Tuesday's highlights: Chargers, Maroons score big on pitch

In soccer

Central 9, Eisenhower 1. EMANUEL KOMBA scored four goals, two in each half, and EDDIE LUBAGA added a hat trick to lead the visiting Maroons to a Big 12 victory. JUAN RAMOS added three assists for Central.

Saturday's prep highlights: STM wins golf title

In girls' golf

At Gibson City. ALEXIS FREUND shot 83 and KELSEY GALLIVAN fired an 84 to lead St. Thomas More to the title of the 12-team Doc Keller Invitational at Railside. Freund was sixth and Gallivan seventh. Teammate SIERRA MYERSCOUGH (85) was ninth. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley's EMILY SPANGLER shot an 80 to finish third.

Thursday's prep highlights: Tabbs help top Tuscola

In volleyball

At Arthur. Ashley Tabb had 15 digs and Brooke Tabb added 12 digs for the Lancers in their 20-25, 25-17, 25-22 victory against Tuscola.

Sherelle Coller chipped in with 15 assists, five digs and four aces in the victory.

SAM KOHLBECKER had 22 assists, nine digs, two aces and one block for the Warriors.

Wednesday's prep highlights: Geers shines

In boys' soccer

SJ-O 5, Salt Fork/Westville 3. Nick Geers scored a first-period goal and assisted on three scores in the second half to rally St. Joseph-Ogden to a road victory. Cameron Harpst added two goals for the Spartans, while Kyle Roedl contributed a goal and an assist. Noah Darr scored twice for Salt Fork/Westville, which led 2-1 after one half.

Prep Year In Review 2010-11


1. St. Thomas More girls' golf. Six-person state-meet lineup featured five upcoming seniors.

2. Mahomet-Seymour boys' golf. Senior-laden lineup included only one underclassman, junior Garrett Cox.

3. Schlarman softball. Two freshmen started for Class 1A state runner-up team.

Tennis POY: Aten lives for game

CHAMPAIGN — Step inside the Aten household in south Champaign and you'll find the television tuned to The Tennis Channel.

Which is where it stays. All the time.

Why? Because this is where Champaign Central tennis standout Austin Aten lives. And The News-Gazette's Area Tennis Player of the Year loves the sport.

How much? Just ask.

Final Kroner chat of the season!

Prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner's weekly chat starts at 12:30 p.m. today. It's his last one until late August, so get your high school questions in now. Click here to reach ol' Fred, and he'll do his best to respond.


Schlarman baseball rallies

DANVILLE — Schlarman coach Jason Woodworth wasn't in the best of moods when his team fell behind Tuscola 7-0 in Friday's Class 1A sectional semifinal at Danville Stadium.

"I was down and disappointed in the way things were going," he said. "But I knew we could find a way to come back."

Aten, Uni pair remain alive

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Champaign Central's Austin Aten and Urbana Uni High's doubles tandem of Alex Mestre and Edo Roth advanced to the consolation third round of the IHSA tennis tournament Thursday.

Aten cruised in his first-round match before losing in three sets in the second round. He won 6-2, 6-0 in the consolation second round.

Bulletin board: Mears headed to Beloit

CHAMPAIGN — Maria Mears will attend Beloit College in Beloit, Wis. She will be a member of the women's tennis team. She qualified for the state tennis tournament three times during her high school career at Centennial.

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