Saturday's prep highlights: M-S runners take title

Saturday's prep highlights: M-S runners take title

In cross-country

At East Peoria. Alex Keeble finished second in 15 minutes, 12 seconds, leading Mahomet-Seymour to first place at the East Peoria Invitational. Jackson Powell was sixth for the Bulldogs.

Champaign Central placed third in the team standings behind Corey White’s eighth-place finish.

St. Thomas More’s Nick Hess was first in 15:07, and the Sabers were seventh in the team standings.

At Herscher. Jeremy Good finished 20th in 18:43.2 for Rantoul at the Herscher Invitational.

In volleyball

STM 2, LeRoy 1. Lexi Wallen had 14 kills for host St. Thomas More in its 22-25, 25-18, 25-14 victory. Tori McCoy had 13 kills and Louisette Lukusa added six kills and three blocks for the Sabers. Briana Retter had 18 assists for the Panthers.

At Arcola. Tri-County defeated Arthur-Lovington 25-14, 25-21 in the championship match.

The Titans received 100 assists and 17 digs on the day from Alex Hudson. Heidi Dague contributed 35 kills, and Abby Smith had 45 kills for the tournament champions.

In the fifth-place match, Arcola defeated Sullivan 26-24, 21-25, 15-8. For the day, Sullivan’s Maggie Plank had 37 digs and 11 kills. Brittin Boyer had 25 digs and 33 kills, and Emily Neuhauser posted 33 digs and 20 kills.

At Watseka. The Warriors, behind 14 assists from Maddie Pfingsten, defeated Peotone 25-10, 25-7 to win the Watseka Invitational for the third consecutive year. All-tournament picks included Armstrong-Potomac’s Rachel Miles and Morgan Zindars, Danville’s Mackenzie King, Hoopeston Area’s Rylee Martin, Salt Fork’s Jenny Kimbro (15 digs and 18 kills) and Watseka’s Emily Allhands, Taylor Bauer and Hayley Gray.
At Calumet. Holli Bayes and Layne Kauffman each had eight digs for Arthur Okaw Christian in its 25-10, 25-22 loss to Christian Granger at the Calumet Invitational.

In swimming & diving

At Urbana. Uni High, behind Claire Michael’s victory in the 500-yard freestyle, won its own invitational. Michael also swam a leg on the Illineks’ victorious 200 medley relay that included Claire Dickerson, Sarah Lee and Maddie Nelson. Michael also won the 100 breaststroke and was part of the winning 200 freestyle relay.

At Bloomington. Centennial’s Emma Garcia-Canga was fifth in the 100 backstroke, clocking 1 minute, 8.77 seconds at the Raider Invitational. Danville’s Marissa Burleson was sixth in the 100 free, finishing in 59.35 seconds.

In boys’ soccer

At Decatur. Zach Armstrong scored two first-half goals, leading Monticello to a 6-1 victory against Decatur St. Teresa in the championship match of the St. Teresa Invitational. Luke Hanselman also had two goals in the victory.

Uni High 5, Cornerstone Christian 0. Peter Ivanov and Joshua Meling each scored two goals for the host Illineks.

Danville 2, Charleston 0. Luis Rubio and Mikee Maniquis each scored for the visiting Vikings (6-4-3).

STM 4, Fisher/GCMS 1. Dan Shin and Dennis Freeman each scored twice for St. Thomas More (12-5-1), the 100th victory in program history. Hunter Lowry scored for the visiting Bunnies.

Urbana 7, Mattoon 0. Gesi Muharremi had a hat trick for the visiting Tigers.

SJ-O 1, Salt Fork/Westville 0. Austin Baker scored 10 minutes into the match for visiting St. Joseph-Ogden. SFW keeper Aaron Marx recorded 20 saves.

Herscher 2, Hoopeston Area 1. Skyler Barnard scored on an assist from Elijah Yates for the host Cornjerkers (12-2).

Unity 2, W-L 0. Trevor Giannetti scored two goals for the Rockets against Warrensburg-Latham. Mark Gredy-Myhre had one assist.

At Chatham Glenwood. Emmanuel Komba scored on an assist from Feli Keti, but Champaign Central lost 3-1 to Highland Park. In their 2-1 loss to Chatham Glenwood, the Maroons received a goal from Jonathan Makiese.

In boys’ golf

At Covington, Ind. Andy Bott (77) was the medalist, leading Bismarck-Henning to the team title at the Salt Fork Invitational.

In girls’ tennis
At Urbana. Danville, behind Rachael Lewis and Taylor Ellis’ second-place showing at No. 1 doubles, finished third at the Centennial Doubles Invite at Illini Grove and Blair Park. The Vikings’ Amy Shah and Neha Patel were second at No. 2 doubles.

The Chargers, behind Teresa Boerma and Lauren Neitzel’s fourth-place finish at No. 1 doubles, were fourth in the team standings. Naperville Central earned the team title, and Downers Grove South was second.

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