Five McHenry County area golfers – Crystal Lake Central co-op's Delaney Medlyn, Johnsburg's Riley Klotz, Marian Central's Ella Notaro and Peter Louise and Prairie Ridge's Charlie Pettrone – will make their state debuts this weekend.
Barrington wasn't sure whether it could repeat as sectional champs after graduating a few seniors last season. The Broncos showed their growth, winning their second straight sectional at the Class 3A Dundee-Crown Sectional at Randall Oaks Golf Club on Monday.
Crystal Lake South's Nate Stewart knew what was at stake when he made his putt for par at the 18th hole to win the individual Class 2A Marengo Regional on Wednesday. Prairie Ridge finished second and Marian Central placed third to advance to Monday's Sterling Sectional.
Prairie Ridge's Charlie Pettrone fired a 3-over-par 74 to win the Fox Valley Conference Boys Golf Tournament individual title. Huntley edged out Cary-Grove on a fifth-score tiebreaker to win the tournament, while the conference championship is still up for grabs.
Cary-Grove's Maddux Tarasievich put it all together during the final week of August, earning top honors in FVC dual wins against Crystal Lake Central, Huntley and McHenry. The Trojans senior was voted the Northwest Herald Athlete of the Week by readers.