Frosh in the lead: First-year Eureka linkster Allison Pacocha fired a 71 on Friday to sit atop the leaderboard after one round of the state tournament at Decatur's Red Tail Run. Her sister, Carolyn Pacocha, recorded a 78.
Siblings place in the top six: Allison Pacocha of Eureka tied for third, while Carolyn Pacocha ended up sixth following Saturday's final round of the state tourney at Red Tail Run. A. Pacocha tallied a 77 to finish at 148 over 36 holes, while her older sis carded a 74 to tally a 152. First-year Dani Schrock of Pontiac won at 148, while her older sister, Ali Schrock, tied A. Pacocha at 148.
Athens/Greenview/Porta 2, Roanoke-Benson/E 4: Ashton Hubert netted three goals for the Rockets (12-7-1) in Friday's Peoria Notre Dame Regional contest.
Eureka 25-25, Ridgeview 7-17: Hailey Flowers rang up 18 kills Thursday night, as the Hornets (27-3, 12-0) secured their third consecutive Heart of Illinois Conference title.
Fieldcrest 25-26, Lexington 11-24: Emma Petersen had five kills for the Knights (22-7, 8-4) in the league road tilt on Thursday.
Hornets across the board: Host Eureka swept their own invitational Saturday at Lower Lake Park. Emma Argo covered the three-mile course in 17 minutes, 51.8 seconds to place first, while teammate Alexi Fogo was second. They finished with a team point total of 21. Sadie White (14th) led Fieldcrest. Kyle Johnson placed second for the Hornets (47), who won by nine points over runner-up El Paso-Gridley. Victor Echeveste (12th) was the top placer for the Knights.