Tori Hays and Adam Hill
Football: Adam Hill, Civic Memorial
Hill’s starting varsity debut was a dandy for the Civic Memorial Eagles last Friday against Marquette Catholic at Hauser Field.
The junior quarterback completed 11 of 16 passes for 208 yards and four touchdowns in CM’s lopsided 49-7 victory. Hill also ran for a pair of TDs. He connected twice with favorite target Caleb Buhs for scores. Buhs hauled in a 68-yarder in the first quarter and a 9-yard score late in the second quarter. Brett Lane and Zack Klocke also caught scoring passes.
The Eagles rolled up more than 400 yards of total offense and scored 49 unanswered points after the Explorers scored first. CM will be at home tonight against Mattoon in another nonconference game.
“Adam showed some composure and did what we expected of him,” Eagles coach Justin Winslow said of Hill, a 6-foot, 175-pounder. “He had a great summer and a great game tonight.”
Hill played some last season but mostly served as backup QB to Kyle Kirkpatrick, who graduated the past spring.
Golf: Tori Hays, Alton
AdVantage News’ Prep Female Golfer of the Year last season, Tori Hays is continuing where she left off in 2013 for the Alton Redbirds.
The senior carded a 1-under-par 35 last Saturday to earn co-medalist honors with Sarah Lyman of Normal University High in the competitive Marquette Catholic Blast-Off Tournament at the Spencer T. Olin Community Course. The 18-hole tourney was reduced to nine holes because of rainy weather.
But that didn’t faze Hays. She recorded three birdies on her first four holes to register her snazzy score covering the first nine holes. Her top effort enabled the Redbirds to finish third in the high-powered event. She figures to be the leader of the pack for AHS, which went 17-1 last season and won its first Southwestern Conference championship.
“I was consistent and putting pretty well,” Hays said. “That’s the best round I’ve shot in a tournament here.”
Alton coach Carey Cappel is projecting big things for Hays — and the Redbirds — this season.
“Tori was excited and happy with the way she played. She always rises to the occasion and Tori is a workhorse for us.”
The Birds are primed for upcoming action, including the Illinois-Missouri River Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 20, at The Orchards in Belleville.