Knights' Wheeler perfect

Knights' Wheeler perfect

PEORIA – Jordan Wheeler tossed a five-inning perfect game and blasted a two-run home run for Blue Ridge in a 14-0 win against Peoria Manual on Saturday in softball. Melinda Wilson and Casey Thomas also connected for homers.

The Knights won the second game 15-2 behind Marcie Crawford, who worked around two errors to pitch a no-hitter. Crawford also had two hits and three RBI. Jade O'Neal added two hits and two RBI for Blue Ridge, which also got a three-run homer from Jordyn Fones.

Normal Community 7-3, Danville 1-1. Kaitlyn Baxter tripled and scored the only run in Game 1 for the Vikings. Morgan King doubled and drove in the lone run in the nightcap.

Sullivan 9-5, Beecher City 0-4. Tabitha Davis pitched a four-hit shutout, striking out 13 in Game 1 for the host Redskins. Hillary Bragg picked up two hits for Sullivan in Game 2.

MacArthur 10-13, Urbana 6-3. Jasmine White had six hits and drove in four runs on the day for the visiting Tigers.

Centennial 8-7, Decatur Eisenhower 1-12. Paige Johnson collected four hits and drove in three runs on the day for the host Chargers. Katie Blas went 3 for 5 in Game 2 with two runs and an RBI.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 1-2, Peotone 0-1. Liz Satterlee fired a one-hit shutout and struck out eight for the host Panthers in their first game on their new field. Brooke Allen and Shelby Emberson each drove in a run for PBL in Game 2.

Watseka 20-11, Milford/Cissna Park 5-7. Erin Cowan belted seven hits (three doubles) and drove in six runs in the doubleheader sweep for the visiting Warriors.

Kloie McCann hit three doubles and drove in three runs in the opener. Kat Grimes had three hits and scored three times in Game 1. Kaity Johnson drove in three runs in the second game.

St. Joseph-Ogden 17, Pleasant Plains 4. Elizabeth Everingham tossed a two-hit shutout for the Spartans in the first game of the Pinckneyville Invitational. Taylor Franzen collected four hits and scored a pair of runs for SJ-O, which got a homer from Hannah Bowen.

St. Joseph-Ogden 7, Carterville 2. Everingham improved to 10-0 and hit a homer for the Spartans. Stephanie Canfield homered for SJ-O.

Pinckneyville 10, St. Joseph-Ogden 9. The Spartans fell to 17-2 on the season despite three hits and four RBI from Everingham. Canfield (two hits, two runs, two stolen bases) and Audra James (two hits, three runs) also contributed offensively.

In girls' soccer:

At East Moline. Dagny Olson scored five goals for Centennial in a 7-0 victory against Sterling in the third-place match of the East Moline Invitational.

The Chargers lost in the semifinals on penalty kicks to United Township.

In the quarterfinals, the Chargers (8-1-1) defeated Galesburg 1-0 on a goal by Katelynn Martinez on a pass from Megan Hinds. Martinez found the back of the net two minutes after goalkeeper Micaela McLennand came up with a save on a penalty kick.

In girls' track and field:

At Fairbury. Sarah Oprondek and Carlyn Seeman each cleared 8 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault to lead Prairie Central to a win in its own 12-team invitational. Abby Popejoy finished second in the 400, as did the 400 relay team for the Hawks.

In boys' track and field:

At Fairbury. Gus Johnson cleared 6 feet to win the high jump and Brandon Beyers (10-0) edged teammate Dakota Cabbage (8-0) in the pole vault for Prairie Central, which finished third to Bloomington Central Catholic and Heyworth in its invitational. Stirling Sommer finished second to two-time state champion Ben Asmus in the 400.

At Urbana. The Tigers finished seventh in their 11-team invitational, thanks to Brandon Carrel's winning performance (12-6) in the pole vault.

Akeem Johnson finished second in the high jump, third in the long jump and seventh in the triple jump for the Tigers. Urbana's 1,600 relay team finished fifth, and Eric Jamerson was fourth in the shot put.

Other top performers for the Tigers were Savonce Mixon, who finished eighth in the 400, and Avery Queen, who was seventh in the 300 hurdles.

Rantoul's Taylor Behn and Seth Wilson finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the shot put. Matt Hazel was eighth in the 1,600 and the Eagles' 400 relay team got sixth.

In boys' tennis:

At Danville. The doubles team of Love Shah and Matt Kidwell picked up the only win of the day for Danville in an 8-1 loss to Normal U-High.

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