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Prep roundup: WWS softball wins big in debut

Wheaton Warrenville South’s softball team began the 2014 season by winning two out of three games.

The squad beat Hinsdale South 19-0 on April 1, scoring eight runs in both the second and fourth innings.

Maggie Graham went 3-for-4 with a home run, six RBIs and three runs scored. Jenny Harkabus had two hits, including a triple, and five RBIs.

Brooke Wilson went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Maya Keating produced two hits, three runs scored and two RBIs.

Maddie Briggs pitched four innings, allowing just one hit.

A day later, Wheaton Warrenville South split a doubleheader with West Chicago, winning 2-1 before falling 4-3 in eight innings.

In the opener, Briggs struck out 11 in a complete-game effort. Harkabus was 3-for-3 at the plate while Arianna Caldarone drove in both runs in the sixth inning.

The Tigers nearly pulled off the sweep but gave up single runs in the seventh and eight frames of the nightcap. Taylor Blair fanned eight in a complete-game effort.

Wheaton North

The Falcons dropped a doubleheader to St. Charles East on Saturday, falling 9-0 and 5-4. Kat Meyer had a double in each game.

Wheaton Academy

Plating eight runs in the third inning, the Warriors beat Walther Christian 15-1 on Monday. Angela Graff had a double, two RBIs and three runs scored to lead the offense.

In the pitching circle, Michelle Ridderhoff, Autumn Ratliff and Andi Pivaronas combined to allow just four hits.


Wheaton Warrenville South

Wheaton Warrenville South finished in 10th place at its own 2014 Tiger Classic tournament.

The squad beat Buffalo Grove 25-12, 25-22 in the quarterfinals of the Silver Flight Saturday before defeating Moeller 25-27, 25-23, 25-20 in the semis.

The Tigers then fell 25-12, 25-23 to DeSmet in the ninth-place match.

On April 4, the Tigers beat Neuqua Valley 25-22, 25-21 and lost to Lincoln-Way Central 25-23, 26-24 as part of pool play.

In the win over Neuqua, Jared Wilcox totaled 13 kills and Ben Carpio finished with 26 assists.

Wilcox was named to the all-tournament team.

St. Francis

The Spartans defeated Geneva 25-14, 25-13 on Monday as Jeff Jendryk produced 10 kills and seven blocks. Robert Smith dished out 23 assists, John Messa had eight digs, Dan Zurawski finished with five kills and Joe Denny added four kills.


Wheaton Warrenville South

The Tigers captured the title at Saturday’s Gene Shipley Invitational in Moline with 147 points.

Emma Dalan won the 300-meter hurdles title with a time of 47.14, which was two seconds ahead of the her closest competition. Sara Atkins won the 1,600 in 5:23.92 and the 4 x 800 relay team of Atkins, Emma Dalan, Allison McGrath and Brooke Seivers won in 9:48.29.

Kendall Laveen placed second in the 3,200. Adding third-place finishes were Emma Schroer (800), Alex Enright (100 hurdles) and Jessica Winternmeimer (200), while Ellen Anderson finished fourth in the 400.

The 4 x 100 team of Alexis Correa, Kaydee Snodgress, Winternmeimer and Sydney Young was second (52.32), as was the 4 x 400 quartet of Sabine Fahey, Enright, Erica Marske and Dalan.

In the field events, Jade Bagjas won both the shot put (36 feet, 7.75 inches) and the discus (100-7). Heidi Nassos placed first in the pole vault after clearing 9-6.

Erin Zappia was second in the high jump.

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