ST. JOSEPH — In 1988, the average price for a gallon of gasoline was 91 cents. A dozen eggs sold for 65 cents. A postage stamp required 24 cents.
In central Illinois, the high school softball team from St. Joseph-Ogden won 20 games.
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 4, Flanagan 1. Winning pitcher REGAN ROMSHEK struck out 10 and collected two hits and scored two runs to lead the host Falcons. COURTNEY GRAMLEY and JACKIE FREEHILL each had two hits and an RBI.
Stephen Krout, Bismarck-Henning, Baseball, Senior
Recently: Three-sport standout — and big-time Cardinals fan — went 15 for 24 and drove in 12 runs in a six-game, seven-day stretch that ended Friday.
In his own words: "I'm seeing the ball really well. You have cold stretches and hot stretches, and I'm in the middle of a hot stretch."
ST. JOSEPH — The unbeaten St. Joseph-Ogden softball team (14-0) moved from No. 3 to No. 2 in this week's Class 2A state rankings, produced by the Illinois Coaches Association. The top-rated 2A team is Alton Marquette.
Rantoul 6, Mahomet-Seymour 0. TANNER McLAIN had two hits, including a homer, while RYNE WORTHINGTON and CHRIS DEAVILLE each drove in a pair of runs for the host Eagles.
The first area player to hit four home runs this season, the shortstop is off to a solid start at the plate, too, with 21 hits in his first 66 at-bats (.318 average).
MAHOMET-SEYMOUR GIRLS' SOCCER
The Bulldogs continued their unbeaten start to the season, shutting out Champaign Central and Bloomington Central Catholic, giving the school six shutouts in its first seven matches.
EAST CENTRAL BASEBALL
GIBSON CITY — Not every story has a moral. Not every softball team has a Morrow.
Sometimes the stars are aligned so perfectly that a story has each and they are intertwined.
Arthur-Lovington 17, Cero Gordo 6. Pitcher Ashley Tabb belted two grand slams and drove in nine runs to power the Knights to a home win. sherrelle collar and mallory renfro added two hits apiece for A-L.
Lincoln-Way West 5, Champaign Central 1. JOEL SPAULDING had two hits and scored the host Maroons' only run on a double by KURTIS BROWN in the championship game of the 22nd Charlie Due tournament.