Prep boys roundup: Zach Matejka leads Johnsburg golf

Zach Matejka came through for the Johnsburg golf team when it needed him most.

Matejka birdied the final two holes at Renwood Golf Course in Round Lake Beach for a round-best 1-over-par 37 to give the Skyhawks a one-stroke, 164-165, victory over Grayslake North.

Grant Fisher added a 40, while Jake Doherty (43) and Colin Wotring (44) scored for the Skyhawks.

Grayslake Central 179, Woodstock co-op 185: At Plum Tree National in Harvard, Matt Jensen earned medalist honors with a 42 for Woodstock co-op. Aaron Royer (46), Chris Cross (48) and Jared Zeintz (49) rounded out the scoring in the loss.

Crystal Lake Central 162, Hampshire 176: At Turnberry in Lakewood, Paul Schlimm earned medalist honors with a 1-over-par 37 to lead the Tigers. Teammates Jordan Shoenfeld (40), Max Bevill (41) and Josh Dingle (44) scored for Central in the win.

Geoff Beck led Hampshire with a 41.

Oregon Triangular: At Silver Ridge in Oregon, Marengo (173) placed third behind Rock Falls (169) and host Oregon (164). The Indians were led by Hunter Simonini and Ryan Wick as each carded a 38. 

Kyle Alt (47) and Jake Johnston (50) each contributed scores for Marengo in the loss.


CL South 4, Woodstock 0: At Woodstock, Stefan Harris had two goals and Charlie Ruff had two assists for the Gators (5-4-2), with Gus Alvarez earning his fifth shutout of the season in their Fox Valley Conference crossover win.

Chris Nelson made 12 saves in goal for the Blue Streaks (2-7-1).

Marian Central 3, Aurora Central 1: At Woodstock, Connor Hull scored two goals for the Hurricanes (7-3, 5-0), both on assists by Hunter Labas in their Suburban Christian Conference win.

Cary-Grove 4, Woodstock North 0: At Woodstock, the Trojans (7-2) were led by two goals from Kevin Wilde as they beat the Thunder (4-6) in an FVC crossover match. Patrick McKune and Dale Oppasser each added a goal and an assist for Cary-Grove. Ethan Csoka made two saves in the win.

Ricky Rodriguez had 13 saves for Woodstock North.

Johnsburg 3, Jacobs 2: At Johnsburg, Jeff Fryza and Joe Nikolai scored for the Skyhawks (2-6-1) as they won on penalty kicks in FVC crossover play. This was the first time Johnsburg has ever beaten Jacobs. The Skyhawks converted all five of their penalty kicks and Alex Kern made the crucial save in the fifth round to win the game. Kern had eight saves in the game.

Prairie Ridge 2, Crystal Lake Central 1: At Crystal Lake, Nick McCann scored the match-winning goal for Prairie Ridge with just over five minutes remaining on an assists from Luke Feeterer. Jordan Oates scored the first goal on an assist from Adolfo Baca for the Wolves in the win.

The Tigers lone goal was scored by Kyle Klusendorf with less than 10 minutes to play.

Morton 1, Huntley 0: At Huntley, playing in the Pepsi Showdown, the Red Raiders lost their first match of the season.


Marengo Triangular: At Indian Oaks in Marengo, the Hornets led by Jorge Pichardo's first-place finish, claimed victory at the Triangular. Pichardo finished his three-mile run in just under 17 minutes, about a minute faster than his closest competition and teammate David Anaya. The Hornets won with a team total of 30 points at the meet. Marcelino Perales added a sixth-place finish for Harvard.

The Indians were led by Victor Arevalo who finished in third place with a time of 17:58. John Bowen rounded out the top five at the meet with a time of 18:04. Marengo finished in second place with a team score of 43 points.  

Cary-Grove 158, Dundee-Crown 168: At Bonnie Dundee in Carpentersville, Daniel DePrey shot a 38 to take the top spot and lead the Trojans to victory. Brandon Diblasi shot a 39 while Kyle Irlbacker and Michael Altendorf each shot a 40 for Cary-Grove.

Jeremy Gregory led the Chargers with a 39 and Shane Lubecker added a 41 in the loss.

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