All Track and Field Content

All Track and Field Content

Saturday's highlights: SJ-O remains unbeaten

In softball

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.

Houmes, Plotner leave their marks

CATLIN — Every winner had a story, but the best ones belonged to Lauren Houmes and Toria Plotner.
Houmes, from Hoopeston Area, and Plotner, from Salt Fork, accounted for all three of the records that fell in Friday’s Vermilion County girls’ and boys’ track and field meets.

Thursday's prep highlights: Bombers edge Sages

In baseball

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.

Memory Lane: Tuscola Premier Track and Field Meet

Memory Lane: Tuscola Premier Track and Field Meet

EACH WEEK, WE'LL TAKE A LOOK BACK AT A MEMORABLE MOMENT IN PREPS HISTORY, THANKS TO THE WORDS OF THE NEWS-GAZETTE

Athletes of the Week: Arteaga and Thompson

Alex Arteaga, St. Joseph-Ogden, track and field, Senior

Recently: Won four events at the Spartan Classic: long jump, triple jump, 300-meter hurdles individually and was on the victorious 1,600 relay.

In his own words: "This year I've had PRs in all my events. I definitely put in a harder winter training season."

I'm always texting ... my friends.

Teams of the Week: M-S boys' track & field in spotlight

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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.

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CENTENNIAL GIRLS' SOCCER

N-G Girls' Track & Field Top 10: GCMS leads pack

N-G Top 10

This week: Girls' track and field

1. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley: Outstanding middle-distance crew sets the pace

2. Mahomet-Seymour: Bulldogs have point potential in many events at big meets

3. St. Joseph-Ogden: Ballard, Blaase could be multiple state placers

4. Danville: Jimson-Miller should make an impact in Class 3A

Bulletin board: Record night at Spartan Classic

ST. JOSEPH — Two individual records and two relay marks were broken in Friday's Spartan Classic varsity boys' track and field invitational.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Garth shows way for Centennial

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.

Winning's not foreign to Choquette, M-S

URBANA — Nicole Choquette's education didn't stop last spring just because she didn't attend Urbana High School every day.

When her father, a University of Illinois professor, took a semester's sabbatical, Nicole accompanied the family on a European trip that included stops in Germany, Australia, France, Belgium, Ireland and England.