Mendota girls soccer beats previously unbeaten Winnebago

The Mendota girls soccer team handed previously undefeated Winnebago its first loss of the season Tuesday in Winnebago, defeating the Indians 3-1.

Nataliya Stewart, Daisy Arteaga and Isabella Tolentino each scored goals for the Trojans and Tanya Rosas and Daisy Arteaga each had assists.

Eli Avila made seven saves in goal for the Trojans (2-3).

Baseball

Princeton 2, Erie-Prophetstown 0: Ean Compton and Danny Cihocki combined for a four-hit shutout as the Tigers won in TRAC East play Tuesday at Prather Field.

Compton earned the win, striking out 12 batters with four walks in 5.1 innings. Cihocki pitched the final 1.2 innings for the save.

The Tigers (3-2, 1-2) scored in the first inning on a RBI groundout by Owen Rossler. He later scored an insurance run in the fourth on a bunt by Noah Hoffman.

Jacob Burns, Bennett Sierens and Ryan Brucker all hit safely for the Tigers.

Byron 1, Mendota 0: Byron’s Luke Mathieu singled to lead off the bottom of the first inning and came around to score on a wild pitch for the only run of the game Tuesday at Byron.

Byron’s Braden Smith tossed a complete-game shutout for the Tigers, allowing only two hits, walking one Mendota batter and striking out 14.

Henry 7, Roanoke-Benson 2: Eric Garrison went 5.1 innings with no earned runs Tuesday for the win on the road. Mason Johnson pitched the final 1.2 innings for the save.

The Mallards executed successful squeeze bunts by Holdyn Carr and Brady Neuhalfen.

Putnam County 4, Midland 0: The Panthers blanked the Timberwolves at home Tuesday in Tri-County Conference play.

Softball

L-P 6, Alleman 5: The Cavaliers improved to 7-0 behind the combined pitching efforts of Evin Becker and Ava Lannen at home Tuesday.

Maddy Pangric, Alexia Michael and Kelli Boyer each singled and doubled and Kaitlyn Gibson, Paige Kirkman, Lauren Klein and Lannen also hit safely.

Princeton 5, Erie-Prophetstown 0: Katie Bates pitched a four-hit shutout, striking out nine batters with no walks.

McKenzie Hecht led the Tigresses at the plate with two hits, including a triple and three RBIs. Olivia Alter doubled and Hannah Muehlschlegel and Taylor Wetsel both singled for PHS.

Sydney Schwartz had two hits for E-P.

Earlville 7, Hiawatha 1: Paige Marks pitched Earlville (1-4) to its first win of the season, scattering four hits and three walks with eight strikeouts.

Marks also led Earlville at the plate with three hits, including a double and an RBI. Brynn Guelde went 2 for 3 with a double, two runs scored, two stolen bases and RBI and Elizabeth Browder had a hit and two RBIs.

Boys tennis

St. Bede’s Jack Wallace defeated Jacob Swift, 7-5, 7-5 at No. 2 singles.y. Nolan Scott defeated Nathan Potthoff, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 1 singles while Jackson Dressler and Reid Orwig defeated Brady Flannagan and Quentin Sondgeroth, 6-2, 6-0,, at No. 1 doubles.

St. Bede’s Jack Wallace defeated Jacob Swift, 7-5, 7-5, at No. 2 singles.

St. Bede forfeited the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches.

L-P 3, Kaneland 2: The Cavaliers doubled up on the Knights on Tuesday in Maple Park, sweeping all three doubles match to post the Interstate 8 Conference win.

L-P wins came from Gavin Jonassen and Adam Sarabia at No. 1 doubles (6-3, 6-1), Traeger Abens and Andrew Bollis at No. 2 (6-3, 6-1) and Alex Lucero and Elijah Arthurs at No. 3 (6-5, 7-6).

Boys track and field

At Rock Falls: Bureau Valley had several season’s bests Tuesday night against Rock Falls and Winnebago, highlighted by a triple crown winner in the distance events by Elijah House (3200m, 1600m, 800m)

Rock Falls and Winnebago tied for the win with the Storm taking third.


Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR for more than 34 years and previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News, Morton Tazewell News and ISU Daily Vidette. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame as a media member and has won numerous IPA press awards.