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Carson Smalley had 11 kills, Morgan Burr handed out 16 assists and Deer Creek-Mackinaw School's volleyball team defeated Blue Ridge, 25-22, 25-19 Thursday night in Heart of Illinois Conference play at Farmer City.

Lydia Wiegand chipped in 13 digs and two aces for the Chiefs (23-6-1, 12-1).

Blue Ridge (21-8, 6-7) got 18 digs from Hannah Brackenhoff, 14 assists from Avery Fisher and eight kills from Maddy Hopkins.

West scores Big 12 win: Normal West rallied from a first-set setback to claim a 16-25, 25-17, 25-18 Big 12 Conference victory over Urbana. Junior setter Dara Kane had 18 assists for the Wildcats, who improved to 12-16 overall and 5-4 in conference play.

Kylie Bryant contributed 15 digs for West with outside hitter Kayla Johnson adding six kills.

Tri-Valley beats GCMS: Halle Sheley had seven kills, Lauren Gilmore 13 assists as Tri-Valley posted a 25-15, 25-4 Heart of Illnois win at Gibson City. Ryleigh Warfel added nine digs for the Vikings (23-3).

Heyworth edges Flanagan: Madison Quattro had 13 kills and 16 digs to lead host Heyworth to a 27-25, 25-21 Heart of Illinois win over Flanagan-Cornell. Amber Tomlin had 25 assists for the Hornets. Kayla VanWeelden had seven kills for Flanagan, which also received 10 assists from Liberty Vollmer and 15 digs from Kylie Kindermann.

DeLand outlasts Calvary: Rebecca Orns had five kills, 16 digs and a pair of blocks, but Calvary Christian dropped a 23-25, 25-18, 25-21 decision to DeLand-Weldon at Normal. Grace Bursack contributed 16 digs and nine assists for the Knights (9-9), with J.C. Wingate adding eight assists.

Tremont tops EPG: Allie Ramlo's nine kills and 16 assists from Violet Thompson helped Tremont to a 25-14, 25-21 HOIC victory at El Paso. Lorena Falcon added six digs for the Turks (15-9, 7-6). Ashlyn Stone had 18 digs for EPG (12-10, 6-7). Madi Funk and Cheyenne Carr added nine kills and 11 assists, respectively.

Lexington tips Fieldcrest: Jayden Standish's 11 kills and Emma White's 36 assists led Lexington to a 25-19, 23-25, 25-19 HOIC win over Fieldcrest at Minonk. Raelyn Payne added 27 digs for Lexington (18-6, 9-4). Fieldcrest (13-11, 6-7) was led by Emma Petersen with 10 kills and 17 digs and Lexi Jochums with 17 assists.

LeRoy victorious: Danielle Hanshew had six kills, Meghan Matlock 10 assists and Laura Harms 13 digs in LeRoy's 25-22, 25-17 Heart of Illinois win at Fisher. Casey Wagner had nine digs for Fisher.

Olympia nips Prairie Central: Kallie Terrell had 10 kills while Rose McManaman added nine kills and 18 digs to lead Olympia to a 25-21, 11-25, 25-20 Illini Prairie Conference win at Stanford. Kaelyn Leverson distributed 34 assists for the Spartans. Faith Bachtold led Prairie Central with 23 digs and Olivia Weber had 10 kills.

Pontiac loses in three: Pontiac fell in three sets to host Monticello, 25-10, 15-25, 25-15.

Lincoln sweeps Charleston: Kearaney Eads had eight kills and six service points to lead Lincoln to a 25-16, 25-18 win at Charleston. Morgan Lolling handed out 25 assists while Mackenzie Antoine chipped in 15 digs.

Dwight falls in three: Karah Colebank had 22 assists while Leah Flynn and Lucy Rieke added nine kills each as host Dwight lost to Paxton-Buckley-Loda, 25-19, 18-25, 25-15.

Riverton tops Mount Pulaski: Skylar Hayes had 11 kills and eight digs for Mount Pulaski in a 25-19, 25-20 loss to Riverton. Isabella Wade added 17 assists and Abigail Fitzpatrick 16 digs for Mount Pulaski.


Chatham edges U High: Nathan Clay and Mason Wittman scored goals for University High in a 3-2 Central State Eight Conference loss to Chatham Glenwood at Chatham. J.D. Kelley had an assist for U High (17-6, 6-2), while Christian Lopez made 11 saves. Chatham improved to 18-2-1 overall and 8-1 in the league.

Pantagraph staff


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