Boys cross country
Paced by Jack Roberts and Ryan Birkmeier, the Downers Grove North cross country team won the Class 3A team championship at the First to the Finish meet in Peoria on Sept. 9. Downers Grove North had 139 points, with Hinsdale Central (166) second and Downers Grove South (206) third.
For the Trojans, Roberts finished eighth individually in 14:56.1, with Birkmeier 10th (14:58.4). Miles Christensen (15:13.4) was 21st, Nick Chudzik (15:32.3) was 36th and Brendan Lockerby (15:49.2) was 64th.
Sean McConnell (19th, 15:08.0) paced Hinsdale Central, followed by Alec Hill (22nd, 15:14.0), Colin Yandel (38th, 15:35.2), Neil Cumberland (42nd, 15:37.0) and Matt Kusak (45th, 15:39.5).
Stephen Pipilas (sixth, 14:54.7) paced Downers Grove South, followed by Akhil Gosh (12th, 15:00.2), Edwin Siuda (16th, 15:05.2), Nick Dziedzic (74th, 15:53.9) and Luke Lalonde (98th, 16:04.1).
Girls cross country
Led by Brenna Cohoon, who took 11th in 17:43.5, Downers Grove South placed third in Class 3A at the First to the Finish Invite. Becky Versaskas took 22nd in 18:18.3, followed by Erin Reidy (28th, 18:27.2), Kennedy Warden (30th, 18:31.5) and Melissa Weidner (32nd, 18:32.6).
Mckenna Revord took seventh in 17:29.8 for Hinsdale Central, fifth in the team standings. Reilly Revord was 10th in 17:43.2, followed by Grace McCabe (23rd, 18:18.4), Lucy Fischer (46th, 18:47.6) and Caitlin Chval (57th, 18:55.8).
Hinsdale Central football
Garrett Oakey ran for 163 yards and a 73-yard touchdown, and Luke Skokna went for 100 yards for Hinsdale Central (2-1, 1-0 West Suburban Silver) in a 21-13 win over Oak Park-River Forest on Sept. 8. Quarterback Matthew Rush had a 5-yard touchdown run and threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Matt Bjorson.