Retiring executive sports editor FRED KRONER has seen a lot in his 34 years at The News-Gazette. Each Sunday until his last day, he’ll share his most memorable stories:
There seems to be a perception that when an individual or a team is anointed as the best at something, then everyone else is chopped liver.
Let’s quickly set that myth to rest.
■ St. Thomas More 4, Fisher 0. Brandon Taylor pitched a complete-game three-hitter, striking out six, for the host Sabers. Carson Kasbergen and Harrison York had two hits apiece for STM (10-13). Fisher’s Brett Cagle struck out five in 51/3 innings.
■ Centennial 13, Danville 5. Quin Nottingham had a pair of doubles and swiped two bases as the Chargers topped the Vikings. Tristan Wolfe smashed a double for the Vikings.
Bulletin board: News & notes from around the area
IBCA honors area coaches
NORMAL — Eighteen head coaches from the area or with area connections received Coach of the Year awards on Saturday from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.
Blue Ridge baseball
Why he was chosen: Williamson flashed his versatility last week in a pair of Heart of Illinois Conference wins for the Knights. He went 3 for 4 with three RBI in a victory against Heyworth and followed that up with two hits while throwing a two-hitter to beat Ridgeview.
Player, School Pos. Rec. WP
A. Scaggs, Centennial No. 3 8-0 1.000
Zheng, Centennial No. 2 6-0 1.000
S. Guo, University High No. 6 4-0 1.000
Higgs, University High No. 5 4-0 1.000
C. Guo, Centennial No. 6 2-0 1.000
M. Scaggs, Centennial No. 4 13-2 .867
Singh, Centennial No. 1 13-2 .867
■ Monticello 5, Tri-Valley 4. The visiting Sages managed to earn the nonconference win — their 20th of the season — despite allowing three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Austin Hopper (3 for 4, three RBI) contributed in a big way for Monticello, with Ryne Bundy (2 for 3) and David Vanderkloot (2 for 4, RBI) also chipping in for the Sages (20-3).
■ Oakwood 14, Schlarman 0. Oakwood’s Hunter Phelps struck out nine in a six-inning perfect game, with the Comets cutting the game short thanks to eight runs in the top of the sixth. Skylar Bolton and Cameron Cawley each went 3 for 4 for Oakwood, and six different Comets drove in a run apiece.