SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lockport dominates sectional; Joliet West duo headed to state

Lockport hosted its own IHSA badminton sectional last week and took advantage of the home court.

The Porters dominated the sectional, scoring 18 points to win the title.

In the singles bracket, Lockport advanced both Hannah Burke and Jenna Franzen to the state meet.

Burke won the sectional defeating Mia Ko of Sandburg 21-19, 18-21, 22-20, Taryn Bank of Plainfield North 21-19, 21-11, then beating her teammate Franzen 30-29, 21-13.

Before falling to Burke, Franzen defeated Brooke Conzachi of Plainfield North 21-12, 21-9 and Emily Tunney of Sandburg 21-16, 21-17.

The Porters also placed in the top two spots in doubles as Jessica Miller and Haley Egelhof placed first by defeating teammates Alexis Duda and McKenzie Ebel 21-6, 21-12.

To reach the finals, Miller and Egelhof defeated Joliet West 21-4, 21-6 and Plainfield North 21-12, 21-0, while Duda and Ebel beat Plainfield Central 22-21, 21-7 and Sandburg 21-12, 21-17.

Also advancing was the Joliet West doubles team of Kortnie Hammac and Regan Kinser.


Minooka placed second at the Southwest Prairie Conference girls track and field meet with 92 points, while Oswego East won the title with 145.

Mackenzie Callahan placed first in the 800 meter run in a time of 2 minutes, 15.79 seconds.

Emily Shelton was first in the 1600 run in 5:06.13 and finished second in the 3200 run (11:14.60) behind teammate Ashley Tutt, who ran the race in 11:14.46.

Brooklyn Bachmann placed second in the pole vault, clearing 10-feet.

In the triple jump, Aaliyah Young was third with a leap of 34-4.5


Lexi Cerven scored three runs to help Minooka to a 7-3 nonconference win over rival Morris. The win earned sophomore pitcher Alex Loizon her first varsity win. The Indians (9-11) got RBI from Sally Tyrell, Julie Czerniakowski and Shannon Stuckley.

Defending Class 4A state champion Marist needed  a pair of runs in the seventh inning to get past Joliet Catholic Academy (11-6, 1-2) 4-2.

Reilly Jo Swanson scored both runs for the Angels, one on a wild pitch and one on an fielder’s choice off the bat off Meghan Harrison.

• Lockport defeated Bolingbrook 12-3 in league action.

The Porters scored six runs in the sixth including a grand slam by Halle Hollatz.

Elly Hagen got the win for Lockport. She allowed three runs over seven innings. Hagen struck out three, walked one and gave up seven hits.

The Porters also got an RBI double from Tara McElligott.

A day earlier, Bailee Moll hit two home runs to carry Lockport to a 4-0 win over Homewood-Flossmoor.

Julie Cielenski pitched a shutout, allowing no opposing players to cross the plate on four hits while ringing up three.

Emily Dyba had an RBI double to drive in McElligott.

The win was the second shutout win in a row as the Porters defeated Joliet West 11-0 May 3.

The Porters tallied 10 runs in the first three innings to put the game away.

Lockport got RBI doubles by Gracis Voulgaris and Zara Voulgaris in the first to start the game.   in the first inning and a two-run double by Voulgaris, an RBI double by Emily Dybas, a three-run home run by Voulgaris, and an error during the second inning supplied the early offense for Lockport Porters Varsity.

Zara Voulgaris racked up four RBI, including a home run, while Gracie drove in three.

Bailey Delrose threw the shutout allowing only three hits while fanning one.


Lockport (11-9, 7-2) fell 11-1 to Edwardsville at the Tigers Classic tournament. Joey McGuire had an RBI single for the Porters.

A game earlier in SWSC play, Lockport defeated Joliet Central 7-1.

Ryan Gabriel pitched the win. Anthony Cocco was 2-4, including a double and 2-run home run.

Gavin Lovesky was 2-2 with a double and Matt Harder was 2-3 with a pair of RBI.

Also in league play, the Porters defeated Stagg 8-7.

Cocco was 2-4 with 3 RBI, including another 2-run homer. Stephen Hill was 2-3 and also blasted a 2-run home run. Harder and Nick Strysik also had RBI.

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