High school sports roundup for Friday, May 10

Woodstock North senior Ellie Thurow tossed her sixth career no-hitter – and first of the season – Friday as the Thunder defeated Johnsburg, 10-0, in five innings for the Kishwaukee River Conference win in Johnsburg.

Thurow struck out 10 and walked one.

Chloe Vermett homered for North (12-11-1, 6-2 KRC) as part of a 2-for-4 day with two RBIs and three runs scored. Hayley Matteson was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Abby Hartmann (2 runs) and Mackenzie Spung each had two hits and an RBI. Piper Benedict had two hits and scored twice, and Ashlynn Fieri scored twice.

Johnsburg fell to 9-13 overall and 3-6 in the KRC.

Crystal Lake South 11, Jacobs 6: At Crystal Lake, Emily Sulikowski hit a grand slam and drove in five runs in the Gators’ FVC victory. Kyra Swartz went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. 

Christina Toniolo pitched a complete game, allowing five earned runs, for South (25-1, 12-1). 

For the Golden Eagles (13-10, 7-7), Sarah Lynch went 3 for 3 with a run. Abbey Nesnidal went 2 for 3 with three runs and an RBI. 

McHenry 12, Crystal Lake Central 1 (5 inn.): At McHenry, Kate Funk homered twice and drove in four runs in an FVC win for the Warriors (14-11, 7-6).

Tori Boysen finished 4 for 4 with three RBIs and a double, Jocelyn Currie was 2 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored, and Lauren Schmitz had two hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Pitcher Alyssa Pearson struck out three and allowed one run on four hits in five innings.

For Central (9-14, 4-10), Jess Cruz had two hits with a double, and Baylee Snell drove in the Tigers' only run.

Dundee-Crown 6, Hampshire 5: At Carpentersville, Grace Dierwechter's single to right field scored Alaina Azar and lifted the Chargers (7-17, 3-11) to a walk-off win against Hampshire (13-14, 4-7) in FVC play.

Dierwechter went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Cady English was 3 for 4 with an RBI, Mariana Lewis knocked in one run, and Azar and Hannah Gestrich each scored twice.

Sarah Bowen (3 RBIs) and Miki Snider each hit a home run for the Whip-Purs, and Katie Del Re was 4 for 4.

Cary-Grove 10, Lane Tech 9: At the Fenton Bison Blast, C-G’s Kelly Johnson hit a two-run single to cap a four-run seventh inning and give the Trojans the lead in a victory. C-G (12-10) scored eight runs over the final three innings after trailing, 6-2, at one point. 

Johnson went 3 for 5 with a triple and two RBIs. Jazzy Flashing hit a home run and drove in three runs. Paige Hoscheit went 2 for 2 with a walk, a triple and three RBIs. 

Harvard 12, Alden-Hebron 0 (6 inn.): At Hebron, Harvard’s Allison Musgrove pitched a six-inning complete game, striking out six and walking one. Musgrove also hit a home run and scored twice. 

Kimmyra Neal went 4 for 4 with a triple and four RBIs for the Hornets (12-8). Kerrigan Kotecki and Jennah Brookner each went 2 for 4 with two runs. Brookner drove in one run, and Kotecki hit a double. Emma Ackland went 1 for 2 with two RBIs and a walk.

A-H coach Brook Winkelman said Zoe Deeringer singled for A-H’s only hit in the game. The Giants drop to 9-7.


North Shore County Day 2, Alden-Hebron 1: At Hebron, starter Logan Bohl struck out seven over seven innings, but the Giants (12-9) suffered a nonconference loss.

Bohl allowed two earned runs on seven hits with no walks. Kyle Judson and Mike Ellison both were 1 for 3, and Tyler Cunningham drove in Cody Kurcab for A-H's only run.

Jacobs 6, Hampshire 5: At Hampshire, Jacobs' Bryan Belo was a double shy of the cycle during the Golden Eagles' FVC win over the Whips.

Belo and Andrew Balkcom each had an RBI for Jacobs (13-17, 8-11), and Kyle Washington scored twice.

Andrew Krajecki launched a solo home run and finished with two hits and three runs scored to pace Hampshire (15-11, 10-9). Nicholas Sladek and Matt Jachec each had two hits. Jachec, Gavin Kriegel, Caden Pyszka and John Brady Young drove in one run apiece.

McHenry 2, Cary-Grove 0: At McHenry, Jake Evans and Jacob McLean combined to shut out Cary-Grove in an FVC win for McHenry (19-9, 12-5).

Jake Evans struck out four with three hits and three walks over four innings, and McLean picked up a three-inning save, walking one and allowing one hit.

Jaedin Kotecki drove in both runs for the Warriors. Evans and Mark Winter each scored once.

Quinn Priester suffered the loss for C-G (18-8, 12-6). He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six.

Johnsburg 3, McHenry 0: At McHenry, Johnsburg’s Matt Harris pitched a three-hit complete-game shutout in a nonconference win. Harris struck out four, walked two and completed seven innings on 92 pitches. 

Zach Toussaint went 2 for 3 with two RBIs for the Skyhawks (9-13). Max Kegel went 2 for 4. 

McHenry’s Nico Ghiselli suffered the loss, allowing two earned runs in four innings. 

Marengo 7, Harvard 2: At Harvard, Marengo’s Aiden Smith pitched a complete game and struck out 11 in a KRC victory. Smith allowed four hits, one walk and two runs, although neither was earned. 

Landon Oine drove in two runs for the Indians (11-12, 6-7). Smith went 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI. Justin Oine, Josh Streu and Danny Shenk each had one RBI. 

For Harvard (5-10, 3-10), Jagur Streit went 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Chase Bischke hit a double. 

Richmond-Burton 10, Burlington Central 8: At Burlington, R-B’s Dalton Wood pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing eight hits and three earned runs in a KRC win. Wood struck out five and walked two. 

R-B’s Hayden Christiansen went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Luke Uhwat went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs. 

Second-place R-B (15-12, 12-5) still trails Burlington Central (16-10, 12-3) by two games in the loss column in the KRC standings. 


Prairie Ridge 3, Prospect 1: At Mount Prospect, Nikki Anderson recorded a hat trick to lead the Wolves (17-1-1) to a nonconference win in their regular-season finale.

Cat Crounse, Reanne Weil and Lucy Klimkowski each had an assist.


Jacobs 18, Crystal Lake South 4: At Algonquin, Luke Bertone scored six goals, and Joe Gorham added four goals for the Golden Eagles in an FVC win on senior night. 

Ayden Janchev and Nate Romano added three goals each, while Jake Skrzypinski scored twice. Romano had five assists, and Skrzypinski contributed four assists. Goalkeeper Cameron Mollsen made 13 saves.

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