Deerfield's Artie Bess was named Patch Athlete of the Week.
Bess took third place in the 220-pound division at the Class 3A wrestling state championships last weekend. Bess beat Mt. Carmel junior David Denne 3-1 in the third-place match and finished the season with a record of 40-2.
He garnered 5,079 votes, or 61 percent.
Lauren Kriz, senior, girl’s basketball, Loyola Academy – Kriz tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Ramblers’ 46-31 win over Evanston in the Class 4A Evanston Regional finals. The Ramblers moved to 23-7 on the season and defeated Evanston for the second time this season.
Andrew McAuliffe, junior, boy’s basketball, Glenbrook North – McAuliffe seems to be recovering from his fractured patella just in time for the playoffs as the junior center scored 14 points in the Spartans’ 67-44 win over Maine East. The victory clinched the CSL North outright for Glenbrook North.
Mariyah Henley, senior, girl’s basketball, Niles North –Henley had a game-high 25 points in the Vikings’ 57-40 playoff victory over Maine West. Niles North beat the No. 9 seed Warriors in the regional semifinals and avenged a loss to Maine West in the regular season.
Elana Benishay, sophomore, girl’s gymnastics, New Trier – Benishay finished eighth on the balance beam event at the gymnastics state championships last weekend. She scored a 9.25 in the finals after qualifying with a 9.2 earlier in the meet.
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