Tuesday's prep highlights: SJ-O, STM volleyball stay unbeaten

Tuesday's prep highlights: SJ-O, STM volleyball stay unbeaten

In volleyball

Argenta-Oreana 2, Central A&M 0. Camilyn Newbanks accounted for 18 of the Bombers' 20 assists, helping Argenta-Oreana (5-2) to a 25-13, 25-21 victory at home.

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 2, Chrisman 0. Taylor Powell's team-high 12 kills and eight digs helped the Knights (1-1) to their first victory of the year, winning 25-12, 25-21 over the visiting Cardinals (1-2). Marissa Herschberger racked up 20 assists for ALAH. Chrisman's Samantha Harper tallied three kills and three digs.

Arthur Okaw Christian 2, Sangamon Valley/Tri-City 0. The Conquering Riders (1-0) fended off the visiting Storms in a tight matchup, winning 26-24, 25-20 to open their season.

Blue Ridge 2, Hoopeston Area 0. Avery Fisher's 17 assists and seven digs helped the Knights (8-1) continue their strong season with a 25-9, 25-19 victory over the Cornjerkers (2-4). Meah Carter had seven kills and three aces, while Hannah Brackenhoff added 12 digs for Blue Ridge.

Danville 2, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 0. The Vikings (1-0) cruised past the Blue Devils (0-4) in their season opener, getting nine kills from Kelsey Wendall and 20 assists from Audri Hyde to win 25-16, 25-17 on the road.

El Paso-Gridley 2, Clinton 0. Twelve digs from Sydnee Underwood and 11 assists from Delaney Woodbury couldn't keep the Maroons (0-1) from suffering a 14-25, 20-25 setback in their season opener.

Monticello 2, Meridian 0. Paige Vogelzang's five kills and nine digs, coupled with five kills from Amanda Butler, lifted the Sages (2-1) past the visiting Hawks (1-2).

Oakwood 2, Heritage 1. Katelyn Young compiled 24 kills and 11 assists, Mackenzie Doan distributed 28 assists and Oakwood (7-1) held on for a 25-20, 19-25, 25-19 road win. A massive output from Aliya Holloman (19 kills, seven digs, four aces) wasn't enough for the host Hawks (6-2).

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 2, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 0. A four-kill, four-ace performance from Lexi Johnson and 12 assists from Abbie Schmidt helped the Panthers (5-1) to a swift 25-11, 25-11 victory over the Falcons (0-3). Addison Oyer added four kills and two blocks for PBL, while Madi Eberle's 12 digs paced the GCMS.

Prairie Central 2, Lexington 0. The Hawks (6-2) pulled off a close 25-21, 25-22 victory over the visiting Minutemen. Amber Graf's 11 digs and Merryn Krenz's 14 assists were tops for Prairie Central.

St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Cissna Park 0. The Spartans (4-0) pulled out a tightly-contested second set and stayed unbeaten with 25-15, 25-21 victory over the Timberwolves (4-2). Emory Ericksen recorded seven kills and one block, while Emily Bigger added 11 assists. Erica Walder's four kills led Cissna Park.

St. Thomas More 2, Centennial 0. The Sabers (3-0) got 19 assists from Caroline Kerr and eight kills from Kayla Brandon and posted a 25-21, 26-24 victory over the Chargers (1-2).

Salt Fork 2, Judah Christian 1. The Storm (2-1) dropped the middle set but ultimately topped the Tribe (4-4) with a 25-22, 18-25, 25-23 victory at home.

Seeger (Ind.) 3, Armstrong-Potomac 2. The Trojans (2-4) roared back from a two-set deficit, getting 23 kills and 21 digs from Sarah Porter, before falling in a decisive fifth set 15-25, 9-25, 25-20, 25-23, 12-15.

Tri County 2, Casey-Westfield 0. Julia Robertson (five kills, eight digs) and Grace Burnside (five kills, seven digs) were the arsenal for the Titans (2-1) in a 25-15, 25-10 victory over visiting Casey-Westfield.

Tuscola 2, Villa Grove 0. The host Blue Devils (3-4) put on a good show on their home court, but the Warriors (3-0) proved best with a 28-26, 25-23 road victory. Maddie Green tallied 22 assists for Tuscola, while Karli Dean supplied 12 kills. Kyleigh Block had eight kills and nine assists for Villa Grove.

Unity 2, Mahomet-Seymour 1. After dropping the first set, the Rockets (3-0) powered on to win 21-25, 25-23, 25-18 over the Bulldogs (1-3), getting 10 kills from Emma Bleecher and eight digs from Haley Glanzer.

In boys' soccer

Blue Ridge 9, Olympia 1. Brendan Flannell netted four unassisted goals to lead the Knights (2-4-1) to a dominant victory over the Spartans at home. Victor Reynolds added two more goals and assisted on one from Jacy Dean, who scored the other three for Blue Ridge.

Grant Park 2, Watseka 0. Despite 12 shots on goal and goalkeeper Andrew Heuring's 11 saves, the Warriors (0-4) were shut out at home.

Judah Christian 8, Schlarman 0. Six different scorers, including a two-goal effort from Nathan Kereri, helped the Tribe (2-3) shut out the Hilltoppers (0-3). Caleb Aldridge added three assists.

Unity 7, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Westville 0. The Rockets (4-1) got scores from seven different players, including a goal and two assists from Evan Bachert, to top the Buffaloes (0-2-1).

Urbana 5, Rantoul 0. The Tigers (1-0) opened their season with a shutout against the visiting Eagles (0-2-1).

In boys' golf

At Arcola. Though Arcola fielded just three golfers and was unable to post a team score, Dallas Sisk shot 40 and earned medalist honors for the Purple Riders at the Kaskaskia Country Club. Tri-County (185) beat out Casey-Westfield (191) for the win, with Logan Richardson's runner-up 42.

At Danville. A stunning 38 from Westville's Nick Pinter helped the Tigers to their first win of the season, knocking off the Storm 202-210 at Harrison Park Golf Course. Brody Althaus' next-best 48 led Salt Fork.

At Mahomet. Connor Birky's 41 helped the Falcons survive the heat, which forced a late start, and push past the Bulldogs 176-182. Alex Strube shot 42 and took second overall for the Bulldogs.

At Sheldon. The triangular battle came down to MIlford edging Watseka 173-178 at Shewami Country Club, with James Birch's 39 leading the Bearcats and Lukas Ball's 42 guiding the Warriors. Dwight took third at 194 as a team.

In girls' golf

At El Paso. Macy Baird's 59 proved the best result for third-place Blue Ridge in a triangular loss, as the Knights carded a 250 team score to finish behind winner Eureka (179) and El Paso-Gridley (201) at El Paso Golf Course.

At Savoy. Mackenzie McCoy's 41 was one stroke short of the best overall score, but Alaea Francis (43) and Ryan Sholem (48) positioned Champaign Central for top honors with a team 181, beating out Mattoon (200), Centennial (212 and Decatur Eisenhower (262) in a quad meet at the University of Illinois Blue Course. Claire Sherrick's 48 paced the third-place Chargers.

At Saybrook. Sidney Hood and Grace Hansens each carded 52 to lead Fisher, which compiled a 229 team score, in a triangular with Tri-Valley and LeRoy at Indian Springs Golf Course. Lynsee Clow's 62 was the top score for the Panthers, who carded a 261. Tri-Valley won the meet with a 195.

At Sheldon. Natalie Schroeder claimed medalist honors with a 47, while Holly Wingren's 51 also factored into Watseka's 225-240 victory over Milford. Baelee Luce carded 55 to lead the Bearcats.

In girls' tennis

At Central. Olivia Gunn, Ally Bergh, Erin Durakan and Chikako Barnes were all singles winners for Champaign Central in a 6-3 home victory over Bloomington. The same four also teamed together (Gunn/Bergh, Durukan/Barnes) for a pair of doubles wins on the afternoon.

In girls' swimming

At Centennial. A pair of race wins for Lizzie Gile (50-yard freestyle, 500 free) and Lauren Feddersen (100 butterfly, 100 backstroke) helped Centennial to a 105-76 win at its home pool over Urbana. Megan Bernacchi (100 breaststroke) and Pranali Vani (200 IM) also each gave the Chargers first-place finishes, while Alyssa Pankau (100 free) and Rachel Gatewood (200 free) won two races for the Tigers.JORDAN J. WILSON