At Newark, the Norsemen improved to 9-1 overall and 3-0 in Little Ten Conference play with a 25-10, 25-16 victory over Hinckley-Big Rock on Thursday.
Lindsey Hatteberg with five kills and an ace, KJ Friestad with four kills, Lauren Ulrich with 17 assists and nine digs and Taylor Kruser with 14 digs and a pair of aces led the Newark attack.
Earlville def. Somonauk, 25-14, 25-17: At Earlville, the Red Raiders improved to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in the LTC with the victory. Earlville was led by Elizabeth Browder (seven kills, two aces), Nevaeh Sansone (five kills, eight digs) and Emma Benson (17 assists).
Somonauk (2-8, 1-2) was paced by Karlee McBride (four kills), Piper Runge (eight digs), Aubrey Westbrook (seven digs), Whitney Andrews (two aces) and Sydney Johnson (five assists).
Tri-Valley def. Flanagan-Cornell, 25-18, 25-19: At Flanagan, the Falcons dropped to 6-6 overall and 1-1 in the Heart of Illinois Conference. F-C was led by Grace Zimmerman (two kills), Kortney Harms (four assists, four kills) Kalynne Kindermann (11 digs), Reagan Montello (two assists, seven digs) and Aniya Maxon (two kills, six digs).
Seneca def. Dwight, 25-8, 25-23: At Dwight, the Irish moved their record to 6-3. Emma Smith had 12 kills for Seneca, while Sophie Cato added seven winning swings.
Fieldcrest def. Heyworth, 26-24, 27-25: At Heyworth, the Knights took both nail-biting sets to improve to 8-1 overall, 2-1 in the HOIC. Fieldcrest was led by nine kills from Ashlyn May, two aces from Allie Wiesenhofer, 12 assists from Kristyn Swartz and 15 digs from Carolyn Megow.
Ottawa 156, La Salle-Peru 168: At Oak Ridge, the Pirates improved to 4-0 in the Interstate 8 Conference. Drake Stoudt carded an even-par 36 to earn medalist honors, followed by Drake Kaufman (39), Jonathan Cooper (40) and Alex Billings (41).
Marquette 191, Midland 192: At Timber Ridge, the Crusaders were led by Carson Zellers’ 44. Kaitlyn Magoonagh contributed a 46, Hayden McKenna a 50 and Casey Scherer a 51.
Earlville 206, Somonauk 276: At Edgebrook, the Red Raiders used counting scores from Jeremy Weymouth (46), Rocco Morsovillo (53), Grady Harp (53) and Joseph Jungels (54) in the win. The Bobcats were led by medalist Jaylen Dion (44) and Alex Krejci (50).
Pontiac 166, El Paso-Gridley 166, Woodland 223: At he Pontiac Elks, the Warriors finished behind the Indians and Titans. Woodland was led by a 44 from Glen Ruff, followed by a 57 from Carter Ruff and a 59 from Mason Sterling.
Oswego 180, Sandwich 198: At Edgebrook, the Indians fell to the Panthers to drop to 3-6. Michael Barbey led Sandwich with a 45, followed by Nick Sullivan (49), Sam Dawson (51) and Jacob Kuntz (53).
Seneca 163, Fieldcrest 194: At The Creek, the Irish (10-0) were led by Rylee Stenzel (40), Noah Quigley (40) and Noah Cade (40).
Seneca 224, Plano 232, Coal City (no score): At Nettle Creek, the Irish improved to 8-4. Seneca’s counting scores came from Laura Yegge (48), Julia Hogan (52), Addison Stiegler (58) and Brandi Johnson (66).
Earlville 237, Somonauk (no score): At Edgebrook, the Red Raiders received counting scores from Ella Harp (48), Kaydence Harp (54), Avery Strohm (62) and Emma Fasking (73). Brielle Dukovic led the Bobcats with a 65, followed by Amanda Sanderson (71) and Ryan Risel (75).
Kaneland 177, Sandwich 217: At Edgebrook, carding counting scores for Sandwich were Alijah Campbell (43), Melody Goldstein (52), Jayden Baumbach (59) and Georgia Vehe (63).
Streator 5, Indian Creek 0: At Waterman, the Bulldogs received a pair of goals from Noah Russow and single tallies from Jack Starkey, Brian Huichapa and Landon Muntz in the win over the Timberwolves to improve to 7-4 on the season.
Russow, Starkey, Davey Rashid and Adam Williamson recorded assists for Streator, while Noah Camp (four saves), Andrew Vogel (two saves) and Jimmy Sokol (two saves) combined efforts in net.
Somonauk 4, Newark 2: At Somonauk, Lance Grandgeorge scored twice for the Bobcats, with Parker Wasson and Carter Andrews adding goals.
Illinois Math and Science Academy 7, Earlville 0: At Aurora, the Red Raiders were shut out by the Titans in the LTC match. Garett Cook had 17 saves in goal for Earlville.
Ottawa 5, Rochelle 0: At the King Field Courts, the Pirates improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the I-8 with the sweep. The Pirates received singles wins from No. 1 Ella Marvel (6-0, 6-0) and No. 2 Sara Meyer (6-0, 6-0), while the doubles teams of Kyleigh Olszewski/Jenna Smithmeyer (6-4, 6-3), Rylee O’Fallon/Emma Cushing (6-1, 6-4) and Madison Lineback/Emma Stumpf (6-4, 6-1) were all winners.
Ottawa 5, Streator 0: At the SHS Courts on Wednesday, the Pirates swept all five matches. In singles, Ottawa’s Sara Meyer (5-7, 6-1, 10-5 over Claire Vogel) and Jenna Smithmeyer (6-0, 6-0 over Lucy Zavada) earned wins. The Pirates also posted doubles triumphs from Rylee O’Fallon/Emma Cushing (6-1, 6-3 over Syria Zuniga and Charlee Bourell), Madison Lineback/Emma Stumpf (6-2, 4-6, 11-9 over Svetlana Mishalkova/Mina James) and Emma Walker/Isabel Heimsoth (6-0, 6-1 over Ebony Pickens/Brianna Janke).
JV BOYS GOLF
Ottawa 187, La Salle-Peru 189: At Oak Ridge, the Corsairs, behind a medalist score of 40 by Dan Bruner, slipped past the rival Incas. Ottawa also received counting scores from Turner Love (47), Trennon Kammerer (50) and Riley Haage (50).
Midland 213, Marquette 222: At Timber Ridge, Cody Ewers led MA with a 54, followed by Jeffrey Lefleur 55, Abbey Thumm 56 and Gus Amicon 57.
JV GIRLS TENNIS
Ottawa 5, Rochelle 0: At the King Field Courts, the Corsairs improved to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the I-8. McKenzie Eichelkraut (8-5) and Layne Krug (8-0) won in singles for Ottawa, while Mika Moreland/Aubrey Sanders (8-6), Peyton Bryson/Lexi Innis (8-2) and Adalyn Borkowski/Bianca Sipula (8-1) claimed double matches.
Ottawa 5, Streator 0: At the SHS Courts on Wednesday, the Corsairs swept all five matches to top the Bullpups. Ottawa received singles wins from McKenzie Eichelkraut (8-2) and Layne Krug (8-0), while Mika Moreland/Aubrey Sanders (8-1), Peyton Bryson/Lexi Innis (8-2) and Adalyn Borkowski/Bianca Sipula (8-6) captured doubles matches.