Saturday's highlights: Gremer fires no-hitter for Urbana
Urbana 5, Rantoul 0. Conner Gremer pitched a no-hitter and struck out six to lead the Tigers to a road win. Tanner Russell had four hits, including a double and triple, and scored three runs for Urbana.
Westville 11, Urbana 9. Jeffery Thompson drove in two runs and Trent Callison had three runs for Westville in a neutral-site victory at Rantoul. Russell had two RBI and three stolen bases for Urbana.
Centennial 13-8, Lanphier 3-0. Grey Schultz went 6 for 7 with three RBI for the visiting Chargers in a doubleheader sweep. Cully Wilson also finished the day with six hits for Centennial (8-1). In Game 2, Zach Owens and Ryan McCuskey combined for a two-hit shutout.
Rantoul 7, Westville 0. Freshman Tom Wolken pitched a one-hit shutout and struck out eight in his varsity debut for the host Eagles. Chris Deaville and Joe Barton each had two hits for Rantoul.
Mahomet-Seymour 1-4, Rochester 0-2. With three pitchers combining on a shutout, the Bulldogs scored in the ninth to win the opener en route to a road sweep.
Ridgeview 7-4, St. Thomas More 2-7. The visiting Sabers overcame a 3-0 deficit in Game 2 with a five-run third inning that was capped by Storm Joop's two-run home run. Braxton Parisi drove in three runs for STM in the win. In the opener, Joey Trhlik's three-run double in the fourth gave Ridgeview a 7-0 lead and Brock McDaniels threw a complete-game four-hitter for the win.
Manteno 6-13, Iroquois West 3-1. Keaton Zirkle drove in two runs and Henry Gerritson homered in Game 1 for the Raiders, who were swept on the road.
Tuscola 10, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 1. Dillon Hoel held GCMS to four hits and did not allow an earned run in the Warriors' road win. Nolan Walsh went 2 for 3 for Tuscola.
Prairie Central 6, Tuscola 0. Marcus Bachtold scattered nine hits in pitching the Hawks to a shutout win. Josh Willan had two of Prairie Central's seven hits. Hoel, Walsh and Josh Brookins each had two hits for the Warriors.
Prairie Central 6, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 5. Brad Moody was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eight inning to boost the Hawks to a road win. Chris Witteman had two hits for GCMS.
Oakwood 6, Covington (Ind.) 2. Cameron Lee pitched a four-hitter and did not allow an earned run, leading the Comets to a home win. Lee and Hunter Krauel each had two RBI for Oakwood.
Watseka 7-8, Hoopeston Area 6-4. The Warriors rallied from an early 2-0 deficit in the opener behind Jake Lyznicki and Aaron Lamie, who combined for five of the team's 12 hits. In the nightcap, Lyznicki went 4 for 4 with three RBI for Watseka.
East Central Wood Bat Tournament:
Cumberland 5, East Central 2. The Panthers allowed four unearned runs in a loss at Broadlands.
East Central 8, Bismarck-Henning 2. brandon umbarger and JOHN TAYLOR each drove in three runs for the Panthers in the third-place game.
Central 10, B-H 4. KURTIS BROWN, who had three hits and three RBI on the day, provided an offensive lift as three pitchers scattered eight hits.
Central 6, Cumberland 0. ZACH WILLIAMS pitched a three-hitter for his first varsity win and JAKE HENSS had three hits and two RBI for the Maroons.
At Clinton Classic:
Clinton 8, LeRoy 0. STEVE EVANS went 2 for 4 with two RBI.
Sullivan 8, Clinton 3. BILL BROWN (two RBI) and PATRICK MILLER each went 2 for 4 to lift Sullivan. MARSHALL SPRAGUE and KYLE BIRK each had two hits in the loss.
In Champaign Central Invitational:
Downers Grove South 11 Mahomet-Seymour 1. The Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning of the championship game before the Mustangs scored twice and then erupted for nine runs in the fifth.
M-S 23, Champaign Central 2. Alie Tarrant went 3 for 5 and drove in seven runs as the Bulldogs rolled past the Maroons. Teammate Jessica Hammack was 2 for 2 with a home run and three RBI. Alyssa Spoerer, Kourteney Hollowell and Erin Davis combined to limit Central to two hits.
Downers Grove South 9, Urbana 0. Bree Lipscomb went 3 for 3 for the Tigers in a loss.
Urbana 16, Champaign Central 0. Jessica Kearns struck out eight in a two-hit shutout for the Tigers. Jessa Johnson, Taylor Lovett, Lexi White and Kearns had two RBI apiece for Urbana.
In Tennessee tournament:
Clinton 5, St. Bede 3. Megan Tool went 2 for 3 and Mally Hickman drove in two runs for the Maroons.
Wilson Central (Tenn.) 7, Clinton 4. Jessie Shridge was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI for the Maroons.
Clinton 13, Father Ryan (Tenn.) 2. Haley Ginger went 4 for 4 and Morgan Hickman drove in three runs in Clinton's win.
In Spring Slam Tournament:
Monticello 10, PORTA 0. Jaimey Watrous pitched a six-inning one-hitter and went 3 for 4 with two RBI for the Sages.
Monticello 9, New Berlin 3. Ashley Gulliford went 3 for 4 and Layne Buzan drove in two runs for Monticello.
Monticello 7, Rochester 1. Sarah Foran went 3 for 3 with a home run and Allie Hislope drove in three runs for the Sages.
In Salt Fork Tournament:
Heritage 3, Salt Fork 0. Micaela Childress homered and Hilary Smith pitched a four-hit shutout for the Hawks.
Heritage 9, PBL 0. Smith shut out the Panthers on two hits.
Heritage 10, Hoopeston Area 0. Childress homered and Miranda Pruitt threw a five-hit shutout to help the Hawks clinch the tournament title.
SJ-O 9, Pontiac 1. ELIZABETH EVERINGHAM (8-0) pitched a three-hitter and homered to lead the Spartans.
SJ-O 25, Centennial 0. ABBY IMMKE had seven RBI and MICKAELA FLEMING and STEPHANIE CANFIELD homered.
SJ-O 12, Bradley-Bourbonnais 1. Everingham homered and pitched a one-hitter.
Rantoul 7, B-H 3. KEEGAN JONES and KATIE TULLER homered for the host Eagles.
In non-tournament action:
Unity 11-11, Fisher 1-1. Lacy Pruitt had five hits and drove in four runs for the host Rockets in a doubleheader sweep. Rachel Billman and Christy Lannon each finished with five hits and five runs for Unity. Game 1 winning pitcher McKenzie Krutsinger struck out 10 in five innings. Fisher's Kalli Gosser had four hits for the day.
Donovan 3-8, Watseka 2-6. Taylor Bauer went 4 for 6 for the Warriors, who were swept in a home doubleheader. In the second game, Hayley Gray belted a two-run homer in the fifth inning to give Watseka a 6-5 lead, but Donovan responded with three runs in the sixth.
Blue Ridge 5, Argenta-Oreana 2. The Knights scored three runs in the top of the seventh to pull out a road win. Melinda Wilson went 3 for 4 with two RBI for Blue Ridge (5-2). Winning pitcher Jordan Wheeler struck out 11 and issued no walks. Katie Jimison went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI for the Bombers.
Tuscola 5, Schlarman 2. Erin Walker held Schlarman to three hits and didn't walk a batter in the Warriors' neutral-site win in Champaign. Audrey Mooney and Sam Ledbetter had two hits apiece for Tuscola.
Tuscola 13, St. Thomas More 1. Kelsey Cleland, Madison Frerichs and Ledbetter each had three hits for the visiting Warriors. Ledbetter and Cleland combined for five RBI.
Schlarman 9, St. Thomas More 4. Bayli Mitchell had three hits and scored twice for the visiting Hilltoppers. Brooke Schmidt had two hits and two RBI for the Sabers.
In girls' track & field
At Urbana. Rachel Ballard won three individual events and contributed to a first-place 800-meter relay, leading St. Joseph-Ogden to the title of the seven-team Champaign County Meet. Ballard swept the 100- and 200 dashes and captured the long jump. Samone Thompson was a three-event winner for Champaign Central, placing first in the 100 and 300 hurdles as well as the high jump. Mary Catherine Hummel (pole vault), Dominique Johnson (triple jump) and Nicole Choquette (400) earned wins for team runner-up Urbana.
In girls' soccer
Champaign Central 5, Monticello 0. Freshman Maddy Chalifoux scored three goals and assisted on another, leading the Maroons (2-1) to a road victory. Laura Horvat made two saves in posting a shutout.
Urbana 2 Danville 0. Melinda Mendoza had a goal and an assist for the Tigers in a home win. Christina Stark had four saves in recording a shutout.
St. Thomas More 4, Athens 0. The Sabers, with Lexi Wallen in goal, notched their third consecutive shutout in a home win. STM, which outshot Athens 22-1, received two goals from Jade Brinkoetter. The Sabers (4-0-1) have permitted two goals in five games.
Centennial 11, MacArthur 0. Meaghan McLennand scored four goals, all unassisted for the Chargers in a home win.
Katelynn Martinez, Sara Regan and Kieryn Alexander each contributed two goals, while Hope Archer recorded her second shutout.
Mahomet-Seymour 2, Herscher 0. SARAH VanWINGERDEN scored in each half and KATHY BRADLEY didn't allow a goal as the visiting Bulldogs improved to 5-0.
In boys' tennis
Centennial 7, St. Thomas More 0. Max Zheng lost only one game in rolling to a win at No. 1 singles, leading the Chargers to a victory at Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana. Zheng and No. 2 singles winner Sunny Singh combined for a victory at No. 1 doubles.