The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

September 17, 2013

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Noah Darr ignites Storm Tigers rally

Staff Report
The Commercial-News

---- — TOLONO — The Salt Fork/Westville soccer team had some issues getting to Monday’s match against Unity.

First, the team bus had some mechanical issues and then the Storm Tigers needed their own jump start after Getch Esenmenger scored twice giving the Rockets a 2-0 lead.

Noah Darr got the Salt Fork/Westville offense ignited and his game-high seven assists propelled the Storm Tigers past the Rockets 7-2 in a non-conference soccer match.

“We didn’t have our normal warmup time and I think that might have been a factor,’’ Salt Fork/Westville coach Todd Woods said.

Jordan Romo scored three times for the Storm Tigers (7-2), while Jason Gooch had two goals and the other two went to Kendl Gulick and D.J. Nourie.

Salt Fork/Westville keeper Aaron Marx finished with 10 saves.


Bott, Bismarck-Henning beat Westville, Salt Fork

DANVILLE — The Bismarck-Henning Blue Devils improved to 13-0 and senior Andy Bott earned another medalist honor on Monday at Harrison Park.

Bott shot a 2-over 38 to edge teammate David Warren by 1 stroke for the top individual honor, while that duo helped the Blue Devils shot a team score of 164, beating the Westville Tigers (191) and the Salt Fork Storm (194).

Noah Campbell and Logan Reifsteck rounded out the Bismarck-Henning card with a 42 and 45 respective.

Westville, which lost to Bismarck-Henning but beat Salt Fork, got a 42 from Tyler Strako to go along with Adam High’s 46. Rounding out the Tigers lineup was Brian Cundiff (51) and Clayton Cheesman (52).

Salt Fork, which suffered its first two losses of the season, was led by Lane Weston with a 45, next came Cole Sanford with 46.

Hoopeston Area edges Donovan and Milford

ROSSVILLE — Ryan McGill’s 44 allowed him to share medalist honors and with teammate Tristyn Trosper shooting a 48, Hoopeston Area pulled out a six-stroke victory over Donovan and Milford.

Joining McGill with a 44 on Monday was Donovan’s Kaleb Salzman.

Rounding out the Cornjerkers lineup was Chase DeVore (51) and Anthony Shore (54).

Ben Leitz had the low round for Milford with a 48.


Cissna Park 2, Bismarck-Henning 1

BISMARCK — Stephanie Bott had team-highs in kills (9) and blocks (7) but it wasn’t enough as the Blue Devils fell to the Timberwolves in three games.

Bismarck-Henning, which won the first set 30-28, lost the final two sets 27-25, 25-18 to fall to 4-5 on the season.

Setter Maddie Winkler finished with 19 assists, while Mary Bass had 15 digs and three aces serves.

North Vermillion 3, South Vermillion 1

CAYUGA, Ind. — Taylen Balding had five kills, three blocks, 11 digs and three aces to lead the Falcons past the Wildcats in a non-conference contest.

Paige Benskin also had five kills and three blocks, while Sydney Poynter finished with a team-high 19 assists and Ashton Karr had a team-high 14 digs.


Vincennes 3, DACC 0

VINCENNES, Ind. — The Lady Jaguars lost in three sets against the Blazers.

Former Oakwood standout Makenzie Baker had team-highs in kills (6), blocks (3) and digs (11); while Lauren McKenzie, a standout from Bismarck-Henning, had a team-high 18 assists.

Danville Area Community College will host Lewis & Clark at 6 p.m. tonight at the Mary Miller Gymnasium.