PONTIAC — The merger between the Okaw Valley and Corn Belt conferences is complete.
Pontiac became the final school to approve the new conference at Tuesday’s school board meeting, meaning a new 10-team league commences beginning with the 2017-18 school year.
PBR Super Prep Series
■ Champaign Central 2, Memorial (N.J.) 1. The Maroons trailed in the sixth inning, but Matt Brown, Tanner Gordon and Zak Hartleb tallied consecutive hits, with Hartleb and Joe Bagger driving in the tying and winning runs at Louisville, Ky. Justin Willis allowed just three hits.
■ Centennial 7, Stagg 4. After falling behind 2-1, the Chargers rallied for four runs in the third inning and held on for the victory. Quin Nottingham went 2 for 4 with a double and Kellen Sarver drove in a pair of runs for the Chargers. Hurler Jordan Williams got the victory, and Sarver picked up the save.
All the All-Area teams for our winter sports have been unveiled. What do you think? How do the packages come about? What spring sports are catching your eye? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to answer any of your questions at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday in his weekly chat. Feel free to submit questions ahead of time.
Fernandes, Urbana No. 4 3-0 1.000
Paul, Urbana No. 2 2-0 1.000
Bush, Danville No. 2 2-0 1.000
Choi, University High No. 5 1-0 1.000
■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 7-8 South Newton (Ind.) 0-7. Wyatt Kingery struck out 10 as he no-hit South Newton while allowing one walk in the first game. Jonny Walder was 5 for 6 on the day.
■ Bismarck-Henning 12, Judah Christian 1. Winning pitcher Dylan Dodd (5-0), who struck out 10, allowed two hits and no earned runs in five innings for the host Blue Devils. Ethan Allsopp had two doubles, two RBI and three runs in the victory. Nicholas Limentato and Brayden Mitchell had hits for the Tribe.