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DANVILLE – Blake Janesky scattered four hits in six innings and Danville broke the game open with a three-run fifth inning in a 6-2 baseball victory against Paris on Monday.
Derrick Cunningham, Justin March and Cody Burton each had two hits for the Vikings (4-4). Janesky, who struck out six, improved to 3-0.
URBANA – Theresa Welle won the 3,200-meter run, Jade Brinkoetter captured the triple jump and Kathryn Boyer was victorious in the pole vault to lead St. Thomas More to the title of the Champaign County girls' track and field meet Saturday.
The Sabers scored 109 to edge Urbana and Centennial, which tied for second. Urbana's Lateshia Dove won the 100 and the 400.
MONTICELLO – Jacob Williams entered the game as a pitcher in the third inning of Monticello's prep baseball game Friday staring at a five-run deficit.
The Sages reliever provided no-hit relief, striking out 10. He also hit a game-tying three-run homer in the fifth as Monticello rallied for a 7-6 victory against Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.
CHAMPAIGN – On the surface, there's little similarity between the softball teams that played one another Thursday at Carrie Busey School.
Monticello's Sages have an 8-1 season record after dispatching winless Champaign Central 12-2.
Both programs, however, are in a state of flux and transition.
PAXTON – Imagine what Brandon Noe can accomplish if there's someone to push him.
The St. Thomas More senior was unchallenged in Thursday's nine-school Paxton-Buckley-Loda Invitational track and field meet, winning the discus by nearly 70 feet (over teammate Ben Dodds) and the shot put by a margin of more than 16 feet.
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SIDELL – Joel Learnard homered, drove in four runs and struck out eight in three innings to power Salt Fork to a 15-0 win against Milford on Wednesday in baseball. Learnard joined forces with Joe Pratt on a one-hit shutout.
Pratt, Trevor Hallett (four RBI) and Sawyer Howe also homered for Salt Fork (3-0).
MAROA – Josh Raymond and Andrew Lawson drove in three runs apiece as Mahomet-Seymour remained perfect with a 13-3 victory against Maroa-Forsyth in prep baseball Tuesday.
Colton Nelson, Jason Zeigler and Alex Smith had two hits apiece as M-S improved to 7-0.
Starter Drew Vannoy did not allow an earned run in 41/3 innings.
East Central 9, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 7. Tyler Sanderson went 3 for 4 and Spencer Lowe drove in four runs to power the host Panthers. Hunter Tweedy and Aaron Larson added two RBI apiece.
MONTICELLO – Jordan Latsko pitched a five-inning no-hitter, striking out 11 for the Monticello baseball team in the host Sages' 13-0 win against South Piatt on Monday. A fifth-inning error prevented Latsko from recording a perfect game.
Latsko aided his own cause at the plate, going 3 for 4 with three RBI. Conner Dalzell recorded three hits and Mitch Milton had two doubles and two RBI for Monticello.
Hoopeston Area 9, Armstrong-Potomac 7. Kyle Hufford went 3 for 3 with an RBI for the host Cornjerkers.
FISHER – Shannon Russell homered and had four RBI to support Caleigh Hennigh (4-0) as Fisher beat Georgetown-Ridge Farm 9-5 in the first game of a softball doubleheader Saturday. Chelsea Williamson had two doubles and three RBI and Rachel Kelley added two hits for the Bunnies (5-0).
Fisher completed the sweep 4-3 on Madison Bayler's fifth-inning hit. Amanda Cain had two hits and two RBI, and Williamson struck out seven.
ST. JOSEPH – Jenna Slifer threw a five-hitter and slugged a home run to lead St. Joseph-Ogden to a 15-3 prep softball victory Friday.
Slifer allowed three runs on five hits while improving to 3-0 for the Spartans.
Emily Harms (three RBI), Stephanie Canfield (five steals) and Elizabeth Everingham (home run, four runs scored) also pitched in for SJ-O.
Unity 4, Centennial 2. Brooke Chilton drove in the winning run in the eighth inning for the Rockets, who won on the road.
Kaley Barak had three hits for the Chargers.