Boys Golf

Boys Golf

Sullivan Redskins' 'worst round' still good for victory

DANVILLE — The number read the same. Exactly the same.

Sullivan boys' golf compiled a 339 team total at Monday's Class 1A Schlarman Sectional. It also was their result in last season's sectional tournament.

In 2017, it meant the Redskins were 12 shots short of advancing to state.

In 2018, it meant they were champions.

Justin McCoy returns to state

LINCOLN — It's not going to be the same for Justin McCoy.

He won't be attending state surrounded by his Champaign Central boys' golf cohorts.

Instead, the Maroons can watch their junior teammate from the gallery, as McCoy advanced through Monday's Class 2A Lincoln Sectional with a 2-over 73, good for a share of second place at Lincoln Elks Club.

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


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

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.

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.

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.


Cissna Park 2, Milford 1.

Area golf leaders: Oct. 1, 2018


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

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.