The latest boys' track and field Honor Roll:
Not all high school tracks are on equal footing.
Nearly half of the area schools which offer the sport are obligated to have their athletes train on a cinder or limestone-composite surface.
WATSEKA – Andrea Palazzolo drove in three runs as St. Thomas More beat Watseka 10-2 in a Sangamon Valley Conference softball game Tuesday.
GIBSON CITY – The problems that freshman Rachel Ballard creates for St. Joseph-Ogden track and field coaches are ones they don't mind.
What do you do with her?
She was pole vaulting early in the season, but when she broke the school record in the long jump in her first high school outdoor meet at Urbana (17 feet, 4 inches), it made more sense to make that her field event of emphasis.
DANVILLE – Aaron Lewellyn threw a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts as Schlarman defeated Armstrong-Potomac 1-0 in prep baseball Wednesday. Vinnie Miller had two hits and an RBI for the Hilltoppers (6-8, 3-1 Vermilion Valley).
URBANA – Kelsey Choquette and Gretchen Booth scored second-half goals as Urbana pulled away from Mahomet-Seymour 3-1 in a nonconference girls' soccer match Tuesday.
RANTOUL – Hanna Mennenga pitched a no-hitter to lead Rantoul past Urbana 4-3 Monday in prep softball.
Danville native Kyle O’Brien, 28, secured a top 20 finish in the 113th Boston Marathon on Monday by averaging 5 minutes, 23 seconds per mile.
Rocket thinking big after blasting out of the gates
TOLONO – Lydia Mitchell's path to success in track and field is lined with obstacles.
MAHOMET – Hillary Veitch recorded her fourth shutout of the season and Kara Breedlove scored three goals to lift Mahomet-Seymour to an 8-0 Corn Belt Conference girls' soccer victory against Olympia on Thursday.