BEMENT — The goals are established early, long before high school becomes a reality.
“Little girls in Oakland and Kansas grow up wanting to be volleyball players,” said Drew Robertson, head coach of the cooperative volleyball team from those districts known as Tri-County.
Those girls continue to successfully meet that goal.
Centennial 2, Decatur Eisenhower 0. The host Chargers cruised to a 25-5, 25-7 victory behind LAUREN CLOYD (seven kills), KARA JOHNSON (three kills, five aces) and MADDIE WELDON (seven assists).
In girls’ golf
At Mahomet. Lake of the Woods provided a home-course advantage for Mahomet-Seymour and the Bulldogs took advantage, placing five players in the top 10 and winning the first regional in school history. M-S cleared second-place LeRoy by 73 strokes in Class 1A.
CHAMPAIGN — Centennial moved into first place in the Big 12, holding off rival Champaign Central 25-15, 23-25, 25-22 in front of a raucous crowd Tuesday night at Combes Gym.
It was the Maroons’ first conference loss in the teams’ only regular season meeting.
In boys’ golf
At Savoy. Led by medalist GreY Schultz and two other top-three scorers, Centennial advanced to sectionals by winning a Class 2A regional at the University of Illinois Orange Course. Schultz, who fired a 76, was followed by Charger teammates Christian Khachaturian (79) and Ryan Hunt (80). Centennial captured the team crown by 22 shots.
CHAMPAIGN — Olympic gold medalist Tyler McGill and former All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year Julie Leman Yoder will be inducted into the Champaign Central Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 13.
Receiving an honorary ‘C’ that night will be Hall of Fame boys’ basketball coach Lee Cabutti.
ST. THOMAS MORE BOYS’ GOLF
Schlarman 2, Danville 0. The Hilltoppers improved to 12-1 with a 25-10, 27-25 road win. Laura Gross had nine blocks, seven kills, seven digs and four service aces for Schlarman.
URBANA — Sometimes, the game is merely a vehicle to another destination rather than the final stop.
Volleyball coaches Stan Bergman, from Centennial, and Angela Roloff, from Urbana, had an additional point of emphasis prior to Thursday’s Big 12 Conference match at the Tigers’ Oscar Adams Gymnasium.