The Riverside-Brookfield High School boys track and field team took first place in both the T.F. South Invite on Saturday and a home conference quad on April 22.
Powered by outstanding performances from hurdlers Lewis Rogers and Gerrand Moody and distance runners Kevin Faje and Dan Curtin, the Bulldogs also came in fourth out of 15 teams at the Terry Englund Relays at Eisenhower High School last week.
At T.F. South, Matt Chapp scored points in four events (earning first place in two of them), while Eugene Matkovetskiy and Wayne Morrelly also led the Bulldogs to first in the team standings.
RBHS boys volleyball
The Bulldogs turned in their best week of the season by notching wins over Hinsdale South and Lemont.
RBHS rallied from a game down to upend Hinsdale South 23-25, 25-21, 25-17. After previously losing six matches in three games, the Bulldogs finally reversed their late-match fortune behind solid play from Mike Chaney (15 kills, 13 digs), Danny Nava (11 digs, 19 assists) and David Wackrow (9 kills).
RBHS also defeated Lemont 25-22, 25-18 as Nava and Zeke Linares dished out 11 and nine assists, respectively. Chaney had eight kills and Vince Garcia contributed five kills for the Bulldogs (5-12), who host Oak Park and River Forest on May 1 at 6 p.m.
LTHS boys volleyball
Michael Dean had 12 kills and Marko Kostich contributed four aces and 10 assists in a 25-4, 25-14 win against St. Rita.
The Lions also advanced to the Silver Bracket final of the Downers South Invite Saturday, where they fell to Wheaton-Warrenville South in three games.
Gino Cavalieri, Bob Hogan and Kristian Meyer all went 2-for-3 with two RBIs apiece to power the Friars past visiting Gordon Tech 8-4 on Saturday at the Priory in River Forest. Starting pitcher Jim Madormo allowed two earned runs in four innings to earn the win for Fenwick (9-9).
In other games, Maine South outlasted the Friars 9-7 in a nonconference meeting. Fenwick also defeated St. Francis de Sales 10-0 behind a dominant pitching performance from Quinn Snarskis. He threw a two-hitter and struck out 11 to move his record to 2-0 on the spring. Meyer had three hits and two RBIs in support of Snarskis’ sensational outing.
Joe Nelson tossed a two-hitter with nine strikeouts as the Roadrunners rocked St. Joseph 9-1. Brandon Gipson went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Jack Dolan scored twice for the Roadrunners, who improved to 14-3.
Although the Bulldogs lost to two-time defending state champion Glenbard South 4-3, the team will gain much confidence from their best performance this season.
Lana Herrmann came up with clutch hits on two occasions with a leadoff home run in the sixth and a two-out single in the seventh to tie the taut contest both times before the Raiders plated a run in their last at bat to pull out the win in Glen Ellyn.
RBHS outslugged Ridgewood 10-7 as Katie O’Connell went 4-for-4 and Herrmann reached base four times via two hits and two walks. The Bulldogs are 9-13 overall and 3-3 within the Metro Suburban Conference under new head coach Doug Schultz.
RBHS girls soccer
After losing four of five matches to open the season, the Bulldogs (4-6-1) have been playing better soccer lately.
RBHS battled Leyden to a 1-1 tie Saturday and lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to highly regarded Glenbard South on April 24. The Bulldogs kicked off last week with a comprehensive 4-1 victory against Elmwood Park.
LTHS girls soccer
The Lions edged Geneva 2-0 at Saturday’s Naperville North Invite. Gabby Hart and Emily Lange each scored a goal in the second half as the LTHS (10-2) pulled away from the Vikings.
Lange netted her ninth goal this season, and goalie Lidia Breen has three saves to preserve the shutout victory. The Lions also earned a 3-0 conference win against Glenbard West last week.
Fenwick girls soccer
Caroline Murphy scored a goal in the Friars’ 1-0 win over Carmel. Fenwick improved to 7-6-1, including a 3-1 record in the East Suburban Catholic.
In another conference game, the Friars cruised past Marian Catholic 3-0 courtesy of goals from Tara Wilson, Kaelin Schillenger and Analisa Morales.
Nazareth girls soccer
The Roadrunners dominated the action at the Niles West tournament on Saturday with a 7-0 win over Rockford Lutheran and 4-0 victory against Maine West.
Kelly Renehan score three goals, collectively, to power the Nazareth offense.
RBHS boys tennis
At Saturday’s District 88 Classic hosted by Willowbrook, the Bulldogs took fourth out of eight teams. Co-captains Peter Pribyl Pierdinock and Andrew Pilewski led the way with third-place showings. The promising freshmen duo of Frankie Filec and Matthew Pilewski played well as a doubles team in their first varsity tournament together.
During three dual matches last week, Ben Pollock, Chris McCoy, Pilewski and Pribyl Pierdinock and the doubles team of Joe Tan/Brennan Ciborowski recorded notable wins.
LTHS boys tennis
The Lions scored 10 points to finish sixth at the Roy Kramer Invite hosted by Hinsdale Central. In an all-Hinsdale Central No. 1 singles final, Ohio State bound- Martin Joyce cruised past Eddie Grabill 6-4, 6-1. The Red Devils won the team title with 30 points.
RBHS girls water polo
Margaret Miezio, Dana Callanan, Jenny Jimenez, Catie Cartje and Hannah Flynn each scored a goal in the Bulldogs’ 9-5 loss against St. Charles East. Goalie Abby Schwartz tallied ten saves for RBHS (11-13).
In other action last week, Lincoln-Way East defeated RBHS 12-1 as Rena McCullogh scored the Bulldogs’ lone goal and Schwartz finished with 16 saves.
RBHS boys water polo
Led by scoring threats like Paul Sitkiewicz, Tim Somers and Dan Magee, the Bulldogs won four of six matches last week, highlighted by a strong showing at the their own invite on Saturday.
The Bulldogs (13-11-1) bested Morton, New Trier (JV) and Hoffman Estates but lost to Maine East 8-6 in their bid for a sweep of matches.
Fenwick girls track
Grace Cronin won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45.53 seconds at the Lake Park Invite. The Friars finished ninth in the team standings with 34 points.
The Bulldogs (6-5) produced a week of mixed results with impressive wins over Plainfield Central and Fenton, a loss to state powerhouse Lyons Township and an eighth-place finish at the DeKalb Invite Saturday.
Alex Bakalich, Erika Sterner and Mary Penckofer set the tone in singles with multiple wins, while the doubles teams of Katie Buckley/Miranda Molina, Izzi Cain/Erica Fong, Laura Pellizzari/Paige Brown and Hannah Pecis/Kelly Haugland also earned wins.
RBHS revisits DeKalb on Saturday at 9 a.m. to take part in the Independent Conference Meet.