In the Interstate Eight Conference Boys Soccer Tournament’s fifth-place game played Saturday, the La Salle-Peru Cavaliers captured fifth with a 3-2 win over Morris.
Gio Garcia scored all three L-P goals, with assist coming courtesy of Brayan Gonzalez and Michae George.
Princeton 3rd at Orion Charger Classic: The Tigresses posted a 2-1-2 record to place third in the Orion Charger Classic on Saturday, splitting sets with both Galena and Monmouth-Roseville while defeating Annawan and falling to Macomb to earn the spot in the third-place match.
There, Princeton (20-4-2 on the season) topped Monmouth United 25-20, 25-14.
Taylor Wetsel 32 digs, three aces) was named all-tournament. Abby Peterson (44 digs), McKenzie Heicht (36 kills), Maya Gartin (18 kills, seven blocks), Katie Bates (90 assists, 38 digs), Isa Ibarra (20 digs), Olivia Gartin (24 kills) and Madison Richards (17 kills, five blocks, four aces) also led the Tigresses.
Althaus, Loftus 2nd at Saukie: At Saukie Golf Course, Amboy received second-place individual finishes from Lauren Althaus (21:23) in the girls event and Brock Loftus (15:53) in the boys race, with Amboy also second in the team standings.
Ell Jones (4th, 22:31) for the girls and Ian Eller (5th, 16:39) for the boys also placed in the top five.
Storm run in Elmwood Invite: At Maple Lane Country Club, Bureau Valley’s harriers competed in the Elmwood Invitational, with the boys placing 17th led by Elijah House (8th, 16:54.6) and Ben Roth (47th, 19:17.9). BV’s top girls finisher was Amalie Graversgaard (79th, 23:18.8).
Princeton competes at Peoria Invitational: Princeton’s boys placed 39th and girls 29th at the Peoria Invitational.
The boys were paced by Christian Yepsen (188th, 18:42) and Gabriel Glass (232nd, 20:08), while Princeton’s girls were led by Lexi Bohms (85th, 20:42), Hannah Muehlschlegel (148th, 22:43) and Kiana Brokaw (158th, 23:11).
Peru Catholic suffers first loss at IESA State: The Peru Catholic baseball team suffered its first defeat, 10-6, in the opening round of the IESA Class 1A State Tournament.
Braden Curran had two hits and two RBIs for Peru Catholic (15-1), with Jaxson Pinter also driving home two runs. Ranbir Saini delivered two hits, with Noah Plym driving home a run.
Curran (4 IP, 4 K) suffered the pitching loss, relieved by Luke Bryant (3 IP, 4 K).