Tuesday's prep highlights: Rockets win thriller
Unity 2, Tuscola 0. TYLER BIALESCHKI outdueled JACOB BARR as the Rockets improved to 15-2. Bialeschki (6-1) allowed three hits (two by TJ ONSTOTT) and no walks while striking out seven. Barr surrendered four hits, three to CALEB RICE.
Villa Grove 21, Martinsville 7. ISAAC BENNETT and JESSE SHRUM drove in three runs apiece as the Blue Devils rolled at home, scoring 18 runs in the first inning.
Salt Fork 2, Tri-Valley 1. COLE TAYLOR had three hits, including the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh, for the Storm. Teammate MAX STUTSMAN also had three hits.
Iroquois West 10, CPCI 0. ERIC DIEKEN had three RBI and KYLE POOL pitched a one-hitter to lead the Raiders. Pool also drove in three.
Schlarman 9, Milford 0. The Hilltoppers got two hits, including a homer, from ZACK MILLER.
Shelbyville 15, Sullivan 11. GRANT KIDWELL (four RBI) and DALTON WHETSELL homered for the Redskins.
Central A&M 6, Clinton 3. NIK HUBRICH had two hits and two RBI for the Maroons.
St. Thomas More 5, Watseka 1. Winning pitcher JULIAN BOSWELL (11 strikeouts) contributed three hits at the plate. SEAN SULLIVAN went 3 for 4.
Deer Creek-Mackinaw 6, Blue Ridge 1. The Knights were limited to four hits.
Springfield Lanphier 16, Urbana 11. NICK JOHNSON collected four of Urbana's 13 hits.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 4, St. Joseph-Ogden 3. The Panthers scored three times in the top of the seventh for a 4-2 lead and then held off a Spartans rally. TANNER HARRIS and JORDAN GLAD had two hits for the Panthers. JAKE STEWART had three hits and ANDY BENSYL added two for SJ-O.
Cerro Gordo 20, Mount Pulaski 0. The Broncos scored 14 runs in the fourth. JD McCOY, JORDAN KLEIN and MAX CEKANDER each finished with three RBI.
Rantoul 10, Mahomet-Seymour 2. Rantoul's JESSE REMINGTON improved to 5-1 by scattering six hits and walking none. At the plate, Remington went 3 for 4 with three RBI. CORD CHURCH added two hits and three RBI.
Meridian 9, Monticello 0. NICK STOKOWSKI collected two of the Sages' four hits.
Villa Grove 11, Martinsville 1. Winning pitcher LIZZY SMITH struck out 11 for the host Blue Devils in the five-inning game. ALIX EZELL went 2 for 3 with three RBI and KILEE HOFFMAN was 2 for 2. Smith also scored three runs.
Blue Ridge 5, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 2. HANNAH MATTINGLY went 3 for 4 with a home run to power the Knights.
Danville 11, Oakwood 1. MORGAN KING, LOGAN TAYLOR and KAITLIN BAXTER homered for the Vikings.
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 10, Armstrong-Potomac 0. Winning pitcher JESSICA HUNTER allowed one hit in the five-inning game.
Unity 6, Westville 5. SHELBY HILDRETH's single with two outs in the seventh produced the game-winner. MADI CLARK had three hits and RACHAEL BILLMAN added two for the Rockets. Westville got three RBI from JENNA GOLDEN.
St. Thomas More 10, Watseka 4. BECCA MILLAGE homered and drove in five runs in the Sabers' road win. BROOKE SCHMIDT added two hits.
Rantoul 2, Mahomet-Seymour 1. JAMIE HEDRICK fired a four-hitter and KATIE TULLER contributed two RBI for the Eagles.
Schlarman 15, North Vermillion (Ind.) 0. BRITTANY HAY, CHELSEA WILLIS and DARRIAN CHRZANOSKI collected three hits apiece as the Hilltoppers rolled past a state-ranked team from Indiana. Willis drove in two, and Hay scored four times.
St. Joseph-Ogden 10, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 0. ELIZABETH EVERINGHAM slugged two homers as the unbeaten Spartans rolled. STEPHANIE CANFIELD and ABBEY McELWEE had three hits for SJ-O and ABBY IMMKE homered.
Urbana 13, Champaign Central 2. JESSICA MACK (three hits, two RBI) and ELLEN BEVERLY (two hits, three RBI) sparked the Tigers' offense. Central got two hits from ALAYNA MOTLEY.
Centennial 0, Normal U-High 0. Chargers keeper HOPE ARCHER made two saves while posting her fourth shutout. Centennial (4-1-1) had seven shots on goal.
St. Thomas More 8, Olympia 0. JADE BRINKOETTER had four goals and two assists and the Sabers' defense limited Olympia to one shot on goal. ASHLEY COX had two goals and two assists for STM (3-5).
Judah Christian 2, Normal Calvary Baptist 1. ANNA KREHBIEL scored a pair of unassisted goals for Judah Christian (3-3). Keeper ERIN HUGGETT made seven saves.
Normal West 4, Urbana 0. Tigers (3-3-1) keeper CHRISTIANA STARK was credited with nine saves.
Mahomet-Seymour 3, Danville 1. The Bulldogs improved to 6-2-1 behind goals from SARAH GARROW, SARAH VANWINGERDEN and BROOKE STEVENS.
Track & field
At Catlin. The St. Thomas More girls won the Salt Fork Invitational as the Sabers captured three relay titles. RANDA HARSHBARGER won the 300 hurdles. The Sabers also took top honors in the boys' meet, led by individual titles from JARRED KOERNER (1,600) and SAM POWERS (800).
At Arthur. KARLY GOODMAN (shot put), MEGAN BROUGH (800) and PAIGE McDANIEL (3,200) were individual winners for Arthur-Lovington as the Knights were second in their four-team meet.
At St. Joseph-Ogden. TORI MASTER won both hurdles events as the St. Joseph-Ogden girls defeated Rantoul and Charleston.
At Rantoul. SYRUS WHITE captured the long jump and the 100 meters to lead the Rantoul boys past Champaign Central and St. Joseph-Ogden.
Central 9, Mattoon 0. The Maroons rolled, losing a total of one game in six singles matches.