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All Girls' Soccer Content

Aquino, Luesse lift Central softball

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.

Parents give Unit 4 plan a thumb's up

CHAMPAIGN – Mikki Johnson is still the concerned parent of teenage athletes, but the former Illinois football player has fewer worries this week.

Davis, Westville top Cornjerkers

HOOPESTON – Zach Davis came within a home run of hitting for the cycle for Westville in an 11-6 baseball win against Hoopeston Area on Friday. Davis singled, doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and scored three times to power the Tigers. Teammate Nick Jones also had three hits to go along with three RBI and two runs.

Centennial soccer turns on offense

URBANA – Defense has been an anchor all season for the Centennial girls' soccer team, but it was offense that came to the rescue Thursday in a match against rival Urbana.

Despite yielding a season-high number of goals, the Chargers prevailed 7-3 for their sixth victory in a row. Centennial (13-2, 7-1 Big 12) entered with 10 shutout wins.

Nevin, Langley key M-S soccer

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.

Athletes of the Week

Jacob Bateson, Clinton senior, bass fishing

Recently: Bagged six fish accounting for 16.45 pounds to lead Clinton to a sectional title.

Area Teams of the Week


The Vikings, who have the state's best Class 2A marks in three events outdoors and rank among the leaders in eight events, topped Central in a dual meet in Champaign. Cameron Ford, David Groves and Jovon Shaw each won two events.


Bleill: And the Big 12 winners are ...

The News-Gazette's prep sports coordinator, Fred Kroner, for several months has led the paper's project of naming an Athlete of the Decade for each of the area's prep sports.

Olson, Ayodele power Centennial soccer

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.

Wheeler rolling along

FARMER CITY – Jordan Wheeler homered twice to set a school record for career round-trippers and lead the Blue Ridge softball team to its 16th straight victory, 5-1 against Rantoul on Saturday.

Wheeler also pitched a complete-game four-hitter and struck out 10. Her two solo homers gave Wheeler nine for her career.