Boys Golf

Boys Golf

Illini commit wins regional title

MAHOMET — Mike Small watched Thomas Pieters, one of his former Illinois golfers, compete at the Ryder Cup representing Europe this past weekend.

The high-charged and intense atmosphere the Illinois men’s golf coach saw permeate Hazeltine National Golf Club in suburban Minneapolis was in stark contrast to what he witnessed a few days later.

HS Boys Golf: Class 1A Regional

Area boys compete in the Class 1A Boys' Golf Regional at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet Tuesday October 4, 2016.

Monday's highlights: Schlarman edges Danville in volleyball

In volleyball
■ Schlarman 2, Danville 1. The Hilltoppers (10-3) roared back from a one-set deficit to win at Danville, 21-25, 25-15, 25-23. Janie Gross slammed 12 kills, and Reagan Gifford had nine kills. Emily Christian distributed 24 assists. Danville’s Megan Burton had 11 kills.

N-G Top 10 golf rankings: Maroons take top spot

RANK, TEAM    PREV.    POSTSEASON START    COMMENT

1. Champaign Central    2    Class 2A Bloomington Regional    The area’s most balanced lineup leads all local teams in average score.

Saturday's highlights: Tuscola wins volleyball tournament

In volleyball

LOVC Tournament, Northwest Division

Area prep golf leaders: Week of Sept. 26

BOYS
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

Thursday's highlights: Cheek nets seven goals

In volleyball
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.

Wednesday's prep highlights: Hebert leads Watseka golf

In volleyball

■ 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

Athletes of the Week: Arcola's Miller, Centennial's Gonzalez

Clayton Miller
Arcola/ALAH 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.

Area golf storylines as postseason approaches

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.