The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 31, 2013

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Storm rally to beat Bearcats


DANVILLE — Emilie McFadden had 12 points as the Salt Fork girls basketball team defeated Milford on Wednesday in Vermilion Valley Conference action.

Toria Plotner had nine points for the Storm, who was down 13-10 after the first quarter, but would outscore the Bearcats 23-4 in the next two quarters. Jenny Kimbro had six points and Taylor Vice added five.

Samantha Wilken had 12 points for Milford, while Erin McNally had 11 and Cornisha Allen and Alissa Totheroh each had six.

Both teams will be in action again today as the Storm will play Westville while the Bearcats will play Hoopeston Area.


Ellis commits to Olivet Nazarene

DANVILLE — Tyler Ellis, a senior at Danville High, realized his childhood dreams on Monday when he committed to play college tennis at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais.

Ellis, who will be looking for his fourth consecutive state tournament appearance this spring, said on Facebook that Olivet Nazarene offers him a chance to pursue his dreams and offers him the best opportunity to grow as a person.

“I would like to thank all my teammates, coaches and friends that have encouraged me since I first picked up a racquet almost 12 years ago,’’ Ellis said. “Today’s accomplishments would not be possible without all of your support.’’