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The 31st News-Gazette Honor Roll track and field meet is Monday at the UI Track.
Monday’s meet will start with a scratch meeting at 4:30 p.m., field events at 5 p.m. and running events at 6 p.m., for both girls and boys.
Unity 12, Tuscola 11. ROBBY CROUSE had a game-winning single in the bottom of the seven for the host Rockets. SPENCER SHUMAKER and CJ SHORT each went 3 for 4.
NOLAN WALSH, JIMMY KNIGHT and DILLON HOEL each had two hits for Tuscola.
The News-Gazette Honor Roll track meet for area high school boys and girls has been around now for more than three decades. Seemingly every year there have been significant achievements.
Selecting an all-time, top 10 list is a daunting task, but it's a challenge we'll undertake with gusto. Here's one person's views of the most memorable from the vast assortment of memories.
CHAMPAIGN — They did it on their own. There was no other choice; no other way.
For the meet-ending 1,600-meter relay in Friday's girls' track and field sectional at Centennial High School, St. Thomas More found itself in the slow heat. The Sabers' times for the season didn't warrant anything else.
CHAMPAIGN — A school record that had stood for 38 years went down Thursday the first time Luke Vaughn threw the discus.
The Centennial High junior produced a toss of 172 feet, 11 inches, which was good enough to win the Big 12 Conference title. All five throws that he kept inbounds at Harold Jester Track were career bests.
Centennial 3, Mount Zion 1. Josh Manolakes homered for the visiting Chargers, who got three stolen bases from Cully Wilson. Winning pitcher Drey Goddard (5-1) struck out six in 6 1/3 innings for Centennial (21-9).
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The Eagles (18-8) won their first Corn Belt Conference tournament, beating a team it had lost to twice previously (Eureka) in the semifinals and then dispatching Bloomington Central Catholic in the finals as Terry Deaville and Luke Pannbacker combined to hold the Saints to two runs. Deaville earned two tourney wins.
Unity fishermen move up
TOLONO — Unity's Rockets had the best second-day score of any of the schools competing in the fourth annual IHSA bass fishing state tournament last weekend at Lake Carlyle.
The team's second-day catches weighed in at 15 pounds, 12 ounces and enabled Unity to move from 35th place after the first day to ninth overall.
Heritage 10, St. Thomas More 0. Winning pitcher HILARY SMITH (eight strikeouts) and BRITTANY LATHAM (four RBI) each had three hits to power the visiting Hawks, who got two hits, including a solo home run, from MICAELA CHILDRESS.