FORSYTH – Ryan Root tried a new approach at Saturday's Big 12 Conference boys' cross-country meet.
He might want to stick with it during the upcoming postseason run.
MONTICELLO – Steve Schroeder earned a decisive victory in the boys' Okaw Valley Conference cross-country race at Lodge Park, leading the Sages to the team title.
Schroeder covered the course in 16 minutes, 29 seconds, finishing 21 seconds in front of runner-up Clayton Baker of Shelbyville. Monticello's Luke Zocher (16:57) was fourth, and Alex Furcich (17:12) took ninth.
DECATUR – Jeffrey Igana and Jonathan Lukusa scored first-half goals and Urbana cruised to a 3-0 boys' soccer victory against Decatur MacArthur on Wednesday.
Nick Lund scored on a penalty kick in the second half for the Tigers (10-7-2).
DANVILLE – Serena Calhoun had six kills and eight digs as Schlarman defeated Hoopeston Area 25-16, 22-25, 25-13 on Tuesday to earn coach Jamison Kuemmerle his 200th career volleyball victory. For the Hilltoppers, Sarah Barrett added 13 digs and Bri Thomas had 11 assists.
ST. JOSEPH – Janna Buck dished out 29 assists and collected 13 digs for St. Joseph-Ogden on Monday in the Spartans' 17-25, 25-12, 25-19 volleyball win against Champaign Central. Bria Olson and Shelby Geers each had eight blocks and Kelsie Radamacher pounded 11 kills for SJ-O, which improved to 19-5.
Katarina Marjanovic of Urbana rolled to the No. 1 singles title at the Big 12 girls' tennis tournament with a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Allison Hansen of Centennial on Saturday in Bloomington-Normal. Maria Mears of Centennial claimed the No. 2 crown with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph against Danville's Emma Peck.
GEORGETOWN – Heather Baker and Britny Hoag combined for 21 kills and seven blocks Thursday to boost Salt Fork to a 25-13, 25-12 prep volleyball victory against Georgetown-Ridge Farm.
Setter Maddy Stutsman racked up 28 assists and contributed three aces in the win.
CHARLESTON – Jacob Bushue provided all the offense Centennial needed in a 3-0 boys' soccer win against Charleston on Wednesday.
Bushue scored all three Chargers goals, with Ben Flodstrom and Jesus Sanchez providing assists.
Goalkeeper Andy Drackley made 10 saves in Centennial soccer victory against Champaign Central
FITHIAN – Oakwood's 3-0 soccer win against Georgetown-Ridge Farm on Tuesday turned out to be one full of records.
Goalkeeper Ben Schmit recorded four saves to secure his school-record sixth shutout of the season, and the Comets' win was their ninth of the season, which ties a school record. Kegan Decker scored twice for Oakwood on passes from David Tuggle. Austin Haskins added another score for the Comets.