Athletes of the Week: Blackman, Hansen

Athletes of the Week

Adam Blackman

Urbana, senior


Recently: Scored four goals in two matches – breaking the single-season school record – while leading the Tigers to the Big 12 title

I need concert tickets to ... Lil Wayne

Saturday's prep highlights: Danville tennis takes Big 12 title


– BETHANY SEXTON (No. 4), NEHA PATEL (No. 5) and COURTNEY HART (No. 6) won singles titles to help Danville win the Big 12 title on the Illinois campus. AMY SHAH was second at No. 3, RACHAEL LEWIS third at No. 2 and EMMA PECK fourth at No. 1 for the Vikings, whose three doubles teams also placed in the top three Friday.

Thursday's prep highlights: Millage leads Sabers


– BECCA MILLAGE had 12 kills and MADDIE KUNAS five aces in host St. Thomas More's 25-16, 25-16 win against Iroquois West. SHANNON SIUTS had 11 assists and RACHEL PARKHILL eight digs in the win. COURTNEY MILLER had four aces in the loss.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Hoopeston/B-H clinches crown


– Hoopeston Area/Bismarck-Henning clinched the Vermilion Valley Conference title with a 5-1 victory against Salt Fork/Westville. IAN PARK had three goals and KRAIG VanWIERINGEN added two goals and two assists for the Cornjerkers (12-5-1, 7-1 VVC).

Athletes of the Week

Jordan Danzl, Salt Fork, senior, Golf

Recently: Medalist led Storm to its fourth Vermilion Valley Conference title in a row.

I need concert tickets to ... Green Day.

I'm dying to see ... "The Social Network."

I'm always texting ... Santa Claus.

If I had a million bucks, I'd ... invest it.

Monday highlights: Sabers clinch SVC share

Swimming & Diving

– JENNY HILL (50-yard freestyle, 100 butterfly) and GABI RAJIC (200 individual medley, 100 backstroke) were dual winners to lead Urbana past Danville 103-82.


Thursday's prep highlights: Spangler, LeRoy golfers shine


– EMILY SPANGLER of Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley shot an 84 to win medalist honors at the Heart of Illinois Conference meet at Weibring Golf Club in Normal. LeRoy won the team title thanks to an 86 from MOLLY MARCUM, who finished second.

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Wednesday's prep highlights: STM golfers victorious


– BEN DODDS and NATHANIEL KHACHATURIAN tied for second place, each shooting even-par 36 for St. Thomas More in a victory against Tri-Valley and Clinton at Stone Creek. STM's DEREK ROTH and Clinton's LOGAN WOOLRIDGE tied for fourth place at 37.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Chargers cruise to tennis win


– Centennial swept the singles matches and got doubles wins from the tandems of ALLISON HANSEN/MARIA MEARS and ANNE McNAMARA/TAYLOR BAILEY in an 8-1 victory against Normal Community.

Girls' cross-country