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Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial, Central post baseball wins

In baseball
■ Centennial 1, Urbana 0. Jeff Lindgren struck out 14 batters and Anthony Martin (2 for 3, double) scored the winning run in the seventh inning on a wild pitch for the host Chargers.

Prep highlights from Thursday

In baseball
■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 3, St. Thomas More 2. Johnathon Walder struck out four in a complete game for PBL. Drew Schrodt and Dustin Mercer had two hits apiece. Martin Mennenga had a hit and an RBI. Josh Koerner was 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Sabers. Harrison York had two hits and scored a run. Austin Tabeling struck out five and had an RBI.

Prep Tennis: Urbana vs. St. Thomas More 2014

Urbana vs. St. Thomas More in a prep tennis match at Blair Park in Urbana on Thursday April 10, 2014.

Tuesday, April 8 highlights: Gross leads Broncos

In baseball
■ Cerro Gordo/Bement 11, Okaw Valley 5. Connor Gross drove in three runs and pitched a complete-game six-hitter, leading host CG/B to a come-from-behind victory. Trailing 5-4, the Broncos scored seven runs in the sixth inning to take command. Steve Isbell contributed two hits and two RBI to the win.

Chart toppers: Area boys' tennis notes

Chart toppers

Today’s topic: Area boys’ tennis notes, courtesy Fred Kroner

Centennial

Fred Kroner: Challenging times for IHSA

BLOOMINGTON — The IHSA, in some quarters, is viewed as the Evil Empire.

It’s a perception that is prevalent among those with gripes about an organization in its 114th year of existence.

Some criticize the IHSA for its multiplier policy that is applied to non-boundaried schools.

Others don’t like the number of championships that are permitted in a particular sport.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Denault keeps PBL perfect

In baseball

■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 8, Oakwood 4. Axl Denault had three hits and drove in five runs as the Panthers (5-0) remained unbeaten. Dustin Mercer earned the pitching win, and Hunter Johnson picked up a save with 22/3 innings of scoreless relief. Oakwood’s Kyle Girton was 3 for 3.

Saturday's prep highlights: Central's Altmyer tosses no-hitter

In baseball

■ Central 7-6, Pontiac 0-1. Alec Altmyer struck out 11 in a complete-game no-hitter in Game 1. Joe Aeilts and Jake Snider each had two hits and an RBI. In the second game, Tanner Gordon struck out eight in six innings to record his first win. Connor Mapes had three hits and two RBI.