The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 23, 2013

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Delzell competes in State


WINNETKA —  Danville senior swimmer Jon Delzell competed in the preliminaries of the IHSA State swim meet on Friday against some of the best in the state.

Delzell, who won the 50 and 100 –yard freestyle races in last week’s sectional, did not have the same luck in the prelims, taking 30th in the 50 free (22.11) and 39th in the 100 (48.49).

“He had a muscle in his back that was pulled and we tried to get him ready to go,” Danville coach Carl Long said. “You have good days and you have bad days but he had a great season.”

Delzell ends his season with the two sectional titles, a Big 12 Conference title and a new school record in the 50 freestyle.



Crawfordsville 65

Covington 40

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — Travis Coleman was the only Trojan in double figures as they could not get much going against Crawfordsville.

Chandler Spring had eight points for Covington, who was down only 24-19 but was outscored 41-21 in the second half, while James Foley had six and Spencer McCone added three.

The Trojans will start sectional play on Friday against either Attica or North Vermillion.



Zindars competes in final

NORMAL — Armstrong-Potomac’s Morgan Zindars competed in the Class 1A girls 3-point showdown final on Friday, where she took fourth with a total of five shots made.

The junior made the final by hitting nine shots in Thursday’s preliminary round, being one of the top four out of 40 girls competing in the round.


Dayton 6

Danville 5

DAYTON — Dustin Skinner scored three goals in the third for the Dashers to force overtime, but the Demonz would win the shootout 2-0 to get the win.

Jonathan Juliano and Ryan Stern scored goals in the first period for Danville and both each had three assists.

The Dashers return home today to play Danbury.