Prep Sports

Prep Sports

Greco carries Maroons

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.

Henk helps Hoopeston

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.

Butler, Urbana find offense in win

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.

Clark gets best of Tigers

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.

Elam powers Central to nonconference win

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.

Late flurry sends Sages to final

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."

Playoff payoff

Which area teams will strike gold? What area stars will shine brightest? Prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner previews the winter sports postseasons.

Vikings in tune with Bell

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.

Olson, Becker propel SJ-O

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.

B-H wrestlers dominate

TOLEDO – Jake Wright (125 pounds), Jarrett Levette (130), Damon Duitsman (145), Nick Hamilton (152) and Damen Hillery (189) won championship matches to help Bismarck-Henning finish first in Saturday's Eastern Illinois Wrestling Conferences meet.

"I'm really proud of the guys," Bismarck-Henning coach Phil Benjamin said. "It was an outstanding effort, and it's not very often that you get all 14 guys to place. Hopefully our effort will carry over to next weekend's regional."