All Softball Content

All Softball Content

Depratt, Bryant power Tigers

CHAMPAIGN – Heathre Depratt had three hits and scored three runs to lead Westville to a 6-3 nonconference win against Centennial on Saturday.

The Tigers also got three hits from Kayla Bryant in the victory.

Edwards' blast powers Panthers

PAXTON – Ally Edwards launched a solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning, leading the Paxton- Buckley-Loda softball team to a 10-9 win against Ridgeview on Thursday.

Milestone win Central earns 1,000th victory in program's history

COCOA BEACH, Fla. – Timmie Johnson had two hits as Champaign Central's baseball team earned the 1,000th victory in its history with a 5-4 win against West Mifflin (Pa.) on Wednesday.

"It's overwhelming," Central coach John Staab said. "There's a lot of rich tradition here. To be a part of it is pretty cool."

Fisher's Hennigh pitches in

FISHER – Caleigh Hennigh pitched a no-hitter Tuesday to lead Fisher to a 7-0 softball victory against Iroquois West.

Hennigh struck out five and did not walk a batter. Fisher (1-1) led 5-0 after three innings.

Monticello sets area record with 24 first-inning runs

LOVINGTON — Monticello scored 24 times in the first inning and never looked back, cruising to a 34-1 win against Lovington-Arthur in nonconference softball action Monday. Monticello, which got a pair of doubles from Ali Moss, set an area record with its 24-run inning. The previous record for runs in an inning by an area team was 23 by Urbana in 1987.

Central's Culver shoots into three-point finals

PEORIA – Zander Culver of Champaign Central advanced Thursday to the finals of the Class 3A Three-Point Showdown basketball skills competition at Carver Arena.

The Maroons senior guard connected on 10 shot attempts during the preliminary round to finish among the top four qualifiers who will compete for the title at about 1:30 p.m. today.

Harshbargers propel Sages

ARCOLA – Jenna Harshbarger struck out nine and allowed one hit in seven innings, leading Monticello to a 6-0 victory against Arcola on Wednesday in softball.

Karli Harshbarger went 2 for 3 for the Sages, who also got an RBI from Krysten Wileaver.

Prep Insider

FITHIAN – Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac's wrestling team will try to clinch its 10th Vermilion County title tonight with a regular season-ending dual meet at Bismarck-Henning. Neither school has lost a match to a county opponent, so the undisputed team title is at stake.

Kroner: Hoey not giving up

TUSCOLA – Unknowingly and unwittingly, Kelsi Hoey is an example of why athletes should be recognized for their achievements when they occur.

Last year as a junior at Tuscola, Hoey was a News-Gazette All-Area first-teamer in basketball and softball. The pitcher was the Area Player of the Year in softball.

Hoey's uplifting spirit carries over to success on the field

TUSCOLA – When Kelsi Hoey is not receiving the cheers, she is leading them.

There have been plenty of opportunities for applause throughout the school year at Tuscola, both for three-sport athlete Hoey and for many of the Warriors' athletic teams.