Boys Golf

Boys Golf

Staying the course: Prep golf sectional preview

Local high school golfers will attempt to qualify for their respective IHSA state tournaments today via sectional action. Here's a closer look at who to watch for before the top three teams and top 10 individuals not on an advancing team move ahead to state:

Area golf leaders: Oct. 8, 2018

BOYS

Name, School Rnds Ave.

C. Ellis, Sullivan 18 35.7

Pinter, Westville 16 36.4

Richardson, Tri-County 17 37.7

McCoy, Central 28 37.8

Nelson, University High 22 37.8

Birky, GCMS 16 37.9

Kilcullen, Prairie Central 12 38.6

L. Rogers, Bement 13 39.4

Vanwinkle, Rantoul/PBL 19 39.9

Hunt delivers for GCMS; Nelson wins individual title

DANVILLE — Guy Percy isn't sure Matt Hunt ever once took his hands off the regional trophy.

Stringer, McCoy near the top at Rantoul Regional

RANTOUL — Mike Osterbur doesn't want to see "superheroes" on his golf course.

The Champaign Central boys' golf coach has spent the past several weeks driving that message home with his golfers, preaching for them to avoid trying to do what they can't and instead focus on playing inside their capabilities.

HS Golf: 2A Boys' Golf Regional

 Area golfers compete in the Class 2A boys' golf regional at Willow Pond Golf Course in Rantoul on Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018.

Monday's prep highlights: Bunnies soccer sets mark

In volleyball

LOVC Northwest Tournament

Okaw Valley 2, Arcola 0.

Hallee Gauna racked up four kills and five blocks, but the Purple Riders (6-18) suffered a consolation-championship match loss. Olivia Key added six kills for Arcola.

Nontournament

Cissna Park 2, Milford 1.

Near-miss motivates Uni High's Nelson to reach state

CHAMPAIGN — DJ Nelson is full of lessons learned from his time playing high school golf. One sticks out, especially when comparing his freshman and sophomore seasons with his junior one.

"The highs and lows are going to happen."

On the positive end of the spectrum for the Uni High senior: qualifying for state in each of his first two prep campaigns.

Area golf leaders: Oct. 1, 2018

BOYS

Name, School    Rnds    Ave.

C. Ellis, Sullivan    18    35.7

Pinter, Westville    12    36.5

McCoy, Central    20    37.5

Richardson, Tri-County    17    37.7

Saturday's prep highlights: Knights, Broncos to meet in NW final

In football 

Red Hill 56, Blue Ridge 6. The Knights (1-5) threw for a touchdown in the first quarter but didn’t score again after a failed two-point conversion on the drive, giving way to 40 unanswered points for Red Hill.

In volleyball 

Top of the Morning, Sept. 29, 2018

Former Urbana High great FRANK (BILL) RICHART was honored posthumously at halftime of Friday night's football game.

In Ann Arbor, Mich., 95-year-old BETTY RICHART celebrated as if she was part of the McKinley Field ceremony.