Each week the Journal Gazette/Times-Courier features some of the top performances of local high school athletes. Here is the list from Nov. 6 through Nov. 11:
Natalie Drury, McKenna Kull, Allison Oligschlaeger, Anna Wooters, Sullivan/Okaw Valley/Shelbyville girls' swim team, juniors
The four made up the 400-yard freestyle relay that finished first in the Champaign Central Swimming and Diving Sectional Saturday with a time of 3:41.67. Due to their first place finish the four qualified for the state meet at New Trier High School Friday and Saturday in Winnetka. Wooters also qualified in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:01.26. Drury attends Sullivan, while Wooters is at Okaw Valley and Oligschlaeger and Kull are at Shelbyville.
Turner Pullen/Cade Watson Shelbyville football, 6-3, 200 QB/FS. 6-3, 180 WR/DB
Shelbyville advanced to the Class 2A semifinals for the second straight year with a thrilling 51-44 victory over Westville on the road. Pullen had 18 carries for 185 yards and scored on touchdown runs of 24, 10, 50, 2 and 15. He also was 15-of-22 for 245 yards, including a 78-yard pass to Watson, who finished the day with four catches for a team-high 136 yards. Watson was also in on 5.5 tackles, while Pullen was in on 9.5 tackles, which led the 10-2 Rams. Pullen's 15-yard run with 26 seconds left and his two point conversion run accounted for the game-winning points.
Megan Schlechte/Mackenzi Tabbert, WSS volleyball, 5-11 OH. 5-6 S/OH juniors
WSS reached the Class 1A state championship for the first time in the three years of the Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg sports co-op with a 27-25, 24-26, 25-19 win over Durand Friday at Illinois State Universities Redbird Arena. In that match Schlechte set the IHSA record for the most kills in a state tournament match with 29 (previous mark was 27 by Katie Schumacher of Mother McCauley with 28 in 19996) and it was also the most kills in a 1A state tournament match. Tabbert also set the 1A state tournament record for the most assists with 48. The Hatchets lost in the state championship Saturday to Payson-Seymour 25-12, 27-25, finishing 34-7. Schlechte finished with 35 kills, 3 assists, 1 ace, 20 digs and 3 blocks, while Tabbert had 3 kills, 60 assists, 5 aces, and 8 digs.