Lyons Township and Hinsdale Central have one of the best high school boys swimming rivalries in the state. The defending state champion Lions and Red Devils squared off again at the Downers Grove Sectional Feb. 18.
Hinsdale Central won the team title with 299 points, followed by LTHS (283).
The Lions placed second in all three relays behind the Red Devils. In the 200-yard medley relay, the LTHS quartet of junior Spencer Walker, sophomore Michael Walsh, junior Jeff Vitek and senior Ryan Hammond recorded a time of 1 minute, 33.21 seconds. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Hammond, senior Matt Linden, senior David Rak and junior Henry Claesson posted a time of 1:25.86, while Hammond, Linden, Walker and Claesson went 3:11.20 in the 400 free relay.
Winners for LTHS in individual events included: Walker in the 500-yard freestyle (4:38.38) and 100-yard backstroke (50.73) and senior diver Seamus Scotty (535.10). The Lions also had several runner-ups like Claesson (200 free/1:43.15), Rak (200 IM/1:56.71) and Vitek (100 butterfly/51.56).
Senior Johnny Mologousis lost a 9-4 decision against Mount Carmel’s David Riojas in the championship round at 170 pounds in the IHSA’s Class 3A Individual State Tournament. Mologousis closed out his stellar high school career with a 45-1 record this season.
RBHS boys swimming
While Hinsdale Central (299 points) and defending champion Lyons Township (283) predictably dominated the Downers Grove Sectional, the Bulldogs finished fifth with a score of 141.
Senior Joey Rosa qualified for the state finals in the 50-yard freestyle (21.86 seconds/4th) and 100 free (47.24/2nd). Sophomore Michael Rosa also advanced to state by placing fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 59.09.
RBHS girls basketball
The Class 4A regional host Bulldogs lost to Argo 76-61 in the semifinals. RBHS senior guard Sam Bloom capped off her stellar career with the Bulldogs by scoring 21 points. Fellow seniors Lyndsey Hoyd and Maggie Shereck chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively.
While the Bulldogs graduate seven seniors from this year’s 21-10 team, Maddie Meehan, Vasara Kulbis, Leah Rettke and Sarah JnoBaptiste are back next season to anchor the lineup.
RBHS boys basketball
The Bulldogs split a pair of road games over the weekend with a 68-64 loss against Lyons Township and a 76-70 win over Glenbard South.
Senior guard Jalen Clanton turned in a terrific performance against LTHS Saturday with 26 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals. Junior guard Ryan Cicenas contributed 21 points.
On Friday, RBHS earned an impressive victory against Glenbard South as Clanton and fellow senior Jalen Brooks dominated the action. Brooks (27 points, 9 rebounds) flirted with a double-double while Clanton had 22 points, four assists and four steals. Sophomore guard Zach Vaia chipped in 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.
The Bulldogs (10-15, 5-6 Metro Suburban Conference) faced host Wheaton Academy Feb. 21 (past deadline) in their regular season finale.
RBHS is the No. 15 seed in the Proviso East Sectional of the Class 4A playoffs.