Led by medalist Dallas Koth, University High School's boys golf team rolled to the Central State Eight Conference Tournament championship on Thursday at Bunn Golf Course in Springfield.

Koth, a senior, shot 73 to lead the Pioneers to a 300 total, good for a 29-stroke victory over Springfield. Chatham Glenwood and Rochester tied for third at 330.

Koth took the individual title by one shot over Aydin Folker of Jacksonville. U High's Ben Bazan and Tony Palumbo were next at 75, while the Pioneers' Alex Kullman (77), Brevin Knight (77) and Ethan Huynh (78) also finished in the top 10.


U High triumphs: Two goals by Cayden Redd sparked University High (14-3) to a 3-0 victory over St. Viator in the Burlington (Iowa) Fall Classic.

Nate Clay chipped in a goal and two assists while J.D. Kelley also had an assist. The Pioneers will face Quincy Notre Dame (14-3) in Friday's 11:45 a.m. semifinals.

NCHS wins shutout: Austin Woodside made six saves to help Normal Community blank host Champaign Central, 5-0.

Scoring for the Ironmen (10-3-2, 6-0-1) were Griffin Bruso, Ethan Holland, Nick Leming, Carson Oltman and Jordan Chamukenge. Josef Halcomb had two assists while Michael Reibling, Josue Nsukami and Robert Harris had one apiece.

Champaign Central fell to 6-10 and 3-4.

BHS blanks Peoria: Five players scored as Bloomington (3-11-1, 2-4-1) won, 5-0, over visiting Big 12 Conference foe Peoria High.

Djibril Thiam and Blake Sedbrook each had one goal and one assist while Ryan Flynn had two assists. Also scoring were Jacob Marshall, Nick Fairley and Justin Turner. Also providing an assist was Noah Masemore. Goalie Xander Bosquez had three saves.

Kazigwa, Central win: Freshman Mael Kazigwa's goal off an assist from Kyle Vroman with 10 minutes left in the first half made host Central Catholic a 1-0 winner over St. Joseph-Ogden.

The Saints (14-6, 5-2) saw J-C Micklich make three saves. Central outshot its guest, 17-4.


NCHS remains unbeaten: MaKenna Barnhart registered 15 kills and Jamie Vasilou dished out 34 assists and Normal Community improved to 15-0 with a 24-26, 25-15, 25-10 win over host Urbana.

Purdue recruit Grace Cleveland chipped in 13 digs and 4 blocks for the Ironmen, who are 6-0 in Big 12 Conference play.

BHS cruises: Leah Anderson logged eight kills while Lexi Packard and Fia Parker each recorded 10 service points as host Bloomington swept to a 25-15, 25-8 Big 12 Conference win over Danville.

Bett O'Neal chipped in 12 assists and Ellie Weltha six kills for the Raiders (15-8, 6-0).

Normal West falls: Seven kills by Sam Williams were not enough as Normal West (8-11, 3-3) lost at Peoria Richwoods, 25-13, 25-21.

Dara Kane added 10 assists for the Wildcats while Aniya Monla had nine digs.

Dee-Mack 9-0 in HOIC: Deer Creek-Mackinaw (12-3, 9-0) remained unbeaten in the Heart of Illinois Conference after a 25-13, 25-3 home win over Fieldcrest (11-9, 4-5). Carson Smalley led the Chiefs with seven kills, seven digs and six aces.

Morgan Burr added 20 assists for Dee-Mack while Ashley Melton had two blocks. Emma Petersen had five kills for Fieldcrest while Lexi Jochums had five assists and Madi Hock eight digs.

Eureka tops EPG: Eureka (18-3, 8-0) used 11 digs and six kills by Courtney Heffren to win, 25-15, 25-19, over host El Paso-Gridley (12-6, 6-3). Hailey Flowers also had six kills for the Hornets while Maddie McCunn had 11 assists. Amy Pineda chipped in 11 services points and six aces.

Madi Funk and Ashlyn Mool each had six kills for EPG, which received 14 assists and 11 digs from Cheyenne Carr. Ashlyn Stone added seven service points.

McManaman keys Olympia: Rose McManaman's 16 kills, 11 service points and five aces helped Olympia slip past Rantoul, 25-14, 20-25, 25-21, in an Illini Prairie Conference match at Stanford. Kaelyn Leverson added 31 assists and Emme Olson had 11 digs for the Spartans.

Prairie Central falls: Tolono Unity slipped past Prairie Central, 26-24, 26-28, 25-14, in an Illini Prairie Conference match at Fairbury. Olivia Weber and Addison Casner each had eight kills for the Hawks (8-6, 1-2), while Mallory Barber had 21 assists and Faith Bachtold 24 digs.

Tri-Valley rolls: Iowa recruit Hannah Clayton had nine kills and four-and-a-half blocks to lead Tri-Valley to a 25-10, 25-16 Heart of Illinois Conference win at LeRoy. Lauren Gilmore handed out 14 assists for the Vikings (19-2, 8-1).

LeRoy (2-14, 0-9) got 12 digs and three service points from Mack Kerns.

Blue Ridge cruises: Elizabeth Bown had 14 service points, including seven aces, while Maddy Hopkins registered 12 kills as Blue Ridge (19-5, 5-4) swept Fisher, 25-5, 25-12, in Heart of Illinois Conference play at Farmer City.

Avery Fisher chipped in 15 assists and 12 service points for the Knights (19-5, 5-4).

Flanagan-Cornell rallies past Tremont: Kylie Kinderman had 35 digs, Liberty Vollmer 12 assists and Brittany Henson six kills as Flanagan-Cornell (11-9-1, 5-4) posted an 18-25, 25-20, 25-22 Heart of Illinois Conference win at Tremont.

The Turks (9-7, 4-5) got eight kills and 13 digs from Allie Ramlo while Violet Thompson chipped in 22 assists.

Roanoke romps: Elly Sauder's 14 service points and seven assists keyed Roanoke-Benson to a 25-18, 25-10 victory over Henry. Brynn Rossman added six digs and Paige Sauder four kills for the Rockets.

Lincoln wins in 3: Tearaney Eads hammered 13 kills to spark Lincoln (13-6) to a 25-14, 16-25, 25-22 victory over visiting Springfield Sacred-Heart Griffin.

Morgan Lolling added 37 assists while Mackenzie Antoine chipped in 24 digs for the Railsplitters.

Mount Pulaski prevails: Isabella Wade had 27 assists and five kills while Skylar Hayes added nine kills and 11 digs as Mount Pulaski rallied for a 22-25, 25-22, 25-18, win over Illini Bluffs.

Dwight falls in three: Leah Flynn had seven kills, Karah Colebank 10 assists and Hayle Schlabowske 12 digs as host Dwight dropped a 25-8, 11-25, 25-16 decision to Watseka.

Clinton defeated: Alyssa Saulbury had six kills, Raymi Dial seven digs while Delaney Woodbury and Madi Filken had nine assists each in Clinton's 25-20, 25-18 loss at Tuscola.


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