Thursday's prep highlights: Maroons, Chargers sweep in volleyball
Champaign Central 2, Eisenhower 0. Lexi Schweighart’s seven kills lifted the Maroons to a 25-4, 25-13 win at Decatur.
Centennial 2, MacArthur 0. Allie Shannon and Lauren Cloyd combined for nine kills for the Chargers in a 25-7, 25-8 road win.
DeLand-Weldon 2, Urbana University High 0. Emma Hoyer recorded eight kills and eight digs for the host Illineks in a 25-13, 25-14 loss. Abbi Frings also had eight digs for Uni High. Rowan Crozier led D-W with 14 kills, and Alexis Dick contributed 10 digs.
Fieldcrest 2, Fisher 0. Alyssa Chapman racked up 12 blocks for the Bunnies in a 25-15, 25-18 home loss.
Watseka 2, Clifton Central 0. Taylor Bauer and Hayley Gray combined for 15 kills for Watseka in a 25-19, 25-21 home win. Bauer also had three service aces as the Warriors improved to 16-2.
Heyworth 2, GCMS 0. The visiting Falcons lost 25-15, 25-14 despite 11 digs by Allyson Barnes.
Salt Fork 2, Oakwood 0. The Storm defeated visiting Oakwood 25-20, 25-21 behind nine kills apiece by Emilie McFadden and Britton Seaman.
Cissna Park 2, Momence 0. Hillary Hines had seven kills and five blocks to lead Cissna Park to a 25-12, 25-23 road win.
Tri-Valley 2, Blue Ridge 0. Chandler Morrow had 13 digs for the Knights in a 25-15, 25-12 home loss.
Atwood-Hammond 2, Villa Grove 0. Sarah Galbreath had three service aces and fives digs for the Blue Devils in a 25-13, 25-12 road loss.
El Paso-Gridley 2, Ridgeview 0. Taylor Hastings had 10 digs and three kills for the Mustangs in a 25-15, 25-16 home defeat.
Bement 2, Shiloh 0. The host Bulldogs won 25-20, 25-22 behind Sabrina Hinton’s seven blocks, six kills and six digs. Maddie Mann contributed 14 digs to the victory. Lexie Minott had three kills, seven digs and two service aces for Shiloh.
BCC 2, Prairie Central 0. Visiting Bloomington Central Catholic defeated the Hawks 25-10, 25-9 behind seven kills, 10 digs and six service aces by senior Danielle Davis, who has orally committed to Illinois as a walk-on. Katie Kupferschmid had seven digs for PC.
Monticello 2, Warrensburg-Latham 0. Allie Hislope had five kills in six swings as well as five blocks, leading the visiting Sages to a 25-18, 25-11 win.
Rantoul 2, Pontiac 0. The host Eagles evened their Corn Belt record at 3-3 with a 25-18, 25-18 victory. Hannah Wascher had six kills and six blocks for Rantoul.
Bismarck-Henning 2, A-P 0. Jessica Hall had seven kills and Morgan Gerbsch racked up 12 digs for B-H in a 25-16, 25-13 road victory against Armstrong-Potomac. Rachel Miles totaled 10 digs, two blocks and four kills for A-P.
Arthur-Lovington 2, Cerro Gordo 0. Karly Goodman’s seven kills propelled A-L to a 25-22, 25-19 road win.
Central A&M 2, Sullivan 0. Taylor Wallis had seven digs and 11 assists for the Redskins in a 25-13, 25-18 road loss.
Meridian 2, Argenta-Oreana 1. The visiting Bombers lost 25-20, 22-25, 25-19 despite receiving nine kills, six blocks and two service aces from Alexa Jones.
Mahomet-Seymour 2, Eureka 1. Elise Dahlke’s 13 kills and Hannah Charter’s 19 digs boosted the Bulldogs to a 25-18, 23-25, 27-25 home win.
Tri-County 2, Heritage 0. Lizzy Barnard had seven service aces for Tri-County (17-2) in a 25-11, 25-7 victory at Kansas.
Clinton 2, Tuscola 0. The visiting Maroons won 25-21, 25-10 behind Morgan Hickman’s six kills, 12 assists and eight digs.
St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Iroquois West 0. Sydney Stone had 14 assists for the Spartans in a 25-13, 25-16 home win.
Delavan 2, LeRoy 1. The visiting Panthers lost 18-25, 25-21, 25-22 despite seven service aces and 22 digs from AshLynn Cowles.
Arcola 2, Martinsville 1. Taylor Edwards had eight kills and 19 digs for Arcola in a 18-25, 25-17, 25-21 home win.
In boys’ soccer
Monticello 2, Unity 0. After a scoreless first half, Josh Schumacher and Matt Menacher produced unassisted goals to lift the Sages to victory in the Okaw Soccer Invite at Decatur. Goalkeeper Isaac Schumacher had eight saves for Monticello (7-4), which advanced to the title match against Warrensburg-Latham.
Hoopeston Area/B-H 8, G-RF 0. Brennan Crose scored twice and assisted on two goals for the Cornjerkers in a home win. Hoopeston Area/Bismarck-Henning led 6-0 at halftime.
Oakwood 1, Schlarman 0. Cole Burris scored a first-half goal on an assist from Liam White, and the Comets made the lead stand up in a win at Danville. Oakwood goalkeeper Landon Turner had three saves, while Chris Kuchefski of the Hilltoppers turned away 12 shots on goal.
St. Thomas More 3, Salt Fork 0. Dan Shin scored one goal and assisted on another for the Sabers in a home win. Goalkeeper Danny Vetter earned his 12th shutout for STM (13-2).
Urbana University High 5, Judah Christian 0. Tarik Koric and Paul Seeley each scored twice for the Illineks in a home win.
Centennial 0, Mahomet-Seymour 0. Chargers goalkeeper Andy Drackley had eight saves and Bulldogs counterpart A.J. Ellis stopped three shots on goal in a scoreless tie at Champaign. The shutout was Drackley’s sixth of the season.
Fisher/GCMS 3, Iroquois West 1. Andrew Young had two goals and goalkeeper Darren Eckerty produced 10 saves for the Bunnies in a road win.
Blue Ridge 5, Watseka 0. A hat trick by Travys Nichols propelled Blue Ridge to a home win. Goalkeeper Blaene Zeigler made four saves to shut out the Warriors.
In boys’ golf
At Hoopeston. Hoopeston Area’s Tristan Trosper shot a 44 to win medalist honors in a three-team meet at Hubbard Trail Country Club. Team champion GCMS had the next four low scorers, led by Wyatt Brownlee (47).
At LeRoy. Tyler Walsh shot a 44 and Austin Matlock carded a 45 to lead runner-up LeRoy in a three-team meet at LeRoy Country Club.
In girls’ golf
At Hoopeston. Katie Spangler of team champion GCMS shot a 52 to win by 4 strokes over Hoopeston Area’s Holly Morgensen in a two-school meet at Hubbard Trail Country Club. The Cornjerkers did not have enough entrants to qualify for a team score.
At Fairbury. Emily Heiser, Jackie Duffy and Jenna Hale of runner-up Prairie Central each carded 47s to tie for third place in a three-team meet at Indian Creek Golf and Country Club. Lindsey Luehrsen of third-place Iroquois West shot a 48.
At LeRoy. Kailyn Morrell and Annie Crumbaugh each shot 55s for LeRoy in a 201-227 loss to El Paso-Gridley at LeRoy Country Club.
At Pontiac. Champaign Central’s Janice Choo shot a 52 and tied for ninth place in a four-team meet at Wolf Creek Golf Club. The Maroons finished fourth.
At Clinton. Noah McClurg and Cristian Barillas placed 1-2 for champion Clinton in a three-team boys’ meet. The Maroons teammates each were timed in 17 minutes, 31 seconds. In the girls’ meet, Alivia Powers finished first for Clinton in a three-school meet. The Maroons had the top three placers but lacked the minimum entrants to qualify for a team score.
In girls’ tennis
At Watseka. Allison Hansen and Lauren Neitzel won at No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, and combined on a victory at No. 1 doubles to lead Centennial to a 5-0 win against the host Warriors.
At Bloomington. Alyssa Vodacek and Abagail Demlow scored singles wins and combined for a doubles victory for St. Thomas More in a 6-3 loss to Bloomington.