Friday's highlights: Schroeder sets meet record
In track & field
At Monticello. Monticello standout Steve Schroeder pulled double duty for the first time this season during the Monticello Boys Invitational on Friday.
Schroeder swept the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races. He took the 3,200 with a meet-record time of 9 minutes, 23.35 seconds and won the 1,600 in 4:30.
"That was my first double, so it was a little bit of a new experience," Schroeder said. "I need to get back into it. I'm going to be doing a lot of doubles later this year."
Schroeder likely will aim for state qualifications in both events and already is eyeing goal times for the Class 1A sectional at Monticello in mid-May.
"I have times in mind," he said. "I really want to stay in the 4:20 range in the mile. In the 2-mile, I'm aiming for a sub-9:10.
"I'm not afraid to say it. It's what I need to do, and it's what I plan to work toward. If happens or not, I know I'm giving 130 percent toward it."
At Downers Grove North. Samone Thompson of Champaign Central set a school record in the 100 hurdles (14.9 seconds) and a meet record in the 200 hurdles (44.9) as the Maroons finished 10th in the 16-team Ritter Invitational. Thompson won the 200 hurdles, placed second in the 100 hurdles and finished third in the 200 dash. Central's Kristin Hammel placed third in the pole vault (9 feet, 3 inches).
At Tolono. Jordyn Nettleton swept the 100 and 300 hurdles to lead GCMS to the title of the 18-team Unity Girls Invitational. Rachel Ballard of runner-up St. Joseph-Ogden was a three-event winner (200, long jump, triple jump). Olivia Herzog of third-place Sullivan won the shot put and discus.
Monticello 5, Central A&M 4. The Sages built a 5-0 lead through four innings and held on for a home win. Nick Stokowski (4-0) combined with Austin Reed to one-hit the Bombers. Stokowski struck out 11 and did not allow an earned run in six innings. Jacob Williams went 3 for 3 with a homer and two RBI for Monticello.
B-H 2, Salt Fork 1. Devin Heinrichs drove in the game-winning run for host Bismarck-Henning in the seventh inning. Austin Toler had three hits, including a double, and an RBI for the Blue Devils, who got two hits from Sam Shoaf and two hits and two runs from winning pitcher Dustyn Ingram (2-0). Ingram struck out six and did not allow an earned run. Adam DePratt doubled for the Storm.
Sullivan 6, Warrensburg-Latham 1. Andy Brown (3-1) earned the win for the host Redskins with a complete-game six-hitter.
Prairie Central 11, Iroquois West 1. The host Hawks scored seven runs in the fifth inning. Parker Busch had three hits in support of PC pitchers Jordan Dunahee and Stuart Schopp, who combined on a five-inning one-hitter.
Schlarman 10, Milford 0. Dalton Dieu pitched a six-inning no-hitter and Brock Drews went 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBI to lead the host Hilltoppers. Dieu struck out two, walked one and hit a batter.
Argenta-Oreana 7, Tuscola 5. Keegan McHood went 2 for 4 with two RBI for the visiting Bombers. Josh Brookins and Nolan Walsh each had two RBI for the Warriors.
Oakwood 8, Armstrong-Potomac 0. Jake England struck out 13 and pitched a one-hit shutout to lead the Comets on the road. Cameron Lee doubled twice and drove in two runs for Oakwood.
Tremont 5, Blue Ridge 0. Clint O'Neal doubled twice for the host Knights.
Arcola 13, Okaw Valley 12. The Purple Riders banged out 19 hits, including four apiece by Jose Ramirez and Eman Villarreal, and fended off a five-run rally by Okaw Valley in the seventh inning to win on the road.
El Paso/Gridley 6, LeRoy 4. The Panthers built a 4-0 lead through three innings but couldn't score thereafter in an eight-inning home loss. Drew Ruckman had three hits and two RBI for LeRoy.
Fieldcrest 14, Fisher 5. Taw Fredrickson went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI for the Bunnies in a home loss.
Meridian 7, Unity 2. The Rockets fell behind 5-0 in the top of the first en route to a loss.
South Piatt 10, Villa Grove 2. Connor Gross went 3 for 5 with three RBI for the Wildcats in a road win. Michael Simmons had two hits for the Blue Devils.
Villa Grove 12, South Piatt 1. Kilee Hoffman homered and drove in three runs in support of winning pitcher Lizzy Smith, who held visiting South Piatt to two hits. Hoffman and Smith each had two hits, and Smith also homered.
Bismarck-Henning 12, Salt Fork 11. Brittney Ribbe singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the rallying Blue Devils to a win. B-H trailed 5-1 entering the bottom of the fifth before scoring six runs in the inning. Lexi Ballard and Ashlee Ronto combined for seven hits for the Blue Devils. Kate Bass and Emmie Hawkins each had three RBI for B-H.
Lovington-Arthur 16, Martinsville 1. Freshman Brooke Tabb, making her pitching debut for host L-A, held Martinsville to three hits in a five-inning win. Tabb also went 4 for 4. Ashley Tabb, Sherelle Coller and Katlynn Kauffman had two RBI apiece for L-A.
Armstrong-Potomac 8, Oakwood 7. The Trojans scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to rally to a victory.
Westville 15, Danville 1. Ashley Hoffman and Danielle Gabehart drove in two runs apiece and combined to score five runs, leading the Tigers to a five-inning home win. Kaitlin Baxter had two hits, including a double, and an RBI for the Vikings.
Blue Ridge 5, Tremont 4. The Knights rallied for three runs, all unearned, in the bottom of the seventh to remain undefeated in the Heart of Illinois Conference at 6-0. Cheye Beres went 2 for 3 for Blue Ridge, and teammate Jordan Wheeler drove in two.
Unity 5, Warrensburg-Latham 1. Taylor Spivey drove in three runs and reached base four times for the Rockets in a road win. Winning pitcher McKenzie Krutsinger, who had two hits, took a shutout into the seventh inning.
Fieldcrest 12, Fisher 0. The Bunnies were shut out at home in a five-inning loss.
Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 16, Hoopeston Area 2. Alyssa Sawyer had three hits and drove in four runs for the Buffaloes in a road win. Lexi Sliva held the Cornjerkers to one hit and one earned run. Sliva also had three hits.
Shiloh 14, Cerro Gordo 7. Deb Pryle homered and drove in five runs for Shiloh in a road win. Stephanie Hunt contributed three hits, two RBI and two stolen bases to the victory.
Schlarman 16, Milford 3. Sydne Bryant, Elizabeth Hawkins, Lea Hall and Bayli Mitchell each drove in three runs, leading the host Hilltoppers.
Tuscola 6, St. Teresa 4. Lexi Rogers went 2 for 3 with a two-run double for the host Warriors. Tuscola's Amber Miller belted a solo homer and scored twice.
In girls' soccer
St. Thomas More 7, Judah Christian 0. Michaela Ward and Jade Brinkoetter combined for five goals for the Sabers in a road win.
Ward had a hat trick and one assist. Brinkoetter also contributed three assists.