GENEVA – Geneva’s Grace Ginsberg shined Tuesday in the team’s final tuneup before Friday’s Kane County girls track and field meet as the Vikings defeated Batavia, 103-39.
The junior took titles in the 100-meter hurdles (17.34) and 300 hurdles (50.9) while also winning the triple jump with an effort of 32 feet, 3 inches.
“She’s been our top hurdler pretty much all season, but actually she’s been a little bit dinged up so we’re trying to keep her sharp for these big meets,” Vikings coach Peter Raak said.
A gymnast during the winter, Ginsberg has taken quickly to triple jump.
“Triple jump is a lot of strength in your legs, so the fact she has a lot of gym strength, that helps out so much,” Raak said. “Core strength in general really helps, and she’s got that, for sure.”
Batavia’s Samantha Healy won the shot put, throwing 30-4½.
St. Charles East 2, Elgin 0: At Elgin, East’s Mike Boehmer spaced three hits and nine strikeouts in six innings before Mick Vyzral pitched the seventh for his school single-season record fifth save.
Alex Abate, Jake Clodi and Adam Rojas each went 2 for 2 for the Saints (11-7, 7-5 Upstate Eight River), with Clodi and Rojas driving in runs in East’s two-run third.
Batavia 11, Larkin 2: At Batavia, Dino Simoncelli drove in four runs and Kyle Niemiec drove in three in support of winning pitcher Evan Acosta for Batavia (13-3, 9-2 UEC River).
Batavia 13, Larkin 1 (5 inn.): At Batavia, Natalie Offutt went 3 for 4 with a home run and six RBIs and Ryanne Rokos, Toni Galas, Christina Karius and Brieann Cruz had two hits apiece for the Bulldogs in the UEC River win.
St. Francis 2, Wheaton Academy 1 (PK shootout): At Wheaton, St. Francis got a regulation goal from Elli Pointer off a Brooke Roback assist and Roback and Taylor Van Thournout converted penalty kicks in the shootout to lift St. Francis 5-4-1, 5-1 Suburban Christian Conference) to the rivalry win.
The Spartans survived despite playing down a player for most of the second half and overtime periods because of a red card. Wheaton Academy tied the match with about 7:50 to play in the second half.
Brianna Miulli was St. Francis’ goalkeeper in regulation while Tamryn Syron was the keeper in the shootout, making one stop and watching as three other Warriors attempts went off-frame.
St. Charles North 7, Streamwood 0: At Streamwood, Lizzie Parrilli scored twice and Ashlyn Walter, Hanna Durocher and Amanda Czerniak each had a goal and an assist as North (10-2-1, 4-0-1 UEC River) rolled in conference play.
Geneva def. Streamwood, 2-0 (25-18, 25-20): At Streamwood, Nick Buseski (10 kills) and Chris Parrilli (nine) sparked the Geneva attack, while David Franz dished 19 assists in UEC River play.
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St. Charles North 11, Riverside-Brookfield 4: At St. Charles, Nick Traxler scored five goals and had three steals and John Pretet and Ross Davis scored two goals each to power North (16-6-1).