Tuesday prep update: Carlinville teams drop first conference
ROXANA – Carlinville’s volleyball team lost its first South Central Conference game of the season Tuesday night, as Roxana snuck out of their own gymnasium with a 26-24, 25-19 win over the Cavaliers.
The Cavies had won four straight matches in two games each heading into Roxana, a team expected to compete atop the conference standings. The CHS loss leaves Pana as the lone unbeaten conference team in volleyball.
Grace Zachary had six points, an ace and eight kills, along with two blocks for CHS (7-5, 6-1). Lydia Albertine had a kill and eight assists; Sydney Bates one point, three kills, 12 assists; Anna Chew seven kills, two blocks; Alyssa DeSpain four points, ace, two kills; Karley Dixon three points, two aces; Lynde Gibbs one block; Annie Rhodus four points, two aces and Adriann Welte two kills, two blocks.
In other prep volleyball action, Bunker Hill improved to 9-6 by beating North Greene at home Tuesday night 25-13, 25-22.
Mallory Schwegel and Brooke Morell each had six kills for the Minutemaids. Schwegel and Daphne Devall had three ace serves each, while Madelyn Allman and Morell added two aces each. Schwegel and Morrell each had one block; Schwegel had 12 digs and Cassidy Taylor had 20 assists.
Williamsville defeated North Mac 25-21, 25-12 Tuesday in Williamsville.
The Panthers got 13 digs from Alli Kallenbach and four kills from Audrey Hannah. Bridget Bertolino had 10 assists.
Gillespie defeated Nokomis on the road 25-18, 25-20 behind 11 digs from Mackenzie Kasarda. Amanda Schmidt added eight kills and Ally Clay had seven assists.
Macoupin County Standings
Mt. Olive 9-1
Bunker Hill 9-6
North Mac 3-10
Staunton 1, Carlinville 0
STAUNTON – Carson Rantanen scored a first half goal and Staunton handed Carlinville its first conference loss of the season 1-0 Tuesday in Staunton.
Carlinville fell to 7-6, 5-1 in the South Central, while Staunton improved to 4-7, 2-4 in the SCC.
Justin Cozart assisted on the goal by Rantanen for Staunton. Konner Henke had 14 saves for the Bulldogs in goal.
Macoupin County Standings
North Mac 7-4-1
CARLINVILLE – It was a humid late afternoon at the Carlinville Country Club golf course Tuesday, as the Cavaliers hosted a meet.
In boys play, Hillsboro edged Litchfield 165-170 with Carlinville third at 204.
Payton Jamieson led Carlinville with a 47; Lucas Mefford 50; Tom Sanson 52 and Jay Rosentreter 55.
Alex Bishop of Litchfield had a 38 to earn medalist honors, one shot ahead of teammate Tyler Sneed.
Hillsboro got 40s from Alex Eickhoff and Alex White. Their third and fourth scorers were good enough to overcome the Purple Panthers.
On the girls side, the Cavaliers edged Carrollton 226-227. Jersey had just two golfers, but had the medalist in Hannah Taylor, shooting a 44.
Ali Hurley shot a 46 for the Cavaliers, while Sydney Cania shot a 56. Macy Walker, Ann Traylor and Cara Emery all shot 62s.
Junior High Baseball
CARLINVILLE – While the season officially ended last week for the Carlinville Junior Cavaliers in a first-round regional loss to North Mac, the team did make up two earlier postponed games on Tuesday against Southwestern, earning a split of the doubleheader at Loveless Park.
In the first game, Carlinville scored twice in the second and four in the third to win a 6-4 decision from Southwestern. The Junior Cavies took advantage of their five hits to plate six times.
Alex Strutner scored a run; Dawson Westnedge 1 for 1; Carson Wiser 1 for 3, double, RBI, run; Lonny Rosentreter 1 for 1, run, RBI; Zaiden Reese run scored; Ayden Tiburzi run scored; JD Byots run scored; Cole Tapscott 2 for 2, double, three RBIs.
Rosentreter pitched three innings to pick up the win, striking out four. Tiburzi also pitched two innings of relief.
In the second game, Southwestern scored twice in the first and third innings, holding on for a 4-2 win over Carlinville.
The Junior Cavies scored twice in the fourth inning.
Strutner was 1 for 3, double; Dustin Roberts 2 for 3, run; Wiser 1 for 3, double, run; Rosentreter 1 for 3, double, two RBIs.
Carlinville finished the season with a record of 7-7.
Junior High Girls Basketball
STAUNTON – The seventh grade basketball team defeated Staunton on Tuesday, while the eighth grade team lost to Staunton.