Three local competitive dance teams will head to the IHSA state finals next week in Bloomington.
Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove and Huntley all advanced from Saturday’s Huntley Sectional and will be among 90 teams to compete at Grossinger Motors Arena, starting Friday.
Central was the runner-up in Class 2A with 88.70 points, behind Lake Zurich’s 90.50. C-G took the sixth and final spot with 80.93. In Class 3A, Huntley was third with 88.40.
St. Charles East (91.03) finished first and Bartlett (89.17) was second.
Hampshire just missed in 2A, placing seventh behind the Trojans with 79.60. Crystal Lake South (77.07) was ninth and Prairie Ridge (75.97) was 10th. Jacobs took eighth in 3A with 80.20, and Dundee-Crown (71.73) was 12th.
Johnsburg (73.63) was eighth in 1A, missing the sixth qualifying spot by 1.9 points. Woodstock (69.93) was 11th, Woodstock North (69.03) was 12th, and Marian Central (66.03) was 13th.
McHenry (77.03) was ninth at the Gurnee Warren Sectional.
Jefferson Sectional: At Don Carter Lanes in Rockford, McHenry senior Dalton Atwater finished 32 pins behind the sectional champion, Oregon’s Austin Strite, bowling a 1,366 six-game series to take runner-up and advance to next weekend’s state tournament at St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights.
Strite won the individual title with a 1,398. Atwater didn’t bowl any game under 200. His games included a 201, 244, 236, 244, 225 and 216.
McHenry senior Meier Glab bowled a 1,234 series, Huntley sophomore Jerik Alcasid had a 1,191, Woodstock senior David Kruse had a 1,161, Huntley junior Joe Kern had a 1,122, and Woodstock sophomore Brandon Dodaro had a 1,052 series.
Kruse rolled the fourth highest game of the sectional with a 277, starting his second game with nine consecutive strikes.
Hononegah’s Cameron Tyler rolled a perfect game.
Grayslake Central’s Miles Pletcher had a 1,315 for the last qualifying spot for individuals not on advancing teams.
Joliet Central 53, Huntley 40: At the Wheaton Warrenville South MLK Tournament in Wheaton, Ryan Sroka scored 14 points for the Red Raiders in the tournament-opening loss. Patrick Roppolo had nine points on the strength of three 3-pointers, and Uchenna Egekeze tossed in nine points for Huntley.
St. Francis 67, Huntley 55: At Wheaton, the Raiders (10-9) dropped their second game of the tournament. Egekeze led Huntley with 21 points, hitting 7-of-8 free throws, Sroka added 12 points, and Roppolo had eight points and two 3s.
Waubonsie Valley 72, Hampshire 53: At Burlington, the Warriors (17-2) got 29 points from Marcus Skeete and beat the Whip-Purs (12-11) at Burlington Central’s Martin Luther King Classic.
Hampshire was led by Nick Erickson with 17 points and two 3s.
Burlington Central 60, Hampshire 46: At Burlington, Patrick Mayfield scored 30 points to lead the Rockets (15-4) past the Whips in Burlington’s MLK Classic.
Justin Anderson led Hampshire with 12 points and Collin Woods added 11.
Hampshire 48, Jacobs 33: At Algonquin, senior guard Ally Cermak had 15 points, two 3s and five assists to lead the Whip-Purs to a Fox Valley Conference win.
Sarah Bowen added 13 points, and Kelby Bannerman had eight points and six rebounds for Hampshire (21-5, 10-1).
The Whips moved a half-game ahead of Dundee-Crown with the win.
Liz Schwartz led all scorers with 17 points and three 3s, and Kyra Cabusao had eight points for the Golden Eagles (3-18, 0-11).
Libertyville 54, Dundee-Crown 40: At Carpentersville, the Chargers (17-7) fell to the Wildcats in nonconference action. Libertyville jumped out to a 22-8 lead after the first quarter.
Cary-Grove 55, Crystal Lake South 29: At Crystal Lake, the Trojans (8-13, 6-4) beat the Gators (6-15, 3-8) in FVC action.