The Seneca girls golf team opened the season Monday in a quadrangular at Cedardell Golf Course in Plano. The Lady Irish were third with a team score of 265, which was behind Plano (209) and Somonauk (239) but ahead of Westmont (293).
Medalist on the day was Rylie Loux of Plano, who shot a 46.
Scoring for Seneca were: Jacquelyn Newberry (55), Natalie Hamilton (63), Hannah Cisco (71), Heather Vroman (76) and Sam DeGraff (79).
“I’m proud of the match results as our girls showed vast improvement from the last match of last season,” Seneca coach Todd Yegge said. “They shot over 50 strokes better at the start of this season. We picked up our first win of the year and our first conference win, which is exciting for our program and girls.”
The Dwight golf team opened its season on Monday, dropping a 146-193 decision to Pontiac. The girls also opposed each other on the day, although Dwight did not have enough players to count toward a team score.
In the boys action, Trent Smith of Pontiac was the medalist at the Elks Country Club as he finished with a low round of 35 – one under par.
For Dwight, scores were turned in by: Andy Froelich (46), Nathan Zabel (47), Brice Mortensen (49), Karsen Kopmann (51), Ryan Folkers (54), Seth Galloway (57) and Noah Nutting (63).
Pontiac also won the JV outing 180-220 with Dwight scores coming from: Dalton Hagi (52), Drew Jensen (52), Nick Schultz (54), Drew Hansen (62), Dylan Emm (70), Braden Marks (70) and Junior Schultz (74).
In the girls meet, Molly Ruddy had a low-round score of 47.
Scoring from Dwight was: Nicole Murphy (60), Ellie Shaw (61) and Amber Curl (61).
The Coal City grade school baseball team opened up the season by splitting a doubleheader with Bourbonnais. After losing game one, the Warriors bounced back to win in five innings.
Coal City 1, 12
Bourbonnais 7, 2
In the first game, Bourbonnais pitching recorded 16 strikeouts while allowing four hits. Beau Wills had an RBI double to highlight the offensive attack.
In the second game, Blake Harseim was the winning pitcher, throwing three perfect innings before being relieved by Keegan Gagliardo.
At the plate, Nick Jones and Gagliardo had three hits each. Carter Copes and Austin Friddle had two hits and two RBI. Brendan Nevin had a hit in both games.
“We probably faced the best pitcher we are going to see all year,” Coal City coach Jerry McDowell said. “It was obvious our team was better, but they had the best player. We have a very tough schedule this first week of the season, with six tough games in five days.”
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Sean Micetich went the first five innings for the Warriors allowing two hits and two walks while striking out seven. Both runs he allowed were unearned.
At the plate for the Warriors, Nick Jones had two doubles, Austin Friddle had a double and a single and Blake Harseim singled.
“It was a good game today. We outplayed them but just couldn’t catch a break,” Coal City coach Jerry McDowell said. “Micetich and Justin Dabulskis pitched very good today.”
Minooka baseball wins two at tournament
The Indians won two games at a round robin tournament over the weekend, beating Oak Prairie 12-2 and Summit Hill 6-4.
In seventh grade action, Minooka beat Oak Prairie in a doubleheader by scores of 8-1 and 9-4.
Lizzy Conforti and Zoey Caves had two hits each for Minooka. Taylor Sullivan, Kaelyn Kelly, Hailey Justak, Rachel Stuchly, Sydney Latarewicz and Emma Hoelscher had a hit each.
Minooka also won the seventh grade game 6-0.
Lyda Robinson, Morgan Pifer and Peyton Harty had two hits each in the win for the Raiders. Taylor Bushman was the winning pitcher.
Pifer and Madison Maloney had two hits each in the win by the Raiders.
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Maloney had an RBI double and Harty scored two runs for the Raiders. Hayley Wilson also had a hit, a run scored and two stolen bases. Bushman threw a one-hitter and struck out eight.
Minooka at Manteno Tournament
The Indians went 0-3 at the tournament, losing to Summitt Hill 10-0, Maternity 11-4 and Antioch 6-4.
Against Maternity, Kaelyn Kelly had two hits while Taylor Sullivan, Jillian Kurtz, Faith Chada and Zoey Caves had one hit each.
Against Antioch, Kelly had two hits while Chada and Lizzy Conforti had one hit each.
In seventh grade action, beat Oak Prairie 11-2 and Summit Hill 7-4.
Matt Schfield had a hat trick for the Indians while Frank Thompson had two goals. Tim Doody, Evarardo Solario, Mick Ward and Brandon Mesinas had a goal each.
In the ‘B’ game, Minooka won 6-1 behind two goals from Tyler Gordon and one each from Max Mensik, Nikko Vercelette, Gio Hernandez and Javier Lopez.
Minooka 3-0 at kickoff classic
The Indians beat Yorkville 4-0, Richland 14-0 and Cross Lutheran 4-1 at the inaugural Minooka Kickoff Classic Soccer Tournament.
Against Yorkville, Matt Schofield and Frank Thompson had two goals each for the Indians.
Against Richland, Jacob Westerhoff and Thompson had a hat trick each in the win. Mick Ward had two goals and Jared Avalos, Nolan Loughran, Schofield, Everardo Solario and braden Kobus had a goal each.
Against Cross Lutheran, Westerhoff, Avalos, Loughran and Schofield scored the goals.