Thursday's prep highlights: STM, Centennial post volleyball wins

Thursday's prep highlights: STM, Centennial post volleyball wins

In volleyball

St. Thomas More 2, Urbana 1. Lexi Wallen’s double-double (15 kills, 26 digs) helped the Sabers fend off host Urbana 25-23, 25-27, 25-23. Tori McCoy contributed 12 kills and four service aces for STM. Anna Billman led the Tigers with 10 blocks, and Chelsea Skinner added 10 digs.

Centennial 2, Lincoln 0. The host Chargers prevailed 28-26, 25-12 behind Kelly Braghini’s four kills and Kailyn Calcari’s two service aces.

Arthur-Lovington 2, Tuscola 0. The host Lancers rolled to a 25-16, 25-15 victory behind Emily Seegmiller’s five kills and six service aces. Lani Little had three kills and two blocks for the Warriors.

Heyworth 2, GCMS 0. Tori Gaesser had five kills for the Falcons in a 25-16, 25-13 home loss.

Shiloh 2, Urbana Uni High 0. Tori Stierwalt racked up 18 digs to help Shiloh pull out a 26-24, 25-21 home victory. Lauren Moses added nine kills and four blocks for the Raiders. Brigitte Dietz had five service aces and 13 assists for the Illineks.

Bement 2, Sangamon Valley 1. The host Bulldogs rallied for a 9-25, 25-20, 25-23 victory behind Abby Trott’s 20 digs and Elaina Wittmer’s five kills and three blocks.

Armstrong-Potomac 2, Cissna Park 1. Rachel Miles’ double-double (11 kills, 32 digs) lifted A-P to a 25-23, 14-25, 17-16 victory in the Timberwolf Tip-Off at Cissna Park. Morgan Zindars added 16 assists and four service aces for the Trojans. Addy Stoller led CP with 12 kills and 15 digs.

Cissna Park 2, Momence 0. The host Timberwolves won their first match of the night 25-14, 25-19 behind Hillary Hines’ 10 kills, six digs and four blocks.

St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Bismarck-Henning 0. Shelby Simmons had 10 kills and four service aces to lead the Spartans to a 25-16, 25-15 road win. Karlie Baker finished with 20 assists for SJ-O. Mary Bass had four kills, nine digs and three blocks for B-H.

Sullivan 2, Windsor 1. Maggie Plank had 12 digs and three service aces to help the Redskins outbattle visiting Windsor 29-27, 14-25, 25-19. Brittin Boyer contributed five kills, five digs and two aces for Sullivan.

Blue Ridge 2, Cornerstone Christian Academy 0. Amber Blazek’s five kills and three service aces lifted the Knights to a 25-8, 25-7 victory against the visitors from Bloomington.

In boys’ golf

At Moweaqua. Runner-up Noah Yantis shot a 40 to lead Arcola/Arthur-Lovington to second place in a four-team meet at Moweaqua Golf Course. Yantis finished 2 strokes behind the medalist. Sam Mulligan (43) was the low scorer for third-place Sullivan.

At Gibson City. Medalist Drew Coyne (37) and runner-up Logan Hannon (39) led Mahomet-Seymour to an 18-stroke victory in a four-team meet at Railside Golf Club. Devyn Roesch (40) of runner-up GCMS finished third.

At Rantoul. Cody Bauman (39) was Rantoul/PBL’s low scorer in a 21-stroke loss to Pontiac at Brookhill Golf Course.

At Sheldon. Clark Fink shot a 40 to share medalist honors and lead Iroquois West to second place in a four-team meet at Shewami Golf Course. Tristyn Trosper’s 43 paced third-place Hoopeston Area.

In girls’ golf

At Normal. LeRoy placed four players among the top 22 and tied for fourth place in the 10-team Normal U-High Invitational at the Weibring Golf Club. Courtney Monier tied for 17th place with a 102, while Jess Wohlwend and Annie Crumbaugh shared 19th place with 103s. Abbie Lewis (104) rounded out the Panthers’ team scoring.

At Fairbury. With four of the top five scorers, Prairie Central rode its depth to a 218-226 victory against El Paso-Gridley at Indian Creek Golf and Country Club. Runner-up Sienna Robertson led the Hawks with a 52.

At Sheldon. Led by medalist Lindsey Luehrsen (44), Iroquois West had the top four scorers and rolled to a 51-stroke victory against Milford at Shewami Golf Course.

At Gibson City. Emily Trolia and Maddie Birckbichler shot 44s to share medalist honors and lead Mahomet-Seymour to a 189-249 victory against GCMS at Railside Golf Club. Lexi Hornsby (45) placed third for the Bulldogs, who recorded four of the top five scores.

In boys’ soccer

Urbana 12, Eisenhower 1. Nine different players scored for the Tigers in a victory at Decatur. Gesi Muharremi finished with a hat trick and an assist. David Anderson racked up four assists, and Patrick Shea contributed two goals and an assist.

St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Urbana Uni High 0. Matt Tankersley and Austin Baker scored for the host Spartans, who shut out the Illineks behind goalkeeper Elliott Idleman’s seven saves.

Mahomet-Seymour 5, St. Teresa 1. Matthew Prather scored twice to lead the Bulldogs to a victory at Decatur. Josh Brooks had a goal and an assist for M-S.

Salt Fork/Westville 4, Fisher/GCMS 0. Noah Darr scored twice and Jason Gooch added a goal and an assist for the visiting Storm.

Unity 2, Oakwood 0. Trevor Giannetti scored twice, including once on a penalty kick, for the Rockets in a road win. Goalkeeper Alex Mantell preserved the shutout with four saves, while Landon Turner of the Comets recorded nine.

Blue Ridge 8, Iroquois West 0. The Knights rolled to a home win behind a combined seven goals by Dylan Grammer and Calvin Florey. Each also contributed one assist.

In cross-country

At Sullivan. Freshman Emma Henderson of Tuscola won the 3-mile race by more than 30 seconds, and Sullivan/Okaw Valley’s depth carried it to the title in a three-team meet. Redskins runners swept the Nos. 4-11 spots and scored 30 points, 13 fewer than runner-up Teutopolis. Cadisen Nuzzo was Sullivan’s top finisher.

In the boys’ race, Eric Ponder and John Evans of Tuscola finished 1-2, and the Warriors placed second in a three-team meet. Ponder’s 3-mile time of 16 minutes, 40 seconds gave him a winning margin of more than a minute. Ethan Lehman of Sullivan/Okaw Valley finished third.

In girls’ tennis

Centennial 8, Normal West 1. Lauren Neitzel won at No. 1 singles and Willa Olson did not lose a game at No. 4 singles, leading the Chargers to a road win.

Urbana 7, Paris 2. Katie Carroll and Val Stafford rolled to an 8-0 win at No. 1 doubles for the Tigers, who won a road dual meet. Carroll also won at No. 1 singles and Stafford at No. 2 singles.