Lake Forest Swimmers Win Sectional; Prep for State

Scout basketball closes conference play with win.



Date: Feb. 18 - Lake Forest Sectional

The Final Score: 1. Lake Forest, 266.5; 2. Warren, 257; 3. Libertyville, 226; 4. Mundelein, 219; 5. Vernon Hills, 95; 6. Zion Benton, 80; 7. Waukegan, 44.

Top Scout Performers: Peter Grumhaus secured a first place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.11)and second in the 500 freestyle (4:35.66). The junior will swim both events at next weekend's State meet. Diver Andrew Marsh placed first with 447.75 points to beat out Vernon Hills' Alex Zuniga with 441.20.

Other Notable Scout Performers: Senior Bryan Bunning brought home a pair of second-place finishes in the 100-yard butterfly (51.46 seconds) and 100-yard bracktroke (51.93). Colin Rowe collected second in the 100 freestyle (46.99) and third in the 50 freestyle (.21.56). Bogdan Balteanu managed fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.29) as did freshman Daniel Smith in the 100 backstroke (53.29). Sophomore Jack Williams added a sixth in diving (343.45 points). The Scouts placed first in the 400 freestyle relay (3:09.93) and second in the 200 medley relay (1:35.75).

What's Next: State meet, Feb. 24-25, at Evanston High School.

The Bottom Line: The Scouts have a chance to break back into the top 10 at the State meet after qualifying just about everyone that was expected to make it. Diver Andrew Marsh has come a long way from a year ago when he had to qualify for State as an at-large selection to winning the Sectional title this year.



Date: Feb. 17 

The Final Score: Lake Forest, 47, Lake Zurich 40

Top Scout Performers: The Scouts held Lake Zurich scoreless for a little more than 10 minutes spanning the end of the second quarter and into the fourth quarter.

Other Notable Scout Performers: Evan Boudreaux collected nine rebounds. Ben Simpson added four points and seven rebounds.

What's Next: Lake Forest visits Round Lake at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 21) to close the regular season. The State tournament starts the following week on Feb. 29 in the Palatine Regional.

The Bottom Line: Lake Forest (15-10 overall, 6-6 NSC Lake) is 12-5 in its last 17 games, after losing five of eight to open the season.


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