ALTON DEFEATS JERSEY FOR FIRST WIN — The Alton Redbird battled the Jersey Panthers on Monday at Rock Spring Golf Course and brought home their first win of the season.
The Redbirds carded a 177 to cruise past the Panthers (197) by 20 strokes.
Max Hunter went low for the Birds, earning medalist honors with a 41. Tysen Barton (45), Austin Erthal (45) and Sam Ballard (46) also figured into the team scoring. Connor Broyles also came in under 50 with a 47.
Next up for Alton is a 3:30 p.m. Southwestern Conference showdown against Granite City.
ALTON ROLLS PAST CAHOKIA — The Alton Redbirds went on the road Monday and picked up a commanding win over the Cahokia Comanches in straight games, 25-9, 25-11.
The Redbirds improved to 13-2 with the victory and won their sixth game in a row. They have also won 13 out of their last 14.
Jada Green paced the offense with six kills, while Sydney Schmidt dished out 13 assists in the win. Savannah Fisher picked up nine service points and five aces, while Kailin Haug six aces to direct the service game for AHS. Overall the Redbirds had 21 aces in the win. Kassie Funk also had seven service points and three aces.
Alton delves back into Southwestern Conference action at 5:45 p.m. Thursday at East St. Louis.
MARQUETTE GETS BY LEBANON AT HOME — The Marquette Catholic Explorers played host to the Lebanon Greyhounds on Monday and marched to a 25-19, 25-22 victory.
The Explorers are now 8-6 and winners of four of their last five matches.
Offensively against Lebanon, Anna Daugherty and Brittany Pace each had four kills, while Marissa Nosco set them up with 10 assists. Laura Hamilton and Katie Gierer guided the defense with 11 digs each, Michelle Cameron and Brittany Pace each produced five blocks, Kate Cogan, Andria Pace and Nosco had six service points apiece and Nosco and Andria Pace both supplied a pair of aces.
Marquette is back on the court at 4:15 p.m. tonight at Cardinal Ritter.
GRANITE CITY FALLS TO GIBAULT AT HOME — The Granite City Warriors welcomed the Gibault Hawks on Monday and lost in straight games, 25-17, 25-14.
With the loss, the Warriors slipped to 2-8 on the season.
They head to Edwardsville at 5:45 p.m. Thursday before playing host to the Granite City Fall Classic on Saturday, a five-team tournament.
ALTON STUMBLES AGAINST O'FALLON AT HOME — The Alton Redbirds and O'Fallon Panthers battled in a Southwestern Conference dual on Monday at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Godfrey, unfortunately the Birds came up a little short.
Alton shot a 205 and couldn't catch the Panthers who fired a 189. O'Fallon's Emily Marrs was medalist with a 43.
Morgan Bemis finished one stroke off the lead for the Redbirds, carding a 44. Bemis was joined in the team scoring by: Annie Maynard (50), Paige Wittman (54) and Aliana Kottabi (57).
AHS returns to SWC action at 4 p.m. Wednesday, welcoming Belleville East to Rolling Hills.
ALTON BLASTS HAZELWOOD EAST 10-0 — The Alton Redbirds opened the McCluer Tournament in fine fashion on Monday in Missouri, blasting Hazelwood East 10-0.
With the win the Redbirds improved to 5-2-2 on the season while East fell to 0-6.
Senior Eric Ferenbach guided the Birds with four goals and an assist. Other AHS players to score in the offensive onslaught were: Brandon Burkland, Logan Clark, Nick Hatfield, C.J. Nasello, Stephen Nguyen and Tyler Stevenson. Skylar Funk and Nasello each dished out two assists, while Caden Chestnut, Noah Henry, Chase Sisk and Stevenson all joined Ferenbach with one assist.
Devin Colley picked up the win in goal for Alton.
CM SCORES TWICE, BUT CAN'T BEAT TRIAD — The Civic Memorial Eagles tallied a pair of goals Monday in Mississippi Valley Conference action with Triad on the road, but came up short in a 4-2 loss.
The Eagles are now 1-9 on the season and 0-4 in the MVC. Triad is 4-4-1 and 2-0 on the league circuit.
CM scored goals in each half, but unfortunately the Knights tallied two scores in each half to get the win.
Ryan Little and Trevor Panyik hammered home goals for the Eagles, both were unassisted.
CM is back in MVC play at 5:30 p.m. today, welcoming Mascoutah to the Bethalto Sports Complex.