GRANITE CITY 2, FORT ZUMWALT WEST 1; GRANITE CITY 1, LAFAYETTE 0; GRANITE CITY 2, BLUE VALLEY NW 1 — Granite City won a trio of games on Friday and Saturday at St. Joseph's Academy in St. Louis, improving to 3-2-3 on the season.
Grace Neidhardt scored three goals, one in each game to lead the way. Rian Hunter and Mackenzzie Hawkins also tallied goals, while Hawkins, Hannah Miller, Lexi Grote and Shelby Winn logged assists in the three wins.
EDWARDSVILLE 1, NORMAL COMMUNITY 0 — Edwardsville improved to 8-2-1 with Saturday's home win over the Iron.
Abby Crabtree scored the goal for the Tigers, while Riley Mushill supplied the assist.
MELHS 5, GILLESPIE 1 — The Knights secured their first win of the season against the Miners on Friday, improving to 1-5.
Maria Clarke booted three goals to pace the attack. Nina Moutrie also scored for MELHS and Paige Niemeyer ran the offense with four assists.
ALTHOFF 2, ALTON 1; ALTON 6, JACKSONVILLE 2 — After suffering a loss to Althoff on Friday, the Redbirds recovered to pummel Jacksonville on Saturday and are now 9-1-2 on the season.
Katie Kercher logged the lone goal in Friday's loss on an assist from Brianna Hatfield.
Hatfield then scored three goals in the win over Jacksonville. Kercher, Lindsay Kistenmacher and Morga Rauscher also had goals. Sydney Schmidt had two assists, while Kistenmacher, Rauscher and Alaina Nasello all supplied one in Saturday's win.
MARQUETTE 1, QUINCY NOTRE DAME 1 — The Explorers are now 5-5-2 after Friday's tie with Quincy Notre Dame.
Elissa Senno scored the lone goal, while Annabelle Copeland picked up the assist.
LITCHFIELD 6, EA-WR 0 — The Oilers were blanked by the Cavies on Friday on the road to dip to 0-7 on the season.
ALTON SECOND AT PEORIA RICHWOODS GREEN AND WHITE INVITE — The Redbirds nabbed second place with 26 points on Saturday in Peoria.
First place went to Quincy with 34 points, while Peoria Richwoods (25), Morton (24), Champaign Central (24), East Peoria (14), Rock Island (10) and Quincy Notre Dame (8) rounded out the field.
Ben Simansky was second at No. 2 singles for AHS, while Quinn Whitten/Sam Kane took second at No. 3 doubles. Adam Kane/Jett Durr were third at No. 2 doubles and Silas Chapman/Walker Moan nabbed fourth place at No. 1 doubles.
ALTON 6, MICDS 2; ALTON 17, MICDS 0, FIVE INNINGS — Alton won pair of games Saturday at MICDS to improve to 10-3 on the season.
In Game 1, Gary Volz got the win on the mound, while Jacob Kanallakan was 2-for-2 at the plate with a double and three RBIs to guide the bats.
In the second game, Sam Ballard teamed with Charlie Erler, Jon Witt and Max Hunter to hurl a no-hitter on the hill. They combined to fan eight and walk just three. Ballard and Steven Nguyen each had three hits to lead the offense, while Devin Colley smashed a grand slam and Robbie Taul plated four runs.
EA-WR 14, RED BUD 9; EA-WR 9, RED BUD 7 — EA-WR improved to 4-13 Saturday with a double header sweep of Red Bud, snapping an 11-game losing skid.
Over the two games, Blake Weishaupt wielded a sizzling bat, going 9-for-9 with 5 doubles and 4 RBIs. Blake Marks complemented him, going 6-of-8 with a double and 4 RBIs.
Zach Wells earned the win on the mound in relief in the first game, while Marks tossed a complete game with 7 strikeouts in the second game to garner the victory.
EDWARDSVILLE 11, SACRED HEART-GRIFFIN 3 — EHS got the lopsided win on Friday at home, improving to 12-3 on the season.
Cole Cimarolli was 3-for-3 with a double to stir the offense, while Collin Clayton, Jake Garella and Joe Wallace each drove in two runs. Andrew Frank was the winning pitcher.
O'FALLON 6, CM 3; CM 12, STAUNTON 0, FIVE INNINGS — A loss to O'Fallon Friday was followed up with a short-game victory over Staunton on Saturday as CM elevated its record to 7-8-1.
Collin Hall, Jaxsen Helmkamp and Corey Price all had two hits in the loss to O'Fallon. Price took the loss on the mound.
Against the Bulldogs, Jack Walker earned the win on the mound and the offense outburst was highlighted by his grand slam at the plate.
ROXANA 11, GILLESPIE 6; DUPO 10, ROXANA 7 — After a win on Friday and a loss on Saturday the Shells are now 5-8 overall, but remain perfect in the South Central Conference at 4-0.
Beating Gillespie on Friday kept the flawless SCC mark intact. Tanner Davis earned the win on the hill, while Austin Presley paced the bats with three hits.
On Saturday against Dupo, Chance Foss suffered the loss on the mound. Blake Vandiver and Logan Presley each logged two hits to steer the offense. Vandiver also had two RBIs.
EDWARDSVILLE 15, TRIAD 8; EDWARDSVILLE 4, NORMAL COMMUNITY 3, EIGHT INNINGS; EDWARDSVILLE 20, NORMAL COMMUNITY 2, FIVE INNINGS — Three wins between Friday and Saturday have the Tigers perched at 9-2 on the season. They have now won six straight games.
On Friday at Triad, Jordyn Henricks go the win and Jennifer Kocevar got the save in the circle. Rachel Anderson had three hits, all doubles and two RBIs and Sara Hangsleben logged two hits and three RBIs to pace the offense.
In Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader with the Iron at home, Jordan Garella tossed all eight innings to garner the victory. It was Hangsleben plating the winning run in the eighth, scoring on a ground out by Anna Burke.
Henricks threw all five innings of the second game as the offense exploded. Hangsleben and Allison Loehr each homered in the lopsided win. Anderson had three hits and four RBIs.
MASCOUTAH 16, EA-WR 11, EIGHT INNINGS — The Oilers are now 5-9 on the season after suffering the tough loss to the Indians Friday at home.
Courtney Beneke and Haley Shewmake each blasted homers and Shewmake, Peyton Young and Emme Flanigan each had three hits to pace the offense. Morgan Moxey threw all eight innings in the circle, taking the loss.
HILLSBORO 8, MARQUETTE 7 — Hillsboro scored in the bottom of the seventh to edge Marquette, which is now 2-6 on the season.
The Explorers were plagued by six errors in the loss. Tess Eberlin absorbed the loss in the circle and the offense squandered three hits, including two doubles from Emma Taylor. Grace Frost also had two hits and two RBIs.
GILLESPIE 6, ROXANA 2 — The Shells dipped to 5-8 overall and 3-2 in the South Central Conference with the loss at home.
Hannah Rexford took the loss in the circle, fanning three, walking none and scattering six hits while allowing six runs, but only two earned. Abi Stahlhut stirred the offense with two hits, including a triple and a RBI.
NOKOMIS 3, MELHS 2; JERSEY 16, MELHS 1, FIVE INNINGS — Two loss dropped the Knights to 2-9 on the season on Friday and Saturday. They are 0-2 in the Prairie State Conference.
In the PSC loss Friday on the road, Cierra Frields took the complete-game loss in the circle. Frields and Karly Schley each had two hits in the loss.
A 10-run third inning spurred the Panthers past MELHS on Saturday in five innings. Jersey's Bethany Muenstermann tossed a two-hitter in the circle against Metro.
BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD
EDWARDSVILLE THIRD, ALTON 14TH AND GRANITE CITY 15TH AT BELLEVILLE WEST NORM ARMSTRONG INVITATIONAL — The Tigers took third with 63 points, trailing champion Minooka (104) and Cahokia (77) for the team title. Alton had 22 points and GCHS tallied 21.
For Edwardsville, A.J. Epenesa led the way with the title in the discus (190-4). Desmond Chappel was third in the shot put (53-10), Daval Torres was fourth in the 110-hurdles (15.51) and Roland Prenzler was fifth in the 3,200-meter run (9:52.57) to highlight other EHS individual standouts.
The 800-meter relay team of Devonte' Tincher, Darryl Tincher, Justin White and Tommy Giacobbe were second in 1:30.58, while the 400-meter relay team of Matt Swanson, Devonte' Swanson, Giacobbe and Seth Jacobs were fifth in 43.29.
Alton got a fourth from Zack Llewellyn in the shot put (155-10) and Arie Macias was fifth in the 800-meter run (2:00.99). The 800-meter relay team of Earlie Brown, Simeon Brown, Keenan Stegall and Jonathan Bumpers were fifth in 1:31.47.
For Granite City, the O'Keefe brothers led the charge. Junior Will O'Keefe won the 1,600-meter run in 4:26.63, while freshman Andrew O'Keefe was second in the 3,200-meter run in 9:44.05.