October 1, 2014
5:57 pm
 
WCMY Local Sports Headlines
OHS soccer, tennis fall... Ottawa F/S golf goes low against Earlville... McCormick, Bruno lead the way for Seneca XC.
Paige Aurit and Olivia Rhoades ran second and third respectively, as did Thomas Lechtenberg and Cory Bugelholl at Tuesday’s Tri-County Conference Meet at Catlin Park.
Ottawa snaps three-match skid... Seneca fights off Plano... Somonauk wins three-set battle with Serena.
Central fifth- and sixth-graders both improve to 5-0.
Newark ends Marquette's four-game winning streak... Ottawa drops third straight.
OHS coach Wultzen not happy after loss to Morris... Marquette wins in tiebreaker.
Three Lady Irish named to All-Conference team after team third-place finish... Somonauk second at 18-hole Little Ten triangular.
Strong second half leads Serena... Somonauk now 5-0 in conference play.
Ottawa freshman 4-0 at Plano Volleyball Invite... Seneca second at Reed-Custer Volleyball Invite... IVCC women's tennis 6-0.
Marquette girls place second at Kewanee... McGettigan first to finish for Ottawa at Sterling... Seneca girls win at Herscher.
The Shepherd softball team's second-ever trip to the IESA State Tournament ended after just one game, as the Lady Rams fell to Charleston 2-0 Friday.
Ottawa struggles at Sterling... Serena, Somonauk cruise... Sandwich grinds out win over Herscher.
OHS Golf wins tri at Mendota... Lady Pirates Tennis falls to Kaneland... IVCC women's tennis holding fundraiser.
Marquette used an outstanding service game to roll past Lowpoint-Washburn 25-10, 25-15 Thursday.
The Marquette vs. Marmion Academy sophomore football game scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 at Gould Field in Ottawa has been cancelled. 
Pair of 3-over rounds not enough for Ottawa Golf... Serena Soccer wilts late at Earlville-Leland.
The Central Cyclones remained undefeated with a 27-11 win over Spring Valley JFK Tuesday.
Lady Bobcats now 12-2... Seneca fends off Putnam County.
McGettigan first, Aurit fifth at Sterling quad... Streator edges OHS Golf... Ottawa Tennis cruises against Sterling.
L-P routs Ottawa... Seneca no longer perfect... Sandwich, Somonauk roll.
Ottawa bounced back from a weekend letdown to grind out a victory over Sterling 4-1 Monday.
Ottawa ties Streator... Somonauk now 14-0 with rout of Hiawatha... Piercy leads Ottawa at Minooka Invite... Shepherd Baseball ousted.
Marquette survived a first set collapse and a season-high 22 service errors to rally past St. Bede 23-25, 25-22, 25-14 Monday.
Shepherd advances, Marseilles falls... Central girls' hoops win Holy Family Tournament.
The Ottawa Eagles earned a split with Morris Saturday as teams looked to shore up positioning for the River Valley conference playoffs.
Results from the Geneseo and Bureau Valley invitationals Saturday.
It was an up-and-down two days for Ottawa at the Bloomington Invitational.
Skupien makes history for Somonauk... Serena ties L-P.
For just the second time ever, Shepherd Softball is going to the IESA State Finals.
The Central fifth-grade squad advanced to the Holy Family Tournament championship game with a 23-6 win over Putnam County Thursday.
Balanced Marquette defeats Lady Mallards... Seneca still perfect after escaping Coal City... Somonauk Girls' Golf consistent in victory over Seneca.
Huskers routed by Royals... Marquette second of three at Genoa... Somonauk splits tri at Washburn.
Molly Buscher had 10 points as the McKinley 5th grade girls' basketball squad claimed a 27-12 victory Tuesday at the Holy Family Tournament.
The Ottawa Elementary School Board approved the purchase of new wrestling uniforms Tuesday.
Marquette outscores Henry-Senachwine... Marseilles walks off against Seneca.
Ottawa was swept in singles play, and that was the difference as LaSalle-Peru edged the Lady Pirates 3-2 Tuesday.
OHS golfers dropped by Golden Warriors... Solid day for Ottawa, Marquette runners... Shepherd Softball wins regional title.
Stalker, Kaufmann lead Marquette... Rombach heats up in Ottawa victory... Seneca still undefeated after scare from Peotone.
Schmitt hat trick paces Bobcats... Strong service game leads Somonauk past Aurora Christian.
Carter Piercy fired a 1-over 37 to lead Ottawa Red to a third place finish in Monday’s rain-soaked Ottawa Invitational at Pine Hills Golf Club.
Dylan Fuller scored a natural hat trick over the final 16 minutes to rally Serena past Hiawatha 4-3 Monday.
Chris Herman has been named the new men's basketball coach at Illinois Valley Community College.
Lady Pirate netters second at Joliet... Schmitt scores four times in Somonauk rout... Shepherd teams have big days.
Yorkville earned a sweep of the Peoria First to the Finish Invite Saturday, with Foxes runners crossing the line first in both races.
Lady Irish sweep Seneca Invite... Marquette second at LaMoille... Ottawa finishes seventh at Byron.
Illinois Valley Community College won three matches in as many days, defeating Elgin 6-3 on Friday, McHenry 9-0 on Saturday, and College of Lake County 9-0 on Sunday.
Pirates varsity golfers win, Noto goes low for Ottawa JV... Lady Pirate swimmers, netters fall... Seneca Golf wins.
Marquette fights past Peoria Christian... Seneca fends off Streator... Serena delivers against Paw Paw... Newark drops Somonauk.
Gayan whiffs 10 in Shepherd victory... Wehner nets two as Serena cruises... Bobcats still undefeated after rout of Paw Paw.
Jay Scott doubled to clear the bases and earn Marseilles the Vermilion Conference title with a 3-2 win over Woodland Tuesday.
Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters...
The Ottawa girls’ cross country team did not have a top-four finisher at Tuesday’s triangular at Catlin Park, but placed five of the next seven runners across the stripe to win the team portion of the event.
Despite the challenges presented by the closure of the Ottawa High School pool, the Lady Pirates’ swimmers just keep on winning.
Lady Cru drop Somonauk... Lady Irish still undefeated after outpacing Sandwich... Seneca girls' golf second to Beecher... Shepherd 8-1 with win over Channahon.
Pirates hold off Cavs... Somonauk sweeps Hinckley-Big Rock.
Lady Pirates roll past Streator... Cunha scores as Ottawa earns draw... Shepherd routs Grand Ridge.
Illinois Valley Community College made short work of College of DuPage Saturday, winning 8-1 in the Lady Eagles’ season opener.
Sandwich finished the Peg Bryan Memorial Invite strong Saturday, dropping their opening two matches before winning the final three.
Seneca remained undefeated on the season by winning the Somonauk Breakout Tournament Saturday.
Ottawa had an answer for everyone but Sterling Saturday, placing second in the Rochelle Invite with a 3-2 record.
The Ottawa Eagles struggled to find the end zone Saturday, scoring only twice in three games at Frankfort.
Fighting Irish Football now 2-0... Cavanaugh/Bradish pairing second at OHS Invite... Record day for Schmitt in Bobcats' victory... Shepherd third at Putnam County tournament.
In the end, there was just too much Kaylin Korte.
Piercy cards 41 in OHS victory... Lady Pirates' doubles again strong vs. Dixon... Big day for Harris in Shepherd victory.
Bobcats cruise on record day for Skupien... Marseilles rolls past Saunemin.
OTTAWA -- Lexi Wilkinson had 11 kills to lead Seneca past Marquette in a thriller Wednesday, 25-14, 17-25, 25-22.

The Lady Irish (3-0) survived a back-and-forth third set that saw seven lead changes and 14 ties. Marquette (4-2-1) was led by Kendall Kaufmann, who had seven kills and three aces. Sydnee Stalker finished with six kills and three aces. Bailey McGrogan and senior reserve Ashley Bretag also
OHS rallies... Huskers have no answer for DePue.
Ottawa races to big victories... OHS tennis dominates doubles... Lady Pirates swim to 10 victories at Morris.
Marquette routs Reed-Custer... Ottawa takes first loss at Moline... Seneca cruises against Serena... Somonauk rallies past Sandwich.
Scores from Week 1.
Ottawa perfect at Bremen invite... Somonauk rolls at Breakout Tournament.
Rombach, Wignes propel Ottawa... Seneca survives Hall... Serena fades against Amboy.
Lady Pirates rout Princeton... Somonauk girls' golf continues strong start... Seneca, Sandwich boys' golf cruise.
Dylan Huss scored in the 74th minute to cap off a come-from-behind victory for Serena, 3-2 over Aurora Central Catholic Thursday.
Seneca girls first, Marquette fourth at Early Bird Invite... OHS swimmers topple Sterling... EPG doubles Marquette in rescheduled game.
Cavanaugh/Bradish duo takes third at Ottawa invite... Soenksen co-medalist in Ottawa loss to Geneseo... Somonauk golfers split non-conference triangular.
Big day for Rice leads Ottawa... Serena fends off Coal City... Somonauk routs Sandwich.
Wignes, Rombach lead OHS past St. Bede... Sandwich off to 2-0 start... Somonauk falls to Plano in opener.
Sandwich Volleyball earns narrow victory over HBR... Eagles drop two of three to Romeoville.
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Fieldcrest sent Shepherd to its first loss of the season, holding off the Rams 7-5 Saturday.
Nolan McCoy doubled twice and plated three runs as Marseilles rolled past Flanagan 12-1 in five innings Thursday.
Gayan homers, fans 13 in Shepherd rout... Thompson's big day paces Cru Baseball.
Shepherd was active on the bases Wednesday, swiping 10 total bases in a 4-2 win over Streator Northlawn.
Soenksen leads Ottawa to seventh place finish... Gayan dazzles in Shepherd victory.
OHS golf earns opening victory over Newark... Newbury leads MHS golfers at Notre Dame Invite... Somonauk girls' golf places second, Seneca third at Plano quad.
The Ottawa Eagles opened up River Valley Youth Football play Saturday with three victories over Orland Hills.
Sloan Gayan tripled and struck out seven over three strong innings as Shepherd routed Putnam County 11-0 Tuesday.
Results from Monday's tournament games.
Results after first round.
The Central Illinois Legends baseball team will be hosting open tryouts for the 2015 season over the upcoming two weekends.
Tommy Canale is stepping down as athletic director and men's basketball head caoch at Illinois Valley Community College after seven years at the helm of the program.
Results and standings after Week 9.
Results and standings after Week 9.
Results and standings after Week 9.
Results and standings after Week 9.
The Naplate Titans swept a pair of games to qualify for the USSSA 11-and-under AAA World Series in Atlanta.
Results and standings after Week 8.
The Naplate Titans earned a pair of victories at the USSSA Open State Tournament, earning a sixth place finish.
Results and standings after Week 8.
Results and standings after Week 8.
Results and standings after Week 8.
Results and standings after Week 8.
Results and standings after Week 7.
Results and standings after Week 7.
The Visionar Marketing Group A's turned the Ottawa City Little League championship game into a victory lap.
Tyler Lundy collected four hits and three RBIs for the Streaks.
Results and standings after Week 6.
Results and standings after Week 6.
Results and standings after Week 6.
Results and standings after Week 6.
Results and standings after Week 6.
Results and standings for Tuesday night leagues following Week 5.
The Ottawa Streaks and Streator Zips split a weekend set at Masinelli Field.
The Naplate Titans improved to 34-1 with three wins this week.
Results and standings after Week 5.
Chris VanDyke is the new head football coach at Sandwich High School.
Results and standings after Week 5.
Results and standings from Week 5.
Marquette shortstop Trystin Raikes has been named to the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 2A All-State Team.
Results and standings after Week 4.
Results and standings after Week 4.
Results from a rain-shortened Week 4.
After more than twenty years at Washington Park in Peru, the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Tennis Classic will have a new venue.
Results and standings after Week 4.
Reds win two... Naplate sees perfect season end at Chillicothe tournament.
Results and standings after Week 3.
Results and standings after Week 3.
Results and standings after Week 3.
Mitch Endress of Marquette is among the 88 players chosen to to play in the 40th annual Illnois High School Shrine Game next month.
Results and standings after Week 3.
Westmont defeated Marquette in unlikely fashion Monday, advancing to the state semifinals without recording a hit.
Somonauk, Putnam County bounced in Super Sectionals.
Honorees for winter and spring sports were announced Monday.
Raikes' big day leads Marquette... Somonauk claims first sectional title.
The Naplate Titans claimed four wins in a rain-shortened Fighting For A Cure tournament in Bourbonnais over the holiday weekend.
The Ottawa Streaks split a doubleheader with AFC Raiders Thursday, dropping the first game 8-3 before winning the second game 4-3.
Nicole Krupp tossed a one-hit shutout and had plenty of run support behind her as Somonauk routed Luther North in the IHSA Class 1A Gardner Sectional semifinals Thursday
Results and standings after Week 2.
Results and standings after Week 2.
Morris stops Pirates... Two-out hits doom Sandwich... Lady Pirates advance with win over rivals... Somonauk, Luther North forced to wait another day.
Marquette Academy saved its best for last Wednesday, and as a result they will play this weekend for their third sectional title in five years.
Serena wins marathon... Sandwich ousted by Morris.
Results and standings after Week 2.
Ottawa used a five-run fifth inning to pull away from Mendota and stay alive in the postseason, earning a 7-1 victory over the Trojans in the Class 3A Morris Regional Quarterfinal.
Ottawa singles players Alec Lindemann and Luke Winchester are headed to this weekend’s IHSA State Tournament.
Sandwich puts baseball and softball teams into regional semifinals.
Make it 17-0 for the Naplate Titans.
Results and standings from Week 1.
Sandwich rallies... Marquette gets El-Paso Gridley in Regional Final.
Results and standings after Week 1.
The top of the Rock Island order proved to be too much for Ottawa Wednesday, combining to go 9-for-12 with six RBIs in an 8-7 win that spoiled Senior Day for the Lady Pirates.
Ottawa saw its season end Wednesday, falling to Yorkville 7-0 in the 2A Morris Regional Semifinals.
Marquette comes up just short against Woodland... Krantz no-hitter, Guzman's six RBIs blast Somonauk past Aurora Christian.
Marquette survives scare from Prairie Central... Somonauk holds off Dwight.
After three years at the helm of the Sandwich football program, Dusty Behringer is stepping down.
Results and standings after Week 1.
Seneca and Serena move on in regional play... Lopresti fires shutout for Sandwich.
Sterling took advantage of five Ottawa errors and shut down the Pirate offense to roll to a 7-1 victory.
IVCC sophomore Lisa Lukkari was among those honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association for superior academic achievement.
Clinging to a 2-1 lead in the seventh inning, the Naplate Titans found the offense and pulled away for a 7-2 victory over Batavia.
Results and standings after Week 1.
Regular season and postseason results from Monday's prep sports action.
Marquette sweeps twin bill at Johnny Mac Tournament... Somonauk's Krantz tosses no-no.
Ottawa and Marquette cruise while Somonauk scratches out an extra-inning victory.
The Johnny Mac Tournament Saturday will have a slightly different look than originally planned.
Rain, rain... it won't go away.
Wet weather and wet fields limited Thursday's area sports action.
A recap of Wednesday's action around Starved Rock Country.
Shaky defense doomed Ottawa once again.
Marquette stretched its winning streak to 10 games while Somonauk earned another Little Ten championship.
Maggie Landers made 13 saves Tuesday to help Ottawa to a 1-1 draw with Streator.
LaSalle-Peru swept Monday’s Illinois Valley Conference meet, but it was not without good showings from the Ottawa runners.
The Naplate Titans kept their perfect season intact by defeating Princeton 6-0.
After being shut out on Friday, the Ottawa bass fishing team simply had too much ground to make up on Day 2.
Marquette and Somonauk roll, Seneca wins rain-shortened affair.
Ottawa dominates Sterling, Marquette snaps skid with convincing win over Henry-Senachwine.
Sandwich and Seneca earned a pair of 1-2 finishes at the Interstate Eight Conference meet Thursday, with the Indians winning the boys' meet and the Lady Irish claiming victory in the girls' meet.

Sandwich runners won just two events but were consistently high in the finishing order to win the conference title. They held off Seneca by 13.5 points, while Plano finished
A recap of Saturday's prep sports action.
Down 3-1 and with just one out remaining, a pair of clutch hits pushed Lisle past Sandwich.
Josh Rogowski crossed the finish line at Heritage Harbor more than three minutes ahead of his closest competitor to win the first Starved Rock Country Marathon. Julie Speck claimed the women's marathon by nearly two minutes.
Twenty-three states. One Canadian province. One European nation. That’s where the runners in Saturday’s Starved Rock Marathon are coming from.
Results from Thursday's prep sports action.
Hall, Hebron-Alden set to compete with Marquette in this year's tournaments.
While Ottawa High is making its first trip to the State Bass Fishing Final, head coach Sean Porter has already been there.
Lady Pirates dominate Coal City, and other local sports results.
Ottawa's girls' track and field squad picked up three event victories and a number of top-three finishes.
Ottawa High hopes to catch a state bass fishing title this weekend in Carlyle.
Ottawa girls' soccer struggles at Geneseo, but boys' tennis romps Morris.
Marquette, Seneca and Sandwich all reach 10 runs, but Ottawa falls to a conference rival.
Marquette rolls, but errors doom Ottawa and Sandwich.
The Naplate Titans 11U team stayed undefeated last weekend with a dominating performance at the Gold Glove Classic.
Sandwich, Serena claim wins in conference play.
The Cavaliers surrendered a two-run lead in the fourth inning Tuesday, then plated three over the next two innings to down the Pirates 5-3.
Illinois Valley Community College was eliminated from the postseason Saturday, falling to Waubonsee 11-3 in six innings in the Region IV semifinal.
Ottawa, Seneca Softball split Saturday twin bills, but Sandwich Baseball drops a pair to Genoa.
Ottawa claimed a pair of top 10 individual finishes Saturday at the 24-team Lincoln-Way East Invitational.
Ottawa, Sandwich roll in conference play.
Illinois Valley Community College introduced its 2014 volleyball recruiting class, a group that included two Ottawa area students.
Illinois Valley Community College Softball advanced to the Regional Final Four Friday after The Eagles beat Carl Sandburg College Wednesday.
Trevor Mccoy gave up just two hits as Somonauk Baseball held on for a 1-0 victory over Hinkley Big Rock.
Bailee Krantz had a five for five scoring three runs as Somonauk Softball came away with a 20-5 victory over Hinkley Big Rock Wednesday.
 
The Marquette Crusaders Varsity Baseball jumped to a 4-0 lead after three innings leading to a 6-2 victory over Seneca Wednesday.
 
Somonauk Softball jumped to an early 6-0 lead in the second inning against Kirkland which made way to a 11-1 victory Tuesday.
Marquette Varsity Baseball scored seven runs in the third inning making way to a 16-2 blowout of Roanoke-Benson.
Illinois Valley Community College will host its National Junior College Athletic Association Volleyball signing at 7pm tonight in the IVCC gymnasium lobby.
The Naplate Titans 11U Baseball Team won the Hub City Base-Brawl Tournament in Rochelle for the third consecutive year.
 
 
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