Cary-Grove co-op's Peyton Richardson and Ben Castro earned three state bids apiece Saturday at the Barrington Sectional and will be among eight local swimmers to compete at next week's IHSA Boys Swimming State Meet at New Trier.
Richardson, a junior at Prairie Ridge, and Castro, a freshman at Crystal Lake Central, were a part of the Trojans' third-place 200-yard medley relay (1:36.61) that advanced, along with Prairie Ridge sophomore Hunter Jackson and Crystal Lake South senior Cameron Castro.
Richardson took third in the 200 individual medley (1:57.05) and fifth in the 100 butterfly (52.13). Ben Castro, swimming at his first sectional, placed sixth in the 100 butterfly (52.16) and seventh in the 100 backstroke (53.15).
Also for C-G, Senior Kolin Fadden (C-G) placed fourth and advanced in the 50 free (21.60).
Woodstock North co-op sophomore Quinn Cynor finished first in the 200 free (1:41.42) and runner-up in the 100 backstroke (51.44), losing by less than five tenths of a second to Barrington's Griffin O'Leary (50.95) – to qualify in both events. Cynor, who goes to Woodstock, broke the school record in the 200 free.
Jacobs co-op sophomore Vince Chiappetta qualified in the 500 freestyle (4:44.10), taking fifth.
St. Charles North Sectional: At St. Charles, Huntley's Dillon Cherwin finished third in the 200 IM (1:55.39) to qualify for next week's state meet. Cherwin, a senior, is competing at the high school level for the first time.
IHSA State Final Tournament: At the Cherry Bowl in Rockford, Jacobs junior Brianna Schmidt took eighth with a 2,480 grand total over 12 games. Schmidt was in 33rd after a 1,183 six-game series on Friday. She rolled a 1,297 Saturday to climb 25.
Schmidt had a high game of 277, also adding a 235 and 224 on the final day. Gina Gabrys has the highest finish in Jacobs history, according to IHSA.org, placing sixth in 1994.
Dundee-Crown senior Mary Ehmann placed 50th with a 2,298. She had a 1,121 series on Day 2 with a high of 208.
Marengo 65, Woodstock 50: At Woodstock, freshman Matt Volkening poured in a game-high 23 points and five 3-pointers for the Indians (14-12, 5-5) in a Kishwaukee River Conference victory over the Blue Streaks. Finn Schirmer had 15 points and six rebounds, Aiden Smith had 11 points and three 3s, and Brock Bertrand added 14 rebounds and five assists.
David Shinherr scored 17 points with two 3s, and Andrew Adams had 11 points and three 3s for Woodstock (10-16, 4-6).
Richmond-Burton 66, Harvard 39: At Richmond, the Rockets (11-14, 5-5) blew past the Hornets (10-18, 0-10) in KRC action. Logan Hutson had a team-high 20 points and five 3s, Jeff Jankowski had 13 points, and Jimmy Horner tossed in 10 points and three 3s for R-B.
Andrew Cooke had nine points to lead Harvard.
Huntley 63, West Chicago 33: At Huntley, Uchenna Egekeze led all scorers with 20 points to lead the Red Raiders (15-14) past the Wildcats. Ryan Sroka had 12 points, and Nathan Draper added 10.
Crystal Lake Central 44, Highland Park 36: At Crystal Lake, Alex Timmerman scored 14 points to lead the Tigers (17-11). Evan Cassell had 11 points.
St. Viator 65, Jacobs 48: At Arlington Heights, Matt McCoy had 13 points and three 3s in the loss for the Golden Eagles (12-16).
Geneva 73, Hampshire 56: At Geneva, the Vikings outscored Hampshire, 33-16, in the fourth quarter to pull away in the win.
Collin Woods had 23 points and was 12 of 15 from the free-throw line. Jeremy Rosa and Jackson Milison had nine points apiece for the Whips (15-14).
Johnsburg 71, Sycamore 47: At Sycamore, Jonny Preston had 22 points for the Skyhawks (17-11) in the win. Zach Toussaint had 19 points and three 3s, and Gibson Groves had 11 points.
Alden-Hebron 63, New Jerusalem Baptist 54: At Hebron, Brad Judson paced the Giants (10-14) with 27 points in the win. Gideon Schauer had a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Mikey Ellison collected seven points and seven rebounds.
Burlington Central 45, Woodstock North 41: At Woodstock, the Thunder fell to 15-12 and 6-4 in the KRC with a loss to the Rockets (20-8, 8-2).