High school sports roundup for Thursday, Oct. 24

Several local girls tennis players win 2 matches at state tournaments

Cary-Grove's Jenna Splitt posted five blocks and 17 digs to lead the Trojans past Prairie Ridge, 13-25, 25-14, 25-21, on Thursday in their Fox Valley Conference match in Crystal Lake.

Alexis German had four aces for the Trojans (25-10, 15-3 FVC), who went 10-1 in their final 11 regular-season matches. Julia Rice led C-G with six kills.

Prairie Ridge (20-15, 10-8) was led by Trinity Sheridan with 18 kills and two blocks. Hannah Baudin had 22 assists and 19 digs, and Kaylin Mitchell had three aces.

Huntley 2, Burlington Central 0: At Huntley, Emma Konie had 10 kills, and Taylor Jakubowski had 22 assists as the Red Raiders (30-5, 17-1) beat Burlington Central (10-20, 2-16) in their FVC match, 25-14, 25-14, to capture the FVC championship outright. Huntley last won the title in 2016.

Jakubowski has 3,445 career assists. She recently took over the No. 2 spot on the state career list, according to the IHSA website. She also posted five kills in the win. Josie Schmitendorf led the Raiders' defense with eight digs.

Crystal Lake South 2, Jacobs 1: At Algonquin, Jessie Proszenyak and Samantha Wesoly had 11 kills apiece to lead the Gators (19-15, 9-9) past the Golden Eagles (15-18, 7-11) in their FVC match, 25-13, 23-25, 25-20.

Kelly Carlson contributed 21 digs, Mia Regillio had four blocks, and Jenna Rhoades added 28 assists and two aces.

Maggie Wallenberger led the Eagles with 16 kills and 14 digs. Rachel Kaczorowski had 30 assists, and Ireland Van Stone contributed nine digs and two aces.

Dundee-Crown 2, Hampshire 1: At Hampshire, Makena Wesol had 14 kills, and MacKenzie Field had 12 kills as the Chargers (9-20, 4-14) defeated the Whip-Purs (10-24-1, 2-16) in their FVC match 25-22, 21-25, 25-18.

Mia Seaton contributed with 16 digs for the Chargers, and Jenna Brown led them with 35 assists and four aces.

Crystal Lake Central 2, McHenry 0:At Crystal Lake, the Tigers (32-3, 16-2) swept the Warriors, 25-13, 25-13, in FVC action. Madeline Timmerman had eight kills and five blocks, Maddy McCormick had six kills and 11 digs, Karina Simatos had three aces, and Camryn Hausler added five kills, 14 assists and seven digs for the Tigers.

Also for Central, Madde Blake had four kills and 14 digs, Grace Levin had 15 assists, McKenna Timmerman had four kills, Olivia Anderson had three blocks, and Lily Penza had two kills and an ace.

The Warriors fell to 23-12 and 8-10 in the FVC.

Sterling 2, Woodstock North 0: At Sterling, the Thunder lost to the defending Class 3A state champion, 25-19, 25-23, to end the regular season at 18-17. Brooke Amann had 10 kills and six digs, Alyssa Wickersheim had four kills and six digs, and Kylie Schulze had 18 assists, three kills and an ace in the nonconference match.

Harvard 2, North Boone 0: At Poplar Grove, Asha Billstrand led the Hornets (3-31) with eight kills in their nonconference victory over the Vikings, 25-20, 25-21.

Dianayeli Plata had 10 digs and an ace, Desiree Brady added six kills, and Alex Cooke contributed six assists.

Marian Central 2, Richmond-Burton 1: At Richmond, Gretchen Graff led the Hurricanes (11-22) with 28 assists, three kills and three digs in their 25-27, 25-14, 27-25 nonconference win over the Rockets (8-26).

Ingrid Reyes had 15 digs, Grace Holian added seven kills and 10 digs, and Grace Kramer had seven kills and six digs.


State tournament: Johnsburg's Kamile Aleksaite and Gracie Cittadino won their first two doubles matches and finished 2-1 to advance to Day 2 of the Class 1A state tournament. The pair did not lose a game in either of their wins, defeating Herrin's Bre Nesler and Kelby Weber in the first round, and Civic Memorial's Kennedy Loewen and Hannah Butkovich in the second round, both by 6-0, 6-0 scores.

Aleksaite and Cittadino lost in the third round to Benet's Kendall Schrader and Kaitlyn Lee, 6-2, 6-2.

Richmond-Burton freshman Savannah Webb also went 2-1 to move on to Day 2. Webb beat Vernon Hills' Claudia Bilkey, 6-1, 6-1, and Peoria Notre Dame's Sydnee O'Donnell, 6-3, 6-4. She lost her third-round match to Benet's Daniella Nenadovich, 6-3, 6-2.

Woodstock North's Aly Cullotta won her first-round match against Springfield Sacred-Heart Griffin's Valeria Pozo, 6-0, 6-1, and lost to Chicago University's Sanskriti Sarav, 6-3, 6-2, in the second round. Cullotta won her consolation bracket match, 6-0, 6-3, against Alleman's Brooke McKeown.

Jacobs freshman Chloe Siegfort went 2-1 in her state debut and won her second-round consolation match against West Chicago's Katrina Day, 5-7, 6-2, 11-9, to advance to Day 2 at the Class 2A tournament.

Siegfort beat Homewood-Flossmoor's Lauren Legardy, 6-1, 6-1, in the first round before losing to Niles West's Abby Penados, 6-3, 6-3.

Jacobs' doubles team of Lindsay Cunningham and Isha Desai finished 2-2 to end their state run. The pair defeated Glenbrook North's Nikki Baerson and Lara Pick, 6-4, 6-0, and lost to New Triers' Ashtin Hara and Monika Glueck, 6-0, 6-0.

Cunningham and Desai beat Moline's Sarah Gustafson and Lauren Myers, 4-6, 6-1, 10-7, in the consolation bracket, and lost to Metea Valley's Taylor Goldman and Isabella Palm, 6-3, 6-3.

Cary-Grove's Karina Los and Alina Krembuszewski won their first-round match against St. Ignatius' Maya Goyal & Evie Tsokolas, 6-2, 6-1, and dropped their final two matches to end their state run. The Trojans doubles team lost its second-round match to Sandburg's Julia Canellis and Jayme Gross, 6-2, 6-2, and lost in the consolation bracket to New Trier's Macy Zaban and Emily Rhee, 6-2, 6-0.

Huntley's Ruhi Gulati lost her first-round match to St. Ignatius' Ivvy Hicks, 6-1, 6-0, and finished 1-2. She won her first-round consolation match, 6-1, 6-2, against Andrew's Lily Darman, and lost to Edwardsville's Chloe Koons, 6-1, 6-1, ending her state tournament.


McHenry 90, Dundee-Crown 74: At McHenry, Melisa Nava won the 500-yard freestyle and 200 individual medley and also swam on two winning relays as the Warriors won the dual meet.

Morgan Donovan (200 freestyle), Andrea Avila (100 butterfly), Riley Tobin (100 freestyle) and Mackenzie Cutler (100 backstroke) also had wins for McHenry.

The Warriors won the 200 freestyle relay with Tobin, Donovan, Julia Finch and Nava and the 400 freestyle relay with Avila, Kristina Robinson, Tobin and Nava.

D-C got wins from Ali Fitzgerald in the 100 breaststroke and 50 freestyle. Fitzgerald also teamed with Coral Howard, Annika Hodges and Sara Merkelz to win the 200 medley relay.

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