High school sports roundup for Saturday, Sept. 21

Crystal Lake Central won all three of its matches Saturday at the Mother McAuley Preview Tournament in Chicago to win the championship and finish the weekend 5-0.

In a quarterfinal win over Hononegah, 25-19, 25-22, Camryn Hausler had six kills, while Grace Levin added 20 assists and Karina Simatos had nine digs.

In the semifinals, Central defeated Montini, 25-13, 25-17. Levin had 28 assists, and Simatos added 14 digs. Olivia Anderson contributed five blocks.

Central (17-1) beat Andrew, 25-18, 25-23, in the championship match. Anderson led the way with nine kills. Maddy McCormick had six kills and six digs. Levin had 23 assists and seven digs. Simatos added 12 digs. Madeline Timmerman had four blocks, four digs and five kills.

Pearl City Invitational: At Pearl City, Marengo took first place with three victories and two ties.

The Indians tied East Dubuque, 26-24, 20-25, and Galena, 26-28, 25-11. Marengo (13-5-4) won matches against Milledgeville, 25-22, 25-12, Pearl City, 25-23, 25-22, and Galena, 25-16, 25-15.

Lillie Simons had 40 kills on the day to go along with 22 blocks and six aces. Alexis Kunde added 36 kills and 10 aces. Kaetlyn Jeschke had 40 digs and 10 aces. Lilly Johnson had 84 assists and 10 kills. Mia Lulinski added 15 blocks, Isabella Simonini had 18 kills, Abby Rhoe contributed 13 blocks and 12 kills.

Wheaton Warrenville South Classic: At Wheaton, Prairie Ridge went 3-2 this weekend, taking 10th place overall and second in the Silver Bracket. On Saturday, the Wolves defeated Rosary, 25-17, 25-20, and St. Charles North, 25-21, 14-25, 25-22, while losing to Lemont, 25-20, 25-19.

Prairie Ridge’s Trinity Sheridan had 51 kills Saturday and was named to the all-tournament team. Hannah Baudin had 22 kills, 59 assists and 22 digs. Olivia Jost added 39 digs, and Kaylin Mitchell contributed eight blocks.


Crystal Lake Central 3, Plainfield South 1: At the Plainfield Classic, Billy Cummings scored all three goals for the Tigers (3-3-2) in their final game of the tournament. Cummings scored his last goal on a penalty kick. Joey Cummings and Jake Nelson provided assists on the first two goals.

Joey Moore made seven saves for Central, which finished 1-2-1 in the tournament.

Freeport 1, Marian Central 0: At the Warrior Classic in McHenry, Marian goalkeeper Caleb Taylor made nine saves in a loss.

Northridge Prep 1, Marian Central 0: At the Warrior Classic in McHenry, Northridge scored the game’s only goal with eight seconds on the clock. Taylor made 12 saves for Marian (6-6). The Hurricanes’ third game of the day, against Johnsburg, was canceled because of the weather 14 minutes into the first half.

Maine South 4, Prairie Ridge 1: At Park Ridge, Prairie Ridge’s Brogan Amherdt scored his team's only goal in a nonconference loss for the Wolves (4-5).

Solorio 1, Crystal Lake South 0 (4-2 PKs): At the PepsiCo Showdown in Joliet, after a scoreless game, Solorio (12-1) won in a penalty kick shootout. South goalkeeper Carson Hill made seven saves for the Gators (7-3-2).

Hampshire 3, Minooka 2: At the PepsiCo Showdown in Joliet, Hampshire’s Sawyer Shores and Kobe Frenette each had a goal and an assist in a win over Minooka. Hugo Sztuk Vel Sztukowski also scored one goal, unassisted. Hampshire advances to the final of its bracket.

Huntley 1, Hoffman Estates 0: At the PepsiCo Showdown in Joliet, Huntley’s Nick Ward scored the only goal, with an assist from Austin Killen. Ethan Kornas made six saves in the shutout victory. The Red Raiders (5-5-1) advance to next week’s championship game in their bracket.

Plainfield Central 2, Dundee-Crown 1 (4-3 PKs): At the PepsiCo Showdown in Joliet, D-C’s Julian Saldana scored the Chargers’ only goal in regulation, assisted by Juan Pacheco in the 13th minute.

D-C’s Nathan Becker made four saves in the first half, and Venancio Mejia made four saves in the second half. The Chargers dropped to 7-3.

Kelly 1, Woodstock 0 (4-3 PKs): At the PepsiCo Showdown in Joliet, Kelly handed Woodstock (10-4) its third loss in the past four games.


Ryan Byrne Festival: At Emricson Park in Woodstock, Marian Central’s Ryan Jones won the event in 16:23. Teammate Peter Walsdorf (16:27) took second.

However, it was McHenry – with seven runners in the top 14 – that won the team title with 31 team points.

McHenry’s Jessi Garcia (16:39) finished third, and Carlos Montes (16:48) was fourth. Ian Knebl (17:09) took seventh, Enrique Robles (17:10) was eighth, and Caleb Schopen (17:13) was ninth. Jackson Albanese (17:25) took 12th, and Dylan Jensen (17:41) finished 14th.

Woodstock (97) took second as a team, Dundee-Crown (129) was fourth, Marian (134) finished fifth, Prairie Ridge (189) came in seventh and Woodstock North (196) took ninth. Harvard and Richmond-Burton did not have complete teams.

Jack Hansen (17:07) led Woodstock in sixth place. The Blue Streaks’ Aidan Schleutermann (17:28) finished 13th. D-C’s Max Wizgird (17:45) took 15th and Cristian Rodriguez (17:59) was 17th.

Jared Zuniga (18:07) led Prairie Ridge in 22nd. North’s Frank Dudzik (17:23) finished 11th overall. Teammate Jorge Aragon (18:01) took 19th. Harvard’s Steven Austin (18:29) was 28th.

Minooka Flights Invitational: At Channahon Community Park in Channahon, Huntley’s Ian Geisler finished second in Flight 1, and the Red Raiders took eighth place with 58 team points.

Kaneland Invitational: At Peterson Park in Kaneville, Jacobs finished sixth. Andrew Doetsch took 10th overall, and teammate Daniel Sanders finished 28th.


Ryan Byrne Festival: At Emricson Park in Woodstock, Marian Central’s Siobhan Stoll (18:50) finished second behind Vernon Hills’ Rose Sheridan (18:21). Vernon Hills won the event with 29 team points and five runners in the top 12.

Prairie Ridge (61) took second, and McHenry (117) was third. Richmond-Burton (170), Woodstock North (178), Woodstock (183) and Dundee-Crown (235) finished sixth through ninth. Marian and Harvard did not have complete teams.

Prairie Ridge’s Rylee Lydon (20:17) finished sixth, while teammates Colette Janik (20:21) finished eighth and Rachel Soukup (20:47) was 11th.

Lydia Zancho (19:29) led McHenry in third. Alyssa Moore (22:26) took 25th.

Amanda Allport (21:34) finished 19th for R-B. Shannon Koscinski (21:23) was 17th for Woodstock. North’s Meghan McCann (22:17) finished 24th. Mary Florance (23:30) led D-C in 38th.

Minooka Flights Invitational: At Channahon Community Park in Channahon, Huntley’s Bailey Wilk finished fourth in Flight 1, and Molly Allen took fifth in Flight 4. Huntley finished sixth as a team with 40 points.

Kaneland Invitational: At Peterson Park in Kaneville, Jacobs freshman Alyssa Madera finished 10th, and freshman Bridget Moore took 38th. The Golden Eagles finished the event in eighth place as a team.


West Aurora Invitational: At Aurora, McHenry swimmers won three events, and the Warriors took second place as a team.

McHenry’s Riley Tobin won the 200 freestyle in 2:09.84. Paige Bantner won the 50 freestyle in 26.80.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Bantner, Tobin, Kristy Robinson and Melisa Nava won with a time of 4:00.82.


Crystal Lake Central 5, Hononegah 1: At the Palatine quadrangular, Central’s Ellie McGinnis and Julia Fier won singles matches. Kenna Kessler and Emma Grindstaff won at No. 1 doubles. Haley Steinberg and Haley Benard were victorious at No. 2 doubles. Ellyse Cruz and Lexi Holtkamp won at No. 4 doubles. Central’s other matches for the day were canceled because of the weather.

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