LTHS football keeps playoff hopes alive
Quarterback Tommy Fiedler threw first-quarter touchdown passes of eight and 19 yards to wide receiver Matt Mrazek, setting the tone for the Lions’ 42-23 win over York on Oct. 18.
Fiedler (22-for-37, 248 yards passing, three touchdowns), Mrazek (eight catches, 98 yards) and Leonard Ross (21 carries, 90 yards, touchdown) powered the Lions to a 28-9 halftime advantage en route to the victory in Elmhurst.
LTHS (4-4, 3-2 West Suburban Silver) welcomes Proviso West for a Friday 7:30 p.m. kickoff. With a win, the Lions likely will qualify for the Class 8A playoffs.
RBHS boys soccer
The Bulldogs edged regional host St. Laurence 3-2 on Tuesday (Oct. 22) advancing to Friday’s 6 p.m. St. Laurence Regional final against St. Joseph. The Bulldogs are the No. 9 seed in their own sectional.
RBHS lost two matches, 4-0 to Morton and 6-4 to Leyden, to finish the regular season 6-10-3 overall with a 4-2 record in the Metro Suburban Conference.
LTHS girls golf
The Lions (658) garnered a sixth-place finish at the IHSA Class AA state finals hosted in Decatur. Senior Ciara Rattana led LTHS with a score of 156 for the tournament. Sarah Donahoe (168), Michele Siamis (170), Melissa Marston (173), Jameson Mitchell (173) and Macy Tabachka (178) also represented LTHS at state. Siamis, Marston and Tabachka will return next fall to lead the Lions.
Jessica Yuen of Neuqua Valley claimed the state championship by scoring 142, while Prospect earned the team state title with a score of 612.
LTHS boys golf
Dan Hudson scored 148 for the tournament to place eighth at the IHSA Class 3A state finals in Bloomington. Jon Hudson also finished among the Top 20 at state with a cumulative score of 153.
Hinsdale Central (603) won the team state championship, while Glenbrook North’s Brian Ohr finished the tournament with a 3-under 141 to become state champion.
Fenwick girls tennis
Dropping only four games in three matches, sophomore Laura Gutierrez rolled through the competition to win the No. 1 singles championship at Saturday’s Oak Park and River Forest Sectional.
The Friars’ top singles player punched her ticket to the IHSA state tournament finals via an impressive 6-1, 6-1 win against well-regarded Emily Uzer of Francis Parker in the sectional final.
Led by its outstanding doubles team of Taylor Arends and Tess Trinka, sectional host OPRF claimed the team title with 31 points, followed by Fenwick (24).
Gutierrez (23-5), as well as the tandem of Arends/Trinka, will compete at this weekend’s state finals hosted by Prospect High School.
LTHS girls tennis
The Lions’ top singles player, Alex Chatt, opened her pursuit of an elusive state championship by taking first at the Lyons Township Sectional on Saturday.
Chatt outlasted Nazareth’s Lexie Petrovic 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the singles championship match. Hinsdale Central (23) edged LTHS (19) for the team title with Nazareth (12) rounding out the top three in the sectional.
RBHS girls volleyball
Facing tough competition, including a couple of teams from the West Suburban Conference, the Riverside-Brookfield High School girls volleyball team lost three of four matches at the Maine West Pumpkin Invite.
RBHS (17-10, 6-5 Metro Suburban Conference) swept Wheeling 25-15, 25-20 in pool play to claim its lone victory. Monica Kasper and Kayla Noffsinger led the Bulldogs offensively with eight kills apiece, while Olivia Gyssler had 12 assists, three aces and six digs. Nicole LaBelle contributed three blocks against the Wildcats.
After finishing second in pool play, RBHS lost matches to Jacksonville 16-25, 20-25 and Downers Grove South 15-25, 19-25 in silver bracket action.
Lyons Township, the other West Suburban Conference team aside from Downers Grove South, cruised past RBHS 25-8, 25-13 in the first match of pool play. Kasper (six kills, eight digs) and Gyssler (nine assists, two digs) played well against the LTHS.
In conference matches last week, the Bulldogs settled for a split, falling to Glenbard South 25-17, 17-25, 16-25 on Oct. 15 only to rebound the following day with a 25-23, 25-19 victory over Fenton.
In their win over the Bison, the Bulldogs received solid efforts from Natalia Gheewala (16 digs), Katie O’Connell (five kills, five digs) and Kasper (seven kills, three aces, 11 digs).
Fenwick boys cross country
Riverside resident Sal Flight posted a time of 15 minutes, 22 seconds to take fourth at the Chicago Catholic League conference meet for the Friars at Midlothian Meadows in Oak Forest.
The Friars finished third in the team standings with 72 points. Loyola (34) won the team title, and St. Ignatius’ Daniel Santino (15:03) notched first among the top individual times.
RBHS boys cross country
RBHS took fourth at the Metro Suburban Conference Championships over the weekend.
Kevin Faje earned all-conference and medal honors, finishing ninth at the MSC race. The Bulldogs’ team of Faje, Spencer Purcell, Dan Curtin, Kyle Georgopolous, Dominick Carabez, Ian Clark, Matt Sagan, Wayne Morrelly, Andrew LeMesurier and Matt Armenta will compete at the RBHS Regional Saturday at Sundown Meadows (63rd and LaGrange). The girls’ race starts at 10 a.m. followed by the boys at 11 a.m.
RBHS girls cross country
The Bulldogs accomplished their goal of taking second place at the Metro Suburban Conference meet behind champion Glenbard South (currently the third-ranked team in the state in Class 2A).
Hosted by Fenton on Saturday, Mailin Struck cruised to victory in the three-mile race to claim the individual MSC championship, while fellow RBHS runner Sarah Melone finished fourth.
Clare Bollnow placed 10th to also garner all-conference honors. DeeDee Keen and Meaghan Dorsey also contributed for RBHS, which held off Illiana Christian 53-73 to earn conference runner-up.
On the junior varsity level promising freshmen LuLu Keen and Natalie Cote finished 11th and 13th, respectively, en route to medals and another second-place showing for the Bulldogs.
LTHS girls cross country
The Lions scored 86 points en route a third-place finish at the West Suburban Conference-Silver meet behind champion Glenbard West (23) and runner-up Hinsdale Central (66). The Lions’ Lexy Rudofski took fourth in the individual results with a time of 18:07.