Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial volleyball wins opener

Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial volleyball wins opener

In volleyball

Cissna Park Tip-Off Tournament

Watseka 2, Armstrong-Potomac 1. Watseka rebounded after losing the first set to beat A-P 25-27, 25-20, 15-6. Kennedy Bauer put up a double-double for the Warriors (3-0) with 10 kills and 10 assists. Sarah Porter had 13 kills and 30 digs for the Trojans (2-1).

Cissna Park 2, Schlarman 1. Anna Jennings had 23 assists and three aces, as Cissna Park (3-0) beat Schlarman 15-25, 25-11, 15-11.

Schlarman 2, Hoopeston Area 0. Schlarman (2-1) topped Hoopeston Area 26-16, 25-22. Emma Bogen had 10 kills and five blocks in the Hilltoppers' two matches.


Centennial 2, Lincoln 0. Centennial opened the season with a 25-12, 25-21 victory against Lincoln, with Maggie Pitcher leading the Chargers (1-0) with five kills and five digs.

St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 0. Emory Ericksen had six kills and Kennedi Burnett put down five to lead SJ-O (1-0) past BHRA in a 25-5, 25-11 sweep. Allison Farnsworth had three blocks, three digs and one kill for the Blue Devils (0-2).

Tuscola 2, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 0. Maddie Green set a balanced Tuscola offense with 12 assists in a 25-20, 25-21 sweep for the Warriors (2-0). Taylor Powell paced the Knights (0-1) with nine kills and eight digs.

St. Thomas More 2, Urbana 0. St. Thomas More (2-0) swept Urbana 25-18, 25-14 behind 14 assists and three aces from Carolina Kerr.

Heritage 2, Salt Fork 0. Olivia Sorensen powered a productive Heritage attack with 26 assists as the Hawks (1-0) topped Salt Fork (0-1) in a sweep, 25-23, 25-14.

Blue Ridge 2, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 0. Avery Fisher put up 23 assists and eight digs to lead Blue Ridge (2-0) to a 25-19, 25-23 victory against GCMS. Jessica Freehill paced the Falcons (0-2) with nine kills and three aces.

Oakwood 2, Rantoul 0. Myejoi Williams had six kills and three aces, but Rantoul (0-1) dropped its opener in straight sets.

Warrensburg-Latham 2, Argenta-Oreana 1. Camilyn Newbanks had 18 assists and nine digs to lead A-O, but the Bombers (1-1) didn't have enough in a 17-25, 25-21, 25-17 Warrensburg win.

Judah Christian 2, Bement 0. Judah Christian bounced back from its season-opening loss Tuesday with a 25-10, 25-9 victory against Bement (0-2). Michelle Miller had four kills, three aces and two blocks for the Tribe (1-1). Brittani Dalton had eight digs for the Bulldogs (0-2).

Prairie Central 2, East Peoria 0. Merryn Krenz had 14 assists and four aces as Prairie Central (1-1) beat East Peoria 26-24, 25-22 in nonconference action.

Tri-Point 2, Iroquois West 0. Iroquois West got three blocks and two kills from Ashley Aguliera, but the Raiders (0-2) fell 25-14, 25-11 to Tri-Point.

Chrisman 2, Riverton (Ind.) Parke 1. Chrisman rallied in the third set to salvage a 25-18, 13-25, 25-20 victory against Parke and even its record to 1-1 on the season. Maecy Johnson led the Cardinals with 10 aces, six kills and two blocks.

Villa Grove 2, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 1. Villa Grove won its season opener 25-22, 21-25, 26-24 against G-RF. Lacey Steinbaugh had 28 assists, 12 digs, three kills and two aces for the Buffaloes (0-2).In boys' soccerFisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 9, Olympia 0. Caleb Bleich and Will Shook had a hat trick apiece as Fisher/GCMS (2-0-0) routed Olympia.

Uni High 3, St. Joseph-Ogden 0. Lawrence Taritsa scored a pair of first-half goals in the shutout win for Uni High (1-0-1) against SJ-O (1-0-2).

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 5, Watseka 0. Cameron Douglass put up three goals and an assist as BHRA (1-0) won its season opener. Watseka goalkeeper Andrew Heuring finished with 16 saves for the Warriors (0-3).

Hoopeston Area 5, St. Anne 0. Two second half goals got Ethan Smith his hat trick in a shutout win for Hoopeston Area (3-0).

Decatur MacArthur 6, Monticello 4. Monticello fell behind in the first half and couldn't catch up in its loss to MacArthur. The Sages (1-2) got one goal apiece from four different players, including goalkeeper Rye Johnson, who had three first-half saves.

Iroquois West 6, Blue Ridge 0. Diego Camarena had a hat trick at halftime and added a fourth goal and an assist in the second half of a home win for Iroquois West (3-0). The Knights (0-2-1) got nine saves from Abby Bolen.

Unity 4, Oakwood/Salt Fork 1. Unity scored three times in the second half to pull away for its second win of the season. Alex Stahl paced the Rockets (2-1) with one goal and two assists. Brady Tevebaugh scored the lone goal for the Comets (2-1).

Danville First Baptist 2, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Westville 1. First Baptist bounced back from a 1-0 halftime deficit with a pair of second half goals to top G-RF/W. Joel Menez and Colin Merritt scored for First Baptist. Marrico Jackson scored for the Buffaloes (0-1-1).

Decatur St. Teresa 7, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 0. ALAH dropped to 0-1-1 on the season with its shutout loss to St. Teresa.

In boys' golf

At Lincoln. Centennial got a 3-over 38 from Thomas Green, but the Chargers dropped a dual match to Lincoln at Lincoln Elks Country Club. Centennial shot 171 as a team to finish 12 strokes behind the Railsplitters.

At Tuscola. Tuscola shot 215 as a team but dropped a dual match to Paris at Ironhorse Golf Club. Matt Erickson led the Warriors with a 52.

At Danville. Izaiah Lusk shot a 46 to earn medalist honors and lead Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin to a win against Danville at Harrison Park Golf Course. Jared Hotsinpiller's 47 paced Danville.

At Pontiac. Rantoul/Paxton-Buckley-Loda shot a 162 as a team — paced by matching 39s from Casey Moore and Casey Dilman — but the Eagles lost by five strokes to Pontiac at Pontiac Elks Lodge and Golf Course.

At Gibson City. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley remained undefeated and moved to 6-0 this fall after topping Heyworth by 69 strokes at Railside Golf Club. Connor Birky carded a 35 to earn medalist honors for the Falcons.

At Farmer City. Blue Ridge junior Aaron Jayne carded a 3-over 38 at Woodlawn Country Club, but the Knights couldn't keep pace with Eureka in a three-team match. Blue Ridge shot 174 as a team to finish seven strokes behind the Hornets.

At Sheldon. Milford's James Birch fired a 39 to earn medalist honors in a four-team match at Shewami Country Club. The Bearcats also took home the team title with a 168. Ryan Tilstra carded a 44 to lead Iroquois, while Keegan Roark had a 49 for Hoopeston Area.

At Savoy. Prairie Central's Carter Nowak and Trey Bazzell each shot 39 to lead the Hawks past St. Thomas More at the U of I Blue Course. Spencer Burgin carded a 48 to pace the Sabers.

At Rantoul. Fisher's Sean Ward shot a 42 to lead the Bunnies, but it wasn't enough in a 168 to 199 loss to Tri-Valley at Willow Pond Golf Course.

At Moweaqua. Sullivan's Caden Ellis fired a 3-under 33 to lead the Redskins to a win against Arcola, Shelbyville and Central A&M. Dallas Sisk shot a 38 for the Purple Riders.

At Saybrook. Ridgeview's Allan Kindred earned medalist honors with a 36 at Indian Springs Golf Course, but the Mustangs lost to El Paso-Gridley and Bloomington Central Catholic.

In girls' golf

At Tuscola. Tuscola's Claire Ring earned medalist honors with a 43 at Ironhorse Golf Club in a three-team match against Centennial and Paris. The Chargers were the only full team and shot a team score of 198. Claire Sherrick led Centennial with a 44.

At Gibson City. Sidney Hood earned medalist honors for Fisher with a 44 at Railside Golf Club. Host Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley had the only full team and shot 207, as Megan Moody led with a 45. Anna Duden carded a 46 as Armstrong-Potomac's lone golfer.

At Sheldon. Iroquois West shaved 16 strokes from their first match of the season to beat Milford 235 to 250 at Shewami Country Club. Marissa Pool earned medalist honors for the Raiders with a 55, while Bailey Lutz shot a 56 to lead Milford.

At Fairbury. Prairie Central put up a team score of 213 but came up one stroke short in a dual match with El Paso-Gridley at Indian Creek Golf Course. Alycia Deaton shot a 51 to lead the Hawks.

In boys' cross-country

At Sullivan. Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond's Layton Hall finished first at the five-team meet with a time of 17 minutes, 9 seconds, but Tuscola ran away with the team title. The Warriors had three runners in the top 10 with J.D. Barrett (17:59), Noah Woods (18:54) and Mason Day (18:55) in fourth through sixth. Bement's Luke Brewer (17:38) finished third.

In girls' cross-country

At Sullivan. Sullivan's Katherine Kite ran 22 minutes, 36 seconds to place third as the top area finisher in the five-team meet. The host Redskins finished second as a team behind Teutopolis. Tuscola was third. Other area runners in the top five included Tuscola's Brynn Tabeling (22:56) in fourth.In girls' tennisAt Urbana. Erin Wright won her singles match and teamed up with Courtney Fouke for a doubles victory, but Urbana lost 7-2 to Paris at Blair Park. Both of Wright's matches went to a tiebreaker, as she won 4-6, 6-4 (10-2) in singles and worked with Fouke for a 3-6, 6-2 (10-8) doubles win.