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Prep roundup: Wheaton gymnasts win two invites

Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:37 a.m. CDT

The Wheaton Coop boys gymnastics team continued its dominant start to the season, easily winning Friday’s Krupke Invite hosted by Lake Park High School.

The squad posted a score of 160.05, which was well ahead of runner-up Mundelein (143.75).

David MacDonald and Ethan Sansone finished first and second in the all-around, respectively, with MacDonald compiling a score of 55.60 and Sansone coming in with a 53.70. Ben Szot was fifth in the all-around with a 48.40.

MacDonald was first on the floor, still rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar, and was second on the pommel horse. Sansone won the pommel horse and came in second on the floor, vault and parallel bars.

Szot was third on the floor, Ben Marston placed third on the parallel bars, Connor Ritchie was fifth on the vault and sixth on the still rings, and Austin Peabody was fifth on the horizontal bar.

On Saturday, Wheaton also won the Vic Avigliano Invite at Rolling Meadows High School with a score of 50.350 (only one gymnast competes in each event and it must be a different one).

MacDonald was first on the rings and Ritchie and Sansone also emerged victorious on the vault and pommel horse, respectively.


Wheaton North

Lexi Pelafas notched four goals against Glenbard West on March 26, helping the Falcons recover from an early 3-1 deficit to post a 6-4 win. Kim Nguyen and HB Rowland also found the back of the net.

Wheaton Warrenville South

A goal by A.J. Jakuszewski off a pass from Anna Fank was the difference in the Tigers’ 1-0 victory over St. Francis on March 27.

West Chicago

The Wildcats defeated Bartlett 3-0 as part of the South Elgin Invitational. Katie Reitz and Alexa Vega scored off assists from Kayla Kirkwood, and Alli Oglanian also tallied a goal.


Wheaton North

Behind the pitching of Stephen Crane, the Falcons opened the 2014 season with a 2-1 win over Providence (Ind.) on Monday. Crane struck out four in six innings to record the win. Nick Traversa notched the save and Andrew Slivinski had three hits.

Wheaton Warrenville South

The Tigers dropped a 2-1 decision to Collinsville on Monday despite a strong pitching effort from Connor Ostrander. The senior worked six innings and allowed just three hits. Austin Polezoes had the lone RBI for WWS.

St. Francis

The Spartans beat Fluvanna County (Va.) 12-0 on Monday behind the pitching of Jason Sullivan, who fanned seven in four innings of work. Nick Dama had two hits and three RBIs.


West Chicago

Behind a dominant pitching performance by Amy Goldsmith, the Wildcats beat Willowbrook 3-2 on Monday. Goldsmith struck out 16 batters and allowed just four hits.

Wheaton Academy

Autumn Ratliff was a perfect 3-for-3 at with four RBIs in the Warriors’ 6-4 victory over Plano on March 26. Marissa Gagliano added three hits, three runs scored and two stolen bases.


Wheaton Warrenville South

Courtesy of a 25-22, 25-22 victory over Naperville North, the Tigers finished in fifth place at Saturday’s Buffalo Grove tourney. Zack Meyer had 11 kills in the final match, Jared Wilcox had eight kills and Ben Carpio dished out 28 assists.

The squad beat Prospect 25-11, 25-16 behind eight kills from Wilcox and topped Glenbrook North 25-17, 25-19 as Carpio had 26 assists and five digs.

St. Francis

The Spartans defeated Bartlett 25-13, 25-16 on March 26 behind six kills and seven blocks from Jeff Jendryk and nine kills from Greg Churney. Robert Smith contributed 25 assists in the win.

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