Austin Aldridge, Seneca win tight TCC game over Henry-Senachwine: The Times Thursday Area Roundup

Ottawa, Seneca softball post shut-out wins

Seneca senior Austin Aldridge


Seneca 2, Henry-Senachwine 1: At Seneca, Chase Buis smacked an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to give the Fighting Irish the lead, and winning pitcher Austin Aldridge (7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K) closed out a complete-game effort in the top of the seventh in the Tri-County Conference victory over the Mallards.

Buis and Casey Clennon (double) each had two hits, with Aldridge and Nate Othon adding single base hits for Seneca (6-2, 3-1).


Ottawa 7, Somonauk/Leland 0: At King Field, the Pirates improved to 5-2 on the season with the win over the Bobcats.

Kendall Lowery (two RBIs), Hailey Larsen (triple) and Peyton Bryson (RBI) each had two hits, with Maura Condon adding an RBI double, and Reese Purcell an RBI single. Condon (Win, 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 K), Bryson (2 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 5 K), Audrey Davis (1 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 2 K) and Adelynn Russell (1 IP) combined efforts in the circle for the hosts.

Izabelle Podnar singled and doubled for Somonauk/Leland (0-3).

Metamora 7, Streator 4: At Metamora, the host Redbirds scored three times in the sixth in the win over the Bulldogs (1-3).

Ava Glisson singled and doubled for Streator, with Mya Zavada smacking a double and Makenna Ondrey and Lily Kupec recording RBIs. Ondrey (4 2/3 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K) suffered the loss with relief help from Rilee Talty (1 IP, 1 K).

Senecca 10, Henry-Senachwine 0 (6 inn.): At Seneca, pitcher Tessa Krull (5-0) scattered four hits, walked one and struck out 11 to help lead the Fighting Irish (5-0, 4-0) to the Tri-County Conference triumph over the Mallards.

Sam Vandevelde went 3 for 3 with a double and three RBIs to pace the hosts at the plate, while Emma Mino (home run, two RBIs), Camryn Stecken (double), Lexie Buis (double, RBI) and Audry McNabb (double, two RBIs) each posted a pair of hits.

Boys track and field

Sycamore 84, Joliet Catholic 49, Ottawa 24, Streator 19: At King Field, the host Pirates finished third and the Bulldogs fourth in the quadrangular.

Earning top individual finishes for Ottawa were Michael Mills (1st, shot put, 14.84 meters), Lucas Goetz (2nd, pole vault, 3.35), Nate Kaminski (3rd, pole vault, 3.23) and Keevon Peterson (3rd, triple jump, 12.07). The Pirates’ 4x400 relay team of Weston Averkamp, Archer Cechowicz, Joey Liebhart and Jack Thomas finished first in 3 minutes, 45.26 seconds, while the 4x800 squad of Daniel Fisher, Oliver Ruvalcaba, Grant Smithmeyer and Malachi Snyder placed second in 10:15.12.

Streator received solid individual performances from Leon Ramirez (1st, 3200-meter run, 12:46.17), Tyke Legeralde (1st, 110 hurdles, :17.66), Isaiah Brown (2nd, 100, :11.79), Edward Flores (2nd, 110 hurdles, :19.72) and Zach Schultz (3rd, discus, 34.37). The Bulldogs also had good marks from the 4x100 (Legeralde, Brown, Chance Robart, Collin Jeffries, 2nd, :44.87), 4x200 (Andrew Warwick, Flores, Jordan Lukes, Cade Peterson, 3rd, 1:39.81) and 4x400 (Brown, Legeralde, Lukes, Flores, 3rd, 4:02.3) relay teams.

Girls track and field

Joliet Catholic 53, Ottawa 52, Streator 41, Sycamore 37: At King Field, the Pirates finished runner-up and the Bulldogs third in a competitive quadrangular.

Ottawa top individual finishes included Shaylen Quinn (1st, 200, :28.20; 1st, 400, 1:01.49), Krisee Clark (1st, shot put, 9.78; 1st, discus, 28.50), Isabella Markey (1st, high jump, 1.40), Madison Towne (2nd, 1,600, 7:14.21), Layne Krug (2nd, shot put, 9.49), Rylee Davis (2nd, discus, 24.22), Ava Weatherford (3rd, 100, :14.01), Riley Thrush (3rd, 1600, 7:27.44) and Emmalee Crosby (3rd, high jump, 1.34). The Pirates also finished first in the 4x800 (Haley Solan, Towne, Mayla Ragan, Hallee Loza, 13:29.1) and second in the 4x100 (Weatherford, Ella Schmitz, Markey, Crosby, :56.47).

Streator saw top individual marks from Sonia Proksa (1st, 100, :13.58; 1st, long jump, 4.54), Jayda Webb (1st, 300 hurdles, 1:00.3; 2nd, 110 hurdles, :21.07), Breanna Perrotta (2nd, triple jump, 8.47), Lydia Gallick (2nd, 300 hurdles, 1:02.59), Isabella Robart (3rd, triple jump, 8.13; 3rd, pole vault, 1.83), Leah Krohe (3rd, shot put, 9.33) and Maddie Martin (3rd, discus, 23.86). The Bulldogs placed first in the 4x100 relay (Mina James, Gallick, Kylie Simpson, Proksa, :55.26), second in the 4x800 (Claire Durdan, Izabelle Dean, Giselle Guadaramma, Adalaide Mahan, 15:20.18) and third in the 4x200 (Elizabeth Davis, Michelle Hendrix, Perrotta, Simpson, 2:09.71).