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URBANA – Delia Williams won the 200 and triple jump and McKenzie White won two hurdles races as Urbana edged St. Joseph-Ogden to win Saturday's Champaign County girls' track meet. Shelby Stevenson won the pole vault for the Tigers.
SJ-O got firsts from Lauren Cessna (800), Jolee Paden (1,600), Chelsea Blaase (3,200), Rachel Ballard (long jump) and Ashley Robertson (discus).
CHAMPAIGN – By the end of the 2008 spring season, the Centennial Chargers had more in common with a M*A*S*H* unit than a soccer team.
Much of the team was banged up, none moreso than midfielder Paige Whippo.
GILMAN – Joe Parkhill, Dane Krone and Mack Meyer each pounded out four hits for St. Thomas More in the Sabers' 23-3 baseball win against Iroquois West on Thursday. Parkhill's four-hit effort included a home run and Parker Stewart went 3 for 4 and stole two bases for the Sabers in the five-inning contest.
ST. JOSEPH – Jake Flessner and Taylor Martinez each hit two-run homers to lead Centennial to a 7-2 nonconference baseball victory against St. Joseph-Ogden on Wednesday.
Each week, The News-Gazette ranks the top 10 teams in a spring sport. This week's topic: girls' soccer
PAXTON – Ally Edwards launched a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning, leading the Paxton- Buckley-Loda softball team to a 10-9 win against Ridgeview on Thursday.
FISHER – Caleigh Hennigh pitched a no-hitter Tuesday to lead Fisher to a 7-0 softball victory against Iroquois West.
Hennigh struck out five and did not walk a batter. Fisher (1-1) led 5-0 after three innings.
LOVINGTON — Monticello scored 24 times in the first inning and never looked back, cruising to a 34-1 win against Lovington-Arthur in nonconference softball action Monday. Monticello, which got a pair of doubles from Ali Moss, set an area record with its 24-run inning. The previous record for runs in an inning by an area team was 23 by Urbana in 1987.
ARCOLA – Jenna Harshbarger struck out nine and allowed one hit in seven innings, leading Monticello to a 6-0 victory against Arcola on Wednesday in softball.
Karli Harshbarger went 2 for 3 for the Sages, who also got an RBI from Krysten Wileaver.
ST. JOSEPH – Coeducational soccer will be offered as a sport to St. Joseph-Ogden High School students beginning next fall.
Based on results of a student interest survey, the school board decided Monday that there was sufficient interest in soccer and voted unanimously to add the program.