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Area golfers shut out of state competition

In area sectional golf action Monday afternoon, neither the Minooka boys nor the girls golf teams made the state cut. The Newark and Seneca boys also were shut out at the Byron Sectional and the Morris and Coal City girls were eliminated.


Minooka at Pekin

Quincy won the event with a team score of 307, while Normal Community was second (314) and Lincoln-Way East third with 316.

Ricky Costello of Providence Catholic was the medalist with a round of 73.

Seneca, Newark at Byron Sectional

Winnetka won the event with a team score of 311 while Byron was second with 315 and Stockton third with 320.

Andrew Blechman of Winnetka was the medalist by shooting a 74.


Morris, Coal City at
Gibson City Sectional

Monticallo won the event with a team score of 389, which was tied with Mahomet-Seymour. Charleston was third with a 392.

Ashley Miller of Mt. Zion was the medalist with a 76.

Minooka at Sacred Heart Griffin Sectional

Sacred Heart Griffin won the event with a 354 while Normal U-High was second with 355 and Edwardsvile third with 375.

Emilee Flaugher of Edwardsville was the medalist by shooting a 76.


Sterling Invitational

Minooka totaled 74 points to win the 25-team girls race Saturday. It used times from Ashley Tutt (third place; 18:00), MacKenzie Callahan (15th; 18:50), Morgan Crouch (16th; 18:52), Kaitlyn Chetney (17th; 18:53) and Moira McAsey (23rd; 18:57).

This was a big step for this entire girls team,” Minooka coach Kevin Gummerson said. “We were excited to see how we would stack up against perennial state powers Schaumburg and Hoffman, and it was nice come out of this one on top.”

In the boys race, Minooka placed 15th with 350 points. Counting runners were Gabe Ceballos in 20th place (16:05), Ben Ubert in 62nd (16:56), Ben Tyrell in 81st (17:22), Ryan Weniger in 101st (17:37) and Brendan McGrath in 103rd (17:38).


Newark def. Somonauk,

25-17, 25-14

Newark (18-4) won the Little Ten Conference Tournament championship Friday behind 4 kills from Alexa Myre, 3 kills from Maddie Friestad and Kristine Zitt, 12 points and two aces from Caroline Erickson, 17 digs from Melanie Kala and 12 assists from Marissa Friestad.

“The girls played an outstanding match tonight,” Newark coach Tonya Grayson said. “I am extremely proud of them.”


Plano 4,

Newark 3

Newark finished an 8-12-2 season Friday at the 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Regional. James Bowen scored 2 goals, giving him 26 on the season, and had 1 assist. Matt Eike had his 10th goal and an assist, and Michaela Hart had an assist. Kevin Klock made 12 saves.

“Great season. Couldn’t be more proud of this group. We bring back every single one of these players next year. Can’t wait,” Newark coach J.R. Veliz said.


Oswego East 44,

Minooka 0

Minooka (2-5, 1-4 Southwest Prairie Conference) was eliminated from playoff contention Friday after it had just 74 total yards. Jacob Czerniakowski was 6-for-15 passing for 47 yards, Six players caught a pass apiece, and Zach Zamora’s 21 yards receiving led the team. Victor Turpin rushed 5 times for 21 yards.

Anthony Phillips and Mark Tomac-Geers had sacks for the Minooka defense. Jeffrey Klank led the team with 8 total tackles.


MVK 25,

GSW 23, OT

Alyssa Hauch made the winner and Sara Cahill forced overtime with 3 late free throws for the Mazon-Verona-Kinsman eighth-grade girls (5-2) Thursday.

Samantha Macchietto had 9 points and 9 rebounds and Alyssa Binion 8 points for the MVK seventh-graders (7-0) in a 26-22 win.

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