FOILES NABS INDIVIDUAL TITLE IN LITCHFIELD — Senior Jarod Foiles led the charge for the Roxana Shells in the Rich Lovellette Panther Tournament in Litchfield on Saturday.
Foiles grabbed the individual title at 132 pounds, while the Shells compiled 106 points to finish seventh as a team. They had the one championship, three thirds and two sixths. Lena Winslow earned the team title with 221.5 points. Murphysboro (212.5) was second while Vandalia (159.5) was third.
Foiles earned a first round bye and then pinned Harrisburg's Chandler Bowling in 3:34 and Lena Winslow's Jeremiah Hermann in 1:20 to reach the finals. Foiles won via injury default over Dalton Wright of West Frankfort in the title bout.
Other medalists for Roxana were: Jordan Katzmarek (6th, 106), Blake Whyers (6th, 120), Alex Maguire (3rd, 138), Brett Nyswonger (3rd, 220) and Owen Robinson (3rd, 285).
The Shells are now idle until 9 a.m. Saturday when they begin the postseason at the Class 1A Althoff Regional. East Alton-Wood River is also cast in the field at Althoff.
CM GETS THREE SECOND TEAM WRESTLERS AT MVC TOURNAMENT — The Civic Memorial Eagles took five wrestlers to the Mississippi Valley Conference Super Duals on Saturday in Highland and came away with three second-team finishes.
The Eagles went 0-5 on the day as a team, as Triad corralled its ninth consecutive MVC title. The Knights had six individual champions in the tournament, shading Highland which had four champs and finished second.
CM watched Hudson Brown (113), Brandon Carpenter (182) and Jordan Stagner (195) all finish 4-1 in the MVC tourney to nab second-team all-conference honors.
Next up for the Eagle wrestlers is the Class 2A Triad Regional beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
ALTON FALLS TO GALESBURG ON THE ROAD — The Alton Redbirds made the trek to the Galesburg Shootout on Saturday where the fell 84-68 to host Galesburg.
The Birds dipped to 9-8 on the season with the loss, while Galeburg improved to 24-1.
Alton trailed 20-15 after one quarter, but cut it to 36-33 at halftime before falling behind 66-48 after three frames on the way to the loss.
Paul Harris and Marcus Latham steered the attack for the Redbirds with 17 points apiece.
Next on the docket for AHS is a 7:30 p.m. Southwestern Conference contest at Belleville East on Friday.
COLLINSVILLE EDGES CM AT FLETCHER GYM — The Civic Memorial Eagles visited Vergil Fletcher Gym in Collinsville on Saturday and came away with a tight 55-52 loss.
CM fell to 15-7 on the season with the loss, while the Kahoks lifted their season mark to 9-12.
The Eagles slipped behind 16-10 after the opening quarter, but raced to a 27-20 lead at the break. Unfortunately, CM couldn't make the lead stick in the second half. Collinsville dwindled it to 45-42 after three and outscored the Eagles 13-7 over the final eight minutes to eke out the victory.
JaQuan Adams netted 14 points to lead CM, while David Lane complemented him with 12 points and Brandon Hampton chipped in with 9.
The Eagles battle Columbia at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on the road.
EA-WR DIPS TO 0-2 IN PSC — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers played host to the Nokomis Redskins in a Prairie State Conference contest on Saturday at Memorial Gymnasium, coming away with a 44-33 loss.
The Oilers sank to 5-18 overall and 0-2 in the PSC with the loss.
EA-WR trailed 7-4 after one, 21-13 at halftime and 36-21 after three before outscoring Nokomis 12-8 in the fourth quarter.
Zach Wells paced the Oilers with 8 points, while Hunter Hall and Blake Marks punched in 6 points apiece.
EA-WR plays host to Southwestern at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
MARQUETTE CAN'T HANDLE PINCKNEYVILL ON THE ROAD — Marquette Catholic journeyed to the Pinckneyville Shootout on Saturday and drew the host Panthers and a 47-37 loss.
With the loss the Explorers dropped to 15-7 on the season.
They led 13-12 after one quarter, but trailed 28-18 at the half and could never get back over the hump.
Marquette is back on the court at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, playing host to the Madison Trojans.
EA-WR FALLS TO NOKOMIS AT HOME — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers fell to Nokomis in Prairie State Conference action at home Saturday, 65-20.
The Oilers are now 1-22 overall and 0-4 in the PSC following the loss.
EA-WR fell behind 18-2 after the first quarter and 31-7 at the break to the Redskins.
Becca Renken pitched in 12 points to lead the Oilers in the loss.
They return to action at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Staunton. EA-WR's lone win came on Dec. 3 against the Bulldogs at Memorial Gym in Wood River, 32-27.