Stories about Lyons Township high school sports
Here is the Suburban Life All-Area baseball team.
With quality 6-foot-6 size and an accurate perimeter shot, Nik Polonowski is among a talented senior group that has Lyons Township as a team to watch in the West Suburban Silver and around the area this coming season.
Here is the Suburban Life All-Area softball team.
Here is the Suburban Life All-Area girls soccer team.
Lemont junior Sage Mardjetko, who led her team to the Class 3A state championship on Saturday, throwing a no-hitter in the final, led 26 area players earning All-State recognition by the Illinois Coaches Association Monday.
Kaitlyn Filkins homered to lead off the fifth with the go-ahead run, and Lily Hanafin struck out 14 and worked out of a seventh-inning jam as Lyons edged Downers Grove North 4-3 in Wednesday's Class 4A Marist Sectional semifinal.
George Washington recruit Lily Hanafin struck out a season-high 17 batters in a three-hitter, leading Lyons past Willowbrook 3-2 to the Lions' first regional title since 2017.
Maeve Repking's penalty kick was the clincher, one of four Glenbard West players to convert their penalty kicks as the Hilltoppers knocked off top-seeded Lyons 2-1 for the program's first sectional title since 1997.
Eleanor Musgrove and Josie Pochocki scored goals for Lyons in the first 10 minutes of the second half, and the Lions posted their 16th shutout in beating Morton 2-0 in the Class 3A Glenbard West Sectional semifinal.
Vanderbilt recruit Audrey Allman added to Glenbard West's rich distance history on Saturday, winning the 1,600 state title at the state track and field meet. Meanwhile Downers Grove South's Sophia McNerney took second in the 1,600 and ran a school record for fifth in the 3,200.
Jack Bradbury scored nine goals, including the clincher, leading Lyons to a 12-11 triple overtime win over Stevenson for third place at the state water polo tournament.
Lyons scored five quick goals and then later added five consecutive goals to cruise past Naperville North 14-6 and advance to the water polo state semifinals. York, meanwhile, lost to Whitney Young 10-9
Lemont junior pitcher Sage Mardjetko had herself quite a week last week – no-hitter and perfect game in back-to-back days, a walkoff homer and a conference championship to boot. That, Hannah Rafferty-Flatter's no-hitter for Glenbard South a team effort and more in softball notes.
Lake Park took second and Lyons third behind team champion Palatine at Saturday's state boys gymnastics meet. Downers Grove North was sixth, Hinsdale Central seventh and Wheaton co-op eighth.
Downers Grove South's Sophia McNerney won the distance double, taking the 3,200 and the 1,600-meter runs, while Downers Grove North won the team title at the Class 3A Hinsdale Central Sectional.