URBANA – Laura Taylor's not one to tell stories out of school, but she has a pertinent one about the in-school exploits of Matt Rosenberger.
The Urbana High School principal recently visited a chemistry class where Rosenberger is one of the students.
MAHOMET – Amanda Greco scored two first-half goals to help visiting Champaign Central to a 2-1 victory against Mahomet-Seymour in girls soccer Tuesday. Ann Pataky made four saves for the Maroons.
Cat England-Sullivan scored for Mahomet-Seymour.
HOOPESTON – Erin Henk outhit Oakwood all by herself.
The Hoopeston Area starter threw a one-hitter and also had two hits and scored three runs to lift the Cornjerkers to an 11-0 prep softball victory against the Comets on Monday.
ORLANDO, Fla. –Julian Butler was 3 for 3 with two doubles and three RBI to help the Urbana to a 10-7 win against Hixson (Tenn.) on Tuesday.
Matt Rosenberger drove in two runs and scored twice. Sophomore Matt Brownfield earned the win in his first varsity start.
MONTICELLO– Jordan Clark struck out 12 and gave up no earned runs as Monticello defeated Urbana 5-2.
Clark pitched a complete-game in the victory for the Sages.
MONTICELLO – Hope Elam had a game-high 33 points, leading Champaign Central to a 58-40 nonconference girls' basketball victory Tuesday night.
Elam made 13 free throws. The Sages' Lucy Coleman notched a double-double.
DECATUR – It was a game with a postseason atmosphere. The stands were packed and the play was physical as 14th-ranked Monticello proved to be the better team down the stretch and outlasted No. 13 Warrensburg-Latham 62-56 on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Okaw Valley Conference tournament at St. Teresa High School.
"We want to be experienced playing in big-game situations," Sages coach Kevin Roy said. "I wanted to make sure they enjoyed the atmosphere and prepared themselves for the postseason as well."
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DANVILLE – Danville is a better boys' basketball team with Ronny Bell.
Whatever doubt existed regarding that matter was put to rest Saturday as the senior guard scored 10 of his team-high 17 points in the second half to lead the Vikings to a 65-53 nonconference win against Romeoville.
ST. JOSEPH – Isaiah Olson and Zach Becker each scored 16 points to lead St. Joseph-Ogden past Salt Fork 57-52 in boys' basketball Saturday.
Blaize Cumbow scored seven of his nine points in the fourth quarter to help the Spartans hold on.