Monday's prep highlights: BHRA ends Fisher/GCMS' soccer run

Monday's prep highlights: BHRA ends Fisher/GCMS' soccer run

In volleyball

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 2, Sullivan 0. Taylor Powell posted a well-rounded effort of seven kills, three aces and two digs as the Knights (6-5) turned away the Redskins (0-8) by a 25-12, 25-14 score in non-league play. Makenzie Brown added three kills, two aces, a dig and a block for ALAH.

Cerro Gordo 2, Central A&M 0. Sydney Walker's nine kills, five digs, two blocks and one ace aided the Broncos (13-3) in a 26-24, 25-16 nonconference success at home. Ella Mann notched 12 assists for Cerro Gordo.

Cissna Park 2, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 1. Despite falling in the first set, the Timberwolves (7-3) overcame the visiting Blue Devils (4-7) in a 19-25, 25-22, 25-17 nonconference result. Sloan Boyce's 19 kills and three aces paced Cissna Park, which was helped by 11 digs and 32 assists from Anna Jennings. Emily Meidel filed 17 kills, 10 digs and five blocks for BHRA, while Ashlynn Griffin sported 32 assists.

Fisher 2, Judah Christian 1. Shelbee Owens and Lauren Sommer each piled up double-digit kills with 17 and 11, respectively, as the host Bunnies (2-9) got by the Tribe (5-6) in a 25-21, 23-25, 25-18 nonconference result.

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 2, Iroquois West 0. Jessica Freehill smacked 10 kills to help the Falcons (2-4) to a 25-9, 25-9 non-league victory over the Raiders (0-10). Madi Eberle (five digs) and Payton Allen (five aces) also contributed for GCMS. Shelby Johnson's two kills led IW.

Heritage 2, Okaw Valley 1. Aliya Holloman's 12-kill, 12-dig double-double aided the Hawks (9-2), as they outlasted the hosts 25-17, 22-25, 37-35 in non-league play. Gracyn Allen potted eight kills and 21 digs for Heritage, while Breauna Buck slammed 10 kills.

Neoga 2, Bement 1. Shelby Strack's 10 kills and 24 digs went for naught as the Bulldogs (2-8) were stifled 25-20, 23-25, 25-16 in non-league play. Ellie Shonkwiler (eight kills, 14 digs) and Tatum Auth (22 assists, 12 digs) also helped Bement.

Prairie Central 2, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 1. Lexie Rieck's 16 digs and five aces shone a light for the host Hawks (12-4) in a 30-32, 25-16, 25-11 non-league win over the Panthers (7-3). Amber Graf's nine kills and Merryn Krenz's 22 assists also played positive roles for Prairie Central.

Rantoul 2, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 0. The host Eagles (3-11) won their third straight tilt by taking care of the Buffaloes (1-5), 25-18, 25-22 in non-league play. MyeJoi Williams' five kills, three blocks and three aces topped Rantoul's chart, as did nine digs from Alexia Sherrick. Taylor Stal and Kasie Anderson each collected four kills for G-RF.

South Newton (Ind.) 3, Watseka 2. Though Kennedy Bauer collected a massive 26-kill, 22-dig double-double, the visiting Warriors (8-5) couldn't prevail in a 20-25, 25-16, 25-20, 19-25, 15-12 outcome. Mallory Drake also had a double-double for Watseka with 12 kills and 19 digs.

Tri-County 2, Marshall 0. Grace Burnside tabbed nine kills to lead the visiting Titans (5-2) to a 25-23, 25-17 non-league victory. Morgan Houia posted 14 assists for Tri-County, which received 10 digs, four kills and three aces from Julia Robertson.

Tuscola 2, Chrisman 0. The visiting Warriors (6-6) upended the Cardinals (1-5) by a 25-12, 25-12 score in non-league action as Katie Dean posted seven kills. Maddie Green added 16 assists for Tuscola. Haley Chaney's four kills and Hannah Lunger's six assists keyed Chrisman.

Villa Grove 2, Salt Fork 0. Jordyn Ray's eight kills and Reagan Cheely's 10 assists helped the Blue Devils (5-6) to a 25-22, 29-27 nonconference triumph over the visiting Storm (3-5).

In boys' soccer

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 2, Fisher/Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 0. Drew Reifsteck potted one goal in each half as the host Blue Devils (7-0-1) stunned the previously unbeaten Bunnies (10-1) in nonconference play. Andrew Tingley notched a four-save shutout in net for BHRA, and Ethan Kasper turned in 13 saves for Fisher/GCMS in the setback.

Hoopeston Area 3, Judah Christian 2. Rhys Root tallied with less than three minutes to play as the Cornjerkers (6-0) overcame a two-goal halftime deficit to down the Tribe (5-4) in nonconference action. Carson Alwardt and Lucas Hofer each potted a goal as well for Hoopeston. Tyler Grenda hit the back of the net twice for Judah Christian, and Griffin Fazio turned in four saves.

Monticello 10, Mt. Pulaski 1. Luke Rudolph scored four goals to lead the Sages (3-5) to a dominant nonconference win on the road. Jayden Weigel notched two goals and three assists for Monticello, while Jake Edmondson added a goal and three helpers.

Rantoul 4, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Westville 2. Second-half tallies from Corbin Nelson and Marrico Jackson weren't enough for the visiting Buffaloes (0-7-1) in a nonconference setback to the Eagles (2-4-1).

Schlarman 2, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 1. The host Hilltoppers (1-5) snagged their first success of the season by dumping the Knights (1-6-1) in non-league action.

Uni High 2, St. Thomas More 2. In a rematch of a 2017 Class 1A sectional final, the Illineks (7-2-3) and Sabers (6-5-2) played to a nonconference draw. Lawrence Taritsa netted both of Uni High's goals, while Joe Sellett and Bobby Kapolnek each dented the twine for STM.

In boys' golf

At Arcola. Jacob Butler's medalist-earning 35, and even-par score, lifted Arcola/Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond past Okaw Valley 173-199 at Kaskaskia Country Club. Dallas Sisk contributed a 40 to the Purple Riders' season-best cause.

At Danville. Izaiah Lusk shot a 39 and Kevin Clapp notched a 43 as Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin defeated Westville, Salt Fork and Danville 187-207-230-262 at Harrison Park Golf Course. The Tigers' Nick Pinter earned medalist distinction with a 33. The Storm was paced by Brody Althaus with a 50, while the Vikings received a 58 from Andrew Kittell.

At Fairbury. Josh Kilcullen and Carter Nowak went 1-2 for Prairie Central with a 35 and 36, respectively, to carry the Hawks past Watseka 154-175 at Indian Creek Golf Course. Lukas Ball's 39 and Cam Barragree's 43 paced the Warriors.

At Gibson City. Connor Birky's 37 was the top result, pushing Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to a 168-197-200 triumph over Cissna Park and Fisher at Railside Golf Club. Matt Hunt's 44 was the second-best score for both the Falcons and the event. Dawson Savoree led the Timberwolves at 46, while Jake Kerns and Sean Ward both shot 44 for the Bunnies.

At Hoopeston. Milford's Brady Marshino tallied a 45 to take medalist honors and key the Bearcats to a 202-237-247 win over Donovan and Hoopeston Area at Hubbard Trail Golf Club. Luke McCabe's 49 backed Marshino's effort. The Cornjerkers were led by Keegan Roark's 55.

At Momence. Despite a career-best 48 from Kade Kimmel, Iroquois West couldn't overcome Grant Park in a 170-199 setback at Minne Monesse Golf Course. Brock Small and Jack McMillan each contributed a 49 for the Raiders.

At Monticello. Blue Ridge took down Monticello and Heyworth by a 184-194-223 tally to win a match at Monticello Golf Club. Aaron Jayne's 40 was the Knights' top result, with Gavin Raines adding a 49. Draelin Riden and Tanner Buehnerkemper carded a 47 and 48, respectively, to key the Sages. Bement's Zach Rogers shared medalist honors at 39 with Heyworth's Bode Wicklander as the Bulldogs did not record a team score.

At Windsor. Logan Richardson blasted a 37 to garner medalist honors as Tri-County (205) placed second in a three-team event with Shelbyville (192) and Tuscola (236) at Fox Prairie Golf Course. Holden Kile's 55 was next-best for the Titans. The Warriors were paced by Matthew Erickson's 51.

In girls' golf

At Atlanta. The Monticello pairing of Molly Stringer and Ashley Long carded a 70, settling for second place in a scorecard playoff with Eureka's Carolyn Pacocha and Kassidy Post at the Olympia Invitational. The event was a two-girl scramble, hosted by North Greens Golf Course and attended by six programs.

At Pontiac. Hannah Austman tied for seventh with a 98 to head Prairie Central at the Pontiac Invitational, played at Pontiac Elks Lodge and Golf Course. The Hawks landed in third place among eight teams with a 416, well off champion Geneva (346). Watseka earned seventh place at 466, with Natalie Schroeder also shooting 98.

At Savoy. Medalist honors went to Champaign Central's Mackenzie McCoy, as her 39 paced the Maroons to a win over Centennial and Mt. Zion (190-201-221) at the U of I Blue Course. McCoy was supported by a 46 from Alaea Francis. The Chargers were paced by Claire Sherrick (45) and Addie Archer (48).

In boys' cross-country

At Shelbyville. JD Barrett clocked 16 minutes, 51.67 seconds to place fifth at the Shelbyville Trail Invitational and lead Tuscola to runner-up status out of 12 teams. The Warriors' 77 finished behind only Marshall (53). Bement landed in eighth as a unit thanks to a second-place display from Luke Brewer (16:21.57). Sullivan took ninth, paced by Chase McClure's 17:53.52.

In girls' cross-country

At Shelbyville. Ashton Smith jaunted to 11th place for Tuscola in a time of 21 minutes, 50.53 seconds as the Warriors slotted fifth out of seven teams in the Shelbyville Trail Invitational with 114 points. The host Rams were the champions at 44 points. Sullivan's Katherine Kite (ninth, 21:28.63) fared best for the Redskins, who didn't have a team score.

In girls' tennis

At Champaign. Danville racked up a clean sweep of St. Thomas More in a 9-0 result. Lauren Ellis, Erin Houpt, Emma Towne and Krysten Kagels all were double victors for the Vikings. Nora Kelley kept her singles match closest for the Sabers, falling to Kagels 3-6, 6-2, 12-10 at No. 5.

At Watseka. Kelsie Rabideau posted a singles victory, but the Warriors otherwise were stalled in a 6-1 loss to Pontiac. Rabideau defeated Megan Eck 6-2, 6-3 at the No. 2 position.

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