Thursday's prep highlights: Tarrant tosses no-hitter for M-S
■ Charleston 13, Urbana 2. The visiting Tigers couldn't stop Charleston from scoring at least once in every inning of their five-inning road loss.
DUSTIN LARD had a double and scored a run while TANNER RUSSELL singled and stole two bases for Urbana, which committed five errors.
■ Lexington 4, Prairie Central 2. TYLER WENGER had two hits and drove in both of the Hawks' runs, but it wasn't enough in a road loss.
DARREN RABY struck out eight for Prairie Central in a game that was scoreless until Lexington scored all four of its runs in the bottom of the sixth.
■ Rantoul 11, Unity 1. The host Eagles scored all 11 of their runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to cruise to the 10-run victory.
CURTIS CROW was 2 for 3 with two RBI and CORD CHURCH was 2 for 4 with an RBI for Rantoul. KYLE FLESSNER pitched all six innings for the Eagles and picked up the win.
■ Windsor 10, Arcola 1. SETH STILL and DEVIN WARREN each had a hit for Arcola, but 16 strikeouts did in the visiting Purple Riders.
■ Arthur-Lovington 10, Meridian 2. ANDREW JAMESON threw a four-hit complete game for the host Knights while EVAN SEEGMILLER (3 for 4, two RBI), AVERY SCHROCK (1 for 4, three RBI, two runs) and ROSS RYAN (2 for 3, RBI, run) paced Arthur-Lovington’s offense.
■ Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 11, Armstrong-Potomac 0. The visiting Falcons jumped to an 8-0 lead after three innings and never looked back en route to a five-inning win. CAMERON REDEKER had two hits and drove in two runs for GCMS, which won its first game of the season, while JORDYN SCHULTZ (two hits, RBI) and AXEL DORAN (seven strikeouts) helped out the Falcons.
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 9, Fisher 3. CHASE GADAU drove in three runs and hit two doubles to pace the visiting Spartans.
SJ-O darted to a 6-0 lead after four innings and received two hits and two RBI from JORDAN BUHS while JAKE STEWART (2 for 4, two runs) chipped in offensively for HUNTER HART, who struck out 11 in picking up his second win of the season.
TYLER ROGERS scored two runs for Fisher while LUKE HARVEY (RBI) and TATE ESTES (double) contributed.
■ East Central 10, Hoopeston Area 8. LUKE ARMSTRONG was 2 for 4 with a home run to lead the Panthers and CYRUS FURGESON added two hits.
CONNOR CLINE drove in all eight runs for the Cornjerkers in a losing cause, going 3 for 3 with two home runs, including a grand slam.
■ Paris 17, Schlarman 1. The Hilltoppers gave up 11 runs in the fourth inning to suffer the lopsided road loss.
■ Clifton Central 11, Cissna Park 10. DYLAN REETZ had two hits and two RBI for the visiting Timberwolves, who trailed 8-0 after three innings and 10-6 after five innings before tying the game at 10 in the top of the sixth.
WYATT FROEHLING chipped in two hits and struck out five in 32/3 innings of relief.
■ Watseka 3, Iroquois West 2. KEANON LaVOIE struck out nine and scored two runs for the visiting Warriors, who pushed across two runs in the top of the sixth inning to earn the win.
AUSTIN HASSELBRING and BROCK MYERS each drove in a run for Watseka while Iroquois West’s HENRY GERRITSON struck out 11. AUSTIN CONRAD and KEATON ZIRKLE each had two hits for the Raiders.
■ Blue Ridge 5, Clinton 2. JOHNNEY BRUDEN had two hits for the visiting Knights, who overcame four errors. GREG OSGOOD had two hits for Clinton, including a solo home run.
■ St. Thomas More 7, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 6. MICHAEL PLECKI and CAMERON DEEDRICH each had three hits for the visiting Sabers, who pushed across the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning and held on for the win.
KYLER SWANSON drove in two runs for the Panthers while MARTY MENNENGA and JOHNNY WALDER each had two hits.
■ Monticello 13, LeRoy 1. ROSS REEDER drove in three runs on two hits and scored two runs for the visiting Sages, who rolled past the Panthers in five innings.
DANIEL CALDWELL added two hits and an RBI for Monticello, which used a six-run fourth inning and took advantage of six LeRoy errors to come away with the win.
■ Mahomet-Seymour 5, Prairie Central 0. ALIE TARRANT struck out 11 and threw a no-hitter to lead the host Bulldogs. Tarrant, who walked two batters, was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle after she went 3 for 4 with a double and a solo home run.
EMILY ZIEGLER (2 for 3, two RBI), ALYSSA SPOERER (2 for 3, run) and LUCY STAHL (double) also produced offensively for M-S.
■ Westville 5, Danville 4. The host Tigers built a 5-0 lead and held off a rally by the Vikings. DANI GABEHART was 3 for 4 with two runs while ASHLEY HOFFMAN doubled and drove in two runs for Westville.
KATY AGUIRRE had an RBI and scored a run for Danville.
■ Tuscola 17, Urbana 5. AMBER TABELING drove in five runs and the visiting Warriors plated 12 runs in the top of the second inning to cruise to the five-inning victory.
MORGAN LITTLE contributed four hits and KARLI ALLAN had three hits while ERIN WALKER picked up the win for Tuscola.
ELLEN BEVERLY had two hits and three RBI for Urbana.
■ Clinton 10, Fisher 0. BAILEY WALKER allowed two hits and struck out 10 for the Maroons in a five-inning home win.
HALEY GINGER hit a solo home run and finished with three RBI while MEGAN TOOL (two RBI), HALEY TOOHILL (two doubles, RBI) and EMILY KROEGER (two hits, RBI) chipped in for Clinton.
KALLI GOSSER and LEAH WILLIAMS each had a hit for the Bunnies.
■ Unity 19, Oakwood 0. McKENZIE KRUTSINGER threw a no-hitter and struck out four for the visiting Rockets, who earned the win in four innings after scoring 13 runs in the top of the third inning.
SHELBY HILDRETH and AVERY TOLLIVER each drove in three runs for Unity.
■ Salt Fork 4, Covington, Ind. 0. KAYLEE McFADDEN drove in three runs to spark the host Storm.
LEXI SMITH (three hits) and CAMARYN TODD (two hits) contributed as PEYTON MEADE scattered six hits in tossing a complete game for her second win of the season.
■ Villa Grove 3, Blue Ridge 2. LIZZY SMITH struck out 13 and won her second game of the season to lead the visiting Blue Devils. BECKY BISHOP added two hits and scored a run for Villa Grove.
Blue Ridge — which scored its two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning — received two hits from KYLEE BECK and eight strikeouts from MEGAN TSEVELEKOS.
■ Watseka 6, Iroquois West 2. The visiting Warriors broke the game open with a four-run outburst in the top of the sixth inning. TAYLOR BAUER supplied two hits and three stolen bases while HAYLEY GRAY added two hits and two stolen bases for Watseka.
ARIEL MEDINA doubled and scored a run for the Raiders.
■ St. Thomas More 13, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 8. LEAH ALLISON was 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBI to lead the host Sabers.
ALEX ROESSLER added three hits and scored three runs for STM.
AMANDA YPYA went 4 for 4 with a triple, RBI and two runs for the Panthers.
■ Decatur Lutheran 1, Judah Christian 0. ERIN HUGGETT made 10 saves for the Tribe in a road loss.
■ Mahomet-Seymour 2, Bloomington Central Catholic 1. MORGAN DeHAAN and ALLISON FRITZ each scored a goal for the visiting Bulldogs, who improved to 5-0.
MORGAN PAINTNER added an assist for M-S.
■ Urbana University High 2, Monticello 1. MARA DOLAN had two assists for the Illineks on goals by JULIANA TRACH and GRACE LILLY in a road win for Uni High.
EMMA REMBOLD scored Monticello’s lone goal while SARAH WELLS picked up the assist.
JIA CURRY-BILD made nine saves for Uni High while ELIZABETH Mc-GILES corralled six saves for the Sages.
■ Central 3, Urbana 1. MADDY CHALIFOUX scored two goals for the Maroons while EMICA QUIGLEY and CLAIRE REDDEN each had assists.
■ Normal Community 6, Centennial 0. The Chargers fell behind 2-0 by halftime before letting in four second-half goals in their season opener on the road. HOPE ARCHER made 11 saves for Centennial.
In track & field
■ At Urbana. NICOLE CHOQUETTE of Urbana won four events at a quadrangular featuring the Tigers, Rantoul, Normal West and Decatur Eisenhower to lead Urbana to a second-place finish.
Choquette placed first in the 100-meter dash (12.99 seconds), the 200-meter dash (27.05), the 400-meter dash (1 minute, 1.40 seconds) and the long jump (16 feet, 3 inches).
Urbana’s 400-meter and 800-meter relay teams took first while MERCEDES PORTER of Rantoul won the triple jump in 34-1 and HAYLEY BELL of Rantoul won the pole vault (7-0).
■ At Normal. AUSTIN ATEN won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles for Central, but the Maroons lost 7-2 against Normal U-High.
■ At Urbana. PETER KIM of Centennial outlasted Urbana University High’s NATHAN BEAUCHAMP 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3) in a No. 3 singles match to propel the Chargers to a 7-2 win against the Illineks.
Uni’s No. 1 doubles tandem of EDO ROTH and ALEX MESTRE won 6-4, 6-0 against SUNNY SINGH and MAX ZHENG.