Minooka volleyball beats South, finishes second in SPC
Minooka finished second in the Southwest Prairie Conference varsity girls volleyball standings after defeating Plainfield South, 25-10, 26-24, Thursday night.
Minooka (18-8, 11-3) featured nine kills from Ginger Perinar, five kills and Brenna Perinar, four kills and 11 digs from Skyler Day, 18 points from Natalie Yard and five digs and 17 assists from Kelly Clucas.
Seneca def. Wilmington,
Seven kills each from Kayla Haines, who added nine points, five digs and seven assists; Danielle Hauch, who added three digs; and Taylor Vandenberg, who added three blocks, three points and six digs, paced Seneca (27-6-1) on Wednesday. Three kills apiece came from Claudia Paulson and Madion Wyss, who also had nine points, two aces, four digs and 17 assists.
“Our seniors have been the core to this team all season,” Seneca coach Karen Raney said. “A win like this is very [deserved] for these young ladies and their teammates.”
The Seneca sophomores (25-8-2) won, 25-19, 25-16, behind five kills and two blocks from Willow Stuedemann; four kills and two blocks from Sam Painter; and 17 points, two aces and 12 assists from Karlie Cade.
DeKalb def. Morris,
For Morris on Thursday, Kailyn Korte had seven kills; Abby Baker had four kills; JoAnna Nowicki had three kills and an ace; and Taya Torkelson had 14 assists.
The Morris sophomores (4-22, 2-8) lost, 25-22, 25-23. The freshman “A” team (20-9, 6-4) lost 16-25, 25-22, 25-18. The freshman “B” team (10-4, 7-3) won, 25-21, 25-16.
Beecher def. GSW,
Gardner-South Wilmington (13-10, 5-6 River Valley) received six kills from Breann Fisher; five kills from Bryanna DeMoraes; and two kills, two aces, two digs and four assists from Maranda Residori on Wednesday.
At the sophomore level, GSW won, 26-24, 25-17, as Lexi Robison had six kills and two blocks; Mariana Ferrari and Kira Gleason (12 digs) had five kills and Emily Hopwood had four kills, two aces and 11 digs.
GSW also won the freshman match, 25-23, 25-27, 15-4, behind seven kills and 1.5 blocks from Mariana Ferrari and six kills, four aces, 11 digs and six assists from Celia Barna.
Reilly Chytracek, Myckala Tobolsky, Morgan Abraham and Jadeah Spindler won the 400 free relay (4:33.11) Thursday for Morris. Individual wins came from Alex Schauer in diving (147.50) and Emily Walker in the 500 free (6:10.51).
Second-place Morris relay teams consisted of Tobolsky, Abraham, Kelly Kolotka and Kaela Kreis in the 200 medley (2:18.17) and Tobolsky, Spindler, Kolotka and Chytracek in the 200 free (1:58.10).
Individual runners-up were Kolotka in the 50 free (29.29) and the 100 free (1:07.48); Abraham in the 100 breast (1:27.69); Chytracek in the 200 free (2:16.84); Makenzi Claassen in the 100 back (1:17.54). Molly Fruland in the 200 IM (3:05.01); Kayla Lewis in diving (117.10); and Jackie Martinez in the 100 fly (1:15.40).
Morris won the junior varsity meet, 105-39.
Redskin relay winners were the 200 medley team of Andrea Wydeveld, Miranda Starks, Jenna Limbach and Rylee Anderson (2:46.65); the 200 free team of Wydeveld, Starks, Bree Bouchard and Ashley Jezik (2:16.45); and the 400 free team of Limbach, Jezik, Wydeveld and Anderson (5:38.65).
Individual firsts came from Jezik in the 50 free (31.80) and the 100 free (1:14.25); Starks in the 200 IM (3:14.48) and the 100 breast (1:36.82); Anderson in the 500 free (8:13.89); Bouchard in diving (91.35); Limbach in the 100 fly (1:50.82); and Wydeveld in the 100 back (1:35.71).
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
Kaylee Steichen scored 13 points and Mariah Anderson added 6 points Monday for the Gardner eighth-grade girls.
Garnder won, 12-11, in the seventh-grade game as Carson Halpin and Karri Latimer had 4 points each.
Alexis Smith scored all the points Wednesday for the Shabbona “A” team.
Olivia Doss scored 4 points for Shabbona in a 9-2 “B” game win.