Sports roundup: LTHS boys gymnastics takes third in state

Vault state champ O'Malley, Perez and Lanigan perform very well for Lions

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By Marty Farmer

Sports Editor

The Lyons Township High School boys gymnastics team finished third (156.55) at the state meet hosted by Hoffman Estates High School.

Deerfield (159.80) won the state championship and Glenbard West (158.40) placed second.

LTHS junior Michael O'Malley won an individual state title in vault. He claimed the championship with an average score of 9.50.

Several other LTHS gymnasts fared very well in individual events. Senior Nick Perez finished second in pommel horse (9.40) and tied for seventh in parallel bars at 9.20 with Willowbrook's Adam Sousa and Neuqua Valley's Michael Baren.

Sophomore Marty Lanigan placed 11th in parallel bars (8.70), finished 26th in all-around at 49.70.

RBHS boys volleyball

The Bulldogs won four of five matches at the Willowbrook Invite. After impressive victories over Wheaton North, Joliet Catholic and Glenbard East, RBHS lost to rival Hinsdale Central 25-21, 25-22. The Bulldogs bounced back to beat Wheaton North a second time 25-16, 23-25, 25-15.

On May 8, RBHS routed rival Nazareth 25-15, 25-12 as Vejas Cuplinskas and Colby Campbell led the way with five kills apiece. Sophomore setter Jonah Raith dished out 17 assists and had five digs, while junior Lucas Reilley finished with a team-high six digs.

RBHS (20-13) closes out the regular season with matches against Lemont and St. Patrick.

RBHS girls soccer

The Bulldogs maintained their winning ways with a 2-0 win over Glenbard South and 0-0 tie against highly regarded Morton. RBHS forward Allie Kucera has lead the team offensively all season with 24 goals and 19 assists. She has three hat-trick games and seven multi-goal game this spring.

LTHS girls water polo

The IHSA sectional tournament host Lions lost 13-6 in the championship match on May 12. Hanna Good (4 goals) and goalie Grace Wantuck (11 saves) led LTHS. Olivia Ohm and Rhyan Komstoeft each scored a goal.

In the semifinals, LTHS defeated Argo 15-4 as Kaysie Stuba scored five goals and Greta Markey three goals against the Argonauts. Alison Cabrera and Good recorded two goals apiece for the Lions.

LTHS boys water polo

Victor Perez scored seven goals and Max Zator contributed four as the host Lions overpowered St. Rita 16-5 in the IHSA sectional final. LTHS notched a 17-4 win over Brother Rice in the semifinals.

The Lions advance to the IHSA state quarterfinals where they will face Evanston on May 17 at 5:45 p.m. at Stevenson High School.

Fenwick boys water polo

The Friars edged IHSA sectional host York 8-6 to punch its ticket to the state tournament this weekend at Stevenson High School in Vernon Hills.

The Friars took a 3-1 lead after one quarter and matched the Dukes at five goals apiece the rest of the game to claim the sectional championship on May 12.

Payton Comstock scored four goals and Ivan Soto added three to power the Fenwick offense. Jack Fisher chipped in a goal, while Ramses Flores dished out six assists. Goalie Alejandro Perez had five saves.

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