Girls Golf

Girls Golf

Prep pulse: Dec. 24, 2018

Overshadowed by recent news of IHSA football going to a district scheduling format was a report just a short time earlier that affects many other high school sports.

Last Monday, the IHSA released enrollment classifications for fall sports during the 2019-2020 and 2020-21 school years. This is the first piece of the IHSA's new two-year classification format.

Final area girls' golf leaders: Nov. 13, 2018

Name, School Rnds Avg.

Bowie, STM 27 37.9

McCoy, Central 11 40.4

Stringer, Monticello 19 43.0

Mi. Kirby, STM 26 43.6

Ring, Tuscola 10 44.3

Sherrick, Centennial 18 44.9

Long, Monticello 19 45.2

Spangler, GCMS 17 45.3

Ma. Kirby, STM 27 45.5

Miller, STM 27 45.5

Moody, GCMS 17 45.5

Schroeder, Watseka 10 45.5

2018 All-Area girls' golf teams

All-Area First Team


Alaina Bowie Jr. St. Thomas More

Mia Kirby So. St. Thomas More

Mackenzie McCoy Sr. Champaign Central

Claire Sherrick Sr. Centennial

Shannon Spangler Sr. GCMS

Molly Stringer Jr. Monticello

All-Area Second Team


Sidney Hood Jr. Fisher

Meet the first team | 2018 N-G All-Area girls' golf

Alaina Bowie, Jr. | St. Thomas More

Signing Day 2018-19: Locals heading to college

Photos from local high school athletes during the 2018-19 school year signing with their various colleges to continue athletic careers. Submit your photo at

Area golf leaders: Oct. 15, 2018


Name, School Rnds Ave.

C. Ellis, Sullivan 18 35.7

Pinter, Westville 18 36.6

Richardson, Tri-County 17 37.7

McCoy, Central 28 37.8

Nelson, University High 22 37.8

Birky, GCMS 16 37.9

Kilcullen, Prairie Central 12 38.6

Z. Rogers, Bement 17 39.3

Vanwinkle, Rantoul/PBL 19 39.9

Prep pulse: Oct. 15, 2018

A pair of unusual scenes unfolded at three different golf courses Friday afternoon.

STM girls' golf finishes fourth again; Ellis takes third

DECATUR — A disappointing first day could have derailed Alaina Bowie's run in the state tournament.

One birdie was as good as it got for the St. Thomas More junior in a frigid opening round at Red Tail Run Golf Course in Decatur, one year removed from finishing third as an individual.

It might have stayed disappointing, too, had Bowie been playing for herself.

Bowie, Sabers within striking distance at IHSA golf

Alan Dodds knew he didn't have to preach to his St. Thomas More girls' golfers about what to expect at this year's Class 1A state tournament.

Last year's fourth-place finish is all the evidence the first-year Sabers coach needed to understand his new team knew how to win at a high level. After all, five of six golfers from that state squad were back again for 2018.

Local coaches argue against new IHSA cut line rule

Sullivan coach Ben Richter composes an easy argument against the IHSA's new golf state tournament cut line, which debuts today at the five state tournaments across central Illinois.