Even the IHSA’s one activity involving a boat has been affected by the recent heavy rains.
Faith Lutheran athletic director Drew Potthoff, who started running an IHSA Bass Fishing Sectional when he was McHenry AD, is looking for a lake to hold the Chain O’Lakes South and North Sectionals this week.
Flood levels on the Chain forced postponement of the sectionals Friday. On Monday, Potthoff was informed by the Fox Waterway Agency that no boats would be allowed on the Chain for about two more weeks.
“This is the worst flood around here since 1960, so there’s no way [for Monday],” Potthoff said. “It’s closed for two weeks.”
Because the IHSA Bass Fishing State Tournament is set for Lake Carlyle on May 3 and 4, Potthoff is looking for alternative sites.
“We’re trying to figure out what to do,” he said. “We’ll try to find another lake and go on Friday.”
Huntley, Jacobs, Johnsburg, Marian Central and Woodstock’s co-op team will compete in the Chain O’Lakes North Sectional. Marengo is the other area team competing and will go to the Pierce Lake Sectional Friday in the Rockford area.
Dombrowski will join brother: Johnsburg senior Kevin Dombrowski has decided to play soccer next season at Division III Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis., which will give him a chance to play two more years with his brother Mike.
“I like the idea of playing with my brother again,” Kevin said. “I’m real familiar with the campus because I’ve been there so many times to see games.”
Dombrowski first had to choose between soccer and basketball. He was considering D-II Wisconsin-Parkside and D-III schools Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Hope (Mich.) for basketball. Carthage was the only school he seriously looked at for soccer.
“We have a great relationship,” Kevin said. “By rooming with Mike, I’ll get to be in one of the nicer dorms in my first year.”
Dombrowski was a Northwest Herald All-Area second-team selection in soccer, and the Skyhawks went 13-4-5 overall and 6-0 in the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division.
Carthage was 14-6 last season.
High five for C-G: Cary-Grove’s girls volleyball team has five starters moving on to play in college next season with the recent signing of middle blocker Mallory Wilczynski with NCAA D-I Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I.
Setter Jess Bartczyszyn signed at Louisiana-Lafayette and libero Micah Duzey signed with Loyola (Md.), both D-I schools. Outside hitter Alex Larsen signed with D-II Northern Michigan and middle blocker Sam Katchen will play at D-III Bethany (W.Va.) College.
• Joe Stevenson is a senior sports writer for the Northwest Herald. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You also can follow him on Twitter @nwh_JoePrepZone.