The Riverside-Brookfield High School football program is hosting the RBHS Football Showcase Night on Friday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. All seventh- and eighth-grade boys and their parents are invited to attend the event in the Alumni Lounge of the school, 160 Ridgewood Road in Riverside, and meet the RBHS football staff and several Bulldog football players past, present and future over pizza and soft drinks.
Later, watch the RBHS boys basketball team take on conference rival Wheaton Academy at 7:30 p.m. in the main gym.
For more information, contact RBHS head football coach Brendan Curtin via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RBHS had four champions and four runners-up en route to a second-place finish at the Metro Suburban Conference Tournament on Saturday. Fenton edged the Bulldogs 243.50 to 235.50 to win the meet.
The Bulldogs’ Josh Contreras (won the 120-pound class title match by 1-0 decision), Julian Blanco (145 by tech fall 5:28), Chris Colvin (195 by 7-1 decision) and Al’lon Carter (285 by fall 3:49) won individual titles.
Tommy Russell (31-2 record), Joey Giurini (20-12), Maxx Reeze (17-13) and Joey Swallow (17-14) each finished second in their weight classes for RBHS.
RBHS girls basketball
Although the Bulldogs have played .500 basketball outside of their conference, the team remains a contender to win the Metro Suburban Conference title.
A day after being blown out by Lyons Township, RBHS bounced back with a 55-45 win over Immaculate Conception in league play. Junior guards Sam Bloom (23 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists) and Lyndsey Hoyd (10 points, 3 steals) played well in the backcourt. Forward Jess JnoBaptiste contributed 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Forward Maggie Shereck hauled down a team-high nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (15-9, 7-1).
“I was proud of our kids for bouncing back after a lackluster performance (against LTHS),” RBHS coach Dallas Till said. “It shows a great deal of resolve on behalf of our team. I love this basketball team. They have persevered through a lot of adversity.”
RBHS has road games this week at Wheaton Academy (7:30 p.m./Thursday, Jan. 28) and at Leyden (7 p.m./Friday, Jan. 29).
Fenwick girls basketball
Kate Moore tied her career high with 23 points and McKenzie Blaze and Kelly Carpenter added 12 and 10 points, respectively, as the Friars knocked off DePaul Prep 61-46 in Chicago.
Head coach Dave Power recorded his 900th win, becoming just the second girls basketball coach in Illinois history to reach the 900-win plateau. Marshall’s Dorothy Gaters has 1,044 wins.
Ironically, Power reached the milestone during what to date has been Fenwick’s least successful season. The win over DePaul gave the Friars (6-15) their first winning streak of the campaign.
“For a while it looked like it might take another 39 years,” Power cracked. “No, it was very nice. I was proud of the girls. They played with a lot of heart.”
LTHS boys bowling
The Lions punched their ticket to the state finals by finishing third with 6,128 pins at the Lake Park Sectional.
Senior Jack McGuinn paced LTHS with a score of 1,391 at the sectional. Sophomore Otto Meccia (1,325), senior Colin Temple (1,313), sophomore Marco Garcia (1,136) and senior Garrett Ariana (963) also contributed for the Lions.