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Prep Sports

Roundup: Top-seeded Earlville soccer advances to LTC final

Diego Vazquez scored a pair of goals Tuesday as the No. 1-seeded Earlville boys soccer team earned a 3-0 victory over No. 5 Serena in a Little Ten Conference Tournament semifinal in Hinckley.

Jarred Fries also added a goal for the Red Raiders, who advance to face No. 3 Newark-Seneca in the final at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Newark upset No. 2 Indian Creek in Tuesday’s other semifinal.


At Erie

The Amboy-LaMoille boys and girls teams each placed third Tuesday at the Erie-Prophetstown Panther Invitational.

Margaret Vaessen finished second in 20:34 to lead the Lady Clippers, while Brock Loftus took sixth in 17:17 to pace the boys squad.

For Princeton, Lexi Bohms placed 10th in the girls race in 21:32, while Reece Bohms took 21st in the boys race in 18:20.


Streator 5, Mendota 1

The Trojans fell Tuesday in Streator.


Mendota def. Byron 25-12, 25-22

Amellia Bromenschenkel had 10 kills, seven digs and a pair of blocks Tuesday as the Spikers picked up a Big Northern Conference victory in Byron.

Ella Massey added 14 assists and five digs for MHS (12-9-1, 2-2 BNC).

Princeton def. Kewanee 25-19, 25-17

Katie Bates had 18 assists, seven points, six digs and two kills Tuesday to lead the Tigresses to a Three Rivers Conference East Division victory in Kewanee.

Kenzie Coleman added nine kills, six points, four digs and three aces for PHS (13-9, 7-2 TRC East).

Fieldcrest def. Dwight 25-21, 25-15

Gracie Schultz put down eight kills as the Knights earned a non-conference victory in Dwight.

Maci Fandel contributed 13 assists for FHS (15-7).

At Earlville

Kylie Koontz put down 10 kills and had 11 digs Tuesday to help No. 4-seeded Earlville to a 25-19, 25-10 victory over Somonauk in the first round of the Little Ten Conference Tournament.

Emma Benson added 23 assists and eight points for the Lady Red Raiders, who advance to play No. 1 Newark in a semifinal at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Also Tuesday, Meghan Davis served for 14 points and six aces as No. 6 LaMoille-Ohio defeated No. 7 Hinckley-Big Rock 25-19, 25-17 in a consolation semifinal.

Newman def. St. Bede 25-16, 25-12

Elaina Wamhoff had nine assisgs, five kills, four digs and a pair of aces as the Lady Bruins fell in a Three Rivers Conference East Division match Tuesday in Sterling.

Erie-Prophetstown def. Bureau Valley 25-18, 9-25, 25-20

Carly Konneck had six kills, six points and four aces Tuesday as the Storm dropped a Three Rivers Conference East Division match in Manlius.


Highland def. IVCC 25-20, 18-25, 25-21, 25-23

Putnam County graduate Kaitlyn Edgcomb had 10 kills and 11 digs Tuesday as the Eagles lost in an Arrowhead Conference match in Oglesby.

Hickey earns another MVC award

La Salle-Peru graduate and Illinois State University sophomore Rachel Hickey has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Runner of the Week for the second week in a row.
After running the MVC’s fastest 6K last week, Hickey improved her 5K time by 13 seconds for the top time of the weekend and the third-fastest 5K in the MVC this year.
Hickey placed 14 in the Gold Division at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational with a personal-best time of 17:24.29.
Fieldcrest remains No. 1
The Fieldcrest football team remained atop Class 2A in the latest Associated Press Polls.
The Knights received six first-place votes and 113 points to Clifton Central’s five first-place votes and 107 points.
Fieldcrest (6-0) plays at Ridgeview on Friday.
Princeton (5-1) moved up from No. 10 to No. 9 after last week’s 41-0 rout of Hall. The Tigers play at Kewanee on Friday.
Princeton players make FND Team of the Week
Princeton quarterback Tyler Gibson and defensive lineman Alex May were voted to the Week 6 Friday Night Drive Team of the Week.
Gibson threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in Princeton’s 41-0 win over Hall, while May helped the Tigers limit the Red Devils to just three yards rushing.
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