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Prep roundup: Minooka girls win Butterfield Invite; Morris second

The Minooka girls bowling team captured the Charles Butterfield Invitational on Saturday, finishing with a team-best 6,064, edging out hosting Morris (6,038) by 26 pins.

Oswego East was third (5,996) and Joliet West fourth (5,880).

“With the quality field that bowled in the tournament on Saturday, the Morris Lady Redskins finishing second to Minooka by 26 pins is nothing to be ashamed of,” Morris coach Harry Banks said. “Shooting a score larger than 6,000 for six games is a goal that we try to strive for throughout the year.”

Individually, Lincoln-Way West’s Jessie Schram paced the field with a score of 1,353 while Emily Koulis of Minooka led the way for the Indians with a 1,306.

Morris’ Savannah Strange was fifth with a score of 1,282 and Amber Benson was eighth with a score of 1,255 for the Redskins.

Additionally, Taylor Warwick was 10th with a pin count of 1,244.

“Having three girls finish in the top 10 of the individual side of the tournament speaks on ho well the team bowled,” Banks said.

In the JV tournament, Minooka again won – this time with a pin total of 5,344, while Morris was sixth.

Jessica Winter of Morris led her team with a 1,210 count and Amy Waldron a 1,149.


Coal City 61,

Manteno 30

The Coalers beat the Panthers in an Interstate Eight Tournament game Saturday.

Emily Halliday had 19 points for the locals while Britta Spelde added 14 points and Rebecca Cash had 13. Spelde had six rebounds and Halliday five assists.

Seneca 47,

Plano 38

The Lady Irish also won a Saturday I-8 Tourney clash in Braidwood by defeating the Reapers.

Seneca was led by Anna Baker’s 19 points and six rebounds while Mallory Misener added 11 and Jacey Lamboley added nine points and six rebounds.

Oswego 51,

Minooka 36

Brooklyn Bachmann had 11 points, Kelly Carnage had nine and Erin Heide had eight in the Southwest Prairie Conference loss.

Families of Faith 49,

Lighthouse College Prep 32

Alli Willis recorded a double-double with 21 points and a school-record 22 rebounds in the win.

Destiny Villalejo added 18 points in the victory.


Dwight 63,

Westmont 49

Dwight improved to 10-7 on the season with the Interstate Eight Conference win.

Caleb Boma had 18 points for the Trojans.

Lighthouse College Prep 89,

Families of Faith 48

Brandon Cline had 17 points and Cody Blan had 11 in the loss.



Coal City 25

Coal City fell to 14-11 with the loss Friday night.

Getting wins for the Coalers were: Joey Rivera at 106 pounds (4-2 decision); Cody Minnick at 113 (fall 1:18); Corey Jurzak at 126 (fall 1:00); Jonah Englert at 138 (12-4 major decision) and Alex Medina at 152 (forfeit).

Comet Classic

PORTA won the 2014 Comet Classic Wrestling Tournament in Braidwood on Saturday, edging out Wilmington, 164-160, in team points. Reed-Custer was 10th (72 points) and Dwight 12th (64).

The Wildcats had one champion in Nick Hawkins at 160 and Brandon Allen won the 170-pound division for the Trojans.


Morris eighth at
Riverside-Brookfield Invitational

Jordan Ramirez ended up with a third-place finish in the 100-meter butterfly Saturday to lead the Redskins to 86 team points.

Jacob Beaudin was also sixth in the 50 freestyle.

Ramirez had a time of 56.08 seconds and Beaudin a time of 23.04 seconds.

R-B won the event with 300 1/2 team points.



Shabbona second at ICS Tournament

On Friday and Saturday, the Braves beat Laraway and Gardner before losing the title match to Saratoga.

Shabbona def. Laraway,

25-20, 25-18

Anna Wasko led Morris with 10 points and McKenzie Ellison added seven.

Shabbona def. Gardner,

25-16, 27-25

May Shannon had 13 points for the Braves and Calleen Soper added eight.

Saratoga def. Shabbona,

25-20, 25-13

The Braves lost the championship game despite getting eight points apiece from Wasko and Soper.

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