Sam Vandevelde leads Seneca to TCC win over L-W: The Times Tuesday Area Roundup

Ottawa’s Chloe Carmona scores all six Pirates’ goals in I-8 win over Rochelle at King Field

Sam Vandevelde


Seneca 17, Lowpoint-Washburn 0 (4 inn.): At Seneca, the Fighting Irish honored seniors Sam Vandevelde and Taylor Mino pregame before scoring 10 runs in the first and the former finishing 3 for 4 with a double, home run, three runs scored and four RBIs to help lead her team to the Tri-County Conference win.

Alyssa Zellers (2 doubles, 2 RBIs) and Tessa Krull (home run, 3 RBIs) also had three hits each for Seneca (19-1, 10-0), with Camryn Stecken (home run, 3 RBIs) and Audry McNabb (double, RBI) adding two hits apiece. Krull allowed just two hits while fanning six batters in three innings to post the pitching victory with Hayden Pfeifer striking out the side to close out the game.

Manteno 15, Streator 2 (5 inn.): At SHS Athletic Fields, the Panthers scored seven times in the top of the first in the Illinois Central Eight Conference win over the Bulldogs (6-11, 3-6).

Rilee Talty had two of Streator’s six hits while Makenna Ondrey doubled and drove in a run.

Avery Durdan

Marquette 11, Putnam County 3: At Granville, the Crusaders scored three times in the first and added runs in four of the final six innings in the TCC triumph.

Avery Durdan (double, home run, 5 RBIs), Taylor Cuchra (two doubles, 3 RBIs), Kelsey Cuchra (RBI), Maisie Lyons and Anna Hjerpe had two hits each for Marquette (10-5, 7-2). Taylor Cuchra (Win, 5 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) and Hunter Hopkins (2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) shared time in the circle.

Newark 16, Hiawatha 1 (4 inn.): At Newark, the Norsemen (17-2, 7-0) scored nine runs in the first inning in the LTC win over the Hawks.

Kodi Rizzo (home run, 2 RBIs) and Ryan Williams (2 triples, 4 RBIs) each had three hits for Newark, while Bailey Schutter and Adelaide Johnson (RBI) both posted two hits. Dottie Wood doubled, and Isabella Roberson and Gwen Friestad each drove in a pair of runs. Tanner Kempiak (4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) registered the pitching triumph.

Sandwich 7, Plano 3: At Sandwich, the Indians scored three times in each of the first two innings during the Kishwaukee River Conference win over the rival Reapers.

Kayden Corneils (double, home run, 2 RBIs), Aubry Cyr (home run, 2 RBIs) and Brooklyn Marks (RBI) all had two hits each for Sandwich (11-3, 5-2). Johanna (RBI) added a triple, while Peyton Dudzik (RBI) and Alexis Sinetos both doubled. Dudzik (7 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) earned the pitching victory.

Indian Creek 4, Earlville 1: Losing pitcher Addie Scherer (9 K) and Rylee Hill (run scored) both doubled for the Red Raiders in the Little Ten Conference loss.

Girls soccer

Ottawa 6, Rochelle 4: At King Field, the Pirates – with Chloe Carmona scoring all six goals – defeated the Hubs in the Interstate 8 Conference match.

Sariah Polier, Avery Cap, Taylor Brandt, Sophia Falaney and Kindley Moore all recorded assists for Ottawa (4-9-1, 2-4).


Marquette 13, Putnam County 2 (5 inn.): At Granville, the Crusaders scored in every inning in topping the Panthers in TCC play.

Alec Novotney (4 runs, 2 doubles) and Sam Mitre (double, 3 RBIs) each had three hits for Marquette (16-1, 8-1). Griffin Dobberstein (double, RBI) added two hits, while Carson Zellers drove in three runs. Anthony Couch (5 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) earned the win on the mound.

Seneca senior Austin Aldridge

Seneca 8, Roanoke-Benson 5: At Seneca, the Fighting Irish scored four in the first and three in the fifth to grab the T-CC win.

Cam Shriey went 3 for 3 for Seneca (16-5, 8-3), while Austin Aldridge (home run, 3 RBIs), Casey Clennon (double, RBI) and Paxton Giertz (2 doubles, RBI) all had two hits. Chase Buis, Josh Lucas and winning pitcher Aiden Vilcek (4 2/3 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 6 K) all recorded RBIs.

Aurora Christian 9, Serena 0: At Aurora, the Huskers were limited to two hits, both by Carson Baker, in falling to 4-11 on the season.

Newark 7, Hiawatha 5: At Newark, the Norsemen scored three runs in the sixth to earn the LTC victory.

Clay Friestad (solo homer), David Ulrich (double) and Payton Wills all had two hits, and Toby Steffen two RBIs for Newark (6-17, 6-3). Friestad (Win, 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K) and Ulrich (2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K) each took the mound for the hosts.

Boys track and field

Ottawa 4th, Streator 5th at Pontiac: The Pirates scored 62 team points, and Bulldogs 44 points at the Pontiac Relays, won by the host Indians (86).

Recording wins for Ottawa were Sean Farrell (1600-meter run, 5 minutes, 41.39 seconds), Michael Mills (shot put, 15.93 meters), Austin Hellman (pole vault, 3.80) and 4x110 relay shuttle hurdles (Weston Averkamp, Joey Liebhart, Archer Cechowicz, Colby Mortenson, 1:10.35).

The Streator 4x100 relay squad of Jon Davis, Isaiah Brown, Chance Robart and Collin Jeffries finished first in :44.44.

COED track and field

Sandwich boys, girls place second in Woodstock triangular: The Sandwich boys and girls teams finished behind the host Blue Streaks but ahead of Plano in the three-team meet.

Earning wins for the Sandwich boys were Simeion Harris (400, :51.93), Brodie Case (300 hurdles, 43.79 seconds), Jacob Ross (pole vault, 3.35), Kayden Page (triple jump, 11.74) and the 4x100 relay (Harris, Case, Nathan Hill, Page, :44.80). The Sandwich girls had victories from Delanie Card (400, 1:05.67), Sunny Weber (800, 2:20.32; 1,600, 5:08.24), Alayla Harris (300 hurdles, :53.71), 4x100 relay (Clara Schiradelly, Addyson Cline, Teagan Lederman, Card, :55.29) and 4x400 relay (Joanna Rivera, Card, Erin Lissman, Weber, 4:30.79).

Somonauk, Newark and Fieldcrest compete at L-P: At the L-P Sports Complex, the Bobcats’ boys squad scored 97 points to finish second behind the host Cavaliers but ahead of the Knights and Norsemen 45 points each). On the girls side, Newark posted 96 points, Somonauk 44 and Fieldcrest 33 with L-P registering 183 to claim first.

Winning events for Somonauk were Garin Zaeske (100, :11.67), Landin Stillwell (1600, 4:52.40), Gunnar Swenson (3,200, 12:40.34; high jump, 1.60), 4x100 relay (Tanner Daniels, Tristan Garcia, Chase Lafferty, Zaeske, :47.27) and 4x200 (Daniels, Garcia, Lafferty, Zaeske, 1:39.33). Newark firsts came from Logan Pasakarnis (200, :24.11; 400, :53.49; 800, 2:06.59) and 4x400 relay (Nathan Kath, Henry Mathre, Logan Pasakarnis, lance Pasakarnis, 3:50.18). Fieldcrest’s Jackson Hakes took first in the discus with a toss of 42.08.

The Newark girls were led by wins from Kiara Wesseh (200, :27.50; 400, 1:02.43; high jump, 1.60), Addison Ness (300 hurdles, :49.69), Tess Carlson (pole vault, 3.27), 4x100 relay (Madison Sittler, Ness, Isabella Creps, Brooklyn Hatteberg, :53.95), 4x200 relay (Annalyse Creps, Makenzie Doss, Isabella Creps, Hatteberg, 1:57.76) and 4x400 relay (Ness, Carlson, Hatteberg, Sittler, 4:30.63). Somonauk’s Junia Johnson won the 3200 in 5:22.17, while Fieldcrest’s Pru Mangan grabbed the top spot in the discus with a toss of 30.37.

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