Sports Briefs: Lucas, Lee pace PTHS harriers


MORRIS — Aiden Lee placed in the top 10 to lead Pontiac to third place overall at the Morris Invitational cross country meet Wednesday.

Jaden Lucas finished second overall in the girls' race and Pontiac placed ninth in their meet.

Lee placed eighth overall for the boys with a time of 16 minutes, 47.1 seconds. This guided the Indians to third overall with 80 points in the nine-team meet. Sycamore won with 52 and Aurora Central Catholic was second at 55.

Cam Fenton came in 15th overall with a time of 17:09.1, which was good for second for PTHS. Placing third for the Tribe was Fernando Daily with a time of 17:45.9, which was 18th overall.

Jake DeWald crossed through the chute at 17:57.2 for 22nd overall and Jaxen Paine was 28th at 18:24.9 to complete the scoring. Levi Rients (18:59.6), Aiden Christenson (19:52) and Logan McCabe (20:57.8) also participated.

Lucas registered a time of 19:09.6 to place second in the girls' race. The Indians scored 231 points, which was ninth among the 13 teams competing.

Brianna Hilleary (24:22.5), Lily White (26:02), Madison Franklin (26:41.3) and Aliyah Daily (29:01.2) completed the scoring. Kailyn Tooley (30:17.2) also competed.

Tyler Hanson finished in eighth place of the junior varsity race with a time of 19:08. Maverick Wilcox (22:22.4), Drew Lauritsen (22:24.8), Hunter Christenson (22:48.9), Brady Karr (22:51.3), Kaden Hinds (24:00.8), Daniel Hernandez (24:43.1), Nicholas Doughan (25:20.6), Liam Reilly (26:06.7) and Beau Zygadlo (26:37.1) also competed.

Titans take golf triangular

EL PASO — Landon Dohman and Garrison Meyer tied for low in leading El Paso-Gridley to a boys' golf triangular victory over Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley and Cornerstone Christian Academy Wednesday at El Paso Golf Course.

Dohman and Meyer each came in with a 40 in tying for medalist honors. Mitchell Wilson shot 43 and Caden Deckard had a 48 to complete the Titans' scoring. Wyatt Czapar had a 58 and Alex Hepp shot 61.

EPG (3-0) finished with a 171, edging Cornerstone (174) by three strokes. GCMS had 185.

PJHS splits contests

WENONA — Pontiac split a pair of junior baseball games earlier this week, including posting a 10-5 victory over Fieldcrest on Wednesday.

The Warriors scored at least one run in every inning against the Knights. This helped Wyatt Williams pick up the win on the bump. Williams allowed five runs, six walks and six hits in four innings before leaving with a 7-5 lead. He struck out two Mason Dronenberg fanned one and allowed two hits in an inning of relief and Drew Christensen allowed a hit and two walks while fanning three in two scoreless innings of relief.

PJHS scored single runs in the first two innings and added tow in the third for a 4-0 lead. A three-run fourth made it 7-2. Single runs in each of the final three frames closed out the win.

Williams helped his cause with two hits and a run batted in. Cale Christenson also had a pair of hits and drove in a run and Bryce Robinson collected two hits. Josh Hartke had a triple and RBI.

On Tuesday, Bloomington proved too much with a 12-3 victory at the Rec-Plex. Ben Melchers had three hits, including a double, to lead the PJHS offense. Jackson Dukes had a hit and RBI while Robinson, Christenson, Hartke, Williams and Connor Shelton each singled.

Robinson took the loss as the starter, allowing five runs in 1 2/3 innings. He struck out two. Durham Fenton allowed four runs and struck out five in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Hartke yielded three runs and fanned two in two innings.

This article originally appeared on Pontiac Daily Leader: Sports briefs with Pontiac cross country, EPG golf, PJHS baseball