Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial, Central post baseball wins
■ Centennial 1, Urbana 0. Jeff Lindgren struck out 14 batters and Anthony Martin (2 for 3, double) scored the winning run in the seventh inning on a wild pitch for the host Chargers.
■ Champaign Central 5, Danville 0. Tanner Gordon pitched a two-hit shutout and struck out 11 to lead the Maroons to a road victory. Joe Aeilts (two doubles) and Jon Foster (two hits) each had an RBI for Central.
■ St. Thomas More 8, Watseka 2. Josh Koerner (3 for 3) and Cam Deedrich (2 for 3, two RBI) propelled the Sabers to a road win. Deedrich and Sean Sullivan (two RBI) homered to back Austin Tabeling, who pitched a six-hit complete game. Kyle Giroux homered for the Warriors.
■ Cissna Park 9, Iroquois West 2. Dylan Reetz held Iroquois West to one earned run and struck out 10, leading the Timberwolves to a home victory. Jacob Marquez and Trace Nims each drove in two runs for Cissna Park.
■ Bismarck-Henning 8, Hoopeston Area 5. The Blue Devils bolted to an 8-3 lead after two innings and held on for a home win despite committing six errors. B-H recorded 12 steals, including three by Dylan Dodd. Elijah Astell went 2 for 2 for the Blue Devils, and winning pitcher Dalton Strawser struck out nine and did not allow an earned run in a complete game.
■ Fisher 12, Villa Grove/Heritage 4. Tyler Rogers (4 for 5) and Nolan Kuhns (3 for 4) drove in two runs apiece for the Bunnies, who belted out 17 hits in a road victory. Cole Lemmon went 2 for 3 for VG/H.
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 3, PBL 2. Alex Hager hit an RBI double in the seventh inning to tie the game, then scored on Cole Berry’s walkoff single as the Spartans rallied for a home win. Berry earned the victory in relief of starter Brock Immke, who struck out 10 and held PBL to three hits in 61/3 innings.
■ Olympia 6, Rantoul 4. Kolton Vermillion homered and drove in two runs for the Eagles in a road loss.
■ Decatur St. Teresa 9, Clinton 1. Trenten Fryman had two of the Maroons’ four hits in a home defeat.
■ Pontiac 12, Prairie Central 2. Devin Crews doubled and tripled for the Hawks in a road loss.
■ St. Joseph-Ogden 24-10, PBL 0-0. Randy Wolken moved within one victory of 900 for his career at SJ-O after his host Spartans rolled to a doubleheader sweep. Molly McElwee finished with six hits and six steals in the twin bill for SJ-O, while Allison Rose (four hits) and Andrea Coursey (five hits) each drove in six runs. The Spartans’ Game 2 starter, Tori Witruk, struck out 11.
■ Danville 11, Champaign Central 0. Alissa Peelman pitched a one-hit shutout and drove in three runs, leading the Vikings to a five-inning road victory. Peelman went 3 for 4, while teammate Mackenzie King homered. Imani Maatuka’s first-inning single accounted for the Maroons’ lone hit.
■ Centennial 5, Urbana 3. Lexi Hall (home run) and Aolani Sprout (double) each went 2 for 3 to lead the Chargers to a road win. Winning pitcher Danielle Staske pitched a four-hit complete game and struck out 10. Taylor Lovett had two hits for the Tigers.
■ Watseka 2, St. Thomas More 1. Despite being outhit 7-4, the Warriors pulled out a close home win behind the pitching of Hayley Gray and the hitting of Taylor Bauer (2 for 3). Andie Bolton (double) and Leah Allison each went 2 for 3 for STM.
■ Seeger (Ind.) 14, Oakwood 7. Kylie Harden went 3 for 4 with two RBI for the Comets in a road loss. Third baseman Madison Carleton and second baseman Somer Wells combined on a triple play for Oakwood.
■ Fisher 16, Villa Grove/Heritage 2. The Bunnies racked up nine runs in the seventh inning to finish off a road win. Molly Fairfield doubled and drove in three runs for Fisher.
■ Mahomet-Seymour 12, Paris 4. Lucy Stahl tripled and drove in four runs, powering the Bulldogs to a home victory. Ashley Anglin had three of M-S’ 15 hits, and Emily Ziegler and Madeline Odle contributed two RBI apiece for the Bulldogs.
■ Georgetown-Ridge Farm 6, Shiloh 4. Brittany Hay went 2 for 2, scored three runs and drove in two to lead the Buffaloes to a home win. Losing pitcher Jessica Hunt was 4 for 4 with a triple.
■ Rantoul 2, Olympia 1. The Eagles scored twice in the fourth inning and made their lead stand up behind the pitching of Allison Jordahl, who struck out seven in a five-hit complete game. Taylor Egerton scored a run and drove in a run for Rantoul.
■ Monticello 11, LeRoy 1. Samantha Valentine went 3 for 5 with three RBI to back the combined three-hit pitching of Megan Taylor and Sophie Catlin for the Sages in a road victory.
■ Tuscola 6, Argenta-Oreana 0. Erin Walker pitched a one-hit shutout and struck out 14 for the Warriors in a
road win. Amber Tabeling had three of Tuscola’s five hits, including two doubles.
In boys’ track & field
■ At Urbana. Trent Sherfield won two individual events and contributed to two first-place relays to lead Danville to the title of a three-team meet. Sherfield captured the 100 meters (11.19 seconds) and 200 (23.18), and helped the Vikings win the 400 and 1,600 relays. Other two-event winners were Danville’s Dakota Gash (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles) and Urbana teammates Nick Romito (1,600, 3,200) and James Cobb (long jump, triple jump). Gash also ran on the Vikings’ 1,600 relay.
In girls’ track & field
■ At Downers Grove. Dominique Lewis won the 200 meters (26.06) and Bertha Frazier placed first in the 400 (57.74) for Centennial in the Ritter Invitational at Downers Grove North. Lewis also finished second in the 100.
■ At Tolono. Amanda McClain won the 400 meters (58.60) and long jump (17 feet, 2 inches), leading Sullivan/Okaw Valley to third place in the 16-team Unity Invitational. The Redskins finished four points behind champion Decatur St. Teresa and two behind runner-up Moweaqua Central A&M. Other area double-winners included Annemarie Michael (1,600, 3,200) of Urbana University High and Jenny Kimbro (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles) of Salt Fork.
In girls’ soccer
■ Champaign Central 3, Springfield Southeast 0. Maddy Chalifoux had one goal and one assist to lead the Maroons to a home victory. Abi Manaster recorded two saves in preserving the shutout.
■ Monticello 8, Decatur Eisenhower 1. The Sages scored six goals in the second half to break open a road victory. Kia Smith racked up four goals and an assist for Monticello. Teammate Eilish McLean contributed a hat trick.
■ Mahomet-Seymour 3, St. Thomas More 1. Aleyna Brunner scored what proved to be the winning goal and contributed an assist, leading the Bulldogs (8-1-0) to a home win. Michaela Ward recorded her team-leading ninth goal of the season for STM.
In boys’ tennis
■ Centennial 9, Urbana 0. Sunny Singh did not lose a game at No. 1 singles as the Chargers rolled to a home victory. Max Zheng (No. 2 singles), Patrick Kearney (No. 5) and Matthew Scaggs (No. 6) each won all but one game.
■ Champaign Central 9, Danville 0. Nikhil Thope at No. 3 singles and Paul-Gabriel Mitchell at No. 4 swept to 6-0, 6-0 wins, leading the Maroons to a road victory.