Carter paces Vikings
CHAMPAIGN – Meet champion Kim Carter led Danville to victory Saturday in the girls' division of the Central Invitational cross-country meet at Parkland College.
Carter was timed in 20 minutes, 50.80 seconds in the 3-mile race, finishing nearly 28 seconds ahead of the runner-up.
In the boys' race, the Vikings' Jovon Shaw (16:38.59) was the individual winner, but Central had three top-10 runners and shared team honors (42 points apiece) with Pontiac. The Maroons' leaders were Kain Shirley (sixth), Jon Picchietti (seventh) and Daniel Coleman (eighth).
At Edwardsville. Neli Crawford finished ninth to lead Centennial to fourth place in the 10-team Edwardsville Invitational. Crawford had a time of 20:44, six seconds ahead of teammate Audrey White, who placed 11th.
In boys' soccer:
At Hoopeston. Goalkeeper Tyler Davis extended his streak of shutouts to six matches, leading Hoopeston Area to the title of its Cornjerker Classic. Hoopeston rolled to a 5-0 victory against Iroquois West behind Max Steinbaugh's two goals and an assist. Matt Benjamin had a goal and two assists for the Cornjerkers. Hoopeston also tied Olympia 0-0.
Blue Ridge went 2-0 in the final day of the two-day event, shutting out St. Joseph-Ogden 8-0 and Iroquois West 4-0. Jonathan Malone had five goals and three assists for the Knights, while Kevin Price added three goals and six assists.
At Morton. Urbana bounced back from a 5-0 loss to Edwardsville by defeating Moline 4-1 behind Adam Blackman's two goals in the Morton Invitational. Victor Hernandez assisted on three Tiger goals.
Judah Christian 8, Meridian 1. A hat trick by Jason Mills propelled Judah Christian at home. Alex Berry and Josh Himelick each added a goal and an assist for the Tribe (9-0-0).
At Rockton. Jacob Bushue scored two goals to lead Centennial to a 3-1 victory against Rockford Guilford in the Rockton Hononegah tournament. The Chargers (4-8) bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Arlington Heights Hersey. Ben Flodstrom had two assists against Guilford.
At Bradley. Danville won three of four matches and finished second in the Bradley-Bourbonnais tournament. Morgan King had 20 kills and 37 digs for the Vikings. McKenzie Hodges finished with 62 assists, and Shawneis Jones contributed 20 kills and four blocks.
At Windsor. Tuscola finished second in the Windsor tournament, falling 25-16, 25-19 to the host school for the title. Lindsay Troike had 22 kills and Anna Frye 19 for the Warriors. Audrey Mooney and Taylor Turner contributed 16 and 14 digs, respectively. Troike also had nine service aces.
In girls' swimming:
At Champaign. Emma Newman won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 breaststroke, leading Champaign Central to second place in the 12-team Chargers Invitational at Unit 4 Pool. Other area winners included Urbana's Jenny Hill (100 freestyle), Danville's Laura Drennan (100 butterfly) and Champaign Central's Hannah Newman (200 freestyle).
The Central foursome of Mary Lacine, Sara Fundator and the Newmans won the 200 medley relay.
In girls' tennis:
Bradley-Bourbonnais 4, Urbana 1. Katarina Marjanovic did not lost a game in rolling to a singles victory for Urbana's lone point in a 4-1 road loss to Bradley-Bourbonnais.
In boys' golf:
At Paris. Salt Fork had three scorers among the top five and won the 14-team Paris Invitational by 18 strokes. Mat Bowen finished second with a 78, Ryan Anderson was third at 79 and Jordan Danzl placed fifth at 82.