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Record run for Thompson
CHAMPAIGN — Central senior SAMONE THOMPSON has moved into elite company. She is one of three athletes from the school who have qualified for the girls' state track and field meet in the maximum four events.
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TEAM (previous) W-L
1. Rantoul (—) 20-9 — First 20-win season since 2007
2. Paxton-Buckley-Loda (—) 22-13 — Fourth 20-win season in a row
3. St. Joseph-Ogden (4) 22-11 — First 20-win season since 2008
4. Danville (2) 17-13 — Seeking third 20-win season in a row
In Class 1A regionals
Blue Ridge 10, Hartsburg-Emden 0. MELINDA WILSON had two hits, including a three-run home run and drove in four to lead the Knights at Heyworth. LIZ CORDES added two hits with two RBI and winning pitcher JORDAN WHEELER, who fired a one-hitter with eight strikeouts, scored two runs.
Class 2A regionals
St. Thomas More 9, Westville 0. Austin Tabeling and Aaron Pinkerton combined on a four-hit shutout for the Sabers in a home win. Sean Sullivan had three hits and three RBI, while Storm Joop tripled and scored three runs.
Unity 12, Tuscola 11. ROBBY CROUSE had a game-winning single in the bottom of the seven for the host Rockets. SPENCER SHUMAKER and CJ SHORT each went 3 for 4.
NOLAN WALSH, JIMMY KNIGHT and DILLON HOEL each had two hits for Tuscola.
CHAMPAIGN — Zach Parks had five hits in two games as Centennial made quick work of Decatur Eisenhower in a Big 12 Conference sweep Saturday.
The Chargers (23-10, 6-5 Big 12) won the opener 14-4 behind Cully Wilson's three hits and three RBI. Gerald Bales added two hits and two RBI.
Mount Zion 10, Monticello 0. The visiting Sages were held to two hits.
East Central 10, Villa Grove 0. BLAKE HUGHES went 2 for 2 with an RBI to support winning pitcher JUSTIN BRUCE, who scattered five hits and struck out 11 in six solid innings.
DANVILLE — Worn out after playing the third-longest baseball game in IHSA history, Schlarman found enough energy to celebrate another conference title Wednesday night.
Centennial 3, Mount Zion 1. Josh Manolakes homered for the visiting Chargers, who got three stolen bases from Cully Wilson. Winning pitcher Drey Goddard (5-1) struck out six in 6 1/3 innings for Centennial (21-9).
GEORGETOWN — Cameron Lee went 5 for 5 with three RBI, leading Oakwood to a 10-7 baseball victory against Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman on Wednesday and giving Comets coach Bob Sermak his 400th career win — all at the same school.