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ARMSTRONG – Bob Bezely started teaching and coaching in the Armstrong school district in 1957. More than a half-century later, he remains active with the district as a bus driver. His lengthy tenure means one thing: He has seen hundreds and hundreds of athletes.
DANVILLE — Football players on the state’s top-ranked class 6A football team are preparing for a Friday game just like they’ve done the past three weeks.
FITHIAN – Casey Fletcher tossed a five-hitter and struck out 12 to lead Oakwood's 2-1 victory against Bismarck-Henning on Monday in prep baseball.
The Comets (17-9) scored twice in the sixth to take the lead. Trace McClintock and Jimmy Rutledge had RBI singles.
Fletcher (8-1) did not walk a batter.
DECATUR – Champaign Central swept Decatur Eisenhower in a Big 12 softball doubleheader Saturday.
Maeve Aquino picked up her first win of the season as the Maroons (3-17) won the first game 10-8. Aubrie Luesse had three RBI and Monica Rondon went 3 for 4 as Central beat the Panthers (5-15) in the second game 8-2.
URBANA – Terrisa Nevin and Elizabeth Langley scored first-half goals to lead Mahomet-Seymour past Urbana Uni High 2-0 on Tuesday in girls' prep soccer.
Nevin scored on an assist by Amanda Wallace, and Langley's goal came on an assist by Kelsie Donley.
HERSCHER – Dagny Olson and Grace Ayodele had two goals apiece as Centennial defeated Herscher 6-1 Monday in girls' prep soccer.
The Chargers (11-2) also got goals from Tori Rogers and Katelynn Martinez. Keeper Micaela McLennand made five saves.
TOLONO – Brandon Noe's discus throw at the Unity Invitational track and field meet Friday was so long that officials couldn't measure it.
At least not at first.
FISHER – Fisher remained unbeaten in the Heart of Illinois Conference as Taw Fredrickson outdueled Blue Ridge's Cody Warren for a 1-0 Bunnies baseball victory Tuesday.
LeROY – Eric Steffen's two-run triple drove in the winning runs as LeRoy outlasted Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 4-3 on Monday in a 16-inning prep baseball game.
Steffen had four hits, and his last one ended the four-hour affair. The game was tied at 2 for 12 innings before GCMS pushed across a run in the top of the 16th. LeRoy responded with two.