Last season's defending Big 12 co-champions begin conference slate with victories.
■ Champaign Central 2, Urbana 1. Emma Atkinson racked up 35 assists for the Maroons, who opened defense of their Big 12 Conference co-championship with a 23-25, 25-19, 25-15 home win. Dana Westfield and Maddie LeGrande had 13 kills apiece for Central, and teammate Alyssa Olson added 10 kills.
■ Centennial 2, Bloomington 0. The defending Big 12 co-champion Chargers won their conference opener 25-15, 29-27 against the visiting Purple Raiders. Miaya Peacock led Centennial, which rallied from a five-point deficit in the second set, with 11 kills. Lexi Hall contributed two service aces to the win.
“It was a great opening match for us for conference,” Chargers coach Stan Bergman said. “We were fortunate to play at home and have the support at home with our crowd. We felt really comfortable (Tuesday night).”
■ Blue Ridge 2, GCMS 0. Gabby Pearl’s six kills and four blocks lifted the Knights to a 25-11, 25-18 home victory.
■ Bismarck-Henning 2, Hoopeston Area 0. The host Blue Devils won 25-22, 25-20 behind Mary Bass’ 10 digs, four blocks and two service aces. Tori Smock had six aces for the Cornjerkers.
■ Judah Christian 2, Urbana Uni High 0. Emily Gewirtz’s 14 digs and Kylie Beaumont’s 15 assists helped the Tribe pulled out a 25-22, 25-23 road win. Natalie Dullerud racked up 14 digs for the Illineks.
■ Cissna Park 2, PBL 0. Addison Stoller’s nine kills and three blocks boosted the Timberwolves to a 25-17, 25-20 home victory. Anna Kaeb contributed 16 assists to the win. Sarah Watts and Kellyn Maynard led PBL with seven kills apiece.
■ Arcola 2, Bement 0. The Purple Riders pulled out a 25-22, 25-23 road win, overcoming Taylor Wegrich‘s seven kills and 11 digs for the Bulldogs.
■ Arthur Okaw Christian 2, Pana First Baptist Christian 0. Okaw Christian swept to a 25-18, 25-9 home win behind Abby Mast’s four kills, four digs and six assists.
■ Salt Fork 2, Chrisman 1. Britton Seaman’s 11 kills, four blocks and four service aces rallied the Storm to a 23-25, 26-24, 25-22 road victory. Allie Trosper had 34 assists for Salt Fork, and teammate Laken Waltz finished with 14 digs. Shelby Warner had four kills and four blocks for the Cardinals.
■ Oakwood 2, Westville 1. The Comets overcame a slow start to win 9-25, 25-7, 25-21 at home. Peyton Jones led Oakwood with nine kills and seven blocks. Makayla Gayler also had seven blocks for the Comets. Mariah Rolinitis had four digs and three kills for Westville.
■ St. Thomas More 2, Momence 0. Lexi Wallen belted nine service aces to go with nine kills, leading the visiting Sabers to a 25-17, 25-12 victory. Courtney Wax also had nine kills for STM.
■ Cerro Gordo 2, Atwood-Hammond 1. The visiting Broncos won 25-14, 23-25, 25-18 behind Molly Lawler’s 14 assists, 12 digs, three blocks and three service aces. Stephanie Shook added 12 digs for CG.
■ Heritage 2, Okaw Valley 0. Cedar Richardson had eight kills and Jen Lannon totaled 10 digs, leading the Hawks to a 25-13, 25-22 home win.
■ Clifton Central 2, Iroquois West 1. The host Raiders lost 20-25, 25-17, 25-21 despite eight kills, six digs and four blocks by Taylor Cultra.
■ Deer Creek-Mackinaw 2, LeRoy 0. Tori Swanson had five digs, two kills and 1.5 blocks for the Panthers in a 25-18, 25-5 road loss.
■ Clinton 2, Hartsburg-Emden 0. The visiting Maroons won 25-16, 25-21 behind Mally Hickman’s 12 assists, nine digs and four service aces. Teammate Taylor Filkin added four blocks and four aces.
■ Tri-County 2, Shiloh 0. Tri-County swept to a 25-14, 25-16 road win. Bethany McGinness had nine digs for Shiloh and teammate Andi Luth finished with eight.
■ Prairie Central 2, Mahomet-Seymour 1. Shania Scurlock’s double-double (29 assists, 12 digs) propelled the Hawks to a 25-23, 22-25, 25-16 home victory. Mason Moore had 27 assists for the Bulldogs and Sirena Woo contributed 13 digs.
■ Schlarman 2, Armstrong-Potomac 0. The Hilltoppers rolled to a 25-4, 25-16 home win behind a combined 17 kills by Janelle Marion and Laura Gross. Morgan Zindars led A-P with seven assists, seven digs and two blocks.
■ Eureka 2, Rantoul 1. The visiting Eagles lost 25-14, 22-25, 25-22 despite eight kills and 11 blocks by Hannah Cargo. Samantha Nigh added 14 digs and three service aces for Rantoul.
■ Watseka 2, St. Joseph-Ogden 1. Natalie Castonguay racked up 27 digs and Taylor Bauer had a double-double (18 kills, 17 digs), rallying the Warriors (17-0) to a 20-25, 27-25, 25-22 road win.
In boys’ soccer
■ Hoopeston Area 9, Schlarman 0. The visiting Cornjerkers improved to 10-1 behind Brennan Crose’s goal and two assists.
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 6, Fisher/GCMS 0. Bjoern Voll scored twice and Colton Bowser had a goal and an assist, lifting the Spartans to a home win.
■ Oakwood 3, Bismarck-Henning 1. Mitchell Day, Owen Bennett and Steven Mackiewicz scored for the Comets in a road win. Goalkeeper Landon Turner recorded seven saves for Oakwood.
■ Mahomet-Seymour 4, Judah Christian 3. The visiting Bulldogs overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit, with Robert Wolf scoring what proved to be the winning goal. Garrett Estes had two assists for M-S. Lewis Nisbet scored all three of the Tribe’s goals.
■ Danville 3, Mattoon 1. The Vikings won at home behind goals by Mike Maniquis, Jon Huff and Luis Rubio. Gracson Torres contributed two assists and Danville goalkeeper Cameron Griffin finished with six saves.
■ Urbana 3, Normal West 1. Gesi Muharremi’s hat trick and keeper Jack Parrott’s 10 saves propelled the Tigers at home. Saul Downie contributed two assists to the win.
■ Champaign Central 0, Normal Community 0. The Maroons played to a tie at home. Ryan Chalifoux and Gavin Schrader combined for the shutout for Central, each playing one half in goal.
■ Salt Fork/Westville 6, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 0. The Storm erupted for five second-half goals, including three by Noah Darr, in rolling to a home win. Darr also scored SF/W’s first-half goal and finished with two assists. Aaron Marx made four saves in goal for the shutout.
■ Blue Ridge 2, Bloomington Calvary Christian 1. The visiting Knights improved to 10-2-2 behind Dylan Grammer’s goal and assist.
■ St. Thomas More 8, Watseka 1. After falling behind, the Sabers scored eight unanswered goals — the first five by Kyler Jones — in a road victory. Matt Jones had four assists for STM.
In boys’ golf
■ At Normal. Blue Ridge had three scorers among the top 14 and finished second in the 15-team Heyworth Hornet Invitational at Weibring Golf Club. Devyn Roesch of fifth-place GCMS was the top area individual, placing fourth with a 77. Mason Potts (79) of Blue Ridge finished fifth and was supported by teammates Cory Jayne (tied for ninth at 84) and Justin Jamison (14th with an 87).
■ At Mahomet. Tyler Erhard and Brendan Black shared medalist honors with 42s, leading Judah Christian to a 190-198 victory against Schlarman at Lake of the Woods Golf Course. Dean Lambert (43) of the Hilltoppers finished third.
■ At Charleston. Led by medalist Eddie Durham (37), Tuscola had the top five scorers and rolled to a 170-205 win against Charleston at Charleston Country Club.
■ At Sheldon. Shane Irby, Jon Tarro and Dylan Reetz shared medalist honors with 43s, leading Cissna Park to a 176-196 win against Milford at Shewami Country Club. Ben Leitz (49) was Milford’s top scorer.
In girls’ golf
■ At Bloomington. LeRoy had three of the top four scorers and edged Tri-Valley 178-181 at The Links at Ireland Grove. Annie Crumbaugh of the Panthers was second with a 41, followed by teammates Kailyn Morrell (43) and Jess Wohlwend (44).
■ At Charleston. Annie Heinz shot a 50 to lead Tuscola to second place in a three-team meet at Charleston Country Club.
■ At Tuscola. Eric Ponder placed first and Chas Campbell finished fifth, leading Tuscola to the title of a four-team boys’ meet. Gage Knoll of Villa Grove was third, and Wyatt Avenatti of Chrisman finished fourth. Tuscola freshman Emma Henderson was the top finisher in the girls’ race, leading the Warriors to the title in a three-team field. Megan McKee of Chrisman placed third.
In girls’ tennis
■ Normal West 8, Urbana 1. Katie Carroll and Val Stafford combined for an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles for the Tigers in a road loss.