Colin Likas

Colin Likas

2019 baseball, softball and girls' soccer schedules/results

  • BASEBALL

Arcola
DATE        OPPONENT            TIME/RESULT    RECORD
March 13    at Monticello            PPD

Clutch hits help fuel Warriors

TUSCOLA — The big inning was a significant reason Tuscola baseball compiled the sort of season it did in 2018.

What happened late in Tuesday's tilt with St. Joseph-Ogden suggests that isn't going to change despite plenty of graduation-fueled turnover for the Warriors.

Monday's prep highlights: Eberle fans 19 for GCMS softball

In baseball

Centennial 16, Lyndhurst (N.J.) 15. Quin Murphy stole home in the bottom of the seventh inning to plate the decisive run as the Chargers (1-0) opened their Florida trip by overcoming a one-run deficit in their final at-bats. Centennial, which led 14-5 entering the seventh, also received an inside-the-park grand slam from Eric Hall.

Central standout Chopra gives word to Wolverines

CHAMPAIGN — There always was a good chance Mira Chopra would play volleyball at the Big Ten Conference level.

Among the four schools the Champaign Central sophomore was seriously considering were Michigan, Maryland and Indiana.

Wolverines coach Mark Rosen now can boast being the Chopra sweepstakes winner.

Prep pulse: March 18, 2019

The spring sports season is officially under way.

Baseball, softball, girls' soccer and boys' tennis events were contested last week through iffy weather, joining the already-ongoing indoor track and field scene.

That means there are some things to discuss pertaining to the conclusion of winter prep athletics and the start of the spring campaign.

Cinderella story for Chargers not easily forgotten

Centennial boys' basketball entered the 2009 Class 3A state tournament the top-ranked team.

Thirty victories versus one defeat. Triumphs against Peoria Manual, Lincoln (twice), Hillcrest, Peoria Richwoods, Normal Community, Springfield Southeast (twice) and Belleville Althoff — all regional champions with 20 or more wins on the season.

Terry, Houpt, Smith earn AP all-state nods

Three area athletes from two Big 12 Conference schools are Associated Press all-state boys' basketball honorable mention choices.

The Class 3A and 4A votes, which were tabulated and released Thursday afternoon, included at least two media members from around the state picking each of Champaign Central's Khailieo Terry and Danville's Sean Houpt and Tevin Smith for all-state status.

Schlarman leaving co-op for 8-man football league

DANVILLE — Schlarman is the latest local school to join the 8-Man Football Association, with Hilltoppers athletic director Phil Sexton announcing the move Thursday morning.

Salt Fork stays in-house for football coach

CATLIN — Joe Hageman’s ties to Salt Fork football are longstanding.
Before the school district even existed, he played the sport at Catlin.
Joe’s dad, Dan, was that program’s head coach during Joe’s high school days.
And Joe has been an assistant for the Storm the last 13 years, serving alongside his father and underneath Brian Plotner.

Hageman ready for 'unique experience' leading Storm football

CATLIN — Joe Hageman’s ties to Salt Fork football are longstanding.

Before the school district even existed, he played the sport at Catlin.

Joe’s dad, Dan, was that program’s head coach during Joe’s high school days.

And Joe has been an assistant for the Storm the last 13 years, serving alongside his father and underneath Brian Plotner.

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