All Girls' Golf Content

All Girls' Golf Content

Jean, Dombroski and Ideus in contention

CARBONDALE – St. Thomas More's Katie Jean is within striking distance of equaling what she did at last year's state golf finals. The senior fired a 7-over-par 79 Friday at Hickory Ridge and was in third place entering today's final round. Jean was 7 strokes behind leader GiGi DiGrazia of Addison Driscoll.

Jean finished tied for fourth last year.

Centennial girls: Charge!!!

CHAMPAIGN – If there's anything better than eating at the Giant City Lodge – all-you-can-eat chicken, you know – with your sister, it's taking all of your teammates along, too.

So says Centennial senior golf standout Jenna Dombroski, a veteran of the Class 2A state tournament in Makanda. Last year, Dombroski and younger sister Lizzy qualified as individuals, but this time the Chargers have advanced as a team, flying high after a school-record 332 total in Monday's sectional.

State golf qualifiers

Area golfers who have qualified for this weekend's state tournaments

Birdie binge boosts Dombroski

MASCOUTAH – Centennial girls' golf coach Darren Tee has seen Jenna Dombroski put together some outstanding rounds of golf.

St. Thomas More's Jean hitting her stride

URBANA – Katie Jean is a Cubs fan. The St. Thomas More senior golfer wears a Titleist cap with the logo of the Lovable Losers stitched into the side of it during her rounds.

Good thing for Jean and her St. Thomas More teammates she doesn't fall victim to curses or collapses when the postseason rolls around like her favorite team does.

Prep insider

URBANA – The bad news was Doug Mynatt's Urbana University High cross-country team was without No. 1 runner Malcolm Taylor for a couple of weeks with a respiratory infection. The good news for the Illineks is others used the opportunity to step up.

No Smith, no problem for Chargers

Centennial second in boys' meet; girls win Big 12 title

N-G Top 10: Girls' golf

News-Gazette Top 10

Each week, The News-Gazette ranks the top 10 teams in a fall sport. This week's topic: girls' golf

St. Thomas More girls one step away from top

MAKANDA – The St. Thomas More girls' golf team has steadily been climbing the state tournament ladder.

The next step would be a doozy.

Jean tears up, then tears it up

SHELDON – All you need to know about how good a golfer Katie Jean is is this: She shot a 41 on the front nine during Monday's Class 1A girls' golf sectional at Shewami Country Club and cried.

And they weren't tears of joy. Jean was angry.