Trojans rally for regional soccer title

SERENA – You can only keep a sleeping giant down for so long. For Mendota, the alarm went off later than expected, but once the Trojans woke up, they made sure everyone knew they were wide awake.

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Sterling Newman races past Trojans, 24-7

MENDOTA – Perennial football power Sterling Newman struggled through the first six games of the season, posting an un-Cometlike 3-3 record.

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Spikers top Kewanee, take 2nd in tourney

The Mendota Spikers concluded their Three Rivers Conference schedule with a 25-20, 19-25, 25-9 triumph at Kewanee on Oct. 12.

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MHS tennis season ends at sectional

OTTAWA – The Mendota Lady Trojans saw their tennis season end at the Ottawa Class 1A Sectional on Oct. 15.

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Newman downs Trojan F-S gridders

STERLING – Sterling Newman posted a 44-7 win over Mendota in freshman-sophomore football action on Oct. 18 at Sterling.

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Service to youth football

MENDOTA – Jim Strouss, left, and Jim Lauer, center, were recognized for their years of service to the Mendota Youth Football League program by Mendota Quarterback Club president Nick Organ, right, at the Mendota High School varsity football game on Oct. 16.

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Mendota harriers make final tune-up before regional

AMBOY – The Mendota boys’ cross country team competed in the Amboy Columbus Day Invitational on Oct. 11 at Shady Oaks Country Club.

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Kewanee first-quarter explosion sends Trojans to 56-7 setback

KEWANEE – Another meeting this season between Mendota and an old former NCIC rival didn’t go so well for the Trojans.

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Lady Trojan netters capture Corrigan Invite title

The Mendota Lady Trojans concluded their dual meet tennis season with a 4-1 victory at Streator on Oct. 5.

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MHS boys win own harrier meet

MENDOTA – Mendota High School cross country runners hosted teams from Dixon, Oregon, Streator, and DePue for a race on its home course at Lake Mendota on Oct. 6.

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MHS soccer team wraps up 19-0 regular season

ROCHELLE – The Mendota varsity boys’ soccer team put a bow on an undefeated season with an 8-1 thrashing of Rochelle on Oct. 7 at the Rochelle field.

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Spikers to play Oregon in own regional

MENDOTA – The Mendota Spikers will play host to the Mendota Class 2A Regional Volleyball Tournament to be played Oct. 25, 26, 28.

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Spikers lose 2 league matches; place 3rd in tourney

The Mendota Spikers went up against two Three Rivers Conference heavyweights and lost both matches to drop to 6-5 in league play.

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Mendota boys & girls to run in St. Bede Regional Oct. 23

PERU – The Mendota boys’ and girls’ cross country teams will compete in the St. Bede Class 1A Regional to be held Saturday, Oct. 23.

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