Cross Country

High school sports roundup for Saturday, Oct. 20

Huntley’s Ian Geisler and Jadon Conroy took the top two spots at the Class 3A Guilford Boys Cross Country Regional as the Red Raiders claimed a regional championship for the fourth straight season Saturday at Rockford University.

Geisler won the race in 15:27 and Conroy was second with a time of 15:40. Huntley won the eight-team regional with 28 points, followed by DeKalb (40) and Hononegah (88). The Raiders had four of the top seven individuals with Jeremy Roe placing fifth and Chris Simek taking seventh.

The Raiders will compete next at the Waubonsie Valley Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Class 3A Grant Regional: At Fox Lake, Jacobs’ Zach Albrecht was third with a time of 15:51 as the Golden Eagles placed third with 87 points. Barrington claimed the title with 58 points. Cary-Grove and Dundee-Crown also qualified for next week’s Hoffman Estates Sectional.

Jacobs’ Mark Lemke took eighth and Andrew Doetsch was ninth. Maxum Caesar took seventh for C-G and Derek Warren was 10th. Adam Swanson led D-C in 11th place. McHenry’s Jessi Garcia, Dylan Jensen and Carlos Montes also qualified.

Class 3A Hampshire Regional: At Hampshire, Hampshire’s Aidan Gonzalez was the Whip-Purs’ top finisher with a time of 16:42. Hampshire was fifth as a team and advanced to the Waubonsie Valley Sectional.

Class 2A Woodstock Regional: At Emricson Park, Crystal Lake Central placed five in the top 15 overall to win the regional championship with 51 points. Woodstock was second with 70 points and Harvest Christian (78) was third.

Central last won a regional in 2016.

Crystal Lake South, Richmond-Burton and Marian Central also qualified for next week’s Woodstock North Sectional. Marian junior Ryan Jones won the individual title with a time of 16:05, and Peter Walsdorf (16:18) was third for the Hurricanes.

Keegan Smalley (16:24) placed fourth for Central, Jack Flynn was sixth, Adam Zentner was 12th, Austin May was 14th and Julian Ryerson was 15th. Woodstock’s Aidan Schleutermann was seventh, Julio Arellano was ninth and Jack Hansen was 13th.

South’s Matt Brown (16:28) took fifth and R-B’s Thomas Koschak took 10th. Also qualifying were Marengo’s Luke Chaffin, Zach Secor and Aaron Moehrlin, Woodstock North’s Jorge Aragon and Prairie Ridge’s Ethan Baker.

Class 2A Belvidere North Regional: At Spencer Park in Belvidere, Harvard’s Reid Stricker was 28th to qualify for next week’s Woodstock North Sectional.

Class 1A Winnebago Regional: At Fuller Forest Preserve in Rockford, Johnsburg took eighth and did not advance any individuals to the Oregon Sectional. Chris Tobin had the top finish for the Skyhawks, taking 30th.


Class 3A Guilford Regional: At Rockford University, Huntley’s Bailey Wilk (19:12) placed fourth individually as the Raiders finished third as a team and advanced to next week’s Waubonsie Valley Sectional.

Rachael Morrison finished seventh for Huntley and Madison Overly was 15th.

Class 3A Grant Regional: At Fox Lake, Cary-Grove placed four in the top 20 to finish fourth overall and advance to the Hoffman Estates Sectional. Maggie Mason was seventh, Morgan Dieschbourg was ninth, Allison Drage was 10th and Delaney Blohm was 19th.

Jacobs was sixth and also qualified as a team. The Eagles were led by Alyson Doherty in 20th and Elisabeth Kania in 22nd. Also qualifying were McHenry’s Lydia Zancho, and D-C’s Pundit Tetteh and Mary Florance.

Class 3A Hampshire Regional: At Hampshire, Hampshire’s Lindsey Baron and Stella Oury qualified for the Waubonsie Valley Sectional. Hampshire was seventh out of 11 teams.

Class 2A Woodstock Regional: At Emricson Park, Crystal Lake South’s Mackenzie Aldridge finished first with a time of 18:21 and Prairie Ridge’s Chelsea Gale was second with a time of 18:32. The Wolves won the regional title with 44 points, followed by South (53) and Woodstock (89).

Crystal Lake Central, Richmond-Burton and Marian Central also advanced to the Woodstock North Sectional.

Marian’s Siobhan Stoll (18:35) placed third, Woodstock’s Kylie Hagmann (18:36) was fourth, and Prairie Ridge’s Michaela Pieroni (18:42) was fifth. Prairie Ridge added top-15 finishes from Carsen Forte (eighth), Katie Harth (14th) and Chloe Gale (15th).

For South, Chelsea Greene took sixth and Emma Murphy was ninth. Central’s Kylie Smith was seventh and Rebecca Orvis was 10th. Woodstock’s Shannon Koscinski was 11th, and R-B’s Catherine Miller was 12th.

Woodstock North had four sectional qualifiers with Amber Elliott, Meghan McCann, Michelle Velasco and Kyla Walsh moving on. Lauren Snelgrove qualified for Marengo.

Class 2A Belvidere North Regional: At Spencer Park in Belvidere, Harvard’s Kayla Austin and Sarah Logan each advanced to the Woodstock North Sectional. The Hornets did not have enough runners to place in the final team standings.

Class 1A Winnebago Regional: At Fuller Forest Preserve in Rockford, Johnsburg was sixth to qualify for the Oregon Sectional. Leading the Skyhawks were Sammy Knutilla (19th), Sam Schmitt (24th) and Allysa Peete (25th).


Harvard 3, Belvidere 0: At the Class 2A Freeport Regional final, Danny Juarez’s first-half goal stood as the game-winner for the Hornets, who won their first regional title since 2014 in Class 1A.

With the victory, the Hornets extended their winning streak to 11 games. Angel Romo and Adrian Gorostieta also scored, and Marcos Morales and Gustavo Mercado both had one assist for Harvard (14-2-2).

Top-seeded Harvard advances to play No. 3 Vernon Hills at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in a Harvard Sectional semifinal.


Class 1A state tournament: Woodstock North junior Aly Cullotta, making her second straight state appearance for the Thunder, lost to Providence Catholic’s Emma Davis, 6-1, 6-2, in a fourth-round consolation match, ending her state meet.

Cullotta finished 3-2 in five matches, losing her first-round match and winning her next three before bowing out in the consolation bracket.


Immaculate Conception Tournament: At Elmhurst, Johnsburg placed first in its pool and took third overall, going 4-1 in five matches. The Skyhawks (21-14) lost to Trinity, 25-20, 25-18, in the semifinals and defeated Regina Dominican, 25-23, 25-18, for third place.

Sheridan Milewski had six kills against Regina Dominican, Morgan Madsen collected three kills, 10 digs and four blocks, Adisyn Illg tallied five kills and 12 assists, and Hayley Schmidt and Megan Madsen both had four kills and a block.

Leah Kottke led the Skyhawks with 16 digs and Shannon Flynn recorded four blocks.

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