It was appropriate on a day of summer conditions weather-wise that Pekin senior golfer Summer Dick shot a career-low round for 18 holes.
Dick shot 90, including a 39 on the back nine, in the fifth annual Saints Shootout on Saturday hosted by Bloomington Central Catholic at Prairie Vista.
Jaden Rogers (115), Sarah Butler (116) and Madison Raines (120) also scored for the Dragons. Dick and Butler each had a birdie.
Pekin’s 441 team total left it in 16th place out of 18 teams. Normal U-High won with 307.
BRADY’S BUNCH: The Pekin boys golf team has gotten solid contributions from several players this season. On Saturday, it was Brady Hilst’s turn.
He shot 79 -- matching Mason Minkel’s team-leading score -- in helping the Dragons finish in a tie for fifth place among 12 teams at the Geneseo Invitational at Sugar Maple.
Hilst and Minkel tied for 16th place individually and each earned a medal for a top-20 finish.
“Brady played well. He was locked in,” said Pekin coach Jeremy Crouch. “Our kids did a great job battling the heat. We played a practice round Friday at Sugar Maple, and it was chilly and rainy. The course conditions were much different Saturday.”
Cooper Theleritis (85) and Ethan Sullivan (85) also scored for Pekin, giving the Dragons a 328 team score and a tie with Ridgewood. Justin Taphorn (86) and Adam Cash (93) rounded out the Dragons’ lineup.
Edwardsville won with 309.
SHEPPARD MOVES ON: Tim Sheppard made match play with a second 75 in the U.S. Senior Amateur on Sunday.
The Team Tazewell River Cup veteran from East Peoria birdied the 18th hole at par-72 Eugene (Ore.) Country Club to tie for 34th place. The top 64 advanced in the U.S. Golf Association national championship.
First-round leader Gregory Condon of Monte Vista, Calif., shot 72 to finish tied for first with Jeff Wilson (Fairfield, Calif.), who shot 70 to match Condon at 5-under 139.
Joe Palmer of West Des Moines, Iowa, was third after a 68, which was the low round of the day, put him at 2-under 142.
Defending champion Sean Knapp, who was tied with Sheppard after the first round, shot 77 to drop to T-52.
NOAH’S ARC: Noah Madrigal scored three goals on assists from three different teammates to lead nationally ranked Peoria Notre Dame to a 3-1 boys soccer victory Saturday at Normal U-High.
Madrigal found the net just 3:37 into the match on a Declan Dillon assist to start the scoring. The Irish junior made it 2-0 just before intermission on an assist from Myles Sophanavong at 38:53.
Seven minutes into the second half, Madrigal, the 2017 Peoria Journal Star Boys Soccer Player of the Year, completed the trifecta on a Jack Immesoete assist.
U-High spoiled the potential shutout two minutes later, on a penalty kick from Noah Klauss.
Notre Dame is ranked 24th in the nation by Top Drawer Soccer.
ICC WINS TWICE: The Illinois Central College volleyball team won its first two matches of the season at the Waubonsee Tournament in Sugar Grove on Sunday afternoon.
The Cougars bounced back after dropping two matches Saturday and defeated Kishwaukee College 25-15, 25-10, 25-23 and Iowa Lakes 25-16, 25-17, 25-17.
In the first match against Kishwaukee, Courtney Oeder had 11 kills and six blocks to lead ICC (2-3).
ICC’s Maddie McCunn had 14 assists and four aces, while teammates Samantha Garcia (Washington) and Amanda Pratt each had 10 digs.
In the second match against Iowa Lakes, Pratt and Mary O’Brien each had 10 kills to lead the Cougars.
FOE HEADS SOUTH: The Illinois Central College men’s soccer team earned a 2-0 home victory over South Suburban on Sunday afternoon.
Vincent Forment took an assist from Federico Zanna to put the Cougars ahead 1-0 in the 15th minute.
ICC set the final score in the 72nd when Layee Kromah found Adrian Garcia for a goal.
ICC goalkeeper Antonio Castro had five saves, while Suburban goalkeeper Ben Newey had three.
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