Storm golfers set school records

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Princeton won the Three Rivers JV title Thursday. Team members are (from left to right) coach Sophia Suarez, Austyn Briddick, Trent Kloepping, Braden Murfin, Caleb Alter, Eli Strawn, Nolan Scott and coach Will Gross.[]

The Bureau Valley Storm golf team had a record-setting day Wednesday at Hidden Lake Golf Club in Sheffield.

The Storm used a school record 138 to easily defeat Rockridge (155) and Orion (174) in a TRAC triangular.

Leading the way was senior Spencer Marquez, who shot a individual school record 32. Right behind him was Colton Novotny (33) followed by Corbin Walsh (36), Ian Carl (37), Garrett Pistole (39) and Trent DeVenney (43),

Cross country

At Walnut: The Hall boys and Bureau Valley girls cross country teams won their sides of a five-team field at Walnut Tuesday.

The Red Devils used a 1-2 finish by Westley Schmidt (17:13) and Ethan Cattani (18:03) to defeat Bureau Valley 30-47. Hall also got top 10 finishes from Daniel Yanez (7th, 19:39) and Zeben Parochetti (8th, 19:43).

Bureau Valley was led by Brad Sierens (19:09) in fourth and Kurt Bitting (19:34) in fifth.

Princeton's Dillion Forbeck ran down a sixth-place finish in 19:32.

The Bureau Valley girls doubled up Princeton 25-50 to claim a four-team field. The Storm placed five in the top 10, led by a 1-2 showing of Haley Weidner (20:30) and Nateleigh Nugent (22:00).

Finishing out the top five BV girls were Bre Broers in sixth (23:34), Hannah WIlliams in seventh (23:55) and Alicia Backer in ninth (24:38).

Hall’s Jenna Parente finished third (22:27) while Lauren McMillan placed fifth (23:03) and Elizabeth Orwig was eighth (24:37) for PHS.

Tuesday’s meet was a warm-up to Saturday’s Bureau Valley Invite with 38 teams coming to Walnut.  First race is at 9:30 a.m.

Girls tennis

Tigresses sweep Streator: Princeton held court at home Tuesday, sweeping Streator 5-0. Emma Proffitt (6-3, 6-3) and Allison Blocki (6-0, 6-3) took care of singles play. Winners in doubles were Maddie Eckard and Mary Jeanne Brown (6-4, 6-4), Alexis Borg and Julia Hochstatter (6-1, 6-0) and Ali Borys and Kylee Mallery (6-2, 6-4).

Princeton won the F/S meet 4-1 with wins from Abby Dionne (8-2) and Kamilla Klingenberg (8-0) in singles and Emma Zelenik and Maddie Devert (8-1) and Kaitlynn Grabill and Mayah Carlson (8-3) in doubles.

Girls golf

Tigresses edge BCC: Host Princeton carded four girls with sub-50 scores, which proved just enough to edge Bloomington Central Catholic 185-186 Tuesday at Chapel Hill. St. Bede was third (227).

Kelly VanDenBussche and Jade Loftus shared team honors at 45. Kiley Schenck came in at 46, followed by Emily Hartman (49), Becky Hughes (52) and Abby Jensen (57).

St. Bede was led by Adi Cattani, who carded a 46. Also for St. Bede, Camille Carlson had a 57, Emily Fess a 58 an Alyssa Hines a 66.

Savanah Sims, Macie Jansen and Adrienne Snethen all had 53s for the JV.


Tigresses top Kewanee: Princeton won for the third straight match, defeating visiting Kewanee 25-17, 25-19 Tuesday at Prouty Gym.

Anna Murray led PHS with an all-around game with 10 kills, seven digs, three aces and eight points. Kaylee Hammerich added seven kids, Kate Vigars had 18 assists, Corrine Peterson had 14 digs and seven points and Abby Scaggs added eight points.

Storm spike Lady Devils: Bureau Valley had tidings of joy on Christmas Theme Night at the Storm Cellar Tuesday, defeating Hall 25-18, 25-10.

Team leaders for the Storm (9-2, 3-0) were Saige Barnett (3 blocks, 7 kills, 8 points, 1 ace), Christen Hurley (3 blocks, 2 kills, 11 points, 2 aces), Nicole Wirth (13 assists) and Ellen Johnson (5 kills).

Cassidy Jablonski had six kills for Hall with Madi Soldati adding 12 digs and Emme Taliani and Kora Cruz three aces each.

The BV underclass squads made it a clean sweep with a 25-14, 25-12 sophomore win and a 25-15, 25-19 win at the freshmen level.

Newman trips St. Bede: Sterling Newman dropped the first set 21-25, but came back to defeat St. Bede 25-22, 25-18 at the academy Tuesday. For St. Bede (6-4, 1-1), Hallie McGuire had 10 kills and blocks, Elaina Wamhoff had 17 assists and Payton Linnig had 16 digs.

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