SKOKIE — The Ottawa wrestling squad went a perfect 5-0 at the Niles North Super Duals on Saturday to improve to 7-1 on the season. The Pirates defeated Grayslake North (46-34), Lakes Community (45-29), Elmwood Park (61-3), East Morton (55-4) and Niles North (54-12). Five Ottawa wrestlers — Luke Fleming, Rafael Munoz, Ethan Harsted, Bradley Ruger and Matt Snyder — won all five of their matches on the day, while Riley Hanson, Tre Fritz, Nick Stehl and Cameron Vernoy each went 4-1. Austin Howard captured three wins and Brence Smith two for OHS.
Indians win 1 of 3 in Dixon
The Sandwich Indians went 1-2 in the Dixon Duals: defeating Knoxville, while losing to Sterling and Dixon.
Sandwich defeated Knoxville 48-30. Posting wins for the Indians were Tyler Schindlbeck at 113 pounds (by forfeit), Cael Schindlbeck at 120 (fall, 1:08 over Brandon Parrish), Nolan Reilly at 126 (fall, 24 seconds over Hunter Bush), Andrew Greer at 132 (forfeit), Jacob Newberry at 138 (fall, 12 seconds over John Haughawout), Zach Reyes at 170 (fall, 47 seconds over Kaleb Karssen), Wyatt Murphy at 182 (fall, 53 seconds over Alec Byerly) and O'Ryan Lawlor at 220 (fall, 1:12 over Skyler Lenhausen).
Sandwich lost 47-24 to Sterling. Posting wins for the Indians were Cael Schindlbeck at 120 pounds (fall, 4:46 over Julian Rodriguez), Reilly at 126 (fall, 3:56 over Draake Church), Reyes at 170 (fall, 5:35 over Turner Garcia) and Murphy at 182 (fall, 3:24 over Miguel Ruiz).
Sandwich lost 51-28 to Dixon. Posting wins for the Indians were Tyler Schindlbeck at 113 pounds (fall, 4:40 over Jake Quantrell), Cael Schindlbeck at 120 (fall, 1:46 over Roman Kozak), Newberry at 138 (fall, 1:34 over M. Ulrich), Reyes at 170 (fall, 1:24 over Hunter Pate) and Murphy at 182 (major decision, 10-2 over Clint Schlien).
Sandwich 53, Marion Central Catholic 41
At Sandwich, the Indians' Jimmy Braddish scored 37 points — including nailing a school record 22-of-23 free throws — to propel the hosts to the win. Braddish, who sank five 3-pointers while making all of his 20 free tosses in the fourth quarter, surpassed the previous mark of 17 made free throws in a game set by Keith Burkhart during the 1970-71 season. Derek Murphy added nine points, Jimmy Roop six for SHS, which was 32-of-37 as a team from the charity stripe.
Fieldcrest 49, Orion 38
At Rolinski Gym in Wenona, Cam Grandy scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Knights (2-1) to the nonconference win over the Chargers. Derek May added 14 points for Fieldcrest.
East Dubuque 46, Serena 35
At the Lanark Eastland Shootout, the Huskers led 12-11 after the opening quarter, but were then blanked 17-0 in the second in their loss to the Warriors. Jakob Setchell paced the Huskers with 20 points, with Tony Pusateri adding eight points. Trace Berggren and Branden Franzen each grabbed five rebounds for SHS.
Somonauk 65, Paw Paw 37
At Paw Paw on Friday, the Bobcats used a 20-5 second stanza to propel them to the Little Ten Conference-opening win over the Bulldogs. Nolan Wegener scored 16 points to lead Somonauk (2-3, 1-0). Liam Roberts added 13 points. Brandon Heiman had 15 points, which included four 3-pointers, for Paw Paw.
IMSA 40, Somonauk 30
At Aurora, the Lady Bobcats led 6-4 after the opening quarter, but were outscored 36-24 the rest of the way in their loss to the host Lady Titans to fall to 1-7 on the season. Katie Boczko had 10 points and four rebounds for Somonauk. Ashley Eaton added six points and four rebounds and Almaya Zimmerman seven points and four caroms for the Lady Bobcats.
Sophomore/JV boys basketball
Rock Island 72, Ottawa 55
At Kingman Gym, the Corsairs (3-3) led 19-12 after one period, but were outscored 46-25 over the next two quarters in their loss to the Rocks. Drew Kaufman had a game-high 17 points for Ottawa, while Anthony Cooper added 10 points.
Freshman girls basketball
Ottawa freshmen win tourney title
At Love and Kingman Gyms, the Lady Vikings (7-1) went a perfect 3-0 to capture the championship of their own Ottawa Invitational Tournament on Saturday. Ottawa opened with a 39-13 win over Princeton with Lauren Carlson scoring eight points and Kennedy Callahan seven points. The Vikings then defeated La Salle-Peru 29-24 as Felecity Couch netted nine points and Piper Nanouski seven points. Ottawa won the title with a 41-29 victory over Sterling, Couch scoring 13 points, Nanouski 10 points and Regan Shea eight points.
JUCO men's basketball
Danville 65, IVCC 64
At Danville, the Eagles were edged by Danville Area Community College in a nonconference contest. Jalen Latham had 14 points for IVCC (6-5). Isaiah Tubbs had 11 points, while Keymonta Johnson (nine rebounds) and Vyshonn Munson (six assists) had 10 apiece.