SENECA — Two individual qualifers and 1 qualifying relay team were the highlights for fifth-place Seneca at its own Class 1A boys track and field sectional late Friday.
Tommy Lovett, Cameron Ward, Lucas Ward and Jony Casey were second (1:34.043) in the 4x200 relay to qualify for the Fighting Irish. Lovett also qualified in the 110 hurdles, placing second (16.042), and Ross McCormick qualified in the 3,200 run, placing fourth (9:59.595).
Sixth-place Dwight had 6 qualifiers, its largest group in 5 years. They were Tyler Halloran (first; 47-1) and Gus Rieke (second; 47-0) in the shot put, the 4x800 relay team (first; 8:47.282), Austin Walsh in the 300 hurdles (second; 41.192), the 4x400 relay team (3:30.45) and Lane Hoffman in the 3,200 run (sixth; 10:00.983).
"The boys had an awesome effort in the sectional meet tonight," Dwight coach Larry Lane said. "Their hard work all season brought them to the meet and they finished it off with great performances up and down the line."
2A Plano Sectional
PLANO — Neither Coal City nor Morris had any qualifiers Friday.
Coal City 4, 6 innings
Trevor Lines went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI for Morris, which completed a 26-6 regular season Saturday. Grant Davis was 2-for-4 with a walk-off, 2-run home run in the sixth and 2 runs. Jake Capko doubled, walked twice and had 3 RBI, Matt Bernickus was 1-for-1 with 2 RBI and a run, Ryan Borgstrom was 1-for-1 with an RBI and 3 runs and Austin Conrod was 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and 2 RBI.
"I can't say enough about Coal City and their willingness to come over and play us today due to Batavia's last minute cancellation," Morris coach Todd Kein said. "They allowed us to proceed with our senior day festivities, and all of our fans, parents, players and coaches certainly are grateful."
Brian Henry pitched 3 scoreless innings for Morris, allowing 1 hit and striking out 4. Nick Evola (3-2) got the win.
Putnam County 15,
GRANVILLE — Kevin Klock took the loss and Kenny Hume was 2-for-2 for Newark Saturday at the 1A Putnam County Regional.
NEWARK — Megan DiClementi, Caroline Erickson (double) and Lauren Tollefson were all 2-for-3 for Newark Saturday at its own IA regional, and Shelby Hoddy doubled. Hoddy pitched 3 1/3 innings, striking out 4, for the win.
Normal University 7-9,
Coal City 2-10
COAL CITY — Emily Aichele took the first game loss and Melissa Moore got the second game win Saturday for Coal City (17-11).
WATSEKA — Hannah Trainor was the losing pitcher for Dwight Saturday at the 2A Watseka Regional.
DEKALB — Morris did not have any state qualifiers this weekend.
Plainfield North Sectional
PLAINFIELD — Minooka tied for sixth place this weekend and had no state qualifiers.
Joliet West Sectional
JOLIET — Coal City tied for seventh place this weekend and had no state qualifiers.