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Prep Roundup: Morris soccer team beats Streator

The Redskins got goals from Jordan Cummings, Sam Cherrone and Selene Gabaldon each in the 3-2 win over Streator on Wednesday.

Katherine Gallick had two assists and Sam Limbach one.

"We wanted this win really bad, especially with the injuries we currently have," Morris coach Jeff Hunt said. "Losing to Reed-Custer this week really hurt and we wanted to get a little confidence back. I think being able to pull it off without some key players really helped to build some confidence in the other's playing abilities. Early on we connected some beautiful passes and were able to finish. I was hoping for a little more in the second half, but we were able to do enough to get the job done, and that's all I could ask out of them tonight."

Stephenie Wiekert was the winning keeper. She made eight saves.

In the JV contest, Streator won 4-2.

Dorissa Gutierrez had both of the Redskins goals. Clarissa Heredia had an assist.

Sam Obrochta made seven saves in goal for Morris.


At the Intestate Eight Conference frosh-soph track meet on Tuesday, the Seneca girls captured first and the Westmont boys were crowned champion. The Lady Irish had 162 team points while Westmont had 101 1/2.


Seneca finished ahead of Plano (138) and Sandwich (132) in the girls competition. Reed-Custer was fourth with 57 team points, Coal City fifth with 47 points and Dwight 12th with 4.

The Lady Irish got five firsts in the meet. The 3200 relay team was first in 10:38.754 behind the team of Rylee Anderson, Savannah Baldauf, Caroline Collet and Jessica Sapyta; Collet won the 3200 run in 12:59.887; Baldauf won the 800 in 2:27.906 and the 1600 in 5:47.902 and the 1600 relay team won in 4:27.9 behind the team of Baldauf, Collet, Mickey Juricic and Mackenzie Granby.


Locally, Seneca ended with 91 points, Reed-Custer 51, Dwight 40 and Coal City 37.

Tommy Lovett of Seneca won the 110 hurdles with a time of :17.621 and the Fighting Irish 800 relay team also won in 1:37.801. That team consisted of Ben Barnett, Matt Johnson, Lovett and Trevin Seui.


Gibson City 4,

Dwight 3

Erin Gaston was the losing pitcher despite striking out 12.

Offensively for Dwight, Sarah Butterfield, Tori Grzincic and Kate Pifer had two hits each. Both of Grincic's hits were homers.



Minooka 8,

Oswego 0

Mark Harkey was the winning pitcher for the Indians. He went all seven innings allowing one walk and four hits. He struck out two.

At the plate, Tyler Desmarais had a double, single and two RBI, Mitch Vogrin had two singles with an RBI and Nick Moretti had a double and two RBI.


Plano 8,

Coal City 7

Zach Mellen and Alex Wills combined to pitch all seven innings for the Coalers.

Brennen Shetina and Ricky Collins had two hits each and Joey Quinn had one hit. Shetina and Quinn had doubles.


Minooka 7,

Oswego 0

Cole Thompson was the winning pitcher. He improves to 6-0 on the season by going the distance. He yielded a hit and a walk while striking out five.

At the plate, Sean Bell had a single, double and three RBI, Kimy Welch had a triple, double and single, Jonathan Vesper two hits and Tyler Thompson two singles.


Oswego 6,

Minooka 1

The Indians lone win came from the No. 1 doubles team of Nick Miller and Dan DeGraf 6-2, 6-3 over Kyle March and Daniel Lederman.



Coal City 69,

Seneca 44,

Nettle Creek 20

Coal City had seven firsts on the day, including Jonah Englert in the hurdles, Riley Kauzlaric in the 100, 200 and high jump, the 4x100 relay team of Matt Echevarria, Kauzlaric, Jonah Englert and Jake Weisman, Joe Scholtes in the 800 and Levi Isham in the shot put.

Seconds came from: Colin Balzuweit in the mile and 800, the 4x200 relay team of Jeremy Wexelberg, Austin Friddle, Blake Harseim and Jacob Krug, the 4x400 relay team of Mike Steffes, Ryan Horrie, Noah Wheet and Richie Cavanaugh and Michael McGinn in the shot put.

At the seventh grade level, Coal City won with 73 points. That Warriors team had seven firsts including: Kyle Cowerd in the 100; the 4x200 team of Jake Brnca, Clayton Cash, Nick Hayden and Sean Grabowski; the 4x100 relay team of Kyle Cowerd, Nick Clavin, Nick Zuppa and David Barker; Hayden in the 200, Sean Grabowski in the 800; the 4x400 relay team; Zuppa in the high jump and Jake Brnca in the long jump.

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