Tennis

Tennis

Thursday's prep highlights: Ponders sweep races

In cross-country

At Monticello. ERIC PONDER, JOHN EVANS and CHAS CAMPBELL finished 1-2-3 as Tuscola won the boys' meet against Monticello. Tuscola's SUE PONDER won the girls' race, but the Sages, led by freshmen KATIE DOUGLAS (second place) and KATHLEEN TRACY (third), took the team title.

In golf

Wednesday's prep highlights: Hildreth leads M-S

In girls' golf

At Atlanta. Brooklyn Hildreth claimed medalist honors with a 41 to lead Mahomet-Seymour to victory in a three-team meet that included Olympia and Pontiac at North Greens Golf Course.

The Bulldogs' Emily Trolia was runner-up with a 45, and teammate Amber Tabaka was another stroke back.

Chart toppers: Girls' tennis storylines, courtesy Fred Kroner

No. 1

Madie Baillon, St. Thomas More

Thursday's prep highlights: Hoyer lifts Illineks

In volleyball

CPCI 2, Bishop McNamara 0. HILLARY HINES had seven kills and four blocks in leading the host Timberwolves to a 25-20, 28-26 victory. MARIA WILKENING added 18 assists and two aces.

Wednesday's prep highlights: Centennial tennis cruises

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.

Centennial vs Decatur Eisenhower Girls Tennis 2012

Photos from the high school girls tennis meet between Centennial and Decatur Eisenhower in Champaign, Ill.  on Wednesday, August 29, 2012.

Tuesday's highlights: Dahlke paces M-S volleyball

In volleyball

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.

Saturday's prep highlights: Schuring paces A-L/A-H football

In cross-country

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.

In football

Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial starts with sweep

In volleyball

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.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Wallen shines for Sabers

In volleyball

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.