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Morris' Phelps receives national honor

Morris' Ashley Phelps was recently named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III National Player of the Week.
Morris' Ashley Phelps was recently named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III National Player of the Week.

JOLIET — Morris graduat Ashley Phelps, now playing softball for Joliet Junior College, was recently named National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Player of the Week.

Phelps, a freshman for the Wolves, hit .600 for the week of March 25-31 over six games with 12 RBIs, four doubles, two home runs, 11 runs scored and two walks. For the season, she leads the Wolves (20-8) with a .512 batting average to go with three home runs, nine doubles and 28 RBIs.

BASEBALL

Joliet Catholic Academy 6, Coal City 0: The Coalers the non-conference decision Wednesday afternoon. Cam Lander had an outstanding outing on the mound for Coal City going the distance and allowing six runs (4 earned) and striking out 4. Lander held JCA to just 4 hits after the first inning. Jack Bunton and Mickey McDowell each had doubles and Cade Mueller added a hit for Coal City.

Coal City 6, Plainfield North 2: Payton Hutchings went 6 2/3 innings to earn the win on the mound Saturday over the defending Class 4A state champions. Hutchings allowed two earned while striking out 10, while Keegan Gagliardo got the last out to seal the win. Hutchings, Mickey McDowell and Cam Lander had two hits each. Hutchings, Jack Bunton (RBI), Gagliardo (RBI), Austin Pullara (2 RBIs) all had a double, while Cade Mueller and Connor Best each had an RBI for the Coalers (9-2).

Seneca 13, Serena 3 (5 innings): Seneca collected 14 hits in the win, as Sam Grushkin led the charge by going 3 for 3 with a double, home run and three RBIs. Myles Mitchell (double, 2 RBIs), Gage Cryder (double, 2 RBIs), Cole Underhill, and T.J. Van Ness all had two hits for the Irish. Underhill, Van Ness and Ethan Robson combined on the mound.

SOFTBALL

Gardner-South Wilmington 10, Kankakee Trinity Academy 1: Paige Patterson and Madelyn Storm eah had three hits to lead the Panthers to the non-conference win Friday, while Emily Beck and Carson Halpin each had two hits. Winning pitcher Shelby Serena, Ellie Fortier and Claire Hennessy each doubled as well.

Clifton Central 11, Gardner-South Wilmington 2: Shelby Serena had a double to lead the GSW offense, while Emily Beck and Carson Halpin each singled.

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

Prospect Relays: Minooka finished third in the nine-team event with 76 points. First-place finishers for the Indians were the 4,000-meter distance medley team of Julia Dames, Katheryn Cichon, Olivia Krolczyk, and Vivian Van Eck (12:39.40) and the pole vault team of Katelyn Gall, Meghan Marchio, Ava Bazaire and Makayla Anderson (36-6).

FOOTBALL

Morris freshman informational meeting: The Morris Redskins freshman football informational meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 5 p.m. in the Morris Community High School Auditorium. Information will be available about the summer camps, summer workouts, the ipcoming season, and the 2019 schedule. Head varsity coach Alan Thorson and the freshman football staff will be in att3endance that night to answer any questions that players or parents may have. All parents and prospective players are enouraged to attend.

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