Batavia's Schofield, Colby Make College Decisions; SCN Soccer Defends Title

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Byline: Daily Herald reports

A pair of Batavia seniors have decided where they will continue playing sports in college.

Tim Schofield, the center fielder on Batavia's baseball team who has hit safely in all 20 of the Bulldogs' games, will attend Waubonsee Community College -- but not to play baseball. Schofield is an even better golfer and he will play golf for the Chiefs.

Schofield's sister Alexa also is at WCC and on the tennis and softball teams. She played No. 1 singles, went undefeated in conference and qualified for nationals this year.

Batavia senior volleyball player Ashlee Colby has verbally committed to Millikin University.

Colby is the third Batavia player to commit. She started at defensive specialist. She is currently playing volleyball for IPV (Illinois Performance Volleyball Club).

Boys track

At Waubonsie Valley: St. Charles North competed at the annual Red Ribbon meet Saturday in Aurora.

"We had a lot of fun today," said St. Charles North coach Kevin Harrington. "Just to be in the race with these teams is good for our kids. These are state-trophy kinds of teams.

"The fact that we've competed well and just to be in a meet with these guys is great. These are the guys you toe the line with at state. That you've gotta love."

Highlights for the North Stars included the performances of sprinters Jeff Stolzenburg and Christian Ilunga, a solid mile turned in by Ryan Senci (third) and the high jump of sophomore Oshay Hodges, who turned in a PR of 6-5 that not only won the sophomore competition but would have been good enough for second in the varsity competition.

Ilunga, a foreign exchange student from Germany, placed third in the 100 and, along with Stolzenburg, qualified for the finals in the 200 before leaving the meet early to attend prom.

"For Jeff and Christian to make the finals at this meet against these teams is just impressive," Harrington said.

Hodges, meanwhile, came into the meet with a seed height of 6-1 and then cleared the 6-5 mark on Saturday.

"He went 5-10 last week and then goes 6-5," Harrington said. "That was exciting to watch."

-- Stan Goff

Boys baseball

Marmion 5, Wheaton Academy 4: Will Sterne went 2-for-2 and delivered the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the fifth for the Cadets (13-7, 9-2). Tyler Friel improved to 3-0 for the season. Marmion has won nine of their last 10 games.

West Aurora 6-3, West Chicago 2-2: In the opener, Julian Pena homered and Stevie Acevedo went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI. In the second game, Pena picked up his first win on the mound and hit his second homer of the day. Cal Wagner's pinch-hit single proved to be the game-winning hit for the Blackhawks (4-17, 2-9).

Aurora Christian 7-5, Hampshire 6-6: In the opener, Mitch Holtz went 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored and James Pigney added a homer and 3 RBI for the Eagles (13-9). …