High School Highlights: Playoff outlook set for boys soccer; NT runner Nick Falk tops big field in Peoria
A summary of preps sports competition from area schools over the past week
New Trier received the second seed in its IHSA Class 3A host sectional, while Loyola Academy earned the fourth seed out of 17 teams.
Evanston locked down the top seed, while Oak Park-River Forest (4th) and Glenbrook North (5th) round out the top five.
New Trier opens postseason play against No. 15 Taft on Oct. 20 in the Glenbrook North Regional. The Ramblers take on No. 13 Lincoln Park on Oct. 19 at home.
North Shore Country Day received the top seed in the Cristo Rey St. Martin Class 1A Sub-Sectional B and will square off with No. 9 Ida Crown on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
New Trier 3, Niles North 2 (PK’s 6-5)
Theo Franzen and Peter Kanellos tallied for the Trevians who bested the Vikings in a shootout Wednesday, Oct. 6.
William Pasia and James Paden notched assists for New Trier.
Loyola 3, Mt. Carmel 1
The Ramblers down their Catholic League foe in a critical conference matchup Tuesday, Oct. 5.
Lake Forest Academy 2, North Shore Country Day 1
Mason Roberts Jones scored for the Raiders, but the Caxys pulled out the victory Tuesday, Oct. 5.
New Trier 3, St. Francis (Ohio) 0
Evan Kanellos netted two goals and Peter Kanellos added the other in the Trevs’ win on Saturday, Oct. 2, in Northfield.
Will Pasia had a pair of assists for New Trier (12-1-1, 4-0)
New Trier 5, Whitefish Bay (Wisconsin) 1
James Paden recorded two penalty-kick goals, while Matthew Perchik notched a goal and an assist for the victorious Trevians Friday, Oct. 1, in Northfield.
Karsten Segall assisted on two of the goals, including one from Ian Vichnick, for New Trier.
Trinity 25-25, Regina 16-15
Haneefa Adam and Maya Kozik had three kills apiece as the visiting Panthers dropped the GCAC class on Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Loyola 25-25, Lake Forest 23-17
Mia McGrath tallied eight kills to lead the Ramblers to a nonconference victory Monday, Oct. 4.
Maria Stevens chipped in 12 digs and Katie Russell 20 assists for Loyola.
New Trier finished in eighth place by going 2-3 in the prestigious tournament hosted by Mother McAuley Friday-Saturday, Oct. 1-2.
The Trevians topped Downers Grove North and Henry Clay (Kentucky) to win their pool before falling to tournament champ Assumption (Kentucky), Skutt Catholic (Nebraska) and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (New York).
New Trier 22-25-25, Glenbrook North 25-20-20
The Trevians earned the conference victory on the road Thursday, Sept. 30, in Northbrook.
Loyola 25-25, Lake Zurich 10-21
Catherine Burke led the way with five kills and five blocks for the Ramblers in their nonconference win Thursday, Sept. 30.
Nick Falk bested hundreds of runners en route to an individual championship with his time of 14 minutes 23.1 seconds — the second fastest time in New Trier program history — on Saturday, Oct. 2.
The Trevians finished second — behind Sandburg — among the 34-team Class 3A field with Patrick Jamieson (23rd), Oscar Dueno-Alda (27th), George Cahill (28th) and Blake Deger (30th) pitching in.
Lake Forest Invitational
Nora McCade (20:26) finished second overall to lead Regina Dominican to second place in team scoring on Thursday, Sept. 30.
Elmwood Park 3, Regina 2
Mimi Waddell picked up a win at No. 2 singles and Emma Bevenour and Abbey Schurr at No. 1 doubles in the Panthers’ loss Tuesday, Oct. 5.
New Trier 2, North Shore Country Day 0
The Trevians won the battle of Winnetka in the local showdown on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
Loyola 7, Homewood-Flossmoor 1
Carson Pike and Amelia Kozlowski scored two goals apiece and Finley Breen scored her first varsity goal in the Ramblers’ win Tuesday, Oct. 5.
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