CHAMPAIGN — When you're part of a Centennial girls' swimming and diving program that has produced such luminaries as Marni Tobin and Payton Johnson, it can be intimidating to think big.
After all, if you want your name placed in the same sentence as those folks, there is much work to do. And even the hardest worker doesn't always reach that level.
In boys' soccer
At Monticello. JACOB HANSELMAN had a goal and two assists to propel Monticello to a 3-0 victory against Olympia in a Monticello Regional contest. CORBIN McCALL and MATT WELLS also scored for the Sages (13-5-1). Keeper JOSH SCHUMACHER made five saves.
At Danville. Bismarck-Henning's TYLER MOEWS shot a 77 to finish second and teammates JARED ANDERSON, STEPHEN KROUT and ANDY BOTT all tied for fifth, firing 79s to lead the Blue Devils (314) to a Class 1A regional title at Harrison Park. Tuscola (343) finished second thanks to medalist CAMERON WESTJOHN's 72. Blue Ridge (357) grabbed the final team spot.
Best area fall teams, courtesy staff writer Marcus Jackson
Urbana University boys' soccer
Urbana Uni 5, Urbana 2. PATRICK WONG scored twice, and Urbana Uni pulled away in the second half. Wong's goal in the 13th minute gave the Illineks the lead for good. GEORGE VOULGARIS had three assists for Uni (16-1). TARIK KORIC, CONRAD SCHLOER and DAX EARL also scored for the Illineks. SAUL DOWNIE and MAZIN JUDEH had Urbana's goals.
Monticello 3, Blue Ridge 2. JACOB HANSELMAN and BILLY NIXON scored in the second half as the Sages snapped a 1-1 halftime tie. ELI SMITH added a goal for the winners. JONATHAN MALONE had a goal and an assist for the Knights.
Unity 3, St. Thomas More 2. LOGAN CUNNINGHAM scored twice for the Rockets.
Area swimmers and divers to watch, courtesy Tony Bleill
Audrey Rodawig, Centennial
Judah Christian 6, Normal Calvary 0. MALIK WILLIAMS had two goals and ZACH DAY added a goal and two assists for the Tribe.
St. Thomas More 0, Teutopolis 0. Keeper DANNY VETTER posted his sixth shutout for the Sabers (11-3-1).
Unity 5, Meridian 0. LOGAN CUNNINGHAM had three goals and two assists to power Unity to a victory in the Okaw Valley Conference tournament.
St. Teresa 4, Sullivan/Okaw Valley 2. The Redskins got second-half goals from NATE HORTENSTINE and TANNER TYPER after falling behind 4-0 in the first half in the OVC tourney.