Name, School Rds Avg.
Chopra, University High 12 35.1
C. Miller, Arcola 14 35.3
Ellis, Sullivan 14 37.1
Kafer, Prairie Central 9 38.2
■ Unity 2, Rantoul 0. Lauren Wendling delivered seven digs, Megan Foster smashed six kills and Abby Maxwell came up with 18 assists for the Rockets in a 25-19, 25-11 sweep. Bree Davis and Emily Schluter both had three kills for the Eagles.
■ Tri-Valley 2, LeRoy 0. Senior Hallie Sammer had 10 assists for LeRoy (4-8), which dropped a 25-18, 25-17 decision in Downs. Tri-Valley is 20-1. Alicia Claunch had six kills and LeRoy teammate Maddi Qualls had six digs.
In boys’ golf
Why he was chosen: The senior guided the Purple Riders to the Little Okaw Valley Conference tournament title by earning runner-up honors with a 76. He also carded rounds of 36 and 31 in two different meet wins for Arcola/ALAH.
Sabers up for challenge
CHAMPAIGN — St. Thomas More girls’ golf coach Pat Hettermann doesn’t have any problem motivating her athletes.
Instead, she actually has to force almost her entire team to leave the course when they finish practice at 5:30 p.m., when they’d rather stay out on the golf course.
■ Bloomington 2, Central 1. Maranda Day had 12 digs, Rachel Hurt smashed seven kills and Taya Westfield and Rylee Hinton each had two blocks for the Maroons in their 25-12, 19-25, 25-19 road loss.
■ Danville 2, Urbana 1. Hannah Davenport and Jaida Barbee each had five kills for the host Tigers in a 23-25, 25-16, 25-21 loss.
■ Blue Ridge 2, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 0. Jessica Gilbert had 22 assists as Blue Ridge posted a 25-12, 25-10 win in Gibson City. Maddy Hopkins landed nine kills for the Knights and Hannah Brackenhoff had nine digs. GCMS’ Jessalyn Davis had nine digs.
What area football teams might contend for a state title in two months? What Week 6 games are the ones to watch? Who is standing out in volleyball, boys' soccer, girls' swimming and the other fall sports? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is chatting at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, so pepper him with questions about the local high school sports scene.
URBANA — The hallways constantly buzz with soft chatter at Urbana Uni High, whether class is going on or not. Students sit at tables outside of classrooms with textbooks flipped open, discussing history or biology or geometry or gossip of the day.