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SJ-O softball team motors along

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.


Wednesday's prep highlights: Romshek powers GCMS

In softball

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.


Athletes of the Week: Krout and Smith

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."


Bulletin board: SJ-O softball moves up a spot

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.


Tuesday's highlights: Rantoul blanks M-S in baseball

In baseball

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.


Teams of the Week: M-S girls' soccer in spotlight

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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.

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EAST CENTRAL BASEBALL


Chart toppers: Three freshmen to watch, courtesy Fred Kroner

No. 1

JOE KENNEY

Mahomet-Seymour baseball

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).

No. 2

TAYLOR EDWARDS

Arcola softball

and track


Change pays off for Knights

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.


Monday's highlights: SJ-O baseball wins slugfest

In softball

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.


Saturday's highlights: SJ-O softball wins M-S Invite

In baseball

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.