Tuesday's highlights: Nelson, Illineks win Twin City swimming crown
In swimming & diving
■ At Champaign. Maddie Nelson won the 50-yard freestyle and 500 free, leading Urbana University High to first place at the Twin City Invitational at Unit 4 Pool.
Nelson completed the 50 free in 26.45 seconds. She won the 500 free in 5 minutes, 35.65 seconds.
Gabi Rajic won the 200 individual medley (2:16.53) and the 100 breaststroke (1:11.32) for second-place Urbana.
Sara Regan claimed the 100 butterfly (1:04.27) for fourth-place Centennial. Champaign Central was third in the team standings.
■ Normal West 2, Centennial 0. Kelly Braghini had six kills for the visiting Chargers in the Big 12 Conference showdown. The Wildcats won the league crown, finishing 8-0, after their 26-24, 25-19 victory. Centennial finished 6-2 in the league.
■ Normal Comm. 2, Central 0. Maddie LeGrande had seven kills for Champaign Central in its 25-21, 25-20 loss in a Big 12 match. Kelley McDonald totaled 13 assists and Katie Sloniger had 12 digs for the Maroons.
■ Bloomington 2, Urbana 0. The Purple Raiders won the Big 12 contest 25-9, 25-13.
■ Tri-County 2, Bement 0. Alex Hudson had 11 assists and two digs for the Titans in their 25-19, 25-14 victory. Madelyn Cottle and Abby Smith each contributed four kills and five digs in the victory. Abby Trott had 11 assists and 10 digs for the host Bulldogs, who received 11 digs and three kills from Maddie Mann.
■ Schlarman 2, Milford 0. Jordan Marganski had nine assists, four digs and four kills for the Hilltoppers (21-3), who got eight kills and six assists from Laura Gross in their 25-9, 25-6 victory.
■ Chrisman 2, Westville 0. Ashley Malone had seven assists and Bridget Mattingly had five digs for the host Cardinals in their 25-16, 25-19 victory. Mariah Rolinitis had eight digs for the Tigers. Adrianne Pate recorded two kills, two digs and three assists for Westville.
■ A-P 2, Hoopeston Area 0. Morgan Zindars had a double-double (18 assists, 18 digs) for visiting Armstrong-Potomac, which received 18 digs and eight kills from Rachel Miles in its 25-17, 25-23 victory.
■ Salt Fork 2, B-H 1. Jenny Kimbro had 12 kills, leading the visiting Storm to a 25-18, 16-25, 25-23 victory. Kalyn Learnard added 14 digs in the victory. Mary Bass had 16 kills for Bismarck-Henning, which got 28 assists from Maddie Winkler.
■ Tuscola 2, A-O 0. Anna Watson totaled nine digs, leading the host Warriors to a 25-18, 25-19 victory against Argenta-Oreana, which received nine digs from Meggan Manning.
■ Unity 2, W-L 1. Bailey Reifsteck had 32 assists for the visiting Rockets in their 25-10, 20-25, 25-11 victory against Warrensburg-Latham. Unity received 17 kills from Lizzy Barnard and 26 digs from Madi Clark.
■ Central A&M 2, Sullivan 1. Maggie Plank had 16 digs and seven kills for the visiting Redskins in their 25-11, 23-25, 26-24 loss. Christina Brown added 10 digs and seven assists in the defeat. Emily Neuhauser contributed eight kills, 11 digs and two blocks for Sullivan, which got 18 digs and five assists from Haylie Payton.
■ Cerro Gordo 2, Martinsville 0. Stephanie Shook had 10 digs and Molly Lawler added 11 assists in the Broncos’ 25-21, 25-19 road victory.
■ Buckley Christ Lutheran 2, Decatur Christian 1. The visiting Crusaders won 25-20, 26-28, 25-13.
■ Heritage 2, A-L 1. Jen Lannon had 15 digs for the visiting Hawks in their 25-21, 12-25, 25-19, victory. Sherelle Coller had 22 assists and five digs for Arthur-Lovington. Brooke Tabb added 11 digs for A-L.
■ Judah 2, Cornerstone Christian 0. Kylie Beaumont recorded 16 assists for the visiting Tribe in its 25-19, 25-16 victory. Emily Gewirtz contributed 13 digs and Kristina Lee added 10 kills for Judah.
■ St. Teresa 2, Clinton 0. Haley Ginger had 13 digs for the visiting Maroons in their 25-18, 25-12 loss. Mally Hickman added 12 digs and Miranda Ennis and Hannah Ritter each had 11 digs for Clinton.
■ Shiloh 2, Okaw Valley 0. Bethany McGinness recorded 10 digs, five kills and seven assists for the host Raiders in their 25-21, 25-22 victory. Lauren Moses had five kills, five blocks and eight digs for Shiloh, which got eight digs from Tori Stierwalt.
■ M-S 2, Eureka 0. Sirena Woo had 12 digs for host Mahomet-Seymour in its 25-17, 25-11 victory on Senior Night. Mason Moore had 19 assists for the Bulldogs, who received six kills from Megan Kerney.
■ Rantoul 2, Pontiac 0. Kaylee Denton had 24 assists for the host Eagles in their 25-19, 25-16 victory. Samantha Nigh posted 17 digs for Rantoul, which received eight kills from Carson Church.
■ At Paxton. Anna Kaeb had 27 assists and 11 digs, leading Cissna Park to a 22-25, 25-12, 25-22 semifinal victory against St. Thomas More. Hillary Hines contributed 10 kills and seven blocks for the Timberwolves, who got 10 digs and eight kills from Addy Stoller. The Sabers were led by Lexi Wallen, who had 14 kills and 15 digs. Katie Gillette had 16 digs in the defeat.
Cissna Park will play St. Joseph-Ogden for the championship Thursday night. St. Thomas More will face Watseka for third place.
In first-round matches, Cissna Park defeated Clifton Central 25-17, 25-17 behind Kaeb’s 23 assists and six digs. STM defeated Momence 25-17, 25-14 behind Wallen’s 12 kills and Hannah Murray’s 15 assists.
McLean county tournament
■ Dee-Mack 2, LeRoy 0. Top-seeded Deer Creek-Mackinaw defeated eighth-seeded LeRoy 25-14, 25-15 in a quarterfinal match. Briana Retter had nine assists and Kayle Beadles recorded 10 digs for the Panthers.
■ Fieldcrest 2, Blue Ridge 0. Second-seeded Fieldcrest defeated seventh-seeded Blue Ridge 25-15, 25-20 in a quarterfinal match.
■ El Paso-Gridley 2, GCMS 0. Allyson Barnes had 12 digs for 12th-seeded Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley in its 25-14, 25-11 loss to fifth-seeded El Paso-Gridley.
■ LeRoy 2, Tremont 1. The Panthers won 27-25, 14-25, 15-8 against the ninth-seeded Turks. Tori Swanson had 12 kills and Ashlynn Cowles recorded 11 kills for LeRoy, which received 23 assists from Retter and 19 digs from Beadles.
■ Heyworth 2, Fisher 0. The sixth-seeded Hornets defeated the 11th-seeded Bunnies 25-11, 25-14. Olivia Heffernan had three kills, six assists and three service points for Fisher.
■ At Kickapoo. Hoopeston Area, led by Hannah Bray, Shania Goble and Olivia Huls, won the Vermilion County meet for the eighth consecutive year, tying Salt Fork’s mark from 1992 to ‘99. Bray finished fourth in 22 minutes, 50.62 seconds. Goble (22:51.19) was fifth, and Huls (23:03.03) was sixth. Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac’s Shaina Andrews finished first in 21:50.94 at Kickapoo State Park.
In the boys’ race, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman, behind Wyatt Avenatti, Colton Wyatt and Lane Avenatti claimed the county meet for the third consecutive year. Wyatt Avenatti was second in 18:23.67, Wyatt was third in 18:24.91 and Lane Avenatti was fourth in 18:35.77. O/A-P’s Jon Davis placed first in 16:29.99.