MARQUETTE FINISHED THIRD OVERALL AT DICK GERBER INVITE — The Marquette Catholic Explorers wanted to get good, quality golf under their belt at the Dick Gerber Invitational at Oak Brook Golf Course in Edwardsville on Friday. They did just that.
The annual grueling golf tournament is a great measuring stick for the postseason which is ready to kick off next week. The Explorers fired a 306, good for third place overall, trailing host Edwardsville's super-low 287, the team's lowest score of the season, and Althoff which carded a 304. Marquette narrowly outshot fourth-place Centralia, which turned in a 308.
Bensen Tyrell of the Tigers was the medalist with a whopping 3-under 68. Michael Holtz of the Explorers tied for second with Edwardsville's Justin Hemings and Centralia’s Jace Swartzlander. The trio finished two strokes off the lead, all shooting 1-under 70.
Marquette freshman Kolten Bauer earned the low freshman award which is given out every year at the Dick Gerber Invite. Bauer shot an 81 on the day.
STRONG SECOND HALF GUIDES ALTON TO VICTORY — The Alton Redbirds welcomed the Teutopolis Wooden Shoes to Gordon Moore Park on Saturday and pulled out a 3-1 win thanks to a monster second half.
The Redbirds trailed 1-0 at the break, but erupted for three second-half goals in the win. They are now 8-4-2 on the season with the win.
Eric Ferenbach logged two goals and C.J. Nasello grooved in another one for AHS in the second-half surge. Skylar Funk dished out a pair of assists, while Steven Nguyen added another assist.
Alton is back in action vs. Edwardsville at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at home.
REDBIRDS FINISH 3-1-1 AT RITENOUR INVITE — The Alton Redbirds competed in the Ritenour Invite in St. Louis on Friday and Saturday and escaped with a 3-1-1 mark.
Alton is now 18-4-1 on the season following the tournament.
The Birds defeated Hazelwood East 25-11, 25-15 and tied Hazelwood Central 25-23, 20-25 on Friday. On Saturday, Alton lost 25-22, 25-21 to Ladue and beat University City 25-10, 25-4 and Ritenour 25-23, 25-15.
Jada Green led the offense with 30 kills on the weekend, while Savannah Fisher chipped in with 20 kills and Annie Evans had 19 kills. Sydney Schmidt set them up with 62 assists in the tournament. Gwen Hunter paced the service game with a team-high 45 service points in the five matches.
AHS returns to action at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Riverview Gardens.