ALTON FINISHES SECOND AT GENEVA TOURNEY — The Alton Redbirds battled in the one-day Geneva Tournament on Saturday and came away with a second-place finish.
The Birds compiled 121.5 points to finish runner-up to Harlem High (146.5). The rest of the top five rounded out with: Plainfield Central (109), Carmel Catholic High (104.5) and Brother Rice (103) in the 21-team tourney.
Connor Broyles (132) and KeOntay Holmes (182) stirred the Redbirds by each winning individual championships. Other medalists for Alton were: Garrett Sims (4th at 106), Nijel Ward (5th at 113), Alejandro Lopez (3rd at 145), Keyondrick Russell (7th at 195), Alecquan Russell (7th at 220) and Ryan Kane (7th at 285).
Next up for AHS is a Southwestern Conference dual at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Jon Davis Wrestling Center in Edwardsville against the league-leading Tigers.
SOBOL BLASIOLI, KINCADE LEAD OILERS IN MOUNT OLIVE — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers enjoyed an outstanding showing at the Mount Olive Tournament on Saturday.
EA-WR produced 7 medalists, including three champions, and finished fifth as a team.
Drew Sobol (106), Zac Blasioli (152) and Zach Kincade (195) all corralled championships on the mat. Other medalists for the Oilers were: Jon Wright (2nd at 285), Ben Wreath (4th at 138), Jake Erlson (4th at 160) and Gabe Grimes (6th at 182).
EA-WR is back in action at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a triangular with Mount Olive and Highland at Mount Olive.
CM PRODUCES SIX MEDALISTS IN CARBONDALE — The Civic Memorial Eagles competed in the 55th Annual Murdale Tournament in Carbondale on Friday and Saturday with some pretty positive results.
CM produced six medalists out of the grueling tournament. Jordan Stagner (220) highlighted the tourney by finishing second.
Other medalists for the Eagles were: Zach Wells (5th at 106), Hudson Brown (8th at 113), Nik Duley (4th at 120), Trent Brown (6th at 138) and Brandon Carpenter (5th at 195).
CM returns to action at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Super Duals at EA-WR.
ROXANA BATTLES IN PRINCETON INVITATIONAL — The Roxana Shells competed in the two-day Princeton Invitational, finishing 25th as a team out of the 33-team field.
The Shells produced two medalists in the tournament. Jarod Foiles (132) was sixth, while heavyweight Owen Robinson finished eighth.
Roxana now battles Jersey and Mount Olive at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a triangular in Jerseyville.
ROXANA FALL HARD AT PANA — The Roxana Shells traveled to Pana for a South Central Conference showdown on Saturday, suffering a lopsided 65-25 defeat.
With the loss, the Shells dipped to 9-9 overall and 2-3 in the SCC.
Pana romped out to a 20-4 lead after one quarter and a 39-10 advantage at the break on the way to the victory.
Abby Palen paced Roxana with a team-high 7 points, while Cassie Vanzo and Hannah Rexford chipped in 6 points apiece.
The Shells play host to conference rival Gillespie at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Larry Milazzo Gymnasium.
ALTON FALLS IN SHOOTOUT — The Alton Redbirds participated in the St. Joseph Academy Shootout on Saturday, falling to Kirkwood 59-42.
Alton slipped to 2-13 on the season with the loss, while Kirkwood improved to 9-3.
Kirkwood led 15-7 after one quarter, 28-16 at the break and 46-30 after three quarters on its way to the victory.
Jordan Roundtree, a Mizzou recruit from Kirkwood, led all scorers with 26 points, highlighted by 5 treys.
AHS was led by LaJarvia Brown's 20 points. Jewel Wagner punched in 8 points to complement Brown. It snapped four straight double double performances by Wagner.
"We let Roundtree score too much, she got hot in the second quarter, scoring their first 8 points of the quarter (including two threes), and she continued that in the third quarter," Alton head coach Bobby Rickman said. "I felt we competed, but foul trouble got us out of the game mentally, and we just never could sustain any runs on them."
Next up for the Redbirds is a 6 p.m. contest Friday at Edwardsville. The Birds and Tigers will square off following the boys' JV game and prior to the varsity boys' contest at Lucco-Jackson Gymnasium.