The Lyons Township High School boys wrestling team had an impressive showing at the Sandburg Quad on Dec. 3, beating Fremd 33-31, Sandburg 38-26 and Batavia 45-21.
The Lions are now 4-1 in duals with their lone loss to Glenbard North. In last week’s Illinois Matmen Class 3A state rankings, Fremd was No. 12 and Sandburg and Batavia were honorable mention.
Ranked individually were No. 6 senior Cooper King (9-1 at 195 pounds), No. 8 junior Gunnar Garelli (7-3 at 152) and No. 8 freshman Griff Powell (8-2 at 106). King went 3-0 Saturday and Garelli and Powell were 2-1, both losing to top-four ranked opponents.
The Lions opened the season by beating Riverside-Brookfield 48-17 on Nov. 23 and were seventh of 32 teams at the Barrington Invitational on Nov. 26.
Powell, King and Claudio Rodriguez (132) finished third at Barrington. Garelli was fourth, Brookfield’s Eric Marquez (170) eighth and Sam Costello (285) ninth.
LTHS boys basketball
The Lions (4-0) won their road opener 68-48 at Downers Grove South on Dec. 3 behind Nik Polonowski (15 points, 6 rebounds), Matthew DeSimone (10 points, 11 rebounds), Jackson Niego (8 points), Connor Carroll (6 points, 7 rebounds), Brady Chambers (8 points) and Patrick Kracker (5 points).
The Lions were 3-0 with two double-digit victories in winning their annual home Thanksgiving tournament. Niego and Polonowski were named all-tournament. They visit defending IHSA Class 4A state champion Glenbard West on Dec. 10.