Shepherd girls go 3-0
Shepherd’s eighth-grade women’s basketball team (3-0) defeated Bureau Valley 38-21, led by Ashlynn Ganiere (21 points), Reese Purcell (five), Meredith Waldron (four) and Alaina Schultz ( four). The eighth-year Rams previously beat Parkside 34-10 (Ganiere 13, Purcell 11, Karsyn Moore six) and Morris 39-4 (Purcell 15, Ganiere 12, Waldron 10).
Shepherd’s seventh graders fell 25-10 against Bureau Valley despite four points from Kennedy Kane; lost 14-10 to Parkside with Kane scoring six points and Chloe Thrush four; and outscored Morris 10-4 paced by Kane’s seven points.
Shepherd football moves to 12-0-1
Shepherd Football Club (12-0-1) tied Mendota 2-2, with goals from Maddox Mathew (assisting Luca Fernandez) and the equalizer four minutes from time from Rory Moore.
Prior to that, the Rams had outscored Ransom 6-1 (Mathews two goals, one each from Aleixo Fernandez, Moore, Nevan Holloway and Fernandez) and 5-0 (Leo Carrizo-England two goals, one each from Allison Powers, Isaac Jennings and Dylan Sorveno).
Shepherd also won the Milton Pope tournament, following shutout wins over hosts Wallace and Lisbon with a 4-2 win over Milton Pope. Fernandez was named the tournament’s MVP.
Wallace football wins 2 over Milton Pope
Wallace Football Club (7-2) swept a pair of games from Milton Pope – 5-1 (Jake Torres three goals, Grant Muenchow and Joey Tipple one goal, Logan Cottingham eight saves) and 7-1 (Micah Mooneyham three goals, Brogan Cantlin two, one each from Kellen Myers and Maddie Gibbons).
Shepherd Softball Wins Regional Title
The Shepherd Softball Team defeated Prairie Central 9-5 for an IESA Class 3A Regional Championship.
Adelyn Russell (11 Ks) kicked off the win for the Rams, with offensive leaders including Ashlynn Ganiere (three hits, RBI), Kendall Biba (two hits, RBI) and Addison Stapleton (two hits).
Shepherd went down 9-1 to Olympia in the section.
Streator Youth Soccer Week 5 results
Here are the results of Streator Youth Soccer’s Week 5 action, featuring some outstanding players (as selected by the coaches):
SHS Soccer 6, First State 0: Standout — Colson Jones, Aaron Fulkerson, Jayce Handzus, Vivian Olson
Gavin’s Lawncare 4, Jake’s Landscaping 1: Standout — Jett Barnett, Alexander Finklelstein, Kinzlee Fryman, Wesley Bennet
Lion’s Club 3, SOCU 1: Standout—Zerrina Flores, Wyall Frittz, Wesely Moore, Logan Skinner
Louie’s Lawns 3, Lori’s Mailbox 0: stars — Beau Ondrey, Camila Mascote, Kali Brown, Lexi Friedrick
TNT Lawncare 5, Squeakers 3: Standout — Jackson Lukach, Dylan Brown, Cameron Tutko, Aria Pinney
Broadway Pub 2, Eplin Home Improvement 2: Standout — Braison Kelly, Camila Flores, Lamaree Horton, Zola Lopez
State Farm 5, The Eastwood 3: stars — Jade Carrillo, Leo Velazquez, Jett Abbott, Gabrial Zuniga
Joe’s Stationhouse 3, Chipper’s 1: stars — Scarlett Harcharik, Victoria Reel
S&M Concrete 3, Feken Trucking 3: standout — Mason Moore, Christian Moreno, Erin Christie, Kaedyn Brown
Bill Walsh 7, Frank’s Pet Shop 3: Stars — Makenna Davies, Phoenix Velazquez, Jade Weisbrook, Race Abbott
Vactor 5, Jerry’s 2: Standout – Aiden Johnson, Maddox Magana, Emma Luckach, Keagan Chalkey
Legends 1, Sunbelt Rentals 1: Standout — Caleb Ohmes, Kaiden Cooper, John Landrum, Evan Ostrom
Virago 5, Elite 1 luxury bus
Hatzer & Son 4, More on Main 3