Recently: Won the No. 1 singles title at the Big 12 meet, dominating the championship match 6-0, 6-1 and improving to
In her own words: “One of my goals is definitely to win sectional. Last year I won my first two matches at state, so I want to do better this year, too.”
In girls’ golf
At Urbana. Prairie Central’s JACKIE DUFFY was the individual medalist and the Hawks (397) finished third behind champion Bishop McNamara (370) and runner-up Mahomet-Seymour (384) in advancing to the Class 1A state finals. PC’s EMILY HEISER added a 95 and JENNA HALE shot 99.
In boys’ golf
At Savoy. One year ago, Brock Peavler fell 1 stroke short of qualifying for the state tournament. The Rantoul/PBL senior took the memory of that near miss onto the University of Illinois Orange Course on Monday.
“He’s been looking forward to this thing for about 365 days,” Eagles coach Travis Flesner said.
Centennial 2, Decatur Eisenhower 0. The host Chargers cruised to a 25-5, 25-7 victory behind LAUREN CLOYD (seven kills), KARA JOHNSON (three kills, five aces) and MADDIE WELDON (seven assists).
Schlarman 2, Danville 0. The Hilltoppers improved to 12-1 with a 25-10, 27-25 road win. Laura Gross had nine blocks, seven kills, seven digs and four service aces for Schlarman.
In boys’ soccer
At Decatur. Dan Shin scored four goals, breaking St. Thomas More’s single-season record, as the Sabers rolled to a 7-2 victory against St. Teresa. Shin raised his season total to 32 goals, eclipsing the previous record of 30 set by John Tabb in 2010. The junior racked up 10 goals in three matches this week.
In boys' soccer
Urbana 2, Centennial 0. Jonathan Lukusa scored a goal in each half to lead the visiting Tigers to a shutout victory. Both of Lukusa's scores were unassisted. Goalkeeper Oscar Almaraz recorded seven saves for Centennial.