Tuesday update: Carlinville Invitational race, volleyball recapped
CARLINVILLE – Tuesday was a busy day for a couple of area sports teams, as the Carlinville Cavaliers hosted its own invitational cross country meet at Loveless Park, while the volleyball team ventured to Pana to try and get back in the South Central Conference volleyball race.
At Loveless Park, the boys team from Carlinville finished second to Freeburg in team competition, while the girls were sixth.
Freeburg had its top seven all in the top 16 of the meet, including five of the top nine scores. They easily won with 30 points.
Carlinville had five of the top 18 times and finished second with 68 points. Breese Mater Dei (138), Roxana (152) and Quincy Notre Dame (162) rounded out the top five.
The race winner was Pittsfield’s Eli Ten Eyck, at 15:10. Second was Charlie Parrish of Freeburg at 15:17 and Mater Dei’s Luke Goebel was third at 15:33.
Carlinville was led by Jason Landon, 10th overall at 16:24; Grayson Armour 12th at 16:30.62; Samuel Mock 13th at 16:30.84; Charles Helton IV 15th at 16:38; and Bailey Lippold 18th at 16:42. Additionally, Briley Roper was 41st at 18:03; and Cale Williams 86th at 19:39.
On the girls side, Freeburg edged out Litchfield 49-57 with Breese Mater Dei third at 58; Quincy Notre Dam fourth at 117 and Rochester fifth at 124. Carlinville was sixth at 134.
Claudia Magnussen of Pana was the winner at 17:43. Second was Maddy Eck of Springfield Lutheran at 18:43; and Madeline Campbell of Rochester third at 18:45.
Carlinville’s top finisher, Rory Drew, finished 30th at 20:54.
Stasia Nejmanowski was 32nd at 20:59; Mackenzie Harris 40th at 21:24; Molly Lewis 47th at 21:49; Rachel Olroyd 51st at 22:04; Skylar Nickel 57th at 22:25; Patty Walch 76th at 23:16; Bailey Cox 84th at 23:42; Justice Brock 124th at 26:14; Rachel Strubbe 132nd at 26:58.
The teams are at Peoria Heights on Saturday before Monday’s South Central Conference meet in Brighton.
Junior High Cross Country
Carlinville’s girls cross country team qualified for the IESA state meet in Normal this Saturday, finishing second at last weekend’s sectional meet.
The Warriors’ Acacia Dyer, Caroline Gibbel, Braylee Gilmore, Annabelle Hulin, Madeline Lowrance, Melanie Murphy, Sophia Ruffatto, Julianna Schmidt, Jillian Stayton and Addisen yudinsky qualifed.
They will run at 11 a.m. Saturday in the girls Class 2A meet at Normal Parkside.
Carlinville with 57 points finished second to Williamsville’s 42 at sectionals.
The teams ran at the Carlinville Invite on Monday. Most of the girls ran just a mile of the race. Those who completed the race included Dyer at 17:15; Murphy at 17:17; Lowrance at 19:59; Hailey Hancock at 20:59; Emily Lewis 21:17 and Paige Parmenter 23:44.
On the junior high boys side, Ethen Siglock was second at 13:50; Levi Yudinsky third at 13:51; Collin Kreipe fourth at 14:28; David Harris fifth at 14:49; Cameron Strubbe sixth at 15:14; Damon Sharp seventh at 15:29; Max Wilson 9th at 15:41; Henry Kufa 10th at 15:44; Charlie Wilson 15:50; Trieton Park 16:28; Dane Rosentreter 17:06; Joe Alepra 18:09; Cash Jones 18:38; Brock Goodman 19:24; Jackjson Davis 19:58; Brock Henson 20:16; Williams Hoensing 20:22; Mark Uettry 20:37; Carter Lowrance 20:42; Jacob Petrovich 24:25.
PANA – A milestone still not quite reached as Carlinville’s volleyball team traveled to Pana Tuesday evening for a clash of the top two teams in the South Central Conference.
Fran Struble, seeking career win No. 900, had her team ready for battle with the conference-leading Panthers on the road.
Ultimately, the Panthers denied the Cavies giving Struble her 900th win as they won in three games, 25-20, 23-25, 25-18. Carlinville is 15-11, 6-2 in the conference and will look to give coach her 900th win Thursday night in Staunton.
Struble’s daughter, Jami Parker, head coach of Edwardsville, did win her 400th match of her career on Tuesday at Villa Duchesne, Mo. on Tuesday night.
Grace Zachary had 11 kills and Anna Chew added eight kills for the Cavaliers. Pana (23-9, 8-0) got eight kills from Shayna Stemming, while Brenna Dameris and Colleen Weddle each had six kills.
Lincolnwood def. Mt. Olive
RAYMOND – A tight game in the MSM Conference had Mt. Olive dropping a 17-25, 25-23, 26-24 heartbreaker on the road to Lincolnwood Tuesday night.
Mt. Olive is 21-4 on the season, 4-3 in the MSM.
Jill Niehaus had 17 kills, three blocks and three aces, along with 10 points for the Wildcats. Brianna Henke added 12 kills, six points and three aces. Rachel Kernich added seven points and two aces, while Zoe Murphy had 23 assists and six points.
Southwestern def. EAWR
PIASA – The Birds picked up a three-game victory over East Alton-Wood River on Tuesday night.
Southwestern (4-22) got 12 points, six aces and four kills from Jenna Moore. Sydney Ambruso added 10 points, four aces; Stephanie Korte had eight points, three aces, four kills and 20 assists; Sam Burns had three points and six kills; and Karlee Paslay had six points while Lexy Hall contributed six kills.
Bunker Hill def. Mulberry Grove
MULBERRY GROVE – Over in Bond County, Bunker Hill returned to the win column, besting the Aces 25-10, 25-15 on Tuesday night.
The Minutemaids got 34 kills as a team, led by Mallory Schwegel with nine. Madelyn Allman added eight kills and Daphne Devall had six, as did Brooke Morell.
Devall and Schweel both had two aces, while Hannah Kahl had a team-high six digs. Cassidy Taylor had 23 assists.
Fontbonne def. Blackburn
ST. LOUIS – Blackburn College dropped a 14-25, 16-25, 26-28 decision at Fontbonne College Tuesday evening in SILAC volleyball action.
The Beavers (1-20, 0-12 SILAC) were led by Emily Schroeder with seven kills and nine digs, while Alanni Young had six kills and three blocks. Jensen Ballenger added 13 assists and 13 digs, while Marlie Lindstrom had 12 digs.
Fontbonne (8-13, 4-7) got 18 kills and four blocks from Kersten McDonough and 16 digs from Mariana Rogers. Lynsey Wehrenberg had 25 assists.