Sports Roundup: Fehr leads Hawks in net play

FAIRBURY — Prairie Central volleyball head coach Kirsten Smith felt Monday was a good night to try something a little different and it proved effective as the Hawks handled Watseka in two sets of their nonconference match at PCHS.

“We did try something new, and I kind of just threw it at them, but they ran with it and managed it after the first few rotations without any guidance,” Smith said. “The girls played well as a team; they were scrappy when needed.”

Prairie Central rolled with the adjustment and came away with a 25-21, 25-15 victory.

Kerigan Fehr led the PC attack with 7 kills and Gracie Edelman ean the show with 11 assists. Bella Mekarski was the top server with 8 points, including an ace.

Gyllian Davies was a wall at the net with 3 blocks in pacing the defense. Mekarski came up with 11 digs.

Prairie Central lost the sophomore match 25-21, 25-17.

Flanagan-Cornell-Marquette

FLANAGAN — Marquette left town with a 25-18, 25-16 nonconference victory over host Flanagan-Cornell on Monday.

The loss drops the Falcons' mark to 11-11. Kortney Harms had 6 kills and Raegan Montello collected 10 assists for the Flanagan-Cornell offense. Kalynne Kindermann came up with 8 digs.

The Falcons also dropped the sophomore match 25-22, 23-25, 15-12. The freshmen won 25-10, 25-20.

Lexington-Woodland

WOODLAND — Avery Poppe had a statistical double double as she led Lexington to a two-set victory over host Woodland in a nonconference match at the Warrior Dome Monday.

Poppe had 14 kills on offense and 14 digs on defense as the Minutemen posted a 25-21, 25-21 win over the Warriors. Mary Doll guided the offense with 12 assists and Emma Bennett had 6 assists.

Vivian Wright also had 14 digs on defense and Issy Bennett made 1 block.

Lexington claimed the frosh-soph match 25-21, 25-6.

Golf

EPG-Pontiac

EL PASO — Freshman Cayden Masching tied for low honors in leading Pontiac to a 173-180 boys' dual golf victory over host El Paso-Gridley at El Paso Golf Course Monday.

Masching checked in with a 40, which was good medalist honors with EPG's Garrison Meyer.

Peyton Von Holten and Henry Brummel each carded a 44 and Zach Masching tallied a 45 to complete the Pontiac scoring. Nolan Mennenga had a 54 and Jack Dalrymple had a 58.

Complementing Meyer's 40 for the Titans were Landon Dohman with a 44, Mitchell Wilson's 45 and Alex Hepp with a 51. Caden Deckard had a 52 and Wyatt Czapar came in with a 56.

Henry DeYoung led the junior varsity group with a 49 for PTHS. Mason Schlosser shot a 52, Owen Masching and Conrad Pfaff each came in with a 53. Isaac Torkelson and Kerr Bauman each had a 57.

Cross Country

DWIGHT — Cam Fenton led Pontiac to the boys title of the Trojan Invitational cross country meet last week and Jaden Lucas was the individual champion in the girls' race.

The Indians tallied 40 points to edge runnerup Herscher (47) in the boys meet held at Dwight Country Club. Pontiac's girls came in third, falling behind Herscher and Beecher.

Fenton placed second individually with a time of 17 minutes, 17 seconds. Fernando Dailey was next for the Tribe and seventh overall with a mark of 17:56. Jake DeWald followed in 11th at 18:31 and Levi Rients was 14th at 18:49. Tyler Hanson completed the scoring with a time of 19:30 for 19th place. Aiden Christenson had a time of 21:12.

Jaden Lucas won the girls' race with a time of 20:37. Brianna Hilleary was next for the Tribe with a time of 24:34, which was goof for 21st overall. Lily White was close behind at 26:36 for 24th and Kailyn Tooley followed in 25th at 27:01. Aliyah Dailey completed the scoring with a time of 29:13 for 29th place, edging teammate Julie Godart had a time of 29:56.

The Pontiac JV boys were second, just three points behind Herscher. Logan McCabe was second overall with a time of 19:33.4 to lead PTHS. Maverick Wilcox was third at 20:40.3. Drew Lauritsen had a time of 21:42.2, Brody Karr crossed at 22:29 and Daniel Hernandez finished in 23:14.

Jr. High Girls Basketball

OTTAWA — Pontiac ghot off to a rough start to its grade school girls' basketball season after taking a pair of losses to host Wallace Monday.

The seventh grade Warriors fell 21-9. Araceli Serna had 6 points for PJHS while Bailee Branscum added 2 points and Rylie Stadler had 1 point.

The eighth grade Warriors lost 49-13. Pontiac managed just six points over the final three periods after putting up seven in the opening frame.

Brinlee Dearth had 5 points to lead the PJHS offense. Vaniece Johnson, Natalie Taylor, Caitlin Fuhr and Kallee Pennington had 2 points apiece. Vaniece Johnson had 5 rebounds while Laniece Johnson and Taylor each grabbed 4 boards.

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