High School Sports Spotlight
January 6, 2013 9:18PM
Nick Allegretti, of Lincoln-Way East
Updated: February 8, 2013 6:12AM
Jr., Wrestling, L-W East
Navigating the heavyweight waters as an underclassman, Allegretti discovered a steep learning curve. Now a junior, he’s ranked as one of the premier heavyweights in the state.
“In the past I took a back seat to some of the seniors (on the team),” Allegretti said. “Now, I’m trying to help push everyone.”
Allegretti took first at the 12-team Stagg Invitational and second at the 27-team Berman Classic, dropping a decision to top-ranked Brian Allen, of Hinsdale Central.
So., Swimming, L-W Central
A state qualifier in the 100-yard backstroke as a freshman, Moris plans more this season.
“I want to make it there in the 100 backstroke and the 100 freestyle, and possibly a relay,” he said. “I’d like to place at state, come in the top six.”
To improve, Moris said he’s “going to have to ... make the intensity of my training a lot harder. It’s going to get harder to get faster.”
Sr., Bowling, Plainfield E.
Miles’ goals coming into this season were “to finish in the top 10 in every tournament and go to state.”
Among her top 10s was a second at the Plainfield North Strikefest, perhaps the top regular-season tournament in the state. She also took third at the Plainfield Central and fourth at the Joliet West invitationals.
Younger brother Gervon got her involved in bowling.
“It’s really cool having a sport in common,” she said. “He might sneak up and get me sometimes, but I beat him most of the time.”
So., Bowling, Plainfield E.
Miles averaged 191 last season, making him perhaps the area’s top freshman. This year, he has lofty goals.
“I want to win a lot of tournaments and make it to state,” he said.
Miles is pushed by his sister, Ivory, a senior standout for the Bengals’ girls team.
“We bowl against each other all the time,” he said. “Sometimes I win, sometimes she wins. Most of the time it’s me. If I lose to her, I know I’ll beat her next time, so I just take it in stride.”