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Bismarck-Henning 12, Hoopeston Area 2. LEXI BALLARD had three hits and an RBI and ASHLEE RONTO added two hits and three RBI to lead the visiting Blue Devils. The Cornjerkers got two hits and an RBI from SYDNEY CLARK.
CHAMPAIGN — At an age when many folks are looking forward to a little R and R — recliners and retirement — 52-year-old Chuck Clutts undertook a demanding new challenge.
He accepted the position of softball head coach at Parkland College.
Armstrong-Potomac 3, Oakwood 2. DAVIN MILES hit a two-run single in the first inning, and WADE ROGERS' RBI single in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie to lift the visiting Trojans. ZACK GIRTON had two hits for Oakwood.
DANVILLE — Schlarman is appealing an IHSA decision that it will need to forfeit some of its softball victories from this spring.
Athletic director Jason Woodworth said the transfer in question "meets all the criteria to be eligible," but added, "it was a clerical error. We didn't file the principals' concurrence form on time."
TUSCOLA — Kelsey Cleland's life — at least her softball life — took an upward swing nearly two years ago.
It was the summer after her sophomore year at Tuscola High School. Cleland joined a summer travel team — the East Central Illinois Diamonds — and coach Randy Skaggs insisted that the infielders wear protective masks.
"It was hard to get used to," Cleland said.
Argenta-Oreana 2, Monticello 1. The host Bombers got an RBI single from LOGAN SPARK in the fifth inning that proved to be the game-winner. Monticello's NICK STOKOWSKI struck out 13 in the loss, and ROSS REEDER hit a solo home run.
Fisher 4, St. Thomas More 3. TATE ESTES drove in the winning run with a line drive off the fence in the bottom of the seventh for the Bunnies. Ester, PARKER PERRERO, TAW FREDRICKSON and BRAD PETTENGER each had two hits for Fisher. SEAN SULLIVAN had three hits for the Sabers.
MAHOMET-SEYMOUR BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD
Coach Keith Pogue's team won the 13-team Gene Ward Invitational in Champaign by four points. Cale McCormick (800), Jonathan Schaap (3,200) and Derek Bunch (shot put) won individual events, and the 3,200-meter relay was also triumphant.
CENTENNIAL GIRLS' SOCCER
ST. JOSEPH — Two individual records and two relay marks were broken in Friday's Spartan Classic varsity boys' track and field invitational.
In track & field
At Urbana. Jansin Garth won the 100- and 200-meter dashes and was part of two victorious relays, leading Centennial to the team title at the Twin City Championships.
Garth was clocked in 11.33 seconds in the 100 and 23.25 in the 200. He ran on the triumphant 400 and 800 relays.