The Ottawa boys tennis team won both singles matches and one doubles match Thursday to edge rival La Salle-Peru 3-2 in a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference match in La Salle.
Ottawa’s Alec Lindemann topped Zach Giovanini 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, while teammate Luke Winchester earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Luke Hartauer at No. 2.
In doubles, Ottawa’s Tyler Lukkari and Alex Koziel were 6-3, 6-4 winners over Mason Clark and Darien Fletcher.
L-P’s No. 1 doubles team of Drake Bruhns and Alex Strickler earned a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Kris Felty and Nolan McCorkle, while the No. 3 L-P team of Cody O’Brien and Nick Munson were 6-1, 6-2 winners over Josh Dale and Brendan Ruhl.
Mendota 5, Coal City 0
The Trojans remained undefeated with a sweep of the Coalers on Thursday in Mendota.
Cody Phalen was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 1 singles, while Joey Meyer earned a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 2 singles.
In doubles, Mark Prescott and James Carroll won 6-4, 6-3 at No. 1, Lukas Brandner and Nick Phalen were 6-0, 6-0 winners at No. 2 and Kruger Keene and Tyler Doughty picked up a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 3.
Princeton 9, Peoria 0
The Tigers earned a road sweep Thursday.
Winning at singles for Princeton were Zach Hicks, Tyson Lorensen, Elliott Beetz, Lucas Bauer, Brady Frank and Ian Nichols.
Doubles winners for the Tigers were Hicks and Lorensen at No. 1, Frank and Nichols at No. 2 and Beetz and Bauer at No. 3.
IVCC narrowly edged Highland twice Thursday for an Arrowhead Conference doubleheader sweep.
In the opener, Fieldcrest graduate Tiffany Lindsay drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 3-2 victory.
She also was the winning pitcher as she allowed two earned runs on three hits with four strikeouts and a walk.
La Salle-Peru alumna T.J. Chapman was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
In IVCC’s 4-3 victory in eight innings in the second game, L-P graduate Taylor Schmidt was 1-for-4 with an RBI.
Michaela Cassel earned the win in relief as she pitched four scoreless innings.
St. Bede 2, Kewanee 1
Morgan Knoblauch and Gabbie Morrow each drove in a run Thursday as the Lady Bruins squeaked past the Lady Boilermakers for a Three Rivers Conference South Division victory in Peru.
Emmi Christensen allowed one unearned run and struck out 13 batters to earn the win.
Earlville-Leland 14, LaMoille-Ohio 0
Jasmine Kerley and Delany Muloy each belted two-run home runs Thursday as the Lady Red Raiders pulled away with a seven-run seventh inning for a Little Ten Conference victory in LaMoille.
Kristina Morsovillo pitched five innings to earn the win for E-L (6-3, 4-0 LTC).
Ragen Forbes took the loss for L-O.
Sherrard 3, Princeton 0
Courtney Oeder had two of Princeton’s three hits as the Tigresses lost a Three Rivers Conference South Division game in Princeton.
Madison Menzel took the loss for PHS (4-5, 1-1 TRC).
Ottawa 4, Seneca 1
Taylor Jansen, Lauren Walker and Chelsea Fogarty each had two-out RBI singles in the sixth inning to lift the Lady Pirates to a non-conference victory in Seneca.
Taylor Marvin earned the win as she allowed one run on four hits with seven strikeouts.
Rock Falls 10, Mendota 3
The Lady Trojans lost a Big Northern Conference West Division game in Rock Falls.
Putnam County 2, Henry 1
The Panthers needed to score in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday to pull out a Tri-County Conference victory in Granville just two days after beating the Mallards 11-1 in five innings.
Nick DiazDeLeon allowed one run on four hits while striking out 13 batters to earn the complete-game win. Ryan Condit allowed two runs on three hits and struck out seven to take the loss.
Putnam County’s Michael Weide and Henry’s Jake Schlosser each drove in a run.
Marquette 10, Peoria Christian 0, 5 innings
Matt Allen tossed a no-hitter while striking out eight batters Thursday in a Tri-County Conference victory in Ottawa.
The Crusaders scored all 10 of their runs in the final three innings, including six in the fifth.
Evan Snyder went 3-for-4 with a run and four RBIs for Marquette (10-1, 2-0 TCC).
Ottawa 14, Seneca 3
Weston Hoffman went 3-for-5 with a triple, a double and five RBIs on Thursday as the Pirates routed the Irish in a non-conference game in Seneca.
Nick Quick was 3-for-5 with a double and two runs driven in for Ottawa, while Jake Less earned the win.
Princeton 1, IVC 0
Eliza Young scored Princeton’s only goal to lift the Tigresses to their first victory of the season Thursday in Chillicothe.
Jenna Grimmer had the assist for PHS (1-5).
Indian Creek 11, Hall 0
The Lady Red Devils played two players down the entire game in a loss Thursday in Waterman.
CO-ED TRACK AND FIELD
At El Paso
The Henry-Midland girls team won two relays and had three individuals claim events Thursday at a hextangular.
The Lady Timberduck 400-meter relay team of Lauren Sendelbach, Melanie Yanke, Emma Cluskey and Amanda Kereta won in 52.45 seconds, while the H-M 1,600 relay team of Yanke, Erin McKee, Amber Kereta and Amanda Kereta ran a 4:23.33
Sendelbach also won the 100 hurdles in 17.35 seconds and took second in the 300 hurdles in 51.26 seconds behind Yanke, who ran a 50.62.
Cluskey claimed the triple jump by leaping 31 feet, 10 inches.
Fieldcrest’s Tessa Holland cleared 5-4 to win the high jump.
In the boys meet, H-M’s Alex Pettis ran a 2:10.57 to win the 800, while teammate Lucas Frawley won the triple jump by leaping 37-0 and placed second in the long jump with a leap of 18-3.75.
Fieldcrest’s Trevor Muntz won the shot put with a toss of 46-6.75.
The Ottawa girls team placed fourth among six teams with 75 points at a home meet Thursday.
Dixon won with 163 points.
The Lady Pirates received second-place finishes from Autumn Oley in the 3,200 (14:05.9), Josie Navarro in the 100 hurdles (19.33), Sydney Edwards-Froisland in the 800 (2:48.18) and Mia Carrera in the 1,600 (5:56.18).
Ottawa’s 3,200 relay of Julia Long, Lisa Gibbs, Marielena Castillo and Carrera placed second in 11:25.22.
In the girls track and field preview, “Chasing Charleston,” that ran in Tuesday’s paper, a La Salle-Peru athlete was incorrectly identified.
Sarah Robinson will contribute for the Lady Cavaliers in the hurdles.
The NewsTribune regrets the error.