BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD
EDWARDSVILLE FIRST, GRANITE CITY SEVENTH AT O'FALLON RELAYS — The Edwardsville Tigers tallied 170 points to win the Gold Medal division of the 50th annual O'Fallon Relays on Friday. Granite City compiled 73.5 points to finish seventh.
EHS got wins from A.J. Epenesa in the discus (190-11) and in the shot put (53-4), as well as the 4x2 relay with a time of 1:30.29 and the 4x1 relay in 43.85. Epenesa's discus throw was a meet record.
Bruce Wachowski (152.9) was second in the discus, Desmond Chappel (52-3.5) was second in the shot put, Blake Nevell (12-0) was second in the pole vault, Levon Hendricks (41-6) was second in the triple jump and Justin White (6-0) was third in the high jump for the Tigers.
Edwardsville was second in the 440-meter shuttle hurdles (1:08.39) and the 4,000-meter relays (11:08.66)
Granite City prevailed in the 4x8 relay (8:25.09) and the 4,000-meter relay (10:58.82). The Warriors got a second place from Juwan Riggins in the 300-meter hurdles (41.43) and a fourth from Raishon Bobo (41.73). Torrey Deal was fourth in the triple jump (40-4) and Ron Allen was fifth in the high jump (5-10).
ALTON 3, TROY BUCHANAN 0; ALTON 4, WASHINGTON 0 — The Alton Redbirds improved to 8-0-2 with a pair of wins at the Parkway Central Showcase at the Lou Fusz Soccer Park on Friday and Saturday.
In Friday's win over Troy Buchanan, AHS got two goals from Brianna Hatfield and a goal and assist from Alaina Nasello. Julia-May Campbell had three saves, while getting the shutout victory in goal.
In Saturday's win over Washington, Hatfield logged two goals and an assist, while Katie Kercher had a goal and an assist, Nasello scored once and Sydney Schmidt dished out an assist. Michaela Lucas corralled four saves in the shutout in goal.
MARQUETTE 4, DUBOURG 0; MARQUETTE 1, LEBANON 0 — The Explorers improved to 4-4-1 with a pair of wins at Lou Fusz Soccer Park on Friday and Saturday.
Against Dubourg on Friday, Marquette received two goals from Elissa Senno and one each from Natalie Brown and Adriana Schindler. Annabelle Copeland, Claire Dalton and Lauren Walsh provided assists. Sonorah Eldred and Lauren Fischer each logged 40 minutes in goal to combine for the shutout.
On Saturday vs. Lebanon, Copeland had the lone goal on an assist from Kelsie Blasingham. Eldred and Fischer again teamed up for the shutout in goal.
GRANITE CITY 1, KICKAPOO 1; LINDBERGH 3, GRANITE CITY 1 — Granite City is now 0-2-2 after earning a tie and taking a loss at Lou Fusz Soccer Park on Friday and Saturday.
ROXANA 5, LITCHFIELD 2 — Roxana improved to 2-7 overall and 2-0 in the South Central Conference with Friday's win.
Six Shells provided hits in the game. Zach Golenor led the way with two RBIs.
Golenor also threw six innings to earn the win on the mound. Sam Mosby pitched the seventh for the save.
OKAWVILLE 13, MARQUETTE 12; MARQUETTE 4, OKAWVILLE 3 — Marquette is now 4-5 on the season after splitting a doubleheader with Okawville on Saturday.
In the Game 2 win, Jayce Maag led with three hits, including a double and had a RBI. Trey Aguirre also had two hits in the win.
Liam Maher logged the win on the mound, while Luke Simmons got the save.
In the Game 1 loss, Maher paced the offense with three hits, including a double and a triple, scored three runs and drove in two. Kevin Lloyd, Jacob File and Nick Messinger each supplied two hits.
Brady McAfee absorbed the loss on the hill.
EDWARDSVILLE 7, KIRKWOOD 4; PARKWAY SOUTH 16, EDWARDSVILLE 12; EDWARDSVILLE 11, NAPERVILLE CENTRAL 4 — The Tigers are now 10-2 after winning Friday and splitting two games on Saturday.
In Friday's win over Kirkwood, Cole Cimarolli had two hits and two RBIs to steer the hitting attack, while Jake Garella hit two doubles and drove in one and Dylan Burris had two hits, including a double and RBI.
Andrew Yancik got the win on the hill.
In Saturday's loss to Parkway South, Tyler Stamer had three hits, including two homers, to go with five RBIs to guide the attack in a losing effort. Garella and Burris also logged three hits.
Andrew Frank absorbed the loss.
During the win over Naperville Central, Garella had three hits, including a dinger, and four RBIs.
Austin Ruesch was the winner on the mound for EHS.
MCCLUER NORTH 9, CM 7; MCCLUER NORTH 5, CM 4 — CM dips to 5-5 with pair of loss to McCluer North on Saturday on the road.
Corey Price had two hits and three RBIs to stir the offense in the first game. Spencer Powell also had two hits, while Jaxsen Helmkamp had two RBIs.
Christian Stawar suffered the pitching loss.
In the second game, Helmkamp had three hits, including a double and triple, to go with two RBIs to guide the bats. Collin Hall was the losing pitcher.
ROCK FALLS 11, GRANITE CITY 3 — Granite City is now 2-7 following the loss on Friday.
B.J. Niesporek logged two hits, including a homer, and two RBIs in the loss to lead the Warriors, while Gabe Jarman also contributed two hits.
Tyler Wheatley was the loser on the hill.
WESCLIN 11, EA-WR 1, FIVE INNINGS; FREEBURG 10, EA-WR 0 FIVE INNINGS; FREEBURG 12, EA-WR 0, FIVE INNINGS — The Oilers are now 2-9 after losses on Friday and Saturday.
ROXANA 16, GRANITE CITY 12; GRANITE CITY 3, ROXANA 1 — Roxana is now 4-6, while Granite City is 4-5.
Haley Crider had four hits for the Warriors during the loss in the first game, while Holly Zaring took the loss in the circle.
Granite City's Morgan Tanksley and Roxana's Hannah Rexford had a pitcher's duel in Game 2. Tanksley fanned 14 in the win, while Rexford struck out eight in the loss. All three of the runs surrendered by Rexford were unearned.
Haley Crider had two hits to pace GCHS. Shelby Jackson, Abby Palen and Rexford each had one hit for the Shells.
CALHOUN 9, MARQUETTE 1 — Marquette sank to 2-4 on the season with the loss.
Sam Harshbarger had two hits to lead the Explorers, while Katelyn Fitzgerald drove in the lone run.
Tess Eberlin took the loss in the circle.
Calhoun's Grace Baalman homered at the plate and struck out 11 in the circle to lead the Warriors.
TRIAD 8, EA-WR 7; EA-WR 5, RED BUD 3 — The Oilers are now 3-7 after splitting two games on Saturday.
Peyton Young and Heather Martin each had two hits in the loss to Triad, while Courtney Beneke had a team-best two RBIs.
Rebecca Null was the losing pitcher.
Against Red Bud, Young, Null and Carly Campbell each had two hits to spark the bats.
Morgan Moxey earned the win, fanning 10 in seven innings pitched.