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Danville 2, Normal West 1. Zack Thomas hit the game-winning home run in the seventh inning for the host Vikings (18-8). Cody Burton (5-3) scattered six hits, and Chuckie Robinson went 2 for 3.
Centennial 9, Rantoul 4. TYLER NAMOFF went 3 for 3 with two RBI to power the visiting Chargers. The Eagles (16-10) got two RBI from KELLY FOSTER.
Clinton 6, Argenta-Oreana 4. JOSH MERRICK clubbed a two-run homer and NATE ENNIS added a solo shot for the Maroons.
CENTENNIAL BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD
Five Chargers won individual events as the team won the Twin City championship by 40 points. Counting two relay titles, 200-meter champion Jonan Peoples was involved with three first-place finishes.
LeRoy 7, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 5. ERIC STEFFEN homered twice and drove in four runs to lead the Panthers. BRANDON BRONKE and JAMES METTRICK added a pair of hits. ALEX KEMMER collected two hits for the Falcons.
Tuscola 12, Central A&M 1. TJ Onstott belted two home runs and Dillon Hoel fired a one-hitter in the Warriors' five-inning home win. Hoel and teammate Kyle Miller also homered.
CHAMPAIGN — Losing the reigning News-Gazette Area Player of the Year two weeks into the season might have been a crushing blow for some soccer teams.
Not for Centennial's Chargers. They've become accustomed to making changes on the fly.
URBANA — Today, it starts.
"It's a momentous day," Graham Berry said.
"A long time coming," Mick Galeski said.
Today, a former farm field in north Urbana starts the transformation of becoming a 24,500-square-foot indoor soccer facility.
Oakwood 12, North Vermillion (Ind.) 0. ZACH CARNAHAN fired a one-hit shutout with eight strikeouts for the host Comets. LOGAN CRONK (two hits, two RBI) and CAMERON LEE (three RBI) led the offense.
DANVILLE GIRLS' SOCCER
The Vikings (8-9-1) had a perfect week: Three matches, three shutout wins to extend the team's streak of shutout victories this season to eight. Goalkeepers Kim Youhas and Jessica Sanks had a strong week as did scorers Mallory Sparnicht (six goals) and Emma Peck (four goals).
St. Thomas More 12, CPCI 2. JULIAN BOSWELL had two hits and CONNOR STEWART drove in three runs to propel the Sabers (17-4, 9-0 Sangamon Valley). Boswell and MIKE RUBENACKER each had two RBI in the five-inning game.