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Turnovers bite Trojans once again

Posted: Saturday, Oct 1st, 2016
MARENGO, There are only so many offensive possessions a football team has in a game. If six of those possessions end by the opposing team taking the ball away from you, it's extremely difficult to win.
The turnover bugaboo that plagued Mendota in four of its first five games of the season remerged after a one-game hiatus. And while amazingly

Spikers split BNC matches; 6th in tourney

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
The Mendota Spikers scored a 25-23, 25-19 triumph over Oregon in a Big Northern Conference match on Sept. 20 at the MHS gym.
Abby Phalen had a fine all-around match for Mendota with six kills, eight service points and 12 digs. Mari Biers supplied seven kills and seven points, while Reiss Buettner added 11 assists and seven digs.
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Lutheran overwhelms Trojans

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
MENDOTA, After four years of relying on handing the ball off to star running back James Robinson, Rockford Lutheran coach Bruce Bazsali has to come up with alternative ways to generate offense. And while this year's Crusaders are nowhere as prolific a group than when Robinson carried the load, they still have plenty of weapons in their arsenal.
The most

Netters nip Lutheran

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
ROCKFORD, The Mendota Lady Trojans slipped past Rockford Lutheran, 3-2, in varsity tennis action on Sept. 20 at Rockford.
Both of Mendota's singles players, Iris Espinoza and Marie Barnickel, were on the winning side, while the doubles team of Esmeralda Arteaga and Jacquelynn Wendel was victorious to push the Lady Trojans over the top.
Sept. 20
Mendota 3, Rockford Lutheran

Trojans outboot three foes

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
A strong Rockford Christian team was too much for the Mendota Trojans in a 2-0 loss in varsity soccer action on Sept. 15 at Rockford.
The Royal Lions scored one goal in each half. The Trojans had six shots on goal but could not sneak any past the goaltender.
Joel Figueroa was in goal for Mendota and had six saves.

Holy Cross/Trinity beaten in first round at state

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
NORMAL, The Holy Cross/Trinity Academy Saints lost their first-round game in the Illinois Elementary School Association Class A State Softball Tournament. The Saints were defeated by Macon Meridian, 8-5, on Sept. 23 at Champions Field in Normal.
Holy Cross/Trinity Academy took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but Macon Meridian scored a run in the bottom of

MHS golfers gearing toward post season

Modified: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
Mendota's golfers came away with a decisive victory over North Boone on Sept. 21 at Capron. The Trojans shot a sizzling 167 and North Boone totaled 227.
Jake Nurnberg was the meet medalist with a season-low 37 for the Trojans. The next five scores were bunched tightly with Cameron Phalen at 42, Mason Schuhler at 43, Bryar Lindenmeyer and Owen

MHS harriers host meet

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 27th, 2016
The Mendota cross country runners hosted participants from five other schools on Sept. 20 at the Lake Mendota course.
Kianne Brown finished first among the four Mendota runners in 19th place overall with a time of 26:38. Alexus Furar checked in next in 22nd place with a time of 27:24, followed by Tiffany Preston (24th, 27:55) and Daniela McConville (32nd,

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