Saturday's prep highlights
In track and field
■ At Bloomington. MORGAN YOUNG and ELISE HOCKING of Mahomet-Seymour won two individual events at the Class 2A Bloomington Central Catholic Sectional to qualify for state and lead the Bulldogs to a sectional title. Young came in first in the shot put with a toss of 39 feet, 1 inch and won the discus with a throw of 115-4. Hocking placed first in the 100-meter hurdles (15.94 seconds) and 300-meter hurdles (48.22). LAUREN WHITEHOUSE of M-S won the 3,200-meter run (11:25.42) and placed second in the 1,600-meter run (5:24.13) to earn a spot at state. Teammate ABIGAIL NELSON will join Whitehouse in the 3,200-meter run after she qualified with a time of 11:39.42, which saw Champaign Central’s HANNAH WRIGHT place second (11:34.92). The Bulldogs’ 1,600-meter relay team finished first in 4:07.18.
NICOLE CHOQUETTE of Urbana won both the 200-meter dash (26.21) and the 400-meter dash (58.86) while BERTHA FRAZIER of Centennial placed second in the 400 (59.18). HANNAH KING of Urbana finished second to Young in the discus (102-0 1/2) and RANIJA TURNER of Central was second to Young in the shot put (38-4). HANNAH HOUSKA of Monticello won the 800-meter race (2:23.81) ahead of runner-up TWINKLE MEHTA of M-S (2:27.41). Centennial won the 400-meter relay (49.64) and 800-meter relay (1:47.28) while Monticello’s 3,200-meter relay came in second (9:52.75). AVONA GREENE of Centennial placed second in the 100-meter dash (12.81) while OLIVIA PRUHOMME of Central qualified in the 100-meter hurdles (17.03) as did Central’s KRISTIN HAMMEL in the pole vault (9-9) and Rantoul’s MERCEDES PORTER in the triple jump (34-8 1/2).
■ At Mahomet. MATTHEW CHUPP won the 400-meter dash in 50.51 seconds and JONATHAN SCHAAP placed first in the 3,200-meter run in 9 minutes, 44.66 seconds to pace Mahomet-Seymour, which finished tied for second at its own 19-team invitational. The Bulldogs’ 1,600-meter relay team of SAM HOHLFELDER, JORDAN ROCK, Chupp and ANDREW SHROYER crossed first in 3:26.78.
IAN BRISCOE of Prairie Central edged ERIC RYDELL of St. Joseph-Ogden in the high jump, with Briscoe clearing 6 feet, 6 inches while Rydell placed second after clearing 6-5. ZACH FEINHOLD of Prairie Central won the discus (164-3), and NICK HESS of St. Thomas More won the 1,600-meter run (4:22.40).
■ Casey-Westfield 11-13, Unity 5-2. The visiting Rockets led 2-0 after three innings in the first game before Casey-Westfield broke the game open by scoring nine runs in the bottom of the fourth. A seven-run output by the Warriors in the bottom of the second proved too much for Unity in the second game.
■ Centennial 17-17, Decatur MacArthur 2-3. LINDSEY WYSS hit a three-run home run for the visiting Chargers in Game 2. LEXI HALL had three hits and three runs, and winning pitcher AMY JANSON struck out six. In the opener, Janson went 3 for 3 with two runs and six RBI. Hall and KATIE JANSON each doubled and drove in two runs. Winning pitcher Katie Janson struck out six.
■ At Danville. Rantoul overpowered Schlarman 16-7 behind a home run from CARSON CHURCH, a triple by KATEY SILVER, two doubles from KAYLEE DENTON and two RBI from KEEGAN JONES. LIZ HAWKINS had three RBI and fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle for the Hilltoppers. PAYTON SHELMADINE and ALEXIS GIULIANI each drove in a run for Tuscola while KARLI ALLEN had two hits as the Warriors beat Schlarman 5-2. TAYLOR RANGEL and HAYLEE POWELL had one RBI for Schlarman while MARIA RANGEL (two hits) and SYDNE BRYANT (double) chipped in. Tuscola edged Rantoul 4-3, with ANNA WATSON supplying two hits and three stolen bases while Church had an RBI double for the Eagles.
■ Fieldcrest 10, Blue Ridge 0. The Knights managed two hits in a six-inning loss at Tri-Valley.
■ Normal West 16-11, Danville 1-0. LINDSEY LOEWENSTEIN had two hits and drove in the Vikings’ lone run on the day, and KENNEDY RICHARDS had a triple.
■ Peoria Notre Dame 14-4, Mahomet-Seymour 4-11. ALIE TARRANT hit a home run in each game and drove in five runs for the visiting Bulldogs, and ALYSSA SPOERER went a combined 4 for 7 with a double and a triple.
■ At St. Joseph. The Spartans lost 7-1 to Peotone before beating Prairie Central 12-2 in five innings. KENZIE JAMES had three hits and three stolen bases for SJ-O (25-3) on the day while SAMANTHA FLEMING (two hits, three RBI) and MICKAELA FLEMING (two hits, two RBI) contributed.
■ Urbana 12-15, Decatur Eisenhower 1-5. ELLEN BEVERLY hit a two-run home run and drove in four runs for the host Tigers in the first game, which saw JESSICA KEARNS give up three hits in the five-inning win. Beverly hit a home run and drove in five runs in the second game. LEXI WHITE added three hits and two RBI. CALI PILKINGTON scattered five hits to record the five-inning victory in her first varsity start.
■ Bloomington 8-6, Central 6-2. CONNOR MAPES had three hits in the first game for the host Maroons while JAKE CRIBBETT and JAKE SNIDER each added two hits for Central (16-16, 6-4 Big 12). LUKE BEESLEY had two hits and drove in a run in the second game, and Mapes added two hits.
■ Centennial 11-15, Decatur MacArthur 0-8. DRAKE PERATT struck out nine in six innings and threw a one-hit shutout in leading the host Chargers in the first game. DYLAN GRADY, ZACH PARKS and BRICE DEAVILLE all went 2 for 4 with two RBI. In the second game, BRIAN PAUL had two hits, including a home run, for Centennial (18-12, 7-4 Big 12) while Grady went 4 for 5 with a double and two RBI and GREY SCHULTZ finished 3 for 5 with three RBI.
■ Cissna Park 6-12, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 2-1. BEAU ANDERSON struck out seven, WYATT FROEHLING drove in a run and ALEX RABE (2 for 5) chipped in offensively in the first game for the visiting Timberwolves. In the second game, COLE HASSELBRING limited the Buffaloes to one hit in six innings and struck out five. Hasselbring went 2 for 3 with a three-run home run and drove in four runs. Rabe (2 for 3, two RBI) and TYSON ROGERS (2 for 3) contributed. RYAN BERRY had the lone hit for G-RF/C.
■ Fisher 13, Deer Creek-Mackinaw 0. KYLE WILLIAMS threw a five-inning no-hitter, striking out seven and walking two, as the Bunnies rolled at Heyworth. Williams added two RBI and a triple while TATE ESTES (2 for 3, two RBI), TYLER ROGERS (2 for 3, RBI), BRAD PETTENGER (2 for 4, RBI) and LUKE HARVEY (2 for 4) all had multi-hit games for Fisher.
■ Normal West 14-18, Danville 4-0. The host Vikings were no match for the visiting Wildcats, who won their 20th straight game behind a five-inning no-hitter from REED ROGERS in the second game. CHUCKIE ROBINSON went 2 for 3 in the first game for Danville (8-15, 3-7 Big 12).
■ At Peotone. St. Joseph-Ogden beat Prairie Central 12-1 in five innings behind a one-hitter from HUNTER HART, who struck out nine to improve to 9-1. Hart, BROCK IMMKE and JAKE STEWART each hit a three-run home run, and AARON WOLLER added a solo home run. Hart came through with a two-run home run and a three-run home run as SJ-O beat Peotone 8-5. JORDAN BUHS and CHASE GADAU each had two hits for the Spartans (21-7). Prairie Central knocked off the host Blue Devils 7-5 as DAN SCHLATTER (two RBI), SAM SCHULER (two RBI), DEVIN CREWS (3 for 3, RBI) and DARREN RABY (2 for 3, RBI) contributed for the Hawks.
■ Shelbyville 16, Unity 9. The Rockets could not make up a12-0 deficit after three innings.
■ Tremont 13, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 3. The Falcons fell behind 4-1 after two innings and could not recover.
■ Tuscola 18, Meridian 2. TRISTAN WILLIAMS hit a home run and drove in five runs for the host Warriors in their five-inning win. DEVIN ROSE, DAN YOAKUM and TOMMY WATSON each had two hits.
■ Unity 12, Sullivan 1. MITCH NEGANGARD and CODY INNES each went 2 for 2 with three RBI for the visiting Rockets in a five-inning win. TAYLOR WHITE drove in three runs on two hits.
■ Urbana 4-13, Decatur Eisenhower 0-0. BRIAN SUMMERS struck out 10 and threw a one-hit shutout for the host Tigers in the first game, and MICHAEL THOMPSON drove in two runs. Urbana rattled off 16 hits in the second game, which lasted five innings, and DUSTIN LARD (4 for 4, double, RBI), TANNER RUSSELL (3 for 3, four RBI, double), Summers (home run, three RBI) and MYLES KELLEY (two hits, three RBI) led the way.