Since a 16-9 loss to Conant in mid-April, the Riverside-Brookfield High School boys water polo team has won six of eight matches. The Bulldogs’ run of success included four convincing victories at their own home invite on Saturday.
RBHS cruised past Morton 17-5, New Trier (JV) 12-4, Hoffman Estates 9-5 and Maine East 17-5. The Bulldogs closed out the tourney in style against Maine East as Paul Sitkiewicz and Quinn Risley scored four goals apiece and Dominic Rosa and Jack Corbisiero each contributed two goals. Jack Robling, Joey Rosa, Dan Magee, Ben Regan and Nick Paulakovic also played well for RBHS.
“Overall, I thought it was a great week for the guys,” RBHS coach Kevin Wolak said. “I saw huge improvements from all members of the team.”
Fenwick boys water polo
The Friars methodically pulled away from OPRF in a 22-5 victory as 11 players scored for Fenwick. Danny Farmer (seven goals, two assists), Colin Daly (three goals), Andrew Bertschy (three goals, three assists) and Chez Daggs (two goals) led Fenwick (21-1, 7-1 MCAC). Goalie Will Skowron had 13 saves and three assists.
Fenwick will honor its seniors Mike Hill, Bailey Wendt, Ryan Masi, DJ Perez, Nick Farrar, Lucas Kotnik, Jack Mahoney, Farmer, Skowron, Berstchy and Daly in a match against Stevenson this week.
Fenwick girls water polo
The Friars scored two goals in the fourth quarter to pull away from Naperville Central in an 8-4 non-conference win. Catie Wallace led Fenwick with four goals and Kelly Frumkin contributed two goals. Clare Durkin and Shannon Forst added a goal apiece. Goalie Anna Sullivan had 11 saves for the defending state champs.
RBHS boys tennis
The Bulldogs turned in their best week of the season by picking up conference road wins at Elmwood Park 4-1 and Fenton 3-2.
Against Elmwood Park, Peter Pribyl Pierdinock, Andrew Pilewski, Nick Sum and Chris Detloff won in singles while Frankie Filec and Jimmy Kunkel notched a doubles win. The Bulldogs’ win over Fenton came down to third doubles. With the dual tied at 2-2, Detloff and Sum earned a 6-3, 6-3 win to lift RBHS to a 3-2 victory.
Fenwick boys tennis
The Friars defeated Northside Prep 4-1 with wins at No. 2 singles and a sweep of three doubles matches at Taylor Park. John Mullen cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Northside Prep’s Jonathan Tam, while the Friars’ doubles teams of David Hausken/Nico Halter, Mike Cahill/Dan Reardon and Kevin Donahue/Mike Prabhu all notched straight-set wins as well.
The Bulldogs rolled to a 14-1 win over Plainfield Central, improving to 6-5 on the spring. All five top doubles teams earned wins, while Alex Bakalich, Erika Sterner, Miranda Molina, Maggie Shereck, Lauren Paisker, Claire Bartolone, Joselina Jimenez, Natalia Jandura and Libby Creek also won in singles against the Wildcats.
RBHS also placed fourth at the DeKalb Invite over the weekend.
Charlie Harrigan went 4-for-4 with a home run and four runs knocked in to lift the Lions over Lincoln-Way North 9-6 in a non-conference game.
Fenwick girls soccer
Kaylie Fredian scored two goals to pace a balanced offensive attack against Marian Catholic Central.
Nazareth girls soccer
Claire Ramsey and Kelly Renehan each scored two goals as the Roadrunners topped Niles North 5-2.
Tricia Liston basketball camp
WNBA player, Duke All-American and Fenwick alum Tricia Liston and Fenwick girls basketball head coach Dave Power will direct the Tricia Liston Offensive Basketball Skills Clinic for girls in fourth through eighth grades on Saturday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fenwick High School. The cost of the clinic is $40 (T-Shirt included).
“I am super excited about the opportunity to be able to work with young girls from my area and give back what I can,” Liston said. “At camp, I will be teaching offensive skills while focusing mainly on shooting form and different moves for creating shots. I will also try to teach some lessons of the game and general knowledge. Running this clinic at Fenwick means a lot to me.”
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