Monday's prep highlights: Maroons win on new field

Monday's prep highlights: Maroons win on new field

In boys' baseball

Champaign Central 3, Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 1. Connor Milton reached base in all three of his at-bats and scored twice as the host Maroons (1-0) christened their new turf field at Spalding Park with its first victory, taking down the Blue Devils (0-1) in nonconference action. Milton posted three hits, while teammate Joel Sarver collected two RBI for Central and Jake Meyer tossed 5 1 / 3 innings of nine-strikeout ball. Eric Watson (two hits) and Chase Rademacher (one run) paced the BHRA offense.

St. Joseph-Ogden 10, Villa Grove/Heritage 0. Adam Rose and Keegan McCarty combined to allow two hits while striking out 10, leading the visiting Spartans (1-0) past the Hawks (0-1) in nonconference play. Kaden Jacobs drove in three runs on two hits for SJ-O, which received two RBI from Sam Wesley. Carson Howard and Nick Coffin knocked VG/H's hits.

In girls' soccer

Mahomet-Seymour 8, Uni High 0. Brooke Benson, Brea Benson and Maddy Wade each netted two goals to lift the visiting Bulldogs (1-0) past the Illineks (0-1) in nonconference play. Joining those three on the scoresheet for M-S were Cayla Koerner and Maddie Louis, while Koerner and Haley Lester notched two assists apiece. Alese Hutchison notched the two-save shutout in net.

St. Teresa 5, Danville 0. The Vikings (0-1) opened their run at the St. Teresa Tournament in Decatur with a loss to the host.

In girls' track & field

At Bloomington. Danville recorded the area's best finish at the Big 12 Conference Indoor Championships, hosted by Illinois Wesleyan's Shirk Center, thanks to solid performances from Ameia Wilson and Hallee Thomas. The University of Michigan signee Wilson won the 60-meter dash (7.76 seconds), 200 dash (25.08) and long jump (18 feet, 1 / 2 inch) while also helping the Vikings' 1,600 relay to a leading time of 1:48.58 along with Thomas, Latora Baker and Nau'tika Conaway. Thomas won the 60 hurdles (9.55) and placed third in the pole vault (9-0) as well. Danville's 58 points left it in fifth out of 11 teams. Champaign Central potted 26 points to place seventh, keyed by Shannon Tang in the 3,200 run (second in 12:16.46), Jillian Devine in the high jump (third at 4-6) and Mia Blackwell in the triple jump (third at 32-31 / 4). Urbana landed eighth with 22 points, led by Celia Barbieri in the 1,600 run (second in 5:47.55) and the Tigers' 1,600 relay unit of Timiya Johnson, Dasauna Combs, DiamonAsia Taylor and Kynzee Boastick (second in 4:25.47). Centennial rounded out the local contingent in ninth with 18 points. The Chargers' top efforts came from Lia Potter in the 400 dash (second in 1:02.80) and their 800 relay of Sifa Mondika, Potter, Emme Pianfetti and Shade' Owojori (third in 1:55.82).

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