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The Eagles (18-8) won their first Corn Belt Conference tournament, beating a team it had lost to twice previously (Eureka) in the semifinals and then dispatching Bloomington Central Catholic in the finals as Terry Deaville and Luke Pannbacker combined to hold the Saints to two runs. Deaville earned two tourney wins.
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MAHOMET-SEYMOUR GIRLS' TRACK AND FIELD
The Bulldogs continue to come out on top in close meets. M-S repeated as the Corn Belt champions by a point (over Eureka) the week after winning the Urbana Open and a four-school home meet each by five points. Jessica Melchi won the 400 meters, Elise Hocking won the 100 hurdles and Jessica Burke won the 300 hurdles.
OAKWOOD/ARMSTRONG-POTOMAC GIRLS' TRACK AND FIELD
Makenzie Baker was a four-event winner twice in three days (the jumping events and 300-meter hurdles) as the Comets followed up with their Vermilion County title by annexing the Vermilion Valley Conference crown as well. Coach Lynn Anderson's team also won the 400 and 3,200 relays at both invitationals.
The Hilltoppers (17-7-1) won four of four Vermilion Valley Conference games in six days. Three were one-run decisions as Schlarman stayed one game ahead of Armstrong-Potomac in the loss column. Alec Neal, Tyler Brennan, Austin Calhoun and Dalton Dieu were the team's pitchers of record.