CHAMPAIGN — Team chemistry was important to Payton Woods when picking a college, even though the Champaign Central senior swimmer takes part in an individual sport.
In addition to Michigan State’s business school and the culture in East Lansing, Mich., that’s why Woods committed to swim for the Spartans last week.
Oakwood/A-P Boys’ Cross-Country
After not fielding a full team last year, the Comets advanced to sectionals by finishing sixth at the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Regional. Senior Jon Davis won the meet, Lucas Vasquez was 34th and a trio of freshmen contributed.
PAXTON — When it comes to all-out 3-mile races, Oakwood’s Jon Davis is without peers in Class 1A.
But in 200-meter sprints, that’s not necessarily the case.
RUNNER, SCHOOL TIME
J. Davis, Oakwood 14:10
A. Keeble, Mahomet-Seymour 14:36
Warnes, Unity 14:44
Walmer, Mahomet-Seymour 14:55
Butcher, Mahomet-Seymour 15:05
Eisenmenger, Unity 15:06
In boys’ soccer
CLASS 2A REGIONALS
■ Urbana 8, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Westville 0. Magnus Parente recorded a hat trick and had an assist on one of two goals scored by Ndusino Madela as the Tigers advanced to Saturday’s regional final on their home field.
BISMARCK-HENNING BOYS’ GOLF
Hunter Keith led the way with a two-round score of 176 as Bismarck-Henning finished 10th at the Class 1A state meet. Skyler Mitchell finished with a score of 181, Blake Douglass shot 187 and Kade Smith carded a 190.
CENTENNIAL GIRLS’ TENNIS
Mahomet-Seymour boys’ cross-country
Why he was chosen: The Mahomet-Seymour senior won the Corn Belt title last Saturday with a time of 14 minutes, 36.81 seconds, guiding the Bulldogs to the team title as well in Eureka.
It's Week 9 of the high school football season. How many teams are already in the playoffs? Who has work left to do? And who wins the annual rivalry game between Centennial and Central? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to deliver answers to any of that and whatever other preps-related topic is on your mind. His weekly chat gets started at 12:30 p.m.