Thursday's prep highlights: Boswell tosses no-hitter
St. Thomas More 16, Iroquois West 0. Julian Boswell pitched a five-inning no-hitter and went 2 for 4 with a solo homer, leading the visiting Sabers. Boswell struck out 11.
Danville 10, Niles West 3. Chuckie Robinson and Cody Burton homered and Justin March drove in three runs, powering the host Vikings (5-3). Robinson, March and Nik Shepherd had two hits apiece for Danville. Dennis Forrest (1-0) struck out five en route to the win.
Rantoul 14, Armstrong-Potomac 4. Kelly Foster and Chris Deaville each had three hits and two RBI to lead the Eagles (5-0) on the road. Cord Church and Ryne Worthington also had three hits apiece for Rantoul, which racked up 19 hits. Jesse Remington (4-0) struck out six, didn't issue a walk and held A-P to two earned runs in a complete-game win. Dylan Howie drove in two runs and Kevin Burton had two hits for the Trojans (3-4).
Bismarck-Henning 9, Milford 3. Stephen Krout had two hits and drove in two runs for the host Blue Devils (1-3). Sam Shoaf contributed two hits to the win, while Cody Lane and Clayton Rieches each had two hits for the Bearcats (0-5).
Unity 6, Okaw Valley 0. Conner Grace's three-run double in the second inning backed the five-hit pitching of Aaron Larson (2-0) as the host Rockets improved to 8-1. Jacob Rice and Mitch Negangard had two hits apiece for Unity.
PBL 12, Tri-Point 4. Dakota Zenner went 3 for 4 with two triples and drove in four runs, leading host PBL (6-1). Dylan Overstreet had two hits, including a triple, and scored twice for the Panthers.
Salt Fork 8, East Central 3. Adam DePratt and Ryan Anderson combined for 13 strikeouts and no walks in pitching the Storm (4-0) to a home win. Salt Fork broke a 3-3 tie with five runs in the sixth, with Cole Taylor driving in two. Anderson (1-0) and David Keenan each homered for the Storm.
Colin Daly drove in two runs for the Panthers (1-9).
Sullivan 9, Arcola 5. Alex Wood doubled and tripled, leading the host Redskins.
Oakwood 14, Villa Grove 1. Tyler Knight went 4 for 6 with a homer, two doubles and four RBI, powering the Comets on the road. Logan Cronk (three RBI) and Cameron Lee (two RBI) also homered for Oakwood. Starting pitcher Knight struck out seven and combined with Andy Rutledge to limit the Blue Devils (2-3) to two hits.
St. Teresa 3, Mahomet-Seymour 2. Drew Vannoy struck out eight for the Bulldogs in a loss at Decatur.
Tuscola 7, G-RF 4. Nolan Walsh (1-1) earned the win and went 2 for 4 to lead the visiting Warriors. Dillon Hoel, who pitched the seventh inning, homered for Tuscola. Patrick Neff went 2 for 3 for Georgetown-Ridge Farm.
Momence 17, CPCI 3. Rick Trask went 3 for 4 and Trevor Froehling had two RBI for CPCI.
Fisher 8, Urbana 7. Rachel Kelley's single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh drove in Kalli Gosser from second base, lifting the host Bunnies (4-4). Gosser and Kelley each had four hits, while teammate Sydney Baker belted three doubles and drove in three runs. Urbana (2-4) rallied from a 7-4 deficit with three runs in the top of the seventh to tie the score. Jasmine White hit a two-run homer for the Tigers. Laneeca Lipscomb, Jessica Mack and Jessica Johnson each had three hits for Urbana.
PBL 16, Tri-Point 2. Liz Satterlee (5-2) pitched a two-hitter and struck out six for host PBL (8-2) in game ended after 4 1/2 innings by the run rule.
Salt Fork 14, Paris 0. Hannah Darr (3-0) threw a one-hit shutout and contributed two hits and three RBI for the Storm in a home win shortened to 4 1/2 innings by the run rule. Megan McCord and Heather Baker each had two hits and three runs for Salt Fork.
St. Joseph-Ogden 6, Tri-Valley 2. Elizabeth Everingham (3-0) pitched a two-hitter, had two hits and drove in a run for the visiting Spartans (4-0).
Meridian 10, South Piatt 1. Katrina Freeman went 2 for 4 with a triple and two stolen bases for the host Wildcats.
Rantoul 12, Armstrong-Potomac 7. Mackinzie Manning racked up four hits and Kalista Lutes had three hits and three RBI to lead the visiting Eagles. Tasia Dorsey homered for Rantoul. Charley Herron had two hits for the Trojans.
Monticello 28, Champaign Central 1. Jaimey Watrous homered twice, including one grand slam, and drove in six runs in the Sages' home rout, which was ended after 4 1/2 innings by the run rule. Kristyn Barrett went 3 for 3 with two walks and four RBI for Monticello. Winning pitcher Karli Harshbarger (4-0) allowed two hits and struck out nine in five innings.
BCC 12, Centennial 0. Kristen Leuck had the Chargers' lone hit in a home loss against Bloomington Central Catholic.
Blue Ridge 6, Clinton 5. Marcie Crawford belted a three-run home run and Jordan Wheeler also homered and drove in two runs for the visiting Knights. Emily Kroeger had two hits and three RBI for the Maroons.
Schlarman 12, Donovan 3. Randi Cookus had four hits, two RBI and three runs, leading the Hilltoppers (6-0) on the road.
St. Thomas More 19, Iroquois West 2. Becca Millage went 4 for 5 with a homer and six RBI to boost the Sabers to a road victory shortened to 4 1/2 innings by the run rule. Winning pitcher Alyssa Vodecek struck out eight and held the Raiders to three runs and one earned run.
Urbana 4, Monticello 1. Melinda Mendoza scored twice and Anwen Parrott contributed one goal and two assists, leading the visiting Tigers (1-1). Anna Potsch added two assists for Urbana. Emma Reinbold's unassisted goal put the Sages (2-4) on the board.
Springfield 6, Champaign Central 0. Courtney Richardson had 12 saves for the visiting Maroons.
St. Thomas More 5, Urbana Uni 2. Ashley Cox had four goals and Jade Brinkoetter scored once and set up three goals for the host Sabers. Mara Dolan and Emma Coverdill had goals for the Illineks.
At Danville. Tyler Ellis won in straight sets at No. 1 singles and combined with Matthew Kidwell to win at No. 1 doubles, leading the Vikings to an 8-1 victory against Centennial.
At Champaign. Travis Tressler and Brian Fallon won at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, and teamed for a victory at No. 1 doubles, propelling St. Thomas More to an 8-1 victory against Bloomington Central Catholic.
Track & field
At Paxton. Pierre Tuell won the 400 meters and high jump to lead St. Thomas More to the boys' title of the eight-team Preseason Invite. Ian Park of runner-up Bismarck-Henning placed first in the 300 intermediate hurdles and triple jump, and teammate Stephen Wolfe captured the long jump and 200.
In the girls' meet, Angel Gaesser won the triple jump and 1,600 and ran on the first-place 3,200 relay for GCMS, which rolled to the team title by 84 points over runner-up Clifton Central-Iroquois West. Kaitlin Knowles of St. Thomas More captured the 200 and 800.
At Tuscola. The host Warriors won the boys' title, boosted by three relay victories and a sweep of the 110 and 300 hurdles by Austin Sexson. Oakwood and Tuscola tied for the girls' crown. Lindsay Troike won the 800 and 1,600 for the Warriors. Oakwood's Makenzie Baker placed first in the triple jump and high jump.