Monday's highlights: SJ-O baseball wins slugfest
Arthur-Lovington 17, Cero Gordo 6. Pitcher Ashley Tabb belted two grand slams and drove in nine runs to power the Knights to a home win. sherrelle collar and mallory renfro added two hits apiece for A-L.
St. Thomas More 19, Champaign Central 3. The Sabers had 10 hits and took advantage of 10 Central errors in rolling to a five-inning road win.
St. Joseph-Ogden 12, Olympia 2. Shelby Franzen had three hits, including a triple and a home run, and drove in five runs to lead the Spartans (14-0) to a road win. Abbey McElwee contributed three hits and three stolen bases, in support of winning pitcher Elizabeth Everingham, who held Olympia to four hits and struck out seven.
Mahomet-Seymour 12, Centennial 2. The Bulldogs scored nine times in the first inning in rolling to a five-inning road victory. Winning pitcher Alison Tarrant, Alyssa Spoerer and Vanessa Heinold each drove in two runs for the Bulldogs
PBL 14, Urbana 7. Winning pitcher Liz Satterlee belted a grand slam and two doubles in Paxton-Buckley-Loda's home win. Paige Schwartz had three hits for PBL (12-4).
Maroa-Forsyth 9, Clinton 1. Haley Ginger and Bailey Walker each had two hits for the Maroons in a road loss.
Bismarck-Hennding 17, Armstrong-Potomac 10. The Blue Devils built a 13-5 lead en route to a road win. Lauren McKenzie and Abby Bergman homered for B-H, as did Charley Herron for the Trojans.
Salt Fork 10 Westville 0. Freshman Kaylee McFadden's grand slam highlighted an eight-run third inning that carried the Storm to a road win. Hunter Marsh shut out the Tigers on one hit. Another Salt Fork freshman, Kayln Learnard, went 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI.
Schlarman 18, Hoopeston Area 3. The Hilltoppers scored nine times in the seventh inning to cap a runaway road win. Lea Hall had three hits and three RBI for Schlarman, while teammate Elizabeth Hawkins also drove in three runs. Rylee Martin led the Cornjerkers with three hits.
Meridian 10, Unity 6. Rachel Billman had three hits and McKenzie Krutsinger homered for the Rockets in an eight-inning road loss.
Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 13, Milford 1. Brittany Hay homered twice and had three stolen bases for the Buffaloes in a home win. Kylie Scherf homered for Milford.
Heritage 18, Shiloh 0. Hilary Smith pitched a two-hit shutout and stephanie sanderson went 3 for 4 with four runs, leading the Hawks to a five-inning home win.
Tuscola 16, Argenta-Oreana 6. Amber Miller (three hits) homered and drove win four runs while Lexi Rogers (four hits, three RBI) and Kelsey Cleland (two hits, two RBI) also contributed for host Tuscola.
Centennial 10, Clinton 2. Cully Wilson went 3 for 3 with a home run and three RBI, leading the Chargers to a road win. Zach Owens (4-0) held Clinton to one hit in six innings. Drake Perait also homered for Centennial (12-2).
St. Joseph-Ogden 12, Oakwood 10. Louis Acklin, Blake Hoveln and Nick Geers combined for seven RBI to lead the Spartans to a road win. SJ-O overcame a 6-2 deficit by scoring nine runs in the fourth inning.
Monticello 14, St. Thomas More 6. Nick Stokowski homered and drove in five runs for Sages, who built a 10-3 lead through three innings en route to a home win. Ryan Bundy had three hits and Scott Huisinga rapped out two doubles for Monticello. Sean Sullivan and Storm Joop of the Sabers each had three hits.
Unity 7, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 6. The host Rockets improved to 10-3 behind Kyle Negangard's two-hit, 2-RBI performances.
GCMS 13, Blue Ridge 6. Jordyn Schultz went 3 for 4 with a home run and drove in six runs to propel Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to a home win. Cameron Redeker was 2 for 4 with a triple and scored twice for the Falcons. Dylan Kirkpatrick of the Knights belted two triples and a double.
Sullivan 6, Windsor 5. The Redskins rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out the win. Andy Brown homered and earned the victory in relief.
East Central 12, Tri-County 4. Jared Wyant drove in four runs and Justin Bruce struck out 11 in six innings for the Panthers in a home win. Wyant, John Essig and Colin Daly had four hits apiece for East Central, which improved to 7-0 in the Little Okaw Valley.
Schlarman 12, Hoopeston Area 1. Daniel Wise struck out 13 and allowed two hits in six shutout innings for the Hilltoppers in a road win. Alec Neal, Jordan King and Lucas Spezia had three hits apiece for Schlarman, with Neal driving in three runs.
Armstrong-Potomac 16, Bismarck-Henning 6. Kolton Vermillion went 2 for 4 with three RBI for the Trojans in a home win. Stephen Krout was 3 for 4 and drove in four runs for the Blue Devils.
South Piatt 12, Okaw Valley 11. The Wildcats scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out a win. Connor Gross went 3 for 3 with a homer and drove in four runs for South Piatt.
Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 7, Milford 2. Andy Cravens pitched a one-hitter and struck out 13 for the Buffaloes in a home win. Korie Vire had two hits, including a triple, and two RBI for G-RF/C. Cravens and Milford's Clayton Rieches each homered.
Leroy 16, Ridgeview 1. Nolan Sammer and Matt Hamilton each drove in three runs for the Panthers in a five-inning home win. Sammer pitched a four-hitter and did not allow an earned run. Hamilton had four hits, including three doubles.
In girls' soccer
Champaign Central 4, Mattoon 0. Maddy Chalifoux scored twice and assisted on two goals for the Maroons in a home win. Laura Horvat made five saves in shutting out the Green Wave. Emica Quigley and Hannah Walker also scored for Central.
Normal University High 5, Urbana 0. The Tigers were shut out on the road.
In boys' track & field
At Monticello. Derek Bunch swept the shot put and discus for Mahomet-Seymour, which won 12 of 18 events in rolling to a 101-45 victory against the host Sages. Daniel Welling placed first in the triple jump and high jump for Monticello.
At Gibson City. J.J. Gardner placed second in the shot put and discus for Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley, which was last in a four-team meet.
In girls' track & field
At Mattoon. Samone Thompson won four individual events and Kristin Hammel swept the hurdles events and ran on three first-place relays for Champaign Central, which was edged by Mattoon 75-71 in a dual meet.
At Gibson City. Jordyn Nettleton (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Kayla O'Neal (discus, shot put) and Angel Gaesser (triple jump, 400) were two-event winners, leading Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to the team title of a three-school meet.