The Earlville girls volleyball team defeated Newark, 25-17, 25-23, on Tuesday in a Little Ten Conference match in Earlville, snapping the Norsemen’s 92-match regular season conference winning streak.
Brynn Guelde put down eight kills and served two aces for the Red Raiders (10-2, 4-0 LTC), while Emma Benson had 16 assists and three kills and Alexis Olson added 11 digs and four kills.
“It feels awesome,” Earlville coach Tonya Scherer said. “I am so proud of the girls and the way they are playing. One of their goals this year was to beat Newark, and they have been working hard and preparing every day for tonight. Newark has been at the top of the conference for so long, and they play at such a high level. We knew we had to play our best to beat them.”
La Salle-Peru def. Plano, 25-10, 29-27: Avery Urbanski had 13 assists, eight digs, 19 points, three aces and three kills as the Cavaliers earned an Interstate 8 Conference victory in Plano.
Taylor Martyn had 11 digs, 10 points and two aces for L-P (3-8, 1-2 I8), while Sarah Peters put down eight kills.
St. Bede def. Kewanee, 25-23, 27-25: Emily Robbins had seven assists, four kills and three aces as the Bruins picked up a Three Rivers Conference East Division victory in Kewanee.
Payton Giordano had 13 digs and an ace for St. Bede, while Ali Bosnich added five kills and a block.
Fieldcrest def. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, 25-14, 25-20: Allie Wiesenhofer had 11 digs, eight kills and six aces to help the Knights to a Heart of Illinois Conference victory in Minonk.
Kristyn Swartz had 15 assists for Fieldcrest (9-2, 2-2 HOIC), while Zoey Dye added seven kills.
Newman def. Mendota, 25-19, 20-10: Reanna Brant had three blocks and a kill as the Spikers fell in a Three Rivers Conference East Division match in Sterling.
Katie Jenner had three assists and two aces for Mendota (9-4, 3-2 TRC East), while Lauren Martin had nine digs.
Mendota 6, Winnebago 0: The Trojans tied the school record with their 11th shutout of the season in a nonconference victory in Mendota.
Isaac Guzman scored two goals for Mendota (13-0), while Johnathan Cortez, Edgar Arteaga, Iker Landeros and Ricky Orozco each added a goal.
DePue-Hall 6, Princeton 1: Francisco Moreno and Jimmy Nugnes each scored a pair of goals to help the Little Giants to a victory in DePue.
Mauricio Ruiz and Elli Dunne each scored a goal for DePue-Hall, while Andres Moreno made 21 saves.
Earlville 9, Stillman Valley 0: Diego Vazquez scored four goals and had an assist to lead the Red Raiders to a nonconference victory in Stillman Valley.
Griffin Cook notched a hat trick and had an assist, Ryan Browder scored a goal and had three assists, and Matt Kuter contributed a goal and an assist.
La Salle-Peru 5, Rochelle 0: The Cavaliers swept the Hubs for an Interstate 8 Conference victory in Rochelle.
Carlie Miller won at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0, while Catherine Engels claimed a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles.
In doubles, Emmie Hachenberger and Ava Lannen won, 6-4, 7-5, at No. 1; Izzy Pohar and Jenisis Greening were 7-5, 6-4 winners at No. 2; and Avery Brovelli and Emma Hocking won, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 3.
Dixon 4, Mendota 1: Alex Stremlau won, 2-6, 6-2, 10-6, at No. 1 singles as the Trojans lost a match in Mendota.
La Salle-Peru 157, Plano 193: Coleman Rundle fired a 35 to lead the Cavaliers to an Interstate 8 Conference victory on the road.
Carter Fenza shot a 38 for the Cavaliers, while Noah Rietgraf had a 41 and Caden Valenzuela added a 43.
At Coal Valley: Brendan Pillion carded a 42 to share medalist honors and help St. Bede to a victory in a Three Rivers Conference triangular at Oakwood Country Club.
Also scoring for the Bruins were Luke Tunnell (44), Logan Potthoff (45) and Trenton Acuncius (45).
At Kewanee: Owen Aughenbaugh shot a 39 on Tuesday to share medalist honors and lead Mendota to a victory in a Three Rivers Conference triangular.
The Trojans notched a 167 to beat Monmouth-Roseville (172) and Kewanee (190).
Rounding out the scores for MHS were Ethan Hanaman (41), Dom Stamberger (43) and Clay Buffington (44).
At McNabb: Ayden Malavolti carded a 42 to earn medalist honors and help Henry-Senachwine to a narrow victory in a triangular at Edgewood Park Golf Club.
The Mallards scored a 188 to edge Putnam County (190) and Stark County (191).
Also scoring for Henry were Mason Johnson (46), Lance Kiesewetter (49) and Troy Westerdahl (51).
Chris Uzella and Gavin Cimei each shot a 46 to lead PC, while Logan Keesee had a 47 and Miles Walder added a 51.
BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
At Ottawa: La Salle-Peru’s Mallely Ontiveros ran a 22:44 to win the individual title at an eight-school meet.
Teammate Brianna Pijanowski placed sixth in 23:57 as the Cavaliers took second as a team with 43 points. Ottawa won with 21 and Fieldcrest (110) was fifth.
Claire Phillips led the Knights as she placed ninth in 24:18 and St. Bede’s Madelyn Torrance was 14 in 25:20
In the boys race, L-P’s Ryan Hartman placed second in 17:33, while teammate Matt Beard finished fourth in 18:04 as the Cavaliers won with 55 points. They were followed by Fieldcrest (62) and Mendota (69). St. Bede (112) was sixth.
Fieldcrest’s Mason Stoeger won in 16:32, Mendota’s Anthony Keison (18:56) and Alex Hermosillo (19:04) finished fifth and sixth, respectively, while St. Bede’s Miguel Jones was seventh in 19:06.
At Walnut: Elijah House ran a 17:37 to win the individual title and lead Bureau Valley to the team title at a five-team meet.
The Storm scored 34 points to top second-place Princeton (50).
Christian Yepson led the Tigers as he finished fifth in 19:04.
In the girls race, Amalie Graveragaard ran a 23:44 to place fourth and help BV to a 26-29 win over Eastland.
Princeton’s Lexi Bohms placed second in 22:01, while Hannah Muehlschlegel was third in 23:40.
Elgin 8, IVCC 0: Amariea Ross made 11 saves as the Eagles lost at Rotary Park.
Black Hawk def. IVCC, 25-21, 25-20, 25-22: Anna Quesse had five kills and three blocks as the Eagles dropped an Arrowhead Conference match in Oglesby.
Paige Champlin added 15 assists and 13 digs for IVCC (1-8, 0-3 AC).