Bloomington 2, STM 1. Lexi Wallen had 18 kills and 14 digs for visiting St. Thomas More in a 23-25, 25-18, 25-11 loss. Hannah Murray contributed 20 assists and 12 digs for the Sabers.
In girls' golf
At Bloomington. Brooklyn Hildreth and Emily Trolia totaled 83, leading Mahomet-Seymour to a fifth-place tie in the team standings at the Bloomington High School Lady Raider Best Ball Invitational at Highland Park Golf Course. Highland Park finished first.
In boys' golf
In boys' golf
At Bloomington. Trey Davis carded an 80 to tie for 32nd and lead Danville to 21st place at the Raider Classic at the Den.
Champaign Central, which was paced by Riley Thompson's 81, finished 22nd.
At Mahomet. Judah Christian's NICK BERGER shot 71 to win medalist honors at the Tiger Kick-Off Classic at Lake of the Woods. Centennial's GREY SCHULTZ was fourth at 78.
Bradley-Bourbonnais won the team title. Bismarck-Henning, led by ANDY BOTT's 79, was the top area finisher (fourth).
What a school year! State championship teams, state championship individuals, top-ranked teams. Underclassmen who have already committed to Division I universities. Athletes who are being wooed by Division I coaches. Some memories are still vivid in our minds. Some had almost been forgotten.
Last year, schools such as Clinton, Danville, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, St. Thomas More and Tuscola were among the ones upset with the IHSA's postseason assignments, which are based on enrollments.
This year, Danville and Monticello are among the ones unhappy with how the enrollment breaks worked out.
MONTICELLO — The Okaw Valley Conference will start its 87th year of competition in August.
It won't be the last year for the venerable league, but it likely will be the next-to-last in its current 12-school setup.
Unity fishermen move up
TOLONO — Unity's Rockets had the best second-day score of any of the schools competing in the fourth annual IHSA bass fishing state tournament last weekend at Lake Carlyle.
The team's second-day catches weighed in at 15 pounds, 12 ounces and enabled Unity to move from 35th place after the first day to ninth overall.
CHAMPAIGN — Pat Hettermann, the girls' golf coach at St. Thomas More since the program was formed in 2003, was selected by the National Federation of High School Coaches as the Illinois Coach of the Year.
Guy Percy, who has headed up the Falcons' boys' and girls' programs the last two seasons, led the girls' squad to an 18-0 regular season — the first unbeaten season in program history. Under Percy's direction, GCMS ran away with the Heart of Illinois Conference meet, winning by 42 strokes, and finished second at the Watseka Regional, shooting a season-low 337.