Prep highlights: Argenta-Oreana wins conference opener

Prep highlights: Argenta-Oreana wins conference opener

In football

Argenta-Oreana 28, Arcola 7. In the Little Okaw Valley Northwest opener for both teams, Skylar Peterson rushed for 209 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown to carry the host Bombers (3-1) in a game that was scoreless at halftime. Makhi Stanley (82 rushing yards on nine carries, two TDs) and Josh Williams (74 rushing yards on 15 carries, one TD) also contributed in the run game for A-O. Conner Strader went 8 of 16 for 109 passing yards for Arcola (2-2), which scored its lone touchdown on a 75-yard kickoff return by Diego Perez late in the third quarter that trimmed A-O's lead to 14-7 before Stanley's two touchdown runs in the fourth quarter sealed the win for A-O.

In volleyball

Mt. Pulaski Tournament. St. Thomas More won all five of its matches at the two-day tournament, culminating with a 25-22, 17-25, 25-11 win against Taylorville to win the tournament title. STM (14-2) also defeated Bloomington Central Catholic, Riverton, Hartsburg-Emden and Lincoln at the tournament.

Mica Allison and Brianna Hopper earned all-tournament accolades for the Sabers, who have won seven straight matches.Blue Ridge TournamentThe host Knights won their own five-team tournament, sweeping Bloomington Cornerstone, Tri-Point, Ridgeview and Sanagamon Valley.

Maddy Hopkins led Blue Ridge (17-3) with 38 kills on the day. Avery Fisher pitched in with 63 assists, while Hannah Brackenhoff compiled 40 digs and 23 aces. Ridgeview (6-12) placed second, knocking off Sangamon Valley, Bloomington Cornerstone and Tri-Point.

Boiler Invitational. Danville managed to beat Bradley-Bourbonnais' junior varsity team in two sets, 25-12, 25-20, but lost its other three matches against Bradley-Bourbonnais, Peotone and Thornton Fractional South in Bradley. Kelsey Wendell finished with 16 kills for the Vikings (4-11) and teammate Audri Hyde wound up with 37 assists on the day.

St. Anthony Tournament. Tri-County won its first four matches before falling in two sets, 19-25, 18-25 to Pana in the title match to place second. Ali Smith (42 kills) and Grace Burnside (40 kills) led Tri-County's offense. Julia Robertson (73 assists, 19 aces) also chipped in for the Titans (10-3), who defeated Richland County, St. Anthony, Sullivan and Shelbyville.Nontournament.

Chillicothe Illinois Valley Central 2, Monticello 0. The Sages lost their Illini Prairie Conference opener, falling 19-25, 22-25 on the road against the Grey Ghosts. Amanda Butler led Monticello's offense with eight kills. Addison Wichus (11 digs), Sophie Morrison (11 assists) and Emily Edmondson (three blocks) also chipped in for the Sages (6-11).

In boys' soccer

Judah Christian 4, Watseka 0. Joe Linsner led the Tribe with two goals in a home win and Izak Brown compiled two assists for Judah Christian (5-4-1). Caleb Aldridge and Brandan Baltierra each added a goal for the Tribe. Griffin Fazio made three saves to preserve the shutout against the Warriors (2-11).

Mahomet-Seymour 3, Bloomington 0. The Bulldogs ran their unbeaten streak to four matches with a road triumph. Austin Carr, Brandon Bussman and Ethan Mansfield each scored a goal for M-S (8-2-1), while Corey Cebulski earned his second shutout of the season.

Peoria Notre Dame 5, Danville 0. The visiting Vikings only trailed 1-0 at halftime before yielding four second-half goals in a Big 12 loss. Caleb Stout corralled 10 saves for Danville (6-4).

Rantoul 8, Decatur Eisenhower 0. The host Eagles snapped a two-match losing streak in emphatic fashion. Garet Kinnett notched a hat trick for Rantoul (4-7) and teammate Martin Sebastian complemented Kinnet with two goals and an assist, and Ivan Diaz chipped in two assists.

St. Thomas More 5, Metamora 1. The Sabers won their third straight as Joe Sellett recorded a hat trick in a road victory. Joe Hoffman contributed a goal and an assist, while Connor O'Mahoney tallied the other goal for STM (12-2-1) off an assist from Nick Fruehling.

Uni High 9, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 2. Rahi Miraftab-Salo had a had trick by halftime and added two more goals in the second half to finish with five goals for the visiting Illineks in a win. Paul D'Angelo chipped in with a goal and four assists for Uni High (11-2-1). Drew Reifsteck tallied both goals for the Blue Devils (5-7).

Warrensburg-Latham 3, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 0. The Knights (5-5-1) trailed 2-0 at halftime and couldn't break through with a goal in the second half en route to a home loss.

In boys' golf

At Pekin. Champaign Central tied for fifth at the 24-team Dragon Classic, held at Lick Creek Golf Course. The Maroons carded a 321, 20 shots behind team champion Normal U-High (301). Justin McCoy and Cage Sestak each shot a 78 to lead the Maroons. Andy Bunton compiled an 86 for Danville, which was 24th with a 399.

At Paris. Logan Richardson continued his strong season by carding a 72 to place second at the Paris Invitational and helped Tri-County finish eighth in the team standings with a 397. Cody Richardson (97) also chipped in for the Titans.

In girls' golf

At LeRoy. St. Thomas More won the LeRoy Scramble and broke the tournament record, set by STM in 2009, in the process with a 13-under 59 at LeRoy County Club. Alaina Bowie, Kait Asklund, Sammy Miller and Maeve Kirby teamed up on the record-setting day for the Sabers. Monticello placed third with a 1-under 71.

At Decatur. Champaign Central compiled a 387 to finish 11th at the 18-team Eisenhower Invitational at Hickory Point Golf Club. Mia Hayasaki paced the Maroons with an 82 and Mackenzie McCoy shot a 94.

In boys' cross-country

At Edwardsville. Champaign Central placed eighth at the 19-team Edwardsville Invitational. John Smith had the Maroons top time in 18 minutes, 22.48 seconds and finished 31st.

In girls' cross-country

At Edwardsville. Champaign Central finished in eighth place at the 15-team Edwardsville Invitational. Shannon Tang came through with the fastest time for the Maroons, clocking in at 22 minutes, 33.96 seconds to place 31st.

In girls' swimming

At Champaign. Champaign Central won the 10-team Charger Invitational at Unit 4 Pool, recording 388 points, nine more than runner-up Buffalo Grove (379). River Jones won the only event for the Maroons by placing first in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 11.36 seconds. Ema Rajic and Reed Broaders of Uni High both won two events and were part of two first-place relays for the Illineks, who placed fourth. Rajic placed first in the 200 freestyle (1:53.22) and the 100 butterfly (56.60). Broaders won the 200 individual medley (2:20.58) and the 100 backstroke (1:00.06). Both were on the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:43.79) and the winning 400 freestyle relay (3:52.09). Centennial's Isabelle Seten and Lauren Feddersen were on the 200 medley relay that placed first in 1:53.82 and also won individual events. Seten took first in the 50 freestyle (25.17) and Feddersen won the 500 freestyle (5:35.42) to help Centennial finish fifth.

In girls' tennis

At Dunlap. Danville finished second at the Dunlap Invitational, with Lauren Ellis leading the way. Ellis won the No. 1 singles flight, while teammates Emma Towne and Sabrina Hantz placed second at the No. 2 doubles flight.

At Bloomington. Centennial's Madison Scaggs tied for fifth place in No. 1 singles at the Bloomington Gold Invitational, while Scaggs and Mary Woods tied for fifth at No. 1 doubles to spark the Chargers.
— Matt Daniels