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Minooka track teams win own Invitational

In track and field events in recent days, the Minooka boys and girls teams each won the Minooka Invitaitional in runaway fashion. The boys ended with 283 points, which was ahead of the 119 by Bradley-Bourbonnais and the girls posted 222 points, which was in front of second-place Plainfield South's 136-point effort.

On the girls side, the Indians had 12 first-place finishes and two seconds. Janile Rogers had three firsts for the locals, including the 100 dash (12.85), the 200 (:26.30), and the long jump (17-8) — which was a new meet record. Lucia Rossi also set a new meet record in the 300 hurdles by turning in a time of :47.30.

Other individual first for the locals included: Ashley Clark in the high jump (4-11), Moria McAsey in the 800 (2:23.83), Caleigh Beverly in the 1600 run (5:26.01) and Mariah Divis in the pole vault (8-0).

The 4x200 (1:48.96), the 4x400 (4:13.23) and the 4x800 (10:08.89) relay teams also won. The 4x200 team comprised of Emma Tonelli, Divis, Ashleigh Wilson and Rossi, the 4x400 relay team included Mallory Maticic, McAsey, Wilson and Rossi and the 4x800 team was built with Beverly, Haley McNamara, Keely Doran and Renison.

Megan Caldwell in the 100 hurdles (:17.17) and Haley Renison in the 1600 run (5:27.22) were second.

"Tonight was about learning how to ignore the elements and focus on the task at hand," Minooka coach Kevin Gummerson said. "On a night like tonight (Friday), you are looking to see who has the grit that it will take to be successful in this sport. I saw that toughness throughout our entire lineup. It was great to see a team hungry to compete at a high level at our home invitational on Senior Night."

The boys had 15 firsts and nine seconds that night.

Brock Whalen was first in the discus (132-9) and the shot put (48-04) to pace the Indians. Also finishing on top for Minooka was: Kurt Zumbahlen in the high jump (6-1), Ethan Cane in the long jump (22-7), Peter Andreana in the triple jump (41-9), Ryan Pullara in the pole vault (12-6), Joey Santillo in the 3200 run (10:10.40), Zach Zamora in the 110 high hurdles (15.62), Devin Ingram in the 100 dash (11.19), Cam Knudsen in the 1600 run (4:31.62) and Luke Stovall in the 200 dash (:22.83).

Minooka's had three relay teams finish first in the 4x100 (:43.83), the 4x200 (1:31.42) and the 4x400 (3:29.72). The 4x100 relay team was made up by Devin Ingram, Ethan Cane, Mitch Miller and Jake Smith; the 4x200 relay team was Devin Ingram, Smith, Wilson and Daniel Ingram and the 4x400 team was made up of Daniel Ingram, Pierce,Jake Smith and Wilson (3:29.72).

Seconds were turned in by: Peter Andreano (high jump/6-1), Preston Scheel (long jump/21-6.5), Ethan Cane (triple jump/38-1.5), Eric Herbert (pole vault/11-0), Bobby Kaluza (110 high hurdles/16-0), Jake Smith (100 dash/11.38), Eric Brick (800 run/2:06.32) and Joey Santillo (1600 run/4:43.69).

Cane's effort in the long jump and Devin Ingram in the 100 dash were both meet records. The 4x200 frosh-soph relay team also broke an invitational record (1:34.64).

"I was very proud of our seniors tonight, competing in their last home meet," Minooka coach Nick Lundin said. "Their efforts throughout the years have helped us to become the team we are today."

Seneca boys and girls host seven team meet

The Seneca boys won at home by finishing with 153 1/2 points while the girls ended with 237. The boys were ahead of Lisle (130 1/2) and the girls Aurora Christian (129).

Finishing first for the Fighting Irish boys were: Trevin Seul in the 100 dash (11:80); Jonny Wilson in the triple jump (37-07) and Kameron Ward in the pole vault (12-06).

Finishing first for the Lady Irish was: the 3200 relay team (11:15.09), Aspen Stuedeman in the 100 hurdles (:15.12), Willow Stuedemann in the 400 dash (1:05.70), Studemann in the 200 dash (:26.90), Studemann in the high jump (5-02), Lexi Wilkinson in the triple jump (32-05), Madisen Warning in the pole vault (9-0), Brooke Larsen in the discus (112-09) and Rebecca Henry in the shot put (31-02.5).


Plainfield South 4,

Minooka 2

The Indians dropped their second Southwest Prairie Conference decision of the year, losing by two to the Cougars.

Josh Mitchell was the losing pitcher. He went six innings allowing seven hits while walking none and striking out seven.

Tyler Desmarais had a single, double and an RBI and Max Brozovich also had a double and an RBI.

At the sophomore level, South won 2-0, despite a double and two singles from Kenny Walsh.

Seneca 2, 0

Plano 0, 5

Brent Bergeson got the pitching win in the first game of the Interstate Eight Conference doubleheader with the Reapers. He went all seven innings allowing three hits and three walks while striking out 11.

At the plate, Logan Pifer had an RBI single in the third inning and Ryan Schuetz had an RBI single in the second. Bergeson also had a double.

In the second game, Josh Rohder was the losing pitcher. He went 3 2/3 innings with four hits and four walks while striking out two. Austin Applebee also pitched, going the final 2 1/3 innings. He fanned four.

The Irish had five singles in the game.

"Both games were well played by both teams," Seneca coach Kirk Houchin said.

GSW 2,

Illinois Lutheran 1

Mike Goodwin was the winner in a River Valley Conference pitcher's duel. He went seven innings allowing two hits while walking four and striking out nine.

At the plate, Kaiden Hibler had two hits and Cody Harvey got the game-winner in the seventh.

"Our team knows that when Mike pitches we will be in the game until the end," GSW coach Todd Grieff said. "This was another huge conference win and the kids need to build off this win."

Hinckley-Big Rock 10,

Newark 0

Kenny Hume was the losing pitcher.

Joe Hughes was 2-for-3 at the plate for Newark.


Morris 1, 13

Coal City 13, 3

For Morris, Matt Feiden was 2-for-3 with a double in the first game while Justin Mctague was 2-for-3. Thomas Chesharek also had a double and a run scored.

In the second game, Kendall Enger picked up the pitching win while Emmet Chouinard was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored at the plate. Also for Morris Ryan Niewinski was 2-for-2 with a double and Chase Hansen had two hits.

Coal City 7,

Lisle 2

Ricky Collins was the winning pitcher in a game shortened to five innings due to the run rule. He went all five innings, allowing five hits and four runs while striking out nine.

At the plate, Nick Micetich was 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and an RBI and Zach Spesia and Matt Gubelman had two hits each, Dillon Siejka had a single and two RBI.

Lisle 2,

Coal City 1

Jared Skubic was the losing pitcher in relief of Nick Micetich.

Gubelman and Skubic each had two hits.


Morris 11,

Rochelle 1

Erica Gualandi was the winning pitcher. She went all six innings, striking out three.

Offensively, Maddy Feeney was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Lauren Severson was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Laney Torkelson was 2-for-2 with three RBI, Taya Torkelson had a hit with an RBI, Gualandi was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Kellen Bernickus had a double.

In the frosh-soph game, Morris won 18-2 in five innings.

Laurel Harper was the winning pitcher. She went all five innings allowing five hits and striking out seven. At the plate, Emily Moore was 4-for-4 with a double, three runs and five RBI, Taylor Cole was 4-for-5 with two runs scored, Mackenzie Hanson had two doubles and two RBI and Alex hardie was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI.

GSW 12,

Tri-Point 2

Abby Horrie was the winning pitcher. She went all five innings, allowing three hits and walking five while striking out seven.

Foley was 2-for-3 with two triples and two runs scored at the plate while Lexi Posing had two doubles, a run scored and two RBI. Ally Matthews also had a hit, two runs scored and two RBI.

"This was a good game all the way around," GSW coach Jon Posing said. "The offense was good, the defense played well and Abby came up with big pitches when she needed them."

Coal City 3, 11

Lisle 2, 4

Emily Aichele was the winning pitcher as Coal City improved to 9-1 on the season.

Seneca 7, 13

Plano 1, 3

Chelsie McCormick hit a home run and Nicole Pihl two in the doubleheader sweep.

Kayla Haines and Pihl each got a win on the slab.

Sarah radtke and Pihl had six hits each.

Bishop McNamara 6,

Dwight 4

Dezi Leonard was the losing pitcher while Jamie Stanton had two hits for Dwight.


Morris 7,

Wilmington 0

The Redskins prevailed in the non-conference game.

Mikeala Marino, Ashlee Tapia and Amanda Grant got the scoring going. Tapia assisted Grant's goal and then scored again with an assist from Grant. Grant (Emily Burling), Cara Cummings and Sam Cherrone also had a goal each.

Stephenie Wiekert was the winning keeper.

Coal City 3,

Wilmington 0

Coal City got goals from Donjeta Shabani, Magan Jessen and Brittany Jezik in the win.

Sarah Sirovy was the winnng keeper.

Minooka 2,

Lincoln-Way West 1

Jill Hetfleisch and Lacy Viano scored for the Indians and Benig made five saves in goal to preserve the win.

Jen Ruzecki and Jordan Andrews had assists.

Minooka 5,

Crete 0

Hetfleisch scored four and Deaven Hudson the other in the non-conference victory. Maggie Ward, Hudson and Jordan Andrews got assists.

Benig had two saves.

Minooka 2,

Oak Forrest 0

Hetfleisch had both goals for the Indians in the win. Marisol Galvin and Deaven Hudson had assists.

Benig had five saves.


Minooka 5,

Plainfield North 2

The Indians swept the singles competition with Alec Shannon(6-3, 6-2), Ryan Bozue (6-2, 6-1) and Andrew Juhnke (6-4, 7-6) getting wins.

The doubles teams of David Kohler and Dane Christensen (6-0, 6-1) and Nick Miller and Josh Sutton (6-2, 6-4) also won.



Trinity Catholic 51,

Nettle Creek 32

Ben Larson had 12 points and Connor McGlynn 10 in the loss for the Foxes.

In the seventh grade game, Nettle Creek won 38-28 behind 19 points by Connor Greve and eight by McGlynn.

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