The Riverside-Brookfield volleyball team (12-6) stayed hot last week with a pair of wins over Elmwood Park 25-16, 25-13 and Oak Park 25-17, 22-25, 25-22.
Alleigh VandeMerkt had nine assists and three digs, while Amanda Lelivelt chipped in four kills against Elmwood Park.
RB played strong defense with 55 kills, paced by libero Heather Conway (20 digs), to beat Oak Park. VandeMerkt (6 kills, 10 assists), Elena Duve (5 kills, 5 digs) and Lizzy Hawk (10 assists, 5 digs) also contributed for the Bulldogs.
Riverside-Brookfield (8-6-1) notched two Metro Suburban Conference victories 4-3 over Fenton and 3-1 against Illiana Christian. After a 0-5 start, RB has won eight of 10 matches led by the outstanding play of Ruben Chavez, Eddie Marentes, Jon Kingzette, Quentin Dreilich and Max Ohle.
RB boys golf
Jack Kemper and Austin Adamec both shot 83s as the Bulldogs took fifth place at the Metro Suburban Conference tournament.
RB girls Golf
Riverside-Brookfield fell to Oak Park 198-249 to close the Bulldogs’ regular season. RB recently recognized its seniors Kelsey Stirek, Natalie Jimenez, Hanna Simons, Sam Schelthoff, Gianna Bratta and Celeste Radgono, who lead the Bulldogs into the regional playoffs this week.
The Lady Bulldogs finished 12th at the Sandburg Invitational on Saturday. Emma Veon swam well in the 200-yard freestyle (2:12.41) and the 100-yard freestyle (59.44). Lucia Adams dropped seven seconds in her 200 free (2:21.90), while Rachel Pavlakovic registered a season-best time of 1:07.66 in the 100 free.
RB girls cross-country
The Lady Bulldogs scored a best-ever fifth place at the Lisle Main Event Cross Country Invitational last week. The Bulldogs finished fifth in the 21-team field. Maggie McLaughlin (15th overall), Katy Linhart, Clare Bollnow and Alma Rodriguez paced the Bulldogs’ strong effort.
RB boys cross country
The Bulldogs placed fifth out of 18 teams at the Lisle invite. Travis Trevizo, Dan Curtin, Chris Dziagwa, Spencer Purcell and Jeremy Vasquez were the Bulldogs’ top runners.
LT boys golf
The highly-regarded Lions tuned up for the postseason by winning the West Suburban (Silver) Conference Meet and taking second place at LaSalle-Peru. Lyons beat conference rival Hinsdale Central with both teams scoring 294 but the Lions prevailing on a fifth card. Charlie Netzel and Kevin Carlson led LT with scores of 72 each, followed by Dan Hudson (74), Ryan Hudson (76) and Jack Ferguson (76).
The runner-up Lions scored 303 at LaSalle-Peru behind Lincoln-Way Central (300). Netzel (72) was a co-medalist, winning the event on a playoff hole.
The Lions scored 31 points to finish as tournament runner-up among eight teams at Naperville North on Saturday. The host Huskies and Hinsdale South shared the tournament title with 38 points apiece. LT won first and third singles as No. 1 Alex Chatt defeated Bethany Lynch (St. Ignatius) 6-0, 6-1, while No. 3 Meghan Hickey bested Hanna Guenther (Naperville North) 6-1, 6-3.
Lyons defeated York 106-80 in a conference dual meet. Jennifer Weigand led the Lions with first-place showings in the 200-yard individual medley (2:16.46) and 500-yard freestyle (5:13.74), while Kristine Rosenberger (50 free/25.73), Maddie Naughton (100 breaststroke/1:12.57) and Lizzy Kosin (100 butterfly/1:01.86) also garnered top honors in individual events. The Lions’ 200-yard freestyle relay team (1:42.82) took first place as well.