Updated: May 17, 2014 9:47PM
State Meet: Kaleb Hong, of Lincoln-Way co-op, advanced in the still rings (8.1000) after taking sixth during the preliminary round at Hinsdale Central. Hong was 29th in the all-around competition (43.4000), which was won by Wheaton co-op’s David McDonald (56.1000). Wheaton co-op (161.5500) also captured the team title.
Morgan Park 10, Harlan 0: Christian Lipscomb struck out nine in throwing a no-hitter for visiting Morgan Park (17-7-1, 9-4-1). James Davison (2-for-4, 2 runs) ripped a two-run triple and finished with four RBI to lead the offense in the Public League Jackie Robinson South. Lavar Reed (1-for-3) added three RBI for the Mustangs and Dantrelle Lucas (1-for-1) scored three runs.
Catholic League Tournament: De La Salle’s Steven Hill won the singles title by defeating Loyola’ Peter Horne 7-5, 7-5. The Meteors (26 points) finished fourth in the 10-team meet won by host Loyola (39). Providence (22) was fifth, followed by Mount Carmel (21) and Brother Rice (19).
Girls Track & Field
Class 1A Serena Sectional: Seton won the 800-meter relay (1 minute, 51.53 seconds) and qualified for the state meet by placing second in the 400 relay (52.33 seconds). The Sting also put Mariah Woods through to the state level after she took runner-up honors in the 100 (12.93). Beecher’s Joanna Banasiak qualified for the state meet as well after she took second in the shot put (33 feet, 4 inches). Seton (40) was the top area team, coming in sixth, two spots ahead of Beecher (25). Seneca (181) won the crown.
Class 2A De La Salle Sectional: Jaimie Robinson prevailed in the long jump (17-¾) and triple jump (35-9½) in leading De La Salle (78) to a second-place finish behind Latin (124) at Hanson Stadium. Kaitlyn Bright added a first-place performance in the 100 high hurdles (16.99) for the Meteors and teammate Nia Pearl Minor-Clark led the pack in the 800 (58.74). De La Salle also received second-place showings — and automatic state berths — from Jada Price in the 200 (27.32) and the foursomes in the 800 relay (1:50.19) and mile relay (4:22.26).
Class 3A Lyons Sectional: Reavis’ Paulina Gal bested the competition in the shot put (41-4) and discus (126-9), and also earned a state berth by placing second in the 300 low hurdles (48.72). Mother McAuley (75.5) was the leading area team, placing third behind Lyons (192) and Morton (84.5). Briana Driver prevailed in the long jump (18-0) for the Mighty Macs, who also chalked up the fastest times in the 400 relay (49.83), 800 relay (1:43.20) and mile relay (4:06.90).
NCCAA World Series
Fresno Pacific 4, Trinity Christian 0: Danny Britt’s double was among four hits collected by Trinity Christian (26-24) in Mason, Ohio. Robert Wilmsen was touched for four earned runs over 62/3 innings for the Trolls, who were eliminated after going 0-4 in pool play.
Shorter 6, Trinity Christian 4: J.T. Yokum (2-for-4, run) smacked an RBI double to pace Trinity Christian in the third round of pool play. Vince Flores and Brad Kopale added run-scoring singles for the Trolls.
NJCAA Northern District Championship
South Suburban 12, Marshalltown 4: Matt Hoge (3-for-6) contributed two runs and two RBI to spark South Suburban (36-18) in the opener of the Division I tournament. Nick Kellams (2-for-3, RBI) added three runs for the Bulldogs in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Ben Santori gave up seven hits and struck out eight in pitching a complete game for the winners.
NJCAA Region IV Championship
Madison 2, Prairie State 0: Bobby Shepard went 2-for-4 to pace Prairie State (28-17) in the first game of the Division II tournament in Schaumburg. Joe Prete surrendered two unearned runs on three hits in going the route for the Pioneers.
NJCAA Region IV Championship
Waubonsee 3, Joliet Junior College 1: Jarrett Clark and Tevin Brown contributed RBI singles in the top of the 14th to propel Waubonsee (36-23) in Game 1 of the best-of-3 series in Schaumburg. The Chiefs also received a game-tying single from Jose Camacho in the contest between Division III teams. Joliet Junior College (39-18) scored in the second inning on Alex Bebar’s double that brought in T.J. Condon. Ben Kirchler and Nick Fleischauer each went 2-for-5 for the Wolves. Kevin Ruff received a no-decision for Joliet Junior College after giving one unearned run on six hits through 12 innings.
NAIA Championship: St. Xavier (917) finished 24th out of 29 teams at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Cougars were led by James Kerr (221), who placed 35th. Coastal Georgia (865) won the team crown and Oklahoma City’s James Marchesani (211) captured medalist honors.
NCCAA World Series
Mississippi College 5, Trinity Christian 3: Brianna Brugioni pitched a complete game and also went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI for Trinity Christian (26-27) in Roanoke, Virginia. Anna Phillips tacked on an RBI single for the Trolls, whose season came to an end in the double-elimination event.
Southland racing was washed out for the weekend as Grundy County Speedway canceled Friday night’s program and Illiana Speedway did the same for Saturday’s. Regular programs are scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, with a special May 26 at Illiana, the ARCA/CRA Superseries and ARCA Midwest Tour Border Wars.
Compiled by Josh Krockey