WHEATON – The Wheaton Academy football team won its first conference game of the season, defeating Walther Lutheran, 47-25, on Saturday at Wheaton College.
The Warriors (2-3, 1-2 Suburban Christian Conference Gold) got three touchdown passes and a touchdown run from sophomore David Thrasher. Running back John Gemmel added three rushing touchdowns for the Warriors.
The Warriors rallied from early deficits of 13-0 and 19-7.
Seven different Warriors notched receptions, with Nate Lopez and Marino Costello snaring two catches apiece.
Waubonsie Valley Warrior Blast: Batavia placed third in the 12-team tournament, going 4-1 in the two-day event. The Bulldogs (13-10) lost to Neuqua Valley in the semifinals before beating Plainfield Central for third place.
Heather Meyer (41 digs, 35 kills) was named to the all-tournament team for Batavia, while teammates Audrey Faulhaber (92 assists) and Shea Stanley (42 kills) also had big tournaments.
Rock River Run: Geneva won the 15-team invite in Sterling behind a fourth-place individual performance from Kathryn Adelman (18:41) and a sixth-place showing from Emma McSpadden (18:52).
Brianna Bower (18:58) came in eighth individually for third-place Kaneland.
Hinsdale Invitational: At Prairie Bluff in Lockport, St. Charles North shot a 326 in a middle-of-the-pack finish in the 10-team event. Raghav Cherala led North with a 5-over par 77, while JT Grill (80) and Matt Samuelson (81) were among North's other contributors on the windy day. Santino Salamone and Ben Connor each shot 88s.
The North Stars were the top local finisher in a tournament that also included Batavia and Geneva. Nate Desens shot a 79 to lead the Vikings (331).
Oswego Invite: Batavia placed second in the eight-team invite, receiving second-finishes in singles (Nora McClure) and doubles (Jenny Mizikar/Brooke LeFevre).