Tennis

Tennis

Thursday's highlights: Chargers tennis duo stays alive

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — The Centennial doubles team of Matthew Scaggs and Jared Thomas won three of four matches Thursday at the IHSA state tennis tournament.

Area prep statistics: Boys' tennis (May 24)

Singles
Athlete, School    Pos.    Rec.    Pct.

Behrensmeyer, St. Thomas More    No. 3    7-0    1.000
Guo, University High    No. 6    7-0    1.000

Urbana tennis leads strong state contingent

URBANA — Urbana had a state qualifier every spring from 1997 to 2004. Then again for three more years starting in 2006.

Friday's highlights: PBL, SJ-O boys win sectionals

In baseball
Centennial 14, LaSalle-Peru 4. Matt Davis and Luke Smith each went 4 for 5 with three RBI for the Chargers in a nonconference rout in LaSalle. Corey Hall also drove in three runs for Centennial.

Monday's highlights: Oakwood softball stuns Hoopeston Area

In baseball
Class 1A Cissna Park Regional

Area prep statistics: Boys' tennis (May 17)

Singles
Athlete, School    Pos.    Rec.    Pct.

Behrensmeyer, St. Thomas More    No. 3    7-0    1.000
Guo, University High    No. 6    6-0    1.000

Saturday's highlights: PBL baseball earns crown

In baseball

■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 6, Clifton Central 2. The host Panthers (24-5) clinched an outright Sangamon Valley Conference title behind a dominant pitching performance from Andrew Zenner, who struck out 11 and gave up three hits in six innings. Zenner also drove in two runs, both on sacrifice flies, and teammate Wyatt Kingery went 2 for 3 with two RBI.

May 18 prep sports chat

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 12:30pm

What area athletes could win a state title at the state track and field meet in Charleston? Who among small-school baseball and softball teams might make a deep postseason run? Who are some contenders for The News-Gazette's All-Area teams? Anything is fair game in preps coordinator Anthony Zilis' weekly chat, which gets bumped up a day to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Athletes of the Week: Erickson and Smith

Andrew Erickson, Tuscola baseball

Why he was chosen: The sophomore had three games with three RBI last week, including a bases-clearing double during a 7-4 win against Sullivan that clinched the outright Central Illinois Conference title for the Warriors, who are 25-3.

Tuesday's highlights: Rockets win Okaw

In baseball