Al Baldonado added another title to his collection Saturday as the Hall junior cross country star ran a time of 16:41.7 to win the Kewanee Invitational.
His mark bettered the field by five seconds and helped the Red Devils to a team score of 48, which was second to champion Mid-County (33) in the 13-team field.
Also for Hall, Sandro Aldana posted a time of 18:25 to finish eighth. St. Bede was paced by Jake Condon, who placed 15th with a time of 18:58, while Mendota’s Lukas Brander finished a team-best 17th with a time of 19:01.9.
As a team, Mendota (128) finished seventh and St. Bede (167) eighth, while neither Hall nor Putnam County had enough runners for a team score.
In the girls race, Hall’s Kaylee Olivares finished an area-best 12th with a time of 22:19. Mendota’s Emily Ross placed 15th with a time of 22:44.8, while St. Bede’s Laura Sickley turned in a time of 23:01 to place 19th.
Mendota (128) finished an area-best seventh as a team, while St. Bede (167) was eighth. Hall and Putnam County did not have enough runners to compile a team score.
La Salle-Peru junior Lesley Rocha ran a time of 18:40 to finish third and junior teammate Megan Krolak finished fifth with a mark 18:51 at Saturday’s Rock River Run in Sterling.
The tandem helped the Lady Cavaliers score 238 team points and finish 10th. Ottawa (358) placed 12th and was led by Eden Brewer, who placed 73rd with a time of 21:46.
Princeton’s Zoe Mead ran a season-best time of 19:49 to finish 22nd as the Tigresses (408) were 14th.
In the boys race, Ottawa’s Seamus McGettigan finished an area-best 30th with a mark of 17:16, while L-P was led by Andrew Broset, who placed 39th with a time of 17:31. Princeton’s Mason Hunt ran a season-best mark of 20:19 to place 107th.
As a team, Ottawa (205) finished seventh and L-P (288) 10th. The Tigers did not have enough runners to have a team score.
Fieldcrest’s Maria Baldwin and Henry-Midland’s Jillian Monier finished Nos. 2-3, respectively, at Saturday’s Herscher Invitational.
Baldwin ran a time of 19:04.3, while Monier posted a mark of 19:51.7. Both finished behind Gardner-South Wilmington’s Daly Galloway, who won the race with a time of 18:35.4
As a team, H-M (65) placed third and Fieldcrest (89) fourth. In the boys race, Fieldcrest’s Levi Schmillen placed second with a mark of 16:30.7 as the Knights (78) finished second as a team to champion Beecher (44). H-M (138) was sixth.
Schmillen finished second to Tri-Point’s Brandon Wilkerson, who posted a winning time of 16:30.7.
H-M was led by a seventh-place finish from Trevor Wiley, who turned in a time of 17:43.
Princeton went 3-2 and finished sixth to lead area teams at Saturday’s Reed-Custer Invitational.
In pool play, the Tigresses fell to defending Class 2A state champion Dee-Mack (21-17, 21-11) before they picked up wins over Momence (21-13, 21-17) and Clifton Central (21-17, 21-10).
In bracket play, Princeton beat Mendota 25-14, 19-25, 15-10 but lost to Cissna Park in the fifth-place match.
For the tournament, Michelle Kelly dished out 100 assists and added 25 points and 22 digs for PHS (18-5), while Ashley Farraher had 29 points, 25 kills, 17 digs and 14 aces. Alicia Poss chipped in a team-high 29 kills, and Ashley Schultz added 27.
Also at the tournament, Mendota finished 2-1-1. After the Spikers opened pool play with a tie against Tinley Park (21-20, 16-21), MHS beat host Reed-Custer (21-19, 21-14) and Bloom (21-8, 21-19) before it fell to PHS in bracket play.
For the tournament, Brooke Carroll had 65 assists to lead MHS (14-6-1), while Elivia Ambler had 41 digs.
St. Bede also went 3-2 to finish ninth.
In pool play, the Lady Bruins fell to Streator (21-17, 21-15) and Morris (21-15, 21-16) before they downed Christ Lutheran (21-5, 21-10).
In bracket play, SBA beat Hall 25-22, 25-20 and then Clifton Central 25-15, 25-21 in the ninth-place match.
For the tournament, Morgan King had team-highs with 65 digs and 27 points for SBA (10-12), while Morgan Bosnich chipped in team highs with 41 assists and seven digs. Olivia Mueller also had team high with 21 kills and six blocks.
Hall finished 1-3. In pool play, the Lady Red Devils lost to Seneca (21-11, 21-16) and Cissna Park (21-13, 21-9) and beat Henry (21-12, 21-17). In bracket play, Hall fell to St. Bede.
For the tournament, Vanessa Olivares had 82 assists for Hall.
Princeton 1, Stillman Valley 1
Both squads scored an unassisted first-half goal in Saturday’s draw in Tiskilwa.
Dylan Schaefer scored Princeton’s lone goal, while Lucas Bauer made 14 saves in net for the Tigers.
Peoria Christian 1, DePue 0
The Little Giants allowed an early-second half goal in Saturday’s loss in DePue.
With the defeat, DePue falls to 10-2 this season.
St. Anthony 8, Putnam County 2
Harold Fay doubled and scored and R.J. Copeland singled and scored, but the Panthers fell Saturday in Effingham.
Fay finished 2-for-3 with a single and double, but PC allowed all eight runs over the fourth and fifth innings of the loss.