York Bowlers Going to State for the First Time in School History
Boys basketball on a winning streak, girls basketball wins convincingly at Buffalo Grove, gymnast qualifies for state and more from York coaches.
Thank you to York coaches for providing a glimpse into the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 4, and a late-breaking girls basketball update from Feb. 9.
(Contributed by Kelly Cassidy, head varsity coach)
York bowlers are headed to the state meet at the Cherry Bowl in Rockford Friday, Feb. 10. This is the first time in the history of York High School that the bowling team has qualified for state.
The York girls team finished second in the Leyden Sectional to earn the state qualifying birth. The team, composed of Genie Rizzo, Cate Lawrence, Emily Davelis, Morgan Pruitt and Marisa Stallmann, finished with a total pin fall of 5,259.
Stallmann earned a fourth-place individual medal with high game of 243 and a total pin fall of 1,212. Morgan Pruitt had a high game of 259 and a six-game series of 1,167. Other strong performances came from Lawrence, with a six-game series of 1,025; Rizzo, with a six-game series of 1,001; and Davelis, with a six-game series of 854.
This is Coach Cassidy's second year with the team.
(Contributed by David Kleinschmidt, assistant varsity coach)
The Dukes extended their winning streak to 12 games in a row by beating Downers Grove North 57-51 on Feb. 1 and Lyons Township 59-50 Feb. 3. York now moves into a tie for second place with Glenbard West. The Dukes will play at Glenbard West Friday, Feb. 10.
With a win, the Dukes will be in position for a first-place matchup against Oak Park Feb. 14, when the Huskies travel to York.
(Coach Jason Reinecke)
Late-breaking news: The girls basketball team held off Buffalo Grove Thursday, Feb. 9, to win 47-35. Anna Bell Lansdowne had 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists for York (16-12, 9-3 WSC).
(Contributed by Steve Geuss, head coach)
At the IHSA regional Jan. 31, the girl’s gymnastics team qualified four girls for sectionals, which were held Feb. 8 at Glenbard North: Haley Cleeten qualified for All-Around, Meghan Davidson qualified on beam and bars, Jen Gentile qualified on beam and Kelly Mordini qualified on vault.
At Sectionals, Davidson qualified for the State Finals, for the second year in a row, on balance beam with a Top 5 finish (3rd, 9.4). State Finals will be held Feb. 17 and 18 at Palatine High School.
(Contributed by Mark Laurich, head varsity coach)
The Swimming Dukes earned fifth-place finishes for the swim season on all three competing levels after combining dual meet results with the results of the WSC meet at Downers Grove North Feb. 4.
In the diving competition, Jake Davis and Vince Genthe placed second and third on the frosh-soph level, Adrian Castellanos placed first on the junior varsity level, and Dan Funk and Tyler Krawzyck placed fourth and fifth on the varsity level.
In the swimming competition, top swims on the frosh-soph level included Joe Kesselring, seventh in the 200 IM and 100 free; Matt Rodriguez, seventh in the 100 butterfly; and Matt Bindemann, seventh in the 100 breaststroke.
On the JV level, Paul Salamanca was seventh in the 200 IM, Kyle Landers was seventh in the 50 free and 100 free, and Nick Cosentino was seventh in the 100 butterfly.
On the varsity level, the Dukes overcame a disqualification in the 200 medley relay and were led by Bobo Barabolak, sixth in the 50 free, and All-conference performer Alex Waldherr, third in the 100 butterfly.
The Dukes hosted Proviso Feb. 7 in a make-up of the previously snowed-out dual meet and honored nine seniors and their parents. Thank you to seniors Bobo Barabolak, Colin Belfiore, Scott Doberstein, Adam Gabriel, Kyle Landers, Andrew Matsas, Keith Pierzchala, Aaron Sebonia and Nathan Swartz.
(Contributed by Terry Clarke, head varsity coach)
Congratulations to the York Wrestling team for advancing 11 wrestlers to this weekend’s sectional at Chicago De LaSalle.
Troy Valdez tied the school record for career victories at 127.