Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial volleyball sweeps
Centennial 2, Decatur Eisenhower 0. The host Chargers cruised to a 25-5, 25-7 victory behind LAUREN CLOYD (seven kills), KARA JOHNSON (three kills, five aces) and MADDIE WELDON (seven assists).
Champaign Central 2, Danville 0. JAELYN WESTFIELD had nine kills, DANA WESTFIELD had eight kills and MIA McDONALD added 21 assists for the host Maroons in the 25-20, 25-12 victory.
Schlarman 2, Bismarck-Henning 0. ABBY BERGMAN had four kills and 10 digs for the host Blue Devils in a 25-15, 25-18 loss.
Salt Fork 2, Oakwood 0. EMILIE McFADDEN had eight kills and BRITTON SEAMAN added seven for the visiting Storm in a 25-22, 25-22 win. JENNY KIMBRO (13 assists), KALYN LEARNARD (three aces) and KIRSTEN THORNSBROUGH (nine assists) also contributed. Oakwood got six kills and five blocks from HARLENA HARDIN.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 2, Clifton Central 0. The host Panthers got six kills and six aces from KAILEY KLEINERT in a 25-12, 25-21 win. KAYLA COWAN had 22 assists, and KORTNIE SCHROEDER provided six kills and two digs.
Watseka 2, Cissna Park 0. The host Warriors used six kills and three blocks from HAYLEY GRAY in the 25-19, 25-15 win. TAYLOR BAUER (five kills, six digs), KAT GRIMES (17 assists) and NATALIE CASTONGUAY (seven digs) all chipped in. Cissna Park got three blocks and three kills from HILLARY HINES.
Unity 2, Argenta-Oreana 0. BECCA MAXWELL had 17 digs and BAILEY REIFSTECK had 12 assists for the visiting Rockets in a 25-18, 25-23 win. LEXI BUSSART and KELSEY CUNNINGHAM each had four kills for Unity, which got four blocks from HANNAH STONE and three aces from CARSEN BOLSTAD. A-O was led by ALEXA JONES (four aces, three kills, three blocks).
Lexington 2, Blue Ridge 0. CHANDLER MORROW had 13 digs and EMILY ZELHART had eight assists for the visiting Knights in a 25-17, 25-17 loss.
Mahomet-Seymour 2, Prairie Central 0. ELISE DAHLKE led the way with nine kills and SIRENA WOO added 11 digs and seven aces for the visiting Bulldogs in a 25-21, 25-9 win. MASON MOORE added 19 assists, while SOPHIE CHRISTIANSON and TORI VELDMAN each had four blocks. The Hawks got eight kills and three blocks from MADDIE BOUNDS.
Sullivan 2, Monticello 1. EMILY NEUHAUSER (six kills, 15 digs, four blocks) led the way for the visiting Redskins in a 25-20, 11-25, 25-12 win. HAYLIE PAYTON added five aces, 25 digs and five assists. KATIE LIENHART had seven kills and three blocks. ELISE PONTIOUS handed out 21 assists.
St. Thomas More 2, Iroquois West 0. The host Sabers won 25-17, 25-13 thanks to six kills apiece from KATIE KLAUS (four blocks) and LEXI WALLEN.
Urbana University 3, Arthur Okaw Christian 1. EMMA HOYER collected 12 kills and six blocks to power the host Illineks to a 25-21, 22-25, 25-18 win. ABBI FRINGS had 21 digs, and JULIANA TRACH added 23 assists.
Rantoul 2, Eureka 0. CARSON CHURCH led the way with eight kills, KAYLEE DENTON added 17 assists and ChaQUERA CROSS had 19 digs for the visiting Eagles in a 26-24, 25-19 win.
Armstrong-Potomac 2, Milford 0. The host Trojans got 13 assists and 17 digs from MORGAN ZINDARS in a 26-24, 25-15 victory. MEGAN PORTER collected seven kills, and RACHEL MILES added six kills and eight blocks.
Westville 2, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 0. MIKAYLA ROLINITIS had 11 digs and KAITIE SHAW collected eight kills for the host Tigers in a 25-22, 25-17 win.
St. Teresa 2, Clinton 1. The host Maroons fell 20-25, 25-17, 25-13 despite 18 assists from MORGAN HICKMAN, seven kills from TAYLOR FILKIN and 10 digs from MARIAH MONKMAN.
Judah Christian 2, Normal Calvary 0. KYLIE BEAUMONT (16 assists) and EMILY GEWIRTZ (12 digs) each had five aces to lift the visiting Tribe to a 25-15, 25-19 win. BROOKE CHILDERS had seven kills, and ALEX GRADY added six.
Urbana 2, MacArthur 0. ALAYNA JACKSON and CHELSEA SKINNER each had five kills for the host Tigers in a 25-20, 26-24 victory. CATE HUMMEL added 20 digs.
Chrisman 2, Hoopeston Area 0. DANA MITCHELL had 15 assists for the Cardinals in a 25-17, 25-10 win. KELSEY POTTER (three aces, three kills) and ABBY BUSH (six kills, five digs) also chipped in.
In boys’ soccer
Hoopeston Area/Bismarck-Henning 6, Iroquois West 0. BRENNAN CROSE scored two goals and assisted on two others in leading the host Cornjerkers. ELIJAH YATES provided a goal and an assist.
Salt Fork/Westville 5, Oakwood 1. JORDAN ROMO (assist) recorded a hat trick and teammate NOAH DARR added two goals and an assist to power host SF/W.
Fisher/GCMS 2, Heyworth 2. Host F/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley got a pair of goals from DAVID RICKS.
Champaign Central 4, Mount Zion 3. The host Maroons prevailed behind EMMANUEL KOMBA (two goals) and DANIEL KADIMA (goal, two assists). GAVIN SCHRADER stopped eight shots for Central.
Urbana 11, MacArthur 0. The visiting Tigers earned at least a share of the Big 12 title behind a hat trick from JONATHAN LUKUSA. IVAN VILLAMAR and GESI MUHARREMI each had a goal and an assist.
St. Joseph-Ogden 3, Cornerstone Christian 1. AUSTIN BAKER had a goal and assisted on COLIN SEWARD’s goal in leading the Spartans.
Mahomet-Seymour 2, Monticello 2. TYLER MOXLEY and ROBERT WOLF each scored for host M-S.
St. Thomas More 2, Urbana University 1. DAN SHIN scored on an assist from JOSH KOERNER and BRYTON BUI scored on a pass from ALEX SABOL to lift the host Sabers. RANDALL HORNBAKER scored for the Illineks.
Watseka 2, St. Anne 0. ANKIT PATEL and ABACUC RODRIGUEZ each scored goals to lead the host Warriors.
Schlarman 6, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 0. LEVI HAHNE and RILEY JONES each scored twice to lift the host Hilltoppers to their first win of the season.
In girls’ tennis
At Urbana. ABAGAIL DEMLOW, DANI THOMAS, KELLY WRIGHT and MADDIE KING all won singles matches for St. Thomas More in a 6-3 win against Decatur St. Teresa at Atkins Tennis Center. MEREDITH THOMAS teamed with LAUREN TO to win in doubles, and the team of KAITLYN LYNCH/ELLEN SOBESKI also won for the Sabers.
At Decatur. HANNAH WRIGHT was second overall and teammates CHLOE LESSARIS and HANNAH SHINEW finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in leading Champaign Central to a second-place team finish at a girls’ quad meet that also featured Mattoon, MacArthur and Charleston.
At Decatur. Champaign Central teammates KAIN SHIRLEY, NIMESH AVASHIA and COREY WHITE finished fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively, in leading the Maroons to a first-place finish in a five-team boys’ meet featuring Charleston, Mattoon, Eisenhower and MacArthur.