Girls' basketball

Mattoon falls to Taylorville

TAYLORVILLE (JG-TC) — Mattoon girls’ basketball team fell to Taylorville 62-47 in an Apollo Conference matchup on Monday.

Even though it was a loss, the Green Wave had some leaders on the team. Ashlyn MacDonald had four rebounds, Flannery Sanders had two assists and Grace Conyers had two steals.

Mattoon is now 0-3 in the Apollo Conference and 2-7 overall.

The Green Wave will play in Mahomet on Thursday.


CHAMPAIGN — Mattoon right side hitter Ashlyn MacDonald and Tri-County outside hitter Alli Smith both participated in the fifth annual area All-Star Volleyball Game on Sunday at Parkland College. The match was sponsored by The News-Gazette. It was a three-set match.

MacDonald, who is signed to play for Lake Land College next season, had three kills and one block and played for Team Jay, which is the South team. MacDonald finished the season with 269 kills for an average of 3.2 per set. MacDonald helps lead the Green Wave to the Class 3A sectional semifinals this past season and Mattoon finished with a 27-10 record.

Smith also played for Team Jay. Smith was second in the area with 250 kills this past season. She averaged 4.3 kills per set. Smith helped lead Tri-County to the Class 2A sectional title match. Smith led the team in kills and Tri-County finished with a 27-9 record.


Charleston swim team kicks off season

CHARLESTON— The Charleston High School swim team kicked off its season when it was defeated by Mahomet Seymour, 168-118, at its home meet on Saturday.

The Trojans took first place in the Men 200 Yard Medley Relay with a time of 2:01.34 and Finn O’Neal, Johnathon Phillips, Josh Hoh and Jarred Cullum.

Johnathon Phillips took first place in Men 200 Yard IM with a time of 2:20.04. Phillips also took first place in the Men 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:09.14.

Josh Hoh took first in Men 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 25.23.

Charleston will compete again on Tuesday, December 12, at Lincoln with Springfield Southeast at 6:00 p.m.


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