Bison boys basketball team scores win against Walther Christian.

By Mike Miazga

Correspondent

The Fenton wrestling team continues to put check marks in the win column.

Late last week, the Bison won a quadrangular meet against Metea Valley, Blue Island Eisenhower and Rolling Meadows. Fenton downed Metea Valley 43-30, defeated Eisenhower 48-15 and scored a 36-28 win against Rolling Meadows to move its overall mark to 14-3 in dual meets.

Earlier, Fenton dropped matches to Addison Trail, Montini and Chicago Brother Rice. The Bison lost 47-24 to Addison Trail in non-conference action, dropped a 66-15 contest to Montini in non-conference competition and also lost 41-33 to Brother Rice in another non-conference affair. Montini recently was ranked No. 5 in the nation.

“Those three squads (Addison Trail, Montini and Brother Rice) are talented and have many experienced wrestlers, but we did not wrestle to our potential or with much toughness,” said Fenton coach Brian Hastings.

On the individual front, Hastings has been thrilled with the performances of many. Through late last week senior Dylan Butts was 20-1 with 17 pins at 182 pounds. Senior Jack Butts was 17-5, while sophomore Danny Ramirez was 14-5 at 132 pounds.

Sophomore Jeremy Piskorz was 13-6 at 126 pounds with 10 wins by pin. Senior Isaiah Brock was 14-6 at 285 pounds with 11 pins.

Senior Anthony Park was 10-2 at 170 pounds, while freshman Jonah Koskiewicz was 9-2 at 106 pounds.

Senior Carlos Mercado was 11-8 at 145 pounds. Senior Danny Sotelo was 10-6 at 145 pounds, while senior Mateo Valdez was 11-8 at 220 pounds. Freshman David Burch was 7-5 at 126 pounds.

“We need to continue to push the pace, be fundamentally solid and wrestle with toughness,” said Hastings.

Earlier this week, Fenton headed west to the Doc Buchanan Invitational in Clovis, Calif.

“We are excited about visiting the sites of San Francisco, hiking in Yosemite and Sequoia national parks and competing against some of the toughest competition in the country,” said Hastings.

Fenton has won 45 of its last 48 regular-season dual-meet contests.

Dylan Butts had an honorable-mention ranking in the Class 2A individual Go Earn It Wrestling Apparel state rankings on the Illinois Matmen website (www.IllinoisMatmen.com).

Fenton boys basketball

The Fenton boys basketball team went 1-3 at the recent IC Catholic Prep-Westmont holiday tournament.

The Bison opened play with a 74-49 loss to Montini. Fenton then lost 47-39 to Elgin St. Edward. Fenton came back to record a 46-25 win against Walther Christian before ending the tournament with a close 44-43 loss to Elmwood Park.

 

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