News-Gazette Top 10
Each week, The News-Gazette ranks the top 10 teams in a fall sport. This week's topic: girls' golf
MAKANDA – The St. Thomas More girls' golf team has steadily been climbing the state tournament ladder.
The next step would be a doozy.
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.
SAVOY – As her 9:18 a.m. tee time approached Monday, Centennial freshman Lizzy Dombroski's stomach was doing backflips.
It was nothing a couple of Tums couldn't handle. But the real stomach-churning took place after the round.
CHAMPAIGN – In their younger days – not that long ago – Jenna and Lizzy Dombroski spent their mornings and afternoons playing.
But Jenna, 16, and Lizzy, 14, weren't much interested in playing anything that wasn't a sport. When your father, Jack, is a former Illini linebacker, perhaps that's a part of your DNA.
CHAMPAIGN – Pat Hetterman's St. Thomas More girls' golf team left the IHSA state meet at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Carbondale with the third place trophy. The Sabers lost three seniors from that team, but the scary thing for the other Class A schools across the state is that Hetterman thinks the Sabers have a chance to finish higher this year than they did in 2006.
"We're a much deeper team than we were last year," Hetterman said. "I have a stronger top three this year and some other girls that are going to fill in real nicely in the other three spots."