Monday's highlights: Oakwood softball stuns Hoopeston Area

In baseball
Class 1A Cissna Park Regional

Area prep statistics: Boys' tennis (May 17)

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

Area prep statistics: Boys' tennis (May 10)


J. Thomas, Centennial    No. 2    13-0    1.000
W. Thomas, Centennial    No 6    8-0    1.000

Chargers edging Maroons in year's action

The times the Maroons and Chargers meet head-to-head on an athletic field are fleeting this school year. A look back at what has transpired in the past nine months, with Centennial holding an 8-5 edge on Central and three contests remaining:

Specialization isn't stopping three-sport stars

The best female hurdler in the state of Illinois nearly didn’t hurdle.

For Salt Fork senior Jenny Kimbro, the indecision she felt her freshman year is almost unimaginable looking back. But during the fall of that year, she contemplated playing softball instead of running track.

Saturday's highlights: M-S soccer rolls past Central

In baseball
LeRoy Invitational

LeRoy 11, Delavan 6. Austin Lane had three hits and Ricky Vermaat and Brett Egan tallied a pair apiece for the Panthers.
LeRoy 10, Midland 4. Lane notched three hits for the second consecutive game in a win.