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MATTOON — Emma Reinbold had a hat trick, leading Monticello to a 3-1 victory against Mattoon on Monday in girls’ soccer.
Sages keeper Elizabeth McGiles recorded nine saves.
In girls’ track & field
At Champaign. Danville won three events, including two by Alexus Jimson-Miller, en route to finishing second in the 37-team Gene Armer Invitational girls’ meet at the University of Illinois Armory.
■ Cissna Park 5, Fisher 3. The host Timberwolves were limited to three hits but took advantage of four Fisher errors to win their opener. Beau Anderson and Alex Rabe each had one hit and one RBI for Cissna Park. Kyle Williams and Tate Estes had two hits and one RBI apiece for the Bunnies.
Centennial senior LUKE VAUGHN has broken records nearly every time he has tossed a shot put during the indoor track and field season.
He most likely won’t do so anytime soon after he broke his right hand.
Vaughn, who signed with Mississippi in February, suffered the injury Saturday during a meet at Plainfield North. He was running in a sprint event and placed second.
DANVILLE GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD
For the ninth time in the past 12 years, the Vikings captured the Big 12 Conference indoor league crown. Alexus Jimson-Miller won three events, sprinter Emone Davis was victorious and the 800-meter relay was triumphant. Davis was joined on that foursome by Ambrosia Williams, Jorriel Stewart and Arionna Graham.
Luke Vaughn, Centennial, Senior, Track & Field
Recently: Mississippi recruit set another school record in the shot put at Plainfield North with a toss of 59 feet, 71/2 inches.
In his words: “It’s just been lots of work in the offseason and busting my butt in the weightroom.”
My favorite athlete is ... Lindsay Rogan.
Prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner studied the all-time Area Track Honor Rolls for boys and girls and picked five athletes — or groups — who could challenge all-time marks during the upcoming outdoor season
Nate Michael, St. Joseph-Ogden, junior, Basketball
Recently: Scored 29 points in two games as the Spartans won their first sectional title since 2007.
In his words: “It’s been really, really fun. I couldn’t have asked to do it with a better group of guys. We’re like a family out there.”
CHAMPAIGN — Erik Henriksen was 10 years old when the 1968 Winter Olympic Games were televised from Grenoble, France. He watched speedskating with fascination and inspiration as someone from his hometown was competing.