PR’s Stevens perfect in win

After giving up a home run as her only hit the last time she faced Huntley, Prairie Ridge’s Kirsten Stevens wasn’t taking any chances Monday. 

Stevens struck out 14 in a perfect game, and the Wolves pushed across a run in the top of the seventh inning to get the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win in Huntley. 

Prairie Ridge softball coach Mike Buck said the defense of third baseman Clare Boman was critical in getting the perfect game. Boman knocked down several line drives and made a barehanded scoop to get a runner at first. 

“[Stevens has] been pitching well all year,” Buck said. “In order for a pitcher to pitch a perfect game, there’s got to be some great defensive plays.” 

Also for the Wolves (14-2, 4-1 FVC Valley), Maddie Drain went 2 of 3. Haley Spannraft did not give up an earned run for the Red Raiders (13-6, 1-4) in the loss.   

Johnsburg 4, Woodstock North 3: At Woodstock, Bri Bear drove in all four runs, including a two-run home run, for the Skyhawks (7-9, 5-1) in their FVC Fox win.

Sierra Meiners went 3 for 4 for the Thunder (3-9, 1-4), with Bria Romaine adding two hits.

McHenry 10, Dundee-Crown 0 (6 inn.): Kristin Koepke and Cassie Arns combined for a no-hitter for McHenry in an FVC Valley Division win against the Chargers (3-8, 0-4 FVC Valley). Also for the Warriors (12-5, 3-1), Alex Martens drove in four runs.

Genoa-Kingston 11, Richmond-Burton 1 (5 inn.): At Richmond, Brogan Etten doubled for the Rockets (5-6, 4-4) in a Big Northern Conference East Division loss.

CL Central 11, Woodstock 0 (5 inn.): At Woodstock, Sara McConnell struck out 12 for the Tigers (8-4, 4-0) in an FVC Fox Division win. Hannah Jacobs doubled for the Blue Streaks. (2-10, 0-4).

Hampshire 5, Grayslake Central 4: At Hampshire, Jordan Hook hit a two-run homer for the Whip-Purs (6-11, 1-3) in an FVC Fox Division win. 

Alden-Hebron 8-10, Christian Liberty Academy 0-0: At Arlington Heights, Sparkle Lagerhausen struck out 18 and won both games in a doubleheader, Northeastern Athletic Conference sweep for the Giants (11-3, 6-0).


Cary-Grove triangular: Cary-Grove freshman Nikki Freeman threw an area-best 126-0 in the discus as the Trojans won their own triangular meet with 103 points.

Woodstock had 42 and Jacobs had 38.

Freeman, whose brother Josh won Class 3A state titles in the shot put and discus last year, also threw 34-7 to win the shot put.

Joslyn Nicholson broke her own school record with a 36-9 3/4 in the triple jump.

Woodstock sisters Grace and Maura Beattie won back-to-back events with Grace winning the 300 low hurdles and Maura winning the 1,600 meters.

Dundee-Crown triangular: At Carpentersville, McHenry won the meet with 84 points, Dundee-Crown took second with 78 points and CL South took third with 21 points.

Katie Purich won the 400 meter dash in 1:07.18 for the Warriors. Emily Michalski won the long jump for the Chargers at 15 feet, two and half inches. Gina Patinella won the pole vault at 8 feet for the Gators.


Prairie Ridge 5, CL South 0: At Crystal Lake, Larissa Dooley and Jordan Reitz each scored two goals for the Wolves (10-2-1, 3-0), with Becca Hoklas recording three assists in their FVC Valley win.

Kiley Britten had seven saves in goal for the Gators (8-4-1, 0-3).

Huntley 7, Grayslake Central 0: At Huntley, Deanna Hecht scored three goals for the Red Raiders (13-2-1) in an FVC crossover win. 

Richmond-Burton 6, Marengo 0: At Richmond, Courtney Kaminscky scored two goals for the Rockets (10-0-1, 6-0-1) in a BNC East Division win.

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