Class to be added at state tennis tourney

The majority has spoken, was heard and can applaud itself for an IHSA change.

More than three-fourths of schools that responded (203 of 265) to an IHSA survey were in favor of creating two classes for the boys’ and girls’ tennis state championships.

On Wednesday, the IHSA Board of Directors voted to expand the annual tournaments starting with the next school year.

Prep Teams of the Week (Oct. 14)

boys’ golf

Westville finished third at the Class 1A Schlarman Regional behind a strong all-around performance, with Nick Pinter posting an 80, Tyler Strako carding an 82 and Anthony Glass coming in with an 89.

High school bulletin board: Urbana athletics honors six

Six honored by Urbana athletics
Four former multi-sport athletes were inducted into the Urbana Hall of Fame last Friday during halftime of the Tigers’ football game against Peoria Notre Dame.

Prep Athletes of the Week: Michael Behrensmeyer and Marissa Morrisey

Michael Behrensmeyer
St. Thomas More soccer/golf

Tuesday's highlights: Chrisman, Hoopeston runners win VVC

In volleyball
Sangamon Valley tournament
Watseka 2, Dwight 0. The Warriors used nine kills from McKensie Hagen and eight from Katie Kidwell in a 25-12, 25-20 win. Emily Bunting added 23 assists and two aces.

Oct. 15 prep sports chat

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 12:30pm

The high school football season is winding down. What area teams have clinched playoff berths? What teams can make a deep run in the playoffs? How about boys' golf? Which area individual has a good shot at taking home a state title this weekend? Will the Uni High soccer team lose again?

Monday's highlights: 18 area golfers headed to state

In boys’ golf
At El Paso. While Urbana Uni High junior Varun Chopra was winning medalist honors by 7 shots on Monday, after a 70 at a Class 1A sectional, Bismarck-Henning’s all-underclassmen team secured the school’s fourth state berth in the past five years.

Area prep statistics: Girls' tennis (Oct. 13)

(Minimum two matches)

Willa Olson, Centennial    No. 5    3-0    1.000
Madison Scaggs, Centennial    No. 2    25-3    .893

Saturday highlights: Centennial swimmers rule pool

In girls’ swimming and diving

■ At Urbana. Centennial won the nine-team Tiger Invitational  at Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center behind Lizzie Gile’s wins in the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. Lauren Feddersen took home the 500-yard freestyle title.

Thursday's highlights: Danville wins on, off pitch

In boys’ soccer

■ Danville 6, Champaign Central 1. Danville got two goals and three assists from Ethan Norton in its Cancer Awareness match win against Central. The Vikings presented Myles Shafer with more than $11,000 to aid in his fight against cancer.