Tuesday's prep highlights: Urbana Uni swims to title
In girls’ swimming
■ At Champaign. Maddie Nelson won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events and also anchored Urbana Uni High’s winning 200 medley and 200 free relays as the Illineks won a four-team meet at Unit 4 Pool. Lauren Monahan (100 butterfly), Claire Dickerson (100 backstroke) and Claire Michael (100 breaststroke) also won individual events for Uni (478).
Marissa Burleson led runner-up Danville (345) with a win in the 100 free and swimming on the winning 400 free relay.
Third-place Centennial (272) got wins from Sara Regan (200 individual medley) and Emma Garcia-Canga (50 free).
Meghan Fritchey won the 1-meter diving for St. Thomas More (110).
In girls’ golf
■ At Normal. Abbie Lewis was third (97) and Courtney Monier was another stroke back in fourth as LeRoy claimed the Heart of Illinois meet at Weibring Golf Club. Annie Crumbaugh (10th) and Jessie Wohlwend (11th) also chipped in for the champion Panthers, who won by 45 strokes.
Makayla Kindred shot 96 to finish second and Lauren Sutter was eighth for Ridgeview, but the Mustangs did not field a full team.
Kylie Beck (sixth) and Megan Tsevelekos (ninth) finished in the top 10 to lead Blue Ridge to third place.
■ At Tuscola. Monticello’s Evelyn Brand won medalist honors in a playoff after finishing with an 87 in the Okaw Valley meet at Ironhorse Golf Club. Teammate Kendyl McFarland was third with a 92. No team champion was crowned.
■ At Champaign. St. Thomas More’s Caroline Dodds parred the final hole to take home medalist honors with a 42 at Lincolnshire Fields Country Club, but Mahomet-Seymour claimed the next four spots to earn a 34-stroke victory. Emily Trolia had a 43 to lead the Bulldogs.
■ At Danville. Schlarman’s Sarah Daily shot a 42 to win medalist honors at Wolf Creek Golf Club against Salt Fork. Team scores were not kept.
In boys’ golf
■ At Normal. Three Blue Ridge golfers finished in the top 10 — led by a tie for sixth place from Cory Jayne (79) — as the Knights finished second at the Heart of Illinois meet at Weibring Golf Club. Will Duggins was eighth with an 80, and Mason Potts checked in at ninth with an 81. The Knights (337) finished 37 strokes behind meet champion El Paso-Gridley, which took three of the top four spots.
Devyn Roesch (81) was 10th for fourth-place GCMS.
LeRoy was eighth behind 12th-place Justin Morgan (83).
■ At Tuscola. Seth Icenogle won the Okaw Valley Conference meet by 1 stroke, shooting a 76 and helping Tuscola finish second at Ironhorse. Eddie Durham tied for fourth for the Warriors, who were 8 strokes behind meet champion Maroa-Forsyth/Warrensburg-Latham.
Zach Fisher (82) tied for ninth for fourth-place Monticello.
■ At Loda. Clark Fink (42) took top honors as Iroquois West (177) won team honors against Cissna Park (189) and Hoopeston Area (186) at Lakeview Country Club. Ryan McGill was runner-up with a 43 for the Cornjerkers. Third-place Trevor Hurt (44) led the Timberwolves.
■ At Paris. Hayden Kile led Shiloh with a 44, but the Raiders (224) were third against Robinson (167) and Paris (190).
■ At Urbana. Isaac Overman was medalist by 7 strokes as Centennial beat Urbana 172-184 at Urbana Country Club. Nate Horner led the Tigers with a 43.
■ At Danville. Lane Weston’s 45 took home medalist honors and helped Salt Fork edge Schlarman by 8 strokes at Wolf Creek Golf Club. The Hilltoppers were led by Clay Bateman and Dean Lambert, both of whom shot 46.
■ At Heritage. Paxton-Buckley-Loda’s Lester Sander brought home medalist honors in 18 minutes, 29 seconds, but Rantoul won by three points thanks to placing four runners in the top six. The Eagles were led by runner-up Jeremy Good (19:39), third-place Xavier Johnson, fifth-place Jesus Martinez-Gonzalez and sixth-place Jhaset Mora.
PBL’s Jen Hustedt (24:46) was medalist in the girls’ race by nearly a minute over teammate Brittney Jarboe.
In boys’ soccer
■ St. Thomas More 5, Unity 4. Dennis Freeman scored four goals — including the go-ahead goal in the second half in a see-saw battle won by the Sabers. Bruno Omanga also scored for STM, which outshot the Rockets 34-7. Trevor Giannetti had two goals and Brishan McCowan had three assists for Unity.
■ Hoopeston 4, Oakwood 0. Trey Anderson delivered a shutout in goal, and four different Cornjerkers scored in the third annual Kick Cancer match, which raised more than $2,000 for the Mills Breast Cancer Institute. Nate Allison, Brennan Crose (assist), Nathan Michael and Elijah Yates found the back of the net for Hoopeston (13-2), which improved to 6-0 in the VVC.
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 3, Iroquois West 0. Bryant Anderson, Matt Tankersley and Drayke Lannert all netted goals after a scoreless first half to lift the visiting Spartans.
■ Blue Ridge 1, Monticello 0. Dylan Grammer scored unassisted in the second half, and Blayne Zeigler stopped all 10 shots he faced in the Knights’ road win.
■ Clifton Central 4, Watseka 3. Abacuc Rodriguez, Hugo Solorzano (free kick) and Nick Morales scored for the injury-ravaged Warriors, who surrendered a goal in the second overtime in a home loss.
■ Salt Fork/Westville 2, Schlarman 0. Jordan Romo assisted on Noah Darr’s goal in the first half, then scored unassisted in the second half to lead the visiting Storm, which outshot the Hilltoppers 22-6. Aaron Marx earned the shutout for SF/W. Chris Kuchefski made 20 saves for Schlarman.
■ Unity 2, Sullivan 0. Becca Maxwell had 11 kills and 10 assists, and Bailey Reifsteck handed out 20 assists in the Rockets’ 25-14, 25-18 road victory. Maggie Plank had nine digs for the Redskins.
■ Urbana Uni 2, Calvary Christian 0. Grace Lilly swatted six aces and Callie Bruce had six kills and eight digs to lead the Illineks in a 25-7, 25-13 win in Normal.
■ Salt Fork 2, Milford 0. Allie Trosper handed out 13 assists, and Emilie McFadden and Britton Seaman had six kills apiece in the Storm’s 25-10, 25-6 win.
■ Judah Christian 2, Buckley Christ Lutheran 0. Brooke Childers’ nine kills led the Tribe to a 25-16, 25-12 road win. Kylie Beaumont chipped in 15 assists for Judah.
■ LeRoy 2, Fisher 0. Tori Swanson had 10 digs, nine kills and four aces in the Panthers’ 29-27, 25-22 home win. Kayle Beadles (16 digs) and Briana Retter (21 assists) also chipped in for LeRoy. Jesse Head had four blocks for the Bunnies.
■ Schlarman 2, Westville 0. The Hilltoppers (9-3) cruised to a 25-7, 25-8 victory behind Laura Gross’ 14 kills, nine aces and four blocks to improve to 6-0 in the VVC.
■ St. Thomas More 2, Cissna Park 0. The host Sabers outlasted the Timberwolves 24-14, 32-30 thanks to 15 kills from Lexi Wallen and 10 from Tori McCoy. Hillary Hines had eight kills and three blocks and Addison Stoller added six kills for the Timberwolves.
■ Monticello 2, Argenta-Oreana 1. Alexa Jones had eight kills, but the Bombers lost 20-25, 25-12, 25-22.
■ Arthur-Lovington 2, Atwood-Hammond 0. Sherelle Coller led a balanced attack, helping four different players register at least four kills — led by Emily Seegmiller with six — in a 25-9, 25-15 victory.
■ Lexington 2, GCMS 0. Allyson Barnes led the visiting Falcons with eight kills in a 25-7, 25-9 setback.
■ Normal U-High 2, Mahomet-Seymour 0. Mason Moore dished out 12 assists and Tori Veldman had six kills, but the Bulldogs dropped a 25-20, 25-18 home decision.
■ Arthur Okaw Christian 2, Danville Baptist 0. The Conquering Riders were led by a 12-dig, six-kill effort from Kayla Gingerich in a 27-25, 25-19 win. Holli Bayes chipped in 13 digs.
■ Central A&M 2, Tuscola 1. Karli Allen had 16 kills and Morgan Little chipped in 22 assists, but the Warriors lost 25-12, 23-25, 21-25 at home.
■ Prairie Central 2, Eureka 1. A balanced Hawks attack — Maddie Bounds (nine kills), Laura Crane (eight) and Anna Hassett (six) — carried the hosts to a Corn Belt Conference victory.
■ Armstrong-Potomac 2, Oakwood 0. Morgan Zindars had 34 assists and Rachel Miles had a double-double (18 digs, 13 kills) in the Trojans’ 25-14, 25-22 win.
■ Olympia 2, Rantoul 0. Logan Wascher had 11 kills, but the Eagles dropped a 25-19, 25-23 decision.
■ Cerro Gordo 2, Heritage 1. Mackenzie Wagoner had 12 kills and Leah Henricks 10 as the Broncos improved to 14-2 overall and 5-1 in the LOVC with a 25-21, 17-25, 25-19 victory. CG had three players with double-digit dig totals — Sadie Sawyer (19), Stephanie Shook (16) and Molly Lawler (10).
■ Bismarck-Henning 2, Chrisman 0. Mary Bass had 15 digs, seven kills and five blocks to lead the Blue Devils to a 25-20, 28-26 VVC win. Shelby Warner had two blocks and two kills to lead the Cardinals.
■ Arcola 2, Tri-County 1. Madelyn Cottle had nine digs and eight kills, but the Titans lost 22-25, 25-19, 25-23 to drop to 15-9.
■ Shelbyville 2, Clinton 0. Haley Ginger had 14 digs and seven kills, but the Maroons came up just short in a 25-22, 25-22 road loss.
■ DeLand-Weldon 2, Decatur Lutheran 1. The Eagles earned a 25-19, 19-25, 25-22 ECIC victory.
■ Normal West 2, Urbana 0. Chelsea Skinner had three blocks, but the Tigers lost 25-10, 25-11.
In girls’ tennis
■ Watseka 5, Rantoul 0. Grace Pavlak won in a 5-7, 6-4 (10-4) decision against Amy Jo Graham to spur the host Warriors (6-2).
■ Normal Community 9, Centennial 0. The Chargers’ Gressa Olson put up a fight before dropping a 6-4, 5-7 (10-6) match at No. 4 singles at Atkins Tennis Center.