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