The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

September 29, 2013

Mustangs, Patriots advance players to WRC semis

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---- — DANVILLE — The teams of the Wabash River Conference hit the Danville Tennis Center on Friday with the first three rounds of the singles and the first two rounds of the doubles WRC tournaments.

Fountain Central’s Kody Keeling advanced to his second straight semifinal and All-WRC honor with two 6-0, 6-0 matches. Seeger’s Addison Martin and Borden Kennedy, along with Rockville’s Lucas Rowe, each advanced to their first semifinals.

In doubles, Fountain Central’s Ladd Warner and Doug Keeling and Dalton Griffin and Dallas Otero, Covington’s Amit Shah and Brendan Woolwine, and Seeger’s Nick McGowen and Caleb Orahood each made it to semifinal action.

Keeling will take on Rowe while Martin will play Kennedy in Monday’s semifinals at Fountain Central High School.

In doubles Warner and Keeling will play Shah and Woolwine while McGowen and Orahood will play Griffin and Otero.

PREP GIRLS TENNIS

Danville second at doubles invite

CHAMPAIGN — Three Viking doubles teams took second as the team took second at the Champaign Doubles Invitational.

The teams of Rachael Lewis and Taylor Ellis, Amy Shah and Neha Patel and Katie Koebrich and Erin Marble each took second for Danville while the team of Natalie Mahori and Amanda Vadenboncoeur took third.

The Vikings will host Champaign Central on Monday.

PREP CROSS COUNTRY

Leverenz second at Invite

BARTLETT — Danville’s Johnny Leverenz took second with a time of 15 minutes, 19 seconds as the Vikings took seventh as a team.

Carl Way was 26th for Danville (16:38) while Tommy Session was 50th (17:38).

In the girls race, Emily Cleveland was 88th (23:01) for the Vikings, who only had three runners in the race.

Ramblers compete in Stampede

OXFORD, Ind. — Attica’s Kenny Little had the highest local finish, taking second in the boys race (17 minutes, 41 seconds) as the Red Ramblers was fourth at the Bison Stampede hosted by Benton Central.

CJ Day was 13th (19:23) for Attica while Andrew Mason took 23rd (20:03) and Kylan Freeland placed 25th (20:09).

Corey Clayton was seventh for the Mustangs (18:53) while James Andres was 19th (19:51).

In the girls race, Morgan Grubb was fifth (22:31) as the Mustangs took second as a team. Bailey Hoffa was 11th (23:09) and Hannah Gayler took 15th (23:44).

Ashley Brindle was 16th (23:46) for Attica, who took seventh.

PREP BOYS GOLF

Bis-Henn wins Salt Fork Invite

COVINGTON, Ind. — Andy Bott shot a 77 as the Blue Devils won the Salt Fork Invitational with a score of 335 at Rivercrest Golf Club.

David Warren shot a 83 for Bismarck-Henning while Logan Reifsteck had a 84 and Josh Heidrick carded a 91.

Salt Fork was third at 381 with Courtney LaFoe shooting a 92, Oakwood was fourth (392) with Brandon Rowe scoring a 94, Westville was fifth (393) with Adam High shooting a 82, Hoopeston Area took sixth (405) with Tristyn Trosper getting a 93 and Chrisman/Georgetown-Ridge Farm was seventh (422) with Austin Merritt shooting a 87.

PREP GIRLS GOLF

Swisher advances to State

RONCALLI, Ind. — Seeger’s Kiley Swisher advanced to next week’s state finals after shooting an 80 in a IHSAA Golf regional at Smock Golf Course.

Along with Swisher, Covington’s Abby White competed in the meet and shot a 93 for the day.

Swisher will start play in the tournament on Friday at Franklin, Ind.’s Legends Golf Club.

PREP SOCCER

Danville 2 Charleston 0

CHARLESTON — Luis Rubio and Mikee Maniquis each scored goals as the Vikings won in non-conference action.

Dakota Gash and Gracson Torres each had one assists while Cameron Griffin had three saves in goal for Danville, who is 6-4-3 and will face Bismarck-Henning on Monday.

Herscher 2, Hoopeston Area 1

HOOPESTON — Skyler Barnard had a goal but it was not enough as Herscher rallied to get the win.

Elijah Yates had the assist for Hoopeston Area, who are 12-2 and will return to Vermilion Valley Conference action on Tuesday when it will face Oakwood in the Kick Cancer Game.

PREP GIRLS SWIMMING

Danville 7th at Raider invite

BLOOMINGTON — Marissa Burleson and Madeline Swiersz each had two top 10 finishes as the Vikings were 7th out of 14 teams at the Raider Invitational.

Burleson was sixth in the 100 yard freestyle (59.35) and tied for sixth in the 100 backstroke (1:10.20) while Swiersz was seventh in the 100 breaststroke (1:19.16) and ninth in the 200 individual medley (2:32.66).

Tess Shore was 10th in the 500 freestyle (6:21.44) and Victoria Omark was 10th in the 100 butterfly (1:11.65) for the Vikings.

PREP VOLLEYBALL

Storm takes fifth at Watseka

WATSEKA — After losing its first two matches, Salt Fork came back with two wins to get fifth place at the Watseka Invitational.

The Storm lost to Armstrong-Potomac 25-18, 25-15 and Watseka 25-17, 25-8 before beating Tri-Point 25-11, 25-16 and Danville 25-22, 25-19 in the fifth place game.

Jenny Kimbro was named to the All-Tournament Team with 18 kills, 15 digs and three aces for Salt Fork, while Britton Seamon had 18 kills, 10 blocks and two aces, Emilie McFadden had 25 kills and four aces and Allie Trosper had 28 assists and three blocks.

The Storm are 14-4 and have already equaled its win total from last season and will face Milford on Tuesday.

Covington wins Tournament

WEST LEBANON, Ind. — The Trojans defeated Attica 25-22, 25-11 and then hosts Seeger 21-25, 28-26, 15-10 to win the Bi-County Tournament.

Brooke Ahrens had 14 kills and 13 digs while Rachel Hannah had 10 kills, Adison Smith had 12 assists and Kendra Wallace had three aces and 14 digs.

Covington is 11-5 and will travel to North Vermillion on Tuesday.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

DACC 1-2 in Invite

DANVILLE — The Jaguars defeated Triton 3-1 but lost to South Suburban 3-0 and Columbus State 3-0 at Mary Miller Gym.

Paige Thevenin had 15 kills and 10 blocks on the day for DACC while Abby Bergman had 18 kills and 16 digs and Ericka Arnold-Dix had 41 digs and four aces.

In the win against Trition, Aliah Larsen had 12 kills, five digs, two assists and one block and Kaitie Shaw had seven kills.