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SCHOLASTIC GRAPPLERS

HORNETS’ COLONY – A total of seven Eureka wrestlers will compete in this weekend’s Petersburg Porta Individual Sectional. In the front row from the left are Asher Wiegand and Joel Baer. Back row: Jesiah Helberg, Isaac Ferguson (alternate), Brayden Peiffer, Conner McDonald, Cade Knapp and Gabe Wiegand (For the Journal/Kalli McDonald).

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Ottawa Marquette 54, Roanoke-Benson 51: Maddie Monge scored a game-high 25 points for the Rockets (6-18, 3-4) in Tri-County Conference action Thursday evening.

Eureka 54, Fisher 20: Natalie Anderson's 20 points powered the Hornets (26-2, 12-0) to a third consecutive Heart of Illinois Conference title on Friday. The game was moved from Thursday due to the weather.

Fieldcrest 49, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 57: Addie Goodrich provided 16 points for the Knights (18-11, 7-5) in Friday's league road assignment. Mother Nature forced the contest from Thursday to Friday.

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Eureka 61, Fisher 56: The Hornets (19-8, 5-4) received 21 points from Keegan Zimmerman in HOIC action Friday night.

Fieldcrest 42, DCM 52: Jaxon Cusac-McKay netted 10 points for the Knights (16-8, 5-3) Friday in the league tilt.

R-B 46, Woodland 47: Jake Weber tallied 13 points for the short-handed Rockets (15-10, 4-3), who were without two starters in Friday's TCC road game.

Peoria Quest Academy 42, R-B 51: Jake Weber recorded 19 points and went 1,000 for his career in the process for the hosts Saturday night.

Heyworth 38, Eureka 70: Keegan Zimmerman's career-high 37 points was one shy of the HOIC guests' team output on Tuesday.

R-B 47, Tri-Valley 54: Jarrett Bline registered 11 points for the Rockets on the road Tuesday evening.

WRESTLING

Eureka duo prevail in regional: Asher Wiegand (126 pounds) and Joel Baer (220) took first in their respective weight classes on Saturday at Deer Creek-Mackinaw. The two matches moved Baer's seasonal record to 28-0. A total of seven Hornets will compete in the Petersburg Porta Individual Sectional that begins Friday.

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