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Sports Highlights for Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

Newman's Karlie Hey runs at the front of a pack Saturday morning during the Cross Country State Finals in Peoria.
Newman's Karlie Hey runs at the front of a pack Saturday morning during the Cross Country State Finals in Peoria.

VOLLEYBALL RESULTS

OCT. 30

Galesburg Class 3A Sectional Semifinal

Limestone 2, Sterling 1 (25-21, 25-15): The Sterling Golden Warriors had been the aggressor during most of their volleyball matches this season. But in their 3A Galesburg Sectional semifinal, they were put back on their heels by Brittany Robinson and the stellar net play of the Limestone Rockets. Robinson had 14 kills and two blocks, and had a full complement of hitters backing her up as the Rockets knocked out the Warriors.

Kills by Brooklyn Borum, Josi Borum and Breelyn Borum turned a 9-8 deficit into a 12-9 Sterling lead in the first set. But after a timeout, Limestone (33-4) turned the tables.

A block by Hannah Majors sparked a 6-0 run, with a Robinson kill and block in there as well, and Sterling (35-3) never led again. An ace by Josi Borum and a Rocket hitting error tied the score at 17.

Then after two more ties, Breelyn Borum answered a Robinson kill with one of her own to tie it at 20.

But a block by Brooke Hammer and back-to-back kills by Robinson put Limestone ahead, and Robinson answered Josi Borum’s kill to end the set.

Falling in that back-and-forth first game was a tough pill for Sterling to swallow, and Limestone took advantage. The Rockets ran out to a 10-2 lead in the second set, and the Warriors never recovered.

Josi Borum led Sterling with 11 kills, and also had five digs and four assists. Good added five kills, and Brooklyn and Breelyn Borum each had four kills, with Bree dishing 13 assists and Brook chipping in 11 digs. Rodriguez led the back row with 13 digs.

LaSalle-Peru 2, Peoria Notre Dame 0 (25-19, 27-25)

Newman 1A Sectional Semifinals

Durand 2, Eastland 0 (26-24, 25-12)

Keith Country Day 2, Leland-Earlville 0 (25-11, 25-15)

NOV. 1

Newman 1A Sectional Championship

Durand 2, Keith Country Day 1 (20-25, 25-18, 25-19)

Galesburg 3A Sectional Championship

Limestone 2, LaSalle-Peru (25-16, 25-16)​

FOOTBALL RESULTS

NOV. 4

Newman 41, Chicago Hope Academy 22: The Newman Comets had a few hiccups to start Saturday’s Class 2A second-round playoff game against Chicago Hope Academy, but they were only minor setbacks – and easily overcome.

After a pair of first-quarter fumbles led to an early deficit, the Comets turned the tables on the Eagles by converting two second-quarter Hope turnovers into touchdowns to pull away for a victory at Roscoe Eades Stadium

Big plays really boosted Newman (11-0). The Comets had 10 runs of 10 or more yards, including five that went for at least 20 – and four of those went for touchdowns. Bianchi had two scores of over 50 yards (70 & 52), Nate Olson added a 58-yard scoring scamper, and Cade Gorzny had a 36-yard TD run.

Newman also had a 47-yard TD pass from Landen Vesley to a wide-open Karter Decker late in the first quarter for a 13-8 lead the Comets never relinquished.

One of the big reasons for the big plays was the alignment of the Hope defense. The Eagles (8-3) lined up all 11 defenders within 7 yards of the line of scrimmage, so when the Newman backs got through the first level, there was nobody there to stop them.

Bianchi ran for 204 yards, Gorzny added 131 yards, and Vesley threw for 103 yards on 4-for-6 passing – 3 of those completuons went for more than 15 yards – as the Comets racked up 513 yards of total offense, including 410 on the ground.

Olson led the Newman defense with nine tackles – two for loss – Clayton Yde added nine tackles, and Chase Graham had eight tackles, including three for loss.

Sterling 46, Kaneland 20: The Sterling defense kept creating turnovers, and even when the defense didn’t score on its own, it put the Golden Warriors’ offense in prime position. Four interceptions and a fumble by Kaneland led to five touchdowns for Sterling in the Warriors’ win in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs on Saturday at Peterson Field.

The big night for the Sterling defense included two touchdowns for Marquez Williams. The first came on a fumble recovery that he returned 54 yards.áHis second score came on the first play of the second half, a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Isaiah Ryan got in on the act later in the third quarter. With Kaneland threatening at the Sterling 7-yard line, Ryan jumped in front of a pass in the end zone and went 103 yards for the score.

Kaneland’s next offensive play resulted in a Turner Garcia interception, and Williams cashed in on the following play with a 9-yard touchdown run.

An Alek Duran interception on Kaneland’s first offensive snap of the game led to a Trey Morse-to-Duran touchdown pass six plays later.

Kaneland quarterback Jack Douglas was 11-for-31 passing for 193 yards, but was intercepted four times.

Sterling’s Nyrel Sullivan had 23 carries for 104 yards and two touchdowns, scoring from 37 yards out on the game’s opening drive, and cashing in from 2 yards out after back-to-back passes from Morse found Marcus Shetter and Weston Sisson for long gains.

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BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

NOV. 4

IHSA State Meet at Detweiller Park, Peoria (3 miles)

Class 1A

Team scores

1. Elmwood 150, 2. Rockford Christian 164, 3. Harvest Christian 170, 4. Monticello 194, 5. Deer Creek-Mackinaw 197, 6. St. Joseph-Ogden 204, 7. Athens 218, 8. Urbana University 274, 9. Freeburg 282, 10. IVC 318, 11. Clifton Central 322, 12. Newman 338, 13. El Paso-Gridley 340, 14. Carlinville 352, 15. Robinson 353, 16. Breese Mater Dei 369, 17. Seneca 389, 18. Lawrenceville 433, 19. Pinckneyville 442, 20. Paxton-Buckley-Loda 456, 21. Timothy Christian 462, 22. Benton 478, 23. Columbia 511, 24. Herscher 512, 25. Marengo 519

Top 5 finishers

1. Wyatt McIntyre (Athens) 14:25, 2. Logan Hall (Arthur) 14:30, 3. Jack McNabola (Chicago Parker) 14:41, 4. Alex Helmuth (Monticello) 15:02, 5. Riley Wells (Rockford Christian) 15:05

Newman runners: 22. Spencer Mauch , 15:24; 41. Shay Hafner 15:50, 106. Matt Hodge 16:37, 126. Ben Sheats 16:54, 176. Quentin Larson 17:38, 181. Noah Welty 17:41, 204. Lucas Velasquez 18:41

Morrison runner: 40. Koby Brackemeyer 15:49

Class 2A

Team scores

1. Mahomet-Seymour 91, 2. Normal U-High 114, 3. Sycamore 151, 4. Springfield 199, 5. Chatham (Glenwood) 231, 6. Kaneland 234, 7. Bloomington 252, 8. Riverside-Brookfield 253, 9. Danville 290, 10. Normal West 291, 11. Hampshire 298, 12. Waterloo 309, 13. Deerfield 318, 14. Marion 324, 15. Crystal Lake Central 373, 16. Washington 400, 17. Illiana Christian 424, 18. Burlington Central 434, 19. Hinsdale South 464, 20. Chicago Payton 471, 21. Chicago Mather 541, 22. Wheaton St. Francis 542, 23. Fenton 547, 24. Chicago Marist 580, 25. St. Viator 592

Top 5 finishers

1. Matthew Richtman (Kaneland) 14:23, 2. Jake Gebhardt (Sterling) 14:23, 3. Jack Becker (Crystal Lake South) 14:31, 4. Mathias Powell (Mahomet-Seymour) 14:45, 5. Austin Ohm (Illiana Christian) 14:47

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

NOV. 4

IHSA State Meet at Detweiller Park, Peoria (3 miles)

Class 1A

Team scores

1. Tolono Unity 108, 2. St. Joseph-Ogden 110, 3. Monticello 181, 4. Herscher 199, 5. Eureka 203, 6. Williamsville 212, 7. Rock Falls 233, 8. Stanford (Olympia) 269, 9. Harvest Christian 274, 10. St. Thomas More 277, 11. Freeburg 292, 12. Annawan-Wetersfield 318, 13. Kankakee McNamara 353, 14. Rockford Christian 394, 15. Beecher 398, 16. Johnsburg 400, 17. Breese Mater Dei 424, 18. El Paso-Gridley 428, 19. Nashville 471, 20. Teutopolis 484, 21. Chicago Noble 528, 22. Staunton 554, 23. DuQuoin 569, 24. Pinckneyville 574, 25. Amboy-LaMoille 610

Top 5 finishers (All-State)

1. Emma Argo (Eureka) 17:34, 2. Ailey Mitchell (Shelbyville) 17:46, 3. Frankie Chaidez (IC Catholic) 17:47, 4. Karlie Hey (Newman) 17:48, 5. Fran Hendrickson (St. Thomas More) 17:59

Class 2A

Team scores

1. Dunlap 72, 2. Belvidere North 95, 3. Vernon Hills 111, 4. Mahomey Seymour 162, 5. Washington 243, 6. Dixon 243, 7. Urbana 256, 8. Kaneland 265, 9. Lake Villa 274, 10. Peoria Notre Dame 274, 11. Waterloo 302, 12. Wheaton Academy 326, 13. Springfield 331, 14. Chicago Latin 353, 15. Chatham (Glenwood) 379, 16. Troy (Triad) 407, 17. Riverside-Brookfield 408, 18. Lemont 471, 19. Mascoutah 478, 20. Chicago Payton 492, 21. River Forest (Trinity) 496, 22. St. Viator 521, 23. Aurora Rosary 533, 24. Glenbard South 574, 25. Deerfield 602

Top 5 finishers

1. Jenna Schwartz (Waterloo) 17:05, 2. Campbell Petersen (Dunlap) 17:14, 3. Shanice Garbutt (Danville) 17:14, 4. Brooke Stromsland (Lake Villa) 17:15, 5. Olivia Rosenstein (Urbana) 17:16

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