Saturday's prep highlights
■ SJ-O 8-11, Momence 2-0. HUNTER HART continued his no-hit streak and the Spartans used another dominating batch of pitching in the road sweep. Hart pitched five no-hit innings in Game 2, helping his own cause with a home run and four RBI. Hart, who struck out 13, hasn’t allowed a hit in his last three starts. CHASE GADAU and AARON WOLLER each had two RBI in the win.
In Game 1, LOUIS ACKLIN struck out 13 in a complete-game effort. Woller and JAKE STEWART each had three hits, and Acklin and Hart added two apiece.
■ Danville 6-6, Eisenhower 0-0. CHASE THURSTON’s bid for a no-hitter was ruined by an infield single with two outs in the seventh in Game 1. Thurston (3-0) had 17 strikeouts and has pitched 23 consecutive shutout innings. In Game 2, freshman DYLAN MARBLE pitched six shutout innings for his first career win.
■ Centennial 6-6, Normal Community 3-7. JEFF LAVIN scattered eight hits in a complete-game effort and BRICE DEAVILLE, DYLAN GRADY and GREY SCHULTZ each had two hits as the Chargers won the opener to stay perfect in the Big 12 (3-0). Lavin (5-1) struck out six. Deaville, Grady and ANTHONY MARTIN each had two hits in Game 2, six errors costing the Chargers.
■ Central 13-14, MacArthur 1-1. ZACH DORNER and SCOTT RUNYAN turned in solid pitching efforts, and CONNOR MAPES had three hits and two RBI in the opener and scored four times in Game 2. JAKE CRIBBETT had three hits and three RBI in Game 1. In the nightcap, KURTIS BROWN had three RBI and JAKE HENSS had two hits for the visiting Maroons (10-9, 1-1 Big 12).
■ Bloomington 8-3, Urbana 7-0. The host Raiders forced extra innings with five runs in the seventh and won Game 1 on a sacrifice fly in the eighth. JON TAUBER had two hits and two RBI for the Tigers. NATE BILLMAN was the hard-luck loser in Game 2, allowing four hits in six innings.
■ Cissna Park 10, Hoopeston Area 1. COLE HASSELBRING didn’t allow a hit in five innings — striking out eight — and WYATT FROEHLING had three hits and six RBI for host Cissna Park.
■ Westville 7, Oakwood 2. The visiting Tigers scored seven times in the top of the ninth.
■ Paris 1, East Central 0. Tough-luck losing pitcher CYRUS FURGESON gave up four hits and allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth for the Panthers (9-8).
■ St. Teresa 2, Cerro Gordo/Bement/D-W 1. CONNOR GROSS pitched a complete-game three-hitter in the loss, CHASE McNAMARA driving in his team’s only run.
■ Watseka 14-4, Clifton Central 4-3. The Warriors scored 10 times in the top of the eighth to win Game 1 on an emotional afternoon. AUSTIN HASSELBRING had three hits, including a two-run home run, and JAKE LYZNICKI hit a three-run home run for Watseka, which got two RBI from AUSTIN BLAIR. In Game 2, Lyznicki threw a complete game and KEANON LaVOIE had a hit and an RBI for the Warriors, who dedicated the wins to BRENT McTAGGART, a teacher and coach at the school who died in a car crash Tuesday.
■ St. Thomas More 3, Urbana 0. JADE BRINKOETTER scored three goals and LEXI WALLEN notched her fifth shutout of the season as the visiting Sabers (6-3-1) stayed stingy. In the last five matches, St. Thomas More has allowed one goal.
■ M-S 4, Mount Zion 0. SARAH VanWINGERDEN had a goal and an assist and KATHY BRADLEY made four saves for host Mahomet-Seymour, which had 20 shots on goal.
■ Centennial 8, Danville 0. KATELYNN MARTINEZ and DAGNY OLSON each scored three goals as the Chargers took control with eight first-half goals. KYIA BRYANT had 14 saves for the Vikings.
■ Bloomington CC 3, Uni High 0. The visiting Illineks couldn’t recover from a 2-0 first-half hole.
■ SJ-O 16, Momence 0. SAMANTHA FLEMING improved to 7-0, MICKAELA FLEMING homered and ALLISON ROSE had five hits and five RBI as visiting St. Joseph-Ogden (14-0) won in five innings. MADY POULTER had four hits and five runs, MOLLY McELWEE had five hits and three RBI and HANNAH GAWTHORP added four hits and four runs.
■ M-S 2-6, Normal U-High 0-10. In the opener, ALIE TARRANT pitched a one-hitter (11 strikeouts) and also homered as Mahomet-Seymour improved to 3-1 in Corn Belt play. LINDSEY OGLE stole two bases and LUCY STAHL had the go-ahead RBI for the Bulldogs. In Game 2, ASHLEY ANGLIN, Tarrant, ALYSSA SPOERER and EMILY ZIEGLER (two RBI) each had two hits for M-S.
■ Danville 26-16, Eisenhower 4-0. KYLIE BAXTER homered in each game, had six RBI and pitched a no-hitter in the nightcap to lead the host Vikings. In Game 1, JEANNETTE CULLUM (two doubles, three RBI), LINDSEY LOEWENSTEIN (three RBI), KENNEDY RICHARDS (three RBI) and winning pitcher CHLOE DAVIS (two RBI) provided lifts. Loewenstein and KRISTI BURGHART each had two RBI in Game 2.
■ Normal Community 6-11, Centennial 0-1. The host Chargers were no-hit in the opener. KATIE JANSON doubled twice and KRISTEN LEUCK went 3 for 3 in Game 2 for Centennial (7-11).
■ Bloomington 6, Urbana 0. KRISTA BROOM reached base in all three plate appearances for the Tigers.
■ Rantoul 6-10, Blue Ridge 5-4. KALISTA LUTES and TAYLOR WOOD each had two hits and an RBI for the Eagles in Game 1. CARSON CHURCH and DIAMOND WALKER each had three RBI in Game 2 for the Eagles, who got three hits from HANNAH CARGO. KYLEE BECK had two hits and an RBI in the second-game loss.
■ At Clinton. The Maroons beat Central 8-1 as HALEY GINGER went 3 for 3 and BAILEY WALKER went 2 for 3 with two RBI. In a 4-2 loss to LeRoy, MEGAN TOOL was 2 for 3 with an RBI for Clinton. SHANNON STEFFEN was 3 for 4 with an RBI for the Panthers. ANNIE GOBLE had two hits in Hoopeston Area’s 7-2 loss to Riverton.
■ At Charger Invitational. PATRICK KEARNEY and DANIEL O’BRIEN won at No. 3 doubles to help Centennial place fourth at the 16-team boys’ meet. ISHVDEEP SINGH and MAX ZHENG finished second at No. 1 doubles for the Chargers.
■ At Springfield Invitational. AUSTIN ATEN went 4-0 to win the No. 1 singles title as Champaign Central placed fourth out of 16 teams. HAYDEN DODDS went 2-2 at No. 2 singles for the Maroons.
In track & field
■ At Champaign Central Invite. ALEXUS JIMSON-MILLER won both hurdles races and ran a leg on Danville’s winning 400-meter relay to lead the Vikings to second place at the 10-team meet. Mahomet-Seymour placed third behind first-place efforts from JESSICA MELCHI (pole vault), LAUREN WHITEHOUSE (3,200) and its 3,200 relay team. Centennial’s REBECCA KAEFRING won the 1,600.