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Girls' Tennis Coach of the Year: Danville's Mark Bacys

Why he won: The Vikings won the Big 12 Conference championship and later earned the sectional title while sending two doubles teams to the state tourney.

Season highlight: "Winning the conference championship and the first sectional title since 2003."


Thursday's prep highlights: Baillon, Hansen stay alive

In girls' tennis

At Mount Prospect. Madie Baillon of St. Thomas More and Allison Hansen of Centennial won first-round singles matches at the rain-interrupted IHSA state tournament.

With weather preventing some matches from being completed, the IHSA announced on its website that the back draw has been canceled.


Teams of the Week: Vikings tennis leads way

Teams of the Week

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DANVILLE GIRLS' TENNIS


Bulletin board: Bulldogs set quick pace

Bulldogs set quick pace

MAHOMET — The state's fastest-moving boys' cross-country team has been Mahomet-Seymour. Unranked in the preseason by dyestat.com, coach Neal Garrison's squad climbed to third in last week's poll.


Baillon does it again

CHAMPAIGN — Madie Baillon is headed back to state. But this time, the St. Thomas More junior is packing more confidence than ever.


Tuesday's prep highlights: Centennial tops Danville in volleyball

In volleyball

At Danville. Centennial defeated the Vikings 25-23, 25-12 in a Big 12 match. Jordan Ogle had eight digs and a service ace for Danville.

At Decatur. Christie Stark's four kills and six digs lifted Urbana to a 25-15, 25-18 victory against Eisenhower.


Athletes of the Week: Malone and Shah

J.J. Malone, Blue Ridge, Soccer, Senior

Recently: Scored five goals against Georgetown-Ridge Farm to break the area’s season record for goals and then added one more in a 1-1 tie against Fisher/GCMS. His career total of 159 (61 this year) has tied the all-time IHSA state record.


Chart toppers: Freshmen making an impact this fall

Today's topic:

Freshmen making an impact this fall, courtesy Tony Bleill

No. 1

Diamond Williams, Centennial soccer


Saturday's prep highlights: Choquette sparkles

In cross-country

At Centralia. Urbana's NICOLE CHOQUETTE was the show-stopper at the Orphan Invitational, finishing in 19 minutes, 8.8 seconds to win by 30 seconds.

At Metamora Invite. Hannah Wright finished in 19:26 as Champaign Central placed 12th. Jasmine Gray and Jasmine Schreiber also broke 22 minutes.

In soccer