25 Sports High School Saturday - September 9, 2023
(25News Now) - A busy Saturday of high school sports saw three Central Illinois volleyball teams take home weekend tournament titles. At the Jacksonville Invite, Metamora took down Mid-Illini foe Morton in two sets to win the tournament. At the Tri-Valley Invite, the host Vikings won their own tournament title including a win over Washington. And down in Lincoln, Normal West ran the table, finishing the weekend undefeated and as tournament champs.
In soccer, defense reigned supreme as both Morton vs. Peoria Richwoods and Dunlap vs. Normal West ended in 0-0 draws.
And it was a big day of cross country as we got a bit of a State Finals preview at Detweiller Park with the First to the Finish Invite. In the Class 2A girls race, Normal U-High sophomore Natalie Bierbaum finished second individually and helped lead the Pioneers to a 6th place team finish while Washington finished in 3rd as a team. Normal U-High’s boys team also had a great day, finishing second as a team. Morton’s Josh Weeks was the top area finisher in the 2A boys race in 10th. In the 1A boys race, Elmwood’s Isaiah Hill finished 6th individually as the Trojans finished third as a team.
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