Girls Prep Roundup: Prairie Ridge softball edges Jacobs

Sammy Hempen hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead Prairie Ridge softball to an 8-7 win against Jacobs in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play in Crystal Lake.

The Wolves (13-7, 5-3 FVC) trailed the Eagles 7-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning but scored six runs to tie the game. Maddie Drain led the comeback with a three-run home run in the sixth. Sammi Chapnick added a double and two RBIs. 

Alyssa Lach led the Golden Eagles (12-10, 2-7 FVC Valley) with a double and an RBI. Courtney Cotugno and Teaghan Richman were both 2 for 4 with an RBI. 

Hampshire 10, Johnsburg 0 (5 inn.): At Johnsburg, Becca Hurst hit a home run and had two RBIs to lead the Whip-Purs (16-9, 9-0 FVC Fox) to the FVC Fox Division win. Aly Snider was 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs and Sara Finn added two hits and two runs scored. Haley Widmayer pitched five innings, giving up three hits and striking out seven.

Morgan Post and Carly Wilson each had a hit for the Skyhawks (4-16, 2-6 FVC Fox).

Alden-Hebron 14, Hiawatha 4 (6 inn.): At Hebron, the Giants (13-9) won in nonconference play. Zoee Lagerhausen was 3 for 4 with two runs scored, a double and two RBIs and Madi Brown added three runs scored and an RBI. Kasandra Clauss (9-9) picked up the win striking out 10 over six innings. 

Grayslake Central 11, Woodstock North 5: At Woodstock, the Thunder (1-18, 0-9, FVC Fox) lost in FVC Fox Division play. Sierra Meiners had a double and two RBIs and Madison Wirfs was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Genoa-Kingston 13, Harvard 1: At Harvard, the Hornets lost in BNC East Division play. Maty Brincks was 2 for 2 with an RBI and Sam McCloud added a hit. 

Crystal Lake South 4, Cary-Grove 2: At Cary, the Gators (11-9, 3-4 FVC Valley) scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning to win in FVC Valley Division play. Brookelynn Maddox was two for 3 with two doubles and Kim Woods added a run and an RBI. Hailee Massie got the win pitching seven innings, allowing two runs, six hits and striking out six.

Brianne Prank and Caroline Zasadil each had an RBI for the Trojans (12-9, 5-3 FVC Valley).

McHenry 19, Dundee-Crown 4 (5 inn.): At McHenry, the Warriors (13-5, 7-1 FVC Valley) scored 11 runs in the third inning to win in FVC Valley Division play. Kristin Koepke was 4 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and four RBIs and Alex Martens was 3 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs. Dana Walsh added four runs scored and two RBIs. 

Isabel Rodriguez was 1 for 2 with two RBIs and Mallory Schilf added two hits for the Chargers. 


CL Central 3, Johnsburg 1: At Crystal Lake, Katie Beck scored two goals and Tatyana Gusakow had a goal and an assist for the Tigers (8-4-1, 4-1 FVC Fox) in an FVC Fox Division win. 

Delaney Pruitt scored for the Skyhawks.

Woodstock 5, Woodstock North 0: At Woodstock, the Blue Streaks (13-4, 4-1 FVC Fox) won in FVC Fox Division play. Brecken Overly and Anna Lopatin each had a goal and an assist for Woodstock. Emma Thill, Allie Behrens and Selena Juarez each added a goal. 

Cary-Grove 7, Dundee-Crown 0: At Cary, Genna Sobieszczyk and Carli Petersen each had a hat trick as the Trojans (9-6-1) won in FVC Valley play. Alex Airhart had a goal and Emma Baker added two assists. 

McHenry 3, Jacobs 2: At McHenry, Avalon Senn-Raemont scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Warriors (13-6, 3-2 FVC Valley) to the FVC Valley Division win. Alexis Morales scored the game-winning goal for McHenry. 

Grayslake Central 5, Hampshire 2: At Hampshire, the Whip-Purs (3-11-1, 1-4 FVC Fox) lost in FVC Fox play. Claudia Lazar and Catherine Kochanski each had a goal and Kaila Kienzler made 25 saves for Hampshire. 


Big Northern Conference Meet: At Rock Falls, Marengo and Richmond-Burton finished in the top five at the meet. Marengo finished in fourth with 68 points and the Rockets ended up in fifth with 49 points. Harvard finished in tenth with 22 points.

Sophie Stricker of Harvard won the 400-meter run with a final time of 1:01.23. Miranda Halverson of R-B finished in second in both the 200 (26.55) and the 400 (1:01.68). 

Marengo's Allie Sprague finished second in both the 800 (2:23.23) and the 1,600 (5:22.23) and Kitty Allen finished in third in the 1,600 (5:27.52) and the 3,200 (11:42.93.)

Harvard won the 3,200 relay with a time of 10:05.16 and Richmond-Burton was second in the 400 relay (51.63). 

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