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Huntley tennis team wins Spirit of Northwest

The Huntley boys tennis team won the Spirit of Northwest Tournament on Tuesday at Huntley with 29 2/3 points and four champions.

Connor Smith (No. 1 singles), Garrick McDaniel and Max Pilkerton (No. 1 doubles), Jake Grabner and Matt Frederick (No. 2 doubles) and Aakash Maniar and Marek Makowski (No. 3 doubles) won championships for Huntley.

Johnsburg took second with 19 1/3 points, with Joe Nikolai taking first at No. 2 singles for the Skyhawks.

Hampshire quadrangular: At Hampshire, Marian Central went 1-2 on the day, defeating Larkin, 5-0, but falling to Hampshire, 3-2 and Rockford Christian, 3-2.

Aaron Waters (No. 1 singles) and Charles Shin (No. 2 singles) each went 3-0 for the Hurricanes.

Jacob Dahlberg and Chad West (No. 1 doubles) and Dylan Keeling and Joe Vietinghoff (No. 2 doubles) each won 8-3 for Hampshire against Marian.


CL South 13, Dundee-Crown 1 (6 inn.): At Carpentersville, sophomore Ryan Wilkening fired a six-inning, one-hitter as the Gators (17-5 overall, 14-5 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division) won their final division game.

Huntley (14-4) is one-half game ahead of South with one remaining game, Thursday at McHenry. The Red Raiders will win outright with a victory and share the title with South with a loss.

Troy Bittenbender was 3 for 4 with an RBI for South. Paul Wille and Garrett Bright each had two hits, including a double, and an RBI apiece.

Garrett Ryan doubled and scored the lone run for D-C (7-16, 4-13).

Prairie Ridge 8, Jacobs 7: At Algonquin, Mike Hallstrom drove in three runs for the Wolves (22-9, 12-6), with Austin Covers and Joe Van Doorn each adding two RBIs in their FVC Valley win.

Grant Kale had three RBIs for the Golden Eagles (6-11-1, 2-5), with Ben Murray and Joe Rizzuto each adding two runs.

Johnsburg 9, Marengo 3: At Johnsburg, the Skyhawks (9-15) scored four runs in the second and Mike Pritts allowed five hits and one earned run in their nonconference victory over the Indians (11-7).

Collin Ridout was 2 for 4 with a triple and drove in three runs. Brandon Krennrich had two RBIs and Alec Graef and Nick Brengman each had two hits. Pritts struck out five and walked four.

Hampshire 2, Woodstock 1: At Woodstock, Tyler Crater gave up no earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts for the Whip-Purs (13-13, 6-12) in their FVC Fox win.

Alex Ferguson suffered the loss for the Blue Streaks (7-13, 4-13) despite giving up two hits over seven innings with an earned run and 10 strikeouts.

Marian Central 11, CL Central 1 (5 inn.): At Woodstock, Sal Rodriguez went 3 for 4 with two doulbes and six RBIs for the Hurricanes (13-8), with Mike Koscielniak adding two RBIs in their non conference win.

Connor Skrypek and Dan Leverenz each went 1 for 2 for the Tigers (16-10).

Richmond-Burton 10, Grayslake North 9: At Richmond, Ryne Blanton and Brian Wells drove in two runs each in a nonconference win credited to starter Alex Jordan for the Rockets (13-9).

Kaneland 4, Cary-Grove 1: At Maple Park, Andrew Splitt went 2 for 2 with a balk and run scored for the Trojans (18-10), with Rob Johnson adding an RBI in their non conference loss.

Huntley 8, Burlington Central 7: At Huntley, Colin Lyman drove in two runs for the Red Raiders (23-4), with Tyler Mindak, Jake Wagner, Andy Kalas and Matt Sullivan each adding an RBI in their non conference win.

• Andrew Hansen and Chris Burrows contributed to this report.

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