The Chargers played a pair of games against top-ranked opposition this weekend and showed that they can play with the elite of the Chicago Catholic League. St. Joseph beat Providence 8-7 on Friday. R.J. Brown was 3-for-3 with a home run and five RBIs. The next day, Trayvon Johnson limited St. Rita to five hits, but the Chargers fell 4-1.
A slew of cancellations meant the Bulldogs only got to play one game last week. It was a 4-2 loss to defending Class 3A champion Glenbard South on April 9. Lana Herrmann and Ashlee Haugh had an RBI each for the Bulldogs.
The Friars opened the week with a 5-4 win over crosstown-rival Oak Park-River Forest on April 9. Jenna Cairo was 2-for-2 with a home run. Jess Mrozek was the winning pitcher and contributed two hits to the offense.
In an East Suburban Catholic Conference doubleheader on Saturday, Fenwick split with Providence Catholic. The Celtics won Game 1 4-3 in eight innings. Maggie Horn accounted for all three Friar runs with two home runs and three RBIs. Fenwick salvaged the split with a 7-1 victory in Game 2. Mrozek and Val Perrelli combined to limit Providence to the lone run.
The Roadrunners’ first East Suburban Catholic Conference games of the season came against Bishop McNamara on Saturday. Nazareth lost both games of a doubleheader, 4-1 and 3-1.
Lyons, Proviso West
LT beat the host Panthers 25-11, 25-18 on April 9 in a West Suburban Silver match.
The Bulldogs went 2-1 last week with a win over 2012 state-qualifier Payton highlighting the week. RB beat the Grizzlies on the road on Friday 25-20, 21-25, 25-19. Mitch Malloy had 10 kills, Tim Thor-Larsen had nine and the Bulldogs totaled 12 blocks as a team. Earlier in the week, RB beat Fenton 25-7, 25-16 and lost to St. Francis 18-25, 16-25.
Following a three-game loss to Addison Trail (13-25, 25-18, 22-25) on April 9, the Mustangs picked up a quality three-game win over Oak Park-River Forest on Thursday.
The Mustangs finished the Pepsi Showdown with a 1-1-2 record. They tied Payton 2-2 on April 9. Briana Keska had a goal and an assist. Joliet West beat the Mustangs 2-1 on Thursday. In Saturday's tournament finale in Schaumburg, Morton played to a 1-1 tie with Joliet Catholic.
The Bulldogs started conference with a pair of wins to mark the first consecutive wins of the season. RB beat Illiana Christian 3-0 on April 9 and Fenton 2-1 on Thursday.
Following the Pepsi Showdown first-round win over Stevenson last week the Friars failed to pick up another win in its final three games at the tournament. Glenbrook South beat the Friars 2-1 in the main draw on April 9. That was the Friars’ first loss of the season. In consolation matches, Fenwick lost to Lake Zurich 3-2 and tied Wheaton Warrenville South 1-1.
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
The Mustangs scored just 11 points at Downers Grove South's Bud Mohns Invitational. Fifth-place finishers were Omero Montalvo (800-meter run), Eli Serrato (3,200) and Brian Casallo (pole vault).
RB placed sixth out of 18 teams at the Homewood-Flossmoor Invite on Saturday. The 4 x 800-meter relay team of John Keen, Spencer Purcell, Lewis Rogers and Dan Curtin placed third. Curtin also took second in the 1,600-meter run. Among the field events, Richard Mandel was fourth in the pole vault and Mike Hornung was fourth in the discus and shot put.
Zach Manuel’s second-place finish in the 100-meter dash highlighted the Roadrunners showing at the Lemont Invitational on Friday. Manuel was also second in the long jump. Dex Kelly (high jump), the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relays also took second.
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
Megan O’Kane took second in the 400 and the 800 at the Lemont Invitational on Friday.
BOYS WATER POLO
The Mustangs beat Metea Valley 14-8 on April 9 and Steinmetz 13-3 on Thursday.
In a rematch of last year’s state semifinals, the Lions beat Sandburg 10-2 on April 10. LT went on to win its own tournament over the weekend with wins over York, St. Ignatius and Stevenson. In a rematch of last year’s state final, the Lions beat Loyola in the tournament final, 14-8.
The Friars traveled to St. Louis for a tournament at DeSmet. Fenwick made it to the championship game, but lost to St. Louis University High School 7-6 in overtime.
GIRLS WATER POLO
LT lost to Sandburg, 8-5, on April 10. The Lions bounced back with a West Suburban Conference win over Hinsdale South, 18-6, the next day.
The Mustangs lost to Metea Valley 12-11 in overtime on April 9.
The Mustangs took first place at the East Aurora quad on Saturday. Morton picked up wins in four of the seven brackets and placed second in the other three. The Mustangs are now 11-1.
LT placed third at Wheaton Warrenville South’s Dave Donaldson Invitational on Saturday in a field littered with top programs. Defending state champion, Wheaton co-op (148.675), won the tournament as hosts. Glenbrook North (147.525) was second.
The Lions (144.625) edged Hinsdale Central (144.05) for third. LT’s Chris Rediehs was fifth in the all-around (50.575). Rediehs was second on floor, fourth on vault and fifth on parallel bars. Noah Mennemeier (third on pommel horse), Xavier Berry (fifth on pommel horse) and Will Gallucci (sixth on rings) also placed high in events.
The Lions scored 21 points to take seventh at the 15-team New Trier Featherfest on Saturday.