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Wheaton Academy boys golf closer to goal

ST. CHARLES – The Wheaton Academy boys golf team had a hunch Tuesday’s Suburban Christian Conference dual against Marmion would be special when the schedule was released.

The Cadets were coming off a second-place finish at the IHSA Class 2A state meet. The Warriors aspired to such a level.

Wheaton Academy’s 160-167 victory at the St. Charles Country Club was one step toward that goal. The Warriors, 11-0 overall and 6-0 in league duals, stayed unbeaten while sweating an outcome that was in doubt until the final group turned in its scorecards.

“We’re going to be carrying some great momentum,” Wheaton Academy coach Scott Broman said. “We still have a lot to accomplish this season, but this is a great stepping stone for us.”

Wheaton Academy’s Zack Spear (38) edged Marmion’s Ricky Angsten by one stroke for medalist honors. Spear also had a hand in the change of venue. For one afternoon, anyway, the Warriors left their home course of Pheasant Run to cater to the magnitude of the match.

Spear’s parents are members at St. Charles Country Club, Broman said, and worked with club officials to move the dual across St. Charles.

Danny Gryfinski and Grant Gosden both had 40s for the Warriors. Marmion’s Joe Fritz added a 41.

Kaneland 151, Morris 169: At Hughes Creek in Elburn, co-medalists Matt Yonkovich and Luke Kreiter carded separate 37s for Kaneland in an NI Big 12 win. Connor Williams (38) and Dan Miller (39) were next for the Knights.


St. Charles East 177, Bartlett/South Elgin/Streamwood 231: At Bartlett Hills, medalist Paige Jordan (41) helped East defeat the UEC tri-op. Darby Crane added a 42 for the Saints (5-2 UEC).


Batavia 2, Streamwood 0 (25-9, 25-10): At Streamwood, Kristen Koncelik contributed 10 kills and three blocks for Batavia (10-7, 1-2 UEC River). Jessica Hartmann added eight digs for the Bulldogs, who had played just twice since their most recent victory, Sept. 1.

“It’s nice to finally get a win here, and especially a conference win,” Batavia coach Lori Trippi-Payne said.

Kaneland 2, Sycamore 0 (25-12, 25-21): At Sycamore, Kaneland scored its first NI Big 12 East victory behind Ellie Dunn (eight kills) and Ashley Prost (seven). Jenny Lubic dished 14 assists for the Knights (11-5, 1-2 NI Big 12 East).

Richmond-Burton 2, Burlington Central 1 (26-28, 25-19, 25-23): At Richmond, Jess Emrich (36 assists), Allie O’Reilly (22 digs) and Lexie Bouza (15 kills) kept Central competitive. BC (11-6, 3-1 BNC East) rallied from a 19-10 Game 3 deficit and battled off four match points.


Kaneland 3, Rochelle 2: At Rochelle, Kaneland (7-1-2, 2-0-1 NI Big 12) remained unbeaten in league play with goals from Sam Rymarz, Jason Biddle and Anthony Parillo. Alex Gil and Kushstrim Ismaili had assists.

Hinsdale Central 3, Geneva 2: At Hinsdale, Beck Nebergall notched a goal and an assist for Geneva, which trailed, 1-0, at halftime. Grant Bracken had the other second-half tally for the 1-4-2 Vikings.

Burlington Central 6, Genoa-Kingston 0: At Burlington, Alan Camerena scored twice to boost Central (9-1-2, 6-0-1 BNC East). Sean Fitzgerald added a goal and an assist.

Wheaton Academy 10, St. Edward 1: At West Chicago, Wheaton Academy (7-5, 3-0 SCC) scored five goals in both halves of the rout.


Batavia 6, Elgin 1: At Elgin, Batavia (11-1, 3-0 UEC River) lost just two games in sweeping doubles play. The No. 2 pairing of Brooke LeFevre and Annie Maren and the No. 4 team of Courtney Hutchinson and Betsy Oroni both won, 6-0, 6-0.

Kaneland 5, Morris 0: At Morris, Kaneland’s Sammie Schrepferman (No. 1) and Sarah Grams (No. 2) swept singles play to help the Knights to a NI Big 12 win.

St. Francis 4, Wheaton Academy 1: At West Chicago, Claire Eckert and Ava Kolman scored singles victories for St. Francis in the SCC match. Wheaton Academy’s top doubles pairing of Lexi Welton and Betsy Jones won in three sets.


St. Charles North 104, Wheaton co-op 81: At St. Charles, North’s Monica Guyett won the 200-yard freestyle while competing on victorious 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams. Chloe Tykal added a title in the 500 freestyle.

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