MINONK — With 86.37 points, Morris finished first in the Class 2A portion of the Fieldcrest Competitive Dance Sectional over the weekend. Morris advanced to the 2A State Final and will compete Friday at 5:10 p.m. at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. With a top-10 finish, the Redskins would compete again Saturday.
GIRLS BOWLING Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Tournament DEKALB — Morris finished 1 pin from a championship late Monday, losing to Sycamore 6,336-6,335. Morris junior Savannah Strange won the individual championship with a 1,261 series. Her game totals were 206, 200, 201, 209, 267 and 177 for a 210 average. Taylor Warwick of Morris placed third with a 1,219 series, which made for a 203 average. “It was nice to see Taylor and Savannah bowl well,” Morris coach Harry Banks said. “Savannah bowled very consistent all day long. After a couple of fourth-place finishes in the last couple tournaments, it was nice to see her win a tournament.”
GIRLS BASKETBALL Coal City 43, Momence 25 COAL CITY — Nineteen points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals from Emily Halliday sparked the Lady Coalers (18-4) late Monday. They also got 12 points from Donjeta Shabani. Behind 10 points from Makenna Emerson, 9 from Carly Pavlis and 6 from Rebecca Cash, Coal City won 32-8 at the sophomore level.
GSW 41, Grant Park 36 GRANT PARK — Chelsea Schultz scored 22 points for Gardner-South Wilmington (9-13, 6-4) late Monday in River Valley Conference play. Lexi Posing had 8 points and Miranda Faletti 6. “We had trouble making any shots today,” GSW coach Adam Leigh said after his team went 24-for-44 from the foul line. Dwight 56, Streator 52 STREATOR — Alyson Wiemken’s 21 points led the Lady Trojans (7-15) late Monday.
Serena 43, Morris 41 SERENA — Julie Jurasits and Leona Burton led the Redskins with 15 points late Monday. Bridget Gile scored 7 points, Alex Kjellesvik 5 and Emily Burling 4 with 7 rebounds late Monday for Morris in a 30-28 loss at the sophomore level.
GIRLS BASKETBALL Seneca 56, Spring Valley Hall 25 Chelsie McCormick had 15 points and Danielle Hauch 11 in the non-conference win. In the sophomore game, Seneca won 39-28 behind 13 points by Karlie Cade, 10 points by Willow Studemann and Kendall Carajohn had eight points.
Oswego East 50, Minooka 44 Minooka lost the Southwest Prairie Conference game to fall to 5-5 in league action on the year. Sam Wurtz had 17 points, followed by 13 from Larissa McLemen and eight from Kelly Carnagio. In the sophomore game, East beat Minooka 36-30 despite 13 points by Kierli McLemen. Newark 50, Plano 32 Abbey Akre and Lauren Tollefson had 17 points each in the win by the Lady Norse (22-1).
BOYS BASKETBALL GSW 71, Beecher 66 In triple overtime, the Panthers got their first win of the season behind 20 points by Tristan Noonan. Cody Harvey added 19 points, Kyle Robison 14 and Dalton Wright 10.
Galesburg Tournament GALESBURG — Minooka completed a 4-0 tournament by beating Dunlap 53-42 and Kankakee 54-42 on Monday. Jake Hogan scored 23 points in the Dunalp game, while Darrin Myers had 13 versus Kankakee.
FRESHMEN Morris 37, Kaneland 28 Jordan Miracle scored 9 points in the “A” win for Morris Monday, with Jacob Jurasits, Jackson Shannon and Jacob Webb getting 6 each. Ike Robinson scored 9 points and Michael Cryder 7 for the Redskins in a 49-40 “B” loss.
WRESTLING Coal City 48, Gibson City 21 The Coalers set their single season record for dual wins by beating Gibson City on Tuesday night. Getting wins for Coal City were: Cody Minnick at 106 (11-3), Casey Brown at 120 (fall 3:40), Max Rowell at 126 (fall 3:42), Jonah Englert at 132 (10-1), Jake Czaja at 145 (injury default), Michael Czaja at 152 (12-1), Ryan Naples at 170 (fall 4:56), Riley Kauzlaric at 182 (fall :51), and Kenton Clayburn at 220 (fall :45). “We wrestled well from top to bottom,” Coal City coach Mark Masters said. “We scored bonus points in every match we won. I am very proud of the kids. We are starting to peak at the right time.”
Seneca 56, Dwight 0 Seneca got wins from Spencer Leake at 106 (forfeit), Kyle Sigmon at 120 (forfeit), Sage Friese at 132 (tech fall 4:48), Bailey Lejawa at 138 (forfeit), Cole Klicker at 145 (forfeit), Lucas Altobella at 152 (forfeit), Tommy Lovett at 160 (7-4), Cameron Ward at 170 (forfeit), Jonah Lamboley at 182 (forfeit), Scott Valentine at 195 (forfeit) and Brandon Webb at 220 (fall 2:33).
Seneca 60, Marquette 6 Seneca got its 19th win of the season by beating the Crusaders. The Fighting Irish got wins from: Sigmon at 120 (forfeit), Friese at 132 (forfeit), Lejawa at 138 (fall :36), Klicker at 145 (forfeit), Altobella at 152 (fall 1:27), Lovett at 160 (forfeit), Dayton Coyle at 170 (fall 4:24), Lamboley at 182 (fall 2:21), Webb at 195 (fall 1:49) and Valentine at 220 (forfeit). “It was a good night. It was senior night and the kids wrestled hard,” Seneca coach Todd Yegge said. “We had a lot of good attacks tonight. I like to see the kids on the attack at this time of the year. I’m proud of the team. That 19 wins is an all-time high. I’m proud of their effort all year.”
Streator 45, Seneca 36 Seneca got wins from: Leake at 106 (forfeit), Sigmon at 120 (fall 2:42), Friese at 132 (fall 1:04), Klicker at 145 (fall 1:25), Lovett at 160 (fall 3:30) and Webb at 220 (fall 3:10).
GRADE SCHOOL Little Redskins at IKWF Tournament in Springfield Morris had champions in Robby Bates and Troy Mutz while Eddie Wolf was second and Bryce Claypool fourth.