Volleyball

Volleyball

Tuesday's prep highlights: Khachaturian lifts Chargers

In boys’ golf

■ At Champaign. Centennial shot 319 as a team — paced by Christian Khachaturian’s 77 — to win the Champaign County Invitational at Lincolnshire Fields Country Club. Urbana Uni High’s Varun Chopra earned medalist honors with a 76.

Athletes of the Week: Grammer and Bauer

Dylan Grammer, Blue Ridge soccer

Why he was chosen: The Knights won four matches last week, and Grammer was a key player in that start to the season. He scored once against Iroquois West but had two goals against Uni High, Fisher and Salt Fork.

Monday's prep highlights: Hanselman duo leads Monticello

In boys’ soccer
Monticello 3, Mount Zion 0. Luke Hanselman scored two goals and Noah Hanselman added one as the Sages won at Mount Zion. Richard Peake had three saves for Monticello (3-2).

Saturday's prep highlights: Centennial cruises

In football
■ Centennial 62, Morton 12. Jimmy Fitzgerald was 12 of 17 for 238 yards and four touchdowns for the Chargers. The game was postponed in the first quarter Friday night tied at 6.

Friday's prep highlights: Chargers duo leads way

SAVOY— A pair of Centennial golfers had top-10 finishes to help the Chargers place third  at the 18-team Champaign Central Invite at the UI Orange Course.

Christian Khachaturian and Isaac Overman each carded a 76 to pace the Chargers, who finished with a 311.

Thursday's prep highlights: Neitzel, Centennial cruise to win

In girls’ tennis
At Champaign. Centennial made quick work of Normal West in a 9-0 victory. The Chargers won all nine matches in straight sets and didn’t drop a game in four of the matches.

Wednesday's prep highlights: Spartans sweep match

In volleyball
■ SJ-O 2, Oakwood 0. St. Joseph-Ogden received 15 assists from Karlie Baker and four kills from Alyssa Beals in its 25-23, 25-8 victory against Oakwood.

Marissa McElroy posted six aces and two blocks in the victory. Kylie Michael added three kills, and Rachel Mullen contributed six digs.

Wednesday's prep highlights: Hayasaki starts career right

In girls’ golf
At Champaign. Freshman Mia Hayasaki got her high school career started on a good note, earning medalist honors in Central’s close win against Bloomington at the U of I Blue Course.

Monday's prep highlights: Chargers second at golf meet

In volleyball

■ Watseka 2, Hoopeston Area 0. Watseka defeated Hoopeston Area 25-13, 25-18. Lexi Shoemaker and Emily Allhands had seven kills apiece for the Warriors at the Cissna Park Classic. Taylor Bauer had four kills and eight digs. Maddie Pfingsten had 17 assists.

Best of Fred: No. 50

Retiring executive sports editor Fred Kroner has seen a lot in his 34 years at The News-Gazette. Each Sunday until his last day, he'll share his best stories. This week: