Tennis

Tennis

Bulletin board: M-S records fast feat

MAHOMET — Coach Neal Garrison's boys' cross-country team from Mahomet-Seymour placed 12th in last weekend's Peoria Notre Dame Invitational, but that doesn't reflect the team's prowess.

Athletes of the Week: Hendricks and Hansen

Marcus Hendricks, Urbana, Senior, Football

Recently: Returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and had an interception as the Tigers broke a long losing streak against Bloomington.

Kroner: GCMS tennis has strength in numbers

GIBSON CITY — It would be easy to misunderstand the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley girls' tennis team.

It is one of the state's smallest, yet at the same time, also one of the largest.

What appears to be incongruous is actually a testament to the manner in which the decades-old program is flourishing.

Monday's highlights: Hansen solves Baillon

In girls' tennis:

At Champaign. ALLISON HANSEN rallied to upend St. Thomas More's MADIE BAILLON 2-6, 6-3, 10-8 at No. 1 singles in Centennial's 9-0 victory against the Sabers. The third set was played as a 10-point tiebreak. Hansen's victory avenged several recent defeats against Baillon, including the final of last year's sectional.

Thursday's prep highlights: Cabutti lifts M-S

In volleyball

At Rantoul. Emma Cabutti had 15 kills and Hannah Charter 11 digs for Mahomet-Seymour in a 25-18, 22-25, 25-19 victory against Rantoul. Chaquera Cross had 16 digs for the Eagles.

Tuesday highlights: Wachtel powers Chargers

In volleyball

At Armstrong. LAURA GROSS had 13 kills in Schlarman's 25-16, 25-9 victory against Armstrong-Potomac.

At Normal. Kelly Wachtel had eight kills and five digs for Centennial in its 25-14, 27-25 victory against Normal West. Paulina Nottingham recorded 15 assists in the victory.

Chart toppers: Area girls' tennis players to watch

1. Madie Baillon, St. Thomas More

Monday's highlights: Nixon nets five goals

In soccer

St. Joseph-Ogden 4, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 2. NICK GEERS scored twice as the Spartans bolted to a 4-0 halftime lead. JON CRAWFORD and AUSTIN BAKER also scored.

Teams of the Week

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MONTICELLO BOYS' CROSS-COUNTRY

The Sages won a four-team meet, where they had the top eight finishers, and then won the 21-school Chrisman Cowchip Classic on Saturday. The top three runners, Steve Schroeder, Luke Zocher and Andrew Hanselman, won their flights, and their teammates in four other races placed among the top three.