Tennis

Tennis

All-Area Girls' Tennis POY: Centennial's Lauren Neitzel

CHAMPAIGN — The clock struck 8:30 p.m., and Lauren Neitzel’s Centennial tennis teammates filed out of their hotel at the state tournament in the Chicago suburbs.

Their destination? The mall.

But for Neitzel, it was bedtime.

Final area prep statistics: Girls' tennis (Oct. 27)

SINGLES
(Minimum two matches)
PLAYER, TEAM    POS.    W-L    PCT.

Willa Olson, Centennial    No. 5    3-0    1.000
Gressa Olson, Centennial    No. 4    8-1    .889

Centennial's Neitzel saves best for last

HOFFMAN ESTATES — Getting to the second day of the state girls’ tennis tournament has fallen out of Lauren Neitzel’s grasp in her first three trips to the state tournament.

Teams of the Week: B-H boys' golf leads way

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BISMARCK-HENNING BOYS’ GOLF
Hunter Keith led the way with a two-round score of 176 as Bismarck-Henning finished 10th at the Class 1A state meet. Skyler Mitchell finished with a score of 181, Blake Douglass shot 187 and Kade Smith carded a 190.

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CENTENNIAL GIRLS’ TENNIS

Athletes of the Week: Keeble and Monier

Alex Keeble
Mahomet-Seymour boys’ cross-country


Why he was chosen: The Mahomet-Seymour senior won the Corn Belt title last Saturday with a time of 14 minutes, 36.81 seconds, guiding the Bulldogs to the team title as well in Eureka.

N-G Girls' Tennis Top 10: Centennial shows way

RANK, TEAM    STATE QUALIFIERS
1. Centennial    Lauren Neitzel, Madison Scaggs, Jacklyn Gunn and Jasmine Lee
2. St. Thomas More    Mia Stipes and Caroline Waddell
3. Champaign Central    Olivia Dodds and Kelly Wright
4. Urbana Uni High    Grace Qui and Lindsay Huang

Oct. 22 prep sports chat

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 12:30pm

It's Week 9 of the high school football season. How many teams are already in the playoffs? Who has work left to do? And who wins the annual rivalry game between Centennial and Central? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to deliver answers to any of that and whatever other preps-related topic is on your mind. His weekly chat gets started at 12:30 p.m.

Area prep statistics: Girls' tennis (Oct. 19)

SINGLES
(Minimum two matches)
PLAYER, TEAM    POS.    W-L    PCT.

Willa Olson, Centennial    No. 5    3-0    1.000
Gressa Olson, Centennial    No. 4    8-1    .889

Saturday's highlights: Mahomet-Seymour runners sweep event

In volleyball
Vermilion County Tournament
Armstrong Potomac 2, Bismarck-Henning 0. Mackenzie Vinson had a double-double with 12 assists and 11 digs — while chipping in four kills — to lead Armstrong-Potomac to a 25-21, 25-23 sweep.

Class to be added at state tennis tourney

The majority has spoken, was heard and can applaud itself for an IHSA change.

More than three-fourths of schools that responded (203 of 265) to an IHSA survey were in favor of creating two classes for the boys’ and girls’ tennis state championships.

On Wednesday, the IHSA Board of Directors voted to expand the annual tournaments starting with the next school year.