Glenbard South's 2013 spring sports highlight reel

Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 3:32 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013 4:16 p.m. CDT
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The Glenbard South softball team celebrates with the program's second consecutive state title trophy after beating Marquette, 1-0, in the Class 3A championship game June 8 in East Peoria. PhotoNews/Clark Brooks for Shaw Media

SOFTBALL

5: State trophies collected by the Raiders in the past six years, including back-to-back championships

Highlight: The cast of characters might have been vastly different this spring, but the final result was the same for the Raiders. Led by seniors Jane Trzaska, Steph Chitkowski and Hannah Taylor, a less experienced Glenbard South squad capped off an impressive playoff run with a 1-0 victory over Marquette in eight innings in the Class 3A state championship game. Trzaska's two-out hit drove in the winning run and Chitkowski closed out the title contest inside the pitching circle for the second year in a row.

Photo gallery: Glenbard South defeats Lemont in sectional final

BASEBALL

12: Seasons out of the last 14 in which the Raiders have finished with a .500 or better record, including this past spring

Highlight: No doubt the lasting memory from another successful Raiders' season was the team's come-from-behind, 6-5 victory over Latin in a Class 3A regional championship matchup. Trailing 5-1 and down to its last out in the seventh inning, Glenbard South rallied to score four runs and then plated the game-winner in the eighth on a sacrifice fly by Justin Joseph. In addition to the regional title, the squad again reached the 20-win plateau and finished as the runner-up in the Metro Suburban Conference.

Photo gallery: Glenbard South takes on Riverside-Brookfield in early season action

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

1:54.66: Time posted by John Wold in the 800-meter final, setting a new Class 2A state meet record

Highlight: The legend of John Wold grew by leaps and bounds this spring as the Glenbard South junior added a track state title to his cross country individual championship. Having missed most of the season with a leg injury, Wold returned in time for the conference meet and just a short couple of weeks later, he was running to first in the 800-meter race in the Class 2A state finals. He added a sixth-place finish in the 1,600. Also competing in the finals were Jeremiah Ratliff (triple jump) and Matt Loos (discus).

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

4: State meet appearances for Samantha Howard, who advanced to the Class 2A finals in the discus on three occasions

Highlight: Scoring 20 points, the Raiders broke into the top 10 at the Class 2A state meet with a ninth-place finish. Katelyn Hill placed third in the 300-meter hurdles, Diane Lipa finished fourth in the 3,200 and Sam Howard and Tierra Wilson came in fifth and ninth, respectively, in the discus. The 4x4000 relay team of Kasia Gniatczyk, Taylor Blohm Bivins, Jasmine Curry and Hill also finished ninth.

BOYS GYMNASTICS

4: Individual event prelims in which Eugene Boguslavsky competed in at the state meet

Highlight: Glenbard South had a pair of gymnasts notch top-10 finishes in the individual events portion of the state meet. Junior Eugene Boguslavsky came in seventh on floor exercise with a score of 9.45 while senior Paul Steger placed ninth on still rings with a 7.40. Boguslavsky also competed in the all-around competition, finishing 21st with a total of 50.00.

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