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A farewell to winter sports, senior athletes

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 10:38 a.m. CDT
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(Kyle Grillot)
Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com Barrington sophomore Abby Hasanov competes in the floor exercise during the IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet Friday in Palatine.

BARRINGTON – The winter sports season has come to an end for Barrington’s student-athletes. There were many highlights during the 2013-14 season for each of the teams. Here is a recap on how each of the eight different sports did during the last few months as preparation for the 2014-15 season gets underway.

Boys basketball

The Broncos finished 12-18 after a loss in the regional semifinals. Austin Madrzyk led the team all season and had 20 points in the team’s final game of the year against Lake Forest. The team loses Madrzyk, West McDonald, Zach Bart and Jack McAndrews, which will make rebounding a difficult task for coach Bryan Tucker. Tucker will have 6-foot-8 forward Rapolas Ivanauskas returning however as a junior along with Jake Orr and Calvin Goldsmith.

Girls basketball

A 19-10 season ended in the regional semifinal for the Fillies. Brooke Gunderson and Angie Kirchoff carried the team to a solid second place finish in the Mid-Suburban League West Division. Gunderson and Kirchoff both graduate along with Aoife Callanan and Carrie Madden but Barrington will return Megan Talbot and Kelly Katis as juniors next season. There is still a lot to look forward to for the team as they look to overtake Fremd in the division.

Gymnastics

The Fillies finished fourth in state after putting together one of the best years in school history. A victory in the Lake County Meet followed by a win at regionals put the team in position to go after the state title. Abby Hasanov would tie for a state title in the uneven bars with a 9.5 and added a fourth-place finish on the floor exercise. Brooke Morgan finished fifth on the vault to help Barrington to their strong finish. Hasanov will be a junior next season and could be counted on to take home even more titles.

Boys swimming

It was a season to remember in the pool with the Broncos winning the MSL and a sectional championship. Sam Miseyka and Sebastian Piekarski used their senior leadership to win the 50 freestyle at the sectional. The team had seven freshmen on the roster this season, including Mitchell Gavars and Jeremy Kleinjan who took first and second place, respectively, at the MSL Meet. This makes the future very bright for coach John Valentine’s squad

Boys bowling

A shining light on the lanes this season was senior Bradley Powell, who won the Lake Zurich Regional with a six-game score of 1,466. Powell advanced to state the following week in sectionals as an at-large contender but finished 72nd during the first day of competition and couldn’t advance to Saturday’s final.

Girls bowling

There was excitement on the girls’ side as well with freshman Sarah Tenyer. Tenyer advanced out of regional play with a score of 1,189. While she couldn’t make it to the state meet, there is a bright future ahead for Tenyer and the program especially with more people knowing about the Fillies.

Wrestling

Mitch Stathakis took sixth place in state for the Broncos at 106 pounds at the individual state meet. The team itself lost in the sectional round 31-20 to Libertyville. Stathakis will be a junior next season and wrestled at 113 pounds in the team sectional round, while compiling 35 victories.

Cheerleading

The Fillies won the coed team portion of the Grayslake North Sectional to advance to the state meet where they finished third with a score of 88.32, finishing three points behind Conant. It came a year after the Fillies finished second in the same division.

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