High School Sports

Top performers: Best high school sports performances of the week

COURTNEY ARGUS

Dupo •  Bowling

This Tigers sophomore tamed tricky lane conditions at Redbird Lanes in Cahokia as she won the individual title at the Cahokia Bowling Regional on Saturday. Argus averaged 243 for her six games and finished with a remarkable total of 1,459 pins.

CHASE BITTLE

Althoff •  Wrestling

Only a freshman, Bittle kept his undefeated season alive by winning the 113-pound title at the Class A Roxana Regional on Saturday. Bittle didn’t waste any time in his final either, pinning Joel Cook of Pittsfield in 14 seconds.

JARID BRAUNAGEL, DANIEL BRAUNAGEL and ZACH BRAUNAGEL

Althoff •  Wrestling

This trio of Althoff brothers made a bit of history by winning regional titles at the Class A Roxana Regional. A junior and two-time Class A state tournament medal winner, Jarid won the 132-pound title, while David took home the top medal in the 138-pound class. Zach won the 160-pound crown. Daniel and Zach Braunagel are both freshmen.

DONOVAN CROWDER

Madison •  Basketball

Crowder went off for a career-high 31 points Friday in the Trojans’ 72-53 victory at Quincy Notre Dame.

NICK CZAR

Highland •  Wrestling

Headed to the United States Naval Academy where he will play football, Czar continued his undefeated season in wrestling by winning the 285-pound championship at the Class 2A Waterloo Regional on Saturday. Czar is on pace to make a run at the state title in two weeks in Champaign. Former teammate Tanner Farmer won the Class 2A state title in each of the past two years.

PHYLLIP DELOACH and NICHOLAS DELOACH

Alton •  Wrestling

This Redbirds brothers duo improved to a remarkable 84-0 combined this season by winning their respective weight classes at the Class 3A Belleville West Regional. Phyllip Deloach improved to 37-0 by winning the 145-pound title while Nicholas is now 47-0 with his win in the 152 pound weight class.

NOLAN GERLING

Mater Dei •  Basketball

The 6-foot-8 senior was in full control of the paint in leading the Knights to a 51-35 win over cross-town rival Central Saturday. He kept the Cougars away from the basket on the defensive end taking in 11 total rebounds. Gerling completed the double-double with a game-high 23 points.

BRENDON GOOCH and TARKUS FERGUSON

Althoff •  Basketball

Ferguson had 25 points and Gooch had 24 Saturday in Althoff’s 97-95 double-overtime loss to Westchester St. Joseph at the Bank of O’Fallon Shootout. Ferguson, a junior guard, had 17 of his 25 points in the second half, with Gooch scoring 13 after halftime.

SHAY FLUKER

Belleville West •  Basketball

The West senior was hard to stop last week in a pair of wins that lifted he Maroons to 21-5 overall, including wins in 12 of their last 13. Fluker hit on half of her 14 shots to post a game-high 22 in a 59-51 win over East St. Louis. Two days later, he put up a season-high 41, shooting 16 for 27 from the field with four three-pointers, in a 59-40 win over O’Fallon.

JORDAN GOODWIN

Althoff •  Basketball

Goodwin nearly willed Althoff to victory Saturday in a 97-95 double-overtime loss to fellow state-ranked 3A power Westchester St. Joseph, scoring 33 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. The talented sophomore had 27 points Tuesday in a lopsided win over Belleville East and 19 points Friday in a 72-55 road victory over 3A state-ranked South Seven Conference rival Carbondale.

LOGAN KOHRMANN

Central •  Basketball

The Cougar junior pitched in a hard-earned 20 points in a loss to Mater Dei Saturday. Kohrmann is averaging 18.6 points per game for Central.

DARIEN MCCLAIN

O’Fallon •  Basketball

The 5-foot-11 senior pumped home a career-high 33 points and canned seven 3-pointers Friday in the Panthers’ 72-54 triumph over Belleville West on Friday in a Southwestern Conference contest. McClain was 9-for-16 from the field, including 7-for-10 on 3s, and was 6-for-6 from the charity stripe.

SOPHIE THOMPSON

Triad •  Basketball

The 5-foot-9 junior scored 34 points and made good on six-of-seven 3-point field goal attempts in the Knights 63-55 win over Highland on Monday. Thompson avereages 18.8 points for Triad (16-8), which has already exceeded its wins total of 13 from the last three years combined.

TYRONE RILEY and JEREMIAH TILMON

East St. Louis •  Basketball

Riley led the Flyers with 17 points Saturday as they pushed nationally ranked Chaminade from St. Louis hard before losing 80-66 at the Bank of O’Fallon Shootout.

Tilmon, a 6-foot-11 sophomore center continues to make strides, contributing 15 points and six rebounds Friday in a 59-56 win over Edwardsville that kept the Flyers unbeaten in the Southwestern Conference. Matched against Chaminade’s Division I prospects 6-9 Jayson Tatum and 6-6 Tyler Cook on Saturday, Tilmon provided 13 points and several rim-rattling dunks.

DAYMON “ROCKY” WARREN

Madison •  Basketball

It was quite a week for Warren, beginning with his 18 points, nine assists and four steals Thursday in a 77-64 victory over Hardin Calhoun. The senior guard easily topped that performance the next night, exploding for 29 points, 10 assists and five steals in a 72-53 victory at Quincy Notre Dame.

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