Monday scoreboard, Tuesday schedule

Scoreboards are sponsored by COUNTRY Financial Representative Eric Lapan


Girls High School Volleyball:
Class 2A Regional Quarterfinals at Clinton–Olympia def. Clinton 24-26, 25-9, 25-11; Central Catholic def. Maroa-Forsyth 25-17, 9-25, 25-23
Class 2A Regional Quarterfinals at Pontiac–Eureka def. Prairie Central 25-15, 18-25, 25-21; Pontiac def. Tremont 25-17, 25-17


Women’s College Soccer:
NJCAA Region 24 Quarterfinal at Corn Crib–Kaskaskia at Heartland, 1:30 p.m.

Boys High School Soccer:
Class 1A Supersectional at Corn Crib–Quincy Notre Dame at U-High, 5 p.m.

Girls High School Volleyball:
Class 1A Regional at LeRoy–Argenta-Oreana vs. Calvary Christian, 5:30 p.m.; LeRoy vs. Cornerstone Christian, 6:30 p.m.
Class 1A Regional at Woodland–Flanagan-Cornell vs. Dwight, 5:30 p.m.; Lexington vs. Tri-Point, 6:30 p.m.
Class 3A Regional at U-High–U-High vs. Lincoln, 5:30 p.m.; Springfield vs. Bloomington, 6:30 p.m.
Class 4A Regional at Minooka–Normal West vs. Bradley-Bourbonnais, 6:30 p.m.
Class 4A Regional at Pekin–Normal Community vs. Quincy, 6:30 p.m.

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