Kroner's sectional tennis storylines

The postseason for girls’ tennis is unlike the format used throughout the regular season.

At tournament time, schools must pick two players to participate in singles and four others to form two doubles teams.

Thursday's prep highlights: B-H advances to regional final

In boys’ soccer

■ Bismarck-Henning 4, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 0. Blake Reifsteck scored two goals, and Josh Toler and Drake Swinford each had one as the Blue Devils won a regional semifinal match at Schlarman. The Blue Devils (13-5-1) advanced to the finals at 11 a.m. Saturday.

In volleyball

Tuesday's prep highlights: Six other golfers advance

In boys’ golf

■ At Normal. Six area individuals qualified for the Class 1A state golf meet as the rain-delayed Illinois State University Sectional concluded Tuesday at the Weibring Golf Course.

Teams of the Week: Schlarman volleyball in spotlight


Coach Heidi Crane’s team (14-2) extended its winning streak to 13 matches, all in two-set sweeps. Emily Christian had 52 assists, and Sierra Bell had 39 assists during a 4-0 week. Laura Gross totaled 41 kills.

Athletes of the Week: Neitzel and Berry

Cole Berry, St. Joseph-Ogden football

Why he was chosen: The senior kicker came through with what turned out to be a game-winning 23-yard field goal in the third quarter of the Spartans’ 17-14 victory against Maroa-Forsyth. The win kept SJ-O unbeaten at 7-0 heading into Friday’s rivalry game against Unity.

Bulletin board: Chargers on way to state golf

CHAMPAIGN — The Centennial boys’ golf team secured one of 12 berths in the Class 2A state tournament, advancing by 2 shots.

“We have played well all season, and it’s nice to reach our goal,” Centennial coach Mike Wallner said. “They have all played a lot of tournament golf, so I think they all handled the pressure well.”

Saturday's prep highlights: Centennial's Neitzel finishes first

In girls’ tennis

■ At Urbana. Centennial scored 82 points to finish second behind Normal Community (88) at the Big 12 Conference tournament.

Girls Tennis: Big 12 tennis meet

Area girls compete at the Big 12 tennis meet at Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. 

Tuesday's prep highlights: Centennial wins golf regional

In boys’ golf

■ At Savoy. Christian Khachaturian shot a 73 and Isaac Overman fired a 79 to lead Centennial to first place at the Class 2A Regional at the University of Illinois Blue Course.

High school notebook: Rantoul grad lands new coaching gig

Ex-Eagle steps in at Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE — Rantoul High graduate Sean Taylor — who coached Quincy boys’ basketball the past 11 years — was hired to rebuild a Jacksonville program that is coming off an 11-19 season and has finished below .500 eight of the past nine years.