Bloch enters elite group
Coach of the Year:
Bismarck-Henning’s Terry French
BISMARCK — Andy Bott is not certain how it got started, not certain why he started hitting a golf ball from the left side.
Not sure either why he writes with his right hand or throws a baseball with his left hand or shoots a basketball with his left hand.
He’s even less sure why he serves a tennis ball with his left hand but shifts the racquet to his right for a forehand shot.
Heavy rain and occasional thunderstorms forced the cancellation of the final round of the IHSA boys’ golf state tournaments on Saturday in the Bloomington-Normal area.
The girls’ tournaments in Decatur were plagued by soggy weather, too, but were completed after delays.
In boys’ golf
At Savoy. One year ago, Brock Peavler fell 1 stroke short of qualifying for the state tournament. The Rantoul/PBL senior took the memory of that near miss onto the University of Illinois Orange Course on Monday.
“He’s been looking forward to this thing for about 365 days,” Eagles coach Travis Flesner said.
In boys’ golf
At Savoy. Led by medalist GreY Schultz and two other top-three scorers, Centennial advanced to sectionals by winning a Class 2A regional at the University of Illinois Orange Course. Schultz, who fired a 76, was followed by Charger teammates Christian Khachaturian (79) and Ryan Hunt (80). Centennial captured the team crown by 22 shots.
Nick Berger, Judah Christian, Senior, Golf
Recently: Fired a 70 to win the ECIC medalist honor by 1 shot
My longest drive ... 360-something at Lake of the Woods
My favorite course ... Lick Creek in Pekin
Tiger Woods is ... coming back.
I’m driving ... a Ford Taurus.
Next year ... Hopefully playing golf somewhere
ST. THOMAS MORE BOYS’ GOLF
Schlarman 2, Danville 0. The Hilltoppers improved to 12-1 with a 25-10, 27-25 road win. Laura Gross had nine blocks, seven kills, seven digs and four service aces for Schlarman.
In boys’ soccer
At Decatur. Dan Shin scored four goals, breaking St. Thomas More’s single-season record, as the Sabers rolled to a 7-2 victory against St. Teresa. Shin raised his season total to 32 goals, eclipsing the previous record of 30 set by John Tabb in 2010. The junior racked up 10 goals in three matches this week.