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N-G Top 10: M-S soccer tops the list

N-G Top 10

This week: Girls’ soccer
SCHOOL (W-L)    COMMENT

1. Mahomet-Seymour (6-2)    Outscored opponents 17-6
2. Champaign Central (5-2)    Outscored opponents 18-4
3. Centennial (0-2)    Outscored by opponents 8-1
4. St. Thomas More (3-3)    Outscored opponents 12-7

AOTW: M-S' Roney, Heritage's Sanderson

Andrew Roney
Mahomet-Seymour, Senior
Track and field

Recently: Became the seventh area athlete in history to clear 15 feet in the pole vault, winning the Harold Jester Meet at that height.
In your own words: “I don’t feel like it’s that high yet. I feel like I’m going low. I’m definitely not satisfied — 15 feet is not where I want to be yet.”

Six boys' track & field teams to watch, courtesy Fred Kroner

Villa Grove

Senior Ryan Pearce hopes to continue his record-setting assault on the school’s list of all-time bests this year.

The defending outdoor shot put state champion owns the school mark (57-01/2) and could break into the all-time area top 15 if he increases that distance by 5 inches. His goal is to break the Class 1A state-meet outdoor record (59-2).

Bulletin Board: Rantoul hires Ira Jefferson

70th Urbana meet Saturday
URBANA — The 70th Urbana Open boys’ track and field meet Saturday will start with field events and running preliminaries at 9:30 a.m. on the Gene Armer Track. Running finals will start at noon with the 3,200-meter relay.

Area schools in the 12-team field, besides the host Tigers, are Champaign Central and Danville.

Monday's highlights: Chalifoux paces Central soccer

In baseball
■ Urbana 14, Kankakee 4.
Michael Thompson drove in five runs and Brian Summers had three hits, three runs and two RBI for the Tigers in a road victory.

Five girls' track & field teams to watch, courtesy Fred Kroner

Urbana

What the Tigers lack in quantity (16 squad members), they make up for in talent.

Senior Nicole Choquette will be one of the headliners.

81st N-G All-State Boys' Basketball Team: POY Jabari Parker

CHICAGO — Walk through the rotating doors outside Gate 4 at the United Center.

Take the elevator to the third floor.

Make an immediate left.

One quarter of the plush ballroom is full of circular tables bunched together, replete with white tablecloths and chairs pushed tightly together surrounding the tables.

Kroner: Central job's a slam dunk

My dream job is different from my neighbor’s. That is to be expected. We are different people, with different interests.

The same is true for folks in a similar profession. One coach might covet a particular job while another wouldn’t even have enough interest to apply when the opening occurs.

Friday's prep highlights: Bloch-Jones breaks mark in high jump

In track & field
At Arthur. In the 11-team girls’ meet, KANDIE BLOCH-JONES of Argenta-Oreana won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 11 inches.

That mark ties the third highest in state history and sets an area record in the event that had stood for 27 years.