Freshmen making an impact this fall, courtesy Tony Bleill
Diamond Williams, Centennial soccer
At Centralia. Urbana's NICOLE CHOQUETTE was the show-stopper at the Orphan Invitational, finishing in 19 minutes, 8.8 seconds to win by 30 seconds.
At Metamora Invite. Hannah Wright finished in 19:26 as Champaign Central placed 12th. Jasmine Gray and Jasmine Schreiber also broke 22 minutes.
At Champaign. LIBBY COCAGNE had seven kills and five aces for Centennial in a 25-15, 25-13 win against MacArthur.
At Urbana. JAMIE BLUE and HANNAH JOHLAS each had seven kills and JO ELLEN MACHESKY added 15 digs to lead Urbana University to a 25-20, 25-23 win against Arthur Okaw Christian. JULIANA TRACH contributed 13 assists.
At Danville. Bismarck-Henning's TYLER MOEWS shot a 77 to finish second and teammates JARED ANDERSON, STEPHEN KROUT and ANDY BOTT all tied for fifth, firing 79s to lead the Blue Devils (314) to a Class 1A regional title at Harrison Park. Tuscola (343) finished second thanks to medalist CAMERON WESTJOHN's 72. Blue Ridge (357) grabbed the final team spot.
In boys' soccer
Champaign Central 2, Centennial 2. When Mick Galeski promoted sophomore Tim Ham to the Champaign Central varsity last week, the Maroons coached hoped for the best.
That's exactly what he's getting from the Maroons forward.
Urbana Uni 5, Urbana 2. PATRICK WONG scored twice, and Urbana Uni pulled away in the second half. Wong's goal in the 13th minute gave the Illineks the lead for good. GEORGE VOULGARIS had three assists for Uni (16-1). TARIK KORIC, CONRAD SCHLOER and DAX EARL also scored for the Illineks. SAUL DOWNIE and MAZIN JUDEH had Urbana's goals.
At Champaign. Lexi SchweiGHart and Jaelyn Westfield each had seven blocks for Champaign Central in a 20-25, 25-20, 25-19 victory against Normal West.
At Urbana. Hannah Johlas had 20 digs and seven service aces for Urbana University High in a 21-25, 25-21, 27-25 loss to Decatur Lutheran. Jamie Blue finished with 12 kills for the Illineks (11-7).
In boys' soccer
Urbana 4, Centennial 0. Julian Threlkeld made 10 saves for the host Tigers in the Big 12 match. Urbana received a goal and an assist apiece from Miguel Fierro and Brian Lopez.
Central 4, Charleston 0. Eddie Lubaga scored twice for visiting Champaign Central, which also got a goal from Tim Ham in his first varsity match.
Judah Christian 6, Normal Calvary 0. MALIK WILLIAMS had two goals and ZACH DAY added a goal and two assists for the Tribe.
St. Thomas More 0, Teutopolis 0. Keeper DANNY VETTER posted his sixth shutout for the Sabers (11-3-1).