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ST. THOMAS MORE BOYS’ GOLF
Led by individual co-medalists Michael Kehl and Chris Tate, the Sabers had four of the top eight scores and won team honors by 28 strokes in their final Sangamon Valley Conference meet. Kehl and Tate fired 75s. STM will move to the Okaw Conference in 2014-15.
TUSCOLA — It’s been less than a week since Andy Bott shot a 10-under-par 61 to win the Vermilion Valley Conference golf title. If he keeps up this pace, the Bismarck-Henning senior will need to make some more space in his trophy case.
On Tuesday, the reigning News-Gazette Golfer of the Year won the Class 1A Tuscola Regional with a 2-over 74 at Ironhorse.
■ Urbana Uni High 2, Cornerstone Christian Academy 1. Natalie Dullerud had 18 digs and three service aces for the Illineks in a 25-14, 21-25, 25-3 victory at Bloomington.
■ Watseka 2, St Anne 0. Led by Lexi Shoemaker’s six kills and two blocks, the Warriors improved to 27-0 with a 25-16, 25-19 home win.
■ LeRoy 20, Durand 0. Bryce Dooley and Lane Lindstrom combined for 199 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead the Panthers to a road win.
Dooley gained 100 yards on 20 carries and scored on a 50-yard punt return.
Lindstrom ran for 99 yards in 14 attempts and scored twice in the first quarter on runs of 4 and 12 yards.
In boys' golf
■ At Danville. After bogeying the second hole Thursday at Harrison Park Golf Course, Andy Bott knew he would need to plot a comeback.
“I really wanted to get back to even (par on the front nine),” the Bismarck-Henning senior said.
In boys’ soccer
■ Urbana 5, Centennial 0. Dann Musasa had two goals and Gesi Muharremi had one goal and three assists for the host Tigers, who also received goals from Saul Downie and David Anderson.
■ Danville 7, MacArthur 0. Dakota Gash had a goal and three assists and Gracson Torres had two goals and an assist for the host Vikings (8-4-3).
In girls’ swimming
■ At Champaign. Maddie Nelson won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events and also anchored Urbana Uni High’s winning 200 medley and 200 free relays as the Illineks won a four-team meet at Unit 4 Pool. Lauren Monahan (100 butterfly), Claire Dickerson (100 backstroke) and Claire Michael (100 breaststroke) also won individual events for Uni (478).
Area golf teams have less than a week to finish their preparations for the postseason. Boys’ regional tournaments start Tuesday. One day later, girls’ regionals will be held. In all cases, qualifiers move on to sectionals scheduled for Oct. 14. The state meets will be Oct. 18-19.