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Prep Sports

ROUNDUP: Mendota soccer wins battle of BNC unbeatens

The Mendota boys soccer team took sole possession of first place in the Big Northern Conference on Tuesday.

Emiliano Arteaga, Ivan Figueroa and Yahir Diaz each scored a goal as the Trojans defeated fellow conference unbeaten Dixon 3-1 in overtime in Mendota.

Rafa Romero added an assist for MHS, which is 6-0 in the conference.


Putnam County def. Midland 25-27, 25-23, 25-17

Morgan Hundley had 20 digs, 16 assists, four kills, three points and a pair of blocks Tuesday to lead the Lady Panthers to a Tri-County Conference victory in Varna.

McKenna Solomon added 13 digs, seven kills, six points, three aces and three blocks for PC (6-4-1, 2-0 TCC), while Caitlyn Cioni contributed seven kills and five digs.

Earlville def. Hinckley-Big Rock 25-7, 25-12

Jadyn Pickert served up 11 points and nine aces and added five kills Tuesday as the Lady Red Raiders rolled to a Little Ten Conference victory in Hinckley.

Emma Benson had 11 assists for EHS (8-4, 2-1 LTC).

Newman def. Bureau Valley 25-18, 25-21

Carly Konneck had 12 digs and four kills Tuesday as the Storm fell in a Three Rivers Conference East Division match in Manlius.

Lauren Wirth added 12 assists for BV (10-6, 2-1 TRC East).

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley def. Fieldcrest 18-25, 25-23, 25-17

Maci Fandel had 16 assists, 11 digs and a pair of aces Tuesday as the Knights suffered their first loss of the season in a Heart of Illinois Conference match in Minonk.

Gracie Schultz had 11 kills for FHS (8-1, 1-1 HOIC).


At McNabb

Ian Roach fired a 33 on Tuesday to lead Putnam County to a triangular victory at Edgewood Park Golf Club.

The Panthers carded a 163 to top Somonauk (187) and Stark County (216).

Ben Cyr had a 36 for PC.

At Oregon

Taylor Joyce carded a 44 on Tuesday as Mendota won a triangular at Silver Ridge Golf Course.

Ethan Hannaman added a 45 for the Trojans, who scored a 186 to beat Oregon (199) and Polo (249).

Morris 172, La Salle-Peru 173

Ayden Sines fired a 40 to earn medalist honors as the Cavaliers were edged out in an Interstate Eight Conference match in Morris.

At Eureka

Koy Allen scored a 36 on Tuesday to place third individually and help Fieldcrest to a fourth-place finish at Eureka’s Birdhouse Open.

Isaac Morse had a 40 for the Knights, who carded a 174.

At Sterling

Nathan Potthoff shot a 39 on Tuesday to share medalist honors as the St. Bede boys golf team finished second in a Three Rivers Conference triangular at Emerald Hills Golf Course.

The Bruins carded a 191 to finish behind Newman (169) but ahead of Hall (212).

Rivers Jordan shot a 46 to lead the Red Devils.

At Princeton

Trent Kloepping and Jamie Reinhardt each carded a 38 on Tuesday as Princeton finished second in a Three Rivers Conference triangular at Wyaton Hills Golf Course.

The Tigers scored a 160 to beat Bureau Valley (193) and lose to Fulton (151).

Trent DeVenney led the Storm with a 37.


At Ottawa

La Salle-Peru swept the team titles Tuesday at Catlin Park.

In the boys meet, the Cavaliers scored 31 points to beat Fieldcrest (48), Streator (65), St. Bede (102), Ottawa (123) and Mendota (140). Putnam County also participated.

The Knights had three in the top 10 in Victor Echeveste (fourth, 18:31), Christian Skaggs (seventh, 18:55) and Andrew Gochanour (ninth, 19:07).

In the girls race, L-P scored 34 points to beat Ottawa (48), Streator (54) and Fieldcrest (98).

Ellen Hood led Fieldcrest as she placed 12th in 25:03.

At Walnut

Princeton swept the boys and girls meets Tuesday.

Lexi Bohms and Hannah Muelschlegel placed second and third, respectively, to lead the Tigresses, who scored 30 points to beat Bureau Valley (58) and West Carroll (76).

Hall senior Tea Cattani ran a 23:30 to win the individual title. The Lady Red Devils did not have enough runners for a team score.

Mckenzie Hunt finished fifth to lead the Storm.

In the boys race, Reece Bohms and Luke Peacock finished fourth and fifth, respectively, to lead Princeton, which had 61 points to top West Carroll (64), Bureau Valley (67), Hall (68) and Kewanee.

Hall’s Kaden Crowther was the top area finisher as he placed third in 19:23.

Elijah House led the Storm as he finished seventh in 20:01.


Black Hawk def. IVCC 25-18, 25-20, 25-27, 25-22

Princeton graduate Kaylee Hammerich had 15 digs and 11 kills Tuesday as the Eagles fell in an Arrowhead Conference match in Oglesby.

Hall graduate Gertie Savitch contributed 23 digs for IVCC.


Princeton 3, Streator 2

The Tigresses won at No. 2 singles, No. 2 doubles and No. 3 doubles to earn a victory Tuesday in Streator.

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