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Sports Digest: Warrior Gymnasts Win League Title and More

Deerfield High School dance team places ninth in State Finals, Tometz finishes 49th in State Bowling Finals, boys’ basketball team tops Northridge Prep and wrestlers fall in triangular.

Jan.26 

Gymnastics 

The Final Score:        1. Deerfield 135.674, 2. Glenbrook North 133.075, 3. Niles North 122.75, 4. Highland Park 121.775, 5. Maine West 119.375, 6. Maine East 111.2. 

Warriors Star Performer:    Christine Stitcher was the all around champion (37.675) as well as the winner of the uneven parallel bars (9.3) and the balance beam (9.55). She took second in the vault (9.375) and floor exercise (9.45). 

Other Notable Warrior Performances:       Leslie Ross finished fourth on the bars (7.975) and eighth on the vault (8.575) while Aly Perbohner was sixth in the all around (32.35) and eighth on floor (8.45). Emily Berlin took fourth on beam (8.4) while Nikki Katz medaled with a fourth on floor (8.675).

Who’s Next:   The Warriors compete in the Lake Forest Regional at 6 p.m. Saturday. 

The Bottom Line:      Deerfield defended its Central Suburban League North Division title by virtue of its undefeated dual meet record in the conference and a first place finish in the CSL Meet. “(It was) a great meet, very exciting right till the last event,” Coach Carol Myers said. Stitcher’s all around score broke a 27-year old school record. She also tied for the mark on beam. The junior varsity tied for the league title with Glenbrook North. 

Boys’ Basketball 

The Final Score:        Deerfield 63, Northridge Prep 56 

Warriors Star Performer:    Eric Porter scored 22 points, dished out five assists, grabbed a rebound and stole the ball once. He made five of nine attempts from three-point range. 

Other Notable Warrior Performances:       Michael Alfieri contributed 17 points, seven rebounds and an assist. Andrew Ferdman chipped in seven points, five assist and two rebounds. Jack Gurvey had eight tallies.

Who’s Next:   The Warriors travel to Maine East at 7:30 p.m. Friday. 

The Bottom Line:      A dominant second half made the difference for Deerfield. After the first quarter ended in a 10-10 deadlock, Northridge went on a run to take a 28-21 halftime lead before the Warriors outpointed the Knights 21-12 in the third period to take a 42-40 lead by the end of the quarter. Deerfield continued to build its edge in the final stanzal. 

Competitive Dance 

The Final Score:        1. Crystal Lake Central 90.322, 2. Lake Forest 89.883, 3. Highland 88.504, 4. Vernon Hills 84.156, 5. Grayslake North 82.606, 6. Troy (Triad) 81.467, 7. Morris 81.068, 8. Eisenhower 80.809 9. Deerfield 75.2610, 10. Lincoln-Way West 71.46.

Warriors Star Performer:    The entire team (Haley Abramson, Julia Aronson, Jaclyn Barichello, Caroline Bleser, Mary DeFilippis, Alice DuBois, Anna Epstein, Tyler Faierstain, Nicole Fisher, Allison Gelfond, Bernice Hsu, Caitlin Hurwitz, Sari Klein, Zoe Levin, Emily Montgomery, Jessica Neal, Alexas Plotnick, Jessica Rappin, Danielle Resnick, Jessica Resnick, Claire Rosenberg, Alyssa Sloan, Kaitlin Soloway, Sam Soloway, Colette Tonner, Annie Walsh, Chloe Weiss and Sydney Zusman).

Who’s Next:   The Warriors compete again next year. 

The Bottom Line:      This was the first year of statewide competition sponsored by the Illinois High School Association. The Warriors not only advanced to the State Finals, but qualified for Saturday’s championship round. 

Bowling 

Warriors Star Performer:    Anthony Tometz placed 49th in the State Meet finals improving from 58th after the first day of competition. He rolled games of 258, 224, 192, 198, 187 and 195 Saturday for a two-day total of 2,502. 

Who’s Next:   Tometz is a junior returning next season. 

Wrestling 

The Final Score:        Glenbard West 36, Deerfield 27; Willowbrook 33, Deerfield 28 

Star Warrior Performers:    Double winners were Jordan Lieberman, Jim Kirby and JJ Nawrot. 

Other Notable Warrior Performances:       Other victors were Andrew Mehrholz, Ari Sapinsley, Colton Emmerich, Chase Hanusa and Tom Bonides. 

Who’s Next:   The Warriors compete at the Lake Zurich Regional at 9 a.m. Saturday. 

The Bottom Line:      After dispatching New Trier, 49-18, and Niles West, 39-26, in the Central Suburban League Crossover Meet Friday, the Warriors had less than 12 hours to recover for two more dual meets. Deerfield finished its regular season ranked 16th in the State with a 25-4 dual meet record. 

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