Girls Golf

Girls Golf

Final area girls' golf stats

Name, School Rounds Avg.

Bowie, St. Thomas More 20 36.0

Asklund, St. Thomas More 20 39.0

Hayasaki, Central 20 39.2

McCoy, Central 22 44.0

Stringer, Monticello 17 44.6

Darush, Sullivan 16 46.4

Hoel, Tuscola 11 46.4

McTaggart, Iroquois West 12 46.4

Spangler, GCMS 22 46.5

Chora, Central 2 47.0

Darish, Sullvian 14 47.0

Girls’ Golf Coach of the Year

Why she's coach of the year: Not only did Hettermann lead St. Thomas More to within a stroke of her fifth state trophy, she's molded Player of the Year Alaina Bowie since she was in the sixth grade.

Season highlights: "Getting to state as a team and placing fourth."

STM's Bowie has got the drive

CHAMPAIGN — Alaina Bowie sat back in her chair and considered the question, as she is prone to do.

When did she realize she was a good golfer?

"I guess sometimes I still don't know if I am," the St. Thomas More sophomore said. "I guess it depends on who you're comparing yourself to, right?"

11 local schools to leave LOVC; new conference anticipated

After a week’s worth of speculation, as well as submissions of withdrawal from two local schools, 13 other institutions have opted to leave the Little Okaw Valley Conference after the 2018-19 academic year.

Villa Grove, Heritage plan to leave LOVC; more departures expected

In its fourth academic year, the two-division Little Okaw Valley Conference is facing major change. At least two schools in the 18-institution league have filed for withdrawal, and more notifications could be on the way.

Maroons, Sabers finish out strong

NORMAL — The goal to win a state championship didn't materialize for the Champaign Central boys' golf team.

Nor the St. Thomas More girls' golf team.

But their final-day performances on Saturday at their respective state tournaments left both coaches of their respective programs more than pleased.

STM's date with state awaits

Get to know more about the St. Thomas More girls' golf team — from left, (front row) Abby Ewing and Cassie To; (back row) Veronica Burton, Tessa Tomasco, Sammy Miller, Kait Asklund, Maeve Kirby, Alaina Bowie, Mia Kirby and Bri Hege — before the Sabers tee off at the Class 1A state tournament today in Decatur:

Maroons are going back for more

SAVOY — The cell phone Mike Osterbur carried with him on Monday started heating up once Justin McCoy did, too.

Osterbur, Champaign Central's boys' golf coach, doubled as the official scorer during Monday's Class 2A sectional the Maroons hosted at the University of Illinois Orange Course.

Prep highlights: Andrade, Centennial win big over Rantoul

In football
Lawrenceville 14, Blue Ridge 8. The host Knights kept it close, but couldn't pull out a nonconference win, falling to 2-5 on the season and getting eliminated from the playoffs in the process.

In girls' golf

Oct. 6 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 2:00pm

Will a quarterback change spark the Illinois football team Saturday at Iowa? Is there anything else Lovie Smith and Co. can do to right the ship? On the high school side of things, which teams and players are the ones to watch with postseason play beginning to get underway? Anything is fair game in sports editor Matt Daniels' weekly chat, which gets going at 2 p.m. on Friday.