The Riverside-Brookfield girls gymnastics team captured its highest team score of the season by securing a 113.7 in a narrow loss to Hinsdale South last week.
The Bulldogs also had some personal bests with Ariel Moon scoring a 30.2 on the beam and Kristen Santoro a 28.9 in the all-around.
Christine Dinh made her debut on varsity with a 7.15 in the floor exercise.
Hinsdale South edged out RB with a final score of 114.
RB girls b-ball
The Lady Bulldogs will try to regroup from their 45-35 loss to Timothy Christian last week when they host their own holiday tournament beginning Monday. Riverside-Brookfield takes on Lane Tech (7:30 p.m.) in the opening round.
Marotta plays in All-American Bowl
Former Riverside-Brookfield High School athlete Mike Marotta played in the All-American Bowl on Saturday.
Marotta, a senior quarterback for Concordia University Chicago, and four of his current teammates, were selected to play in the bowl based on their achievements this season. The bowl, which was moved from the Metrodome to the Gibson/Nagurski Football Practice Facility at the University of Minnesota due to heavy snowfall causing structural damage to the roof of the Metrodome, gives non-Division I players an all-star game opportunity and the chance to be scouted by professional teams.
“It’s an awesome feeling to go up there and represent our school in this game,” said Marotta before the game. “For me, the best part of this is going with four of my teammates and having a chance to play together one more time.”
The Friars finished fourth (216 points) at the Midwest Invitational in Peoria on Saturday.
Connor Brown and Eric Bell led Fenwick. Brown finished third in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 49.73 seconds, while Bell finished third in the 100-yard backstroke in 55.63 seconds.
Matt Bresnahan finished fifth in the 200-yard free (1:52.48) and sixth in the 500-yard free (5:12.10).
The Friars earned three Catholic League wins last week. Fenwick downed St. Ignatius 6-2, Providence 6-1, and Marist 5-2.
Brendan Fitzgerald led the Friars in the Marist victory by scoring two goals.
A solid defensive effort by Dan Marotz, Mike Fischer, Austin Zima and Dale Zigulich led to Fenwick’s win over St. Ignatius.