Teams of the Week: Centennial baseball in spotlight

The Chargers (8-5) beat Urbana 1-0 behind Jeff Lindgren’s 14-strikeout game and then put up 48 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Decatur Eisenhower. Anthony Martin and Luke Smith earned the pitching wins.


Athletes of the Week: White, Marry

Tyrin White
Rantoul, senior, track and field

Recently: Millikin recruit remained unbeaten in the discus outdoors and eclipsed 150 feet in consecutive meets in his second year in the sport. He won the Monticello Invitational and has a season-best toss of 151 feet, 4 inches, the second best in school history.

Central continues sizzling start

CHAMPAIGN — John Staab isn’t about to label the current Central baseball team his best at the school, but the Maroons sure are giving him something to think about.

“We’ll wait until the end of the season,” Staab said. “They are off to a great start.”

Central improved to 19-1 Tuesday with a 3-1 Big 12 win against Centennial.

Tuesday's prep highlights: M-S' Redman tosses gem

In baseball

■ Mahomet-Seymour 7, Eureka 0. Chris Redman threw a no-hitter and was backed by Joe Kenney’s two doubles and two RBI as the Bulldogs rolled to a home victory. Redman, who struck out two, helped M-S improve to 6-0 in the Corn Belt Conference.

Central vs Centennial Baseball 2014

Champaign Central takes on Champaign Centennial in baseball action at McKinley Field in Champaign on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. 

Monday's prep highlights: Turner fans 14 for Oakwood

In baseball
■ Oakwood 12, Bismarck-Henning 1. The Comets scored in every inning. Taylor Turner struck out 14 in the complete-game shutout. Hunter Phelps was 3 for 4. Landon Turner, Skyler Slade and Alex Anderson had two RBI apiece. Kyle Girton, Blake Vinson and Wade Abbott each had one RBI.

Friday's prep highlights: Smith, Ponder sparkle

In boys’ track & field

■ At Monticello. Tuscola’s Broc Smith won the 200-meter dash (22.89 seconds). Smith finished second in the 100-meter dash (11.48) behind Salt Fork’s Nick Hedges (11.43).

Eric Ponder won two events for the Warriors: the 1,600-meter run (4 minutes, 41.76 seconds) and the 3,200-meter run (9:31.68).

Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial, Central post baseball wins

In baseball
■ Centennial 1, Urbana 0. Jeff Lindgren struck out 14 batters and Anthony Martin (2 for 3, double) scored the winning run in the seventh inning on a wild pitch for the host Chargers.

SJ-O has a mound of confidence

ST. JOSEPH — Words are often used flippantly. Fantastic. Terrific. Outstanding.

Hearing them for achievements that are less than sensational diminishes the feats that truly deserve the superlatives.

St. Joseph-Ogden’s unbeaten baseball team is a prime example.

Through 13 games, the Spartans have allowed eight runs. That’s total runs. Only three were earned.

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