In ladies’ tennis
➜ At Pekin. Danville positioned third and Centennial wound up fourth on the eight-team Class 2A Pekin Sectional that concluded Saturday.
Centennial’s doubles pairings of Aviv Sagiv and Leah Luchinski positioned second in doubles. Sagiv and Luchinski defeated the Danville tandem of Kedzie Griffin and Lexi Ellis 6-2, 7-6 (1) within the semifinals earlier than Lauren Myers and Sarah Gustafson of Moline gained 6-1, 7-5 within the title match. The Danville duo Ava Towne and Josie Hotsinpiller misplaced 6-3, 6-3 to Myers/Gustafson within the semifinals earlier than going through their teammates, Griffin and Ellis, within the third-place match. Griffin and Ellis got here out on prime, profitable 6-7 (2), 6-0, 7-5 to position third, whereas Towne and Hotsinpiller ended up in fourth.
In boys’ cross-country
➜ At Peoria. Sam Lambert paced all locals throughout the Massive 12 Meet at Detweiller Park, with the Urbana runner putting second in 16 minutes, 9.6 seconds because the Tigers completed seventh within the nine-team area. Aaron Hendron of Centennial completed fourth (16:12.7), serving to the Chargers place fifth as a staff. Champaign Central was third within the staff chase, paced by Peter Smith (16:44.9, fifteenth). Danville was ninth, with Micah McGuire (17:44.9, forty fourth) main the way in which.
➜ At Monticello. Brandon Mattsey, Carson Maroon and Charlie Mabry set the tempo for St. Joseph-Ogden, lifting the Spartans to a first-place staff end on the seven-team Sages Invitational at Lodge Park. Mattsey positioned fourth in quarter-hour, 45.91 seconds, whereas Maroon was fifth in 16:03.74 and Mabry was seventh in 16:10.73. Ryder James of Paxton-Buckley-Loda gained the race, cruising to a time of 15:40.55 because the Panthers wound up fifth. Kyle Nofziger led Mahomet-Seymour to a runner-up end by putting second in 15:45.67, whereas Josh Baysore (15:45.84, third), Jackson Grambart (16:06.32, sixth) and Ed Mitchell (16:16.56, eighth) guided Monticello to 3rd.
In ladies’ cross-country
➜ At Peoria. Brooklynn Sweikar of Centennial completed sixth with a time of 18 minutes, 59.6 seconds to steer space runners throughout the Massive 12 Meet at Detweiller Park. Sweikar’s efforts helped the Chargers end sixth within the nine-team area. Champaign Central was fifth as Maaike Niekerk posted the highest time for the Maroons (20:14.1). Danville, paced by Erin Houpt (20:41.4), was seventh and Urbana, led by Phoebe Gerstenecker (20:37.8), was eighth.
➜ At Monticello. Mabry Bruhn of Monticello brok the Lodge Park course file, profitable the Sages Invitational in 17 minutes, 33.39 seconds and serving to the host Sages to first within the seven-team area. Teammates Grace Talbert (18:20.37, second) and Estella Miller (19:21.43, fifth) additionally chipped in. Elizabeth Sims (19:36.21, seventh) led Mahomet-Seymour to a second-place staff end. Kate Ahmari of Uni Excessive (18:48.90, fourth), Trixie Johnson of Paxton-Buckley-Loda (19:29.27, sixth) and Reese Hogan of St. Thomas Extra (19:47.31, ninth) led their respective groups with High 10 showings. Ava Knap of St. Joseph-Ogden (20:07.45, thirteenth) helped the Spartans end third.
Colin Likas is the preps coordinator at The Information-Gazette. He will be reached at email@example.com, or on Twitter at @clikasNG.