The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 23, 2014

Wolfe qualifies for state swimming meet

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---- — CHAMPAIGN — When the 100-yard freestyle final of a IHSA sectional started, not many had Danville’s Tristan Wolfe near the top.

But Wolfe made quick work of the doubters, winning the event with a time of 49.95 seconds and advanced to next week’s state meet.

“It was awesome to see,” Danville coach Carl Long said. “He led all of the way and in the last few yards, he put his head down and pushed it to the wall.”

The Vikings as a team ended up third as a team in the event. Dakota Crane was second in diving at 237.35 while the 200 medley and 200 freestyle teams of Wolfe, Lucas Miller, Logan McBee and Max Shannon each took third while Miller was sixth in the butterfly and fifth in the breaststroke. Wolfe was also sixth in backstroke.

“I had a feeling that we would be third,” Long said. “Everyone set a personal best at least once today and some set new personal best in each events, so they all did a great job.”

Wolfe will be going to the state meet in Evanston, which will start on Friday.

PREP BOYS TRACK

Leverenz sets new school mark

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Danville’s Johnny Leverenz ran a school record 1 minute, 54 seconds and the ninth fastest time in the nation in the 800 meter run at the Kentucky Invitational.

Leverenz was third in the race against some if the best runners in the nation and beat the old Danville mark of 1:57 by Joe Earle.

Trent Sherfield was 12th in the long jump (19 feet, 11.75 inches) while Chris Collier had a personal best in the pole vault (13 inches) and Dakota Gash ran a personal best 8.63 seconds in the 60 hurdles.

The Vikings will next be in the Thunderbird Invitational next weekend at Olivet Nazarene University.

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL

Covington 65, South Vermillion 48

COVINGTON, Ind. — Chandler Spring had 27 points as the Trojans easily defeated South Vermillion.

Jordan Ahrens had 12 points and 15 rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Trojans, who was up 36-28 at halftime, while Halen Noble had nine Gage Hegg had seven points with three steals and Travis Coleman had four points with six assists.

The Trojans will host Crawfordsville on Friday.

N. Montgomery 63, Attica 61

ATTICA, Ind. — Bryce Cooper had 30 points with two assists, but it was not enough as the Red Ramblers lost at home.

Brady Sheridan had 11 points with 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals for Attica, who was down 33-23 at halftime, while Kenny Little had nine points with five assists and three steals and Keetin Arnold added six.

The Red Ramblers will play Benton Central on Thursday.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

DACC loses first two

BORGET, Texas — The Lady Jaguars started the season with a 8-0 loss to Lamar Community College and a 6-5 loss to Frank Phillips Community College.

In the game against Frank Phillips, Katy Nicholson and Linley Smith each hit a solo home run back to back in the fifth inning while Megan McCord and Stephanie Stesanic each added an RBI.

Stesancic had two hits in the first game for DACC, who played their first games since the end of the 2012 season.