CATHOLIC TOURNAMENT — The Marquette Catholic Explorers cruised to a Catholic Tournament championship on Saturday at Rolling Hills Golf Course.
Marquette finished with four-man score of 284. The Explorers won the tournament by 21 strokes.
Nick Messinger earned medalist honors by shooting a 3-under-68 on the par-71 course. Michael Holtz placed second with a 2-under-69.
Also for the Explorers, Jack Patterson finished with 73, Duncan McClain fired a 74, Kolten Bauer shot an 80 and Sam Cogan finished with an 85.
Marquette has a triangular match against Hillsboro and Vandalia on Monday at Hillsboro Country Club.
PEKIN DRAGON CLASSIC — Edwardsville placed first out of 24 teams with a four-man score of 301 in the Pekin Dragon Classic on Saturday at Lick Creek Golf Course.
The Tigers beat Normal by two strokes to win the tournament.
Spencer Patterson led the Tigers with a fourth-place finish with an 18-hole score of 72. Blake Burris and Tanner White finished 13th and 14th, respectively, with a 76 and Luke Babington was 15th with a 77.
Edwardsville will play O’Fallon on Wednesday at Tamarack Country Club.
EDWARDSVILLE INVITATIONAL — Edwardsville won championships in both boys' and girls' divisions in the Edwardsville Invitational on Saturday at SIUE.
The Tigers won the boys' division with 51 points. Franky Romano was the EHS’ top finisher in the boys’ race, placing third with a 16:47.
Edwardsville won the girls’ race by just one point over Nerinx Hall. The Tigers scored 31 points and Nerinx Hall had 32. Abby Korak was second with a 19:44 to lead the Tigers in the girls’ race.
Alton finished fourth with 189 points in the boys’ race and 16th with 410 points in the girls’ race. Evan Rathgeb finished seventh in 17 minutes and Arie Macias was 20th with a 17:46 to lead the Redbirds in the boys’ race.
Civic Memorial was 12th with 345 points in the boys’ race. Sam Hurst was the Eagles’ top finisher, placing 30th with an 18:14.
Roxana finished 14th with 354 points in the boys’ race and 13th with 366 points in the girls’ race. James Henseler placed 55th with a 19:03 to lead the Shells in the boys’ race. Michaela Tarpley finished 60th with a 23:39 in the girls’ race.
Metro-East Lutheran’s Javon Watkins placed 17th with a 17:41 in the boys' race.
Megan Schilly was the only Father McGivney runner to place in the top 100 at the Edwardsville meet, placing 96th with a 25:55.
GRANITE CITY DEF. SOUTHWESTERN 25-16, 25-19; CIVIC MEMORIAL DEF. GRANITE CITY 25-15, 25-13; CIVIC MEMORIAL DEF. SOUTHWESTERN 25-13, 25-7; HIGHLAND DEF. GRANITE CITY 25-22, 25-15; HIGHLAND DEF. CIVIC MEMORIAL 25-21, 25-21; CIVIC MEMORIAL TIED RED BUD 25-27, 25-21; GRANITE CITY TIED RED BUD 26-24, 23-25 – The Civic Memorial Eagles placed second with a 2-1-1 record and the Granite City Warriors finished fourth with a 1-2-1 mark at the Granite City Fall Classic on Saturday.
Civic Memorial’s Annika Ochs and Granite City’s Ciara Yon, both liberos, were named to the all-tournament team. Yon earned all-tournament honors for the second year in a row.
Highland won the tournament with a 4-0 record. The Bulldogs won all four matches in two games.
The Eagles are 10-8-1 and will play at Triad on Tuesday. The Warriors are 6-8-1 and will play O’Fallon at home on Wednesday.
MARQUETTE DEF. MILLER CAREER ACADEMY 25-14, 25-8; METRO-EAST LUTHERAN DEF. MARQUETTE 25-21, 25-21; WATERLOO DEF. MARQUETTE 25-13, 25-9; BELLEVILLE EAST DEF. MARQUETTE 25-18, 25-11; BELLEVILLE EAST DEF. METRO-EAST LUTHERAN 25-18, 25-11; WATERLOO DEF. METRO-EAST LUTHERAN 25-11, 25-9; METRO-EAST LUTHERAN DEF. MILLER CAREER ACADEMY 25-9, 25-10 –Metro-East Lutheran placed third with a 2-2 record and Marquette finished fourth with a 1-4 mark at the Belleville East Tournament on Saturday.
Waterloo won the tournament with a 4-0 record. Belleville East was second at 3-1.
Marissa Nosco had 42 assists and six aces from 13 service points, Michelle Cameron had 21 kills and seven blocks, Laura Hamilton finished with 37 digs and Amanda Murray had six aces for the the Explorers, who are 8-9 and will play at Mater Dei on Monday.
MELHS is 6-12 and will play at Litchfield on Monday.
LEBANON DEF. EA-WR 20-25, 25-21, 15-4; VANDALIA DEF. EA-WR 25-18, 25-9; SOUTH CENTRAL DEF. EA-WR 25-9, 25-14; EA-WR DEF. PATOKA 25-20, 25-21 – The Oilers finished seventh with a 1-3 record at the Vandalia Tournament on Saturday.
EA-WR defeated Patoka in the seventh-place match at Vandalia Junior High. Carlyle won the tournament, followed by South Central, Vandalia, Hillsboro, Staunton and Lebanon.
The Oilers travel to Staunton on Monday.
VISITATION DEF. FATHER MCGIVNEY 25-13, 25-15; MCCLUER NORTH DEF. FATHER MCGIVNEY 20-25, 25-14, 25-17 – The Griffins finished 0-2 in the McCluer North Tournament on Saturday.
Father McGivney has lost five straight matches and dropped to 2-9. The Griffins play at Barat Academy on Tuesday.
EDWARDSVILLE 1, NORMAL WEST 0 – Mohammad Hamad scored with six minutes left to lift the Tigers to a road win over Normal West on Saturday.
The Tigers improved to 9-0-2 and will play DeSmet on Monday at home.
ILLINOIS-MISSOURI RIVER CHALLENGE – Paige Hamel finished in a four-way tie for second with an 80 and Addy Zeller finished sixth with an 81 to lead Edwardsville in the Illinois-Missouri River Challenge on Saturday at the Orchards.
The Tigers fired a 346, which was second among Illinois teams and third overall. But their effort wasn’t enough to help Illinois pull off the win as Missouri won the tournament by seven strokes and finished with an 877.
HIGHLAND PARK 13, EDWARDSVILLE 2; HINSDALE CENTRAL 6, EDWARDSVILLE 0; EDWARDSVILLE 3, LYONS 3 – The Tigers finished 0-2-1 in their three matches played at Lyons Township High School on Saturday.
The No. 1 doubles team of Morgan Colbert and Grace Desse picked up two victories and Mackenzie Cadagin won a pair of singles matches.
Edwardsville has a pair of split-squad matches on Tuesday. The Tigers host Collinsville at 3:30 p.m. and play at Waterloo at 4 p.m.
IRON INVITATIONAL – Bailey Grinter won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke to lead the Tigers to a fourth-place finish in the Iron Invitational at Normal.
Grinter finished with a time of 22.95 seconds in the 50 freestyle and 56.95 seconds in the 100 back. She picked up the only wins for Edwardsville, which finished with 312 points.