Wheeler rolling along
FARMER CITY – Jordan Wheeler homered twice to set a school record for career round-trippers and lead the Blue Ridge softball team to its 16th straight victory, 5-1 against Rantoul on Saturday.
Wheeler also pitched a complete-game four-hitter and struck out 10. Her two solo homers gave Wheeler nine for her career.
Marcie Crawford also homered for the Knights (21-5). Kelsey Gass homered for the Eagles.
Unity Tournament. Brooke Chilton had two hits and an RBI for the host Rockets in a 10-2 loss to Casey-Westfield. Ashley Bass added two hits. In a later game, Kasie Woodworth drove in three runs and had two hits for Unity in a 9-7 loss to Carterville. Aeriel Fender added two hits and an RBI for the Rockets.
MacArthur 11-4, Central 0-2. Claire Feely went 2 for 2 for Champaign Central in the opener of its doubleheader loss to visiting Decatur MacArthur. Monica Rondon homered for the Maroons in Game 2.
Normal Community 17, Centennial 0. Kaley Barak singled in the second inning for the Chargers' lone hit in a 4 1/2-inning loss at Normal Community.
Bloomington 7-12, Urbana 0-0. The Tigers committed nine errors while being swept at home by Bloomington.
Southmont 10-5, G-RF 0-13. Georgetown-Ridge Farm capitalized on 14 walks to win Game 2 of a doubleheader against visting Southmont of Crawfordsville, Ind. The Buffaloes (7-14) were held to one hit in the five-inning opener.
Beecher 12, GCMS 0. Mallory Ivers held Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley to one hit in the Falcons' six-inning home defeat.
In girls' track & field:
At Champaign. Destiny Carter won three events to lead Danville to second place in the nine-team Champaign Central Invitational. Carter captured the 100- and 400-meter dashes as well as the long jump. The Vikings scored 130 points to trail only Mount Prospect (165).
Alexis Jimson-Miller of Danville won the 100 hurdles and placed second in the 200.
The Vikings also captured the 400 relay.
Fifth-place Centennial finished first in two relays. The 1,600 relay foursome of Paige Tieman, Neli Crawford, Erica Disch and Imy Bullock won by 5.68 seconds. The 3,200 relay unit of Taylor Staab, Audrey White, Crawford and Hannah Cuttell built a winning margin of 14.72 seconds.
At Oregon. Alyssa Wood won the 200 and 400 and ran on two first-place relay to lead Urbana to the team title of the 13-school Oregon Invitational.
The Tigers scored 129 points, 28 more than runner-up Byron.
Wood, Shelby Stevenson, Dominique Johnson and Lateshia Dove combined to win the 400 relay. Wood and Stevenson were joined by Nicole Choquette and McKenzie White on the first-place 1,600 relay.
Other individual Tiger champions were Dove (100) and Stevenson (pole vault).
In boys' tennis:
At Champaign. Nicholas Oporto of Centennial captured the No. 1 singles title at the Charger Invitational with a 6-3, 6-4 victory against Hayden Esker of Effingham St. Anthony. Mauricio Gonzalez of the Chargers won No. 2 singles, defeating Cole Heuerman of St. Anthony 6-0, 6-3.
St. Anthony claimed the team crown, while the Centennial Blue team placed fourth in the 11-school field.
In girls' soccer:
Urbana 4, St. Thomas More 2. Melinda Mendoza scored two second-half goals to break a tie and lift Urbana.
Centennial 7, Danville 0. Dagny Olson scored three goals and assisted on two others to lead the Charges to a home victory. Jenna Eaton added a goal and three assists.
Normal U-High 1, Central 0. Jordan Slade had eight saves for Champaign Central in a Senior Day home loss.