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VanHyfte tops Annawan’s girls’ scoring charts

Celina VanHyfte became the all-time leading scorer in Annawan school history last week, scoring a game-high 19 points to lead the Bravettes to a 73-29 win over Mercer County Wednesday.

VanHyfte finished the night with 2,223 career points, breaking the previous record of former Annawan All-Stater Kelly Buresh, who had 2,205.

VanHyfte (now with 2,242) has a ways to go, however, to catch her mom’s family record. Val (Wancket) VanHyfte, an AHS assistant coach, tallied 2,644 playing for now defunct Atkinson High School. She also played at Bradley University.

Celina VanHyfte told the Moline Dispatch/Rock Island Argus it would be an honor to get that, “but I’m not going to think about it. I just want us to keep winning.”

Annawan has a pair of 2,000 scorers in school history, including boys leader Tanner Carlson with 2,045

ICC-bound: Annawan teammate Megan Foes has picked softball to continue her athletic career at the next level. The Dispatch-Argus reported that Foes will sign a letter of intent to play softball at Illinois Central College in East Peoria. The ace of the Annawan/Wethersfield staff will join an ICC program which has two won NJCAA national championships.

Tri-County boys: The Tri-County Conference boys tournaments tips off Monday at R.M. Germano Gymnasium in Granville. Henry (14-2, 3-0) takes in the top seed, having recently defeated No. 2 and defending champion Putnam County 65-48.

Opening night games pit No. 8 Woodland vs. No. Lowpoint-Washburn at 5 p.m., Putnam County (13-4, 3-2) vs. No. 7 DePue at 6:30 p.m. and No. 3 Roanoke-Benson vs. No. 6 Midland at 8 p.m.

Putnam County beat Hall 64-63 for last year’s title.

• Little Ten boys: Indian Creek will take the No. 1 seed into the Little Ten Conference boys tournament, which tips off Monday at Somonauk. No. 7 LaMoille/Ohio will face No. 2 Newark at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Poll watching: Annawan (14-4) held tight atop this week’s AP Class 1A girls poll with Putnam County (19-1) remaining at No. 4. Three Rivers South leader Sherrard (21-2) stands No. 5 in the 2A girls poll. Mendota received one vote in the 3A poll, 19th overall.

The Putnam County boys received four votes in 1A, after receiving 11 votes last week. Rockridge (17-0) is No 1 in among 2A boys. Kewanee is knocking on the door with 21 votes, 11th best overall.

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