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Providence Catholic boys soccer opens season with a 3-1 victory

SUMMIT – Providence Catholic’s boys soccer team kicked off its season with a 3-1 victory over Bremen Tuesday in an opening-round match in the Windy City Tournament.

Silvio Gkizas scored two goals, Justin Alberico had a goal and an assist, PJ Kowalkowski added an assist and keeper Matteo Frangella made two saves for the Celtics (1-0).

Reavis 4, Joliet West 1: The Tigers fell to the hosts of the Windy City Tournament in Patrick Korthauer’s debut as coach. Jesus Gutierrez scored a first half goal for West, which also received solid efforts from Alex Meyers and Jayson Graves.


Joliet Township 153, Andrew 178: Trent Wallace posted a one-under 34 to earn medalist honors at Inwood Golf Course. Also for JT, Mark Boykin shot a 38, Mat Kinsella added a 40 and Kyler O’Connell contributed a 41.

Sandwich 167, Peotone 178, Coal City 180: The Blue Devils settled for a split in the Interstate 8 meet at Green Garden. Jake Nietfeldt (43), Blake Koelling (44) and Matt Rehfeldt (45) paced Peotone while Jack Scerine (44), Matt Gubelman (45) and Keegan Clampett (45) led the way for the Coalers.


Sandburg 176, Lincoln-Way Central 190: Mary Yonkaitis tied her low round of the season to lead the Knights.


Lemont 143, Argo 74, Bremen 67: Annette Lesnicki won the 50 freestyle while Kennedy Pawell took first in the 500 freestyle for the Indians in the South Suburban meet.

Bartlett 121, Lincoln-Way Central 58: Jess Posch took first place in diving while Kim Bernhard won the 100 backstroke for the Knights.



St. Francis 9, Bethel College 0: St. Francis beat Bethel College to win its season opener Monday night. Leading the Fighting Saints in singles were Mark Zubov and Alex Haizel. Zubov defeated Bethel’s Turner, 6-0, 6-0.

Haizel beat Stout, 6-1, 6-1. In doubles, Lucas Randall and Anders Sandberg beat Kindig and Stout, 8-4.


St. Francis 9, Bethel College 0: St. Francis won its season opener Monday night against Bethel College. Leading the Fighting Saints in singles and doubles were Gabriella Demchenko and Danielle Hoffman. The pair beat Bethel’s Blodgett and Madewell, 8-2, during doubles.

In individual competition, Demchenko beat Blodgett, 6-1, 6-1, and Hoffman defeated Madewell, 6-2, 6-2.

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