Class 2A Lincoln-Way West Regional
Lincoln-Way West 2, Crete-Monee 1 (SO): Tony Prospero’s save in the last round of the penalty-kick shootout enabled Lincoln-Way West (14-7-3) to win the championship. Ian McGrath scored in regulation for the Warriors, who prevailed 4-3 in the shootout.
Class 2A Providence Regional
Bremen 3, Providence 0: Alejandro Mendez scored twice for Bremen (19-4-1) in the championship. Providence finished 5-19.
Class 3A Lincoln-Way Central Regional
Lincoln-Way East 5, Bloom 2: Sean Sibley, Bryan Dillberg and Alan Hernandez were among the goal scorers for Lincoln-Way East (13-6-2) in the final. Cesar Flores had both goals for Bloom (15-5-2).
Boys Cross Country
Class 1A Bishop McNamara Regional: Nathan Swanson (16:28) steered Beecher (53) to first place at Kankakee Community College. Josh Nehmer (17:09) and Garret Toohey (17:33) also contributed for the Bobcats. Southland Prep’s Michael Fleming (18:12) qualified for the sectional meet on an individual basis.
Class 2A Crete-Monee Regional: Lincoln-Way West (24) secured first place behind Mitch Feehan (16:56.5), who won the 3-mile race easily over second-place finisher Bryce Stluka (17:17.8) of Crete-Monee. Lincoln-Way West’s Kamil Stafinski (17:18.4) and Adam Fabian (17:18.8) were next, followed by Providence’s Steve Sismelich (17:21.2). His effort helped the Celtics (64) to a second-place showing. Rich South’s George Kemp (17:34) earned an at-large berth in the sectional.
Class 2A De La Salle Regional: Mount Carmel (32) won the title and also produced the medalist in Dan O’Keefe (16:11). The Caravan also received a fourth-place finish from Brendan Jacobs (17:23), who was one place better than De La Salle’s Pat Schiller (17:30) and two spots ahead of Thornridge’s Jazare Jones (17:52). Thornridge (91) came in third, De La Salle (105) fourth and T.F. North (129) fifth.
Class 2A Riverside-Brookfield Regional: St. Rita’s Sherman McLawhorn (17:07) came in seventh, finishing immediately ahead of St. Laurence teammates Nick Romero (17:08) and Anthony Barrios (17:15) at Sundown Meadows in Countryside. Both squads advance to the sectional as St. Rita (106) came in fourth and St. Laurence (137) took sixth.
Class 2A Wheaton Academy Regional: Lemont’s Lucas Heatherington (17:09) notched an at-large berth in the sectional round after finishing 35th at Kress Creek Farms in West Chicago.
Class 3A Andrew Regional: Chris Kaminski (15:26), Tommy Kolacki (15:34) and Ben Zibricky (15:36) led the pack in the 3-mile race as Lincoln-Way Central (20) cruised to the team title at Turtlehead Lake. Homewood-Flossmoor (105) was third, thanks in part to fifth-place finisher Christian Hoover (15:39). Lincoln-Way North (109) and Andrew (130) were fourth and sixth, respectively, in qualifying for the sectional meet. Thornwood’s Matthew King (15:42) and Khalil Lightbourne (16:12) won at-large places to the sectional, along with the T.F. South trio of Tremayne Broy (17:03), Anthony Kyte (17:04) and Travis Middleton (17:05).
Class 3A Lyons Regional: Argo (190) grabbed the sixth and final spot to the sectional meet. The Argonauts were paced by Ramazan Xheka (16:38), who was 34th in the 3-mile race won by Downers Grove North’s Zack Smith (14:36).
Class 3A Normal Community Regional: Medalist Ben Walczak (15:36) guided Lincoln-Way East (49) to second place behind Normal Community (38). Walczak’s teammate, Chris Kocur (15:47), added a fourth-place finish on the 2.95-mile course at Maxwell Park in Normal. The Bloom trio of Isaiah Quinn (17:15), Darion Wiggs (17:19) and Daniel Perez (17:30) qualified for the sectional on an individual basis.
Class 3A Plainfield South Regional: Will Giroux (15:55) was seventh in vaulting Lockport (124) to a sixth-place finish at Hammel Woods in Shorewood. Neuqua Valley (46) was first in the team standings.
Girls Cross Country
Class 1A Aurora Christian Regional: Queen of Peace (149) finished sixth in gaining a spot in the sectional. Karina Favela (21:02) led the Pride, placing 21st.
Class 1A Bishop McNamara Regional: Taylor Adams (20:29) and Julianne Salmen (20:31) were the top contributors for Beecher (77), which qualified for the sectional after placing third at Kankakee Community College. Fifth-place Chicago Christian (99) also moved behind Cassidy VandeKamp (20:40). The Southland Prep threesome of Imani Fountain (24:08), Kirsten Burke (26:22) and Krystal Kemp (26:35) advanced to the sectional on an at-large basis.
Class 2A Crete-Monee Regional: Champion Joliet Catholic, runner-up Providence and third-place finisher Lincoln-Way West totaled 51 points apiece. Natalie Waters (20:03.8), of Lincoln-Way West, was the leading area individual, finishing third on the 3-mile course. The Providence duo of Rebecca Tompkins (20:20.6) and Kelly Schultz (20:23.7) rounded out the top five competitors. Rich East’s Janiah Jones (21:50) and Reilly Minnich (23:36) garnered at-large spots to the sectional, along with Rich South’s Cierra Hall (22:36).
Class 2A De La Salle Regional: Moncia Munoz (21:20, of T.F. North, led all area runners by placing fifth. Catherine Nowaczak (21:46) was seventh in sparking De La Salle (71) to second place behind U-High (20). T.F. North (78) was third and Thornridge (136) fifth.
Class 2A Oak Forest Regional: Alexa Beezhold (21:59.2), Emma Pawlowski (22:03.4) and Alex Clausing (22:13.2) were the top three runners in directing Illiana Christian (20) to first place at Midlothian Meadows. Oak Forest’s Alyssa Gilman (22.42.3) and Hillcrest’s Shamira Rolland (22:49.7) rounded out the top five individuals. Bremen (65) was second in the team totals, with Hillcrest (91), Oak Forest (94), Evergreen Park (126) and Tinley Park (128) taking the remaining openings to the sectional meet.
Class 2A Wheaton Academy Regional: Taylor Campos (19:16) was 11th and Gabby Voltarel (19:24) 16th in directing Lemont (124) to fifth place at Kress Creek Farms.
Class 3A Andrew Regional: Lincoln-Way North’s Abby Casey (18:52) won the 3-mile race at Turtlehead Lake. Champion Lincoln-Way Central (22) produced the next three finishers in Madison Smith (19:02), Taylor Martinez (19:05) and Elizabeth Venezio (19:08). Lincoln-Way North (73) finished third, Andrew (122) fourth and Thornwood (160) sixth in joining Lincoln-Way Central as qualifiers to the sectional meet. The group of individual advancers to the sectional consisted of Thornton’s Karina Perez (20:37) and Maribel Salgado (20:59), Homewood-Flossmoor’s Megan Magurany (21:30) and Kelda Sandstrom (21:35), and T.F. South’s Olivia Velasquez (21:38).
Class 3A Lyons Regional: Jocelyn Camacho (19:29) was the top runner in the 3-mile race for Argo (181), which finished sixth in winning a sectional berth. Hinsdale Central (43) edged Downers Grove South by one point for the team title.
Class 3A Normal Community Regional: Kristy Dertz (18:41) finished eighth on the 2.95-mile course in guiding Lincoln-Way East (68) to a second-place showing behind Minooka (21) at Maxwell Park. Bloom teammates Gina Narcisi (19:46) and Sullibet Ramirez (20:03) headed the list of individual qualifiers to the sectional. Joining them will be Marian Catholic’s Samantha Phillippe (20:37), Kelly Mindak (20:50) and Nicole Dryanski (20:52).
Class 3A Plainfield South Regional: Winner Morgan Bollinger (18:19) and fourth-place finisher Karlee Stortz (18:44) catapulted Lockport (32) to the top spot at Hammel Woods in Shorewood. Taylor Latta (18:48) was seventh and Emmie Hahn (18:49) eighth for the Porters.
Men’s Cross Country
Great Lakes Challenge: Brian Corcoran (25:10.71) was eighth in the 5-mile race as St. Xavier (147) finished fifth out of 37 teams in Grand Rapids, Mich.
CCAC Crossover Tournament
Indiana-South Bend 25-25-25, St. Xavier 21-17-20: Kelli Shaffer posted 27 assists and eight digs to spark St. Xavier (12-13, 5-8) in Arlington Heights. Dominique Aramburu added 17 digs for the Cougars, who also received 10 kills each from Heidi Gregerson and Meghan Falsey.
Compiled by Josh Krockey