High school sports roundup for Thursday, April 11

Matt Jachec pitched a one-hit complete game shutout for Hampshire in a 4-0 Fox Valley Conference win over Jacobs on Thursday at Hampshire. Jachec struck out 10 and completed all seven innings in 83 pitches. 

Caden Pyszka went 1 for 1 with a walk and two RBIs for Hampshire (7-5, 2-4).

Andrew Balkcom had the only hit for Jacobs (5-8, 2-4). Balkcom suffered the loss on the mound, allowing two earned runs in four innings. 

Crystal Lake South 3, Cary-Grove 1: At Cary, South’s Dominic Guzman pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings without allowing a hit in an FVC win. Guzman struck out nine and walked five. Nick DiBenedetto pitched the final 1 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run and striking out three.

Kyle Hetherington hit a triple, drove in a run and scored one run for the Gators (8-4, 3-4). 

Ben Taczy drove in C-G’s only run on a double. Ethan Estes suffered the loss for C-G (8-4, 2-2), allowing two earned runs in 3 1/3 innings. Quinn Priester was originally slated for an abbreviated start Thursday, but instead will pitch Saturday against South.

Huntley 6, McHenry 2: At Huntley, Kyle Maurer held McHenry to one earned run over five innings in Huntley’s FVC victory. Maurer struck out eight and walked one. Davis Pasco pitched two scoreless innings, striking out two. 

Zach Model hit a double and drove in two runs for Huntley (11-4, 5-2). Aj Henkle went 2 for 3 with an RBI. 

Joe Kaminski and Jake Evans each drove in one run for McHenry (9-3, 4-2). 

Woodstock North 5, Marengo 0: At Woodstock, Jacob Laha pitched a complete-game shutout for North (6-5, 5-1) in a KRC win. Laha allowed four hits and one walk, and struck out seven. 

North’s Brayden Klesch hit a double, drove in one run and scored twice. Alex Dodge went 2 for 3 with an RBI. 

Aiden Smith went 2 for 3 for Marengo (3-9, 1-5). Nick Wascher and Danny Schenk also collected one hit each. Wascher pitched five innings, allowing one earned run and striking out six. 

Johnsburg 15, Waukegan 5 (6 inn): At Waukegan, Casey Burnopp and Josh Notriano each drove in two runs for the Skyhawks (4-4) in a nonconference win. Matt Harris went 3 for 4 with three runs. Max Kegel was 2 for 3 with three runs and a walk. 

Joey Comstock pitched four innings, allowing four runs, one earned to earn the win. Comstock struck out one. 

Richmond-Burton 8, Harvard 1: At Harvard, R-B’s Luke Uhwat pitched six innings, striking out seven and walking one. Uhwat did not allow an earned run. He was also 2 for 3 with two doubles and three RBIs. 

Hayden Christiansen went 3 for 3 with a double and an RBI for the Rockets (6-8, 4-2). 


Woodstock North 8, Woodstock 3: At Woodstock North, North’s Ellie Thurow went 3 for 4 and drove in three runs in a KRC win. Thurow pitched a complete game, striking out 11 with no walks, allowing three runs, two earned. 

Hayley Matteson also drove in three runs for North (3-4-1, 2-1). Chloe Vermett went 2 for 3 with two runs. 

Caroleann Goglin went 2 for 3 with a double and a home run for Woodstock (3-3, 0-3). Meghan Nixon was 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI. 

Prairie Ridge 11, Crystal Lake Central 7: At Prairie Ridge, Maggie Schremp went 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs in Prairie Ridge’s FVC win. Bella Crimaldi hit a double, drove in two runs and scored twice. Emmie Farnam hit a double, drove in two runs and scored once for the Wolves (1-5, 1-2). 

Morgann Paaske went 2 for 4 with a home run for Central (5-2, 1-1). Baylee Snell went 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI. Hailey Geske was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. 

Marian Central 10, Dundee-Crown 3: At Carpentersville, Marian scored seven runs over the final three innings to defeat D-C in a nonconference matchup. 

Marian’s Molly Fitzgerald was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs. Jamie Gatz went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs. Seven Hurricanes collected multiple hits in the game. 

Gatz pitched a complete game, allowing eight hits and three earned runs for the Hurricanes (6-10). 

Cady English went 2 for 3 with a double and a home run for D-C (4-5). Hannah Gestrich hit a double and scored a run. 

Hampshire 9, Jacobs 3 (suspended, 6 inn.): At Hampshire, Sarah Bowen homered and knocked in four runs as the Whip-Purs (3-6, 0-2) took a lead on the Golden Eagles (4-3, 1-1) in their suspended game.

Bowen was 2 for 4, while Alyssa Cork was 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Shai-Ann Currie and Morgan Haefling also had RBIs. Katie Del Re struck out six over six innings while allowing three hits.

Delaney Garden and Abby Ziwiski had RBIs for Jacobs. The game will be completed at a date to be determined.


Cary-Grove 4, Hampshire 3: At Cary, the Trojans won all three singles matches to secure the FVC dual win.

Daniel Sowa, Michael Greenwald and Luke Roe each picked up singles wins for C-G, while Thomas Holczynski and Peter Slowiak won, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 4 doubles.

For Hampshire, Blake Snider and John McCann pulled out a close win, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 1 doubles. Daniel Hawkey and Josh Milan (No. 2 doubles) and Kyle Springborn and Chris Carr (No. 3 doubles) also picked up wins for the Whip-Purs.

Huntley 5, Prairie Ridge 2: At Crystal Lake, Matt Grubbs prevailed, 6-7, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 3 singles to help the Red Raiders to the FVC win.

Saarav Desai (No. 1) and Thomas Patel (No. 2) also won in sigles competition for Huntley. Drake Southwell and Justin Schee won, 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 2 doubles, and Garret Heinke and Ben Saiz won at No. 3 doubles.

Prairie Ridge's Jared Arkell and Max Kueller won at No. 1 doubles, and Ohm Patel and Mark Kuechenberg (No. 4 doubles) pulled out a win, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

Jacobs 7, Dundee-Crown 0: At Algonquin, the Golden Eagles swept the Chargers. Thomas Nelson, Kyle Burton and Chris Kastritis won singles matches. 

Kevin Burton and John Kaiser won at No. 1 doubles. Ethan Schmidt and Brandon Dinh won at No. 2 doubles. Justin Brzeski and Jed Sia won at No. 3 doubles. Ben Cannon and Grant Stelton won at No. 4 doubles. 


Crystal Lake Central 2, Elgin 1 (3-2 PKs): At Elk Grove in the PepsiCo Showdown, Taylor Bittenbender, Megan Wozniak and Erica Novy made PKs in a Tigers win. 

Ellie Montford scored the only goal from the field for Central (7-1). Goalkeeper Nora Ryan made three saves in regulation and three during PKs. 

Huntley 5, Streamwood 0: At Rockford Guilford in the PepsiCo Showdown, Yetzemany Solis scored twice for the Red Raiders in a victory. Hannah Scholer had one goal and two assists. 

Savanna Zoellner and Morgan Alpert each scored one goal. Avery Fitzgerald had two assists and Emma Vasconez had one assist. 

Jenna Franklin made two saves for Huntley (5-3-2). 

Jacobs 1, Woodstock 0: At Algonquin in the PepsiCo Showdown, Cassie Kowalski scored in the first half for Jacobs (5-6-1). Lindsey Cepa made three saves in a shutout. 

Woodstock dropped to 2-4-1. 

Maine West 4, Crystal Lake South 0: At Des Plaines in the PepsiCo Showdown, the Gators (3-5-1) were shutout in a loss. 

Rockford Guilford 1, Woodstock North 0: At Rockford in the PepsiCo Showdown, the Thunder (4-5-1) were shut out in a loss. 

Cary-Grove 2, Mundelein 0: At Mundelein, in a rain-shortened match, Kenedi Jones and Jenna Stayart each scored one goal for C-G (5-1-1) in a nonconference victory. Stayart and Elsa Larry each had one assist. 

McKenna Sheehan made two saves for the Trojans. The match was called less than a minute into the second half. 


Geneva 2, Huntley 0: At Geneva, Geneva swept Huntley, 25-17, 25-23. Huntley dropped to 0-6. 


Huntley 12, Regina Dominica 6: At Wilmette, Isabella Wiechec and Olivia Wombacher each scored three goals for Huntley. Kate Joyce and Jessica Parker each scored twice. 

Taylor Wentz and Brooke Borchart also added goals. Kaz Black made 14 saves in goal. 

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