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Prep roundup: Nazareth and Fenwick softball post winning weeks

Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:24 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:00 p.m. CDT

SOFTBALL

Fenwick

On April 1, the Friars beat York 6-4. Jenna Cairo was 3-for-3 and Jess Mrozek pitched a complete game. On Thursday, Whitney Young beat Fenwick 7-4 despite a two-hit day from Mrozek. The next day, the Friars picked up a valuable East Suburban Catholic Conference sweep against Joliet Catholic. Fenwick won 8-0 and 9-0 thanks to a big day from Mrozek, who had two hits and a shutout in Game 1 and three hits in Game 2.

Nazareth

Other than a blip against Glenbard East last Wednesday, the Roadrunners continued their strong start to the season. Nazareth lost to the Rams 6-0, but recovered nicely. The Roadrunners beat Morton 11-0 and West Chicago 4-0 the next two nights. Karah Ritacco went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored against Morton. Holly Haberkorn had nine strikeouts and a shutout against West Chicago. Nazareth beat Taft 10-0 on Monday.

BASEBALL

Nazareth

The Roadrunners ran their season-opening winning streak to nine games after wins over Kenwood (8-1), Wheaton Academy (7-3), Gordon Tech (16-10), Stagg (8-6) and Clemente (8-2). Kyle Piotrowski had five shutout innings with seven strikeouts in the win over Wheaton Academy. Piotrowski lasted nine innings in a 10-inning 4-4 tie against Riverside Brookfield on Monday that was stopped due to darkness.

Fenwick

The Friars went 1-3 during a spring break trip in Orlando. They beat McQuaid Jesuit 7-2 but lost to McGill Toolen 14-1, Rancocas Valley 10-6 and Summit Country Day 2-1.

St. Joseph

The Chargers improved to 3-1 with an 18-2 win over Hales on Thursday. Ryan Moritz had three hits and five RBIs, and the Chargers exploded for 10 runs in the seventh inning.

GIRLS SOCCER

Riverside Brookfield

The Bulldogs picked up their second win of the season in a 4-1 win over Romeoville on April 2. Two nights later, they fell to Downers Grove North 3-1, but the week as a whole demonstrated a lot of improvement for the team. RB scored five goals in those two games after scoring just one through the first seven matches of the season.

Nazareth

The Roadrunners dominated three teams last week. On April 2, they thumped Elmwood Park 7-0. Maureen Culligan and Lily Franko each had two goals. On Friday they shut out Taft 8-0. Franko, a freshman, netted a hat trick. In Saturday’s East Suburban Catholic Conference win over Bishop McNamara, it was Megan Tobin collecting a hat trick. Tobin’s three goals helped Nazareth win 6-1.

Fenwick

The Friars continued to be one of the surprise teams of the season with two more quality wins last week. Fenwick beat crosstown-rival Oak Park-River Forest 3-2 on Thursday and knocked off Stevenson 3-2 in overtime in the first round of the Pepsi Showdown on Saturday.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Lyons Township

The Lions won their opening West Suburban Silver match 25-22, 25-21 April 2 at York. Two days later, they won a crossover match at Downers Grove South, 25-19, 25-19.

BOYS GYMNASTICS

Lyons Township

Chris Rediehs finished second in the all-around Friday at the Anthony J. Canino Invitational at Hinsdale Central to help the Lions to a second-place finish in the team standings. Rediehs totaled 52.650 in the all-around and the Lions scored 144.7 in the 10-team meet with all West Suburban Conference teams. Downers Grove North won the meet with a score of 149.3.

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

Lyons Township

The Lions won four relays Saturday at the Hinsdale Central Relays for the first outdoor meet. LT picked up first place in the 4 x 400-meter relay, long jump relay, shot put relay and the 4 x 110 shuttle hurdle.

Riverside Brookfield

The Bulldogs tied for first at the 46th annual Gary Johnson Bulldog Relays on Saturday. Mike Hornung was first in the shot put and David Swon won the triple jump to help rack up big points for RB. Swon was also second in the long jump. Other second-place finishers were Dan Curtin in the 1,600-meter run, the 4 x 400 relay and the 4 x 800 relay.

St. Joseph

Brandon Johnson placed third in the 100-meter dash at the 46th annual Gary Johnson Bulldog Relays at Riverside Brookfield. Johnson was also fourth in the high jump. Demetrius Morrow came in second in the high jump.

Morton

The Mustangs opened the season at the Hinsdale Central Relays on Saturday. Morton won the 4 x 800-meter relay.

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Lyons Township

LT’s first outdoor meet came at the Downers Grove South Invitational on Saturday. The Lions finished third out of eight teams behind Glenbard North and Glenbard West. Makayla Hubbard won the shot put with a throw of 40 feet, 2 inches. Emma Haugen cleared 5-2 to win the high jump. LT also finished first in the 4 x 200-meter relay with a time of 1:50.04 and the 4 x 400 with a time of 4:13.64.

Riverside Brookfield

Jackie LaBelle placed third in the pole vault (7 feet, 6 inches) and Janae Dabney tied for fourth in the high jump at the 46th annual Gary Johnson Bulldog Relays. Dabney cleared 4-8.

St. Joseph

Shaya Minter earned second in the 100-meter dash at the 46th annual Gary Johnson Bulldog Relays at Riverside Brookfield. Taylor Hesslau was fourth in the 100 hurdles. Melissa Hollingshed was second in both the long jump and the triple jump.

BOYS WATER POLO

Lyons Township

The Lions knocked off rival Hinsdale Central 11-6 last Wednesday. LT followed up with a tournament win at York over the weekend. They picked up Friday wins over Mundelein (17-5) and Niles West (19-3) and beat Oak Park 14-0 on Saturday to round out pool play. In the final, the Lions dominated St. Louis University High School 15-4.

Riverside Brookfield

RB claimed its second win of the season by taking down Lane Tech 7-3 on April 3. Lockport topped the Bulldogs 15-8 the next night.

Morton

The Mustangs picked up a West Suburban Conference win by beating Hinsdale South 11-9 on April 3.

GIRLS WATER POLO

Lyons Township

The Lions walloped rival Hinsdale Central 14-3 last Wednesday.

Riverside Brookfield

It was a busy week for the Bulldogs. RB played eight games in five days starting on April 2, going 4-4 during that stretch. During the week they beat Richards 9-5 and Argo 18-1 and lost to Bradley-Bourbonnais 18-11 and Lane Tech 7-6. On Saturday, they played four more games at Hersey for a tournament. RB picked up wins over Hoffman Estates (10-4) and Hersey (6-4), but lost to Morton 6-2 and Lane Tech 8-3.

Morton

The Mustangs beat Hinsdale in a high-scoring game, 20-12, on April 3. Morton went 3-1 at a tournament Saturday at Hersey with wins over Hoffman Estates, Riverside Brookfield and the host Huskies and a loss to Lane Tech.

BADMINTON

Morton

The Mustangs took second at the Argo Invite on Saturday. Yasmin Lopez, Paulina Guzman and Sonia Delreal all finished second in their singles divisions.

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