The Marquette Mustangs boys golf team used its depth to win the Suburban West Conference tournament held at Aberdeen Golf Club, but the victory is bittersweet.
The tournament marked the Mustangs’ last Suburban West appearance. Next fall, county sports teams will be placed in new conferences.
Coach Eric Schweain noted that the win also marked the school’s fourth Suburban West Conference title. “We have won three of the last six titles,” he said.
Marquette, which finished the season undefeated, shot a team score of 398. In the conference tournament, teams play six players and keep five scores.
Freshman Chris Kreh was second overall with a 76. Sophomore Jack Cronin came in third with a 79. Freshman Blake Mazzola tied for fifth with an 80. Freshman Tyler Linenbroker came in eighth with an 81. Sophomore Arjun Hiren shot an 82 and senior Jaden Nilsen shot an 83.
“For freshman Chris Kreh and sophomore Jack Cronin to shoot in the 70s was a testament to both of their abilities to overcome adversity,” Schweain said. “Chris was essentially an alternate at the beginning of the season and, as opportunities arose, he was ready. Jack was fighting a wrist injury early in the season and is gradually getting back to his old form again.
“Blake has been very consistent this season. He missed a couple of opportunities early in the season but has really been coming on strong lately. Tyler and Blake were two of our best scorers in the early stage of the season. Both of these ninth-graders have a lot of tournament experience from their summer schedule.”
Schweain likes what he has been seeing from Hiren. “It was obvious how hard Arjun worked over the summer,” he said. “He has shown a great deal of consistency since our March tryouts and will have a tremendous career at Marquette.
“Jaden Nilsen really struggled in a bunker on one hole and putting to come in with an 83. Jaden has been our senior leader and I know he will be ready to bounce back. He scored a 73, two 75s and a 76 in recent tournaments. It honestly just wasn’t his day.”Parkway Central wins Suburban Central tourney
The Parkway Central boys golf team won the Suburban Central Conference tournament at Gateway National, finishing with a team score of 310.
Ladue was second at 320, followed by Clayton at 329, Parkway West at 336 and University City at 382.
The Colts also won the regular season conference title.
Parkway Central’s Tyler Ramatowski and James Shertshoff tied for medalist honors along with Ladue’s Daniel Song. Each fired a 75.
Parkway Central’s Deuce Harris was fifth with a 79. The Colts’ Gabe Lentin tied for ninth with an 81.High school boys tennis
The Chaminade Red Devils won the Metro Catholic Conference tournament with 24.5 points. CBC was second with 18.5 followed by St. Louis University High, De Smet Jesuit and Vianney.
Coach Chris Salaveria said winning the league tourney was a team goal.
“We have process goals that include academics, positive sportsmanship and 100 percent effort at all times in school and on the tennis court,” Salaveria said. “Improving on these process goals every day allows our team to achieve our outcome goals, one of which is the 2018 MCC team tournament championship.”
The tourney title was Chaminade’s second straight MCC title and its third in the last four years.
High school boys track and field
The Lafayette Lancers boys track and field team won the Suburban West Conference championship meet at Marquette. The Lancers scored 168.5 points to win the meet. Eureka came in second with 117 points. Lindbergh, at 87, was third and Marquette, at 74, was fourth.
Senior distance runner Nassim Oufattole, who will be going to college at MIT, earned a victory in the 800-meter with a time of 1 minute, 57 seconds. He also ran the final leg of the 4-x-3200 relay that won with a time of 8:08.
Senior Hayden Bolinger won the javelin with a throw of 149 1/3. He will head to West Point where he will play football in the fall.
Sophomore Marsean Fisher won the 100-meter in 11.51 seconds.
The Lancers also won the 4-x-400 relay in 43.11 seconds.
High school girls track and field
The Lafayette Lancers girls track and field team has claimed the Suburban West Conference championship title. The Lancers won with 142 points. Lindbergh was second with 133 points. Marquette came in third with 96.5 points.
Elizabeth Schilling won two events for Lafayette – the pole vault with a 10 1/2 effort and the long jump with a 16 1/2 performance.
Marissa Gianino also won two events. She won the 200-meter in 26.25 seconds and the triple jump with a 35-6 1/2 effort.
Kelsey Johnson claimed the 1,600 with a time of 5 minutes, 25.21 seconds for the Lancers. Natalie White won the 300 hurdles in 46.57 seconds. Brittany Hawthorne won the discus with a throw of 116 1/2.
The Lancers won the 4-x-3200 relay in 9:59.34.
The St. Alban Roe CYC eighth-grade girls basketball team won its second consecutive CYC City/County Championship, following an undefeated season.
Team members are [front row, from left] Emma Simmons, Allison Smith, Sophia Mimlitz and Izzy Grander; [back row, from left] coach Tim Simmons, Ana McClellan, Lily Zehner, Rachel Delaney, Ansley Hails and Kate Worley and coach Mike McClellan.