Thursday's prep highlights: SJ-O baseball surprises STM
St. Joseph-Ogden 2, St. Thomas More 0. BEN KNIPFER tossed a two-hit shutout, handing the visiting Sabers their first loss in Sangamon Valley Conference play.
Tri-Valley 8, Fisher 0. MATT ELKINS had two of the host Bunnies' four hits.
Meridian 17, Tuscola 14. CODY SHELMADINE, PAT YOAKUM, CHASE LITTLE and JACOB BARR all homered for the host Warriors.
Mattoon 5, Champaign Central 1. Freshman ALEC ALTMYER struck out seven and didn't allow an earned run over five innings in his first varsity start for the host Maroons.
Momence 4, Iroquois West 3. CLAYTON FINK had two hits and an RBI for the visiting Raiders.
Salt Fork 3, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 0. NATHAN GEORGE had three hits for the visiting Storm in support of JOEL LEARNARD, who tossed a three-hit shutout.
Clinton 6, Monticello 5. AARON ENNIS belted a three-run walkoff home run to power the host Maroons. MILES RANKIN had two hits and drove in three runs for the Sages.
Danville 11, Urbana 2. CODY BURTON went 3 for 3 with a home run and four RBI, giving him 44 for the season and breaking the school record of 41 set by ANDY SMALL in 1986.
Rantoul 5, Pontiac 1. RYAN WORTHINGTON, JACKSON CARVER and TERRY DEAVILLE each had two hits and an RBI to lead the host Eagles.
Watseka 17, Tri-Point 1. DEVIN CURRY (three doubles) and KAT GRIMES each had three hits and three RBI to lead the host Warriors' 16-hit attack.
GCMS 2, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 1. JESSICA HUNTER (two RBI) and COURTNEY GRAMLEY each had two hits for host Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to back the four-hit, four-strikeout performance by winning pitcher REGAN ROMSHEK.
Danville 15, Champaign Central 1. MICHALEEN FORMAN tossed a two-hitter for the host Vikings, who got two hits from JORDAN OGLE.
Momence 10, Iroquois West 0. TEGAN CASH had two hits for the visiting Raiders.
St. Joseph-Ogden 20, St. Thomas More 5. HANNAH BOWEN (three hits, four RBI) and ELIZABETH EVERINGHAM (three hits, three RBI) each homered for the host Spartans. It was the 18th homer of the season for Everingham, which is tied for the most in a single season in IHSA history. AUDRA JAMES also had three hits, scored four runs and stole three bases.
Schlarman 6, Westville 0. MARIA RANGEL and KYLEE WEST combined on a two-hit shutout to lead the visiting Hilltoppers. LOHGAN BRYANT drove in two for Schlarman.
Heritage 21-15, Martinsville 0-1. DANI STIGERS homered twice to back the combined no-hitter tossed by STEPHANIE SANDERSON and HILARY SMITH for the Hawks in the opener. Eight players had two hits for Heritage in the second game, which clinched the school's third straight Little Okaw Valley Conference title.
Centennial 7, Mount Zion 0. KATELYNN MARTINEZ recorded a hat trick and GRACE AYODELE scored a goal and assisted on three others for the host Chargers.
Champaign Central 7, Decatur Eisenhower 0. SARAH KRESCA recorded a hat trick to lead the visiting Maroons. OLIVIA MALONEY and CAROLINE KOCH each scored twice.
At Danville. TYLER ELLIS, ASHISH PATEL, MATTHEW KIDWELL, LOGAN NELSON, LOVE SHAH and YANIS MOKRAOUI all won matches in singles and doubles to lead the Vikings to a 9-0 win against Urbana.
At Champaign. AUSTIN ATEN, KENNETH YUN, RYAN SMITH, SAMUEL WAMPLER, ALEJANDRO MACIAS and HELAMAN MONTES LUCAS all won in straight sets for the Maroons in a 6-0 rain-shortened win against St. Thomas More.
Track and field
At Moweaqua. Sullivan's Paige Neuhauser won the 100 and 200 and teammate Olivia Herzog won the shot put and finished third in the discus to lead the Redskins to a fourth-place finish in the Class 1A sectional at Central A&M.
Other area sectional champions included Arcola's Alexis Conlin (1,600), Tuscola's Lisa Ponder (3,200) and Lindsay Troike (800). Troike also finished second in the 1,600.