The Links of Carillon Golf Course and Hinsdale Central have become quite familiar to the Lyons Township golf team this week. The Lions took second behind Hinsdale Central at the Nazareth Regional on the course on Monday and won the West Suburban (Silver) Conference championship on Sept. 27.
LT took second with a score of 295 behind its conference nemesis Hinsdale Central, who finished with a 295.
Jake Walsh led the Lions with a 71, while Mike Reed shot a 72 and Sean Cunningham a 74.
LT now advances to the St. Ignatius Sectional to be held Tuesday at George Dunn National in Oak Forest.
As a warm-up to the regional, the Lions tied for third at the Lake Park Invitational on Saturday with a score of 319. Reed led the team with a 76, finishing in a four-way tie for fourth. Hinsdale Central won the 24-team tournament with a score of 313.
The Lions edged out Hinsdale Central by five strokes to win the WSC championship. Scott Pralle led the charge by shooting a 2-under 70 for first place overall in the seven-team tournament. Reed placed third overall with a 76, while Cunningham and Andrew Venclovas both finished with 77s for a five-way seventh place tie.
LT girls win conference, regional outright
The Lyons Township girls’ golf team took first at the St. Ignatius Regional with a score of 345 on Monday.
The Lions edged out Fenwick, who finished second with a score of 348.
Allie Marconi led the Lions with an 82, while Alyssa Gaudio finished with an 85 and Heather Grant an 87.
LT was the only team to have four players finish in the top 10 at the West Suburban (Silver) Conference championship on Sept. 27. The excellent team effort led to the Lions winning the conference outright with a score of 331.
Grant had LT’s best score of the day with an 81, good for sixth place. Marconi and Gaudio finished tied for seventh both with scores of 83.
Treacy Beers and Amanda Paul helped the cause by shooting 88 and 90, respectively.
The Lions now advance to the Neuqua Valley Sectional to be held at Naperbrook Golf Course on Monday.
RB’s Razniewski moves on
Andy Razniewski was the lone Riverside-Brookfield golfer to advance beyond the Nazareth Regional on Monday. Razniewski shot an 83.
LT football trounces Leyden
The Lyons football team devoured Leyden 51-7 in a West Suburban Conference crossover game on Friday night.
The lofty win pushed the Lions’ overall record to 3-2. They return to Silver Division play this Saturday against Glenbard West (3-3, 1-2) for Homecoming (1:30 p.m.). LT is currently undefeated in the Silver Division with a 3-0 record.
Soccer balls bound in for club
The Riverside Soccer Association received a kick last week when Charter One Bank donated 22 soccer balls to the group as part of a community outreach effort to help support local youth soccer leagues.
The Riverside Soccer Association organizes soccer-related events throughout the year for members (6-8 year olds, boys and girls) and their families. The group works to foster a long-term interest in the game.
Charter One donated the soccer balls as part of an 8,000-ball giveaway to 24 communities in Illinois.