Saturday's Prep Roundup: Wheaton Academy nips Aurora Central Catholic for cross country title
WEST CHICAGO – The Wheaton Academy boys cross country team edged Aurora Central Catholic by one point on Saturday to win the 12-team Warrior Classic.
ACC's Matt Meyers won the individual race handily in 15:56.5. Wheaton Academy's Noah VanDyke placed second in 16:27.1.
Wheaton Academy finished with 73 team points. ACC was second with 74, while Aurora Christian (195) finished seventh. The Eagles were led by Jake Gehman (eighth, 16:45.1).
Freeport Pretzel Invite: Kaneland's Kyle Carter won the race in 15:23.55 as the Knights won the nine-team event. Teammate Conor Johnson finished third in 15:34.01.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Warrior Classic: At West Chicago, Aurora Central Catholic finished in third place and host Wheaton Academy came in fourth out of nine teams.
Aurora Christian's Becca Wert won the race in 19:24.8, leading the Eagles to a sixth-place team finish.
Jenna Koerner (second place, 19:41.3) and Karina Liz (fourth, 20:03.6) also boosted the Chargers.
Freeport Pretzel Invite: Kaneland won the seven-team invitational, buoyed by three finishers in the top five – Victoria Clinton (first, 17:18.7), Brianna Bower (fourth, 18:50.16) and Abby Dodis (fifth, 18:58.94).
Mooseheart 35, Kirkland Hiawatha 0: At Mooseheart, Sahr Mahoney gained 92 rushing yards and scored four touchdowns, two on passes from quarterback Jon Hart, one on a 47-yard run and another on a 48-yard punt return. The Red Ramblers improved to 5-1.
Marmion 2, Oswego 0: At Oswego, Trevor Jones and Eddie Graham tallied to boost Marmion (10-5-2). Jones also had an assist for the Cadets, who received four saves from goalkeeper Brian Hymel.
Hampshire Invite: Burlington Central won the tournament title, defeating South Elgin, 5-2, in the championship game. Bryce Warner and Alan Camarena scored two goals apiece for the Rockets (12-2-2).
Hampshire Tournament: Burlington Central came in second place, falling to Richmond-Burton, 25-19, 25-14, in the championship match. Lexie Bouza (25 kills, 39 digs, 10 blocks) and Allie O'Reilly (73 digs) led Central (17-7), which defeated South Elgin, Hampshire, Marengo and Woodstock at the event.
Rosary Invitational: At Fox Valley in North Aurora, Geneva came in ninth place out of 16 teams in the invitational, the best finish of any local team. Naperville North (354) won the tournament.
The Vikings (401) were paced by Kari Kirl (92).
The host Royals were led by Victoria Phipps (94). Rosary (412) came in 13th place. Eleventh place St. Francis (407) was led by matching 99s from Sarah Pinns and Caroline French.
Candace Eamon shot a 102 for Batavia (429), which placed 15th as a team.
Downers Grove South Invitational: St. Charles East won the seven-team invitational, boosted by a 1-2 finish in the 200-yard freestyle from Mary Snyder (1:56.20) and Stephanie Garvin (2:00.31).
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