LOCAL GATHERING: Danville women’s tennis wins on the road | Sports

MORTON – The Danville women’s tennis team made a successful stop on the road to the Dunlap Invitational on Friday.

The Vikings managed to beat Morton 4-2 in a warm-up for today’s tournament.

In singles, Lexi Ellis and Brooklyn Behrens won for Danville, while doubles teams Josie Hotsinpiller, Ava Towne and Reese Rundle and CiCi Brown also won.

After the invitation, the Vikings will play the Champaign Centennial on Tuesday.


Salt Fork 207, Hoopeston area 228

DANVILLE – The Salt Fork boys golf team beat Hoopeston zone 207-228 at the Harrison Park Golf Course on Thursday.

Hunter Wantland won medal honors with a 43 for the Storm, while Amelia Birge had a 50, Sam Pearman had a 55 and Brant Hackman added a 59,

Wyatt Eisenmann had a 47 for the Cornjerkers, while Trevor Swartz had a 55, Kylie Brown a 62 and Brian Armstrong a 64.


GRFW 3, First Baptist 1

GEORGETOWN – The Georgetown-Ridge Farm / Westville men’s soccer team won their fourth straight game, beating First Baptist 3-1 on Thursday.

Luke Barney had two goals for the Buffaloes, while Zander Hughes had one goal and one assist and Eli Davis made five saves in goal.

BHRA 5, West Iroquois 3

BISMARCK – The Bismarck-Henning / Rossville-Alvin men’s soccer team defeated Iroquois West 5-3 on Thursday.

Ethan Tutwiler and Hayden Rice each scored two goals for the Blue Devils, while Abran Arivzu scored one and Liam Oxendine had two assists.

Garrett Huls made 15 saves in goal for BHRA, which is 5-5, 3-2 in the Vermilion Valley Conference.

Salt fork 7, Watseka 0

HOOPESTON – Even with a few starters, the Hoopeston area men’s soccer team still passed Watseka 7-0 on Thursday.

Isaias Diaz and Talen Gredy each scored two goals for the Cornjerkers, while Owen Crase, Ben Brown and Preston Van DeVeer each scored one. Gredy and Diaz each had an assist and Phoenix Webber an assist.

The Cornjerkers are 10-4-1 overall and 7-0 in the Vermilion Valley Conference game and will travel to Unity on Monday.


Covington 4, N. Putnam 0

ROACHDALE, Ind. – Isabella Lynch earned the first hat trick in Covington women’s soccer program history as the Trojans beat North Putnam 4-0 on Wednesday.

Lexi Slider scored the only goal in the first half for Covington, while Lynch made the rest in the second half. Emliy Holycross had two assists, while Eliza Holycross and Bernadette Goeppner each have one.

Karma Kingery made seven saves in goal for the Trojans, who face South Vermillion on Monday.


Seeger 4, N. Montgomery 1

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Patriots’ doubles teams of Drew Holland and Caleb Edwards and Nick Turner and Kaiden Peterson won as Seeger won on Thursday.

Christian Holland and Dylan Walters won in singles for the Patriots, which will be part of the Frankfort Hot Dog Invitational today.


Westville 2, Geo-RF 0

GEORGETOWN – The Westville softball team defeated Georgetown-Ridge Farm 25-6, 25-19 on Thursday.

Jasmyn Meeker had six assists for the Tigers, while Rylee Jones had seven aces and four digs, Ella Miller had four digs and three assists, Hadley Cox had eight assists and eight digs and Lydia Gondzur five assists.

The Tigers face Cissna Park on Tuesday.

Salt fork 2, Chrisman 1

CHRISMAN – The Salt Fork volleyball team defeated Chrisman 25-16, 23-25, 25-18 on Thursday.

Olivia Birge had six aces for the Storm, which will travel to Danville on Monday.

Hoopeston Zone 2, Urbana University 0

HOOPESTON – The Hoopeston area volleyball team returned home and beat Urbana University 25-22, 25-16.

Bre Crose had six kills and five aces for the Cornjerkers, while Logan Watson had five kills and Kaitlynn Lange had four kills.

The Hoopeston area will host Judah Christian on Monday.


Atkins signs with the Bobcats

DANVILLE – The Vermilion County Bobcats brought some of the past back to town on Friday with Mitch Atkins signing a training camp deal.

Atkins played for the Danville Dashers in the 2019-20 season and scored 18 goals and 25 assists in 33 games. He played the Covid-shortened 2021 season with the Elmira Enforcers and collected 17 points in 21 games.

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