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Morris soccer team wins War on 34

Morris soccer players (from left) Nick Borgstrom, Ricardo Del Toro, Matt Borgstrom and Chava Villanueva made the All-Tournament team in Earlville this weekend.
Morris soccer players (from left) Nick Borgstrom, Ricardo Del Toro, Matt Borgstrom and Chava Villanueva made the All-Tournament team in Earlville this weekend.

The Redskins won the War on 34 Tournament in Earlville over the weekend, in the process landing four players on the all-tournament team.

Nick Borgstrom, Ricardo Del Toro, Matt Borgstrom and Chava Villanueva made the all-tournament team for the Redskins after the locals beat Rochelle 8-5 in the title tilt.

Del Toro had a hat trick in the championship game against the Hubs.

Matt Thayer and Luke Rodriguez dished assists for him.

Villanueva and Thayer scored in the second half, along with Nick Borgstrom and Brian Halstead (assist Jorge Gutierrez) and Luke Rodriguez.

Earlier in the tournament, Morris beat Metamora, 3-2. Nestor Rodriguez, Gutierrez and Del Toro scored for the Redskins in that match.

Plainfield North 2,

Minooka 1

Luke St. Paul scored the lone goal for the Indians with an assist from Giacomo Raimondi in the Southwest Prairie Conference contest.

Kyle Singletary made eight saves in goal.

In the JV game, North beat Minooka, 4-2.

Newark at Paw Paw Tournament

The Norsemen finished second over the weekend at the Paw Paw Tournament, losing only in the championship match to DePue 6-0.

In the first match of the event, Newark won, 5-0, with goals coming in from James Bowen (two), Cole Westmoreland, Wally Elizande and Paul Pope. Elizade also had an assist and Tom Bartkus had three assists.

Kevin Klock was the winning keeper, recording nine saves.

Newark then tied Serena 3-3 with Bowen scoring two more goals. Nick Bartkus scored the other. Noah Nichols had two assists.

Klock made nine saves in the semifinal match and 13 saves in the title match against DePue.


Minooka opens at Normal West Invitational

The Minooka girls captured top honors at an invite down at Maxwell Park on Saturday. The ladies captured 28 team points led by a 1-2 finish from Caleigh Beverly (19:05) and Kaitlyn Chetney (19:15).

The locals placed seven in the top 20 including: Moria McAsey (19:35), Morgan Crouch (19:37), Gabby Gall (20:12), Haley McNamara (20:21) and Colleen Coyle (20:31).

“The girls team looked great. … It was great to see Caleigh and Kaitlyn running tough up front and moving over that last mile,” Minooka coach Kevin Gummerson said.

On the boys side, Minooka finished second with 65 team points, led by the eighth place finish of Gabe Ceballos (16:31). Also running for the Indians were: Henry Bugajski (16:34), Ethan Miles (16:51), Kyle Swanson (16:53), Andy Geldean (16:56), Miguel Lomeli (17:02) and Ben Ubert (17:09).

“Gabe was a huge bright spot as he battled out here when things got tough,” Gummerson said. “We now need to get back to work and keep improving each and every meet.”



Warriors 25,

Orland Hills 0

The rushing leaders for Morris were Nathaniel Baldwin with 163 yards and Kameron Dransfeldt with 81 yards and 2 TDs.

Seth Coote and Aurelius Lennon-Rios helped lead a hard hitting defense and were among the top tacklers on the night.


Warriors 6,

Orland Park 0, OT

Zach Romak (8 tackles) and Zander Smith (5 tackles) led the defense, while Keegan Puckett came up with a key interception during overtime play.

The improved offensive line play helped the Warriors gain nearly 150 yards in total offense and provided the go ahead touchdown in overtime.


Orland Park 13,

Warriors 7

Troy Mutz led the rushing attack for Orland Park, averaging 2.8 yards a carry for the Warriors.

The defensive leader was Sam Reddinger getting in on over a dozen tackles.

Broc Grogan had an interception, which was returned for the lone score of the Warriors.

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