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Inside Girls Volleyball ATHLETE OF THE WEEK MCKAYLA WUENSCH Marian Central, sr., S Wuensch helped lead the Hurricanes to a 6-0 week as the Hurricanes collected their second straight Huntley Invitational title with victories over DeKalb, Glenbard North, Boylan, Crystal Lake Central and Huntley. Earlier in the week, Marian Central swept St. Viator, 25-22, 25-17, to stay undefeated in East Suburban Catholic Conference play with two conference matches remaining. Wuensch had 131 assists in six matches, including 41 in a three-set win over DeKalb, adding 15 kills and seven aces. For the season, Wuensch has 585 assists.

the Trojans senior has come up big time and time again for her team. On Thursday, it was Katchen who had a kill and an ace for the final two points in a 21-25, 26-24, 25-22 FVC win over Huntley. It was the second time the Trojans came back to beat Huntley this year, as C-G has Proud Sponsor of handed the Raiders their only two FVC losses Athlete of the Week of the season so far. Katchen never has played outside before this year. 3. Crystal Lake Central (21-7): The “It’s hard, I’m learning a lot of new things,” Tigers took third at the Huntley Invite, and Katchen said. “It’s so different than playing beat Hampshire and McHenry last week the middle, especially now because I’m passto improve to 11-2 in the FVC with three ing and I’m serving. It’s definitely been hard, conference matches left. They play Crystal but I’m working on it every day – watching Lake South on Tuesday and Dundee-Crown film of other people playing.” on Thursday. “We put a lot of pressure and pretty much 4. Cary-Grove (18-10): The Trojans went our whole success and failure in her hands, 4-1 and took second at the Saxon Invite, and I think she’s handling it very well,” losing to St. Charles North in the final. They Trojans coach Patty Langanis said. “She leads came back and beat Huntley for the second NORTHWEST HERALD POWER RANKINGS this team with her energy and her guts that time this year and improved to 9-4 in the 1. Marian Central (27-1): The Hurricanes FVC. The Trojans face Jacobs on Tuesday and she has on the court, and I think the other finished 5-0 at the Huntley Invite, beating players follow her all the way.” are off Thursday. Huntley in the final, and have won 11 straight Eye on the prize: An ESCC championship 5. Prairie Ridge (14-9): The Wolves and 35 of 36 dating to last season. They play finished 3-2 at the St. Charles East Mizuno eluded Marian Central last year, but at 5-0 Nazareth Academy in ESCC action TuesCup, beating Rosary in the silver bracket’s with two conference matches left against day and play in the Boylan Tournament on third-place match. Prairie Ridge picked up Nazareth Academy and Benet, an ESCC title is Saturday. wins over Crystal Lake South and Dundeevery much a possibility for Marian. 2. Huntley (17-5): The Red Raiders were Crown, improving to 10-3 in the FVC. They are The Hurricanes play Nazareth on Tuesday 4-1 at the Huntley Invite and took second, off Tuesday and play Jacobs on Thursday. and face Benet on Oct. 18 on senior night. and lost to Cary-Grove earlier in the week to Benet just defeated previously unbeaten move to 10-2 in the Fox Valley Conference. NOTEWORTHY Geneva at the St. Charles East Mizuno Cup Next up is Hampshire on Tuesday and McHenMaking the switch: Cary-Grove’s Maddy championship. ry on Thursday. Huntley and Crystal Lake Katchen still believes there are many things “We definitely want to have a conference Central lead the FVC with two losses each, she must learn after making a position switch championship, but it would be equally cool to but Huntley has played one fewer match. from middle blocker to outside hitter, but say that it would be against Benet because

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’Canes win Class 1A Pontiac Sectional The NORTHWEST HERALD

Marian Central senior Sophia Archos shot 89 to lead the Hurricanes girls golf team to a championship at the Class 1A Pontiac Sectional played Monday at the Elks Club. The Hurricanes finished with 378 to win by 15 strokes over El Paso-Gridley. Johnsburg (411) grabbed the third team qualifying spot for Friday’s and Saturday’s Class 1A state tournament at Red Tail Run Golf Course in Decatur. Richmond-Burton’s Mackenzie Hahn shot 79 to take third place. Hahn was fourth in last year’s state tournament. The Rockets’ Lauryn Davis (88) also grabbed one of the 10 individual qualifying spots. Woodstock North’s Daniela Miranda (87) and Woodstock’s

Lynsie Pietrzak (88) also qualified. Along with Archos’ 89, Marian had Lucca Kenyon (96), Delaney Sebion (96) and Ally McNulty (97) to help win the tournament. Johnsburg was led by Lauren Winter at 86. The Skyhawks’ other counting scores were Natalie Flynn (93), Julia Warden (114) and Ceara Mulvey (118). IC Catholic’s Maddie Hurt, the defending 1A state champion, shot 75 to win, and Chicago University’s Nikki Menta took second with a 78.

BOYS SOCCER Libertyville 2, McHenry 0: At

Libertyville, the Wildcats scored twice in the second half to defeat the Warriors in a nonconference game. McHenry (13-4-2) got four saves from Jake King in goal.

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Continued from page 3 however, I don’t know, I just wasn’t hitting the ball as well as I was before, just making bad decisions.” The senior finished with seven double bogeys and three birdies. “The front nine he played really well,” Johnsburg coach Evan Haase said. “He hit the ball well. He was making some good putts. I mean, he was scrambling, and then I think what happened was that back nine the timing and just the pressure kind of jumps on you when you’re scrambling. You scramble on the front nine, you get to the back nine and you try to keep scrambling, and sometimes those 5-, 6-footers just don’t fall for you. I think that kind of changes the mentality a little bit. “I was proud of the way he held his demeanor and just fought back. He just kept fighting and fighting and four shots, it’s tough.” Carmel’s Tyler Anderson was the medalist with a 2-under-par 68, and Carmel won the sectional with a team score of 303. Vernon Hills and Marmion Adademy also moved on to state as teams. The cutline for individuals to make state was 79.

that’s not a team that you get multiple times a year,” Hurricanes coach Laura Watling said. “You get one shot to play a team of that caliber. If you can beat a team like them, that’s huge. Winning conference on top of it would be amazing.” Both Benet and Marian are the only two teams yet to lose in the ESCC. Benet was one of two teams to beat Marian in the ESCC last season, along with Marist. “Laura really, really wants to win it,” senior libero Meghan Schwallie said of Watling. “So that’s what we’re trying to do.” THIS WEEK’S TOP MATCHES Crystal Lake South at Crystal Lake Central, 6 p.m. Tuesday The Tigers handed the Gators a 25-23, 25-12 loss in the teams’ first meeting. The Tigers can win at least a share of the FVC title with victories in their final three against South, Dundee-Crown and Prairie Ridge. Woodstock at Woodstock North, 6 p.m. Tuesday The Blue Streaks defeated the Thunder, 25-15, 25-20, in the first rivalry match between the Woodstock schools. Richmond-Burton at Burlington Central, Thursday, 6 p.m. The Rockets (15-8) still haven’t lost in the Kishwaukee River Conference at 9-0 with three to go. R-B needs to win two of its final three against Burlington Central, Johnsburg and Woodstock to claim the KRC title

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“It’s a short course, it’s only par 70, but getting around the greens was tough today,” Caselton said. “The holes are cut tight, so it’s hard to get yourself a good position and get an uphill putt instead of putting downhill on these tough little greens.” Marian Central, led by Caselton, finished 10th out of 12 teams with a score of 347. Caselton shot a 48 on the front nine and said “nothing much” went well. “But on the back, I started driving the ball well and hitting greens in regulation, that helped a lot, just trying to get a two-putt every time, make par,” Caselton said. He shot a 36 on the back nine. Marian Central’s Wyatt Wagner shot an 86, James Lydon 87, Jack Moscinski 91 and Brett Seegers 98. “We knew it was going to be tough coming in, and, obviously, it was, but we tried our best, and that’s just how it went today,” Caselton said. Richmond-Burton had five individuals qualify for the sectional. Jackson Bolman led the way with an 85, and Connor Lindley was right behind him with an 87. Everett Robinson shot a 95, Josh Hansel shot a 96 and Matt Eskuri withdrew. Marengo’s lone sectional qualifier, Connor Wascher, shot a 90.

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