MHS golfers dispose of 2 BNC foes

Mendota’s golfers took care of Stillman Valley on all three levels on Aug. 28 at Prairie View Golf Course in Byron.

In varsity competition, the Trojans were two strokes better than Stillman Valley, 174-176.

Ethan Hanaman recorded the low score for Mendota with a 40. Next on the card were Taylor Joyce and Zeke Hessenberger, each with 44s, followed by Jack Beetz (46), Colton Scheppers (49) and Logan Brandner (55).

Tim Marcum of Stillman Valley was the medalist with a 38.

Mendota shot a 200 and defeated Stillman Valley by five strokes in the junior varsity meet.

The Trojans’ Liam McGann was the medalist with a 46. Luke Ross came in second for Mendota with a 49, while completing the lineup were Mateo Escatel (50), Shea Doughty (55), Noah DeLong (56) and Kody Becket (68).

Mendota was an easy winner in the freshman-sophomore event, 216-255.

Clay Buffington of Mendota posted the low score with a 49. Also competing for the Trojans were Owen Ossman (50), Landon Kreiser (57), Braden McPheeters (60), Dominik Stamberger (63) and Jack Mikolasek (69).


Dixon was no match for Mendota as the Trojans shot a 174 to easily defeat the Dukes, who had a 241.

Joyce was the meet medalist with a 41. Only three shots separated the next for MHS players. Beetz posted a 43, followed by Hanaman and Scheppers both with 45s, and Hessenberger with a 46. Brandner ended with a 50.

Dixon did not have a junior varsity team, but the Mendota golfers still played. They included McGann (45), Doughty (50), Mateo Escatel (52), DeLong (54), Ross (57), Kevin Lewis (59), Dylan Denault (61) and Becket (63).

Mendota’s freshman-sophomore squad also went out on its own without an opponent. Buffington recorded the low score with a 45. Ossman was next with a 52, followed by Drake Dennis with a 58 and Kreiser with a 59. Also participating were Juan Delao (60), McPheeters (63), Mikolasek (63), Cayden Escatel (65), Stamberger (68) and Ian Murphy (68).


Mendota’s junior varsity team competed in the Rock Falls Invitational on Aug. 31. The team was fifth in the standings.

DeLong and Ross were fourth with an 81. Also competing were Mateo Escatel and Becket with an 87, and Brandner and McGann with an 88.


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