GEORGETOWN — Morgan Zindars remembers the seniors from past years and the encouragement they provided as the annual Vermilion County tournament drew near.
The veterans reminded everyone to pick up their play. “Lets do it,” Zindars recalled hearing. ”It’s our last chance to win the championship.”
She listened, but admitted, “as a lower grade, I thought that was stupid.”
■ Judah Christian 2, Heritage 1. The Tribe pulled out a 25-21, 18-25, 25-19 road victory behind Kristina Lee’s 11 kills, seven blocks and three service aces. Emily Gewirtz racked up 18 digs for Judah, and teammate Kylie Beaumont added 18 assists and nine digs.
In boys’ soccer
■ Hoopeston Area 4, Watseka 0. David Cornelius scored twice and Trey Layden produced a shutout in goal, leading the host Cornjerkers to a Class 1A regional title. Brennan Crose added a goal and two assists as Hoopeston Area improved to 17-4 heading into a sectional semifinal against St. Thomas More on Tuesday at Gilman.
■ At Shelbyville. Matthew Norvell finished second, leading three teammates in the Top 10 and helping Monticello to the team title at the Okaw Valley Meet at Forest Park. The Sages, who are ranked second in Class 1A in the latest dyestat.com state rankings, had 45 points to edge third-ranked Unity (48) and fourth-ranked Shelbyville (49).
ST. JOSEPH — On a cool, fall night, what’s better than a little fire?
Volleyball senior Shelby Simmons lit one Thursday night.
Inside the St. Joseph-Ogden gym. Inside the hearts of her teammates.
With the Spartans trailing 18-10 in a third-set tiebreaker against Paxton-Buckley-Loda, Simmons offered a simple declaration following a timeout.
In boys’ soccer
■ Urbana 4, Bloomington 0. Dann Musasa scored both first-half goals for the Tigers in the Big 12 win. David Anderson had a goal and an assist and Gesi Muharremi also found the net for Urbana. Jack Parrott made six saves to earn the shutout.
of the Week
■ Champaign Central 2, St. Joseph-Ogden 0. Maddie LeGrande’s 10 kills and Katie Sloniger’s 10 digs propelled the Maroons to a 25-23, 25-21 road win. Kelley McDonald and Emma Atkinson combined for 21 assists for Central.
At Metamora. ALEX KEEBLE was second, JACKSON POWELL seventh and WILLIAM WOLF eighth as Mahomet-Seymour won the 22-team boys’ race at the Runnin’ Red Invitational. COREY WHITE was 12th for ninth-place Champaign Central. Central’s HANNAH WRIGHT (18:04) placed 12th as the Maroons finished 14th in the girls’ race.