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CISSNA PARK — Josh Marquez went 3 for 3 with four RBI, leading Cissna Park to a 10-6 victory and a split in its baseball doubleheader against Momence on Thursday.
The Timberwolves lost the first game 13-11.
In the second game, Alex Rabe hit a two-run home run and Jacob Marquez went 3 for 4 with two RBI.
■ Bradley-Bourbonnais 12-6, Rantoul 2-5. HANNAH CARGO and DIAMOND WALKER each drove in a run for the Eagles, who lost in five innings. In the second game, LACEY BERTRAM had three hits while CARSON CHURCH, KAYLEE DENTON and KATEY SILVER each had two hits to go along with an RBI.
Second-year head coach guided the Vikings to a second consecutive sectional championship (for the first time since 2002 and ‘03) as well as a first-place finish in the Big 12 Conference tournament and also the Mattoon Invitational.
CHAMPAIGN — On the way to becoming the area’s best girls’ tennis player, Allison Hansen always found herself matched up against the opponent’s premier singles player.
That’s the obligation of holding the No. 1 position on a team.
Hansen is no stranger to tough matches. Or success.
In girls' tennis
Hansen, Lewises go 3-2. Allison Hansen of Centennial and the Danville doubles team of Rachel Lewis and Becca Lewis saw their runs at the IHSA girls’ tennis state tournament end Saturday with a loss.
In girls’ tennis
At suburban Chicago. Allison Hansen of Centennial fell one win short of advancing to the singles quarterfinals at the IHSA state tournament.
The Chargers senior won her first two matches in straight sets before losing to Sycamore’s Angela Ye 6-0, 0-6, 6-3 in the third round.
URBANA — How close was the battle between Danville and Centennial for the Champaign Central Sectional team title?
Tournament officials needed to go to the fifth tiebreaker in the IHSA manual Saturday to determine a champion.
DANVILLE GIRLS’ TENNIS
The Big 12 champion Vikings ran the table in doubles. Rachael and Becca Lewis prevailed at No. 1 doubles, as did Amy Shah and Neha Patel at No. 2 and Courtney Hart and Taylor Ellis at No. 3. Shah, Ellis, Patel and Hart were each triumphant in singles as coach Mark Bacys’ team extended its streak of Big 12 titles to three.
Recently: Won the No. 1 singles title at the Big 12 meet, dominating the championship match 6-0, 6-1 and improving to
In her own words: “One of my goals is definitely to win sectional. Last year I won my first two matches at state, so I want to do better this year, too.”
In girls’ golf
At Urbana. Prairie Central’s JACKIE DUFFY was the individual medalist and the Hawks (397) finished third behind champion Bishop McNamara (370) and runner-up Mahomet-Seymour (384) in advancing to the Class 1A state finals. PC’s EMILY HEISER added a 95 and JENNA HALE shot 99.