Created:Sunday, February 10, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

Prep roundup: Prairie Ridge gymnastics claim more berths to state meet

Prairie Ridge will be the favorite for the team title at next week’s girls gymnastics state meet and will have six individual competitors in various events.

The Wolves, a co-op team with athletes from Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central and Prairie Ridge, had the best score (149.525) out of the four sectionals.

Lyons Township (149.250) was next.

No other team scored more than 147.

The state meet takes place Friday and Saturday at Palatine High School. Qualifying in the four events and the all-around competition will be Friday.

The finals in four individual events will be Saturday, with the state championship team also determined that night.

Those teams with athletes in the finals may improve their scores on Saturday.

As expected, Prairie Ridge had more competitors land individual event at-large berths when the four sectionals were completed.

The top five finishers in each event from sectionals are automatic qualifiers. Then, after sectionals, the 12 top scores in each event and all-around are awarded state berths.

Riley Mahoney, Rachael Underwood and Jada Berkland all qualified for the all-around.

Mahoney also will compete in vault, balance beam and floor exercise.

Underwood will compete in vault and uneven bars, while Berkland will compete in vault, bars and beam.

Also, Maddie Solka will compete in bars and floor, Dylann Perrone will compete in vault and Savanna Mensching will compete in beam.


Jacobs 77, Cary-Grove 63: At Algonquin, sophomore Chrishawn Orange scored 25 points to lead the Golden Eagles past the Trojans in their Fox Valley Conference Valley Division game.

Blake Micel added 17 and Lake Ojo scored 14 for Jacobs (13-12 overall, 7-3 FVC Valley).

C-G (10-12., 2-7) was led by Jason Gregoire with 26 points. Dean Lee had 13 and Matt Motzel added 11 for the Trojans.

Crystal Lake South 64, McHenry 38: At McHenry, the Gators outscored the Warriors, 23-4, in the fourth quarter to roll to an FVC Valley Division win.

The Gators (9-12, 4-6) were led by Austin Rogers, who scored 23 points, and Eric Schiller with 11.

Damian Zalewski scored a team-high 12 points for the Warriors (9-14, 2-8).

Woodstock 60, Woodstock North 52: At Woodstock, Jordan Turner dropped a game-high 26 points to send the Blue Streaks – who trailed, 32-28, at halftime – to an FVC Fox Division win.

Andy Buhrow, who downed four 3-pointers, and Mitch Kohley added 12 points apiece for Woodstock (17-7, 7-3).

Nick Herscha (16) led for the Thunder (8-16, 2-8).

Johnsburg 71, Grayslake Central 56: At Johnsburg, Collin Ridout (14), T.J. Sigmund (11), Ben Dingman (10) and Kevin Dombrowski (10) shared scoring duties in a FVC Fox Division win for the Skyhawks (12-12, 5-5).

Hampshire 76, Grayslake North 57: At Grayslake, Tyler Crater scored 27 points to lead the Whip-Purs (19-4, 7-2) past the Knights (13-10, 3-6) in their FVC Fox game.

Ryan Cork added 20 for the Whips. A.J. Fish led North with 22 points.

Marmion Academy 67, Marian Central 39: At Aurora, Dylan Fortin and Derreck Caldez scored eight points apiece in the Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division loss for the Hurricanes (3-26, 2-8).

Northeastern Athletics Conference Tournament: At Rockford, Alden-Hebron fell to IMSA, 52-40, in the semifinals, but beat Christian Liberty Academy, 48-37, to capture seventh place.

Greg Johnson scored a combined 38 points to lead all scorers for the Giants (10-15).


Harvard 39, Genoa-Kingston 33: At Harvard, Abby Linhard knocked down a trio of 3-pointers and scored 15 points, and Randi Blazier added 10 in the Big Northern Conference East Division win for the Hornets (6-18, 2-7).

Richmond-Burton 37, Wauconda 33: At Wauconda, Hannah Koenig scored 11 points, and Sam Boettjer added 10 in a nonconference win for the Rockets (15-11).

• Chris Burrows contributed to this report.