Prep highlights: Sanchez's hat trick leads Danville soccer to Big 12 win

Prep highlights: Sanchez's hat trick leads Danville soccer to Big 12 win

In volleyball

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 2, Hoopeston Area 0. The host Blue Devils took care of business, setting down the Cornjerkers 25-6, 25-13 in Vermilion Valley Conference play. Sabrina Martinez led a balanced offense with four kills, while Ella McConkey handed out 10 assists for BHRA (7-3) against Hoopeston Area (0-8).

Blue Ridge 2, Ridgeview 0. The visiting Knights won 25-9, 25-22 in Heart of Illinois Conference action. Maddy Hopkins produced 12 kills for Blue Ridge (13-2), which also received 19 assists from Avery Fisher. River Rosales managed 18 digs for the Mustangs (3-10).

Centennial 2, Urbana 0. The host Chargers relied on eight kills from Sahirah Ellis, six kills from Dakota Harmon and five kills from Leah Luchinski to overpower the Tigers 25-17, 25-23 in Big 12 play. Luchinski added 17 assists and Jill Estes had three aces for Centennial (5-9). Raevyn Russell led Urbana (1-9) with seven kills and Kaylyn Johnston added seven assists.

Clinton 2, Bement 1. Alyssa Saulsberry and Madi Filkin each hit 10 kills for Clinton in an 18-25, 25-15, 25-22 road win. Delaney Woodbury added 16 assists for the Maroons (3-6). For Bement (4-6), Hannah Foran led the way with eight kills, 17 digs and five blocks. Shelby Strack (five kills, 22 digs) and Tatum Auth (17 assists) also played a significant role for the Bulldogs.

Danville First Baptist 2, Normal Calvary 1. Ashley Snook (nine kills) and Mattie Bumpus (seven kills) led First Baptist (5-4) to a 15-25, 25-17, 25-22 home win.

El Paso-Gridley 2, LeRoy 0. The host Panthers lost 25-19, 22-25, 17-25 in HOIC play. Cara Levingston had six kills and six blocks for LeRoy (2-8), which also received 11 digs from Laura Harms and Mackenzie Kerns and 11 assists from Megan Claunch.

Flangan-Cornell 2, Fisher 0. Fisher lost 17-25, 19-25 in HOIC action despite five kills from Becca Clanton and four kills from Shelbee Owens. Casey Wagner (11 digs) and Cameron McGrew (seven assists) chipped in for the Bunnies (2-9).

Judah Christian 2, Uni High 0. Anna Ding supplied six kills, Kathryn Dullerud notched 17 assists and Maya Greer served three aces for the Illineks (1-13) in a losing cause.

Mahomet-Seymour 2, Taylorville 1. The visiting Bulldogs rallied for an 18-25, 25-17, 25-23 Apollo Conference win. Savannah Matthews paced M-S (9-7) with 16 kills and 16 digs, while Sam Hites and Lauren Minick each delivered six kills. Kayin Garner contributed 28 assists and Hannah Buzicky added 14 digs.

Milford 2, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 0. The visiting Bearcats pulled a VVC sweep against the Buffaloes, winning 25-18, 25-23. Emily Duis led the way for Milford with 17 kills and four blocks to go along with six digs. Kaylee Warren handed out 19 assists for the Bearcats (6-2). Kasie Anderson and Taylor Stal each had six kills for G-RF (9-2).

Monticello 2, Sullivan 0. The host Sages rolled past Sullivan, winning 25-10, 25-3. Nicki Sheafe compiled five kills, five blocks and three aces to lead Monticello (6-10), while Amanda Butler (four kills) and Sophie Morrison (nine assists) chipped in against the Redskins (0-10). Laine Cameron had nine assists for Sullivan.

Oakwood 2, Westville 0. The Comets received eight kills from Brenna Durst and five kills and three blocks from Katelyn Young in a 25-10, 25-12 VVC home win. Kylie Neuman (four kills) and Kelsey Blackford (12 assists) also pitched in for Oakwood (9-3). Riley Kinney had two kills and four digs for the Tigers (5-4).

Olympia 2, Prairie Central 0. The host Hawks lost in two sets, falling 25-18, 25-14 to the Spartans. Amber Graf had three kills for Prairie Central (6-3) and Merryn Krenz handed out six assists.Peoria Notre Dame 2, Danville 0.The host Vikings fell 25-17, 25-10 in Big 12 play. Kelsey Wendell had seven kills and Audri Hyde had four kills for Danville (2-8).

Peoria Richwoods 2, Champaign Central 0. The Maroons (14-6) saw their six-game win streak come to an end with a 25-22, 25-20 home loss in Big 12 action.

Okaw Valley 2, Arthur Okaw Christian 0. Lillian Messmore delivered nine kills and three blocks for AOC, but Okaw Valley pulled out a 25-18, 25-22 win. Lindsey Mast made eight digs and Lyla Kauffman distributed nine assists for the Conquering Riders.

St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 0. Abbi Burnett provided nine kills and Bree Trimble accounted for five kills in the host Spartans' 26-24, 25-16 win. Emily Bigger and Rylee Walsh each had eight digs and eight assists to pitch in for SJ-O (9-2). Ariana Gentzler led PBL (5-7) with nine kills. Aubree Bruns (four kills, seven digs), Kalista Klann (17 assists) and Valeree Johnson (12 digs) also helped out for PBL.

St. Thomas More 2, Watseka 0. Mica Allison helped the visiting Sabers sweep Watseka 25-19, 25-16. Allison tallied 11 kills for STM (8-2), while Lucy Lux-Rulon and Kayla Brandon each came through with four kills. For Watseka (11-4), Kennedy Bauer had 11 kills and Emily Bunting finished with 16 assists.

Schlarman 2, Armstrong-Potomac 0. The host Hilltoppers swept the Trojans, 25-21, 25-18 in VVC action. Janie Gross compiled 11 kills and four blocks to lead Schlarman (2-4), while Aleksas Dietzen and Reagan Gifford each had three kills. Sarah Porter had four kills for A-P (6-3), while Madi Gayheart and Destiny Fitzsimmons each had 16 digs.

Unity 2, Argenta-Oreana 0. The host Rockets won their seventh straight match in decisive fashion, defeating the Bombers 25-18, 25-16. Ella Godsell (seven kills) and Megan Foster (six kills) produced at the net, while Haley Glanzer delivered six aces to go along with 11 assists for Unity (11-5). Jalyn Powell (11 assists) and Erin Stevens (11 digs) also helped out the cause for Unity. Amaya Fox led A-O (7-4) with five kills, while Kamryn Harris made nine digs and Camilyn Newbanks recorded seven assists.

In boys' soccer

Blue Ridge 4, Normal Calvary 0. Landon Magenheimer and Brenden Flannell each scored two goals, while Dane Houser and Abby Bolen combined on the shutout, lifting the Knights (9-4-1) to a road win.

Danville 6, Bloomington 1. Kevin Sanchez tallied a hat trick, Caleb Griffin added two goals and Jack Wesner provided the other goal for the host Vikings (5-3) in a Big 12 victory. Griffin, Sam Norton and Gage Moore all had assists, while Caleb Stout made five saves in net.

Hoopeston Area 4, Schlarman 0. The Cornjerkers prevailed in Vermilion Valley Conference play as four players scored a goal in the road win. Lucas Hofer, Tanner Harding, Rhys Root and Ethan Smith all had a goal for Hoopeston Area (6-7) against the Hilltoppers (0-6), while Hofer and Root each added an assist.

Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 3, Rantoul 0. Matthias Dean started the scoring for the host Bunnies (8-2-2), who led 2-0 at halftime and didn't let the Eagles (3-6) back into the match. Alec Johnson finished with a goal and an assist, Tyler Ricks scored Fisher/GCMS' final goal and Caleb Bleich garnered two assists. Ethan Kasper made two saves and picked up the shutout in goal.

Iroquois West 2, Momence 1. Edgar Ochoa struck the clinching penalty kick to give the Raiders the win after both Sangamon Valley Conference teams played to a 1-1 tie through regulation and two overtime periods in Momence. IW goalie Ulisses Aguilera made two saves in the penalty kicks, helping the Raiders (10-3) to the win.

Mahomet-Seymour 3, Mattoon 3. Austin Carr, Colton Brunner and Trevor Burgess each scored a goal for the visiting Bulldogs (7-2-1) in an Apollo Conference tie.

Monticello 2, St. Joseph-Ogden 1. Luke Rudolph scored the Sages' first goal and assisted on the second one — scored by Grant Ginalick — as the visiting Sages held off a late rally by SJ-O to garner an Illini Prairie Conference win. Ginalick and Noah Hanselman assisted on Rudolph's first goal for Monticello (5-3-2), and Rye Johnson made six saves for the Sages against the Spartans (7-5).

Oakwood/Salt Fork 2, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 1. Sam Howie broke a 1-1 halftime tie with a second-half goal, sparking the Comets (4-11) to a VVC home victory. Drew Reifsteck scored the lone goal for the Blue Devils (4-6).

St. Thomas More 4, Unity 0. Jake Sellett picked up his 30th career shutout, while Alec Blomberg scored STM's first goal, providing the visiting Sabers (10-2-1) all the offense they would need in an Illini Prairie Conference match. Joe Hoffman scored two goals and JP Hoffman added the other goal for STM. Nick Fruehling and Joe Sellett each finished with two assists against the Rockets (5-3-1).

Watseka 4, Clifton Central 0. Diego Cintora netted a hat trick and Lucas Lee made 10 saves to garner the shutout for the host Warriors (2-8).

In boys' golf

At Danville. Schlarman won a triangular at Danville Country Club. Mark Lucas shot a 44 to earn medalist honors and help the Hilltoppers produce a 194. Cameron Wise shot a 48 to lead Oakwood (220) and Jay Hendershot carded a 50 for Judah Christian, which shot a 255.

At Arcola. Dallas Sisk shot a 42 to win medalist accolades and Jacob Butler came through with a 43 as Arcola/Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond defeated Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg 190-206 at Kaskaskia Country Club.

At Normal. Caleb Poindexter tied for second with a 78 to help LeRoy place third during the 16-team Heyworth Hornet Invitaionl at Weibring Golf Club. The Panthers compiled a 347, five strokes behind team champion Peoria Christian. Clay Bane of Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley finished sixth with an 81 and Chase Reynolds of Clinton was seventh with an 82. 

At Paris. Westville finished third in a quadrangular at Eagle Ridge Golf Course, carding a 215, behind Paris (187) and Marshall (195). Nick Pinter paced the Tigers with a 43. Jakob Althaus shot a 46 to lead Salt Fork, which compiled a 220.

At Fairbury. Prairie Central knocked off Coal City 156-184. The Hawks relied on a 37 from medalist Karson Kafer and a 38 from Rylie Vaughan to win at Indian Creek Golf Course. 

At Sheldon. Milford beat Cissna Park 185-221 at Shewami Country Club. Brady Marshino of Milford took home medalist honors after shooting a 39, while Tanner Sobkoviak and James Birch each carded a 48 to complement Marshino's solid round. Tanner Benoit led Cissna Park with a 49.

At Oblong. Tri-County won a triangular at Oak Glen Golf Course, with the Titans compiling a 182, 11 strokes better than Altamont and well ahead of Oblong (213). Logan Richardson shot an even-par 36 for medalist honors.

In girls' golf

At Effingham. Alaina Bowie delivered a 2-under 34 and St. Thomas More defeated Effingham St. Anthony 162-168 in a dual match at Effingham Country Club. Kait Asklund (40) and Mia Kirby (43) also contributed for STM.

At LeRoy. Megan Woltkamp of LeRoy shot a 50 to tie for medalist honors, but LeRoy placed third in a triangular at LeRoy Country Club. The Panthers compiled a 220, six strokes back of Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley (214) and 12 behind Tri-Valley (208). Shannon Spangler and Megan Moody each shot a 51 for GCMS.

In boys' cross-country

At Urbana. Nicolas Ramkumar edged Uni High teammate Aryan Lalwani to win a quadrangular at the UI Arboretum and help the Illineks place first. Ramkumar won the race in 16:51. Lalwani placed second in 16:54. Layton Hall of Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond was third in 16:57, followed by Uni High's Henry Kraatz (17:23) and Alex Dolcos (17:27) as the Illineks wound up with 16 points.

At Oakwood. Monticello defeated St. Joseph-Ogden in a dual meet, with the Sages compiling 21 points to 38 for the Spartans. Garret Dixon of Monticello won the race at Kickapoo State Park with a time of 16 minutes, 6 seconds. Teammate Alex Helmuth was runner-up in 17:03. Riley Baker of St. Joseph-Ogden placed third in 17:54, while SJ-O's Isaih McCune (18:01) and Monticello's Ethan Bright (18:15) rounded out the top five.

In girls' cross-country

At Urbana. Arielle Summitt placed first with a time of 18 minutes, 40 seconds to help Uni High compile a perfect score at the UI Arboretum in a dual meet against Paxton-Buckley-Loda that featured runners from four other teams. Uni High's Anika Kimme (20:13), Chloe Pollock-Muskin (21:11), Danbi Choi (21:20) and Anya Kaplan Hartnett (21:24) rounded out the top five. Chrisman's Quinci Snedeker (21:43) was sixth.

At Oakwood. Monticello claimed the top four spots in a dual meet against St. Joseph-Ogden at Kickapoo State Park, with the Sages finishing with 21 points compared to 38 for SJ-O. Hannah Offenback of Monticello won the race in 20 minutes, 25 seconds, while Monticello's Alyssa Maple (20:41), Mackenzie Murphy (20:57) and Grace Talbert (20:57) finished just behind Offenback. Sam Mabry of SJ-O placed fifth in 21:06.Matt Daniels 

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