DWIGHT - The Seneca High School wrestling team made it two in a row Saturday, winning the Sangamon Valley Conference championships via a 57-21 decision over Clifton Central and a 66-15 triumph over the host Dwight Trojans.
“The Fighting Irish wrestled very dominantly today at the SVC Conference Championships,” said coach Todd Yegge. “We attacked offensively and scored a lot of takedowns. Our effort led to a second straight SVC title.”
The Fighting Irish racked up the wins, including two apiece courtesy of Luke Sangston at 106 (first-period pinfall, forfeit), Billy Glasscock at 120/126 (two forfeits), Jaden Casey at 126/120 (4-1 decision, second-period pin), Nathan Grant at 152 (second-period and first-period pinfalls), Isaac Marques at 160 (third-period pin, forfeit), Chris Peura at 170 (second-period pinfall, forfeit), Gavin Robertson at 182 (two first-period pinfalls) and Maveric Varland at 220/285 (two first-period pins including one in 13 seconds).
Owen Feiner (pinfall), Asher Hamby (pinfall), Kyler Hahn (forfeit), Nathan Othon (forfeit) and Wilson Widman (pin) also scored wins for the Fighting Irish.
Sangston, Casey, Feiner, Grant, Marques, Robertson and Varland earned All-Sangamon Valley Conference honors.
Girls track and field
Newark 79, Sandwich 58, Yorkville Christian 2: Friday at Sandwich, the Indians were runners-up with first-places coming courtesy of Claire Roberts (4.78 meters long jump; 9.88 triple jump), Claire Allen (11.69 shot put; 38.05 discus), Alana Stahl (6:11.60 1600) and the 1600 relay team of Roberts, Miya Klossing, Molly Roberts and Ashley Hintz (4:52.25).
First-place finishes for Newark included the 400 (:54.81) and 800 (1:58.63) relay teams of Peyton Eike, Lindsey Hatteberg, Kellie Snyder and Brooklyn Hatteberg, Gwyneth O’Connell (13:19.11 3200), Kiara Wesseh (:16.81 100 hurdles; :13.36 100 dash; :53.04 300 hurdles; 1.58 meters high jump), Stephanie Snyder (3:10.96 800), Madison Sittler (1:16.43 400) and Brooklyn Hatteberg (:29.53 200).
Boys track and field
Sandwich 128, Yorkville Christian 25, Newark 16: Friday at Sandwich, the hosts ran, jumped, threw and vaulted away with the victory.
Sandwich was led by first-place finishes from Owen Sheley (5.55 meters long jump), Dylan Young (1.72 high jump; :46.60 300 hurdles), Ethan Weeks (40.07 discus; 12.76 shot put), Jacob Heilemeier (:16.99 110 hurdles), Hudson Wills (11:19.31 3200), Max Cryer (5:08.38 1600), Wyatt Miller (2:20.88 800), Steve Aguilar (:52.83 400), Noah Klossing (:24.18 200), Michael Marrs (:11.20 100), the 1600 relay team of Luis Baez, Young, Miller and Jaedon Thompson (3:51.63) and the 3200 team of Johnny Rizzuto, Baez, Adrian Mendoza and Aguilar (9:47.13).