The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

August 20, 2013

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Andy Bott takes second at Tiger Kick Off Classic

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MAHOMET —

Bismarck-Henning’s Andy Bott opened his senior season with a second-place individual finish at the Tiger Kick Off Classic at Lake of the Woods Golf Course in Mahomet.

Bott, who was eighth in last year’s Class 1A state tournament and a runner-up in 2011, shot a 3-over 75 on Monday, finishing three strokes behind Champaign Centennial’s Christian Khachturian, who carded an ever-par round of 72.

Khachturian, a previous East Central Illinois Junior Golf champion, helped his Chargers claim the team title with a score of 317. Bradley-Bourbonnias was second (320) and Mahomet-Seymour was third (327).

Bismarck-Henning was the top Class 1A school in the tournament with a fifth-place finish as they Blue Devils had a team score of 332. Joining Bott in the top-five individual golfers was Bismarck-Henning teammate David Warren, who shot a 5-over 77 to finish fourth. Other scorers for the Blue Devils were Noah Campbell (84) and Logan Reifsteck (94).

Danville High and Oakwood were also in the tournament.

The Vikings were 10th with a score of 378. Christian Montgomery had the best round for Danville with a 93, while Reed Krynski had a 97, Jon Brinkley chipped in with a 98 and Tristan Wolfe rounded out the team scoring with a 103.

The Comets were 14th out of 16 teams with a score of 417. Brandon Rowe had the low round for Oakwood with an 84, while Traig Huchel was next with a 96.

Bismarck-Henning and Danville High will compete in a dual match this afternoon at Turtle Run Golf Club in Danville.

Cornjerkers fall to Warriors, Wildcats

ROSSVILLE — Ryan McGill shot a team-best 46 on Monday but it wasn’t enough as Hoopeston Area lost to Watseka and Donovan in a triangular at Hubbard Trail.

McGill was just one shot of the medalist honors collected by two golfers from Donovan and one from Watseka.

After the 46 from McGill, the Cornjerkers got a 49 from Tristyn Trosper and then came Anthony Shore (51) and Chase DeVore (54).

In the girls competition, Holly Morgeson of Hoopeston Area had a 62 and Keirsten Wilson shot a 72.

PREP BOYS TENNIS

West Vigo 5, Covington 0


COVINGTON, Ind. — The Trojans got off to a rough start as the Vikings won four matches in straight sets, and the fifth by forfeit.

Covington (0-1) won just 10 games in the four matches with Ethan Snyder and Amit Shah each winning four games in their losses at No. 1 and 3 singles respectively.

COLLEGIATE BASEBALL

Dans pitcher, manager receive postseason honors


DANVILLE — A record-setting Prospect League season led to the Danville Dans collecting a pair of awards on Monday.

Left-hander pitcher Troy Conyers was named the Roland Hemond Prospect of the Year, while Jason Watson was named the Manager of the Year.

Conyers, a sophomore-to-be from the University of San Diego, was 5-1 with 1.53 ERA this summer and he struck out a team-high 60 batters, which was good enough for second in the Prospect League, while walking just 18.

“The Danville Dans have had 22 alumni who have went on to the Major Leagues and it would be a pleasure to add Troy Conyers to that list some day,’’ said Jeanie Cooke, managing partner for the Danville Dans.

Watson, who is the head coach from Dickinson State University in North Dakota, led the 2013 Danville Dans to a Prospect League record 41 victories and the team also set a league mark with a 11-game win streak in early July. Danville was also ranked as high as No. 11 in the Perfect GAme USA’s weekly rankings of summer collegiate baseball teams.

“This was an exciting season for the Dans,’’ Cooke said. “Jason has guided this team of great guys to many achievements this summer.’’

LOCAL GOLF

Springer claims DCC club championship


DANVILLE — Brett Springer’s 2-over 73 on Sunday carried him to an 8-shot victory over Nick Webster in the Danville Country Club Championship.

Springer, the golf coach at Danville High, opened the two-day tournament with a 1-under 70 on Saturday and he was 1-over 143 for the two-round tournament. Webster had a 73 on Saturday and a 78 on Sunday to finish with a 9-over score of 151.

Joe Legg (162) won the first flight; while Inder Rakalla (168) won the second flight.