The Fenwick High School boys and girls golf teams both enjoyed a lot of success during the regular season. The Friars maintained that momentum by winning a couple of regional titles last week. Led by medalist Christian Early, who shot a 71, Fenwick edged Glenbard South 300-303 to win the St. Patrick Regional of the Class 2A state playoffs. Junior Jack Mortell and senior Ben Kisla both carded a 76, while sophomores Reese Wildermuth (77), Billy Bruce (82) and Michael Scuddder (84) also contributed for the Friars.
The Fenwick girls team snapped rival Oak Park and River Forest’s run of three straight regional titles at the St. Ignatius Regional. Sophomore Stephanie Mroz was the medalist with a score of 69 as the Friars edged runner-up OPRF by nine strokes (345-354). Fellow captains Amy Kucera (86) and Frankie Bell (88) also led Fenwick. Underclassmen Alexis Attard (102), Olivia Morrissey (111) and Natalie Mortell (115) are the other sectional qualifiers for Fenwick.
RBHS boys golf
Powered by seniors Mike Gruber, Aleks Penaherrera and CJ Anderson, the Bulldogs punched their ticket to the sectional round of the IHSA state series. Gruber led the way with an 81 and Penaherrera carded an 86 and Anderson an 88 as RBHS placed third at the St. Rita Regional in 3A action. Joe Connelly shot a 94, while Chris Funaki and Derek Johnson carded scores of 100 and 104, respectively.
LTHS boys golf
Sophomore Patrick Akaniroj shot a 73 as the medalist at the St. Rita Regional. Jason Miller and Joey Larson each carded a 76 to help lead the Lions to the regional title with a team score of 303, ahead of fellow sectional qualifiers Payton (338) and RBHS (349).
Other contributors for the Lions included Griffin Wasz (78), Jack Costello (79) and Max Campbell (84).
Nazareth boys golf
Matthew Clark posted a 77 as the Roadrunners notched third place at the St. Patrick Regional. Seniors Quinn Newman shot an 80 and Aidan Smith 85. George King (87), Jack Keivan (90) and Andrew Radford (93) contributed as well for Nazareth which advanced to sectionals.
Although the Blazers finished fifth at the St. Ignatius Regional, seniors Maura Smith and Lauren Bavaro scored a 106 and 108, respectively, to move on to sectional play.
Fenwick girls tennis
Led by No. 3 doubles champs Meg Whalen and Corinne Joss, the Friars finished second at the GCAC tournament over the weekend. Fenwick finished first or second in every single and doubles flight.
In dual match action, Fenwick fell to York 5-3 at Taylor Park. Top singles player Laura Gutierrez defeated York’s Maja Shaw 6-2, 6-2, while teammate Lindsey Sloan cruised to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Sarah Paist. At No. 1 doubles, the Friars’ Haley Sakorri and Ceci Walsh beat York’s Alex Hennessy and Abby Brigman 6-1, 6-3.
Fenwick boys soccer
The Friars celebrated Senior Day with a 4-0 win over DePaul Prep at the Priory. Pat Jacobs scored two goals and Jack Hendricks and Nate Jakaitis added a goal apiece. Jakaitis, Zack Pacer and Jay Militello each had an assist.
Fenwick (7-7, 5-1 Chicago Catholic League) closes the regular season with home match against St. Ignatius this week. The Friars open the playoffs against Jones in a semifinal of the Elmwood Park Regional on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6:15 p.m.
Fenwick girls cross country
The Friars placed 11th at the Sterling Invite with strong runs from Nicole Finn, Mary Grace Babbo, Arriana Arroyo, Claire Durkin, Bridget Ritten, Moira Hillsman and Katy Zawacki. The frosh/soph team finished in first place at Sterling as Margaret O’Brien, Laura Durkin and Annie Mannion were first, second and fifth in the individual results.