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Roundup: Morris tennis loses to Geneseo in NIB12 match

In Northern Illinois Big 12 tennis action on Wednesday afternoon, Morris lost to Geneseo, 4-1.

“It was another close match on Tuesday,” Morris coach Keith Anderson said.

The lone win for the Redskins came from the No. 3 doubles team of Trevor Allbert and David Carlos. They won 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Also for Morris, Mark Kijowski was defeated by Conner Vandersnik, 1-6, 0-6, and Jon Smyk was defeated by Brandon Piotrowski, 6-4, 4-6, 6-6, 9-7 in singles. The Redskins teams of Tommy Ochoa and Mike Funk were defeated, 1-6, 0-6, and Matt Borgstrom and Chris Chaidez lost, 3-6, 3-6.


Indian Creek 9, Newark 4: Kevin Klock (31⁄3) and Austin Pagel (32⁄3) shared in the mound duties for the Norsemen in the Little 10 Conference contest.

At the plate, Mitch Schmidt, Matt Eike and Klock had two hits each. Klock had two runs scored. Schmidt, Klock and Pagel doubled.

Dwight 7, Grant Park 4: Dwight improved to 5-2 on the season with a nonconference win over Grant Park.

Chris Peck was the starting pitcher. He went the first three innings before giving way to Chance Carlson, who finished up. 

At the plate, Karsen Kopmann had three hits, including a double, triple, two runs scored and four RBIs, while Carlson added two hits, one being a double.


Minooka 6, Plainfield Central 1: Jonathan Butler got the win in the Southwest Prairie Conference game, while Tyler Talbot pitched the final two frames for the Indians.

At the plate, Drew Turek was 3 for 3 with an RBI and Logan O’Brien added a single, double and two RBIs in four at-bats.


Newark 15, Indian Creek 0: Kristine Zitt tossed a two-hitter in five innings in the Little 10 Conference contest. She fanned seven.

At the plate, Lexi Zezimski was 3 for 4, including a double and two runs scored. Megan Malone was 3 for 4, including a double, two runs scored and two RBIs. Caroline Erickson was 3 for 3 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Zitt was 1 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

“It was another good hitting night up and down the lineup,” Newark coach Brian Holman said. “It was a nice start to the conference season.”


Seneca host quadrangular: Both the Fighting Irish boys and girls track teams came up with dominant wins at home against Marquette, St. Bede and Serena. The girls won with a score of 162, and the boys tallied 139 ∏.

In the girls meet, victories for the Irish came from: the 400-meter relay team (54.69 seconds); Willow Stuedemann in the 100 dash (13.08); the 800 meter relay team; Studemann in the 400 (1:02); Eva Bruno in the 1600 (5:55.24); the 1600 relay team (4:32); Rylee Anderson in the high jump (5 feet); Lexi Grogan in the long jump (15-11.5); Lexi Wilkinson in the triple jump (22-9); Mickey Juricic in the pole vault (8-6); Brooke Larsen in the discus (98-8) and Claudia Paulson in the shot put (34-1).

On the boys side, Fighting Irish wins came from: the 3200 relay (9:03.07); the 400 relay (47.52); Tommy Lovett in the 110 hurdles (15.74); Ross McCormick in the 800 (2:12); the 800 relay (1:39); Carter Gallick in the 400 dash (56 seconds); McCormick in the 1,600 (4:49.21) Lucas Ward in the 200 (24.25); the 1,600 relay (3:56.34); Lovett in the high jump (5-4); Alex Thernly in the long jump (18-9.5); Jonny Wilson in the triple jump (39-0) and Trevin Seul in the pole vault (11-6).

Dwight hosts Invitational: Both the Dwight girls and boys finished third in their own seven-team meet.

The Dwight girls got firsts from: Taylor Ritchie in the 100 (13.749); Alison Kirk in the long jump (14-6.5) and Daly Galloway in the 800 (2:28).

Trojans’ first for the boys came from: Nathan Ruffatti in the 800 (2:11.38) and Michael Bennett in the 200 (24.454).



In a track meet in Dwight, Saratoga turned in nine first-place finishes.

For the eighth-grade girls, Madi Mayberry won the 100 (13.39), the 200 (27.49) and the long jump (14-8) while also running a leg of the 4x100 relay race with Paige Valentine, Megan Gerischer and Amy Heath. For the seventh-grade girls, Gina Misek was first in the hurdles (18.62), the 100 (13) and the long jump (12-2) and Megan gerisher was first in the 200 (31.3).

For the seventh-grade boys, Cole Laurie was first in the hurdles (20.9).

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