Lincoln-Way East advanced as a team with a seventh-place score of 300 at the Class 3A State Finals at The Den at Fox Creek on Friday. The Griffins are eight strokes behind the leaders, Glenbrook North and New Trier, who sit atop the leaderboard heading into day two.
Lockport missed the cut by just two strokes at the Class 3A State Finals to end its season on the first day of the championship round.
Five Porters will advance to Saturday as individuals; Brody McCarthy, Joey Sluzas, Nathan Kwiatkowski, Nick Barry and Kyle Kuhn.
Also advancing as an individual was Lincoln-Way Central’s Juney Bai, who will enter Saturday tied for fourth place with a 70.
Class 2A State Finals: At Weibring Golf Course, a team total of 307 was enough for Lemont to finish eighth on the leaderboard heading into Saturday — 16 strokes off the lead held by Benton.
Class 2A State Finals: At Hickory Point Golf Course, Lincoln-Way East’s Kailey White advanced to day two of championship weekend with a 73 to put her in a tie for seventh place.
Lincoln-Way West’s Kaylee Dwyer also advanced with an 11th-place 74, Lincoln-Way Central’s Claire DuBois moved on in 30th with a 78, Lincoln-Way East’s Natalie Papa will advance in 53rd with an 82, and Plainfield East’s Hailey Pokorski also advanced in 69th place with a nice round of 85.
Lockport 14, Bolingbrook 13: At Bolingbrook, a 10-yard touchdown run from Ty Schultz and a successful extra point conversion in overtime preserved Lockport’s unblemished standing.
The Porters are 8-0 overall and 4-0 against SouthWest Suburban Conference foes this season and will take those spotless records back home to Lockport next week to take on Lincoln-Way East.
Bolingbrook fell to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in conference with the loss. The Raiders will be in New Lenox next week against Lincoln-Way Central.
Coal City 28, Peotone 6: At Coal City, the Coalers improved to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the Illinois Central Eight with a comfortable win over the Blue Devils.
Coal City will take on Reed-Custer on the road in Braidwood next week, while Peotone (4-3, 2-3 ICE) will be at home against Herscher.
Wilmington 31, Lisle 14: At Lisle, the Wildcats preserved their undefeated standing with a comfortable win over the Lions on the road.
Wilmington will be back home next week to host Streator.
Romeoville 27, Joliet Central 8: At Joliet, the Spartans picked up their first win of the season on the road in a win over the Steelmen.
Romeoville is 1-5 and will be one the road against Plainfield Central next week, while Joliet Central is 0-7 and will head across town to take on Joliet West.
Lemont 44, Tinley Park 0: At Tinley Park, Lemont improved to 7-0 on the season in commanding fashion on the road.
Lemont will be back home next week to take on TF South.
Plainfield East 32, Joliet West 15: At Plainfield, the Bengals improved to 3-4 overall with a home win over the Tigers.
Plainfield East will have a crosstown matchup against Plainfield South next week, while Joliet West will look to improve upon its 1-6 record at home against Joliet Central.
Plainfield Central 31, Plainfield South 14: At Plainfield, Central picked up a road victory over its crosstown rival to improve to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the Southwest Prairie Conference.
Central will be at home against Romeoville next week, while South will take its 3-4 overall and 2-2 SPC record on the road to face Plainfield East.
Momence 31, Seneca 26: At Momence, the Irish came up just short on the road in Momence to fall to 2-5 overall.
Seneca will be in Clifton to take on Clifton Central next week.
St. Charles East 2, Lincoln-Way Central 1: At St. Charles, the Knights were unable to capitalize on a first-set victory and fell to the Saints 16-25, 25-20, 25-23 at the Mizuno Cup.
Lincoln-Way Central 2, Waubonsie Valley 0: At St. Charles, L-WC bounced back with a 25-18, 25-17 win in its second Mizuno Cup contest.