Junior midfielder Cayden Redd scored midway through the second half to give University High School a 1-0 victory over the host school in the Class 2A Washington Regional Tournament on Saturday at Washington.

The Pioneers had a free kick from the left side when U High's Joe Brown flicked a pass on goal. Redd finished the play with the score to send the Pioneers into next week's sectional at Peoria Notre Dame.

U High (20-6) outshot Washington 11-2. The Panthers ended their season at 14-6-3.


GCMS 53, Heyworth 0: Jarad Trantina ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns as Class 2A No. 3 GCMS completed its second undefeated season in three years with a Heart of Illinois Conference Small Division shutout at Heyworth.

Nathan Garard threw two of his three TD passes to Ryland Holt, completing 4 of his 5 attempts for 158 yards as the Falcons (9-0, 5-0) scored all of their points in the first half and outgained the Hornets (1-8, 1-4) 339-23.

GCMS rushing leader Mitch McNutt added 56 yards and one TD on six carries. Garard also scored on a 52-yard interception return.


NCHS 5th at Lyons: Normal Community completed a 4-1 run to fifth place in the Lyons Township Invitational with second-day sweeps of Hinsdale Central and the host Lions at LaGrange.

Grace Cleveland had 26 kills and four blocks on the day for the Iron, who finished the regular season at 29-5. MaKenna Barnhart added 16 kills and 19 digs while Jamie Vasilou had 47 assists and five aces.

Cleveland had 62 total kills in the tourney while Vasilou racked up 112 assists. NCHS sandwiched two-set wins over York and Prospect around a loss to Whitney Young on the first day.

Calvary ties for 2nd: Calvary Christian won all three of its day two matches in the East Central Illinois Conference Tournament at DeLand, finishing with a 3-1 mark to tie Judah Christian for second after DeLand-Weldon claimed the title on a point differential tiebreaker.

The Knights posted a sweep of Urbana Uni-High in between three-set wins over DeLand and Cornerstone, which also lost to DeLand after dropping two matches on the first day.

Mount Pulaski 3rd: All-Tournament picks Isabella Wade, Abigiail Fitzpatrick and Skylar Hayes helped host Mount Pulaski take third place in the Topper Tournament with a 26-24, 25-15 win over Lincoln. Kaelyn Froebe and Tearany Eads represented the Railsplitters on the all-tourney squad.


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