Friday prep highlights: Fitton’s no-hitter sparks Panthers

PAXTON — Luke Fitton didn’t need much offensive support on Friday.

The Paxton-Buckley-Loda baseball team delivered six hits en route to a 6-0 Sangamon Valley Conference home win against Dwight, but Fitton did the rest.

Fitton struck out 11 while throwing a no-hitter as PBL (18-2) won its third straight game. Kaleb Denault went 2 for 2 with two RBI to lead the Panthers’ offense.

Thursday's highlights: Wolken collects 1,000th coaching win

In baseball

Mahomet-Seymour 8, Prairie Central 1. Austin Biehl started the game in style for the Bulldogs (13-9) with a leadoff first-inning homer in a game played at Mahomet. Dylan Gates was 2 for 3 with a double and a triple for M-S. The Hawks fell to 12-13.

On campus: Ex-area athletes star for UI track and field

Contributor Troy Gentle catches up with ex-area standouts excelling in college

Hosting duties: Looking ahead to the postseason

Buffaloes relying on youth

GEORGETOWN — Colton Leake spent his first year at Georgetown-Ridge Farm evaluating raw skills, and not just during the spring season.

Everingham's team rolling along in league play

CATLIN — Elizabeth Everingham is in the perfect situation to start her high school coaching career.

She’s a first-year coach in charge of a Salt Fork program with no seniors and only one junior, outfielder Cadia Sands. The remaining squad members are sophomores or freshmen.

Athletes of the Week (week of April 27)

Chris Monroe

Centennial baseball

Why he was chosen: The senior hit .692 last week with a home run and 10 RBI to go along with five doubles, a triple and six runs scored in helping the Chargers post their first winning streak of the season.

Area softball stats (through April 26)

Batting Averages 

Player/School      AB    R    H    RBI    AVG.

HS Softball: Salt Fork vs. Oakwood

Salt Fork hosted Oakwood in Catlin on Wednesday April 26, 2017.