Champaign Central has a new boys' basketball coach. And it's a former Illini in Jeff Finke, who has two talented sons. Who played last year at Centennial. What does executive sports editor Fred Kroner think of the hire? Or what does he think of the ongoing spring sports? Ask him ahead of time before his 12:30 p.m. chat on Thursday gets started.
■ Mahomet-Seymour 8, St. Thomas More 2. The visiting Sabers took an early 2-0 lead, but the Bulldogs plated four runs in the second inning to grab a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Brooks Coetzee hit two home runs for M-S and wound up 2 for 3 with three RBI. Teammate Tom Kenney (2 for 3) also hit a home run and contributed three RBI.
In girls’ soccer
■ Central 6, Bloomington 0. Champaign Central’s Maddy Chalifoux scored her 100th career goal. It was one of her four goals for the Maroons. The area’s all-time girls’ soccer career scoring record is 106 goals by 2003 Centennial graduate Megan Bushue.
Tuscola boys’ track and field
Why he was chosen: Gibson, the area leader in the discus, won the shot put and discus at Friday’s Monticello Invitational. He threw 51 feet, 91/2 inches to win the shot put by 7 inches, and
his throw of 161-10 gave him the discus title by 81/2 feet.
■ Centennial 11, Urbana 0. Jeff Lindgren pitched a no-hitter and Dylan Grady belted a solo homer in the third inning and a grand slam in the fourth inning to lead the Chargers (14-3) past the Tigers.
Player, School Pos. Rec. WP
A. Scaggs, Centennial No. 2 5-0 1.000
K. Kim, Centennial No. 5 4-0 1.000
Small, Centennial No. 4 4-0 1.000
Zheng, Centennial No. 2 3-0 1.000
Gunderson, Uni High No. 2 3-0 1.000
S. Guo, University High No. 6 3-0 1.000
Higgs, University High No. 5 3-0 1.000
The high school spring sports season is nearly halfway done. What teams, players and coaches have impressed Fred Kroner? Our resident pre sports expert is chatting away at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. Feel free to ask him questions ahead of time.
By SPENCER BROWN
■ Kankakee 5-0, Rantoul 1-10. Sam Hall and Brad Graybill finished with two hits apiece for Rantoul in the first game. In the second game, Josh Frerichs allowed three hits in a shutout. Graybill doubled and added three RBI.
In boys’ tennis
■ At Urbana. Sunny Singh, Andrew Scaggs, Matthew Scaggs, Wyatt Small and Kevin Kim all won in singles and doubles, leading Centennial to a 9-0 victory against Urbana.