Teams of the Week: Salt Fork football in spotlight

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SALT FORK FOOTBALL

The state-ranked Storm (4-0) survived in a game where it didn't complete a pass and managed five first downs, thanks to an interception return (by Colton Fauver), a Seth McLain scoring run and Austin Ringis' game-winning 28-yard field goal in the final 90 seconds that completed a 16-14 comeback triumph against Milford/Cissna Park. The homecoming game was the first night contest at Jamaica High School since 2009.

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CLINTON VOLLEYBALL

The Maroons (16-4) swept all five opponents en route to team honors in Paxton-Buckley-Loda's invitational. All-tourney pick Morgan Hickman had 92 assists. Taylor Filken (42 kills) led the offense, and Mariah Monkman was the defensive catalyst. Bailey Walker was also on the all-tourney team. The title-match win against St. Joseph-Ogden marked the first win in coach Tracey Huls Mathis' career against her alma mater.

 

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JUDAH CHRISTIAN BOYS' SOCCER

The Tribe (6-4) dealt St. Joseph-Ogden its first loss, 1-0, thanks to a second-half goal from senior Alec Henderson and then followed up with a 1-0 triumph against Meridian, also on a Henderson goal. The team's third consecutive 1-0 win was Monday and was also courtesy of a Henderson goal. All 10 of the team's matches have ended in shutouts. Coach Bo Wilson's team has won five of its last seven matches.

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URBANA FOOTBALL

Urbana senior Cameron Mammen continues to be the catalyst for the Tigers (3-1). At halftime of Friday's 74-26 win against Springfield Lanphier, he had accounted for all eight of the team's touchdowns (four rushing, four passing), which meant he'd had a hand in 16 of Urbana's last 17 TDs (nine rushing, seven passing). In the previous 16 years, Urbana had not scored more than the 62 points it put up in a 49-point win against Danville in 2001.

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MONTICELLO GIRLS' CROSS-COUNTRY

The state-ranked Sages (second in Class 1A) won a dual meet against St. Joseph-Ogden, led by winner Hannah Houska, and two days later placed second in Tuscola's 20-school invitational. Houska and teammates Maggie Utgaard, Madison Tutich and Emily Foley were top-10 placers and ran the 3 miles within eight seconds of one another. Audrey Duncan's 17th-place finish enabled the all-underclassman unit to fare well.

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