For the first time, Plainfield will be represented at the boys gymnastics state meet next weekend.
Plainfield North freshmen Luke Newman and Nick Bernier are headed to state after advancing in events from the Wheaton Warrenville South Sectional.
Newman advanced in the floor (9.3, 2nd), pommel horse (8.25, 5th), vault (9.15, 4th), parallel bars (8.35, 5th) and high bar (7.9, 5th). Bernier placed fifth in the still rings (7.85) to advance.
Monday morning at-large qualifiers were announced for the state meet and both Newman and Bernier qualified for state in the all-around with scores of 50.1 and 47.6, respectively.
Bernier also qualified in the floor (8.6), pommel horse (7.8), parallel bars (8.25) and high bar (6.7).
The senior duo of Emily Domabyl and Marilyn Gonzalez of Plainfield North are headed to state for the first time after placing third at the Lockport Sectional. They opened with a 21-12, 21-9 win over Joliet West before losing 15-21, 15-21 to Lockport. They came back to beat the same Joliet West team again 21-11, 21-9 before beating the other West squad 18-21, 23-21, 21-12 for third.
Plainfield South was the top finisher of the District 202 schools at the Southwest Prairie Conference meet, finishing in third place with 84 points. Lenae Ludy took home the high jump title with a heigh of 5-feet, 5-inches, with Shelby Hibbler placing second in the event (5-1). Payton Myers won the discus (111-2) and also placed second in the shot put (35-6). Daijah Brown finished second in the 400-meter run with a school record time of 56.89 seconds. The 800 relay of Brianna Eaton, Ogbozor, Yanni Hilton and Cassandra Tokarz placed second in 1:45.67. Miranda Caldwell was third in the discus (103-2).
North took fourth with 73 points. The Tigers were led by Anna Laudizio, who won the long jump (17-7.25) and finished second in the triple jump (36-4.5). North’s Juliana Stogsdill placed second in the 800 with a time of 2:17.80, while Elizabeth Auriemma was second in the 100 hurdles (15.73) and 300 hurdles (46.99). Teammate Hayley Stazak was right behind in third place in the 300 hurdles with a time of 48.69. The 3200 relay team of Rachael Lau, Stogsdill, Megan Patton and Valerie Som placed second (9:40.79).
East’s Katie Wiatrak placed second in the high jump (5-1) and Alima Iscandari was third in the shot put (35-5).
Mary Edozie had the best finish for Plainfield Central, taking third in the 200 (26.82).
North topped Oswego East 5-3. Connor Peplow (1-0) went five innings, allowing four hits and three earned runs, while Josh Garner had two hits at the plate.
The Tigers blanked Plainfield South in the series opener as Josh Garner (6-1) pitched the shutout, allowing four hits and striking out six. He also homered at the plate. Anthony Agne had two hits with a double. Konnor Ash allowed three runs, two earned for the Cougars in seven innings.
North added a 1-0 shutout against South. Brady Corrigan struck out 11 and allowed three hits for the win. Austin Marozas had the tough-luck loss, allowing one hit and an unearned run in six innings, striking out four.
The finale went to the Tigers (18-2, 14-1) 3-2. Tyler Garrity went five innings. allowing four hits and two earned runs, striking out six. Zack Jarosz and Garrity each had two hits at the plate for North. Nick Enloe had a pair of hits for South, while Jordan Mikel allowed five hits and three unearned runs in 5.1 innings, striking out four.
•South beat Eisenhower 5-4 as Ash and Enloe had three hits apiece, while Trey Stewart added two hits.
•Plainfield East opened its series with a 7-3 win over Romeoville. Eddie Marcotte had two hits and Drew DeMumbrum and Peyton Willingham had two RBI each. Mitch Koran picked up the win with eight strikeouts in seven innings, allowing three runs, two earned.
The Bengals won the second game 5-2 as Marcotte had two hits.
East completed the sweep of Romeoville with an 11-2 win. Cole Lynch (2 RBI), DeMumbrum (triple, 2 RBI), Josh Schuetz, Henry Tadia and Matt Pratscher (2 RBI) all had two hits. DeMumbrum allowed three hits and no runs in five innings, striking out five.
The Bengals (15-10) kept the winning streak going Saturday with a 3-2 win over Elk Grove.
•Plainfield Central fell to Oswego 3-2 despite two hits each from Brandon Callender (double), Matt Bunetta and Justin Willner. Callender allowed five hits and three runs, two earned, striking out five on the mound.
The second game was a 9-6 loss to the Panthers. Kyle Cockerel had two hits, while Willner and David Ascencio each had two RBI.
The Wildcats (14-12) lost 8-3 in the finale despite two hits each from Cameron Cecone and Cockerel (double).
Plainfield North topped Plainfield Central 6-2. Lexie Siwek and Krista Ferry had two hits each, while Carloyn Hett and Emily Kitchell tallied two RBI each. Abby Kruzel went the distance, allowing two earned runs on six hits. Maria Connell had two hits and Brooklyn Daly struck out nine in the circle, allowing six runs, two earned for the Wildcats.
The Tigers (14-6) fell to Andrew 9-7 in 10 innings despite four hits each from Ferry and Hett (3 RBI). Kruzel (2 doubles), Greta Thompson and Jenna Dunbar all had three hits. Thompson allowed six runs on six hits in six innings, but none were earned.
•Plainfield East beat Oswego East 8-5. Hannah Kalnicky (2 RBI), Amberley Rodriguez and Lauren Urbanski (2 doubles) each had two hits. Bianca Vozenilek struck out 10 to get the win.
The Bengals took over the SPC lead with a 3-1 win over Plainfield North in eight innings. Vozenilek had the game-winning two RBI double in the eighth and earned the win, striking out nine and allowing just four hits and an unearned run in eight innings. Peyton Loesch had two hits. Delaney Johnson had two hits with a double and the lone RBI for North.
East (20-4) topped Andrew 11-6 as Loesch (home run, 5 RBI) and Kalnicky (2 RBI) each had three hits.
•South (9-14) followed up an 8-1 loss to Oswego and a 3-0 defeat against Romeoville with a 4-3 win over Batavia. Abbey Plutz (home run) and Kim White each had two hits, while Mariah Cura had a homer.
•Central topped Oswego East 2-1 on solo homers from Sammi Newtoff and Daly. Connell had two hits, while Daly picked up the win, allowing four hits and one earned run, striking out five.
The Wildcats (14-8) defeated Lockport 7-4. Daly had four hits at the plate and earned the win in the circle. Sara Peterson (double), Connell and Courtney Polanski all had two hits, while Newtoff had a home run.
Plainfield South cruised past Oswego 25-13, 26-24. Brandon Langys had 12 kills, Matt Friddle notched 19 assists, Logan Nash had five kills and Rhome Apton had four blocks.
The Cougars topped Plainfield Central 25-16, 21-25-, 25-21. Donnie Doran tallied 23 digs, Nash had 11 kils and eight digs, Friddle totaled four blocks and 21 assists, Langys had six kills and nine digs and Apton added nine kills.