The Riverside-Brookfield boys cross-country team won its second straight regional title on Saturday by placing six runners in the top 10.
Keegan Buttimer led the Bulldogs by finishing third overall in 16:55.2 on the 3-mile course at Sundown Forest Preserve in Countryside. Travis Trevizo finished fifth for RB, timing out at 17:04.8.
Others who ran to top times for the Bulldogs included Chris Schomer (sixth, 17:13.3), Joey Melone (seventh, 17:15.8), John Keen (eighth, 17:20.4), Dan Curtin (10th, 17:35.9) and Kevin Prado (11th, 17:44.6).
The Bulldogs finished with a score of 29 to advance to this Saturday’s Niles West Sectional.
RB girls cross-country
The Bulldogs finished second at their own regional on Saturday and advanced to the Niles West Sectional.
Maggie McLaughlin led RB by placing fifth in 19:58, while Clare Bollnow finished sixth with a time of 20:16. Jacki Grisafe took eighth in 20:21 and Miranda Ryan 11th in 20:40.8.
The Bulldogs battled No. 1 seed St. Joseph to four overtimes before falling 2-1 in the Class 2A Riverside-Brookfield Regional title game on Saturday.
In the final shootout, the Bulldogs scored on 3 of 5 shots, while the Chargers scored on 4 of 5.
In the semifinals, the Bulldogs edged St. Francis 4-3 in double overtime. Adam Kuta scored the game-winner, while Jon Kingzette scored the goal to send the game into overtime. Ruben Chavez scored two goals for the Bulldogs in the win.
The Bulldogs fell to Morton 18-25, 19-25 in the annual Volley for the Cure match, but helped raise $5,000 for breast cancer research. The money is donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
The loss concludes the Bulldogs regular season with a 19-16 overall record. The Bulldogs take on Queen of Peace on Thursday (6:30 p.m.) in the Class 3A regional semifinal at St. Francis in Wheaton.
The Lions downed Kelly 3-1 to win the St. Ignatius Regional last week. Lyons (19-1-2) opened the regional with a 4-0 pummeling of Kennedy. Horacio Sanchez had a goal and two assists in the win.
The 2010 season came to an end for the Friars with a 5-4 loss in penalty kicks to ninth-seeded Hinsdale South in the semifinals of the Class 3A Hinsdale South Regional last week.
The game went into four overtime periods.
The Friars, who return six starters next season, finished 3-3 in the Chicago Catholic League and 11-9-1 overall on the season.
The Friars are the No. 3 seed in the Lyons Sectional and begin the De La Salle Regional against either DuSable or Dunbar on Thursday.
Fenwick fell to Marian Catholic last week 21-25, 25-18, 17-25. Sarah Hunt posted 11 kills, while Kelly Brennan had 10.
The Friars host the Metro Catholic Aquatics Conference Meet this Friday and Saturday and it’s going to look similar to the State Meet.
With three of the teams in the conference – Fenwick, Rosary and Loyola – ranked in the top six in the state, the conference meet is a precursor to what’s to come.
“We have a very young team and they will really benefit from the pressure of this meet,” said Fenwick head coach Renee Miller. “Since we are hosting the meet, it will have a loud and crowded feeling like the state meet.”
Diving is to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and swimming at 10 a.m. on Saturday.