The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 9, 2012

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Danville girls tennis wins third in a row


CHAMPAIGN —  The Danville girls tennis team wrapped up a dominant weekend at the Big 12 Championships on Monday, winning all three doubles titles for the team’s third straight conference title.

The teams of Rachael and Becca Lewis (No. 1), Amy Shah and Neha Patel (No. 2) and Taylor Ellis and Courtney Hart (No. 3) each won to give Danville seven out of nine titles over the weekend.

“It was a great weekend,” Danville coach Mark Bacys said. “There is a total of 90 points that you can get and we got 85, so it was pleasing to see how they played.”

In Saturday’s singles round, Shah, Ellis, Patel and Hart each won titles for Danville and started the rout.

“We came in and we gave a very dominant performance,” Bacys said. “And we only lose one senior, so we have a good chance for a fourth straight title next year.”

Coming up this weekend is sectional action at Champaign Central and Bacys said the team will try to reach some season goals.

“We want to get two singles players and two doubles teams in for state,” Bacys said. “Ellis and Hart will play singles and Rachael and Becca and Amy and Neha are the two top seeds for doubles.”


Danville 2

Central 2

DANVILLE — Gracson Torres got the tying goal as the Vikings salvaged a tie with the Maroons in Big 12 Conference action.

Danville took an early lead when Jon Huff scored early in the first half but Champaign Central scored twice to take the lead before Torres’ goal.

Cameron Griffin had seven saves for the Vikings, who are 5-8-6 and 2-3-2 in the Big 12 and will have their final regular season game Wednesday against Decatur Eisenhower.



Schlarman 1

DANVILLE — Laura Gross had seven kills, nine assists and four blocks but the Hilltoppers lost only their second game of the season 18-25, 25-12, 25-9 to Paxton-Buckley-Loda.

Jordan Marganski had 10 assists, six kills and three blocks for Schlarman while Ella Black had eight digs and Sierra Bell had seven digs.

The Hilltoppers are 16-2 and will face Armstrong-Potomac today in Vermilion Valley Conference action.

Chrisman 2

Hutsonville 0

CHRISMAN — Shelby Warner had four kills and one ace as the Cardinals beat Hustonville 25-16, 25-14.

Brett Bishop had three kills and three blocks for Chrisman while Abby Bush had two kills and two digs and Dana Mitchell had six assists.

The Cardinals are 13-9 overall and will return to Vermilion Valley Conference action today against Oakwood.

Covington 3

South Newton 1

COVINGTON, Ind. — Brooke Ahrens had 17 kills, 17 assists and seven aces as the Trojans won 21-25, 25-14, 25-13, 28-26 in non-conference action.

Olivia Kagels had eight kills and two blocks, while Aliah Larsen had five kills and 21 assists and Rachel Kiger had 13 digs.

The Trojans are 14-5 overall and will return to Wabash River Conference action on Oct. 16, when they face Rockville.

Riverton Parke 3

Fountain Central 0

MONTEZUMA, Ind. — The Mustangs lost in WRC action 25-7, 25-12, 25-14 to the Panthers.

Fountain Central will try to regroup tonight against North Vermillion.

Pink Week for

VVC volleyball

The Vermilion Valley Conference volleyball teams will be raising money with a Pink Week.

Starting with games tonight at Bismarck-Henning and Schlarman and continuing with four games on Thursday, the VVC teams will all wear pink jersey tops.

In addition, several schools will be holding bake sales, raffles, 50-50 drawings and other events in an effort to raise funds for the Sharon Bassette Breast Cancer Foundation.

Tonight’s games will feature Hoopeston Area at Bismarck-Henning and Armstrong-Potomac at Schlarman.

Thursday’s schedule is Armstrong-Potomac at Georgetown-Ridge Farm, Bismarck-Henning at Milford, Westville at Oakwood and Salt Fork at Chrisman.

According to Bismarck-Henning coach Susan Kentner, the VVC teams are hoping to raise more than $1,500.