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Warriors baseball splits four games

In action on Thursday afternoon, the Woodland Warriors junior high baseball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Grand Ridge. Durdan got the win, while WJHS' Xander Boyles suffered the loss, despite 10 strikeouts. Dane Osterdock paced the offense with three singles, while Blake Hjerpe added two hits.
Also in recent play, Woodland scored a 19-6 victory over Flanagan. Dylan Jenkins provided two singles, two RBIs and four runs scored, Hjerpe had two singles and two RBIs, Keegan Boldt drove in three, and Carl Sass scored thrice in the win.
Prior to that, WJHS split a twin bill with Midland, falling 11-10 and winning 11-0. Boyles singled, doubled, hit a three-run homer and drove home five in the opener, with Sass singling twice.
 
Shepherd soccer ties Newark
The Shepherd Middle School soccer team tied Newark 2-2, with Alonso Navarro scoring both Rams goals.
Shepherd won the "B" Game 2-0, with Gabi Buendia and Zander Houk scoring.
 
Huskers soccer splits 2 matches
Serena Middle School soccer (4-1) fell 3-0 on the pitch to Hinckley-Big Rock despite 14 saves from keeper Ben Shugrue.
Prior to that, Serena defeated Paw Paw 5-1 led by a hat trick from Camden Figgins. Carson Baker added a goal and an assist, with the other goal courtesy of Bradley Armour.
 
Marquette softball takes 2 of 3
Lindsey Kaufmann fired a no-hitter as the Marquette Junior High softball squad defeated LaSalle Trinity 17-2 on Thursday. Josie Eager led the attack with three hits and two RBIs while Ella Marvel and Kaylee Killelea contributed two hits and four RBIs each to the win.
Earlier, Marquette split a twin bill with Holy Family/Peru Catholic/Waltham, first falling 4-3 (Killelea two hits, pitching loss) then winning 14-3 (Kaufmann pitching win with 10 Ks; Marvel and Killelea with two hits and three runs apiece).
Marquette then scored a 9-0 shutout of Tonica, with Kilea Kleckner driving in four runs, Killelea striking out 10 in the pitching win, and both Marvel and Abbey Thumm providing two hits.
 
Lady Rams score comeback 'W'
Shepherd softball (8-6) edged Seneca 7-6, with pitcher Brynne Sember (10 Ks) notching the victory. Zoe Harris singled twice, tripled and tallied two RBIs, and Ryleigh Stehl was 3-for-3.
 
Woodland softball wins 'A' affair
Woodland softball topped Ransom/St. Michael 19-3, with Kayleigh Osterdock providing three hits and two RBIs, Cloee Johnston scoring three runs, Dede Essman scoring three times and driving in two, Clara Downey putting up two RBIs, catcher Ella Sibert throwing out four baserunners and Shae Simons striking out three in the win.
Woodland fell 7-3 in the "B" contest despite RBI singles from Macy Mueller and Peyton Bradbury.
 
Serena spikers score victories
Serena's eighth-grade volleyball squad received 15 aces from Katie Baker and two kills apiece from Baker, Khloe Cantlin and Lauren McNelis is a two-set victory over Paw Paw, and in a straight-sets win over Hinckley-Big Rock saw Baker serve up six aces and six kills, while Johnna Clairmont and Hannah Olin had seven points each. Baker also served up 11 aces and Clairmont 10 in a two-set win over Somonauk.
Serena's 7s also beat Paw Paw, 25-19, 25-16, with Paige Sexton notching eight ace serves, while Hailey Osborn has nine service points.
 
Shepherd baseball wins a pair
A 15-7 final lifted Shepherd baseball over Morris Shabbona. Braiden Miller singled and doubled for the Rams, Rylan Dorsey, Caden Doermann and Brady Ewers each provided two singles, and Dillan Quatrano notched a double and two singles.
On Wednesday, Shepherd bested Channahon, 5-2, bringing its record to 9-4. Javarius Whitfield collected a pair of singles and a double, with an RBI and stolen base. Beau Ewers added a double and RBI and winning pitcher Jack Olson and Quatrano a single and RBI each.
 
Ransom/St. Michael topples Marseilles
The Ransom/St. Michael's Defenders celebrated its 8th Grader Night by defeating Marseilles 10-5. Zach Schultz and and Wyatt Thompson handled the pitching chores, while Austin Taylor clubbed three hits and Schultz two off Marseilles losing pitcher Stevenson. He also led the Marseilles bats with two hits.
 
Rutland volleyball triumphs twice
Rutland's "B" spikers (3-0) won 25-21, 25-14 over Parkview Christian behind Maera Jiminez's 12 service points (three aces), with eight points coming from both Emily Green and Brooke Kozlowski. The Rutland "A" volleyballers (2-1) won 25-17, 25-12, with Kaylin Middleton (14 service points) and Kozlowski (eight points) leading the attack.
 
Marquette baseball posts 3-0 week
The Marquette Academy Junior High baseball squad defeated Tonica 12-0 to complete a perfect 3-0 week. On Monday, the Knights slipped by Peru Catholic 3-2, then on Tuesday topped Ransom/St. Michael, 13-0.
 
Northlawn baseball wins pair
Northlawn baseball (5-1) won two of three games last week, starting with a 20-5 victory over Peru Parkside (Adam Williamson complete-game pitching win; Jack Starkey single, double, three-run homer; Dane Winterrowd and Gavin Howard each with three singles; Brady Grabowski a single and a double; Noah Colter two safeties). 
Northlawn then fell 14-2 to Putnam County (Grabowski double) and defeated Reed-Custer 4-3 (Starkey 6 1/3 scoreless innings in win; Winterrowd two singles).
 
Streator Blackdawgs fall to Illini
In LCYFL 7th/8th play, the L-P Illini defeated the Streator Blackdawgs 47-0. Cade Setevens ran for 32 yards, while Chris Stasko, Chayse Martin and Keegan Emm recorded three tackles each for the Blackdawgs.
 
JV Eagles blank Irish Pride
The Ottawa Eagles won 28-0 over the Seneca Irish Pride at the JV level.
Branden Aguirre completed two passes to Levi Sheehan for 73 yards, one a 41-yard touchdown. Ethan Price ran for 21 yards and two TDs, Aidan Mucci for 30 yards and one score, while on defense Price recorded six tackles and a sack, Aiden Gutierres had five tackles and a fumble recovery, Packston Miller notched a quarterback sack, and Sheehan recorded five tackles.

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