Weekly Roundup: February 18-24

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Nick Marcikiewicz, senior, passes the ball during a February 20 game against Waukegan. The team will now prepare for the IHSA Regionals on Tuesday

Boys Basketball

It is officially the boys’ basketball team’s turn for playoff time as the regular season officially came to an end on Wednesday versus Waukegan.

The game ended in a 75-65 loss at home on Senior Night. The team fought with a top-10 Waukegan team throughout the game but couldn’t keep up towards the end of the game. J.R. Cison, senior, had a productive night, scoring 23 and earning 8 assists.

“We knew that if we wanted to have a chance to beat Waukegan we would need to hit our shots and unfortunately we had an off shooting night,” Nick Marcinkiewicz, senior, said. “We had a couple good runs but Waukegan always seemed to answer them with a run of their own.”

The team ended Senior Night by putting in all of the seniors to end the game. It was a “really cool moment,” Marcinkiewicz said

Now the team will begin postseason play by taking on Palatine at Barrington High School in their first game of the IHSA Regionals.

Girls Track

Early season hardware is always fun, as the girls’ track team took some home with a second place finish at the Wheeling Invitational on Saturday.

The second place finish out of 10 teams comes just six points behind the meet champions, Wheeling. Meet highlights include victories in the hurdles by Gretchen Quinn, junior, a victory in the 4×800 by Emily Burns, senior, Jillian Baffa, senior, Hayley Burk, sophomore, and Ruby Lueras, sophomore. Kirsten Loftus, freshman, also won in the 3200.

Notable personal records include Nikki Skoby, senior, setting a personal record in the high jump and long jump, and Izzy Klett, junior, tying the school record long jump of 17’8”.

The team now will have the Maine South Relays on Friday, and will also compete in the Rolling Meadows Invitational on Saturday.

Boys Track

The boys made the trek to Kane County’s Burlington Central High school on Tuesday to compete along with Fremd in the Burlington Central triangular on Tuesday.

The team placed second out of the three teams with 41 points, as Fremd quite literally ran away with the win with 76.33 points. Meet highlights include victories by Alec Miller, senior, in the 400, Tyler Remez, junior, in the long jump, along with first and second place finishes by Jack Gilboy, sophomore, and Patrick Hart, junior, in the 1600, and Luke Mathis, junior, and Spencer Bacon, junior, in shot put. Juniors Kaleb Englemann and Colin Kinsey tied for the victory in the high jump.

The week ahead includes the Buffalo Grove Invitational next Saturday at Buffalo Grove High School

Photo used with permission of Elise Hood
Players on the hockey team celebrate after a goal during a 4-3 shootout loss to Evanston on February 21. The team now is in the State Tournament and will play Wheaton on Sunday in the Sweet Sixteen

Hockey

Another up and down week for the hockey team puts them in contention for a state championship.

In the league tournament, the team took a tough 4-3 shootout loss to Evanston on Thursday in the semifinals which ended the league tournament for them.
The team then shifted their focus on to the state tournament, which they were slated to face McLean on sunday, which resulted in a 5-0 win to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

Now the team will have the entire week to prepare for the Sweet Sixteen against Wheaton on Sunday in Bensenville.

Swimming

As the swimming season winds down, one Lake Zurich swimmer remained as the IHSA State championships rolled around at New Trier High School.

Travis Hull, junior, qualified for state by placing third at Sectionals last week in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 59.34 seconds. At state, he swam the 100-meters in a time of 1:00.15.

In the end, Hull placed 29 in the state. The team will now look to improve upon this year and get ready for next year.

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