Area golf teams have less than a week to finish their preparations for the postseason. Boys’ regional tournaments start Tuesday. One day later, girls’ regionals will be held. In all cases, qualifiers move on to sectionals scheduled for Oct. 14. The state meets will be Oct. 18-19.
MAHOMET-SEYMOUR GIRLS’ CROSS-COUNTRY
In boys’ golf
■ At Normal. Christian Khachaturian shot a 1-under-par 71 to tie for second place and lead Centennial to third place in the Big 12 Conference tournament at Ironwood Golf Course. Riley Thompson of fourth-place Champaign Central carded a 76 and tied for seventh. Isaac Overman of Centennial tied for ninth with a 77.
■ At East Peoria. Alex Keeble finished second in 15 minutes, 12 seconds, leading Mahomet-Seymour to first place at the East Peoria Invitational. Jackson Powell was sixth for the Bulldogs.
Champaign Central placed third in the team standings behind Corey White’s eighth-place finish.
TOLONO — Coaching changes can be met with apprehension. Returning players often feel more uncertainty than security as they think about playing a new system with a different philosophy.
All it took for Unity High School junior Rebecca Maxwell to be convinced the Rockets’ volleyball change would be good was to meet the new coach.
■ At Danville. Medalist Luke Meyer shot a 3-over-par 39 at Turtle Run to lift Champaign Central past the Vikings.
■ At Savoy. Medalist Chris Tate shot a 35, leading St. Thomas More to victory against Tri-Valley at the UI Blue Course.
■ Centennial 2, Danville 0. Kelly Braghini and JordYn Jones combined for 13 kills for the Chargers in a 25-12, 25-15 road win.
■ Armstrong-Potomac 2, Hoopeston Area 0. Rachel miles recorded eight kills and 12 digs to lead the Trojans to a 25-18 25-21 home victory.
Bulldogs running to success
MAHOMET — One area of emphasis for Mahomet-Seymour boys’ cross-country coach Neal Garrison — whose squad is ranked third in Class 2A — is improvement, not just among his team leaders, but from any of the 31 runners on his team.