Monday's highlights: Malone sets record
In boys' soccer
Champaign Central 2, Centennial 2. When Mick Galeski promoted sophomore Tim Ham to the Champaign Central varsity last week, the Maroons coached hoped for the best.
That's exactly what he's getting from the Maroons forward.
"He's playing really well," Galeski said after host Central and crosstown rival Centennial fought to a draw. "I thought he was our best player in the second half."
Ham, who scored a goal in his varsity debut against Charleston on Sept. 28, found the back of the net again to erase a 2-1 deficit against the Chargers.
"We threw him into the fire tonight," Galeski said. "He's here to stay."
Central (8-3-2) opened the scoring when senior midfielder Julio Zarco connected from 50 yards.
Trailing 1-0 at halftime, Centennial (7-5-5) tied the score when senior Pete Mehnert converted Lonnie Barns' header feed. Shortly thereafter, the Chargers took their first lead when senior Brent Luth scored on Mehnert's corner kick.
"The second half, Central did not match Centennial's intensity," Galeski said. "But we showed good fight to come back."
Ham capped that comeback with about 15 minutes left, but from that point neither team could dent the other's net.
Centennial finished with 10 shots on goal, while Central had eight.
Monticello 0, St. Teresa 0. Josh Schumacher had two saves for the host Sages (12-3-1).
Grant Park 5, Watseka 1. Josh Douglas scored Watseka's lone goal on a penalty kick in a home loss. Goalkeeper Ben Galderio had 13 saves for the Warriors on Senior Night.
Blue Ridge 7, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 0. J.J. Malone scored five times to break the area goals record for a single season with 55, leading Blue Ridge to a road victory. Nick Builta had three assists for the Knights. Goalkeeper Chaz Roach had 24 saves in the host Buffaloes' loss.
Schlarman 7, Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac 0. Hilltoppers coach Ed Barney reached 150 victories for his career as Brock Drews scored the first three goals and four overall. Barney improved to 150-48-18.
At LOVC tournament. Top-seeded Tri-County defeated Arcola 25-18, 25-20 despite 15 digs and five kills by Taylor Edwards for the ninth-seeded Purple Riders in pool play at Oakland.
— Arcola rebounded to capture a 25-23, 25-18 victory against eighth-seeded Okaw Valley behind Cara Edwards' 16 digs and five kills at Oakland. Edwards added seven kills and seven digs.
— Stephanie Shook had five aces and five digs for fifth-seeded Cerro Gordo in a 25-6, 25-8 victory against 12th-seeded Villa Grove at Atwood. Sophie Ozier added six aces and three kills for the Broncos (8-9). Alix Ezell and Amanda McCollom had 10 digs apiece for the Blue Devils.
— Reilly Ferrell had 22 assists and Elaine Davis 11 kills for fourth-seeded Atwood-Hammond in a 25-14, 25-22 victory against visiting Villa Grove. Becky Bishop totaled 15 digs for the Blue Devils.
— Atwood-Hammond swept visiting Cerro Gordo 25-13, 25-23 behind Chantell Bonham's nine kills, Kaitie Wildman's 15 digs and Paige Delong's five blocks. Morgan Neisslie had three aces and 15 digs for the Broncos.
— Hannah Davis had five kills and four digs for third-seeded Arthur in a 25-7, 25-14 home victory against 11th-seeded Lovington.
— Host Arthur defeated sixth-seeded Martinsville 25-20, 25-19 behind Sherelle Coller's 12 assists and six digs.
— Cedar Richardson had nine kills for second-seeded Heritage in a 25-17, 25-17 victory against seventh-seeded Bement at Broadlands. Anna Hendrix led Bement with five kills and six digs.
— Heritage handled 10th-seeded Shiloh 25-19 and 25-15 at Broadlands behind Taylor Wienke's six aces and Stephanie Sanderson's 12 digs.
At Decatur. Tina Aguirre had five kills and four service aces for Rantoul in a 25-7, 25-13 victory against Eisenhower.
At Urbana. Emma Hoyer's eight kills and Jo Ellen Machesky's nine digs lifted Urbana University High to a 25-20, 25-17 victory against Cornerstone Christian Academy of Bloomington.
At Danville. Morgan King had seven kills and seven digs to boost Danville to a 25-21, 25-22 victory against Schlarman.
At Mattoon. Hannah Gaylord's seven kills and five digs led St. Joseph-Ogden past the host Green Wave 25-15, 25-18.
At Paxton. Despite 27 digs by Aubrey Pettenger, Fisher lost to PBL 25-21, 28-26.
At Watseka. The host Warriors (23-2) defeated St. Anne 25-7, 25-18 behind Jessica Allhands' eight kills and eight service aces. Kat Grimes contributed 20 assists to the win.
At Seeger, Ind. Bailey Bryant's 11 kills and six blocks lifted Bismarck-Henning to a 25-7, 25-12, 15-14 victory against Seeger. Morgan Gerbsch had 16 digs for the Blue Devils (14-1).
At Colfax. Brigette Tracy had 12 digs for Ridgeview in a 25-23, 25-4 loss to Deer Creek-Mackinaw.
At Gilman. Haley Pence had six kills for Iroquois West in a 25-19, 25-15 loss to Tri-Valley.
At Marshall. Daniele Hoult's six kills, six digs and three aces weren't enough to prevent Chrisman from falling to Marshall 25-8, 24-26, 25-15.
In boys' golf
At Farmer City. Medalist Dylan Weidner shot a 39, leading Blue Ridge to a 166-177 victory against Heyworth at Woodlawn Golf Course. Austin Maxwell of the Knights placed second with a 41.
In girls' golf
At Lincoln. Mahomet-Seymour shot a season-best score to defeat Lincoln 163-209 and improve to 13-2. The Bulldogs were led by medalist Randal Bernthal (39) and runner-up Danielle Ellis (40).
In girls' tennis
At Urbana. St. Thomas More won all six singles matches en route to a 7-2 victory against GCMS at Atkins Tennis Center. Madie Baillon, at No. 1 singles, and Alyssa Vodacek, at No. 4 singles, each won 6-0, 6-0.
At Champaign. Allison Hansen rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles, leading host Centennial to a 6-0 victory against Decatur MacArthur. The match was limited to four singles and two doubles because the Generals were short-handed.