EAST ALTON-WOOD RIVER INVITATIONAL – Marquette Catholic freshman Riley Vickrey won another race on Saturday.
Vickrey placed first with a time of 19 minutes, 24 seconds in the freshman division of the EA-WR Invitational at Belk Park. Vickrey won the girls’ race of the Alton Invitational on Sept. 21.
The EA-WR meet is divided into four divisions — freshman, sophomore, junior and senior.
Civic Memorial’s Zoey Lewis, who won the Madison County small-school division girls’ championship last week, placed second to Vickrey with a 19:25 in the freshman girls’ race.
CM’s Cohl Callies, who won the county small-school division boys’ meet last week, placed second with a 16:13 in the boys’ junior race.
Mark Elledge and Sam Hurst of the Eagles also had nice days. Elledge finished third in the boys' freshman race with a time of 17:42. Hurst was fourth in the boys' senior portion of the race, clocked at 17:03.
Other race winners besides Vickrey were: Briley Roper of Carlinville (boys' freshman; 17:31), Madison Throne of Litchfield (girls' sophomore; 19:18), Bailey Lippold of Carlinville (boys' sophomore; 16:31), Kayla Tirey of Collinsville (girls' junior; 19:25), Jason Landon of Carlinville (boys' junior; 16:05), Briana Travis of Litchfield (girls' senior; 19:27) and Jaxen McNeese of Lebanon (boys' senior; 16:25.
EDWARDSVILLE 2, KIRKWOOD 1 — The Tigers finished third in the Public School Tournament after beating the Pioneers in overtime in the third-place match on Saturday.
Edwardsville outscored Kirkwood 5-4 in the five-round shootout to win the match. Katrina Springman scored the clinching goal in the fifth round.
Natalie Nava scored a goal in regulation and goalie Sarah Blume finished with 10 saves for the Tigers, who lost 3-2 to Kirkwood in the last meeting between the squads on Oct. 1.
Edwardsville improved to 11-7-1 and will play St. Joseph’s Academy at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
EDWARDSVILLE DEF. LINCOLN-WAY CENTRAL 25-18, 25-13; NEUQUA VALLEY DEF. EDWARDSVILLE 25-22, 25-19; EDWARDSVILLE DEF. PLAINFIELD CENTRAL 25-21, 13-25, 25-22; EDWARDSVILLE DEF. ROSARY 25-5, 25-19; EDWARDSVILLE DEF. NAPERVILLE CENTRAL 25-15, 25-17 – The Tigers finished ninth with a 4-1 record in the Mizuno Tournament in suburban Chicago over the weekend.
After starting tournament play on Friday with a win over Lincoln-Way Central, the Tigers had their 10-match winning streak snapped with a loss to Neuqua Valley — which won a Class 4A regional title last year — in the next match.
Edwardsville won three more games on Saturday and improved to 21-4.
In the Tigers’ three-game win over Plainfield Central on Saturday, Rachel Pranger finished with 20 kills and Rachel Verdun had 25 assists.
The Tigers’ next match will be at 6 p.m. against Villa Duchesne on the road.
GRANITE CITY DEF. LOVEJOY 21-15, 22-24, 15-5; WESCLIN DEF. GRANITE CITY 21-15, 17-21, 5-15; GRANITE CITY DEF. DUPO 21-6, 21-6; RED BUD DEF. GRANITE CITY 21-8, 21-11; GRANITE CITY DEF. ROXANA 21-16, 21-18 — Granite City finished third in the Red Bud Tournament by defeating Roxana in two games in the third-place match on Saturday.
The Warriors improved to 13-13-1, making it the first time since Sept. 12 Granite City reached the .500 mark.
Megan Burge was Granite City’s lone representative on the all-tournament team. She earned all-tournament honors at the Alton Redbird Classic earlier in the season.
Granite City’s next match will be at 6 p.m. Thursday against Belleville East at home.
ROXANA DEF. DUPO 25-7, 25-16; RED BUD DEF. ROXANA 24-25, 24-22, 15-12; ROXANA DEF. LOVE JOY 21-10, 21-12; WESCLIN DEF. ROXANA 21-11, 21-19; GRANITE CITY DEF. ROXANA 21-16, 21-18 — The Shells competed in the Red Bud Tournament over the weekend and turned in a 2-3 record there. They finished fourth after losing to Granite City in straight games during the third-place match.
The Shells’ Niah Bevolo earned all-tournament honors at Red Bud. Last week, she was named to the all-tournament team at the Morrisonville Tournament. Bevolo also set the season assists record for Roxana over the weekend. She now has 602 on the season, surpassing Julie Perez, a 2002 grad, who had 532.
The Shells are now 19-12 on the season and will look for win No. 20 when they welcome Father McGivney to Larry Milazzo Gymnasium at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
HIGHLAND DEF. ALTON 25-16, 25-9; BREESE CENTRAL DEF. ALTON 25-17, 25-16; ALTON DEF. EAST ST. LOUIS 25-23, 20-25, 15-13; CARBONDALE DEF. ALTON 25-14, 18-25, 15-7; ALTON DEF. VANDALIA 26-24, 26-24 — The Redbirds finished 2-3 in the Highland Round Robin Tournament over the weekend.
With the three-game win over East St. Louis on Saturday, Alton snapped a season-high seven-match losing streak. The Redbirds lost to the Flyers in three games on Sept. 15 at Alton.
After ending tournament play with a win over Vandalia, Alton improved to 14-16-1 with three regular season games remaining.
The Redbirds play O’Fallon at 6 p.m. Tuesday in their final home match of the season. Alton is 0-4 in Southwestern Conference play.
GREENVILLE 5, ROXANA 1 — The Shells finished their season at 2-18 with a loss to the Comets in a Class 1A Greenville Regional first-round match on Friday.
Greenville, which beat Roxana 6-0 in the last meeting on Sept. 8, scored all of its goals in the first half. Roxana scored its only goal in the second half.