Saturday's highlights: STM's Shin sets school mark
In boys’ soccer
At Decatur. Dan Shin scored four goals, breaking St. Thomas More’s single-season record, as the Sabers rolled to a 7-2 victory against St. Teresa. Shin raised his season total to 32 goals, eclipsing the previous record of 30 set by John Tabb in 2010. The junior racked up 10 goals in three matches this week.
With the victory, STM (17-3) tied the school record for wins in a season. The 2010 Sabers also recorded 17 victories.
Kyler Jones and Kyle Kostell had one goal and two assists apiece.
Next up for the Sabers: A Tuesday match at St. Joseph-Ogden with the Sangamon Valley regular season title at stake. STM and the Spartans enter with 3-0 conference records.
Urbana 4, Urbana University High 0. The visiting Tigers rolled behind two goals apiece by Gesi Muharremi and Miguel Fierro. Fierro also contributed an assist.
St. Joseph-Ogden 5, Schlarman 0. Cameron Harpst scored twice and Colin Seward had a goal and two assists for the host Spartans (15-2-1).
Danville 3, Normal West 1. Jon Huff had a goal and an assist for the Vikings in a road win. Danville goalkeeper Cameron Griffin recorded six saves.
Normal Community 5, Mahomet-Seymour 0. Trailing 2-0 at halftime, the Bulldogs were unable to rally in a road nonconference loss.
In girls’ golf
At Savoy. Centennial’s Katelynn Martinez was the top area finisher at the John Macek Invitational, tying for 32nd place with a 94. The Chargers finished 13th in the 15-team field. Janice Choo was the low scorer for 15th-place Champaign Central.
At Gibson City. Natalie GulliforD shot a 90 to finish sixth and lead Prairie Central to second place in the Corn Belt Conference tournament at Railside Golf Club. Emily Trolia of fourth-place Mahomet-Seymour carded a 92 to tie for seventh.
In boys’ golf
At Normal. Grey Schultz and Mike Braverman combined to shoot a 69, leading Centennial to third place in the Unit 5 Betterball Tournament at Ironwood Golf Course. The Chargers were third in the 14-team meet with a 216 score, 1 stroke behind runner-up Peoria Notre Dame. Tyler Ellis and Max Thurman carded a 79 for 14th-place Danville. Chris Haile and Zack Baumann led 12th-place Champaign Central with an 81.
At Gibson City. Lincoln Slagel of Prairie Central shot a 71 to win medalist honors by 3 strokes in the Corn Belt Conference tournament at Railside Golf Club. Rantoul’s Brock Peavler tied for second with a 74.
Prairie Central finished third in the eight-team meet. Logan Hannon shot a 79 for fifth-place Mahomet-Seymour.
At Mahomet. Led by medalist Nick Berger, Judah Christian edged Bloomington Cornerstone by 3 strokes for the East Central Illinois Conference Tournament title at Lake of the Woods Golf Course. Berger shot a 71 to win by 1 stroke. Teammate Ryan Erhard tied for third with an 81.
Arcola 69, Big Rock Crossroads Academy 6. Steven Franco rushed for 109 yards, leading the Purple Riders at home. Omar Rojos and Zach Moutria each had 62 yards rushing in the victory.
At Peoria. Johnny Leverenz of Danville finished fourth and Vikings freshman Mercedes Elliott set a school record at the Peoria High Invitational at Detweiller Park. Leverenz completed the 3-mile boys’ race in 15 minutes, 0.6 second. Elliott placed 22nd in the 3-mile girls’ race in 18:25 to shatter the previous DHS mark of 19:03.
HANNAH WRIGHT of Champaign Central placed 40th in 18:54. In the boys’ division, KAIN SHIRLEY paced Central, finishing 101st in 16:14.
At St. Charles. Centennial’s Jaki Vipond placed 27th at the St. Charles North Invitational in 19:50.
In girls’ swimming
At Danville. Kristin Verkler of the host Vikings won four events at the three-school Danville Pentathlon. The senior finished first in the 100-yard butterfly, 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley. Claire Michael of Urbana University High won the 100 breaststroke.
In girls’ tennis
At Bloomington. Taylor Ellis of Danville finished third at No. 1 singles at the Bloomington Invitational. Neha Patel and Amy Shah combined to place third at No. 2 doubles for Vikings, who finished fourth in the team standings.