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Soccer roundup: Blue Ridge advances; Urbana, Central make date

WARRENSBURG — Monticello’s defense limited Blue Ridge’s scoring opportunities for the first 10 minutes of the match.
Then the Knights got a good chance.
And then another.

Nichols powers Blue Ridge to regional crown

BLOOMINGTON — Travys Nichols scored twice and Blue Ridge’s defense smothered Bloomington Central Catholic’s attack, boosting the Knights to a 5-0 win and a Class 1A regional title Saturday.
Goalkeeper Blaene Zeigler needed to make only one save for Blue Ridge, which clinched its second regional crown in as many years.

Illineks continue playoff run

CHAMPAIGN — No way was Urbana University High going to take Judah Christian lightly in Friday’s Class 1A boys’ soccer regional championship match.

“I’m always paranoid of having a bad day,” Illineks coach Phil Anders said. “There’s always that risk you’ll go in overconfident.”

Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial volleyball tops STM

In volleyball

Centennial 2, St. Thomas More 0. The Chargers improved to 25-3 with a 25-19, 25-20 road win. Lindsay Rogan had eight digs for the Chargers. Louisette Lukusa led the Sabers with five kills and four blocks.

Wednesday's highlights: Romo sparks Salt Fork/Westville soccer

In soccer
St. Teresa 7, Arthur-Lovington 1. DAVID EMRICK scored the lone goal for the Knights in the Class 1A regional semifinal defeat at Monticello.

Danville 3, Eisenhower 0. The Vikings got two goals from LUIS RUBIO and one from CHASE THURSTON.

Teams of the Week: Danville girls' tennis in spotlight


The Big 12 champion Vikings ran the table in doubles. Rachael and Becca Lewis prevailed at No. 1 doubles, as did Amy Shah and Neha Patel at No. 2 and Courtney Hart and Taylor Ellis at No. 3. Shah, Ellis, Patel and Hart were each triumphant in singles as coach Mark Bacys’ team extended its streak of Big 12 titles to three.

Athletes of the Week: Hansen and Bouse

Allison Hansen
Centennial, tennis

Recently: Won the No. 1 singles title at the Big 12 meet, dominating the championship match 6-0, 6-1 and improving to
In her own words: “One of my goals is definitely to win sectional. Last year I won my first two matches at state, so I want to do better this year, too.”

Beat goes on for Urbana soccer

URBANA — The main goal for Randy Blackman’s Urbana boys’ soccer team each season is to win the Big 12 championship. If that means going unbeaten in the process, the Tigers will take it.

Tuesday's prep highlights: M-S girls' golfers advance to state

In girls’ golf
At Urbana. Prairie Central’s JACKIE DUFFY was the individual medalist and the Hawks (397) finished third behind champion Bishop McNamara (370) and runner-up Mahomet-Seymour (384) in advancing to the Class 1A state finals. PC’s EMILY HEISER added a 95 and JENNA HALE shot 99.

Illineks, Tribe reach regional soccer final

CHAMPAIGN — The Urbana Uni High boys’ soccer team showed why it’s a top seed in its own Class 1A regional.
The Illineks had no trouble handing fifth-seeded Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley an 8-1 loss in a regional semifinal match Tuesday at the University of Illinois’ West Turf Field.