Softball: Jamie O’Brien’s hit lifts Neuqua Valley over St. Charles North
Jamie O’Brien’s two-out RBI single to left field gave Neuqua Valley a 3-2 win over St. Charles North, and sent the Wildcats to their first win of the season.
One team was unbeaten and one team was winless, until Neuqua Valley’s Jamie O’Brien changed everything.
O’Brien’s two-out RBI single to left field gave host Neuqua a 3-2 win over St. Charles North, and gave the Wildcats their first win of the season. O’Brien was hitless in three previous at-bats against North Stars ace Sabrina Rabin but she felt confident in her final trip to the plate.
Softball: St. Charles East wins pitchers’ duel over Waubonsie Valley
St. Charles East’s Haley Beno struck out six and gave up three hits in earning the 4-0 win over Waubonsie Valley Tuesday.
With seven starters back from last year’s Class 4A state runner-up, there’s good reason for St. Charles East coach Kelly Horan to say the “expectations are high” for her team.
The Saints showed why Tuesday in a 4-0 shutout of Waubonsie Valley in a crossover that opened Upstate Eight Conference play for both teams.
Baseball: Providence outlasts Naperville Central in slugfest
Dylan Rosa’s two-RBI double highlighted a nine-run explosion in the top of the eighth inning as Providence pulled away for a 17-8 victory over host Napervile Central.
Featuring a pair of perennial state baseball powers, all it took was two innings Tuesday to feel like it was going to be one of those games.
Nine combined runs through two innings served as a precursor as both Providence and Naperville Central went on a tear at the plate.
Baseball: Geneva comes back to edge Neuqua Valley
Playing without head coach Matt Hahn, whose 12-year-old son Drew had cancer surgery earlier in the day, Geneva rallied from a three-run deficit to tie Neuqua Valley in the fifth inning and then got the walkoff 4-3 win in the bottom of the seventh on Jack Wassel’s sacrifice fly.
There was an abundance of emotion in the Geneva dugout during Tuesday’s Upstate Eight Conference crossover against Neuqua Valley.
The Vikings were without head coach Matt Hahn, whose 12-year-old son Drew had cancer surgery earlier in the day.
Volleyball: Waubonsie Valley youth leads it to victory
Waubonsie Valley got eight kills each from Michael Simmons and Connor Douville as it escaped with a 25-22, 25-19 win over Geneva Tuesday.
Michael Simmons has seen the future.
“In practice, they play amazing,” Waubonsie Valley’s 6-4 senior outside hitter said of his young teammates like sophomores setter Jake Furman and juniors Jake Linden and Logan Yanisch. “I think they just get a little nervous during matches because they are first-year varsity players.