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Sports Digest: Warrior Wrestlers Win Five Titles

Deerfield High School takes second at Fenton Wrestling Tournament. Gymnasts finish ninth at Rolling Meadows.

Dec. 1 

Wrestling 

The Final Score:        1. Lincoln-Way West 239, 2. Deerfield 216, 3. Dekalb, 165.5, 4. Huntley 128, 5. Milton (WI) 107, 6. Fenton 85 7. Gordon Tech 82, 8. Richards 80, 9. Eisenhower 42, 10. Proviso East 34, 11. Curie 17, 12. St. Joseph 14. 

Warriors Star Performers:  Champions for Deerfield were Andrew Merholz (106), Jordan Lieberman (113), Chase Hanusa (182), Jim Kirby (195) and JJ Nawrot (Heavyweight). 

Other Notable Warrior Performances:       Grabbing second place honors were Tom Bonides (160) and Brian McCann (145). Earning third place medals were Ari Sapinsly (152) and Colton Emmerich (170). Also earning points for Deerfield were Brady Glantz (138) in fourth, Brian Spinello (126) in fifth and Jeff Spinello (132) in sixth.

Who’s Next:   The Warriors entertain Niles North at 6 p.m. Friday. 

The Bottom Line:      The Warriors had individual title winner, the most in the meet. Nawrot and Kirby pinned their first two opponents before taking their crown on decisions. Hanusa earned a championship on three decisions yielding only three points in three matches. Merholz pinned his first opponent before dominating his next two foes 14-2 and 17-0. Lieberman won his opening bout with a pin before taking the next fights by decision. 

Gymnastics 

The Final Score:  Deerfield finished ninth out of 19 teams. 

Warriors’ Star Performers:             Christine Stitcher took second on the balance beam (9.1) while Katie Marquardt took 10th in the vault (8.55).

Other Notable Warrior Performances:       Haley Tomkiewicz scored 8.1 on vault, Emily Berlin accumulated an 8.0 on the beam, Alyssa Brill tallied 7.8 in floor exercise, Maren Gelfond turned in a 7.65 on floor, Ally Perbohner earned 7.9 on unevel parallel bars while Allison Schneider notched 7.35. 

Who’s Next:   The Warriors travel to Niles North at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

The Bottom Line:      With three varsity regulars unable to compete Saturday, Coach Carol Myers used four varsity athletes and another four from the junior varsity in this competition which requires eight gymnasts. 

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