Prep highlights: Andrade, Centennial win big over Rantoul

Prep highlights: Andrade, Centennial win big over Rantoul

In football
Lawrenceville 14, Blue Ridge 8. The host Knights kept it close, but couldn't pull out a nonconference win, falling to 2-5 on the season and getting eliminated from the playoffs in the process.

In girls' golf
Class 1A Williamsville Sectional: Sabers advance to state.
Even while dealing with rain that suspended play briefly at The Rail Golf Course in Springfield, St. Thomas More used a strong day from the entire team to win a sectional title and advance to next week's Class 1A state tournament. STM compiled a round of 352. Kait Asklund led the way with an 84, as the Sabers finished 16 strokes ahead of runner-up Charleston. Alaina Bowie chipped in with an 86, Maeve Kirby came through with an 88 and Sammy Miller rounded out the scoring with a 94.

In girls' tennis

At Bloomington. A day after teaming with Mary Woods to win the No. 1 doubles title at the Big 12 Meet, Madison Scaggs of Centennial defeated Lauren Ellis of Danville 6-2, 6-3 in the finals at No. 1 singles. Rain, however, dampened the rest of the tournament, which will resume on Monday.

In boys' soccer

Class 1A Bloomington Cornerstone Regional: Monticello 7, Olympia 0. The host and sixth-seeded Sages easily won a regional quarterfinal match against the ninth-seeded Spartans. Monticello (9-8-4) received three goals from Carter Burgener and two goals from Luke Rudolph.

Class 1A Hoopeston Area Regional: Schlarman 4, Hoopeston Area 3. The 10th-seeded Hilltoppers picked the right time for their first win of the season. Schlarman (1-13) earned a regional quarterfinal win, avenging two regular season losses against the eighth-seeded Cornjerkers (9-13-1).

Centennial 6, Rantoul 1. Geovanni Sanchez scored early to give the host Chargers a 2-1 lead and they never let up in a nonconference win against the Eagles (7-12). Francisco Andrade tallied two goals to help Centennial (7-10-3) pull away for the win.

Olney East Richland 5, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/ Westville 1. Drew Barney scored the lone goal for the visiting Buffaloes (5-15) off an assist from Hudson Lenhart.

Urbana 1, Springfield 1. Urbana took a 1-0 lead into halftime thanks to a goal from Bennett Anderson on an assist from Roman Mineyev. The visiting Senators, however, responded with a second-half goal to force a tie. Naakaii Smith made 11 saves for the Tigers (12-4-3).

In volleyball
Pana Tournament: Sabers win title. St. Thomas More extended its win streak to 17 straight matches after the Sabers defeated Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg 25-12, 25-14 in the championship match. Mica Allison and Haley Elam earned all-tournament honors for STM (24-2), which swept Effingham (25-14, 25-17) and Shelbyville (25-9, 25-15). STM needed three sets to knock off Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg (25-17, 23-25, 15-11) and Rochester (20-25, 25-16, 15-13) earlier in the tournament.

United Classic: Timberwolves place second. Cissna Park had a solid showing in Monmouth, going 4-1 and finishing second. Cissna Park lost 16-21, 16-21 to Orion in the championship match, snapping the Timberwolves' 16-match win streak. Prior to the defeat against Orion, Cissna Park (24-3) swept ROWVA (21-11, 21-6), Monmouth United (21-17, 21-6), Illini West (21-17, 21-13) and Canton (21-14, 21-5). Gabby Wessels sparked Cissna Park with 39 kills at the tournament, while Erica Walder added 18 kills. Anna Jennings (83 assists) and Jasmine Stock (40 digs) also played key roles.

St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Chillicothe IVC 1. Abbi Burnett produced a team-high 12 kills, helping the host Spartans record a 25-18, 22-25, 25-17 Illini Prairie win. Jenna Albrecht and Emory Erickson each added four kills, while Rylee Walsh (12 assists, seven digs) and Emily Bigger (10 assists, 11 digs) helped orchestrate the offensive attack for SJ-O (14-5).

In boys' cross-country

At Metamora. Mahomet-Seymour relied on three top-six finishes to win the 23-team Runnin Red Invitational at Black Partridge Park. Ryan Hodge placed first with a time of 14 minutes, 35.2 seconds. M-S teammate Mathias Powell was right behind Hodge in second at 14:51.4 and Riley Fortune finished sixth in 15:28.7 for M-S. John Smith paced Champaign Central by placing 69th (17:07.4).

At Mattoon. St. Joseph-Ogden won the 17-team Cumberland Invitational as the Spartans placed three runners in the top 10, led by Wyatt Wolfersberger in sixth with a time of 16 minutes, 48.89 seconds. Logan Hall of Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond took home top individual honors by touring the course at Lake Land College in a time of 15:48.64.

In girls' cross-country

At Metamora. Mahomet-Seymour placed second at the 19-team Runnin Red Invitational at Black Partridge Park. Brisa McGrath led the M-S contingent with a fourth-place finish in 18 minutes, 3.7 seconds. Teammates Megan Churm (eighth, 18:22) and Jessica Franklin (10th, 18:24.2) also chipped in for M-S.

At Mattoon. Unity won the 12-team Cumberland Invitational. Jordan Harmon won the race in 18 minutes, 50.65 seconds. Teammate Caroline Bachert placed second in 19:08.93. St. Joseph-Ogden finished second, with Faith Houston (19:13.87) and Cassidy Bagby (19:30.83) in third and fourth, respectively.

In girls' swimming

At Champaign. Metamora defeated Champaign Central 99-84 in a dual meet at Centennial's Unit 4 Pool. River Jones led the Maroons with first-place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 25.87 seconds and in the 100 backstroke (1:12.25).

At Urbana. Centennial placed second at the eight-team Urbana Invitational. Elizabeth Gile won the 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes, 2.71 seconds and the 100 butterfly (1:00.32). Isabelle Seten won the 50 freestyle (25.52) and the 100 freestyle (56.83). Lauren Feddersen won the 500 freestyle (5:32.39) and the 100 breaststroke (1:09.78) for the Chargers.

At Chicago. Uni High won the University of Chicago Maroon Invite. Ema Rajic paced the Illineks with first-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.21 seconds and the 100 breaststroke (1:04.07). Rajic, Reed Broaders, Angelynn Huang and Raine Bernhard teamed up to win the 200 medley relay (1:54.04).

— Matt Daniels