ROUNDUP: Weekend sports roundup
Daily Journal Staff
Princeton Invitational Tournament
Coal City’s Alex Friddle became the third wrestler to win first place at the Princeton Invitational Tournament four times during the weekend, when the senior grappler took home the prestigious tournament’s 132-pound tournament title.Friddle was one of two tournament champions for the Coalers, who finished fourth overall. Ryan Wasielewski won the 152-pound bracket. Evan Rivera finished second at 106 pounds, and Connor Huston took home second place in the 126-pound division. Cole Garcia finished fifth place at 195 pounds.
Reed-Custer took a 19th-place team finish back to Braidwood as a pair of Comets finished in the Top 6. Adell Gamboa finished fifth place at 126 pounds, and Bobby Mann took home sixth place in the 120-pound division.
Wilmington took home a 22nd-place finish as a team, led by Landon Flynn’s fifth-place finish at 132 pounds.
Central’s Thomas Konetski took home a fifth-place finish at 145 pounds to lead the Comets, who finished tied for 28th as a team.
Manteno finished just behind the Comets with a 30th-place finish. Freshman Matt Hollingsworth led the Panthers with his third-place finish at 106 pounds.
Grant Park-Beecher senior heavyweight Joey Petrucci made a bit of history himself during the weekend, becoming the second wrestler in program history to reach 100 wins during his third-place finish at the Hawk Classic.
Petrucci was one of three wrestlers to place; Keaton Lacer finished in fourth place at 220 pounds, and Joseph Ledford took home a third-place finish at 145 pounds.
For Dwight, Cade Enerson was on a mission and claimed the 152-pound division, and picked up five pinfall victories, the most of any wrestler in the meet.
Dillion Sarff took second place in the 113-pound division. He earned two pinfalls and a major decision victory before falling by a 5-3 decision in the championship.
Daniel Gutierrez also took second place in the 145-pound weight class. He notched four victories by pinfall before falling by a 12-11 decision in the championship match.In the 170-pound weight class, Cam Klinger also claimed second place with three pinfall wins and a victory by a 6-2 decision. He fell via pinfall in the championship.
For Herscher, Jaxson Roberts claimed the top spot in the 106-pound weight class. He picked up two victories via pinfall and two victories by way of tech fall.
Nicolas Rink took first place in the 120-pound division with four pinfall victories and a 10-9 decision win in the championship to continue his undefeated season.
Bradley-Bourbonnais 58, Bulls Prep 35
Jason Hartsfield led the way for the Boilers with 15 points.Deylon Johnson added 13 points, and Gabe Renchen chipped in 11 points.
Watseka 78, Mt. Pulaski 40
Ben Lyznicki was dialed in and couldn’t be stopped on his way to a career-best 31 points, including five shots from distance.
Blake Castonguay and Justin McTaggart added 13 points each, and Conner Curry had six points.
Newman Central Catholic 70, Reed-Custer 62
Rick Siegers connected five times from 3-point land and finished with 29 points for the Comets.Scotty Scamen added 13 points and five assists, and Blake Foster chipped in 11 points.
Grant Park 54, Wilmington 52 (OT)
David Palan scored nine points in overtime and finished with 19 points to lead the Dragons in a comeback victory.
Max Markland added 14 points, and Logan Weissgerber followed with 10 points.
For Wilmington, Cameron Holman led the way with 17 points.
Nolan Smith followed with 15 points, and Tyler Willis added nine points.
Hoopeston 44, Cissna Park 31
Emily Seggebruch led the Timberwolves with eight points and four rebounds.
Morgan Kaeb added seven points and 11 rebounds.
Watseka 60, Milford 28
Magan Harris was locked in and finished with a game-high 22 points for the Warriors
Kennedy Bauer added 14 points, and Natalie Schroeder chipped in 13 points.
For Milford, Kaylee Warren finished with nine points and five rebounds. Brooke Sobkoviak added six points.
Bradley-Bourbonnais competed in the Charger Invitational at Champaign Centennial High School and finished in 10th place out of 15 teams.
Ben McDorman took home fourth place in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.27, and Isaiah Swilley claimed sixth in diving with 330 points.