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Prep roundup: Wheaton North wrestles to second in DVC

With six individuals finishing third or better, Wheaton North’s wrestling team tied for second place at the DuPage Valley Conference meet Sunday (the event was pushed back a day due to Saturday’s weather).

The Falcons compiled a team score of 178.5 points. Glenbard North (269) won its 16th straight title.

The team’s lone individual winner was Anthony Yanan at 220 pounds.

Jacob Bretz (120), Devin Donovan (138) and Micah Volle (152) were second for the Falcons, while Dylan Thurston (126) and Ben Wilson (145) came in third.

Duncan Nelson (132) and Chris Royer (195) were fourth.


Wheaton Warrenville South

Qarin Johnnic added to his impressive resume this winter, capturing the 138-pound title at Sunday’s DuPage Valley Conference tournament.

As a team, the Tigers came in sixth place with 116 points.

Andrew Ives was the runner-up at 145, losing 7-5 in the final. Placing fourth were Karlin Johnnic (120), Ben Flores (126), Cain Bialas (170) and Mocha Uchiyama (182).


West Chicago

The Wildcats fell 70-69 to Metea Valley in an Upstate Eight conference game Saturday.

John Konchar scored 29 points in the defeat, Mikey Bibbs had 14 and Mitch Henke also checked into double figures with 11.


Wheaton Academy

The Warriors defeated Marian Central Catholic 57-52 in overtime Monday behind 30 points from Jamie Netzley. Alison Grant added nine points.

The team was coming off a 52-28 loss to Immaculate Conception on Friday. Netzley reached double figures with 11 points.

A day before that, Wheaton Academy dropped a 52-42 decision to Westminster Christian on Jan. 30. Netzley and Marissa Gagliano scored 10 points apiece and Grant had eight points. Elizabeth Meltby contributed 13 rebounds and four steals.

St. Francis

The Spartans defeated Aurora Christian 50-47 in a Suburban Christian Conference game on Friday.

West Chicago

The Wildcats lost 55-23 to South Elgin on Friday. Mae Elizabeth Gimre had seven points.


St. Francis

Posting a score of 86.24, the Spartans’ competitive dance team finished fourth in Class 1A Saturday in the finals of the state meet. Highland (93.40) was the team champion.

St. Francis advanced to Saturday’s finals after posting a score of 82.38 in Friday’s prelims, which put the squad in fifth place among the 10 that advanced to the finals.


Wheaton North

The Falcons just missed out on advancing to the IHSA state meet after coming in sixth place in the large team division at the Rolling Meadows sectional Sunday.

Wheaton North tallied a score of 84.80, which was just .17 away from York, which grabbed the fifth and final qualifying spot.

Wheaton Warrenville South/West Chicago

The Tigers and Wildcats tied for 12th place in the large team division at Sunday’s Rolling Meadows sectional with scores of 70.93.

St. Francis

The Spartans placed ninth with a score of 72.53 in the medium team division at the Rolling Meadown sectional Sunday.


Wheaton Co-op

The Wheaton Co-op team came in first place at Friday’s DuPage Valley Conference meet, posting a score of 140.075.

Glenbard North (137.25) was the runner-up.

Lenna Klein was fourth in the all-around competition with a total of 35.450 and Audrey Channon was right behind in fifth (35.175).

Klein placed first on the vault with a 9.45 and Channon was the runner-up on the uneven bars with an 8.975.

Katie McDonald added a third-place showing on the floor (9.075).

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