TRACK AND FIELD
PSC TOURNAMENT — The EA-WR boys and the MELHS girls prevailed at the Prairie State Conference track and field tournament on Monday at Orv Yocum Track at EA-WR High.
On the boys' side, the Oilers compiled 126 points to win. The rest of the field rounded out with: MELHS (81), Bunker Hill (66), Mount Olive (39) and Marquette Catholic (26).
EA-WR got individual victories from: Brenden Springman in the 3,200-meter run (11:34.1), the 800-meter run (2:13.4) and the 1,600-meter run (5:07.0), T.J. Lawson in the 100-meter dash (11.3) and the 200-meter dash (23.6) and Thadeous Weaver in the 400-meter dash (54.51).
The Oilers also won the 4x800-meter relay (10:14.4), the 4x100-meter relay (46.6), the 4x200-meter relay (1:36.5) and the 4x400-meter relay.
Metro got victories on the boys' side from Luke Sengele in the discus (109-9) and Elijah Culbert in the triple jump (37-11).
Marquette was second in the 4x100-meter relay (47.3) and the 4x200-meter relay (1:37.5).
On the girls' side, the Knights accumulated 115 points to win the conference crown. They were followed by: Mount Olive (91), EA-WR (69), Bunker Hill (50) and Marquette (33).
Individually MELHS got wins from: Aurora Herbert in the shot put (32-7) and the discus (80-8), Lydia Flaherty in the high jump (4-10), Kathryn Butler in the 100-meter hurdles (18.0), Ellen Schulte in the 100-meter dash (13.1) and Jaria Hardaway in the 200-meter dash (26.8).
The Knights also prevailed in the 4x200-meter relay (1:54.5) and the 4x100-meter relay (54.0).
EA-WR received individual victories from: Carissa Gilreath in the long jump (14-3.5) and Haley Kerpan in the 3,200-meter run (15:58.2), the 800-meter run (2:27.0) and the 1,600-meter run (5:51.8).
Marquette's Natalie Halliday was second in both the 800 (2:32.1) and the 1,600 (5:59.5). The Explorers were also second in the 4x400-meter relay (4:58.3).
ROXANA 3, HILLSBORO 1 — Emma Lucas logged a hat trick for the Shells in Monday's win. Brittany Alexander, Abby Kurth and Mykala Rosales each dished out an assist in the victory.
Goalie Braeden Lackey earned the win, making five saves.
Roxana moved to 9-4-2 overall and 4-3 in the South Central Conference.
EA-WR 2, BEARDSTOWN 0 — The Oilers improved to 2-12-1 with Monday's victory.
Kayla Hewlett tallied both of EA-WR's goals, while Emily Sidwell supplied an assist.
Becca Richards picked up the shutout triumph in goal, stopping six shots along the way.
BELLEVILLE EAST 5, MARQUETTE 1 — The Explorers dipped to 9-7-3 on the season with Monday's loss to the Lancers.
Marquette's lone gall came in the first half. The Explorers are back in action at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Gordon Moore Park against visiting Granite City.
GILLESPIE 2, FATHER MCGIVNEY 1 — Father McGivney slipped to 4-11 with Monday's loss.
Rachel Kassing scored the lone goal for the Griffins on an assist from Megan Schilly.
ALTON 8, GIBUALT 3 — The Redbirds improved to 18-7 with Monday's non-conference victory at home.
A seven-run second inning spurred the Birds. Steven Nguyen had two hits, while Steven Pattan and Noah Rathgeb logged two RBIs apiece to pace Alton.
Sam Ballard was credited with the win on the mound after 3.0 innings of work.
MARQUETTE 8, MOUNT OLIVE 7 — A passed ball in the seventh inning allowed Marquette's John Blanchard to score and secure a walk-off win at Gordon Moore Park on Monday.
With the win, the Explorers improved to 10-11 overall and 3-1 in the Prairie State Conference.
Jacob File, Zach Weinman and Jayce Maag all contributed two hits to stir the Marquette bats.
Liam Maher corralled the win on the hill, tossing two innings scoreless of relief, fanning three, walking one and surrendering one hit.
JERSEY 3, CM 0 — For the second time this season the Jersey Panthers shutout the CM Eagles. With the loss, CM sank to 15-11-1 overall and 3-2 in the Mississippi Valley Conference. The loss snapped the Eagles' 8-game winnings streak. Before Monday, the last team CM lost to was Jersey on April 13 in Bethalto.
Brandon Hampton guided the offense with two hits, but suffered the loss on the mound, throwing five innings, fanning five, walking one, scattering five hits and allowing two runs, both earned.
MARQUETTE 11, MELHS 1, FIVE INNINGS — The Explorers snapped a four-game losing streak and moved to 5-13 overall and 1-2 in the Prairie State Conference. MELHS dipped to 4-15 and 0-4 in the PSC.
Miranda Schroeder and Mera Parker each had three hits to spark the Marquette offense. Schroeder also drove in three runs.
Cayli Shinstock secured the win in the circle for the Explorers, fanning one and walking two, while surrendering three hits and one run in five innings.
MELHS got its three hits from Sam Kasting, Amber Kepler and Rachel Calvert.
Cierra Frields was tagged with the loss in the circle for the Knights.
JERSEY 19, CM 6, SIX INNINGS — The Panthers posted 10 runs in the sixth inning to do in the Eagles. With the loss, CM is now 9-8 overall and 1-2 in the Mississippi Valley Conference.
Kalyn Harr and Isabella Roberts collected two hits apiece to drive the offense for the Eagles.
Kaitlynn Wrenn absorbed the loss in the circle.