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Morris volleyball team goes 3-2 at Geneva Invitational

The Morris volleyball team went 3-2 at the Geneva Invitational over the weekend, losing to Burlington Central (25-22, 25-23) and Geneva (25-15, 25-7), but beating IMSA (25-14, 25-7) the Geneva JV team (20-25, 25-14, 26-24) and Aurora Christian (25-22, 25-23).

Kaylin Korte had 26 kills in the first four matches to pace the Redskins. Morgan Hussey had 11 digs against Central and four more against Geneva. Austin Thompson also had eight assists and four digs against Geneva.

Against IMSA, Cara Cummings had four kills and both Taya Torkelson and JoAnna Nowicki had five aces each.

Against the Geneva JV team, Emma Thomas and Thompson had three aces each, Torkelson five digs and Daisy Gonzalez had five perfect passes to target.

In the final match, Abby Baker had six kills and a block, Kirsten Galloway had seven digs, Morgan Spencer a block and Torkelson six digs.

Minooka fifth at Tiger Classic

The Indians defeated Carlinville (25-16, 25-18) and Auburn (25-10, 25-12) in pool play but lost to Bloomington (25-21, 25-27, 11-15). In the Silver Division play, Minooka beat Farmington (25-22, 25-13) and Decatur St. Theresa (25-23, 16-25, 15-10.)

Newark 3rd at Manteno Early Bird Tourney

Newark went 3-2 at the event, beating Illinois Lutheran (25-18, 25-20), T.F. North (25-15, 25-15) and Grant Park (26-24, 26-24) while losing to Manteno (25-10, 25-23) and Watseka (25-17, 22-25, 15-4).

Rachel Lape and Melanie Kala made the All-Tournament team.


Coal City 42,

Dwight 0

Coal City evened its record at 1-1 on the season by beating the Trojans by the running clock.

Coal City scored in the first quarter on a 3-yard TD run by Corey Jurzak and a 3-yard run by quarterback Brennan Shetina,

In the second quarter, D.J. Budde ran in from a yard out, Shetina completed a 16-yard scoring pass to Kaisey Kaiser and the two then hooked up on a 7-yard strike before halftime. The running clock was in order when Jurzak ran in a 4-yard TD.


Morris, Seneca at Twilight in the Woods

Plainfield North won the girls meet and Pontiac the boys event on Friday.

The Seneca girls were fourth and Morris eighth. On the boys side, Morris was fourth and Seneca eighth.

Minooka at Hornet red Devil Tournament

The Indians’ girls team finished fifth as a team with 128 points and the boys were eighth with 259 points. Palatine won the girls meet with 59 points and Hinsdale Central the girls with 59 points.

On the boys side, Andy Geldean had the best time of 16:11, followed closely by Gabe Ceballos (16:16).



Shabbona 12,

Channahon 11

Shabbona took the lead in the sixth and never looked back.

At the plate, Michael Metesh had three hits, Nick Vejr and Austin Hatcher had two hits each and Collin Kingsbury and Payton Cummings had one hit each.

Kingsbury, Cummings and Dawson Moore combined on the pitching victory.

Shabbona 4,

Seneca 0

Moore was the winning pitcher, going all seven innings in recording the shutout. He fanned 13.

Vejr had two hits and Moore, Kingsbury, Metesh, Hatcher, Scotty Scaman and Mason Stapleton also had hits.

Minooka 7,

Coal City 5

In the Illinois Valley Conference championship, the Indians came back and scored four runs in their last at-bat to win it.

Justin Dabulskis was the losing pitcher despite allowing only three earned runs.

At the plate, Keegan Gagliardo had three hits

Coal City 12,

Wilmington 2, 5 innings

The Warriors won behind the pitching of Blake Harseim.

At the plate, Nick Jones had four runs scored, Gagliardo had three RBI and Beau Wills two runs. Each had two hits.

Coal City 11,

Manteno 2

The Warriors handed Manteno its first loss of the season behind the combined pitching of Blake Harseim, Justin Dabulskis and Keegan Gagliardo.

At the plate, Austin Friddle went 3-for-3 with three RBI and Kaleb Spreitzer had three hits and three runs scored. Carter Copes and Beau Wills had two hits and two RBI each.


Coal City 10,

Minooka 5

Coal City won the IVC title behind the pitching of Payton Hutchings, Jack Bunton and Alex Friddle.

Nolan O’Keefe had two doubles and three RBI while Mickey McDowell and Connor Skubic had two hits each.

Coal City 10,

Channahon 6

Trailing 6-0, Coal City rallied for the win behind the pitching of Jack Bunton and Payton Hutchings.

At the plate, Nolan O’Keefe had a three-run triple, Connor Best was 2-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored and Connor Skubic had a run scored and two RBI.

Coal City 4,

Manteno 3

Conner Best went 2-for-4 with a double and Alex Friddle got the win in relief for the Coal City (9-1) seventh-graders.


Shabbona 4,

Seneca 3

Lyda Robinson had 2 hits, a run and 2 steals for Seneca (8-5) in the walkoff loss Thursday. Taylor Bushman (RBI single) struck out 9 on the mound.

Seneca 11,

Grand Ridge 0, 6 innings

Morgan Pifer had a double, triple, two stolen bases and three RBI in the win while Madison Maloney added two hits, including a two-run double. Lydia Robinson also had two hits.

Taylor Bushman pitched the first four innings, allowing one hit while striking out four. Gillian Culbreth went two innings, striking out two.


The Morris Warriors swept the Joliet Raiders this past weekend.


Warriors 35,

Raiders 0

Nathaniel Baldwin, Kameron Dransfeldt and Kaden Laurie were the team’s leading rushers in the game while on defense Laurie and Nolan Feeney helped preserve the shutout.


Warriors 30,

Raiders 6

Cole Laurie had an interception returned for a touchdown for Morris in the win.


Warriors 21,

Raiders 6

Tristan Martin had an interception returned for a touchdown and Zander Smith and Josh Coote combined to record a safety in the win.

Evan Briones was the leading rusher.


Warriors 19,

Raiders 0

Troy Mutz scored two rushing touchdowns in the win while Steven Wagner added another.

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