Monday's prep highlights: Blue Ridge volleyball defeats Fisher

Monday's prep highlights: Blue Ridge volleyball defeats Fisher

In volleyball

Bement 2, Sullivan 0. A tightly contested affair went to the Bulldogs (2-5), as the hosts garnered a 25-23, 26-24 win over the Redskins (0-2). Shelby Strack recorded five kills and 12 digs for Bement, while Tatum Auth added 14 assists and two digs.

Blue Ridge 2, Fisher 0. Hannah Brackenhoff racked up 19 digs to go with three aces as the visiting Knights (7-1) got back on the winning track against the Bunnies (0-6) via a 25-4, 25-15 result. Avery Fisher contributed 12 assists and seven digs for Blue Ridge, and Polly Reynolds posted four blocks and three kills. Shelbee Owens' three kills and nine digs were tops for Fisher.

Cerro Gordo 2, Tri-County 1. Both Sydney Walker and Anna Peter compiled seven kills as the Broncos (7-1) outlasted the host Titans (1-1) in Little Okaw Valley Conference action for their seventh straight success. Peter added six aces, four digs and two blocks to her statline, while Walker produced five digs as well. Ella Mann posted 16 assists, three digs and three blocks in the win. Julia Robertson's six kills and four digs paced Tri-County, and she was backed by five kills and seven aces from Grace Burnside.

Heritage 2, Paris 1. Gracyn Allen collected 12 kills and eight digs as the Hawks (6-1) blitzed the visitors for their sixth consecutive victory. Aliya Holloman starred for Heritage as well with nine kills, five digs and four blocks, while Olivia Sorensen teed up 28 assists.

LeRoy 2, Cornerstone Christian 0. Molly White's eight kills paced the attack as the Panthers (1-2) found the win column for the first time this season in a 25-10, 25-6 home triumph. Other key contributors were Morgan Shreves with four digs and four aces, as well as Megan Claunch and Lexi Kilmartin posted eight and seven assists, respectively.

St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Urbana 0. Emily Bigger's 13 assists, four aces and two digs aided the Spartans (3-0) in a 25-15, 25-15 success against the visiting Tigers (0-2). Payton Vallee was tops in attacking with five kills for SJ-O. Kynzee Boastick (five assists, two kills) and Raevyn Russell (four kills, three blocks) led Urbana.

Salt Fork 2, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 0. The visiting Storm (1-1) took down the Blue Devils (0-3) by a 25-18, 25-19 score in Vermilion Valley Conference play. Alli Farnsworth filled the stat sheet for BHRA with two kills, three digs, four blocks and two aces, while Emma Clapp posted eight digs.

Villa Grove 2, Arcola 0. After a close opening set, the Blue Devils (3-3) ran away from the host Purple Riders (1-1) by a 26-24, 25-12 margin. Reagan Cheely's 12 assists and three aces keyed Villa Grove, as did Kyleigh Block's 11 kills and Madie Burwell's 12 digs.

In boys' soccer

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 5, Covington (Ind.) 4. A soccer shootout ensued in Indiana, and the Blue Devils (3-0) came away victorious thanks to a massive performance from Drew Reifsteck. The youngster netted four goals, with two of them assisted by Cameron Douglass. Keanu King potted the other goal for BHRA, which outscored Covington 3-2 in the first half to inch ahead.

Danville First Baptist 2, Meridian 2. First Baptist couldn't hang on to a first-half advantage and settled for a draw at home. Colin Merritt scored in the opening frame for the host school, and Joel Menez added a second-half tally. Menez also assisted on the opening strike, while Cade Cummins helped with the other.

Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 4, Judah Christian 0. The host Bunnies (6-0) extended their season-opening shutout streak to six as they stifled the Tribe (1-3). Tyler Ricks tallied twice, and Caleb Bleich and Evan Hazzard also scored for Fisher, which received nine saves from Ethan Kasper.

St. Joseph-Ogden 6, Schlarman 0. The visiting Spartans (2-3) split their goals evenly between the two halves to roar past the Hilltoppers (0-2). Luke Cohen netted at hat trick, while Jacob Shaw, Tyler Sullivan and Logan Ingram found the back of the net once apiece and Jordan Kelly added two assists. Joel Branson was credited with the shutout.

St. Teresa 9, Monticello 1. The Sages (1-3) received a goal from Andrew Ellison but otherwise were shut down at home.

Unity 3, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 0. Alex Stahl assisted on all three markers to lift the visiting Rockets (3-1) past Knights (1-2-1). Unity's goals were tallied by Peter Manrique, Andrew Miller and Evan Bachert. Nate Reitmeier tabbed four saves and the shutout.

In girls' golf

At Charleston. The 1-2 punch of Alaina Bowie and Maeve Kirby proved potent once again for St. Thomas More, as the Sabers knocked off Charleston 169-194 at Charleston Country Club. Bowie earned medalist honors with a 38, and Kirby placed second at 42. They were supported by Sammy Miller's 44.

At Farmer City. Neither Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley nor Blue Ridge could find a way past Pontiac at Woodlawn Country Club, as the Falcons posted a 209 team score and the Knights collected a 254 in comparison to the Indians' 183. Megan Moody's 46 for GCMS paced all local competitors and was the fourth-best score. Macy Baird's 53 keyed Blue Ridge's effort.

In girls' tennis

At Gibson City. St. Thomas More soared to a 9-0 shutout of Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, as five Sabers picked up two wins on the night. Noelle Schacht (No. 1 singles and doubles), Ashley Mills (No. 2 singles, No. 1 doubles), Regina Schmitt (No. 3 singles, No. 2 doubles), Makayla Horn (No. 4 singles, No. 2 doubles) and Maggie Vavrik (No. 5 singles, No. 3 doubles) each landed in that quintet. The Falcons' Jessica Mueller kept things closest, falling 8-6 at No. 3 singles.

At Urbana. Centennial swept Mahomet-Seymour 9-0 in a match at Atkins Tennis Center behind five double-victors. The most successful Chargers were Gurveena Singh (No. 1 singles, No. 2 doubles), Angela Xu (No. 2 singles and doubles), Cayla Risinger (No. 3 singles, No. 1 doubles), Justice Hardin (No. 4 singles, No. 1 doubles) and Aviv Sagiv (No. 5 singles, No. 3 doubles). The Bulldogs' Britta Slupski took Centennial's Aastha Patel to three sets at No. 6 singles before falling 6-4, 4-6, 12-10.