Prep Sports Notebook: Uni-High wins regional title, SJO girls win again

Spartans defeat Grey Ghost, 2-0

The St. Joseph-Ogden volleyball team got three blocks and six kills from senior Ashley Eldridge in the team's road win at Illinois Valley Central on Saturday. SJO won the conference match 25-20, 28-26.

Becca Steinbach chalked up 26 assists and six digs for the Spartans. Addie Roesch also had six digs and was responsible for eight kills. St. Joseph-Ogden's offense was once again led by Kennedi Burnett, who recorded 10 kills and 10 digs. She also aced IVC once in the two-setter.

Rachel Divan also finished the match with three blocks. Meanwhile, Shayne Immke contributed four kills and seven digs to round out the team's top performers.

Cornjerkers fall in regional title match

Hoopeston Area suffered an 8-0 defeat to Bloomington Central Catholic in their bid for the Iroquois West Regional title on Saturday. The Cornjerker season comes to a close with a 19-6-1 overall record and undefeated conference season at 11-0. Members of the senior class finished their high school career with 60 wins against 23 losses and four ties during their four-year stint.

La Nave scores five times to advance Illineks

Noah La Nave scored five goals in University High's 5-0 shutout over Fisher-Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to win the Fisher regional soccer title.

Teo Chemla assisted on two of the goals while Arya Thirodira and Henry Wang were credited with one assist each on the first crisp fall day of the season.

Uni-High advances to the Bloomington Central Catholic sectional to take on the hosts on Tuesday, October 19, at 7pm. The winner will advance to face the winner of the second match between the Monticello Sages and the Normal U-High Pioneers for a shot at the sectional title next Saturday.

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