Girls' Golf

Bulletin board: Khachaturian going south

CHAMPAIGN — St. Thomas More golf standout Nathaniel Khachaturian recently signed a letter of intent to continue his career at Lamar in Beaumont, Texas.

Khachaturian was a four-year starter for the Sabers and a member of the state championship team in 2008. He finished fourth in last year's state meet.


Question of the Week: Who should join the Big 12 after Mattoon leaves?

Question of the Week: With Mattoon leaving, who would be a good fit for the Big 12 to add?

Staff writer Tony Bleill says a third normal school


Kroner: Plenty of gifts for under the tree

Generally, I don't wait until the last minute to do things. I arrive early for the games I cover. I finish my stories before the copy editors yell to wrap it up. I mail Christmas cards within a week of Thanksgiving.

Clearly, however, there are exceptions. I haven't yet submitted my "2010 wish list" to Santa.

This is one deadline I will barely make.


The Lizzy Dombroski file

The Lizzy Dombroski file

Favorite Athlete: Steve Stricker

Dream date: Ben Flodstrom

Who I'm texting the most: Ben Flodstrom

I need concert tickets to: Carrie Underwood

Movie I have to see: Secretariat


Girls' Golfer of the Year: Honorable mention

Honorable mention

An alphabetical look at the Girls' Golfer of the Year honorable mention list:

NAME SCHOOL YR.

Mackensie Archibald St. Thomas More Jr.

Emily Bailey Watseka Sr.

Kelsey Baker Blue Ridge Jr.

Randal-Allison Bernthal Mahomet-Seymour Jr.


Area Girls' Golfer of the Year: Lizzy Dombroski

CHAMPAIGN – In an era when most high school athletes can't hit the road without their cell phones or iPods in tow, Centennial golfer Lizzy Dombroski provides a refreshing change of pace.


Athletes of the Week

JJ Malone, Blue Ridge, Senior, Soccer

Recently: Area scoring leader had three goals in two postseason matches to inch closer to becoming the third area athlete in history with 50 goals in one season.

I need concert tickets to ... Blink 182.

I'm dying to see ... "Red."

I'm always texting ... Madison Cooper.


STM girls claim golf title

DECATUR – As the St. Thomas More girls' golf team traveled back to Champaign following the 2009 state tournament in Carterville, the Sabers were making plans.

"They've all decided that next year starts tomorrow," coach Pat Hettermann said from the car on that mid-October day, her team feeling the sting of a fourth-place finish.


Sabers girls' golfers hope to celebrate

DECATUR – In command at the Class 1A state golf tournament, St. Thomas More's girls' team dined together at Olive Garden early Friday night.

But it was not a celebration. Even with a 14-stroke lead with 18 holes left to play.

"None of them are content," Sabers coach Pat Hettermann said. "And that's a good thing."


Kroner: Time flies when you're having fun

It wasn't long ago when area's best were youth rivals

Jordan Danzl, Austin Hunt, Mason Silver and Seth Trolia have more in common than winning medalist honors in their respective conference golf tournaments this year as high school seniors.


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