Brian Arends

Brian Arends and the Falcon golf team moved to 14-2 on Monday

GIBSON CITY - The Falcon boys golf team continues to roll after winning two more triangular meets and moving to 14-2 on the season as of Monday night.

GCMS dominated Fisher (200) and Cissna Park (271) with a score of 175 on Monday, after notching a 170 over Hoopeston Area (207) and Flanagan-Cornell (234) last week.

Head coach Chris Headrick said the solid lineup from the number one to six spots is the number one reason the team has been so successful this year.

“If our number one or two guy is struggling on a particular night, five and six are right there to post a solid score,” Headrick said. “We have been fortunate to have four or five guys every match playing some of their best golf.”

Even Thursday’s steady rainfall wasn’t enough to stop GCMS from producing the top three scores from Clay Bane (41), Dillon Glascock (42) and Doug Woodward (43), as the team grabbed another win.

“That was a good night for the team,” Headrick said. “It was raining throughout the match, but the guys showed up at the course ready to play despite the weather. Not once did I not hear any of them complain about having to play in the cold rain. A few of them seemed excited. It's important that they stay positive in weather like that being that regionals and sectionals are usually played in similar weather.”

Bane scored the highest of any golfer at Monday’s match with a 41, while Dillon Glascock earned a third place score of 44.

While the team has been getting a lot of attention for the results of their matches, as well as breaking the boys team school record, Headrick said it cannot be stressed enough how much character the team has.

“Everyone on this varsity team is a leader and shows so much respect everywhere we go,” Headrick said. “It's hands down the best part of this team.”

Connor Birky notched a 45 for fourth best on the team Thursday, while Logan Davis and Brian Arends added a 47 and 50, respectively.

Birky repeated that score Monday, while Brian Arends (46), Logan Davis (51) and Doug Woodward (55) rounded out the top six.

Girls defeat Flanagan

The Lady Falcons defeated Flanagan on Thursday 204 to 273, behind a career best 51 from Emily Sommer. Emily Allen shot a 51 as well, after a week off with strep throat. Shannon Spangler shot a 54, and Megan Moody notched a 58.

“This was the first match these ladies have played in the rain, and they all did a great job for the conditions,” coach Judy Weber-Jones said.

Wednesday, the girls fell to St. Thomas More (212) and Monticello (215) with a score of 239.

However, Shannon Spangler personally finished fifth overall with a 54.

The next best on the team were Emily Sommer (60), Megan Moody (62) and Morgan Hazen (63).

Morgan Hazen had the best score of the team’s Saturday outing, with a 110 at the BCC Invite, while Sara Edgar shot a career best 112.

“A different girl seems to step up each week especially when we have had two or three girls sick each match the past couple weeks,” Weber-Jones said.

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