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IC, Timothy 2013 spring sports highlight reel

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:30 a.m. CST
(Matthew Piechalak – mpiechalak@shawmedia.com)
Timothy Christian junior Mike Wieringa throws a complete-game victory May 15 to upset top regional seed Westmont in a regional semifinal.

Timothy Christian and IC Catholic fought above their weight in a few sports this spring. Here are some of those moments from the spring sports season.


1: Total goals conceded by IC Catholic in its four playoff victories.

Highlight: Led by Mizzou-recruit K.C. Morris and prolific scorer Angela Toritto, the Knights won a sectional for just the second time in program history. The team had an up-and-down regular season against bigger schools, but things clicked in the playoffs under first-year coach Tod Privett. IC's run came to an end in a 2-1 supersectional loss to Johnsburg.


50.93: Time in seconds for Tim Hipskind in the finals of the 400-meter dash at the Class 1A state meet.

Highlight: Senior Tim Hipskind capped off an athletic career that included a standout football career with a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the Class 1A state meet in Charleston. Hipskind also ran with Arturo Chavez, Brian Anzures and Silvestre Saucedo to finish 15th in the 4x400 relay.


4: Hits Mike Wieringa allowed in Timothy's 5-1 regional semifinal upset win against Westmont.

Highlight: Timothy Christian struggled to consistently find wins throughout the regular season, but proved that anything can happen in a single-elimination baseball tournament. The Trojans knocked off Interstate Eight champion and top regional seed Westmont, 5-1, in a Class 2A regional semifinal thanks to a complete-game effort from pitcher Mike Wieringa. Emerson Bandemer had three hits to pace Timothy offensively. The Trojans lost in the next game to eventual state champion Lisle.

Photo gallery: Timothy upsets top-seed Westmont in regional semifinal


40.37: Jake Hooker's time, in seconds, at the 300-meter hurdles final at the Class 1A state meet.

Highlight: Jake Hooker was Timothy's only qualifier for the Class 1A boys track and field state meet, but he made it count. Hooker was sixth in the 300-meter hurdles after running a season-best time and cutting more than a second off his qualifying time.

Other photo gallery:

IC falls to eventual state baseball champ Lisle in a regional semi

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