Saturday's prep highlights: Hansen, Danville shine on court
In girls’ tennis
At Urbana. Centennial’s Allison Hansen claimed the No. 1 singles title at the Big 12 Conference tournament at Atkins Tennis Center, winning 6-0, 6-1 in the final.
Danville’s Amy Shah was victorious at No. 2 singles, winning 6-0, 6-2 in the championship match.
The Vikings’ Taylor Ellis claimed the crown at No. 4 singles, earning a 6-0, 6-0 victory in the final.
At No. 5 singles, Danville’s Neha Patel claimed the title, winning 6-2, 6-2 in the final.
The Vikings’ Courtney Hart was triumphant at No. 6 singles, earning a 6-4, 6-4 victory.
Two-time defending champion Danville heads into Monday’s weather-delayed doubles competition with a big lead on Normal Community.
“I think we’re in good shape,” Danville coach Mark Bacys said. “The girls played really, really well in the big matches.”
In swimming & diving
At Urbana. The Tigers’ Gabi Rajic claimed the 50-yard freestyle and 100 free at the Urbana Invite, which featured six other teams including state power Fenwick.
Rajic won the 50 free in 24.58 seconds and the 100 free in 54.51.
At Champaign. Sarah McGill won the 200 individual medley and the 100 free, leading Champaign Central to a victory against Urbana Uni High at Unit 4 Pool. The Illineks were led by Maddie Nelson, who won the 200 free and the 500 free.
CG/D-W/Bement 61, Bunker Hill 6. Steve Isbell (two touchdowns) had 139 yards on 11 carries for visiting Cerro Gordo/DeLand-Weldon/Bement. Cole Blickensderfer was 4-of-6 passing for 126 yards and three TDs. Jordan Somers had two catches for 89 yards and two TDs.
At Kankakee. Centennial, led by all-tournament picks Lauren Cloyd and Rachel Jones, finished second at the Bishop McNamara tournament. The Chargers lost 18-25, 25-22, 15-6 to Bradley-Bourbonnais in the title match.
At Hutsonville. Lauren Moses had 21 kills and six blocks and Lexie Minott had 19 kills and five blocks, leading Shiloh to second place at the Hutsonville tournament.
In boys’ soccer
Danville 4, Hoopeston Area/B-H 3. Luis Rubio scored an unassisted goal to spark the visiting Vikings.
Hoopeston Area/Bismarck-Henning’s Elijah Yates scored twice.
Springfield 2, Urbana 0. The Tigers’ Brian Summers recorded eight saves on the road.
Centennial 3, Mattoon 2. Aiden Reilly scored twice and Nathaniel Hinds once to lead the host Chargers (7-5-4). Centennial keeper Andy Drackley made five saves.
G-RF 2, Schlarman 1. Wyatt Lenhart and Chance Potter each scored, leading fourth-seeded Georgetown-Ridge Farm past the fifth-seeded Hilltoppers in a Class 1A regional match at Schlarman.
Deven McGowan posted 11 saves in the victory. Kurt Son scored for the Hilltoppers, who received six saves from Chris Kuchefski.
At Cumberland. Schlarman’s Jesse HahnE won the boys’ race at the Cumberland Invite, and St. Joseph-Ogden finished second in the team standings behind Drew Knipfer’s third-place showing.
In the girls’ race, SJ-O’s Alyssa Pridemore placed second, and Monticello earned second in the team standings behind Emily Foley’s third-place finish.
At Fairbury. Caitlyn Ifft finished ninth, leading Prairie Central to third place at the Prairie Central Invitational.
In the boys’ race, Brandon Allsup placed 12th, leading the Hawks to fourth place.
At Metamora. Kain Shirley finished 25th in 15 minutes, 51 seconds, leading Champaign Central’s boys to 13th at the Metamora Invite. In the girls’ race, Hannah Wright (18:36) claimed 27th, leading the Maroons girls to 13th.