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JCA girls soccer; host of track locals advance

The Joliet Catholic Academy girls soccer team continued to advance through the IHSA Class 2A playoffs with a 4-1 win over Peoria Notre Dame in the Class 2A Mendota Supersectional match Monday.

The Angels(15-1-1) got a pair of goals and an assist from Emma Gruber, a goal and assist from Morgan Furmaniak and a goal from Alaina Wildenradt to advance to face St. Ignatius College Prep in a 12:30 p.m. Friday semifinal at Fremd High School in Palatine.

St. Viator and Troy (Triad) are in the other semifinal.

The winners will face off Saturday at Hoffman Estates High School at 4:15 p.m., while the third-place match will be at Fremd at 12:15 p.m.

JCA placed fourth in the last state tournament held in girls soccer in 2019, as last year’s was lost to the COVID-19 Pandemic and statewide restrictions.

Two years ago, the Angels fell 3-1 to Troy (Triad) in the third-place match.


The Minooka boys track and field team leads the way for local competitors.

The Indians are seeded in the top six in four races, including Tyler Cowell being the No. 1 seeded runner in the 200 dash with a time of 21.61 seconds and No. 3 in the 100 (10.74). The Indians’ 4x100 relay is the No, 2 seed (41.79), while the 4x200 is the third seed in 1:29.08.

Ryann Maseman of Plainfield North is the No. 1 overall seed in the 800 run in 1:54.24). The Tigers also have the N0. 4 seed 4x400 relay (3:29.93).

Plainfield South is the No. 2 4x400 relay (3:22.53). while Niko Schultz is seeded sixth in the 400 (49.85).

Lockport’s Gabe Czako is the No. 2 seed in the 110 hurdles (14.36) and No. 6 in the 300 hurdles (39.52). The Porters also have Wil Kiley, who is No. 5 in the 1600 (4:18.30) and the 4x200 relay team, which is fourth in 1:29.44.

Joliet West’s Marcellus Miner is the No. 6 seeded runner in the 1600 run with a time of 4:18:76.

The Class 3A state track and field finals are Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.


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