at the Warrior Invitational.

The Lady Cavaliers scored 239 points. Moline won with 447.

Heagy swam a 1:02.7 in the fly and a 103.82 in the backstroke.

Also for L-P, Nicole Pocivasek placed second in the 200 freestyle (2:09.94) and third in the 500 freestyle (5:51.81), while Peyton Heagy took second in the 100 freestyle (56.38) and fourth in the 200 individual medley (2:26.28).

The Lady Cavalier 200 freestyle relay of Emma Mertez, Ashley Heagy, Peyton Heagy and Pocivasek took second in 1:49.26.


At Pekin

La Salle-Peru had four of five entrants place in the top three on Saturday to help the Lady Cavaliers placed third in the eight-team at the Pekin Invitational.

The No. 1 doubles duo of Lauren Klein and Amethyst Ernat placed second, while No. 3 singles player

Karissa Etzenbach also was runner-up.

No. 2 singles player Olivia Ernat placed third, while the No. 2 doubles pairing of Brianna Strehl and Olivia Woods also took third.

Sterling Tungent finished sixth at No. 1 singles.


At Oregon

Amboy-LaMoille had the top area runners at the Oregon Invitational on Sautrday.

A-L’s Brock Loftus placed 20th in 18:09, while teammate Margaret Vaessen led area girls as she finished 24th in 21:23.

In the boys race, Princeton’s Reece Bohms placed 40th in 19:02, Elias Reich led Bureau Valley by finishing 75th in 20:21, Mendota’s Andrew Stamberger was 77th in 20:26.6, Putnam County’s Wyatt Grimshaw was 81st in 20:35.9 and Henry-Midland’s Eric Garrison took 93rd in 21:03.6.

In the girls race, Princeton’s Jenna Loftus placed 42nd in 24:20.6, H-M’s Maddie Oltman took 79th in 24:20.6, Bureau Valley’s McKenzie Hunt was 82nd in 24:24.1 and Mendota’s Aliza Salinas took 85th in 24:39.6.


Alleman 3,

DePue-Hall 2

The Little Giants lost Saturday in Moline.

The game was tied 2-2 at halftime before the Pioneers scored in the second half.

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