All Softball Content

All Softball Content

Centennial softball tops Urbana

CHAMPAIGN — The state of softball in the city of Champaign is improving.

"I don't remember the last time Centennial could say, 'We're No. 1 in the conference,'" said junior catcher Rebekah Bamert, whose two-out, walkoff single in the bottom of the seventh inning drove in the clincher Thursday in the Chargers' 10-9 triumph over visiting Urbana.

"That lifts our spirits."

Thursday's highlights: Singh tops Aten


Urbana 3, Champaign Central 0. CONNER GREMER pitched a one-hitter for the host Tigers, striking out five. Urbana scored all three runs in the bottom of the fifth. TANNER GOSLIN had the lone hit for the Maroons.

Wednesday's highlights: School record for Clark


n Fisher 9, GCMS 8. TATE ESTES had three hits and TAW FREDRICKSON had two, including a triple, for the visiting Bunnies. AXEL DORAN had three hits for Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.

n Armstrong-Potomac 1, Schlarman 1. The Trojans and the Hilltoppers are tied after 13 innings. The game will resume on May 9.

Tuesday's highlights: Deaville tosses no-hitter


Rantoul 4, Pontiac 0. TERRY DEAVILLE improved to 5-0 in tossing a no-hitter with eight strikeouts to lead the host Eagles. KELLY FOSTER and RYNE WORTHINGTON each had two hits.

Teams of the week: Sages streaking on diamond



The Sages' (11-4) winning streak hit five as they started 2-0 in the Okaw Valley Conference. In one league game, Nick Stokowski homered in a game Jacob Williams won. In the other, Williams homered in a game Stokowski won.



Softball Top 10: Spartans dominating


1. St. Joseph-Ogden 17-0 — Spartans have six shutouts

2. Tuscola 14-2 — Warriors have three shutouts

3. Mahomet-Seymour 16-5 — Bulldogs have three shutouts

4. Monticello 14-3 — Sages have six shutouts

5. Blue Ridge 13-3 — Knights have five shutouts

6. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 12-5 — Falcons have six shutouts

Monday's highlights: M-S softball cruises

In baseball

Centennial 12, MacArthur 2. Lucas Stefan and Ryan McCuskey each had three hits and three RBI for the Chargers (13-2) in a five-inning home win. Drey Goddard held the Generals to three hits.

Kroner: Try to be a good sport

Once upon a time, in a rural Midwestern town some would call a sleepy community, a woman accompanied her husband to a high school basketball game.

They had no children playing, coaching or serving as cheerleaders.

Before the first half was completed, the woman was appalled and aghast. It had nothing to do with the quality of play on the court.

Friday's highlights: Schroeder sets meet record

In track & field

At Monticello. Monticello standout Steve Schroeder pulled double duty for the first time this season during the Monticello Boys Invitational on Friday.

Schroeder swept the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races. He took the 3,200 with a meet-record time of 9 minutes, 23.35 seconds and won the 1,600 in 4:30.

Thursday's prep highlights: Mennenga, Deaville deliver for Eagles

In baseball

Rantoul 7, Olympia 1. The visiting Eagles got two hits and four RBI from MARTY MENNENGA and TERRY DEAVILLE had three hits and two RBI.