Thursday's highlights: Danville tennis duo remains alive

In tennis

At suburban Chicago. The Danville doubles duo of Rachael Lewis and Rebecca Lewis reached the third round at the IHSA state championship tournament before losing. The Vikings tandem, seeded Nos. 17-32, won its first two matches in straight sets. They then lost to a Winnetka New Trier duo seeded Nos. 9-16.

The Lewises will face the Gurnee Warren tandem of Max Mella and Courtney Sunday, seeded Nos. 17-32, today in the fourth round of the consolation bracket.
In singles, Lauren Neitzel of Centennial rebounded from a first-round defeat to win a pair of consolation-bracket matches. The Chargers sophomore was eliminated in the consolation third round, finishing with a 2-2 record.

In volleyball

Mahomet-Seymour 2, Normal U-High 1. With Mason Moore racking up 28 assists, the Bulldogs defeated the host Pioneers for the first time since 2006 — 25-23, 19-25, 25-22. Sirena Woo finished with 15 digs and five service aces for M-S (20-11), which reached the 20-victory mark for the second year in a row.

Schlarman 2, Oakwood 0. The Hilltoppers improved to 13-0 in the Vermilion Valley Conference by rolling to a 25-4, 25-10 victory at Danville. Laura Gross led Schlarman (22-3) with 11 kills, and teammate Jordan Marganski recorded 14 assists.

Arthur-Lovington 2, Arcola 1. The Lancers clinched the Little Okaw Valley title, recovering from a first-set loss to defeat the host Purple Riders 21-25, 25-18, 25-16 and improve to 9-1 in the conference. Jessica Davis led A-L with 12 kills, and teammate Sherelle Coller totaled 26 assists. Karly Goodman added nine kills, six digs and three blocks for A-L.

Tri-County 2, Cerro Gordo 1. Alex Hudson’s 24 assists and seven digs rallied the Titans to a 12-25, 25-16, 25-20 road win. Ana Brown contributed seven kills and eight digs in the victory. Leah Henricks finished with six kills and 15 digs for the Broncos, while teammate Stephanie Shook racked up 18 digs.

Maroa-Forsyth 2, Argenta-Oreana 0. Alexa Jones had five kills and four assists for the Bombers in a 25-9, 25-12 home loss. Jones also led A-O in digs with three.

Decatur St. Teresa 2, Sullivan 0. Emily Neuhauser recorded five kills and five digs for the Redskins in a 25-9, 25-18 home defeat.

Bement 2, Heritage 1. The Bulldogs pulled out a 26-24, 17-25, 25-22 road win behind Abby Trott’s double-double (26 assists, 13 digs). Taylor Wegrich added eight kills and eight digs, while MaddiE Mann contributed 10 digs and seven kills. Taylor Wienke had seven service aces and Jen Lannon totaled 12 digs for Heritage.

Chrisman 2, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 1. Shelby Warner’s four kills and two service aces helped the Cardinals rally to a 15-25, 25-16, 25-16 road victory.

Prairie Central 2, Eureka 1. Maddie Bounds’ double-double (11 kills, 15 digs) propelled Prairie Central to a 25-13, 20-25, 25-17 road victory. Katie Kupferschmid led the Hawks in digs with 16, and teammate Shania Scurlock totaled 25 assists.

Unity 2, Tuscola 0. The host Rockets won 25-17, 25-11. Karli Allen had five kills for the Warriors.

Salt Fork 2, Westville 1. The Storm pulled out a 25-21, 23-25, 25-18 road victory behind Britton Seaman’s eight kills and eight blocks. Allie Trosper notched 27 assists for Salt Fork (24-6), which finished second in the Vermilion Valley at 12-1. Alexa Kantout had six kills and six blocks for the Tigers.

Armstrong-Potomac 2, Bismarck-Henning 1. Double-doubles by Rachel miles (14 kills, 22 digs) and Morgan zindars (25 assists, 16 digs) rallied the Trojans to a 16-25, 25-23, 25-23 home win. Mary Bass finished with 10 kills, eight digs and four blocks for the Blue Devils.

Clinton 2, Meridian 1. Taylor Filkin’s 10 kills and five blocks lifted the Maroons to a 25-15, 30-32, 25-18 home victory. Miranda Ennis racked up 25 digs for Clinton.

HOIC TOURNAMENT
El Paso-Gridley 2, LeRoy 1. The Panthers lost 25-17, 13-25, 15-7 despite Kayle Beadles’ 18 digs and Briana Retter’s 15 assists.

In swimming

At Champaign. Haley Plattner recorded Champaign Central’s lone victory in a 111-74 loss to Bloomington at Unit 4 Pool. Plattner finished first in the 100-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 2.89 seconds. She also contributed to two runner-up relays.

 

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