The Lyons Township boys wrestling team took the first big step toward contending for the West Suburban Conference Silver championship last week.
The Lions, No. 15 in the Dec. 8 Illinois Matmen Class 3A rankings, won their dual opener on Dec. 9 over No. 23 and defending champion Glenbard West 43-29 in LaGrange.
LTHS continued the momentum on Dec. 10 at their home quad, defeating Fenwick 68-3 and Batavia 43-27 while being edged by Lincoln-Way Central 34-31.
Going undefeated for the weekend were Griff Powell (106 pounds), Jack Kutchek (120), Claudio Rodriguez (132) and Cooper King (195).
In the Illinois Matmen rankings, King is No. 6, Powell No. 8, Gunnar Garelli (152) No. 9 and Ricky Cavaliere (220) honorable mention.
LTHS girls basketball
The Lions (10-1) visit undefeated York (9-0) on Dec. 16 in an early season showdown for the West Suburban Conference Silver Division lead.
LTHS joined the Dukes at 4-0 in WSC Silver play on Dec. 12 by edging Glenbard West 56-50 behind Ella Ormsby and Elin O’Brien (12 points each) and Nora Ezike (11 points).
Ally Cesarini (13 points) and Kennedy Wanless and Ezike and O’Brien (12 points each) led the 58-52 nonconference victory at St. Ignatius on Dec. 8.
The Lions topped Oak Park and River Forest 67-29 on Dec. 6 with O’Brien (16 points), Cesarini (14 points) and Emma O’Brien (11 points) in double figures.
RBHS boys wrestling
Senior Quintavius Murrell (8-2 at 120 pounds) and Bill Martin (8-2 at 170), junior Josh Gonzalez (9-3 at 138) and sophomore Edgar Mosquera (6-3 at 113) are among the top individual records for the RBHS boys wrestling team.
The Bulldogs (6-3) beat Westmont 78-6 and Bishop McNamara 60-22 in their Metro Suburban Conference triangular meet Dec. 8 and were 1-2 at the Oak Park and River Forest Quad on Dec. 10, beating Providence 45-19 while losing to Hinsdale Central 40-29 and the host Huskies 43-27.