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The Princeton football team exploded for four touchdowns in the second quarter to propel the Tigers to a 35-7 victory over Morrison on Saturday in Princeton.
The victory snapped a 20-game losing streak for the Tigers, whose last victory was a 33-28 win over Hall on Oct. 7, 2011. It was the longest losing streak in program history.
Junior quarterback Jake Reinhardt scored the first touchdown of the game on a 15-yard run. He later tossed a 25-yard TD pass to Levi Bates with 48 seconds left in the first half.
Also in the second quarter, Kai Tomaszewski ran for a 25-yard score and Jacob Smith ran for a 4-yard TD.
Smith finished with 108 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 28 carries. Pittsfield 28, River Valley 6 It was a rough start to the season for the Falcons as the game was called with 4:59 left in the third quarter because River Valley did not have enough healthy players to continue.
River Valley led after the first quarter thanks to a 19-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Henderson to Christian Hoffman with 3:27 left.
Pittsfield scored three touchdowns — including two on fumble returns — in the second quarter before adding a fourth score in the third quarter.
Sam Poignant had 60 rushing yards on 12 carries for RV, while Henderson had 40 total yards — 22 passing, 15 rushing and 3 receiving. VOLLEYBALL At Springfield Taylor Gibson was named tournament MVP over the weekend at the Springfield Lutheran tournament after leading La Salle-Peru to a second-place finish.
The Lady Cavaliers beat Springfield Lutheran (25-17, 23-25, 15-10), Christ Our Rock (25-7, 25-8) and Routt (25-7, 25-8) before losing to Springfield (17-25, 25-21, 25-20) in the final.
Gibson finished with 57 points, 30 kills, 26 digs and eight aces, while Ellie Senica had 39 points, 31 kills and nine blocks as she earned a spot on the all-tournament team. At Peru/Spring Valley Tessa Holland slammed down 42 kills and served up eight aces Saturday to lead Fieldcrest to the St. Bede/Hall Early Bird Tournament championship.
In pool play, the Knights beat Peoria Manual (25-3, 25-6), St. Bede (25-11, 25-13) and Stark County (25-8, 25-16).
Fieldcrest beat Hall 25-14, 25-5 in the semifinals before topping Sherrard 25-19, 25-6 in the final.
Courtney Moritz had 84 aces for the Knights, while Emmie Wiesenhofer had 30 kills and nine aces.
Hall placed third after going 2-1 in pool play with victories over Galva (25-12, 25-17) and Kewanee (20-25, 25-19, 15-11) and a loss to Sherrard (25-22, 15-25, 15-12).
The Lady Red Devils lost to Fieldcrest in the semifinals before beating St. Bede 25-23, 26-24 in the third-place match.
Brooke Keegan had 81 assists and 24 digs for Hall, while Elle Herrmann put down 32 kills.
St. Bede was fourth after going 2-1 in pool play with wins over Stark County (17-25, 25-10, 15-9) and Manual (25-9, 25-15) and a loss to Fieldcrest.
The Lady Bruins lost to Sherrard 25-19, 25-17 in the semifinals before losing to Hall in the third-place match.
Hanna Bima had 29 kills and four blocks for the Lady Bruins, while Kourtney Knecht had 25 points and nine aces. At Rockford Marquette placed third Saturday in the 16-team Rockford East E-Rab Tournament. The Lady Crusaders won their pool by beating Rockford East (25-22, 25-11) and Hampshire (25-22, 25-15) and splitting with Oregon (26-25, 20-25).
Marquette lost 25-20, 25-11 to Quincy Notre Dame in the semifinals before beating Belvidere North 21-25, 25-22, 16-14 in the third-place match.
Marquette’s Kendall Kaufmann and Sydnee Stalker were named to the all-tournament first team, while Eleanor McCallum was named to the third team. Kaufmann had 30 kills and 22 points, while Stalker had 25 kills, 32 digs and 22 points. BOYS SOCCER At Oregon Princeton went 2-3 over the weekend to finish fourth at the Oregon Tournament. The Tigers beat Rockford Christian Life 4-0 and Westminster Christian 3-0 but lost to Keith (3-1), Rock Island (2-0) and Monmouth-Roseville (3-1).
Garrett Duffin scored five goals for the Tigers, including a hat trick in the win over Westminster Christian.
Mendota went 3-2 in the tournament. GIRLS GOLF At La Salle Jackie Somolski shot a team-best 96 on Saturday as La Salle-Peru finished fourth at its six-team Lady Cavs Invite at Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club.
The Lady Cavaliers finished with 419 strokes.
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