CHAMPAIGN — See Maddie block.
It sounds like an elementary concept until it happens, and then it becomes crystal clear: To see is to believe. Maddie See can block.
CPCI 2, Bishop McNamara 0. HILLARY HINES had seven kills and four blocks in leading the host Timberwolves to a 25-20, 28-26 victory. MARIA WILKENING added 18 assists and two aces.
In girls' tennis
At Champaign. Emily Lydic won her singles and doubles matches, leading Centennial to a 9-0 victory against Decatur Eisenhower. Lydic claimed her No. 1 singles match 6-1, 6-0 and teamed with Sophie Kim to win their No. 2 doubles match 8-0. Allison Hansen and Lauren Neitzel won their No. 1 doubles match 8-0.
WESTVILLE — Danville High School's volleyball program may not have turned the corner, but it has at least arrived at that significant destination.
The Vikings rallied from a one-set deficit Wednesday to open their season with a 24-26, 25-21, 25-14 nonconference triumph against Westville.
Arthur-Lovington 2, Chrisman 0. KARLY GOODMAN had 12 kills and SHERELLE COLLER had 18 assists for the host Lancers in a 25-12, 26-24 win. BRETT BISHOP had eight kills and five blocks for the Cardinals.
In boys' soccer
Champaign Central 3, Hoopeston Area 0. Tim Hamm, Juan Garcia and Emanual Komba scored for the Maroons in a home win. Garcia, a freshman, was making his varsity debut.
Normal West Invite. Paced by fourth-place finisher REIS DeSANTIS, Centennial finished third in the team standings. AARON MILLER was seventh and ALEC SHEDELBOWER was 12th for the Chargers.
In the girls' race, Centennial's REBECCA KAEFRING was third and JAKI VIPOND 10th.
St. Thomas More 2, Urbana 0. The Sabers outbattled visiting Urbana 25-18, 25-20 behind Lexi Wallen's nine kills and Katie Kulas' five service aces and five kills. Alayana Jackson had five kills and three blocks for the Tigers, who received seven kills from Kelsea Bishop.
ST. JOSEPH — Before she emerged as a prime-time high school player, Shelby Simmons was, quite simply, a Prime Time player.
The St. Joseph-Ogden volleyball junior spent the offseason refining her skills with the Champaign-based club team by that name.
At Paxton. Paxton-Buckley-Loda won the boys' and girls' team titles at its own invitational. AUDREY BLOOMQUIST was fourth to lead the Panthers in the girls' race. Schlarman's JESSE HAHNE won the boys' race. PBL's HAYDEN YOUNG, NICK PORTER and GRANT IVERSON finished second through fourth, respectively, in the boys' race.