Saturday's highlights: SJ-O remains unbeaten
Bismarck-Henning 12, Hoopeston Area 2. LEXI BALLARD had three hits and an RBI and ASHLEE RONTO added two hits and three RBI to lead the visiting Blue Devils. The Cornjerkers got two hits and an RBI from SYDNEY CLARK.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 10-10, Oakwood 0-0. LIZ SATTERLEE fired a no-hitter in the first game to improve her record to 16-6. J.J. VALENTINE had five hits on the day and BRITTANY WALDER added four to lead the host Panthers. CATLYN EKSTROM had three hits in the opener.
Unity 9-13, LeRoy 8-5. LACY PRUITT reached base nine times with six hits and seven runs on the day for the visiting Rockets. MADI CLARK (five RBI) and McKENZIE KRUTSINGER each had four hits, and TAYLOR SPIVEY (three hits) drove in four runs. LeRoy's ASHLEY WALKER (six RBI) homered twice, including a grand slam. SHANNON STEFFEN collected five hits and drove in three.
Bloomington 9-12, Urbana 1-0. The host Tigers got an RBI from TAYLOR LOVETT in Game 1.
Normal Community 11-8, Centennial 0-3. COURTNEY STAMM went 2 for 4 and drove in two runs in Game 2 for the visiting Chargers. KATRINA LINDSEY notched Centennial's lone hit in the opener.
Schlarman 6, Hartsburg-Emden 5. CAYTI JONES collected three hits, scored twice and drove in another to lift the Hilltoppers. SYDNE BRYANT (two runs, RBI) and JANELLE MARION had two hits apiece for Schlarman, which got a solo home run from LEA HALL.
Schlarman 6, Lewistown 1. Marion (three runs), Bryant and MARIA RANGEL all had two hits for the Hilltoppers.
At Decatur CIGS Shootout:
St. Joseph-Ogden 15, Shelbyville 5. MICKAELA FLEMING homered twice and drove in eight runs to power the Spartans. SHELBY FRANZEN had three hits and scored three runs, and MOLLY McELWEE collected two hits and two stolen bases.
St. Joseph-Ogden 4, Meridian 0. STEPHANIE CANFIELD and ABBY IMMKE each had two hits to back a two-hit shutout by ELIZABETH EVERINGHAM (22-0).
St. Joseph-Ogden 12, Sullivan 3. Fleming homered, and Immke, Franzen and ABBEY McELWEE all collected three hits.
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 6, Casey-Westfield 0. REGAN ROMSHEK tossed a one-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts for the Falcons. At the plate, Romshek collected three hits, including two doubles, and an RBI. ERICA BAILLIE (RBI), JACKIE FREEHILL and KAITI BOWEN (RBI) all had two hits.
GCMS 3, Cumberland 2. Romshek, who struck out 13 in the nine-inning game, had two hits, including a solo home run, and scored twice. Bowen's sacrifice fly in the ninth was the game-winner, and ANA SHANLEY extended the game with an RBI in the eighth.
GCMS 7, Athens 1. Bowen had two hits, Romshek drove in two runs and Freehill drove in three.
Tuscola 3, Springfield Calvary 2. MADISON FRERICHS went 2 for 3 with an RBI double and winning pitcher ERIN WALKER fanned 16 batters in a four-hitter to lead the Warriors.
Tuscola 14, Athens 1. Walker fired a two-hitter with seven strikeouts for Tuscola. SAM KOHLBECKER and LEXI ROGERS each had two hits to lead the offense.
Casey-Westfield 5, Tuscola 4. AMBER Miller had a two-run single, while CARMEN COMMERFORD and Frerichs each drove in a run.
Bloomington 8-13, Urbana 0-8. TANNER RUSSELL recorded three hits, scored twice and drove in two runs for the host Tigers in Game 2. CONNER GREMER had two hits and an RBI.
Normal Community 5-2, Centennial 3-7. LUCAS STEFAN went 3 for 3 with two doubles and three RBI to lift the visiting Chargers in Game 2. JEFF LAVIN picked up the win, allowing one hit and striking out five in four innings.
Champaign Central 20-12, MacArthur 3-9. KURTIS BROWN had six hits, including two home runs, and seven RBI to lead the host Maroons to the sweep. ALEX ALTMYER came on in the third inning of the second game and struck out 12 to pick up the win.
Eisenhower 2-2, Danville 1-6. TANNER McQUOWN (two RBI) and CHUCKIE ROBINSON each had two hits to lead the visiting Vikings in Game 2. MICHAEL VASCURA pitched a four-hitter for Danville to improve to 5-1. CASH KISER had two of Danville's four hits in the opener.
Neoga 8, East Central 7. The visiting Panthers got three hits from JOHN ESSIG and two apiece from JOHN TAYLOR and JON CUNNINGHAM (two RBI).
Okaw Valley 4, South Piatt 3. CONNOR GROSS had two hits for the visiting Wildcats.
Oakwood 10-15, Cumberland 5-3. Winning pitcher ZACK GIRTON (six strikeouts) doubled, homered and drove in three runs to pace the visiting Comets in the opener. TYLER KNIGHT (three RBI), CAMERON LEE (two RBI), HUNTER KRAUEL (two RBI) and CONOR JARLING (three RBI) all had two hits in Game 2.
St. Joseph-Ogden 3, Argenta-Oreana 1. The Spartans advanced to the championship game of their own wooden- bat tournament behind TYLER McCORMICK, who pitched a two-hitter with five strikeouts. BRYCE STEWART hit a two-run double in SJ-O's three-run fourth.
The Spartans were no-hit in a 12-0 loss to Herscher in the championship game.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 4, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 3. TANNER HARRIS' bases-loaded infield single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth won it for the Panthers. JIMMY QUINN and DUSTIN MERCER also drove in a run for PBL. JAKE JOHNSON and JORDYN SCHULTZ (RBI) each had two hits for GCMS.
Peotone 7, PBL 4. KYLER SWANSON and Mercer each had two hits and an RBI for the Panthers.
Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 6, Neoga 3. ANDY CRAVENS' two-run double in the third brought the host Buffaloes back from a 1-0 deficit. KORIE VIRE hit a two-run homer and KYLE COBURN added a solo home run. JAKE BRASKER added three hits, and RYAN BERRY tallied three stolen bases.
Unity 7, Shelbyville 0. The Rockets got a three-hit shutout from AARON LARSON and three hits from AUSTIN FENDER.
Unity 5, St. Anthony 0. Fender, Larson, ROBBY CROUSE and MITCHELL SNODGRASS all had two hits for Unity.
Rantoul 8, Eureka 6. JACOB FRERICHS had two hits and CHRIS DEAVILLE drove in two runs to lead the Eagles to the Corn Belt Conference tournament championship game at the Corn Crib in Normal.
LeRoy 2, Cerro Gordo 1. ALEX COKER pitched a two-hitter and BRAD KIRBY had two hits and three stolen bases to lead the Panthers to the championship game of their own tournament. LeRoy dropped the title game 11-3 to Delavan.
In girls' soccer
Mahomet-Seymour 2, St. Thomas More 0. ALLISON FRITZ scored an unassisted goal in the first half and MORGAN DeHAAN scored off an assist from SARAH VANWINGERDEN in the second half to lead the host Bulldogs, who outshot St. Thomas More 15-0.
In boys' tennis
At Moline. Champaign Central's AUSTIN ATEN went 4-0 en route to winning the championship at No. 1 singles at the Moline Invitational. The Maroons finished seventh at the 16-team event.
In track & field
At Kankakee. The Watseka boys, who got wins from CALEB PARSONS (110-meter hurdles) and AUSTIN KIDWELL (long jump), won the six-team Irish Relays at Bishop McNamara. St. Thomas More, which was fifth, got a first-place finish from NICK HESS in the 1,600.
In bass fishing
At Carlyle Lake. Unity finished ninth at the IHSA finals, catching the maximum 10 fish over the two-day event for 24 pounds, 9 ounces. Highland (27 pounds, 13 ounces) was the champion. Monticello (20 pounds, 7 ounces) was 25th, Champaign Central (16 pounds, 7 ounces) was 41st, and DeLand-Weldon (15 pounds, 5 ounces) was 46th.