PAXTON — John Overstreet’s duties at Paxton-Buckley-Loda changed in late September. When he added activities director to his title as athletic director, he was asked to relinquish coaching duties.
TEAM (previous) COMMENT
1. St. Thomas More (1) Two sub-16-minute runners for 3 miles
2. Mahomet-S. (3) Four sub-16-minute runners for 3 miles
3. SJ-O (2) One sub-16-minute runner for 3 miles
4. Monticello (4) Two sub-16-minute runners for 3 miles
DANVILLE GIRLS’ TENNIS
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.
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.
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 girls’ tennis
Centennial 2, Decatur Eisenhower 0. The host Chargers cruised to a 25-5, 25-7 victory behind LAUREN CLOYD (seven kills), KARA JOHNSON (three kills, five aces) and MADDIE WELDON (seven assists).
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.
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.
DANVILLE — Two seniors who’ve taken dozens of trips around the cross-country course at Kickapoo State Park had memorable farewell exits on Saturday.
St. Thomas More’s Theresa Welle and Schlarman’s Jesse Hahne were the individual winners in the Oakwood Invitational in their last races on the 3-mile layout.