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Area roundup: Joliet West standout guard Teyvion Kirk choose Ohio University

JOLIET – Joliet West standout senior guard Teyvion Kirk has made his decision. He will continue his basketball career at NCAA Division I Ohio University in the Mid-American Conference.

The 6-foot-4 senior committed to Drake earlier but decommitted during his senior season. He chose Ohio over several other D-I suitors. The Bobcats finished 20-11 in 2016-17 under coach Saul Phillips.

Kirk was a finalist for The Herald-News player of the year honors. He averaged 19.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.2 steals, while leading the Tigers to a 26-4 season that ended with a 78-66 loss to Bolingbrook in the sectional finals. He was an Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Class 3A/4A second-team All-State selection, an Associated Press Class 4A honorable-mention All-Stater and the Southwest Prairie Conference MVP.


Lockport 11, Bolingbrook 1: CJ Weins went 2 for 3 with four RBIs and a two-run homer to lead the Porters (7-7, 1-1). Nick Strysik (two runs, RBI) and Conor Fitzgerald (two RBIs) each went 2 for 3. Ben Davis allowed seven hits and struck out six in five innings of work.

Lincoln-Way Central 7, Andrew 6: Dylan Post hit a three-run homer and Adam Brown hit a walk-off double in the win for the Knights (10-3).

Plainfield North 5, Romeoville 3: Tyler Horvath struck out nine for the Spartans and added a homer at the plate. Jeff Zack and Fernando Perez each drove in two RBIs.

St. Laurence 3, Lincoln-Way West 2: Marcus Seguin fanned four in five innings and allowed one hit and no runs. Kyler Kopacz and Jimmy Helfrich drove in runs, while Kevin Davis had a double for the Warriors.

Coal City 6, Pontiac 3: Beau Wills hurled four shutout innings for the Coalers (13-5), allowing no hits or walks and fanning four.

Seneca 15, Gardner-South Wilmington 5: Connor Hays, Austin Kavanaugh, Matthew Wepprecht, Nathan Wozniak and Joey Morales drove in runs.


Lockport 12, Homewood-Flossmoor 2 (5 inn.): Gracie Voulgaris had three hits, Emily Dybas had three RBIs, and Elly Hagen picked up the victory.

Lincoln-Way Central 11, Thornridge 0: Marina Esparza threw a complete game and struck out 11 for the Knights (11-3, 4-0).

Providence 12, Loyola 6: Jessica Miklos went 2 for 2 with three RBIs for the Celtics (9-6, 6-2). Shannon Smith had a three-RBI double, Lex Leighton went 3 for 4 with three runs, and Teagan Sopczak went 3 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs. Kailey Zych got the victory.

Morris 11, LaSalle-Peru 1 (5 inn.): Janelle Brehm (homer, two RBIs) and Abby Burns (three RBIs) each went 3 for 4. Ashley Phelps (homer), Melissa Benson and Jasmine Cook had two hits, while Ryan Friend had a home run and two RBIs. Burns threw four innings and gave up three hits and one earned run, while Phelps closed out the game, giving up no hits.

Seneca 12, Gardner-South Wilmington 2: Jenni Price (2 for 3), Delaney Miner and Shelby Serena each doubled for GSW, and Nikki Shelton went 2 for 2. Miner fanned four in six innings.


Minooka 5, Plainfield Central 1: Maddie Morin scored twice for the Indians (10-4), while Hailey Arlis, Kennedy Messina and Emma Hocking each scored a goal. Messina had two assists, and Brooke Brodzinski and Morin both added one.

Lincoln-Way West 1, Andrew 0: The goal was scored on set piece by Savina Filip. Erin Toomey earned the shutout.


Plainfield South 25-25, Romeoville 7-19: Logan Nash (five kills), Andrew Colantone (12 assists, seven digs), Matt Friddle (eight assists, four kills), Brandon Langys (seven digs), Eddie Jakubauskas (five kills) and Devin Torres (four kills) led the Cougars.

Bolingbrook 25-25, Lincoln-Way West 14-22: David Flores dished 11 assists and Max Rosenfeld and Louden Moran had six and three kills, respectively, for the Warriors (12-1, 0-1).

Oswego East 23-25-25, Joliet West 25-17-22: Zach Boeringa (eight kills), Matt Sudsberry (two blocks) and Kalvin Fellows (17 assists) led the Tigers.


Stagg 21, Lincoln-Way Central 8: Mason Maze scored a hat trick, and Ryan Burke had seven steals.

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