Saturday's prep highlights: Central, Danville runners shine
■ At Peoria. Led by COREY WHITE (27th place) and ASHTON HYATT (29th), Champaign Central was 10th among 52 teams. Danville was 16th behind JOHNNY LEVERENZ (third) and CALEB HUMMER (seventh).
■ At Springfield. Aleah Combs (88th) and Eduardo Lopez (82nd) paced Rantoul at the Halberg Invite.
■ Fisher 28, Nokomis 20. AARON CARTER rushed for 199 yards and three touchdowns as the unbeaten Bunnies held on. Visiting Fisher, which led 28-6 at the break, rushed for 402 yards. BRAD PETTENGER had 68, TYLER ROGERS 65 and CONRAD THOMAS 60.
“We played with high energy and with momentum,” Fisher coach MATT LENG said. “We did a nice job doing what we do, which is run the ball. The defense pursued and swarmed to the ball.” JOSH WALLICK had eight tackles. “Josh is our bell cow on the defensive and offensive lines,” Leng said.
■ At Mattoon. LOGAN HANNON had a second-round 77 to finish at 161 for Mahomet-Seymour, which finished an area-best 16th at the Mattoon Invitational. Centennial (17th) was led by CHRISTIAN KHACHATURIAN (157). JT DONAHUE shot 159 for Urbana. CHRIS TATE (163) led St. Thomas More (23rd). RILEY THOMPSON (169) led Champaign Central (25th).
■ At Farmer City. MASON POTTS shot a 75 to finish fourth and lead Blue Ridge to second place at the Blue Ridge Invitational. Teammate CORY JAYNE shot 77. Monticello was fourth behind ZACH FISHER’s 86.
■ At Normal. KATIE BROWN’s 91 led Centennial to an 11th-place finish at the Normal Community Invite.
■ Central 8, St. Thomas More 2. TIM HAM scored three goals and EMMANUEL KOMBA had two goals and an assist as the Maroons pulled away in the second half. FELI KETI had two assists and RYAN CHALIFOUX added a goal and an assist in the win.
■ At Hoopeston. BRENNAN CROSE’s goal off an assist from ELIJAH YATES led Hoopeston Area past Blue Ridge 1-0 in the title match at the Cornjerker Classic. TREY ANDERSON posted his fourth shutout for the Cornjerkers (9-1), who went 4-0 in tourney play. CHASE BOUSE and Crose each scored twice in a 5-0 win against Fisher and each scored twice in a 5-1 win against St. Joseph-Ogden. BRYANT ANDERSON’s goal led SJ-O past Oakwood 1-0 in the third-place match.
■ Jacksonville 2, Danville 0. CAMERON GRIFFIN had four saves for the visiting Vikings (2-3-3).
■ Normal Community 5, Centennial 0. Despite 11 shots on goal, the visiting Chargers lost in Big 12 play for the first time (2-1).
■ Charleston 5, Mahomet-Seymour 1. LANE SHAFER scored for the host Bulldogs.
■ Unity 5, Decatur Christian 2. MARK GREDY-MYHRE, GRIFFEN BOYER and TREVOR GIANNETTI each had a goal and an assist for the visiting Rockets.
■ At Morton. DAVID ANDERSON scored Urbana’s only goal as the Tigers lost 2-1 to Edwardsville and 3-0 to Rochester at the Morton Invitational.
■ At Mattoon. Rachael Lewis and BECCA LEWIS won at No. 1 doubles and AMY SHAH and NEHA PATEL won at No. 2 doubles as Danville finished second at the Mattoon Invitational. AMANDA VADEBONCOEUR placed third at No. 2 singles.
■ At Bloomington. TERESA BOERMA was fourth at No. 2 singles and LAUREN NEITZEL was fifth at No. 1 singles for Centennial at the 16-team Bloomington tournament.
■ Westville tournament. Salt Fork, which went 4-0 to finish first, was led by EMILIE McFADDEN (20 kills, 17 digs), KALYN LEARNARD (27 digs), ALLIE TROSPER (51 assists) and BRITTON SEAMAN (seven aces, four blocks). Mariah Rolinitis had eight kills and five aces for 2-2 Westville. Chrisman went 3-1 behind SHELBY WARNER’s 11 kills and five blocks.
■ Arthur tournament. KARLY GOODMAN had 21 kills and SHERELLE COLLER had 56 assists as Arthur-Lovington went 4-0 for first place. EMILY SEEGMILLER had 19 aces.
■ Watseka 2, GCMS 0. TAYLOR BAUER and LEXI SHOEMAKER each had nine kills for the Warriors (15-0).
■ At Effingham. Led by all-tourney choice MIAYA PEACOCK, Centennial went 4-1 and finished fifth in the top bracket at the Crossroads Classic. ABBY SMITH had 33 kills as Tri-County went 1-4.
■ At Clinton. GABBY PEARL (29 kills, 10 aces) and AMBER BLAZER (42 kills) were all-tourney as Blue Ridge finished second at the Clinton Invitational.
■ At Mahomet. Led by all-tourney selections MADDIE LeGRANDE and DANA WESTFIELD, Champaign Central placed fourth at the 16-team Mahomet-Seymour Invitational. SJ-O was fifth behind all-tourney pick SHELBY SIMMONS. Urbana placed ninth, and M-S was 11th, getting 57 digs from SIRENA WOO and 96 assists from MASON MOORE.