Thursday's prep highlights: Urbana baseball tops Central
Urbana 8, Champaign Central 1. Dylan Anderson held Central to two hits in 6 1/3 innings and struck out nine, leading the Tigers to a road victory. Gabriel Murrey-Inskeep had two doubles and two RBI for Urbana, which also received two hits apiece from Salman Khan and C. Garrett Johnson.
Mahomet-Seymour 4, Normal U-High 1. Jason Ziegler held the Pioneers to three hits and struck out 14, leading the Bulldogs to a road victory. Kyle Dollahon went 2 for 3 and drove in a run in the fifth to break a scoreless tie and put M-S in the lead for good.
St. Thomas More 5, CPCI 0. The Sabers were outhit 5-4 but took advantage of two CPCI errors for four unearned runs and rode the strong pitching of Austin Tabeling to a win on the road. Tabeling struck out seven in going the distance. Aaron Pinkerton drove in two runs for STM. Sterling Young went 2 for 3 for the Timberwolves.
Bismarck-Henning 5, Westville 1. Tyler McKenzie pitched a two-hitter and struck out 11 to lead the Blue Devils to a home victory. Adam Baker had two of B-H's six hits and drove in a run. Nick Jones homered for Westville.
Rantoul 4, Prairie Central 2. The Eagles scored three runs in the sixth inning to rally for a home win. Terry Deaville pitched a five-hit complete game for Rantoul, which received two hits apiece from Jesse Remington, Chris Deaville and Ryne Worthington.
Hoopeston Area 6, Milford 5. David Stephens' single in the bottom of the eighth inning drove in the winning run for the Cornjerkers, who rallied from a 5-2 deficit. Trevor Rush had four hits for Hoopeston Area.
Urbana 6, Centennial 5. Molly Harmon drove in Eleanor Beverly with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, capping the Tigers' comeback from a 5-3 deficit. Jasmine White went 3 for 3 for Urbana.
Mattoon 3, Danville 2. Vikings pitcher Michaleen Forman (5-1) absorbed her first defeat as the Green Wave built a 3-1 lead through four innings and held on for a home win. Danville (7-3) was limited to three hits.
Bloomington 22, Champaign Central 3. The Maroons were held to three hits in a five-inning home loss. Bloomington scored in every inning and finished with 20 hits.
Bismarck-Henning 2, Westville 1. The host Blue Devils took a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning on an RBI double by Frankie Shoaf and a run-scoring single by Elyse Lippert, and winning pitcher Shoaf (8-3) preserved it by scattering seven hits. Lauren McKenzie had two of B-H's six hits.
Taylor Poggendorf had three hits for Westville.
Clinton 3, Shelbyville 2. The host Maroons prevailed behind two RBI by Hanna Long and a four-hit complete game by Bailey Walker. Emily Kroeger drove in Clinton's other run.
Heritage 8, South Piatt 3. Stephanie Sanderson had two triples and went the distance on the mound to lead Heritage (16-3) to a road victory. Jana Huber and Katie Rutledge added two hits apiece to the Hawks' 10-hit attack.
Normal U-High 10, Mahomet-Seymour 0. Chloe Hundman no-hit the Bulldogs in a five-inning game at Mahomet.
Hoopeston Area 7, Milford 2. Lacey Simpson pitched a three-hitter and struck out eight, lifting the Cornjerkers to a home victory. Brooke Kinney had two of Hoopeston Area's four hits.
Monticello 4, Judah Christian 1. Emma Reinbold's hat trick, including two unassisted goals, lifted the Sages to a road victory. Anna Krehbiel scored the Tribe's lone goal.
Normal Community 3, Urbana 0. The host Tigers fell to the undefeated Ironmen, who improved to 14-0. Christiana Stark had 17 saves for Urbana.
At Champaign. Champaign Central rolled to a 9-0 victory against host Centennial behind Austen Aten and Kenneth Yun, who captured Nos. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, and combined to lose only one game at No. 1 doubles.
At Urbana. The host Tigers won their first dual meet of the season, 7-2 against Decatur Eisenhower. Nabeel Rizwan won at No. 1 singles for Urbana (1-5) and paired with Leo Giannetta for a victory at No. 1 doubles.
At Urbana. Tyler Ellis outbattled Travis Tressler at No. 1 singles 7-5, 7-6 (5) and combined with Matthew Kidwell to win at No. 1 doubles, leading Danville to a 9-0 victory against St. Thomas More at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex.
Track & field
At Tolono. The Rockets edged Rantoul 120-117 for the title of the Unity Invitational boys' meet. Micah Johnson of Unity won the100 meters and combined with Michael Lafenhagen, Nate Finn and Seth Gooch to capture the 400 relay. Teammate Scott Woodward placed first in the 3,200.
Rantoul's Syrus White swept the 200 and 400 as well as running on the Eagles' winning 800 and 1,600 relays.
Hoopeston Area's Brock Ramos won the 800 and 1,600.