A summary of preps sports competition from area schools over the past week
Highland Park Sectional
Aiden Musick, a sophomore, won two individual races (100-yard butterfly, 200 freestyle) and was part of the winning 400 free relay for New Trier as the Trevs won the sectional Saturday, Feb. 19, in Highland Park.
Sophomore Charlie Bufton (200 individual medley), junior Max Lestina (50 free), senior Alex Michael (100 free) and senior Joe Dienstag (100 backstroke) also picked up individual wins for the Trevians, who tallied 319 team points — 110 ahead of the second-place finisher Glenbrook North.
Lestina and Dienstag were joined by Connor Jones and Red Ricciardi in the first-place 200 medley relay, and Musick, Michael, Graham Wilson and Ward Wilson joined forces to win the 400 free relay.
Other Trevians qualifying for the state finals are: Ward Wilson (200 free, 500 free, 200 free relay ), Michael (200 IM), Wyatt Wellehan and John Ervin (1-meter dive), Clay Perry (100 free, 200 free relay), Graham Wilson (500 free), Wilhelm Chaplin (100 backstroke), Will Newlands and Ricciardi (100 breaststroke), and Jones (200 free relay).
Niles North Sectional
Andy Kelly, a senior, picked up four gold medals (100 backstroke, 400 free relay, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay) to lead Loyola Academy to a second-place finish Saturday, Feb. 19, in Skokie.
Lachlan Andrew joined Kelly on all three winning relays and earned a second-place finish and a state berth in the 50 free (21.30 seconds). Also qualifying for the state championships are Ramblers Jimmy Dukes in the 200 individual medley and 200 free relay, PJ Spagnolo in all three relays, Demetri Zemenides in the 400 free relay, and Max Rice in the 200 medley relay.
Shannon Burgert, a New Trier senior, maintained a 190.6 average over 12 games in two days to finish 39th overall on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Cherry Bowl in Rockford.
Burgert led the Trevians with a 1,203 pinfall on the final’s first day, Friday, Feb. 18, when teammates Maya Morales (1,062), Ella Kastelic (1,025) and Lilli McLaughlin (1,016) also eclipsed four digits.
Maria Morabito, a New Trier senior, scored a 9.4 on the vault to finish 12th overall on Day 1 of the finals Friday, Feb. 18. She also competed in the floor exercise and tallied an 8.975, good enough for 21st overall.
New Trier 59, Maine West 21
The Trevians started the postseason with a victory in their host regional Wednesday, Feb. 23, in Northfield.
Conant 35, Loyola 32
The sixth-seeded Ramblers dropped their playoff opener to the 10th-seeded Cougars on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the New Trier High School Regional.
Loyola 51, Glenbrook South 34
The Ramblers earned the victory in the sectional semifinal Tuesday, Feb. 22, and collected their 30th win — versus three losses — on the season.
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