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Seneca, Wilmington start football seasons with wins

In area football action Saturday, Seneca opened the season with a victory over Sandwich and Wilmington downed Coal City.

Seneca 34,

Sandwich 21

Bo Taylor ran for 204 yards in 13 carries and scored four TD in the win. Tommy Lovett added 175 yards and a score in 15 carries.

Wilmington 22,

Coal City 0

Coal City’s offense was held to just 116 yards while Wilmington’s Nick McWilliams ran for 181 yards and two TD in seven carries. Alex Zlomie also ran for 108 yards in 17 carries for the Wildcats.


Gardner-South Wilmington def. Wilmington,

25-21, 25-18

Bryanna DeMoraes had five kills for the Panthers in the win. Maranda Residori had two aces and Emily Foley seven assists. Also, Lexi Posing had six digs and Ally Matthews five digs.


Seneca 175,

Westmont 196,

Wilmington 220

Counting scores for the Fighting Irish were turned in by: Conlan Callahan (42), Ben Rhoder (42), Dan Armstrong (42) and Alex Bott (47). Callahan and Rhoder tied for the medalist honors at the meet held at High Point Golf Club.

Dwight 186,

Momence 210

Dwight won the meet held at the South Shore Country Club despite the medalist shooting efforts of Cody Kistner (37).

Scoring for the Trojans were: Nathan Zabel (46), Ryan Folkers (46), Seth Galloway (47), Andy Froelich (47), Bryce Mortensen (49) and Karsen Kopman (56).


Minooka 6,

Joliet Township 1

The Indians won their season opener Thursday, defeating JT.

Minooka swept  at singles with Janile Rogers winning 6-4, 6-1, Lilly Benig winning 6-0, 5-7, 10-4 and Rachel Schoell winning 6-1, 7-5.

The locals also won at the two, three and four doubles positions.

The Indians team of Shannon Norton and Lacey Viano won 6-3, 6-1; Claire Dobry and Abbey Kirkpatrick won 6-1, 6-2 and Taylor Carl and Aly Israelson won 6-1, 6-1.


Lincoln-Way Central 189,

Minooka 197

Ashley Gray had the low round for the Indians with 46 and Central’s Clara Scheer was the medalist at the dual held at Heritage Bluffs with a 42.

Alli Lee and Becca Andreano had a 50 each for Minooka and Alex Renison a 51.

Minooka won the JV match 247-274 with Jill Kettman leading the way with a low round of 49.

Lisle 201,

Sandwich 206,

Plano 224,

Seneca 249

It was a season-best performance for Seneca, led by Natalie Hamilton’s round of 57.

Also for the Lady Irish, Jacquelyn Newberry had a 60, Sam deGraaf a 62 and Heather Vrooman a 70.

The medalist at the meet held at Edgebrook Golf Course was Rylie Lux of Plano (41).


Coal City 28,

Kankakee 0

Justin Dabulskis pitched three innings of no-hit ball and Carter Copes pitched a hitless inning to combine on a no-hitter. The combined for six strikeouts.

All 16 players reached base for the Warriors.

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