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October 26, 2013

Danville girls tennis out of IHSA state meet

Blue Devils complete perfect regular season with 20-14 win

BUFFALO GROVE — The Danville girls tennis team’s run at the IHSA state tournament ended on Friday with the team of Rachael and Becca Lewis losing in the fourth round of the consolation bracket.

The Lewis sisters lost to Gurnee Warren’s Max Mella and Courtney Sunday 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-1.

“We had match point three times, so we lost some opportunities,” Danville coach Mark Bacys said. “They played a good team and you can’t give them many chances.”

With the loss, the Vikings’ season is over and even though they did not reach the goal of being in the top 20 in the state, Bacys said that it was great that the team made it to state again.

“We had a lofty goal and we knew it would be tough to get, but it was a great season,” Bacys said.

PREP FOOTBALL

Bismarck-Henning 20, Arthur-Lovington 14

BISMARCK — The Blue Devils fought back with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to end the regular season with an 9-0 undefeated record for the second straight season.

Arthur-Lovington had a quick 7-0 lead on a 93-yard kickoff return and had a 14-7 lead at halftime before Mo Abbed scored on a 10-yard run and Donnie Powell scored on a 20-yard run in the fourth quarter to take the lead for good.

Patrick Ganley had 182 yards with a 12-yard touchdown run in the first quarter for Bismarck-Henning while Abbed ran for 65 and Powell ran for 66 yards.

The Blue Devils end the season with a 9-0 record and will see who they will play in playoff action today.

Salt Fork 39, OAP 6

JAMAICA — Taylor Kirby had 154 yards, including a 88-yard run in the first quarter, to set the tone in the Storm’s win over the Comets.

Cole Taylor had 76 yards with three touchdowns for Salt Fork, while Conner Taylor had 52 yards and Seth McLain had 37 yards.

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