At the Interstate 8 Conference Boys Golf Tournament in Mendota, Drake Kaufman shot a medalist score of 78 as the Ottawa Pirates stayed red on the ties with a team total of 329, winning the league championship by 14 strokes over the finalist La Salle-Peru. Sandwich finished sixth with a total of 368 teams.
Jonathan Cooper shot an 80 to level Kaneland’s Wesley Hollins for the second-best score of the day, but the Pirates star finished third in a playoff game. Also for Ottawa, Jacob Armstrong was fifth with 83, Alex Billings 13th with 88, Chandler Creedon also 14th with 88 and Seth Cooper was 28th with 93.
For the Indians, Doug Taxis was 10th with an 86, followed by Kai Kern tied for 22nd at 92, Kadin Kern 31st at 94, Chance Lange tied for 33rd with a 96, Nick Sullivan 35th with a 97 and Noah Campbell 36th with a 98 .
Ottawa 192, Seneca 216: At Deer Park Country Club in Oglesby, medalist Hannah Duggan shot a 45 to lead the Pirates past the Irish. Sam Rivera added a 48, Caroline Cooney a 49 and Marlie Orlandi a 50 for Ottawa scores.
Additionally, Payton Bruck shot a 51, Kendall Lowery 53, Payton Nodland 56, Kaley Schiltz 57, Hannah Waddell 58 and Callie Kolesar 62.
Seneca’s score was a season low for the Irish, who finished 12-7 on the year.
Earlville 4, Serena 2: In Earlville, Griffin Cook scored two goals, and Diego Vazquez and Trenton Fruit scored one each for the Red Raiders in their win. Ryan Browder added an assist.
Sycamore 6, Sandwich 0: In the Interstate 8 conference tournament at Sycamore, the Spartans outshot the Indians 50-4 to win. The decision drops Sandwich to 3-15-1 on the season.
Streator 3, Kankakee 2: At Streator, the Bulldogs won their sixth straight game, improving to 9-4 on the season with the victory over the Kays. As usual, Streator swept the double as Syria Zuniga/Charlee Bourell won 6-0, 6-1, Marisa Vickers/Franchesca Rodriguez took a 6-2, 6-1 decision and Mina James/Maddie Wahl won. won 6-0, 6-1.
In singles, Angelina Dellinger lost 6-1, 6-2 and Rheagan Goluba lost 6-0, 6-1.
Earlville beats. Midlands 25-12, 25-21: In Earlville, Hannah Pfaff had 10 points and seven aces, Lexie Campbell seven points and six aces, Brooklyn Guelde five assists and Nevaeh Sansone four kills and six digs for the Red Raiders.
Flanagan-Cornell defeated. Deer Creek-Mackinaw 25-23, 25-22: In Flanagan, the Falcons improved to 12-13 overall, 3-4 in the Heart of Illinois Conference with the win. Kourtney Harms had four kills, four digs and six assists, Grace Zimmerman six kills, seven digs and three aces, and Raegan Montello eight assists and two aces in the win. Kalynne Kindermann added seven digs.
GOLF FOR FIRST YEAR BOYS
Ottawa Wins JV Interstate 8 Tournament: In Mendota, the Ottawa JV golf team won the Interstate 8 conference tournament, shooting a 352 to surpass Morris in second place with 359. Sandwich finished fourth with a 409.
The Corsairs were led by second-placed Harry Carretto 86, followed by Colin Fowler fifth at 87, Colton Bryson sixth at 88, Adam Swanson 10th at 91, Trennon Kammerer 14th at 96 and Wyatt Stone 32nd at 119.
Sandwich’s Kyle Michels was third with an 87. Morris’ Mason Kitchell was the medalist with an 83.
FIRST YEAR GIRLS TENNIS
Streator 5, Kankakee 0: At Streator, Hope Porter won 8-0 and Alex Mahan 8-2 in singles, while in doubles, Mary Tutoky/Kylie Cook won 8-3, Joyce Walkling/Lilly Mattingly 8-1 and Annie Michlik /Aubrey Demoss 8 -4 for the Bullpups.