Noe measures up for Sabers

TOLONO – Brandon Noe's discus throw at the Unity Invitational track and field meet Friday was so long that officials couldn't measure it.

At least not at first.

Bunnies stay perfect in league

FISHER – Fisher remained unbeaten in the Heart of Illinois Conference as Taw Fredrickson outdueled Blue Ridge's Cody Warren for a 1-0 Bunnies baseball victory Tuesday.

Steffen's triple lifts LeRoy in 16-inning thriller

LeROY – Eric Steffen's two-run triple drove in the winning runs as LeRoy outlasted Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 4-3 on Monday in a 16-inning prep baseball game.

Steffen had four hits, and his last one ended the four-hour affair. The game was tied at 2 for 12 innings before GCMS pushed across a run in the top of the 16th. LeRoy responded with two.

Romshek perfect for Falcons

DEER CREEK – Regan Romshek fired a perfect to lead Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to a 3-0 softball victory Friday against Deer Creek-Mackinaw.

Romshek struck out 14 to improve to 8-3.

Kaiti Bowen homered and drove in two for the Falcons (9-4). Desiree Mouser also had an RBI in the win.

Previously unbeaten SJ-O softball falls

STANFORD – Olympia scored with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to hand previously unbeaten St. Joseph-Ogden a 2-1 softball loss Monday in a matchup of Class 2A state powers.

Spartans senior Jenna Slifer held Olympia to four hits and struck out six in a pitching duel with Dani Williams.

Vannoy keeps M-S baseball perfect

MAROA – Josh Raymond and Andrew Lawson drove in three runs apiece as Mahomet-Seymour remained perfect with a 13-3 victory against Maroa-Forsyth in prep baseball Tuesday.

Colton Nelson, Jason Zeigler and Alex Smith had two hits apiece as M-S improved to 7-0.

Starter Drew Vannoy did not allow an earned run in 41/3 innings.

East Central 9, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 7. Tyler Sanderson went 3 for 4 and Spencer Lowe drove in four runs to power the host Panthers. Hunter Tweedy and Aaron Larson added two RBI apiece.

Al-Qadi sparks Chargers in opening win

CHAMPAIGN – Nora Al-Qadi scored in the second minute and Centennial went on to a season-opening 2-0 victory against Urbana Uni High in girls' prep soccer Tuesday.

Grace Ayodele scored in the second half. Keeper Micaela McLennand made two saves. Uni's Eunjung Kim had eight saves.

St. Thomas More 2, Judah Christian 1. Ellie McGrew scored from Ashley Cox in the second half for the decisive goal. The host Sabers also got a first-half goal from Jade Brinkoetter, with Cox assisting.

Latsko fires no-hitter for Sages

MONTICELLO – Jordan Latsko pitched a five-inning no-hitter, striking out 11 for the Monticello baseball team in the host Sages' 13-0 win against South Piatt on Monday. A fifth-inning error prevented Latsko from recording a perfect game.

Latsko aided his own cause at the plate, going 3 for 4 with three RBI. Conner Dalzell recorded three hits and Mitch Milton had two doubles and two RBI for Monticello.

Hoopeston Area 9, Armstrong-Potomac 7. Kyle Hufford went 3 for 3 with an RBI for the host Cornjerkers.

Brubaker powers Monticello

DECATUR — Clint Brubaker scored a game-high 16 points, leading Monticello to a 54-39 victory against Tuscola on Wednesday at the Okaw Valley Conference boys’ basketball tournament.
Chase Little topped the Warriors with 15 points.

Blue sparkles in return; A-L snaps skid

DECATUR — Jamie Blue, who was sidelined for six weeks with a broken hand, produced a triple-double in her first game back to lead Urbana University High to an 81-26 girls’ basketball victory against Decatur Christian on Monday.
Blue, a sophomore guard, finished with 34 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Emma Hoyer contributed 18 points and eight rebounds to the win. Rachel Harmon also scored in double figures for the Illineks with 12 points.