Monday's prep highlights: Chrisman, Watseka, PBL sweep in VB

Monday's prep highlights: Chrisman, Watseka, PBL sweep in VB

In volleyball

Chrisman 2, Heritage 0. Chrisman used a balanced offense in its 25-20, 25-14 sweep, getting seven kills from Elora Thomas, six from Abby Bush and five from Jordyn Lunger. Kodey Bush kept the Cardinals’ attack running with a match-high 17 assists. Heritage did put up a good block, with Adrien Wilson and Audrey Tate combining for nine blocks, but it wasn’t enough to slow Chrisman down.

Schlarman Academy 2, North Vermillion (Ind.) 0. Schlarman made quick work of its match, beating North Vermillion in straight sets with a pair of matching 25-4 scores. Laura Gross led the Hilltoppers with six kills five aces and three blocks, while Sierra Bell had 10 assists in the win.

Decatur Christian 2, Urbana Uni-High 0. Solid defense from Natalie Dullerud with 11 digs and six kills by Callie Bruce wasn’t enough for the Illineks in a 25-19, 27-25 home loss.

Watseka 2, Fisher 0. The Maddie Pfingsten to Taylor Bauer connection worked again for Watseka in the Warriors’ 25-15, 25-9 win. Pfingsten had a team-high 19 assists and did plenty of setting Bauer’s way for her 11 kills. Bauer also made it a double-double with a team-high nine digs.

Blue Ridge 2, Argenta-Oreana 0. Blue Ridge got solid defensive play from Taylor Bulita and Maddy Moak with 11 digs apiece, and Gabby Pearl led the Knights offensively with nine kills in their 25-23, 25-17 win. Gillian Jones led Argenta with seven kills.

Central A&M 2, Arcola 1. The Purple Riders got off to a great start but couldn’t maintain their momentum, leading to a 23-25, 25-12, 25-15 win for Central A&M. Kauryn Karmazinas chipped in 17 assists and five digs for Arcola, while Madie Budd chipped in 12 kills and six digs.

PBL 2, Armstrong-Potomac 0. The combination of Sarah Watts at the net and Eve Bahler at the service line helped the Panthers sweep the Trojans 25-7, 25-4. Bahler had seven aces to go with 15 assists and seven digs, while Watts had eight kills and seven digs. Makenzie Vinson led A-P with eight digs and two assists.

Meridian 2, Cerro Gordo 0. Having three players with at least three kills and eight aces wasn’t enough for Cerro Gordo, as Meridian won 27-25, 25-21. Ariel Campbell led the Broncos with five kills.

Decatur Lutheran 2, Judah Christian 0. Even a strong overall performance from Brooke Childers with seven digs, four aces and four kills wasn’t enough for The Tribe, as Decatur LSA won 25-10, 25-23.

GCMS 2, Clifton Central 0. The Falcons cruised in their 25-22, 25-20 sweep.

Buckley Christ Lutheran 2, Arthur Okaw Christian 1. The final two sets were tight, but Buckley Christ Lutheran rallied for the 20-25, 25-23, 28-26 victory.

In boys’ soccer

Judah Christian 2, Bloomington Central Catholic 0. Two first-half goals was all The Tribe needed to knock off Central Catholic. Max Berry scored off an assist from Sam Harris, and Michael Ibrahim scored unassisted, as Judah held on for the win.

St. Thomas More 0, Blue Ridge 0. Sabers’ freshman goalkeeper Jake Sellitt shut out a dangerous Blue Ridge team, but the Knights were equally as effective defensively in the tie.

A-L/A-H 7, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 0. Three different players scored for the Knights in their shutout win, but Jovany Martinez almost couldn’t be stopped. The junior forward scored three goals and assisted on two more, and senior midfielder Omar Martinez chipped in two goals and an assist of his own.

Iroquois West 4, Fisher 0. Fisher was able to keep Iroquois West in check in the first half, but couldn’t keep it up after halftime. Adan Varela had a hat trick in the second half, and Tony Alvarez also scored in the Raiders’ win.

In boys’ golf

At Monticello. The top two golfers for each team essentially canceled each other out, but a tie for fifth overall by Monticello’s Dave Vanderkloot and Noah Wright with matching 41s helped the Sages beat Champaign Central by two strokes at Monticello Golf Club. Monticello’s Zach Fisher earned medalist honors with a 1-over 37, and Central’s Ben Carnahan was a stroke behind in second.

At Gibson City. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley’s Devyn Roesch shot a 37 to not only earn medalist honors but also help lead the Falcons to a one-stroke victory against Dwight at Railside Golf Club.

At Onarga. Alec Small was the medalist with a 4-over 40, and two other scores in the low 40s led Iroquois West to a two-stroke win against Milford at Shagbark Golf & Country Club. Ty Clark was Milford’s top finisher with a 41.

At Oakland. Tri-County had three of the top four scores and beat Casey-Westfield by 11 strokes at Norton Knolls Golf Course. Hayden Kile led the Titans with a 7-over 41.

At Rantoul. Centennial’s Cam Hedge and Rantoul/PBL’s Keegan Brooks shared medalist honors with matching 37s at Brookhill Golf Course, but the Chargers won by 14 strokes.

At Danville. Bismarck-Henning’s David Warren kept adding to his haul of first-place finishes with a 36 to earn medalist honors at Harrison Park Golf Course. The Blue Devils won the three-team match with a team score of 155. Brandon Rowe shot Oakwood’s top score with a 40, and Tyler Strako had a 42 for Westville.

At Fairbury. Prairie Central’s Alex Duffy and Grant Bachtold shared medalist honors after shooting shot 5-over 41s, and the Hawks won the three-team match at Indian Creek Golf Course. Dylan Adair shot a 44 for second-place Ridgeview, and Trevor Hurt led Cissna Park with a 51. Tri-Point’s Kyle Robinson shot a 46, but the Chargers did not have a full team.

At Decatur. Judah Christian had five scores in the 40s, including a 43 from Brendan Black, but The Tribe finished second in a three-team match at Hickory Point Golf Course. Decatur Lutheran won with a team score of 169 on the strength of medalist Hunter York’s 39. Springfield Lutheran was third.

In girls’ golf

At Onarga. Iroquois West cruised to a 53-stroke victory against Milford at Shagbark Golf & Country Club behind Gwen Orr’s 45 and two other scores in the 40s. Milford’s Taylor Simpson shot a 50.

At Gibson City. Dwight didn’t bring a full team to Railside Golf Club, but that didn’t stop a strong performance from Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley with five golfers in the top six, including Emily Allen at medalist with a 51.

At Fairbury. Mahomet-Seymour came within three strokes of knocking off perennial power Normal U-High at Indian Creek Golf Course thanks to 45s from Emily Trolia and Maddie Birckbichler. Molly Lane shot a 56 to pace Prairie Central in third, while U-High won in the all-Corn Belt field behind Sara Lyman’s medalist 38.

At Charleston. Champaign Central freshman Mia Hayasaki shot a 42, but the Maroons couldn’t overcome Charleston’s strong top two golfers. The Maroons shot 207 as a team at Charleston Country Club, but Charleston won by 25 strokes thanks to defending Class 1A state champion Lauren Chappell’s 36.

In girls’ tennis

At Champaign. Centennial swept all six singles matches and won two of three in doubles to beat St. Thomas More 8-1 at the Atkins Tennis Center. The Chargers’ Lauren Neitzel dropped just one game in her 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles and teamed up with Madison Scaggs to win 8-0 at No. 1 doubles. St. Thomas More freshmen Kayley Schacht and Emma Blomberg won 8-2 at No. 3 doubles for the Sabers.

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