Tuesday's prep highlights: VanWinkle pushes PBL by Timberwolves

Tuesday's prep highlights: VanWinkle pushes PBL by Timberwolves

In baseball

Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 12, Arthur Okaw Christian 6. The Knights (11-3) broke a 3-all tie with a two-run fifth inning and opened up the gap with seven runs in the sixth inning to seal the home win over the Conquering Riders (2-9) in a nonconference game. Dario Ayala posted four RBI on two hits, while Cody Miller crushed a two-run homer en route to four RBI. Ben Jefson, who went deep on a two-run homer, led AOC.

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 19, Oakwood 6. An eight-run second inning followed by seven runs in the third allowed the visiting Blue Devils (12-5) to take control in a Vermilion Valley Conference win. Cooper Watson contributed four RBI on two hits, while Chase Rademacher was 3 for 4 with three RBI and three runs scored. Noah Ruch led the Comets (8-7) with four RBI on two hits.

Bloomington 13, Champaign Central 6. A five-run first inning gave the Maroons (12-6) an early advantage, but they couldn't hold on in the Big 12 Conference road loss. Joel Sarver doubled in two runs, while Connor Milton scored another pair.

Centennial 7, Danville 1. Hits from Dayton Coleman, Chris Cowser and Eric Hall fueled a four-run second inning for the Chargers (12-4), who rolled to a Big 12 road win. Coleman and Cowser each finished with two RBI, while Jeremy Ervin drove in the lone run for the Vikings (5-7).

Clinton 9, Meridian 5. The visiting Maroons (5-4) fell behind 5-2 but tallied the final seven runs in a Central Illinois Conference result. Rustin Wertz put up three hits and four RBI for Clinton which received three more knocks, including two doubles, from Logan Petersen.

Dwight 11, Watseka 1. The Warriors fell behind 4-0 after the first inning and never recovered in a Sangamon Valley Conference home loss. Shane McDivitt notched two of the three hits for Watseka (5-9).

Judah Christian 8, Blue Ridge 4. Cole Hettmansberger went 3-for-4 with two RBI, while Cade Hettmansberger contributed two hits and an RBI in a nonconference win for the visiting Tribe (4-2). Zach Stephens raced around the basepaths with two stolen bases for the Knights (4-10), while Keegan Lyle notched two hits and an RBI.

LeRoy 12, Hartsburg-Emden 1. Ty Egan and Colin Meyer each posted two hits and two RBI, while Mason Buckles lashed a double and two RBI. Buckles also picked up the win on the mound for the Panthers (12-2) in a six-inning non-league road game.

Milford 10, Westville 0. The host Bearcats (8-5) scored runs in each of the first three innings, taking a 7-0 lead to cruise to a Vermilion Valley win. Brady Marshino went 2 for 4 with two RBI, while Klaytin Hunsinger was 1 for 3 with two RBI. Trey Bryant accounted for one of two hits for Westville (0-19).

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 8, Cissna Park 4. Trey VanWinkle's two-run single in the fifth broke a 2-all tie, as the Panthers (12-5) pulled away for a SVC home win. VanWinkle was also steady on the mound, allowing two runs on three hits over six innings, striking out four. Mario Renteria led the Timberwolves (10-7) with a two-run double.

Rantoul 11, St. Thomas More 1. Will Wake connected for a team-high three hits and drove in two runs for the Eagles (9-7), who took the lead for good with a four-run third inning in the Illini Prairie Conference home tilt. Adam Crites fanned 11 for Rantoul and limited the Sabers (2-12) to one hit, a single from Will Hoerner.

St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Urbana 0. A pitchers' duel tipped in favor of Crayton Burnett, who struck out 10 and forfeited just two hits in a complete-game win for the Spartans (13-5-2) in home non-league play. Adam Rose drove in a run and stole two bases for SJ-O, while Jordan Smith's double paced the visiting Tigers (0-10).

Villa Grove/Heritage 21, Schlarman 0. The Hawks (13-5) had little trouble in a non-league home game, receiving contributions from Carson Howard (three hits, four RBI) and Kane Davison (three hits, two RBI) in a five-inning victory. The Hilltoppers (2-9) got their lone hit from Rance Bryant.

In softball

Arcola 6, Okaw Valley 4. Taylor Spelman and KayLee Hohlbauch each hit twice and drove in two runs for the Purple Riders (5-9), who rallied for four runs in the sixth inning to take the Little Okaw Valley Conference victory at home in seven. Ariana Warren and Avery Kessler also tallied two hits apiece.

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 9, Attica (Ind.) 0. Alyvia Jackson tossed a three-hit shutout in her varsity debut, fanning 11 in the process as the Blue Devils (7-7) won across state lines in non-league play. Laynee Dickison drove in two runs on two hits for visiting BHRA.

Blue Ridge 7, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 0. Avery Place pitched six scoreless innings inside the circle and also collected two hits at the plate in a non-league win for the Knights (8-6). Jasmine Bennett backed up her pitcher's shutout against the Panthers (5-11) with two hits and two RBI. Ashlyn Voyles clubbed her third homer of the year.

Champaign Central 4, Richwoods 3. Rachel Burdette's run-scoring single in the fifth inning keyed the Maroons (3-6) to a Big 12 Conference win at home. Burdette, along with Lexi Williams, finished with two hits and an RBI, while Sydney Cochrane also drove in a run.

Danville 4, Urbana 2. Kaitlyn Loewestein, Jazzmyn Hicks and Karli Johnson each tallied three connections in a 13-hit day for the Vikings (5-4), who prevailed in Big 12 road action. Erin Wright's home run paced the host Tigers (6-7).

Dwight 10, Watseka 4. A double and two RBI from Kennedy Bauer and a two-hit game from Teagan Cawthon wasn't enough to overcome Dwight in a Sangamon Valley Conference road loss for the Warriors (6-7), who fell behind 6-1 after four innings.

Heritage 17, St. Thomas More 12. The host Sabers received two home runs from Elise Henkel and another homer from Emily Ritter, but the visiting Hawks (6-10) prevailed in the nonconference tilt. Bri Struck's four doubles and Kailee Eldridge's four singles paced the Heritage charge.

LeRoy 15, Mt. Pulaski 0. The Panthers (9-7) cleaned up in four innings, pulling ahead with an eight-run opening frame to win the nonconference affair. Olivia Wood went 3 for 3 with three RBI, while Hailie Hahn doubled twice and drove in a run.

Mattoon 18, St. Joseph-Ogden 17. Lauren Trankina counted a grand slam and a solo home run among her 5-for-5 performance, tallying six RBI, but the Spartans (13-3) were still outdone in the non-league home affair. Bailey Dowling added a pair of home runs, driving in four runs, while Savannah Smith and Kaylee Ward each also homered.

Milford/Cissna Park 10, Westville 4. The Bearcats (9-4) fell behind 1-0 after one inning before clapping back for a three-run third inning and five-run fourth inning in a Vermilion Valley Conference home win. Maya McEwen and Kaylee Warren each tallied three RBI for the hosts, while Desi Darnell went 3 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI for the Tigers (3-10).

Oakwood 16-14, Schlarman 1-1. The Comets (9-8) sped to a pair of four-inning victories to complete a VVC doubleheader sweep. Karsen Rupp and Alaina Rothwell each drove in three runs, while Kylie Neuman blasted a homer in the opener for Oakwood. Paiton Frerichs then became the star of the finale, going 3 for 4 with two doubles, three runs and three RBI for the Comets. Cece Damilano's two hits in the opener paced the Hilltoppers (1-11).

Prairie Central 10, Gardner-South Wilmington 0. Brianna Seeman smacked a two-run double and finished among four other Hawks (11-7) with two hits in the nonconference home victory. Heidi Meister tossed a one-hitter while striking out six to earn a complete-game shutout.

Tuscola 3, Teutopolis 0. Natalie Bates went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBI to pace the Warriors (18-1) to a shutout win at home in nonconference play. Kaitlyn Reifsteck yielded just four hits over seven innings while striking out 10.

Unity 16, Fisher 1. Gracie Frye and Elyce Knudsen each ripped a pair of doubles and combined for five RBI in a rout for the Rockets (17-3) against the Bunnies (12-4) on the road. Taylor Henry drove in three runs on one hit for Unity, while Sydney Eichelberger's double paced Fisher.

Villa Grove 2, Casey-Westfield 0. Reagan Cheely was lights out in the ring for the Blue Devils (12-10) in the non-league road win, giving up just four hits, striking out nine and doubling to help her own cause. Vanessa Wright drove in both runs on one hit for Villa Grove.

In girls' soccer

Arthur Okaw Christian 9, Danville First Baptist 0. Madalene Henningsen dented the twine twice, as one of eight different scorers for the Conquering Riders (4-2) in a nonconference road victory.

Champaign Central 3, Urbana 3. After the Tigers (2-7-2) raced to a 3-0 halftime lead, the Maroons (6-3-1) snapped back with goals from Bella Ortiz, Kate Storsved and Ella Kasten to force the Big 12 Conference rivals into a draw.

Danville 4, Peoria Manual 4. Grace Awodeha dented the twine twice, while Blanka Rubio and Lauren Ellis each added goals to push the Vikings (2-10-2) to a draw in the Big 12 road tilt.

Judah Christian 2, Peoria Christian 1. Michelle Miller and Emily Maxwell each potted a goal, while Sa'kinah Williams made 14 saves to guide the Tribe (8-4-3) to a nonconference road win.

Mahomet-Seymour 7, Taylorville 0. Sarah Amjad was one of seven Bulldogs (14-1) to put the ball in the back of the net and added an assist in the Apollo Conference home victory. Cayla Koerner also tallied three assists for the hosts.

St. Teresa 3, Uni High 0. The Illineks (5-4-1) were unable to break through in a nonconference road matchup, falling in shutout fashion.

St. Thomas More 3, Olympia 0. Abby Leibach assisted on Dana Hergenrother's first-half goal before adding a pair of goals in the second half for the Sabers (8-6-1), who shutout their Illini Prairie Conference foe at home.

In track and field

At Champaign. Annabel Thorstenson claimed victory in both shot put and discus for the Centennial girls in a co-ed home dual meet against Normal Community, as the Chargers posted wins in nine of 17 events on the day. Emme Pianfetti took first in the 300-meter hurdles and runner-up in the 100 hurdles. On the boys' side, Eldrick Surheyao was a double winner in the 100 dash and 110 hurdles, while Antonio Buchanan accomplished the same feat with wins in the triple jump and high jump. The Chargers boys also got a trio of individual victories, one from each Luke Manolakes (3,200 run), Kemoni McCullough (400 dash) and Thomas Green (discus).

At Clifton. Watseka boys took runner-up behind host Clifton Central in a quad meet, getting a pair of event wins from Rusty Kuhlmann in shot put and discus along with a first-place result from Keegan Zack in the long jump. Third-place Iroquois West beat out St. Anne, thanks to Max Grant's two-win day in the high jump and 300 hurdles, while Trysten Massey also added a win in discus. On the girls' end, Taylor Stillman (100 hurdles), Reagan Gooding (long jump) and Kinzie Parsons (shot put) took home wins for Watseka, while Jadyn Baker's win in the 3,200 run paced Iroquois West's girls.

At Danville. Host Danville beat out second-place Urbana and third-place Champaign Central in a girls' triangular meet at Danville High School, as the Vikings won 10 of 17 events behind a trio of victories from Ameia Wilson (100 dash, 200 dash, long jump) and Hallee Thomas (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, pole vault). The Tigers came away with a quartet of first-place results, touting Phoebe Gerstenecker (3,200 run), Timiya Johnson (400 dash), Chian Scott (1,600 run) and Lanaeja Carter (shot put) as individual victors. Shannon Tang's win in the 800 run accounted for Central's lone individual victory.

At Monticello. The boys for the host Sages raced to victory in the Piatt-Macon County Invitational behind wins from Josiah Ratts (800 run), Luke Sokolowski (1,600 run) and Garrett Dixon (3,200 run). Makail Stanley won the 100, 200 and 400 dashes to pace Argenta-Oreana, while Cerro Gordo/Bement also garnered a win from Dylan Upton in discus. On the girls' side, Mattie Lieb raced to victory in the 100, 200 and 400 dashes to pace first-place Monticello, which also got a pair of wins from Emelia Ness (100 and 300 hurdles). Trinity Stroisch took third in high jump and fourth in the 800 run to lead Cerro Gordo/Bement, while Heidi Heldt's fifth-place finish in the 800 run was Argenta-Oreana's top individual result.

At Sullivan. Alexa Miller (100 dash, long jump) and Kenli Nettles (100 hurdles, 200 dash) were both double winners for the Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond girls in the Tri-County Invitational at Sullivan High School. The host Redskins also emerged with multiple victories from Esther Miller (400 dash, triple jump). Ella Hopkins' fourth-place finish in shot put paced Arcola. On the boys' side, ALAH garnered its lone first-place individual finish from Austin Romine in the 800 run, while Arcola received event wins from Beau Edwards (1,600 run), Luke Spencer (high jump), Diego Perez (triple jump) and Hugo Garza (discus). Jadon Nuzzo (pole vault) and Leighton Burcham (long jump) posted victories for host Sullivan.

At Tolono. The St. Joseph-Ogden girls thrived in a four-team meet at Unity High School, getting a pair of victories from Maclayne Taylor in the 100 and 200 dashes. Salt Fork, though, answered with its own double winner in Gracie Jessup, who took victory in both the 100 and 300 hurdles. The host Rockets tallied a trio of individual wins from Destiny Williamson (3,200 run), Audrey Hancock (1,600 run) and Aliyah McDaniel (shot put). Quinci Snedeker claimed victory in the 400 dash to give Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman its lone win.

In boys' tennis

At Lincoln. Uni High traveled to Lincoln and swept to a 9-0 victory, as the tandem of Zachary Donnini and Arjun Tangella paced the Illineks in doubles with a 6-0, 6-0 win. Krishna Subbiah, Lawrence Taritsa and Martin Dalling also each posted straight-sets shutouts in singles.

At Mattoon. Centennial blanked Mattoon for a 9-0 road win, as Jared Thomas, Thomas Scaggs, Gunveer Singh, Will Thomas and Albert Ostoja-Starzewski won in both singles and doubles.