In girls' tennis
At Champaign. Emily Lydic won her singles and doubles matches, leading Centennial to a 9-0 victory against Decatur Eisenhower. Lydic claimed her No. 1 singles match 6-1, 6-0 and teamed with Sophie Kim to win their No. 2 doubles match 8-0. Allison Hansen and Lauren Neitzel won their No. 1 doubles match 8-0.
Photos from the high school girls tennis meet between Centennial and Decatur Eisenhower in Champaign, Ill. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012.
Arthur-Lovington 2, Chrisman 0. KARLY GOODMAN had 12 kills and SHERELLE COLLER had 18 assists for the host Lancers in a 25-12, 26-24 win. BRETT BISHOP had eight kills and five blocks for the Cardinals.
Normal West Invite. Paced by fourth-place finisher REIS DeSANTIS, Centennial finished third in the team standings. AARON MILLER was seventh and ALEC SHEDELBOWER was 12th for the Chargers.
In the girls' race, Centennial's REBECCA KAEFRING was third and JAKI VIPOND 10th.
St. Thomas More 2, Urbana 0. The Sabers outbattled visiting Urbana 25-18, 25-20 behind Lexi Wallen's nine kills and Katie Kulas' five service aces and five kills. Alayana Jackson had five kills and three blocks for the Tigers, who received seven kills from Kelsea Bishop.
Bloomington 2, STM 1. Lexi Wallen had 18 kills and 14 digs for visiting St. Thomas More in a 23-25, 25-18, 25-11 loss. Hannah Murray contributed 20 assists and 12 digs for the Sabers.
What a school year! State championship teams, state championship individuals, top-ranked teams. Underclassmen who have already committed to Division I universities. Athletes who are being wooed by Division I coaches. Some memories are still vivid in our minds. Some had almost been forgotten.
Last year, schools such as Clinton, Danville, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, St. Thomas More and Tuscola were among the ones upset with the IHSA's postseason assignments, which are based on enrollments.
This year, Danville and Monticello are among the ones unhappy with how the enrollment breaks worked out.
MONTICELLO — The Okaw Valley Conference will start its 87th year of competition in August.
It won't be the last year for the venerable league, but it likely will be the next-to-last in its current 12-school setup.
Coach of the year: Scott Davis, Champaign Central