The Lyons Township High School boys water polo team cruised to its own sectional title with a 14-7 win over Brother Rice in the championship match.
The Lions, who are the reigning state champs, advance to the state tournament where they take on host school Stevenson Thursday, May 19 (5:30 p.m.) in the quarterfinals.
RBHS boys volleyball
RBHS won four of six matches en route to a third-place finish at the Willowbrook Invite over the weekend. The Bulldogs also cruised past area rival Nazareth 25-7, 25-14 on Senior Night.
Maclean Nolan finished with 43 kills, 14 digs and 6 blocks for the week, while Peter Ferguson (100 assists, 32 digs), Zach Georgopoulos (36 digs), Lucas Kulbis (27 kills, 8 blocks) and Erik Hartwig (27 kills, 26 digs) also played key roles.
RBHS (24-9) visits Morton in 5:30 p.m. non-conference match Thursday, May 19.
The state playoffs begin Friday, May 27.
RBHS boys track & field
The Bulldogs finished sixth out of 24 teams at the 49th Annual Carlin Nalley Invite. John Glover led RBHS with career-best efforts in the 110-meter hurdles (16.10 seconds) and 300 hurdles (41.64) to place fourth in each event.
The Bulldogs will compete in the Class 3A Morton West Sectional on Friday, May 20.
LTHS girls track & field
The Lions cruised to their own sectional championship with a score of 138 points. Mother McAuley placed second (57).
Senior Vanessa Flaherty won the 800 (2:16.39) and 1,600 (5:08.54) as LTHS claimed six individual event sectional champs. Other winners were Julia Cozzi (pole vault/9-0), Charlsie Domabyl (high jump/5-3), Sarah Barcelona (3,200/10:53.75) and Maryna Hoskins (300 hurdles/48.59).
The Lions advanced three relays to the state meet, highlighted by the 3,200 team of Natalie Jaramillo, Abby King, Merrell Brzeczek and Megan Ng which earned first with a time of 9:43.95.
Fenwick girls track & field
Senior Grace Cronin won the 100-meter high hurdles and 300 low hurdles as the Friars finished fifth (50 points) at the Lisle Sectional in Class 2A. The Notre Dame-bound Cronin recorded winning times of 14.52 in the 100 hurdles and 43.84 in the 300 hurdles to qualify for the state finals in both events.
Freshman Colleen Grogan placed fourth in the 300 hurdles at 46.70 to also qualify for the state finals.
In the relays, Fenwick came in first in the 3,200 with a time of 9:49.09.
Trinity girls track & field
Senior Sierra Brown qualified for the Class 2A state meet in four individual events as the Blazers finished fourth overall with 77 points at the Lisle Sectional. Brown took first in the high jump (5-1) and triple jump (37-4.5), second in long jump (17-6) and fourth in 100 hurdles (15.74).
Sophomore Hailey Hansen won the 3,200 with a time of 11:16.43 and senior Kenzie Hunt also qualified for state with a runner-up finish in the 100 (13.18).
The 400 relay team of Sanaa Smith, Hunt, Emily Murphy and Sarah Murphy notched second with a time of 51.48.
The Friars went 1-2 at the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Red Softball Tournament. After an opening round loss to Bishop McNamara in Kankakee, the Friars responded with a thrilling 6-5 win over Resurrection.
Fenwick junior Grace Tucek, from Riverside, hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kayley Sherwood finished 3-for-4 against the Bandits.