Titans' Sports Roundup: Strickland Looking For All-State Honors
All of the spring sports are now beginning their postseason runs.
Boys Track: John Strickland was the only Glenbrook South athlete to qualify for the state championships after last week’s IHSA Class 3A Skokie Sectional.
After missing last year’s state championship meet in the long jump, John Strickland is looking to make the most of the opportunity this season.
Although Strickland’s sectional mark of 22 feet qualified him in the bottom-third in the long jump, his personal best on the season (22-9.5) would rank him in the top 6.
“John's first jump was a foul, but we thought it was close to the 23-foot range,” Glenbrook South coach Kurt Hasenstein said. “After that he had to take a ‘safe’ jump to ensure he made the finals so we moved his step back to get one in.
“The rest of the day he never really had the same ‘pop’ in his legs like he did on the first jump.”
After a week of practice, the hope is for Strickland to come through with a personal best and potentially break into the top nine in the finals.
“John has a great chance to make all-state if he jumps to his potential,” Hasenstein said. “Hopefully with some good practice this week he will be ready to go and get that 23-foot jump we've been reaching for all year.”
Boys Volleyball: New Trier defeated Glenbrook South 25-16, 25-16 on the Titans’ Senior Night to claim the CSL South title. Glenbrook South finished third in the CSL South, behind Maine South and New Trier, but will have a good chance of facing both teams in the postseason.
Glenbrook South, the No. 4 seed in the IHSA Evanston Sectional, will face either St. Viator or Sullivan on Tuesday before a likely matchup with Maine South on Wednesday night to decide the Arlington Heights Regional championship.
Boys Tennis: Glenbrook South advanced three of its four entries in the Schamburg Sectional to the state championships. Junior Michael Sellito and freshman Sam Hoogland finished 1-2 in the singles division while the doubles team of Konrad Ryba and Michael Levin took third place to also qualify for state.
Sellito defeated Hoogland 6-2, 6-0 in the final to advance back to the state championships. Last season Sellito was paired with Levin in doubles, going 4-2 and advancing to the consolation quarterfinals.
As a team, Glenbrook South (25 points) finished in second place, one point behind Barrington (26) for the sectional title.
Girls Soccer: The Titans’ season came to an early end last week in their first game of the playoffs last week. The No. 5 seed in the IHSA Class 3A Glenview Sectional lost to Buffalo Grove, 2-1, in penalty kicks.
Glenbrook South 6, Maine South 2 on May 16
Maine South 2, Glenbrook South 1 on May 18
No. 7 Glenbrook North 4, Glenbrook South 3 on May 19
Glenbrook South 16, Stevenson 10 on May 16
Glenbrook South 23, Deerfield 8 on May 19