Lockport boys bowling won a Plainfield North Regional title Saturday and advanced to the sectional round along with Oswego, Plainfield Central and Oswego East.
The Porters compiled a team score of 6154, comfortably ahead of Oswego’s second-place total of 5958, while Plainfield Central had 5839 and Oswego East had 5681.
Jeff Malak led Lockport and the field as a whole with an individual championship-winning 1473 series. Jason Laba had a 1216 series for the Porters, Nate Arient scored 1200 and Alex Frost came in at 1118.
Ben Kuehner led Oswego at 1312, Jacob Chavez was tops for Plainfield Central with 1446 and Collin Bryant led Oswego East at 1256.
Plainfield South (6th, 5455), Romeoville (7th, 5427), Plainfield North (8th, 5157), Bolingbrook (9th, 4898), Lemont (10, 4880) and Plainfield East (12th, 4662) had their seasons come to an end. Romeoville’s Guy Carbonaro and Nathaniel Little, Lemont’s Trevor Anifer, Bolingbrook’s Jacob Redwinski, North’s Kaden Rausenberger, East’s Nolan Tonkin and South’s Hunter Kirby advanced to sectionals as individuals.
Minooka Regional: At Minooka, the regional’s host earned a regional title with a cumulative score of 7008, while Lincoln-Way West took second at 6392, Joliet West came third with 6017 and Providence was the final qualifier for sectionals at 5788.
Minooka’s Brandon Caruso led the field with a 1451, followed closely by teammates Adam Schmidt (1444), Efrain Soto (1441). L-WW was led by Jacob Schram (1339), Jake Bogda (1337) and Aidan Healy (1335). Caden Burger was top scorer for Joliet West with a 1243 and Luke Switalski had the high score of 1265 for Providence.
Joliet Central missed qualifying for sectionals with a sixth-place score of 5424, but had two individuals qualify — Robert Churchill (1306) and Xavier Hughes (1130). Reed-Custer did not have enough bowlers to field a team score, but had two individuals advance as well — Sam Dennis (1151) and Brandon Carlo (1139).
Lincoln-Way West 66, Bradley-Bourbonnais 36: Bradley, Ava Gugliuzza and Allie Wondrasek combined for 42 points in the Warriors’ (8-9, 2-1) one-sided road victory over Bradley- Bourbonnais.
Lincoln-Way Central 39, Boylan 26: At DeKalb, the Knights shut down Boylan’s attack in a defensive battle at the DeKalb MLK Tournament.
Azyah Newson-Cole led L-WC (14-5, 2-0) with 12 points in the win and Gracen Gehrke scored eight.
Carmel 58, Lincoln-Way Central 45: At DeKalb, Newson-Cole scored 12 more in the Knights’ (14-6, 2-0) second MLK Tournament matchup, Gehrke scored nine points and Keira Hunt added nine more
Lemont 51, Coal City 31: At Coal City, Lemont led from start to finish of a MLK Shootout win over the event’s host.
Makayla Henline had a nice performance for the Coalers with 15 points in spite of the loss.
Pontiac 42, Coal City 40: At Coal City, the Coalers (12-9) suffered their second MLK Shootout loss in a close one against Pontiac.
Henline had another nice game with 16 points in the loss.
Peotone 50, Milford 30: At Milford, the Blue Devils dashed out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter an never looked back in a road win.
Jenna Hunter led the way with 14 points and 13 rebounds, Mady Kibelkis added 14 points of her own and Madi Schroeder had eight points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Plainfield Central 64, Joliet Catholic 52: At Joliet, the Wildcats locked up a win on the road over the Hilltoppers.
Proviso East 63, Lincoln-Way East 51: At Romeoville, the Griffins fell short in a Romeoville Shootout matchup with Proviso East.
Kaiden Ross led L-WE with 15 points and Tylon Tolliver scored 14 points.
Lemont 50, Lake Forest 44: At Deerfield, Lemont advanced to the Deerfield MLK Tournament championship with a victory over the Scouts.
Illini Classic: At New Lenox, Lincoln-Way East finished behind just St. Charles East and Marist to finish third as a team at the 20-team Illini Classic at Lincoln-Way Central.
Marist led the field with 274.5 points, SCE had 219.5 and the Griffins totaled 179.5 points. Plainfield North was fourth overall, Lincoln-Way West took seventh, L-WC was eighth, Providence came ninth and Minooka rounded out the top 10.
Lincoln-Way West’s Matt Soltis was first in the 106 pound bracket, Jacob Macatangay of Plainfield North won at 126 pounds and L-WE’s Gavin Jones placed first at 182 pounds.
Comet Classic: At Braidwood, Reed-Custer took second place by a narrow 1.5 point margin behind Bradley-Bourbonnais at its own 23-team tournament.
The Boilermakers had 191.5 points versus the Comets’ 190 and Seneca came third with 178. Joliet Central was fifth, Dwight came 10th and Wilmington finished 18th.
Dwight’s Dylan Crouch took first place at 113 pounds, his teammate Dillon Sarff won at 138 pounds, Joliet Central’s Kameron Mitchell won at 160 pounds and Reed-Custer’s Kody Marschner took first at 220.