Unconventional might be the only way to describe the Mahomet-Seymour girls’ tennis team.
With no tennis courts in Mahomet, playing at home isn’t an option. So the Bulldogs commute to Champaign to practice on courts at Parkland College.
■ At Paxton. Paxton-Buckley-Loda was the runner-up in the PBL Invitational. PBL lost to Lexington 2-0 (25-15, 25-19) in the championship match. Kellyn Maynard had nine service points and six kills. Eve Bahler had 20 assists. Maynard, Bahler and Sarah Watts were named to the all-tournament team.
■ Centennial 2, Urbana 0. Jaime Johnson had 17 assists, four kills and five digs and Kelly Braghini and Jordyn Jones each had six kills as the Chargers (11-5) swept the Tigers 25-17, 25-17.
PAXTON — For 25 years, Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School has had what athletic director John Overstreet called a “long-standing tradition” with the Sangamon Valley Conference.
“It’s what I grew up with,” Overstreet said. “It’s what other parents grew up with.”
In girls’ tennis
■ At Champaign. Mia Stipes, Caroline Waddell, Izzy Schmitt and Delany Tressler all won singles matches for St. Thomas More in its 7-2 win against Champaign Central. Stipes and Waddell teamed to win at No. 1 doubles. Maddie King and Tressler won at No. 2, and Sophia Sobeski teamed with Kayley Schacht at No. 3.
Sara Rice, Mahomet-Seymour tennis
Why she was chosen: The Bulldogs senior won her first official tournament championship Saturday at the Herrin Invitational, going 3-0 at No. 1 singles while losing just eight of the 44 games she played in the three matches. The wins in Herrin also wrapped up an undefeated regular season.
By SPENCER BROWN
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 34, Monmouth-Roseville 20. Ryan Allen had 18 carries for 164 yards and two touchdowns for the visiting Spartans in the win. Eli Oltean was 4 of 9 for 119 yards.
In swimming & diving
■ At Champaign. Champaign Central defeated Danville 108-78. Sophie Herr won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly for the Maroons. Marissa Burleson won the 100-yard free and the 100-yard backstroke for the Vikings.