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.
CHAMPAIGN — At the start of her high school career, Sierra Myerscough's story was shaping up to be that of a prolific softball player. As a freshman, she was an honorable mention All-Sangamon Valley Conference pick and made the first team as a sophomore.
"I thought softball was gonna be in my future," Myerscough said. "I thought I was going to play in college."
BLOOMINGTON — As they drove back home following Saturday's final round of the Class 1A boys' state tournament, Bismarck-Henning's golfers could have spent the entire ride ruing a sculled shot here or a poor putt there.
After all, they came within 3 strokes of winning a state championship. Three measly strokes.
DECATUR — Now a three-time state qualifier, LeRoy's Molly Marcum was lucky to advance out of the sectional after shooting an 84.
State golf: Area qualifiers
(Team lineups subject to change)
Class 1A boys
Bismarck-Henning — Jared Anderson, Sr.; Andy Bott, So.; Stephen Krout, Sr.; Tyler Moews, Sr.; Austin Toler, Jr.; David Warren, Fr.
INDIVIDUALS — Nick Berger, Judah Christian, Jr.; Patrick Miller, Sullivan, Sr.
Freshmen making an impact this fall, courtesy Tony Bleill
Diamond Williams, Centennial soccer
In girls' golf
Best area fall teams, courtesy staff writer Marcus Jackson
Urbana University boys' soccer
McKenzie Stipes, St. Thomas More, Senior, Golf
Recently: Won a one-hole playoff for medalist honors in leading the Sabers to the Sangamon Valley title. She fired an 83.
In her own words: "I think we have a strong chance to win (state) again. It was an awesome feeling."
I'm always texting ... Hannah Berry.