High school sports roundup for Thursday, May 16

Cary-Grove senior Jason Petko won the discus and shot put Thursday at the Class 3A St. Charles North Boys Track and Field Sectional to advance to next week's state meet at Eastern Illinois in Charleston.

Petko, which placed seventh in the discus at state last season, won the sectional title with a throw of 171 feet, four inches. Petko finished first in the shot put with a throw of 56 feet, one inch. Dundee-Crown junior Jason Miller won the 200 meters in 22.64, and Jack Michalski advanced to state in two events, taking second in the 110 high hurdles (15.70) and high jump (6-1).

D-C placed fourth in the team standings with 56 points. Metea Valley won the title with 81.5 points, and C-G (35) took seventh. Jason Miller, Alex Miller, Meante Foster and Dylan Becker won the 4x200 relay (1:28.39) for D-C to advance. The Chargers' 4x100 team of Becker, Trevor Fed, Alex Miller and Jason Miller placed second with a time of 42.25 and also advanced. Fed advanced in the long jump (22-2.5) with a fourth-place finish.

C-G's Andrew Lewis advanced to state in the 300 intermediate hurdles (39.98), taking second.


Hampshire 5, Dundee-Crown 2: At Carpentersville, Gavin Kriegel was 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs for the Whip-Purs (17-13, 12-11) in a Fox Valley Conference win over the Chargers (5-26, 1-22). Caden Pyszka drove in two runs and Nick Sladek went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Matt Jachec struck out 13 in seven innings for the win. He allowed two runs on six hits and two walks.

Simon Schumacher and Dylan Palmatier had RBIs for D-C. Cameron Steinmetz took the loss, allowing four runs in four innings.

Crystal Lake South 5, Jacobs 3: At Algonquin, Jacob Bimbi had a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh to lead the Gators (20-10, 13-10) past the Golden Eagles (15-20, 10-13) in their FVC game. Ian Gorken went 2 for 3 with two doubles and three RBIs, and Evan Jewson (2 for 2) had a double and two runs. Dominic Guzman allowed a run on two hits for South with three strikeouts and three walks.

Kyle Washington had two doubles, Max Bielawski added two hits and one RBI, and Christian Scianna drove in one for Jacobs. Anthony Wilson gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings in the loss, striking out five and walking four.

McHenry 5, Crystal Lake Central 4: At Crystal Lake, Mark Winter was 2 for 3 with a double and drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth for the Warriors (21-13, 14-9) in the FVC win. Jaedin Kotecki had a double and two RBIs and Gavin Lobbins was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Sean Richards tossed 2 1/3 shutout innings with two strikeouts.

Alec Bolanowski was 2 for 3 with a triple and RBI for Central (12-20, 6-17), Will Welder was 2 for 4 with one RBI, and Reece Mensching and Easton Walsh both drove in one. Lucas Irwin pitched two scoreless innings.

Johnsburg 11, Woodstock North 5: At Johnsburg, the Skyhawks (11-14, 6-9) earned a Kishwaukee River Conference win over the Thunder (10-15, 6-10). Ryan Linkletter went 3 for 4 with a home run, triple, three runs and three RBIs, Josh Notriano was 3 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs, and Zach Toussaint scored two runs with two steals and one RBI. Matt Harris picked up the win, giving up three runs on five hits in five innings with four strikeouts.

Felipe De Avila was 3 for 4 with a double, triple, two runs and one RBI for North, and Ryan Zinnen (2 for 4), Jacob Laha, Mason Carlisle and Jared Spung all drove in one run.

Richmond-Burton 11, Round Lake 5: At Round Lake, the Rockets moved to 17-15 with a win over the Panthers.

Wednesday's late result

Pearl City 13, Alden-Hebron 2: At the Class 1A Pearl City Regional, the Giants (12-10) lost their semifinal to the Wolves. Tommy McCallion was 2 for 2 with a run, TJ Pauly had a triple and drove in one, and Tyler Cunningham added a double and one RBI.

Brad Judson took the loss, allowing three earned runs on four hits in five innings. He walked six and struck out six. Paul Hartmann had a hit.


Marengo 12, Woodstock North 0 (6 inn.): At Woodstock, the Indians smacked three homers in the KRC win. Marengo (19-14, 9-3), which has won five straight conference titles, can still win a share of the KRC championship if Richmond-Burton loses against Johnsburg on Saturday.

Grace Houghton was 3 for 4 with a homer, double and five RBIs, Kiley Christopher was 2 for 4 with a homer, double and three RBIs, and Mikayla Wzientek went 2 for 4 with a solo home run. Jenna Turner was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs, and Hannah Ritter was 2 for 4 with two steals and three runs. Christopher scattered six hits over six shutout innings with five strikeouts and a walk.

Emma Bremer was 2 for 3 for North (13-14-1, 7-4), and Piper Benedict added a double. Ellie Thurow allowed eight runs in 4 2/3 innings.

McHenry 5, Stillman Valley 3 (8 inn.): At Davis Junction, Ashley Zoephel had a lead-off double in the top of the seventh and scored on a Tori Boysen sacrifice fly as the Warriors (19-12) beat the Cardinals to end the regular season. Zoephel came through with a two-out base hit in the eighth to score Maddy McDaniel and Lauren Schmitz for the go-ahead runs.

Jocelyn Currie had two hits and Kyra Lard drove in one. Zoephel tossed two innings in relief for the win, allowing a hit and striking out four with no walks. McKayla Sellek allowed three unearned runs on five hits in six innings with six strikeouts and no walks.

Jacobs 10, DeKalb 0 (5 inn.): At DeKalb, the Eagles (16-12) scored five runs in the first and four runs in the second en route to the nonconference win against the Barbs. Emily Pena was 2 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs, Erica Anderson had a double and drove in two, and Savannah Svedman and Abby Ziwiski each had two hits, two runs and one RBI. Abbey Nesnidal and Katie Armstrong had two hits and one RBI apiece.

Sycamore 6, Dundee-Crown 1: At Carpentersville, Grace Dierwechter was 2 for 3 with a solo homer for the Chargers (8-20) in a nonconference loss. Hannah Gestrich and Megan Thompson added hits, and Caleigh Gertz took the loss. Gertz allowed four runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Crystal Lake Central 13, Hampshire 8: At Hampshire, Hailey Geske was 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs for the Tigers (11-16, 5-11) in the FVC win over the Whips (14-18, 5-11). Jess Cruz was 3 for 4 with two doubles, three runs and one RBI, Kenna Kessler had a solo homer, and Lily Sternberg was 2 for 3 with two runs.

Alyssa Cork went 4 for 5 with a double, four RBIs and three runs for the Whips, Miki Snider hit a homer with two RBIs and two runs, and Morgan Haefling was 2 for 4 with a triple, three runs and one RBI. Sarah Bowen added two hits, two runs and an RBI.


Prairie Ridge 18, Crystal Lake South 1: At Crystal Lake, the Wolves (12-2, 8-0) completed a perfect conference record to win the inaugural FVC title. Zach Orr and Ethan Kirchberg had three goals apiece, and Adam Diskin and Jarred Tabor each had two goals. Sam Ripple made four saves for Prairie Ridge.

Huntley 13, Dundee-Crown 6: At Huntley, the Raiders beat the Chargers on senior night.

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