Matt Chamberlain, Schlarman, Senior, Baseball
Recently: Hit the game-winning double in the sectional semis to cap a comeback and send the Hilltoppers past Tuscola. Chamberlain grew up in Tuscola and played Little League baseball there. In the fall, he'll attend Ohio State.
Are you replacing Jim Tressel? You bet. I know how to stay clean.
CHAMPAIGN — The Centennial girls' soccer team never expected to thrash Normal U-High 6-0 Saturday in the title match of the Class 2A sectional.
But that score is indicative of how well the Chargers played during a weather-interrupted match: perfectly perfect.
CHAMPAIGN — A game that started under sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s ended with players from Centennial and Sacred Heart-Griffin shaking hands in a gym after the Chargers were awarded a 2-0 win in a Class 2A sectional semifinal despite playing one half of a match.
CHAMPAIGN — It paid to be punctual Saturday if you were planning to catch the Class 2A regional championship soccer match between Centennial and Urbana.
The couple dozen fans sprinkled about the bleachers at the UI Intramural fields in time for the 1 p.m. kickoff were treated to a pair of quick goals by Katelynn Martinez. The fashionably late folks missed out.
CHAMPAIGN — After surviving a tight regional semifinal Wednesday night, Urbana coach Randy Blackman had no choice but to look ahead.
Anna Potsch scored midway through the overtime, lifting the Tigers to a 1-0 victory against Champaign Central on Wednesday in a Class 2A regional semifinal.
This week: Girls' soccer
SCHOOL (PREVIOUS) RECORD
1. Centennial (1) 12-4-2 COMMENT: Top scoring match: nine goals
2. Mahomet-Seymour (2) 12-2-1 COMMENT: Top scoring match: nine goals
3. Urbana (3) 6-7-1 COMMENT: Top scoring match: six goals
4. Danville (4) 10-11-2 COMMENT: Top scoring match: eight goals
Katelynn Martinez, Centennial, sophomore, Soccer
Recently: Area's top scorer had five goals and an assist in two soccer wins.
I'm dying to see ... "Fast Five."
I need concert tickets to ... Justin Bieber.
I'm always texting ... Damontae Space.
Favorite athlete: Michael Jordan
Salt Fork 7, Bismarck-Henning 5. The host Storm clinched the Vermilion Valley title, improving to 13-2 in the conference. Ross Learnard had three of Salt Fork's 10 hits, and Sam Shoaf drove in two runs for the Blue Devils.
St. Joseph-Ogden 2, St. Thomas More 0. BEN KNIPFER tossed a two-hit shutout, handing the visiting Sabers their first loss in Sangamon Valley Conference play.
Tri-Valley 8, Fisher 0. MATT ELKINS had two of the host Bunnies' four hits.