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Morris tennis team sweeps Rochelle

The Morris girls tennis team swept Rochelle in Northern Illinois Big 12 action over the weekend while the Redskins volleyball team was second at the Pontiac Invitational and the girls swim team was seventh at Lincoln-Way Central.

Morris 5,

Rochelle 0

At singles, Morris swept behind Megan Davy (6-1, 6-0) and Emma Dingbaum (7-6 (7-1), 6-4).

At doubles, the victorious Redskins teams were: Monica Davy and Leah Lines (6-1, 6-0); Mary Bush and Carly Williamson (6-3, 6-1) and Savannah Carter and Alyssa Larsen (6-1, 6-2).

Morris also won the frosh-soph match 4-1 with Bridget Byrne winning 8-2 in singles. Doubles wins came from: Autumn See and Hanna Burbulys (8-0); Regan DeGrush and Rach Burbulys (8-3) and Kim Gonzalez and Ashley Flanders (8-4).


Seneca 30,

Lisle 15

The Fighting Irish improved to 3-0 on the season with the win against the Lions. They had built a 23-0 lead before Lisle responded late in the game.

Tommy Lovett scored the first TD of the night on a 3-yard run, Zach Russell then scored on a 1-yard run and Lovett scored on a 77-yard run. The scoring of the first half ended when Austin Applebee kicked a 37-yard field goal.

The scoring ended when Bo Taylor scored on a 46-yard run. Taylor finished the day with 195 yards in 20 carries and Lovett ran for 176 yards in 24 carries.

Coal City 22,

Manteno 21

After leading 21-7 in the fourth quarter, the Panthers ran off 15 straight points to win the game.

Coal City quarterback Brennan Shetina ran the ball 16 times for 117 yards and two scores in the game while completing 6-of-15 passes for 89 yards. He also threw a TD pass to Lane Cowherd.

Cowherd caught four passes for 72 yards and Nick Peters two passes for 17 yards.

Steve Purdy led the Coalers on defense with nine tackles.

Reed-Custer 35,

Dwight 2

The Comets had 440 yards of total offense to just 232 for the Trojans.

Jordan Wilkey was 6-of-17 passing for 65 yards for Dwight and Jack Davidson was the leading rusher by gaining 76 yards in 13 carries. 


Morris second at Pontiac Invite

One year after winning the event at Pontiac, the Redskins settled for second on Saturday.

The Redskins lost to La Salle-Peru 25-19, 25-17 but defeated Pontiac 25-23, 25-16 and Herscher 26-28, 25-14, 15-12.


Minooka at First to Finish Invitational

The Minooka girls finished seventh out of 45 teams at the event held at Detweiller Park in Peoria. The boys, meanwhile ended 35th. The girls had 207 team points and the boys 918.

On the girls side, Caleigh Beverly, Morgan Crouch and Ashley Tutt finished 28th, 29th and 30th, respectively, with both Beverly and Crouch finishing in 18:34 and Tutt in 18:35. Also running for the Indians were: Moria McAsey (19:00), Mackenzie Callahan (19:10), Gaby Gall (19:27) and Haley McNamara (19:51).

Gabe Ceballos led the boys with a time of 15:55 to pace the team. Also running for the Indians were: Henry Bugajski (16:24), Ethan Milles (16:46), Ben Ubert (16:47), Kyle Swanson (16:48), Matt Sak (16:58) and Miguel Lomeli (17:07).

Gardner-South Wilmington at PBL Invite

On the girls side, Daly Galloway won the race with a time of 6:02.1. Also for GSW, Savannah Baldauf was 19th overall (7:00.1); Kitrina Hayner was 51st (25:11); Tori Hayner was 58th (8:27.3) and Reann Scoggin was 61st (8:30.5).

On the boys side, Michael Mankowski was the top runner. He finished 35th overall with a time of 5:58. Nathan Ruffati was 37th (6:01.8), Billy Evans ran in a time of 6:25, Zander Harris in a time of 7:05.9 and Michael Koss in 8:20.5.


Morris seventh at Lincoln-Way Central Knight’s Invite

The Redskins had 110 points at the relay-based event.

The top finish for the locals was a sixth-place finish in the 100 freestyle relay (1:03.18) and a sixth-place finish in the 200 free relay (2:01.38). Morris was also eighth in the 200 breaststroke relay (3:51.72), the 100 medley relay (1:17.01) and the 400 free relay (4:29.94).



Coal City 8,

Saratoga 2

Blake Harseim improved to 6-0 on the season by throwing a three hitter against the Hawks over his five innings. Carter Copes finished up by pitching the last two innings.

At the plate, Nick Jones hit a pair of home runs while Danny Phillips went 2-for-2 at the plate with two RBI. Additionally, Kaleb Spreitzer had a single, double and an RBI and Brett Blecha and Sean Micetich had a single and a run scored each.


Seneca 15,

Ottawa Marquette 4, 6 innings

Taylor Bushman had a three-hit game for the Lady Raiders, including a double, triple and home run.

She also had three RBI and stole a base. Also, Bushman was the winning pitcher, striking out eight in six innings of work. She allowed seven hits.

Additionally, Lyda Robinson, Haley Rivett, Morgan Pifer and Peyton Harty had two hits each.

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