At an IHSA Bass Fishing Sectional held at Heidecke Lake in recent days, Minooka had two fishermen excel.
Junior Dan Scott walked away with the highest total weight and number of catches. He caught four fish weighing 8.64 pounds. He also had the highest single weight of a fish caught at 2.72.
Also for the Indians, junior Teddy Mazor caught three fish for a combined weight of 3.42 pounds. His single biggest catch weighed 1.46.
Minooka host Invitational
The Indians went 6-0 on Saturday to win its own invitational. In the process, the locals improved to 19-2 on the season.
On the day for Minooka, Rick Bishop had 20 kills and six blocks; Justin Toth seven kills and eight blocks; Phil Hannon three kills and 77 assists; Ryan Bauer 11 kills, nine aces and three blocks; Nick Vertin 29 kills, three aces and eight blocks; Maalik Walker 16 kills and 11 blocks and Adam Holstine 15 digs.
Jordan Cummings had a goal and an assist and Dani Cummings, Sam Limbach and Sam Cherrone one goal each in the win. Cathy Click had two assists and Katherine Gallick had one assist.
"The last few practices we were really concentrating on our passing and working with each other," Morris coach Jeff Hunt said. "We did a better job with that today. Our passes were finding the right spots."
Stephenie Wiekert was the winning keeper, making three saves.
"In the second half, we should have finished more of our scoring chances," Hunt said. "Anytime you can get 40 shots in a game, you need to put away a few more than four. We were getting the looks, just not finishing."
In the JV contest, Morris won 6-0.
Clarissa Heredia had the hat trick for the Redskins while Nancy Villanueva and Lupe Luevano had a goal and an assist. Kayla Harrington had a goal and Brooke Baudino an assist.
Sam Obrochta had two saves in goal.
Coal City hosts Shootout
At the Coal City Spring Shootout, the Lady Coalers finished second to Princeton on Saturday afternoon.
Coal City lost to Reed-Custer 2-0, and Princeton 1-0 but beat Streator 2-0.
Brynna Borgra and Donjetta Shabani made the all-tournament team for Coal City.
In the game against R-C, goalie Sara Sirovy had five saves; against Princeton she also had five saves and against Streator she had two saves. Alisha Johnson and Brittney Jezik had goals against the Bulldogs.
TRACK AND FIELD
Minooka at Carlson-Anderson Classic
The Indians finished second as a team in Batavia on Friday. They had 87 1/2 team points to the 188 by Wheaton Warrenville South.
Top finishers for the Indians included: the 4x400 relay team of Lucia Rossi, Moria McAsey, Angelica Estrada and Lauren Jonen finished second with a time of 4:09.84; Taylor Prieboy was third in the long jump, clearing 15-1; Sara Bechard was third in the 200 dash with a time of :27.12; Lucia Rossi was third in the 300 hurdles in :47.96 and Bechard fourth in the same event (:50.96); Moira McAsey third in the 400 dash with a time of 1:01.34; the 4x200 relay team of Chrissy Allen, Angelica Estrada, Lauren Jonen and Janile Rogers was second in 1:47.55; Allen was fourth in the 100 dash with a time of :12.70; Rossi was third in the 100 hurdles in :16.56; the 4x100 relay team of Chrissy Allen, Bethany Bachmann, Angelica Estrada and Kayla Yates were second in :51.31 and the 4x800 relay team of Nicole Johnson, Haley McNamara, Caleigh Beverly and Moria McAsey were third in 10:18.78.
"This was a strong team finish at a very competitive meet," Minooka coach Kevin Gummerson said. "Lucia Rossi stood out as one of the bright spots. In less than ideal conditions, she put together a third place finish in the 100 hurdles, broke her own school record in the 300 hurdles and then came back and anchored our 4x400 relay to a season-best time. You can always count on Lucia to go out there and run with an intense, competitive spirit."
Morris, Coal City, Seneca at Plano
Seneca captured the meet with 107 team points while Plano was second with 65, Coal City third with 32 and Morris fourth with 23.
Seneca won the 4x800 relay, Haleigh Knapp of Morris won the high jump, Alyssa Applebee of Seneca won the 100 dash, the 300 hurdles and the pole vault, Jenna Runchey of Morris won the long jump, Savannah Baldauf of Seneca won the 800 run and the 1600 run, the Morris 4x200 relay won and Coal City's 4x400 relay team of Kassie Aldridge, Emily Halliday, Claire and Jessen won, and Seneca's Rebecca Henry won the shot put and Brooke Larsen the discus.
Minooka at Bob Cohoon Invitational
The Indians finished third at the event held at Downers Grove South.
Minooka had 71 1/2 team points to the 80 by Oak Park and the 119 1/2 by Neuqua Valley.
Ethan Crane set a new school record in the long jump, reaching 22-5 1/2 at the event while the 4x400 relay team of Wilson, Ingram, Popek and Hopkins won with a time of 3:29.37.
Morris, Coal City, Seneca at Plano
Morris won the meet with 73 team points while Plano was second with 70, Seneca third with 65 and Coal City fourth with 62.
The Redskins won five events on the day. Heath Hougas won the 3200, Josh Lincoln won the triple jump, Jake Reed won both the 300 hurdles and the long jump and the 4x200 relay team from Morris also won. That team consisted of Reese Sobol, Seth Terrando, Zach Cinnamon and Jeff Perry.
For Seneca, Lucas Ward won the pole vault and for Coal City, T.J. Washington won the 100 dash and the high jump, the 4x800 relay team of John Wexelberg, Alex Leake, Ian Grunauer and Shondelle Washington won, the 4x100 relay team of Potter, Washington, Dibble and Washington won and Grant won the discus throw.
Minooka at Lockport ABC Invitational
The Indians finished second behind Joliet Central's 183 points. Minooka posted 179 points.
Ryan Pullara was first in the pole vault for the Indians, clearing a distance of 13-0. Additionally, Jake Smith was first in the 400 with a time of :52.79 and the 4x400 relay team of Mitch Miller, Matt Symel, Lucas St. Paul and Jake Smith won with a time of 3:39.69.