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Roundup: Morris sophomores drop opening game to Minooka

MINOOKA – The Morris sophomore football team opened its season with a 28-12 loss to Minooka on Friday night.

The first scoring drive for the Redskins was set up by a screen pass from Ricky Delfavero to Michael Gerischer. Gerischer that was called down at the four-yard line. Three plays later, Gerischer found the endzone on a two-yard run. The second touchdown for Morris was a 10-yard run by Michael Feeney.

Other notable plays for the Redskins included Nathaniel Halcomb forcing a fumble and recovering the ball in the first half. Austin Dearing blocked a punt that went over the punter’s head and Jayson Podschweit recovered the ball. The Redskins (0-1) will play at home Friday night against Metamora with a 5:15 p.m. kickoff.


Coal CIty 25-25, Dwight 12-7: Rebecca Cash led Coal City (2-1) with four kills and four digs, while Hilary Campos had four digs and two aces. Mackenzie Bugg had three kills and two aces for the Coalers, with Ryanne Ehrman delivering seven aces and three kills. Coal City won the sophomore match, 25-17, 5-25, 25-15 and the freshman match 25-10, 25-22.

Seneca 25-25, Serena 14-14: Madison Wyss led Seneca (2-0) to the win with 10 assists and seven kills. Emily Woods added six kills, while Danielle Chismarick had 10 digs, five points and three aces. Lexi Wilkinson had 10 points, including three aces, to go with four kills.


Plano girls 191, Lisle 197, Seneca 241: Scoring for the Fighting Irish were Randi Rohder (57), Sam DeGraaf (58), Hannah Cisco (63) and Natalie Hamilton (63). Medalist honors went to Rylie Loux of Plano for her round of 42.


Aurora East 2, Minooka 0: At the Lemont Tournament, Noah St. Paul made eight saves for the Indians (0-2-1).


Ottawa 94, Morris 88: In their season opener Tuesday, the Redskins got first-place finishes from Alex Schauer in diving (160.05) and Jen Ashley in the 100-meter butterfly (1:22.09).


Sycamore 3, Morris 2: The Redskins suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday in their Northern Illinois Big 12 opener. Sycamore’s Angelina Ye defeated Megan Davy, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, while the Spartans’ Kathryn Sullivan scored a 6-1, 6-2 win over Emma Dingbaum at No. 2. In doubles action, Morris’ Leah Lines and Monica Davy recorded a 6-2, 6-0 win over Jackie Cole and Lauren Mise at No. 1, while teammates Sarah Roth and Hanna Burbulys beat Alex Tritt and Maddie Pawola, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 at No. 3. Morris’ No. 2 doubles team of Alyssa Larsen and Autumn See lost to Kelly Johnson and Neriah Darbes, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.


Saratoga 6, Gardner-South Wilmington 0: The Hawks remained unbeaten as Jacob Overbeck, Chad Heren and Luke Olbrot combined to throw a no-hitter. Overbeck pitched the first four innings, striking out six for Saratoga (10-0), with Heren throwing two innings and Olbrot one. Olbrot went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Saratoga offense, while Heren, Overbeck and Ethan Heap all had two hits and an RBI.

Saratoga ‘B’ 12; GSW 1: Adam Olbrot had three hits and three RBis to lead Saratoga (3-2), while Mason Lopez and Keegan Puckett each had a hit and two RBIs.


Seneca 18, Shabbona 3: The Raiders (10-4) were led with three hits, including two doubles by Gillian Culbreth. Aubrey Cruz pitched three innings to earn the win.


A.V. Martinez 4, Minooka 2: The Indians got down, 4-0, and couldn’t battle back. Wilbert Rivas and Frank Thompson scored goals for the Indians late in the second half.

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