M-S girls' tennis 'breaking the mold'

Unconventional might be the only way to describe the Mahomet-Seymour girls’ tennis team.

With no tennis courts in Mahomet, playing at home isn’t an option. So the Bulldogs commute to Champaign to practice on courts at Parkland College.

Saturday's prep highlights: PBL places second at volleyball invite

In volleyball

■ At Paxton. Paxton-Buckley-Loda was the runner-up in the PBL Invitational. PBL lost to Lexington 2-0 (25-15, 25-19) in the championship match. Kellyn Maynard had nine service points and six kills. Eve Bahler had 20 assists. Maynard, Bahler and Sarah Watts were named to the all-tournament team.

Thursday's prep highlights: Hockman leads M-S boys' golf

In volleyball

Centennial 2, Urbana 0. Jaime Johnson had 17 assists, four kills and five digs and Kelly Braghini and Jordyn Jones each had six kills as the Chargers (11-5) swept the Tigers 25-17, 25-17.

PBL decides to stick with SVC

PAXTON — For 25 years, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School has had what athletic director John Overstreet called a “long-standing tradition” with the Sangamon Valley Conference.

“It’s what I grew up with,” Overstreet said. “It’s what other parents grew up with.”

Wednesday's prep highlights: Sabers triumph in tennis

In girls’ tennis

■ At Champaign. Mia Stipes, Caroline Waddell, Izzy Schmitt and Delany Tressler all won singles matches for St. Thomas More in its 7-2 win against Champaign Central. Stipes and Waddell teamed to win at No. 1 doubles. Maddie King and Tressler won at No. 2, and Sophia Sobeski teamed with Kayley Schacht at No. 3.

Athletes of the Week: Keeble and Rice

Sara Rice, Mahomet-Seymour tennis

Why she was chosen: The Bulldogs senior won her first official tournament championship Saturday at the Herrin Invitational, going 3-0 at No. 1 singles while losing just eight of the 44 games she played in the three matches. The wins in Herrin also wrapped up an undefeated regular season.

Saturday's highlights: SJ-O football tops Monmouth


In football

■ St. Joseph-Ogden 34, Monmouth-Roseville 20. Ryan Allen had 18 carries for 164 yards and two touchdowns for the visiting Spartans in the win. Eli Oltean was 4 of 9 for 119 yards.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Burleson, Herr take two

In swimming & diving

■ At Champaign. Champaign Central defeated Danville 108-78. Sophie Herr won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly for the Maroons. Marissa Burleson won the 100-yard free and the 100-yard backstroke for the Vikings.