Mother McAuley's water polo team placed second in the state. Mother McAuley photo

Mother McAuley's water polo team placed second in the state. Mother McAuley photo

Postseason Roundup | McAuley water polo takes second in state

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By Jeff Vorva
Staff Writer

The Mother McAuley water polo team won a squeaker and a blowout at the IHSA state tournament before falling in the championship game.

It was McAuley’s (21-6-1) highest finish at state since a second-place showing in 2008.

The Mighty Macs nipped Naperville North, 7-6, on May 18 in the quarterfinals and beat Hersey, 10-3, in the semifinals on May 20 before dropping an 11-5 title game to host Stevenson later that night.

The championship match was tight before the Patriots outscored the Mighty Macs 4-0 in the fourth quarter. Andi Moriarity scored three goals for McAuley in the title game.

Moriarity had three goals while Ella Mulchrone and Bella Morquecho each added two in the semifinal win.

Sandburg qualified for the state meet but lost 13-4 to Stevenson on May 18 in the quarterfinals. Madison Grech, Claire Donnell, Maureen Flannery and Peyton Van Drunen each had goals for the Eagles (23-8)

 

Motley cruises
Shepard sophomore Kyla Motley won a pair of medals at the IHSA state girls track meet May 20 in Charleston.

Motley finished fourth in the long jump with a height of 17-11.75. She also took seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 37 feet, 9.5 inches.

The area had a few other medal winners as well.

In Class 3A, the Lyons 3200 relay team of Shannon Cranny, Catherine Sommerfield, Charlotte Lange and Kristina Findley finished fourth in 9:18.38.

Reavis senior Mercedes Herrera took fifth in the discus with a throw of 132-8.25

In Class 2A in the 3200, Nazareth senior Colette Kinsella took fifth in 10:51.62.

In Class 1A in the 3200, Chicago Christian senior Anna Enderle took ninth in 11:45.50.

 

Boys track champs
Mount Carmel and Chicago Christian won sectional championships last week in boys track.

In Class 2A, Mount Carmel won the St Rita sectional with 102 points, barely beating De La Salle, which had 100. It was the second sectional title in team history the first coming in 2015.

Mount Carmel senior Jasen Bossie won the 110 hurdles in 14.80 and the 300 hurdles in 42.84.  Senior Jermaine Hampton, a senior, won the 100 in 10.92 and senior John Brown III won the long jump with a leap of 20-9.5.

De La Salle junior David Coffey won the 200 in 22.86 and junior Tristyn Hynes won the triple jump with a leap of 38-11.25. The 400 relay team of Nick Terrell, Jaxson Brown, Darren Jones and Coffey won in 43.63.

At the Glenbard South Sectional, the St. Laurence 400 relay team of Harley Rizz, Quinton Williams, Allan Potter and Monroe Thompson Jr. won in 43.18 and the 800 relay team of Williams, Potter, Bryant Redd Jr. and Rizz won in 1:30.64.

At the Kankakee Sectional, Evergreen Park junior Rocco Cipolla won with a 9:58.65.

In Class 1A, Chicago Christian won the Seneca Sectional with 91 points, beating the hosts by four points.  It was the Knights’ second sectional title in team history, the first coming last year.

Junior Noah Luke won the 1600 with a 4:41.77 and the 3200 with a 10:23.36. Freshman Zachary Van Wyk won the 110 hurdles in :15.80 and sophomore Caden Boersma won the triple jump with a leap of 42-3.5.

The Knights’ 400 relay team of Blake Denman, Jerimiah Oliver, Jon Tobey and Ryan Heard won in 43.56.

At the Class 3A Lockport Sectional, Sandburg had four individual champs with senior Lance Somerfield leading the way wining the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.38 seconds and the long jump with a leap of 22-11.25.

Junior Grant Giblin won the 800 with a 1:56.58, senior Trent Anderson won the 1600 in 4:22.45 and sophomore Luke Atzman won the 3200 in 9:50.71.

Marist sophomore TJ Girzadas won the pole vault event with a 14-foot, 8.5-inch vault.

At Proviso East, Lyons senior Jack Rempfer won the 400 in 50.10, senior Vincent Barcelona won the 300 hurdles in 39.59 and senior Will DiSessa claimed the triple jump with a leap of 44-4.

The 1600 relay team of Rempfer, Michael Ferrell, Matthew McGovern and Nicholas Strayer won in 3:24.04. The 3200 relay team of Strayer, Ferrell, John Meyers and Matthew McGovern also took first in 7:52.42.

Oak Lawn senior Eric Jackson claimed the 110 hurdles in 15.20 and senior teammate won in the high jump (6-4.75).

Reavis senior Charles Campbell won the 200 in 22.01.

 

Boys tennis champs
Brother Rice own its first sectional title since 2000 when the Crusaders won the Class 1A Oak Forest Sectional on May 20. Brother Rice won on a tiebreaker after finishing in a 17-17 deadlock with the hosts.

Evergreen Park sophomore Jack Harris was the singles champion.

At the Oak Lawn Sectional, Stagg won the event with 27 points, seven ahead of runnerups Marist and Homewood-Flossmoor. Marist senior Brayden Bartecki took first in singles.

 

Bass fishing
Stagg’s No. 2 boat, which consisted of Alin Lungo, Ron Lawtis and Nathan Kielt, took 16th in the IHSA state meet May 19-20 at Carlyle Lake in Carlyle. The Chargers had a two-day day haul of five fish weighing 7 pounds, 1 ounce.

Brother Rice, featuring anglers Gavin Bowen and Quinn Hansen finished 29th with two catches weighing 3 pounds, 15 ounces.

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