URBANA — Alex Mestre walks barefoot along the hardwood floor at his family’s home in Urbana.
It’s a warm day in June, so the recent Urbana University High graduate is sporting navy blue shorts and dark gray T-shirt.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Urbana Uni High’s Alex Mestre and Edo Roth picked up another victory at the state tennis meet Saturday.
The Illineks beat Rockford Boylan’s Adam Dahlberg and Nate Muldowney 6-2, 6-4 in the consolation quarterfinals.
In the consolation semifinals, Lake Forest’s John Zordani and Scott Christian won 7-6(5), 6-3.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Urbana University High’s Alex Mestre and Edo Roth won their fourth-round doubles match before losing in the quarterfinals Friday at the IHSA state tennis meet.
MONTICELLO — Winning pitcher Hunter Hart struck out a career-high 16 batters, leading St. Joseph-Ogden to a 6-3 baseball victory against Argenta-Oreana in a Class 2A sectional semifinal game Thursday.
The Spartans (25-7) will play Olympia for the title at 11 a.m. Saturday.
URBANA — Edo Roth and Alex Mestre spent their Monday unlike any boys’ tennis state qualifier did.
The seniors from Urbana University High, who will make their fourth straight trip to the state meet when competition begins today in suburban Chicago, were front and center during the NCAA Championships at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex.
DANVILLE — Champaign Central wanted to keep its string of sectional tennis titles intact.
Centennial wanted to end it.
The Maroons, thanks to the play of Austin Aten in the top singles spot, were able to win their fourth straight sectional championship.
Class 1A regionals
Bismarck-Henning 1, Hoopeston Area 0. Dylan Dodd struck out 14 in a four-hit shutout, and Chase Swinford drove in the lone run with a double in the fourth inning. Bryce Leigh and Kendall Walder combined on a two-hitter for the Cornjerkers, who outhit the Blue Devils 4-2.
BLOOMINGTON — Holding a one-point lead heading into singles play Saturday at the Big 12 boys’ tennis championship, Centennial coach Don Waybright knew the Chargers had to win a few titles.