■ Mahomet-Seymour 8, St. Thomas More 2. The visiting Sabers took an early 2-0 lead, but the Bulldogs plated four runs in the second inning to grab a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Brooks Coetzee hit two home runs for M-S and wound up 2 for 3 with three RBI. Teammate Tom Kenney (2 for 3) also hit a home run and contributed three RBI.
TOLONO — Jacob Behrens goes to track and field meets knowing he has a shot. The confidence belonging to the St. Joseph-Ogden senior stems from having an event-specific coach.
He is now a bona fide contender in the shot put. Behrens’ coach couldn’t be on site Friday for the 17-school Unity Invitational.
Player/School AB R H RBI AVG.
Volz, Ridgvw 42 17 27 18 .643
Snider, Centrl 47 22 28 15 .596
M. Davis, Centen 45 23 26 17 .578
Rogers, Fisher 60 20 34 19 .567
Coetzee, M-S 43 15 24 26 .558
Z. Bates, Tuscl 33 11 18 11 .545
Lane, LeRoy 33 16 18 9 .545
Aeilts, Centrl 41 26 22 17 .537
CHAMPAIGN — Amby Burfoot is a storyteller.
The 1968 Boston Marathon winner and former longtime editor-in-chief of Runner’s World magazine spent his entire hour as Friday’s keynote speaker of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon telling stories of his running career that is into its sixth decade.
CHAMPAIGN — Michael Frintner had no preconceived notions about Friday night’s Presence Covenant Medical Center Illinois 5K.
ST. JOSEPH — Mady Poulter stands alone — but not apart — on the state-ranked St. Joseph-Ogden softball team.
The slick-fielding shortstop is the lone senior on the SJ-O roster.
She was understandably concerned when learning in the preseason that two teammates — including the other senior, Molly McElwee — were going to be sidelined all year with injuries.
In girls’ soccer
■ Central 6, Bloomington 0. Champaign Central’s Maddy Chalifoux scored her 100th career goal. It was one of her four goals for the Maroons. The area’s all-time girls’ soccer career scoring record is 106 goals by 2003 Centennial graduate Megan Bushue.
Player, School AB R H RBI AVG.
Poulter, SJ-O 47 30 31 22 .660
Brunner, Mahomet-Seymour 13
Chalifoux, Central 12
Haney, Mahomet-Seymour 11
Johnson-Monfort, Mahomet-Seymour 8
Lilly, University High 7
L. Taylor, Centennial 5
Torres, Danville 5
Fulk, Mahomet-Seymour 4
CHAMPAIGN — There will be no shortage of runners in town Saturday. In addition to the seventh Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, Champaign Central will hold its 10th girls’ track and field invitational at Centennial High School.