Wolfpack Place 4th at Sectionals

05/16/2019 - Boys Varsity Track

The Wolfpack finished fourth at the IHSA 3A Proviso East Sectional with 45 points, behind only champion Oak Park-River Forest (154.5), Lane Tech (101.5), and Whitney Young (56).   Two Ignatius athletes qualified for the state championship meet next week on the blue track in Charleston at Eastern Illinois University:  Sophomore Malcolm Bevans finished fourth in the long jump but with a jump to meet the state qualifying distance, 22 feet and 6 inches, for his second trip to the state meet, and senior Aiden Ouimet won two events to qualify, the sectional pole vault (13-08) and the 400 meters (49.54 PB). Senior Zach Franklin had a near miss for state qualifying, finishing third—top two automatically qualify--in the discus with a personal best throw of 136-08, just two feet behind first and second place.  Franklin also scored in the shot put with sixth place (40-09).  Freshman Zach Kiley placed fourth in the pole vault clearing 10-08.  Senior John Walls was fourth in the 1600 in 4:33.17, and senior Christian Coletta was fifth in the 800 (2:03.52 PB).  “Sectional meets can bring elation, and they can bring disappointment,” said Coach Ed Ernst.  “We had a little bit of both at this one.”

Wolfpack Stop Reavis

05/15/2019 - Girls Varsity Softball

The Pack (21-11) won their fourth straight and 21st game of the season with a 12-6 victory over Reavis. Sophomore Maeve White (3-3), junior Jessica Stemper (3-4, 4 runs), and freshman Grace Van Pelt (2-3, 4 runs) led the Pack at the plate. 

Rams Knock Down Pack

05/15/2019 - Girls JV Softball

The Pack (9-11) fell to Reavis, 23-21. Mia Trotter (2-3, 4 runs, 3 walks) and Katherine Knuth (2-4, 3 runs, 2 walks) led the offense, each with doubles. Sarah Spatz hit a clutch, 2-out, 7th-inning double to tie the game. Reavis matched with a sac-fly to secure the win. The Wolfpack plays its final game at Niles West on Friday.

Wolfpack Win Final Match

05/14/2019 - Boys JV Volleyball

The Pack defeated Latin in their final regular season match 25-23, 25-23 to move to 11-11-1 on the season. Joe Caproni (9 kills), Dan Caproni (3 aces, 2 kills), Simon Leiderman (5 kills) and Dan Marquardt (3 kills, 3 blocks) led the Pack. 

Pack Grab Win #20

05/14/2019 - Girls Varsity Softball

The Pack (20-11) beat Argo 16-6 in their final home game. Senior Alana Lapitan led the offense with four hits and three runs and fellow senior Annika Knuth chipped in with two hits. Freshman Ellie Giles recorded the win on the mound and also had three hits at the plate. 

Wolfpack Shutout Argo

05/14/2019 - Girls JV Softball

The Pack (9-10) defeated Argo, 11-0. Pitcher Mia Trotter threw a no hitter, and the offense delivered with Paige Buikema and Julia Kalinsky hitting back-to-back homeruns, and Katherine Knuth tallying three hits. The Wolfpack take on Reavis on Wednesday.

Wolfpack End Regular Season with Win Over Latin

05/14/2019 - Boys Varsity Volleyball

The Wolfpack defeated Latin on the road 25-9, 25-12. Lucas Mack (4 kills, 2 blocks), Dylan Christianson (4 kills) and John Ross (3 aces, 11 assists) led the Pack. Michael Eastman and Henry Zapata added 4 kills each. 

3-Run Blast Lifts Wolfpack

05/13/2019 - Boys Varsity Baseball

Dominic Fischer hit a go-ahead three run home run and Chip Valentine made it stand up by striking out six in a complete game effort as the Wolfpack (13-13, 7-5) won their fourth straight, 5-4 over St. Joe’s at Rice Park. Emmanuel Scott doubled twice and scored two runs and Ryan Dzeikan (2-3) and Chris Rogul each drove in a run.

Wolfpack Offense Sparks Pack

05/13/2019 - Girls Varsity Softball

The Pack (19-11) beat Maine East 9-4 behind two homeruns from junior Jessica Stemper and a long homerun by freshman Grace Van Pelt. Sophomore Maeve White (3-4), junior Katie McManus (2-2), and freshman Ellie Giles (2-2) also had big games at the plate for the Pack. 

Pack Top Maine East

05/13/2019 - Girls JV Softball

The Pack (8-10) defeated Maine East, 18-14. Paige Buikema led the offense (3-4, 4 runs, 4  RBIs, 1 walk), and Julia Kalinsky (3-5, 1 run, 2 RBIs) hit a double. Along with steady offense, the defense turned two double plays. Pitcher Marina D’Arco secured the save. The Wolfpack take on Argo on Tuesday at home.

Pack Get to Finals

05/12/2019 - Girls Varsity Rowing

The Freshmen 8+, for the first time in Ignatius history, made the finals at the Midwest Scholastic Championship and eventually finished in 5th place. The Junior 4+ was 6th while the 2nd Varsity 4+ were 9th.  The Varsity 8+ were 13th and did not advance to the B Final.  The Novice 4+ were 10th and did not advance to the finals. 

Junior 8+ Moving on to Nationals

05/12/2019 - Boys Varsity Rowing

The Boys Junior 8+ boat of Senior Coxswain Will Lopez and Rowers from stroke seat to bow:  Junior Kyle Luburic, Sophomore Ethan Larson, Junior Leo Maday, Junior Miguel Cisneros, Sophomore Patrick Boyle, Junior Joe Shea, Junior Paul Nowaczyk, and Junior David Keith finished 3rd in the Midwest Scholastic Rowing Championship this weekend at Dillon Lake, Ohio!  They will compete in the National Championship on Saturday, May 25th. Congratulations Wolfpack!!!

IHSA Sectional Champions!!!

05/11/2019 - Boys Varsity Water Polo

The Pack are once again IHSA Sectional champions!  Their path to the championship started with a quarterfinal win over Lane, followed by a win over Jones in the semifinals.  The Pack met Whitney Young in the championship game and came away with a 10-9 victory.  Moises Lopez scored the game-winner with less than a minute to play, and a steady Pack defense combined with a clutch Alec Beckwith save sealed the win.  Luke Hunneke led the attack with 5 goals, while Moises Lopez (3 goals), Luke Siwik (1 goal) and Anthony Severino (1 goal) also scored.  Alec Beckwith had 10 saves in goal.  The Pack will play Lyons in the state quarterfinals at 5:45pm at Stevenson on Friday.

Pack 3rd at CCL Championships

05/11/2019 - Boys Varsity Track

The Wolfpack finished third at the Chicago Catholic League championships behind winner Loyola.  Senior Aiden Ouimet placed second in four events--pole vault, 110 hurdles, 400 meters, and 4x400 relay; sophomore Malcolm Bevans was second in the long jump and the triple jump.

Wolfpack Top Meteors in GCAC White Championship

05/11/2019 - Girls JV Softball

The Pack (7-10) defeated De La Salle 16-13 to win the GCAC White conference tournament. The battery, Mia Trotter and Katherine Knuth, struck out 11 batters and led the offense. Trotter (2-3, 2 walks) scores four times, and Knuth had 8 RBIs, including a late-inning sac fly. Julia Kalinsky hit a double and scored in each plate appearance. Ava Nelligan and Julia Stern snagged key flies in the outfield. The Wolfpack travel to Maine East on Monday.

Wolfpack Defeat Niles North

05/11/2019 - Girls Varsity Softball

The Pack (18-11) had a 15-0 victory over Niles North.  Freshman Ellie Giles gave up just one hit and struck out nine batters.  Junior Jessica Stemper went 3-4 with a three run homerun and six RBIs.  Junior Katie McManus and sophomores Meg Boyle and Lexi Anaya had two hits each.

Wolfpack Shut Down St. Joe's

05/10/2019 - Boys Varsity Baseball

Rico Ponce (5 IP, 9K) and Finn Kibby (2 IP, 4 K) combined on a one-hitter as the Wolfpack (11-13, 5-5) defeated St. Joe's 3-0 in Westchester. Aidan Callahan (2-2, 2 RBI) and Bill Brady (1-1, 2 runs, 4 SB) led the offense. 

Friars Stop Pack with PKs

05/09/2019 - Girls JV Soccer

After earning a #2 seed and a first round bye in the GCAC, JV Girls Soccer fell to Fenwick in the semi-finals 2-2 (3-0 in PKs). The Wolfpack scored first when Rose Sullivan slotted a ball to Bella Corral. Fenwick tied minutes later. Annie O’Neill put the Wolfpack ahead again off an assist from Valeria Fernandez and the score was 2-1 at halftime. Unfortunately, Fenwick was able to equalize midway through the second half. The Wolfpack had to play down one player after Fiona Bartholomew drew a red card, yet they survived double overtime to push the game to penalty kicks. Fenwick advanced on PKs, 3-0. The JV Girls Soccer Team concluded their season with a record of 14 wins to 5 losses.

Pack Top Niles North

05/09/2019 - Girls Varsity Soccer

On Senior Night, the Wolfpack capped off their 16th victory of the season with a 2-0 win on Fornelli. Seniors Maura Murphy and Keylan West scored the first half goals. Steady control of the game was handled by Senior Grace Campbell , Rachel Ryan and Emma Thompson. The Wolfpack preparation for Regionals as they are the #2 seed in the Nazareth Sectional.

Wolfpack Take 3rd at IHSA Sectional

05/09/2019 - Girls Varsity Track

The Wolfpack placed 3rd at the IHSA Sectional. The following girls qualified for the IHSA State Finals, 4x100 Relay (2nd place) - Gabby Meschino, Sheridan Carter, Gianna Bachand, Ari Afolabi, 3200 (2nd place) - Rhiannon O'Keefe, 100 Hurdles (1st place) - Afolabi, 800 (1st place) - Lexi Affolter, 4x200 Relay (3rd place)  - Meschino, Zoe Tsokolas, Maddie Semmer, Afolabi, 400 (2nd place)  - Emily Hwang and Shot Put (1st place) - Rachel Sarpong.

Pack Stop De La Salle in GCAC Series

05/09/2019 - Girls JV Softball

The Pack (6-10) defeated De La Salle, 20-4, in the first game of a best of three series. The offense went to work: Julia Kalinsky hit a homerun; Katherine Knuth and Kiley Walton each had triples; Sam Himes hit a double. Ava Nelligan tallied three hits, and Mia Trotter reached in all four plate appearances. The Wolfpack travel to DeLaSalle on Saturday to complete the series.

Wolfpack Grab Win on Senior Night

05/08/2019 - Boys Varsity Volleyball

The Wolfpack defeated De La Salle on Senior Night 25-22, 25-13. Henry Zapata (10 kills), Walt Fieweger (3 kills, 4 blocks), Alex Sender (6 digs), Nick Navarrete (5 digs) and John Ross (11 assists) led the Pack.

Pack Defeat Meteors

05/08/2019 - Boys JV Volleyball

The Pack stopped the Meteors of De La Salle with a 25-16, 25-6 home win. Dan Marquardt (7 digs, 3 aces), Joe Caproni (6 kills) and Simon Leiderman (2 kills, 4 aces) led Ignatius. 

Pack Hault Friars

05/08/2019 - Boys Varsity Baseball

John Garber struck out five in an impressive complete game three-hitter as the Wolfpack (10-13, 4-5) defeated Fenwick 3-1 at the Priory. Aidan Boyle homered and Ryan Dzeikan (2-4, 2B) and Bill Brady drove in runs in the sixth. Dominic Fischer (3-3, R) reached safely in all four plate appearances. 

Bandits Top Pack

05/07/2019 - Girls JV Softball

The Pack (5-10) lost to Resurrection, 22-6. The offense was led by Katherine Knuth (2-2, 2B, RBI, walk) and Paige Buikema (1-1, run, RBI, walk), both players key in the 6-run second inning. The Wolfpack return to play Thursday against DeLaSalle in the GCAC tournament.