The Riverside-Brookfield High School girls cross country team won its own Class 2A regional with a score of 35 to edge Nazareth (50 points). Sophomore Hailey Jurgens finished first with a time of 19 minutes, 23 seconds. Fellow freshmen Nadia Kaczmarz (2nd, 20:06) and Tara Janney (9th, 21:14) led the team as well. Other contributors included Natalie Cote (11th, 21:24), Rachel Magee (12th, 21:30), Lulu Keen (15th, 21:49) and Gabby Tarrant (18th, 22:23).
Claire Ramsey (3rd, 20:15), Gianna Levato (5th, 21:06), Allison Kuffa (6th, 21:07) and Colleen Cavanaugh (10th, 21:15) powered Nazareth’s strong runner-up showing.
The RBHS boys team finished second (39 points) behind Lindblom (34) in their regional. Junior Mateo Nunez placed second with a time of 15:54. Connor O’Brien (6th, 16:48), Jack Sagan (7th, 16:50) and Andrew LeMesurier (10th, 17:00) recorded top-10 finishes. Jacob Wardzala (14th, 17:22), Matt Zamudio (16th, 17:33) and Matt Armenta (21st, 17:47) also ran for the Bulldogs.
Fenwick cross country
The Fenwick High School boys cross country team won the Class 2A Elmwood Park Regional. Juniors Alex Marks and Jack Darrow recorded times of 15 minutes, 53 seconds and 15 minutes, 56 seconds, respectively, for the Friars who scored 22 points. Emmett McEnery finished third at 16:01. Riley Mullen (7th, 16:19), Joseph Cozzi (9th, 16:39), Patrick Barnett (10th, 16:40) and Joe Wermes (12th, 16:49) also ran well for the regional champs. Host Elmwood Park (54 points) was second.
Meanwhile, the Fenwick girls cross country team made school history over the weekend. The Friars finished second (52 points) at the Sandburg Regional behind the host Saxons (44) to record their highest Class 3A finish.
Sophomore Margaret O’Brien led the Friars with a time of 19 minutes, 8 seconds to place seventh. Laura Durkin (8th, 19:15) and Nicole Finn (10th, 19:35) also finished in the top 10. Other Fenwick runners were Mary Bridget Donahue (13th, 19:47), Clare Durkin (14th, 19:52), Mary Grace Babbo (19th, 20:11) and Arriana Arroyo (20th, 20:19).
Trinity cross country
The Blazers took second at the Whitney Young Class 3A Regional as sophomore Hailey Hansen led the way with a runner-up showing in the individual results (18:30) as well. Senior Emily Doyle (19:26) and sophomore Emma Creviston (19:28) came in eighth and ninth, respectively, for Trinity. Paige Jaffe (16th, 19:57), Bridget O’Bryan (25th, 20:37), Erin Nelson (32nd, 21:02) and Catherine Doyle (42nd, 22:19) rounded out the lineup.
RBHS boys soccer
The Bulldogs lost to Kelly 3-2 in the semifinals of the Lyons Township Sectional. Forward Luis Cardenas scored both goals for the Bulldogs.
Despite the disappointing loss in the playoffs, RBHS had a terrific season, highlighted by a Metro Suburban Conference West Division title and an eight-game unbeaten streak in the middle. The Bulldogs (10-5-5) notched signature wins over Oak Park and River Forest, Wheaton Academy and Fenton.
Senior Mikah Patil led the team in goals with 18, followed by Nathan Juarez (11 goals) and Cardenas (7 goals). Goalkeepers Jonathan Castro and Matthew Pilewski helped the Bulldogs post a plus-10 scoring differential.
“Given the shift from Class 2A to 3A and the fact we had no home field, the team had an amazing year,” RBHS assistant coach Vikas Patil said. “Although we’re graduating nine seniors, we should be able to reload with our up-and-coming talent.”
LTHS boys soccer
The host Lions defeated Kelly 1-0 to win a regional championship in the Class 3A playoffs on Saturday. In the semifinals, LTHS crushed Whitney Young 5-0 as junior forward Jake Funkhouser scored two goals. Adrian Valadez, Nick Economou and Aaron Onion added a goal apiece.
LTHS (15-5-2) took on Morton while Reavis faced Downers Grove South (both games past deadline) in the semifinal matchups of the Riverside-Brookfield Sectional. The winners will square off on Friday, Oct. 30, at Morton West High School, which has replaced RBHS as the sectional site.
Fenwick boys soccer
The Friars fell to regional host Elmwood Park 3-1 on Friday. Fenwick advanced to the final with a 2-0 victory over Jones. Erik Luthringshausen scored both goals with an assist each from Matt Benko and Joe Scanlon. Goalkeeper Kyle Gruszka earned the shutout.
LTHS girls tennis
The Lions finished fourth at the IHSA girls state tennis tournament. The doubles team of Stefana Vasic and Lahari Yelamanchili defeated New Trier’s Michelle Capone and Catherine MacKinnon 6-1, 6-0 to win the consolation bracket and finish fourth in the state. They accounted for 11 of the team’s 25 points. Top singles player Andjelija Bosovic notched four wins and six points for the Lions. Other contributors for LTHS included singles player Joie Reisch (1-2 record) and doubles team Sophie Allison and Maggie Morris (3-2).
Fenwick girls tennis
Haley Fakouri and Laura Gutierrez went 5-2 in doubles at the IHSA girls tennis state tournament. The Friars’ only state qualifiers won three matches before losing to Loyola’s Maggie Hines and Caroline Witkowski 6-2, 7-6 (6) in the fourth round. They bounced back well by winning two of three matches in the consolation bracket to finish with eight points, tied for 28th with four other schools.
Nazareth girls tennis
Singles player Carlie Wilson and the doubles team of Juliana Petrovic and Mary Mullarkey both went 2-2 at the IHSA girls state tennis tournament as the Roadrunners tied with six other teams for 33rd in the team standings with seven points. Nazareth’s other competitors at state included Julie Saladino (singles) and Katie Swade and Lily Franko (doubles).