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AREA ROUNDUP: Seneca, Sandwich athletes shine at Top Times

BLOOMINGTON — Two members of the Seneca girls track and field team and a pair of Sandwich Lady Indians competed and did well in the Illinois Top Times Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Illinois Wesleyan University's Shirk Center.

The Lady Irish's Grace Alley placed third in the final of the Class 1A triple jump with an effort of 35 feet, 1 1/2 inches, while her teammate Sara Cahill was seventh in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.14 seconds.
For Sandwich in the 2A portion, Kayla Schiera finished fifth in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 32.44 seconds and 10th in the 1,600 run (5:25.67).Maddie Dawson was seventh in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:00.44.
 
Baseball
Tinley Park Andrew 14, Ottawa 5
Ottawa 5, Woodstock 4 (8 inn.)
At Lenz Field in Jacksonville on Sunday, the Pirates (2-4) split a pair of games, losing to the Thunderbolts before defeating the Blue Streaks.
Ottawa fell 14-5 to Tinley Park Andrew. Jared Herzog went 3-for-3 at the plate for the Pirates. Nathan Weitzel and Drew Doermann (double, two runs batted in) had a pair of hits apiece. Brandon Sauvageau also had a double. Alex Stevenson (3 1/3 IP, 7 R, 6 ER, 6 H, 6 BB, 1 K) took the pitching loss.
Ottawa edged Woodstock 5-4 in eight innings. John Bruner went 3-for-4 with a double to lead the Pirates' offense. Sauvageau added a pair of hits, including a double. Ryan Wendt tripled. Bruner (1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 1 K) was credited with the win on the mound in relief of Sauvageau (5 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 5 BB, 1 K) and starter Herzog (2 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 6 BB, 2 K).
 
Softball
Newark 5, Lake Zurich 4 (8 inn.)
At Lenz Field in Jacksonville, Skyler Chavoen's single in the top of the eighth inning gave the Lady Norsemen the lead and, ultimately, the win over the Bears.
Emily Schofield, Alyssa Schofield, Nikki Kala and Naomi Sweeney all had a pair of hits for Newark.
Sophie Schomer went the distance in the circle to record the win. She allowed four runs and seven hits while striking out seven batters.
 
Newark baseball games cancelled
Due to the unavailability of members of the baseball team at Newark High School, baseball games for the week of March 26-30 have been cancelled, That includes a Tuesday doubleheader at Marquette Academy.
The cancellation applies to baseball only. The Newark softball team's home game against Marquette set for Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. is still on, pending the weather and field conditions.

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