Tennis

Tennis

Bulletin board: Bulldog overcomes injury to advance

MAHOMET — Despite suffering a back injury in the regional quarterfinals, Mahomet-Seymour’s Sara Rice qualified for state in singles and will be her school’s first representative at state.

Fred Kroner's October 23 prep sports chat

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:30pm

Have questions about the area high school scene? Ask anytime and Executive Sports Editor Fred Kroner will answer them during his Thursday chat at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday's highlights: Centennial takes fourth at state

In boys’ golf

At Normal. Centennial shot a 629 to finish fourth at the IHSA Class 2A state championship. The Chargers were led by Mike Braverman and Christian Khachaturian who both shot 154 over two rounds, good enough for a tie for 14th individually. Isaac Overman shot a 157 for 25th individually.

Kroner's sectional tennis storylines

The postseason for girls’ tennis is unlike the format used throughout the regular season.

At tournament time, schools must pick two players to participate in singles and four others to form two doubles teams.

Thursday's prep highlights: B-H advances to regional final

In boys’ soccer

■ Bismarck-Henning 4, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 0. Blake Reifsteck scored two goals, and Josh Toler and Drake Swinford each had one as the Blue Devils won a regional semifinal match at Schlarman. The Blue Devils (13-5-1) advanced to the finals at 11 a.m. Saturday.

In volleyball

Tuesday's prep highlights: Six other golfers advance

In boys’ golf

■ At Normal. Six area individuals qualified for the Class 1A state golf meet as the rain-delayed Illinois State University Sectional concluded Tuesday at the Weibring Golf Course.

Teams of the Week: Schlarman volleyball in spotlight

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SCHLARMAN VOLLEYBALL

Coach Heidi Crane’s team (14-2) extended its winning streak to 13 matches, all in two-set sweeps. Emily Christian had 52 assists, and Sierra Bell had 39 assists during a 4-0 week. Laura Gross totaled 41 kills.

Athletes of the Week: Neitzel and Berry

Cole Berry, St. Joseph-Ogden football

Why he was chosen: The senior kicker came through with what turned out to be a game-winning 23-yard field goal in the third quarter of the Spartans’ 17-14 victory against Maroa-Forsyth. The win kept SJ-O unbeaten at 7-0 heading into Friday’s rivalry game against Unity.

Bulletin board: Chargers on way to state golf

CHAMPAIGN — The Centennial boys’ golf team secured one of 12 berths in the Class 2A state tournament, advancing by 2 shots.

“We have played well all season, and it’s nice to reach our goal,” Centennial coach Mike Wallner said. “They have all played a lot of tournament golf, so I think they all handled the pressure well.”

Saturday's prep highlights: Centennial's Neitzel finishes first

In girls’ tennis

■ At Urbana. Centennial scored 82 points to finish second behind Normal Community (88) at the Big 12 Conference tournament.