Track

High school sports roundup for Thursday, May 9

McHenry senior Jenna Pauly and junior Holly Vogt both won an individual event at the Class 3A Antioch Sectional on Thursday to advance to next week's IHSA Girls Track and Field State Meet at Eastern Illinois in Charleston.

Pauly took first in the pole vault at 11 feet, 9 inches. She also advanced to state in the high jump, meeting the state-qualifying mark of 5-3. Vogt was first in the long jump, winning at 17-10. 

Pauly won two state medals as a junior, taking fourth in the high jump and seventh in the pole vault.

Class 3A Metea Valley Sectional: At Aurora, Dundee-Crown was 12th out of 14 teams and did not advance anyone to the state meet. West Aurora captured the sectional title with 100.33 points, followed by Neuqua Valley (89) and Batavia (68).

Candace Long was D-C's top finisher, placing fifth in the long jump and sixth in the high jump and 400 meters.

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

Kishwaukee River Conference Meet: At Richmond, Marengo's Finn Schirmer won all four of his events, but Burlington Central won nine events, including all four relays, to capture the team title with 167 points.

Marengo was runner-up with 104 points, followed by Woodstock North (95), Richmond-Burton (92) and Woodstock (75). Harvard and Johnsburg tied for sixth. Schirmer took first in the 110 high hurdles (14.80), 100 meters (10.93), 300 low hurdles (38.70) and 200 meters (22.33). Also for the Indians, Aaron Shepard won the high jump at 6-2.

Woodstock North received first-place finishes from Luke Duenas in the long jump (19-10) and Elijah Pena in the triple jump (43-3 1/4). R-B's Kyle Curran won the discus (151-2), and Thomas Koschak won the 3,200 (10:01.66).

BASEBALL

Hampshire 9, Huntley 8: At Hampshire, the Whip-Purs scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh after trailing, 8-4, against the first-place Red Raiders in an FVC win. Nick Sladek drew a bases-loaded walk with one out to tie the score, and Matt Jachec drove in the winning run on a fielder's choice to the pitcher, scoring Thomas Ugalde from third.

Also in the seventh, Andrew Krajecki was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, Jon Mroz had an RBI double, and John Brady Young had a run-scoring base hit. Sladek went 3 for 3 for Hampshire (15-10, 10-8 FVC), and Caden Pyszka finished 2 for 2 with a triple and two RBIs. Logan Nespor allowed six earned runs in seven innings, striking out four.

Jackson Broom had a home run and four RBIs for Huntley (22-8, 16-6), Kyle Maurer was 3 for 4 with two doubles and one RBI, and Evan Tocmo, Michael Talesky and Dylan Janke all drove in one.

Jacobs 11, Cary-Grove 2: At Cary, Andrew Balkcom went 4 for 4 with two doubles and five RBIs to lead the Golden Eagles (12-17, 7-11) past the Trojans (18-7, 12-5) in FVC play. Max Bielawski was 3 for 3 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs, Christian Scianna was 2 for 2 with a homer, a triple, two runs scored and an RBI, and Bryan Belo was 3 for 4 with two doubles.

Balkcom also earned the win for Jacobs, scattering five hits over six innings. He allowed two runs with three strikeouts and three walks. Jack Wenninger took the loss. Quinn Priester drove in two runs for the Trojans. Drew Stengren added a double.

Crystal Lake South 10, McHenry 1: At McHenry, Gators pitcher Beiker Fuentes held the Warriors to a run on three hits in an FVC win for South (16-9, 10-9). Fuentes had four strikeouts and two walks, needing only 71 pitches in the complete game. Evan Jewson had two doubles and two RBIs, Kyle Hetherington had a solo homer, and Nick DiBenedetto had two RBIs. Alejandro Mendez added a double and two RBIs, Ben Peltz was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Ian Gorken had a double and drove in one.

Camden Begley drove in the only run for McHenry (18-8, 11-5). Brett Loeding took the loss, allowing six runs on five hits in five innings with five strikeouts and three walks.

Crystal Lake Central 13, Dundee-Crown 3 (5 inn.): At Crystal Lake, the Tigers (9-18, 4-15) jumped on the Chargers (4-23, 0-19) for three runs in the first and four runs in the second in the FVC win. Will Welder was 4 for 4 with a triple, four runs and three RBIs, Alec Bolanowski was 3 for 4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored and three RBIs, and Dean Mlaka and Trey Desimone each drove in two runs. Mlaka had a triple.

James Mills pitched all five innings for Central, allowing three runs on four hits. David Guzman had a double and two RBIs for D-C, Justin Colon was 2 for 3 with a double, and Justin Lawson added an RBI.

Johnsburg 6, Burlington Central 1: At Johnsburg, Josh Notriano was 2 for 3 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored in the Skyhawks' KRC win against the Rockets. Max Kegel was 2 for 3 with a double, two runs scored and one RBI, Evan Frasch went 2 for 3 with a double and one RBI, and Joey Comstock drove in one. Comstock scattered eight hits in seven innings, allowing an unearned run with five strikeouts and a walk.

Richmond-Burton 13, Woodstock North 1 (5 inn.): At Richmond, the Rockets (13-12, 10-5) scored nine runs in the second inning in a KRC win. Conor Donohoe struck out eight over four innings, allowing a run on two hits. Hayden Christiansen was 2 for 3 with three RBIs, Dalton Wood had a triple, two runs and two RBIs, and Cody Lillge was 2 for 3 with a double and one RBI.

Also for R-B, Luke Uhwat was 2 for 3 with two runs and one RBI, Tyler Anderson had a double and drove in one, and Chase Duncan and Griffin Taylor each had two hits and two runs. James Barnas added an RBI. For North (8-12, 6-7), Darren Schneider knocked in a run and Dustin Herrmann had a double.

SOFTBALL

Dundee-Crown 7, Crystal Lake Central 6: At Carpentersville, the Chargers (2-11, 6-17) came back from a 6-2 deficit to earn their second FVC win of the season. D-C scored three runs in the fifth and two in the sixth to complete the comeback.

Alaina Azar had two hits and two RBIs, Hannah Gestrich was 2 for 4 with a double and four runs scored, and Cady English and Sydney Young both drove in one. Grace Dierwechter had two hits, including a double. Caleigh Gertz picked up the win, going all seven innings.

For Central (9-13, 4-9), Hailey Geske had two homers, three RBIs and two runs scored and Morgann Paaske hit a solo homer. Baylee Snell and Bailey Wydra had one RBI apiece, and Jess Cruz and Ellie Berg had doubles. Paaske took the loss, allowing three earned runs on 10 hits in six innings.

Huntley 5, Hampshire 1: At Huntley, Sofia Tenuta hit a three-run home run for the Red Raiders (23-7, 10-3) in an FVC win over the Whip-Purs. Reese Hunkins was 2 for 3 with two runs, Teagan O'Rilley drove in one, and Victoria Schulte added a double. Briana Bower struck out 11 and walked one in seven innings, scattering two hits.

Sarah Bowen drove in the run for Hampshire (13-13, 4-6) and Morgan Haefling and Shai-Ann Currie each had a hit. Katie Del Re took the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits. She struck out six and walked one.

Woodstock North 10, Harvard 0 (6 inn.): At Woodstock, Piper Benedict (2 for 4, double, 2 runs), Chloe Vermett (2 for 4, double, 3 runs) and Ellie Thurow drove in two runs apiece for North (11-11-1, 5-2) in a KRC win. Thurow pitched her second one-hitter of the week, striking out 14 and walking one over seven shutout innings.

Mykenzie Selof was 2 for 4 with one RBI, and Abby Hartmann and Mackenzie Spung both drove in one. Kimmyra Neal had a double for Harvard (11-8, 2-7).

Richmond-Burton 7, Marengo 3: At Richmond, Kaitie Regnier had two hits and two RBIs for the Rockets (13-2-1, 7-1) in a KRC win against the Indians (16-13, 6-3). Rachel Baker had a double and one RBI, Carys De Lucia had a triple and two runs, and Peyton Bannon, Jesse Klicker, Peyton Kupsak and Bailey Jones all drove in a run.

Jones picked up the win, allowing three runs on 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings. Klicker picked up the final two outs and stranded the bases loaded in the top of the seventh. Jenna Turner and Dani Hartmann each went 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI for Marengo, and Mikayla Wzientek was 2 for 4 and drove in one for Marengo.

Cary-Grove 2, Jacobs 0: At Cary, Emma Hill tossed a shutout with eight strikeouts and two walks for the Trojans (11-10, 6-6) in the FVC win. Hill scattered six hits. Jazzy Flashing was 2 for 3 with a double and one RBI, Alina Krembuszewski was 2 for 3 with a run, and Frankie Cruz had an RBI hit to score Grace Clarke.

Delaney Garden was 3 for 3 with Jacobs (13-9, 7-6), and Sarah Lynch added a double. Lynch took the loss, allowing a run on four hits in five innings. She struck out four and walked none.

Johnsburg 10, Wauconda 0 (5 inn.): At Johnsburg, Adriana Montewska had a triple and three RBIs for the Skyhawks (9-12) in the nonconference win. Leah Kottke was 2 for 2 with two runs and one RBI, Tess Wright was 2 for 2 with a double and two RBIs, and Kate Linkletter and Megan Patterson each drove in one.

Addison Mass was 2 for 2 with two runs and pitched all five innings in the shutout. She allowed four hits with six strikeouts and three walks.

GIRLS SOCCER

Crystal Lake South 2, Marian Central 0: At Crystal Lake, senior Abby Wiegand had a goal in each half for the Gators (6-11-1) in a nonconference win on senior night. Bella Farrington and Madisen Safraniec added assists. Lauren Buckley earned the shutout.

Nova Rothlisberger made 10 saves for Marian (2-14). Meghan Lingle had six.

Naperville Central 1, Huntley 0: At Huntley, the Raiders dropped a nonconference game. Jenna Franklin made two saves for Huntley (9-8-2).

Glenbrook South 4, Crystal Lake Central 3: At Crystal Lake, Megan Wozniak, Erica Novy and Emma Bolanowski scored for the Tigers (15-3) in a nonconference loss to the Titans. Taylor Bittenbender had two assists.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Huntley 14, McHenry 7: At Huntley, Katie Brown scored five goals for the Raiders in a win against the Warriors. Isabella Wiechec scored four goals, Kate Joyce had three and Taylor Wentz added two. Kaz Black made 12 saves for Huntley.

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