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Spartans slip up at PBL

Spartans' Tyler Burch is wrapped up from behind by Paxton-Buckley-Loda's Hayden Hollen during their final regular season game on Friday. The Panthers celebrated a senior night 28-0 win over St. Joseph-Ogden. Check back in a few days for more Sentinel game photos.

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All that jazz

Alto saxophone player Issac Hanson
With well-renowned saxophone player Chip McNeil looking on, Issac Hanson belts out a series of notes while playing the alto version of the instrument during a jazz tune with the Tito Carillo Quintet on Wednesday evening. Hanson, a 15-year-old high school sophomore and student of McNeil, performed before a crowd of 40 or so patrons under the outdoor tent at the Rose Bowl Tavern in Urbana. This weekend the Rose Bowl and several other venues in Urbana will host live music performances for the annual C-U Folk and Roots Festival.
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Prep Sports Notebook: SJO beats BCC in two, Rockets go the distance at Rantoul



Bleecher, Knudsen notch 12 kills at Rantoul

The Eagles of Rantoul proved no match for the visiting high-powered Unity volleyball team on Thursday. The Rockets added another mark in the win column after a 2-1 finish on the road in their final regular-season match of the season.

Both Emma Bleecher and Macie Knudsen tallied 12 kills apiece in the three-set affair. Bleecher also led the team with eight digs, Knudsen had five.

Unity won the first set 25-13 and was forced into a third after dropping the second set, 25-19. Back in system, the Rockets rolled to a 25-11 third set finish.

Maddie Reed was credited with 31 assists and contributed seven digs in the three-setter. Taylor Henry was the defensive leader with 13 digs.



Spartans overpower Central Catholic

St. Joseph-Ogden picked up a road win in their last regular-season dual match on Thursday. Addie Roesch notched seven kills and Kennedi Burnett chalked up six more in the 2-0 Spartan volleyball win over Central Catholic.

Roesch, a sophomore, had three digs and an ace. Burnett had nine of her own and served up five aces.

SJO won the first set of the conference match 25-18 and took the second one, 25-10.

Becca Steinbach dished out 20 assists while Rachel Divan led the team's defensive effort at the net with three blocks. Divan, also a sophomore, had four kills.