The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


October 13, 2012

Local Roundup: Rain keeps Bis-Henn golf at sixth

BLOOMINGTON —  The Bismarck-Henning golf team’s season ended with a downpour on Saturday as rains cancelled the last round of the State Tournament at Prairie Vista Golf Course.

The round will not be made up, making the scores after Friday’s first round the only scores that will be counted, which makes the Blue Devils sixth in the state.

“We played the first three holes, but then the rains came and they called it at around noon,” Bismarck-Henning coach Terry French said. “If they couldn’t get things together by 1 p.m., they were going to cancel.

“The guys were pumped for the round and wanted to go and try to move up the board. We wanted to try out best and move into the top three as a team.”

Andy Bott ended up the top finisher for the Blue Devils in eighth place, which will give him All-State honors.

Even with the disappointment of not finishing the tournament, French is still happy for the team, which will all return except for senior Austin Toler.

“I told them that out of 100 teams, we are among the top teams,” French said. “Also with Austin, many players have gone without even going to state and he was lucky to go twice in his career.”


Danville girls win sectional

CHAMPAIGN — The Danville girls tennis team already had places in next week’s state tournament confirmed, but a sectional title was still on the line Saturday.

With both Viking doubles teams and both singles players from Champaign Centennial advancing to finals action, it came down to tiebreakers and in the fifth round, Danville ended up winning by giving up fewer games than Centennial.

“It was nice to win the title,” Danville coach Mark Bacys said. “I feel that we are the best team in the area and it is nice to let that stay true.”

In doubles, Rachael and Becca Lewis defeated Amy Shah and Neha Patel 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) in the title game while Taylor Ellis beat Courtney Hart 6-0, 6-0 in the third-place singles game.

“The whole thing was a good less for them to stay focused and not take a game off because it does mean everything,” Bacys said. “We wanted this goal to get everyone since last year’s sectionals and that is what we did.”

The team will be going to Mount Prospect on Thursday to start play in the state tournament.


Bis-Henn, A-P to meet in county final

JAMAICA — Both the Blue Devils and the Trojans only had to play one match to advance to the finals of the Vermilion County Tournament and they delivered.

Bismarck-Henning beat Oakwood 25-16, 25-12 while Armstrong-Potomac beat Salt Fork 17-25, 25-16, 25-21 to advance to Monday’s title game.

The Storm, who beat Hoopeston Area 21-25, 25-15, 25-4 and the Comets, who beat Westville 20-25, 25-15, 25-19, will play in the third place matchup.

In the consolation, Westville will take on Hoopeston Area, who also beat Georgetown-Ridge Farm, 24-26, 25-14, 27-25.

Toppers third at Beecher

BEECHER — Laura Gross had 50 kills and 27 blocks and was named to the All-Tournament team as Schlarman took third  at the Beecher Tournament.

Jordan Marganski had 23 kills, 14 blocks and 36 assists for the Hilltoppers.


Danville third in triangular

NORMAL — Kristin Verkler won two events for the Vikings, but the team took third against Normal West and Normal Community in a triangular meet.

Verkler won the 200 yard individual medley (2 minutes, 15.95 seconds) and the 100 butterfly (1:00.08) for Danville, who had a second place finish from Emily Bowman in the 100 breaststroke (1:16) and third place finishes from Marissa Burleson in the 100 freestyle (59.56) and Tess Shore in the 500 freestyle (6:09.74).

Text Only
  • SPT - CN0820 - BisHenn photo 1 Going the extra mile BISMARCK — Bismarck-Henning coach Mark Dodd has really enjoyed the last few years.Not just because of the two straight Vermilion Valley Conference titles and a almost three-year unbeaten run in regular season action, but because of working with playe

    August 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • LOCAL ROUNDUP: Trojans defeat Chargers in volleyball opener CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. — It took all five sets but the Covington Lady Trojans opened the year with a hard-fought 24-26, 25-22, 25-21, 19-25, 16-14 victory over the North Montgomery Chargers in prep volleyball action on Tuesday night.Brooke Ahrens led t

    August 20, 2014

  • SPT - CN0819 - Seeger photo 1 Patriots make changes WEST LEBANON, Ind. – Success for the Seeger Patriot football team this season will depend on two things.They will rely on technique and teamwork to reach their goals.“We’ve got a little bit of size, a little bit of speed and a few guys with a lot of

    August 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • B-H's Warren claims Urbana Kick-Off Classic URBANA — Bismarck-Henning’s David Warren kicked off his senior season in style, winning the Urbana Kick-Off Classic at the Urbana Country Club.Warren shot a 4-over 76 to earn a one-stroke victory over Champaign Centennial’s Isaac Overman (77), while

    August 19, 2014

  • SPT - CN0817 - North Vermillion photo 1 Trying to fill big holes CAYUGA, Ind. — Brayden Woodard and his senior teammates on the 2013 North Vermillion football team left their mark on the Wabash River Conference.The Falcons won back-to-back undefeated league titles and they enter this season with a 15-game winning

    August 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT - CN0816 - Fountain Central photo 2 New names, same goals VEEDERSBURG, Ind. — While the names might change, the goals and expectations for the Fountain Central football team remain the same.The Mustangs, who went 11-2 last year with a sectional championship, are looking to replace 60 percent of their offens

    August 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPT- CN0815 - Covington football photo 1 Trojans' experience could be key COVINGTON, Ind. – The Covington football team enters this season on a positive note. The Trojans lost only five seniors to graduation, so team hopes to build on its many returning players.“We’re a year old and stronger,” said Covington head coach Tra

    August 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Voles set to host Jamboree DANVILLE — For the eighth year, the Vermilion Voles Vintage Base Ball club will invite other clubs in the Midwest to Kennekuk County Park on Saturday for the “Uncle Joe” Cannon Base Ball Jamboree.The event will feature four teams with the Voles, the

    August 15, 2014

  • No Headline Provided HELP WANTEDThe Danville Commercial-News is seeking sports-minded individuals to cover local sporting events this school year. An individual should have their own transportation, and be able to work nights and weekends.Anyone interested in the opportu

    August 13, 2014

  • SPT - CN0812 - High School football photo 1 Young Vikings get started DANVILLE — For the second year in a row, high school football teams in Illinois have had to make a change in their preseason practice schedules.A year ago, the IHSA developed a new policy when it came to acclimatization period of early-season practic

    August 12, 2014 2 Photos

NJCAA Tourney Photos 2014

Check out the action at the NJCAA Division II National Men's Basketball Tournament March 18-22 at DACC. Buy photos from the Commercial-News here:

Must Read
AP Video
Raw: IDF Footage Said to Show Airstrikes Police: Ferguson More Peaceful Raw: Aftermath of Airstrike in Gaza Raw: Thousands March on Pakistani Parliament Raw: World's Oldest Man Lives in Japan Fire Crews Tame Yosemite Fire Raw: Police Weapon Drawn Near Protesters, Media Raw: Deadly Landslides in Japan Raw: Explosions in Gaza As Airstrikes Resume Arrests Witnessed in Ferguson Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape Texas Gov. Perry: Indictment 'a Political Act' US Officials: Video Shows American's Beheading Video Shows Ferguson Cop Months Before Shooting Heavy Rains Flood Arizona Roads US Trying to Verify Video of American's Killing FBI Director Addresses Ferguson Shooting in Utah Raw: Police at Scene of St. Louis Shooting Police: 2 Calif. Boys Planned School Shooting NOLA Police Chief Retires Amid Violent Crimes
NDN Video
Crews rescue elderly woman trapped inside flooded minivan Taylor Swift Reveals New Album 1989 is Full-On Pop Serious Flash Flooding in Arizona Man Poses for New Mugshot Photo Wearing Shirt with Old Mugshot Photo On It Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listeners' Caught On Camera: Johnny Manziel Obscene Gesture Rita Ora Embraces the Ice Bucket Challenge Bird surprises soccer player Ashley Young during game Chapter Two: Never too late to become an artist Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Viral, Raises Over $15M For ALS Damaging Winds Stop the Show! In the Cockpit of the Air Force's Elite Squadron Pathologist: Autopsy Shows Teen Repeatedly Shot Christina Aguilera Has a Baby Girl Marvel Fans: Watch Dancing Baby Groot Over and Over! Raw: Protesters, Police Clash in Ferguson Gov. Rick Perry responds to indictment Breaking: Officials release name of police officer in Ferguson shooting Man Shot As Protesters Defy Curfew in Ferguson Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Back Together for Two ‘Secret’ Dates