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Title run ends for Spring's squad

MINNEAPOLIS — The Illinois men’s gymnastics team no longer sits atop the Big Ten.

For the first time since 2008, the Illini failed to bring home a conference championship.

Trying to win its fifth straight conference championship, Illinois instead wound up in fifth place at the seven-team event Friday night.

Baseball can't stop Indiana's run

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Illinois baseball team outhit Indiana on Friday but couldn’t stop the No. 16 Hoosiers from extending their nation-best winning streak to 17 games in a 3-2 loss.

MJ: Louisville, Michigan

Louisville and Michigan: That’s who college basketball beat writer MARCUS JACKSON likes in Saturday’s semifinals

Wichita State-Louisville

Five softball teams to watch, courtesy Fred Kroner

Tuscola

The Warriors have had 20-win seasons six times in the past 10 years. If coach Lenny Sementi’s program continues to flourish, a starting point will be a returning All-Area pitcher (junior Erin Walker) and a returning All-Area catcher (senior Amber Miller).

Thursday's prep highlights: Tarrant tosses no-hitter for M-S

In baseball
Charleston 13, Urbana 2. The visiting Tigers couldn't stop Charleston from scoring at least once in every inning of their five-inning road loss.

Tate: Stuck-in-mud Illini in rush for fix

If there’s a modern campus version of the Old West’s gunslinger or World War II’s fighter pilot, look to football’s running back.

All-State POY finalists

On Sunday, we’ll unveil our All-State Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year. Before the envelope is handed out, here are five candidates, listed alphabetically, in the running for the honor.

Cliff Alexander
Chicago Curie

Tuesday's highlights: Judah rallies for baseball victory

In baseball

■ St. Thomas More 4, PBL 3.
Winning pitcher Mike Plecki went 2 for 3 and scored twice for the host Sabers. Jonathon Walder was 2 for 2 with two runs for the Panthers.

Wednesday's highlights: Turner fans 11 to lead Westville baseball

In baseball
Westville 4, A-P 1. DILLON TURNER had 11 strikeouts in six innings and TYLER DICKEN shined at the plate (2 for 4, RBI) and on the mound (three-out save) for the Tigers. CHRISTIAN JACKSON had two hits and two RBI in the win.

Sanchez continues upward climb in softball

By FRED KRONER

URBANA — Brittany Sanchez is the one.

The sophomore is the one Illini who has played in all 29 of the team’s softball games.

She is the one who drove in the first Illinois run in Wednesday’s 6-5 nonconference loss to Indiana State at Eichelberger Field.