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MSHS boy’s golf holds off Monticello, tough nights for girls golf and volleyball

By FRED KRONER
fred@mahometnews.com

The Mahomet-Seymour boys’ golf team handled Monticello 181-199, in a dual meet on Tuesday at Lake of the Woods.

The Bulldogs had three of the top four individuals.

Alek Strube shared medalist honors, firing a 43. Rick Bohlen was third (44), followed by Grant Harvey (45) in fourth place.

The victory was the second of the season for the Bulldogs over the Sages.

The team returns to action today at Charleston in a match that also includes Effingham.

Girls’ golf

High heat and humidity caused a reduction in play for the combined Champaign County/Piatt County invitational at the University of Illinois Blue course on Tuesday.

The 18-hole event was dropped to nine holes.

St. Thomas More captured team honors, followed by Monticello. M-S, which was without three of its top four players, placed fifth.

Three Bulldogs secured top 20 placements.

Jade Harms carded a 50 and tied for 12th place.

Cece Abramson was 17th with a 54 and teammate Sylvia Byron was 20th with a 59.

The Bulldogs’ other scorer was Emma Yates (63).

Volleyball

M-S (4-5) suffered its first Apollo Conference loss on Tuesday when visiting Mattoon won the decisive third set.

The Bulldogs are 1-1 in league matches following the 25-20, 13-25, 25-23 setback.

Savannah Matthews led the way with 11 kills. Lauren Minick had eight kills. Totaling five kills apiece were Ainsley Ranstead and Amber Yeakel.

Josie Hess collected 16 digs and Ellie Beach served three aces. Yeakel had one block.

The team returns to action tonight at Mount ZIon and then will host its own invitational on Saturday. M-S faces pool play matches with Oakwood (8:30 a.m.), Peotone (10:30 a.m.) and Williamsville (12:30 p.m.)

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