Saturday's highlights: SJ-O softball wins M-S Invite

In baseball

Lincoln-Way West 5, Champaign Central 1. JOEL SPAULDING had two hits and scored the host Maroons' only run on a double by KURTIS BROWN in the championship game of the 22nd Charlie Due tournament.

Urbana 1 STM 8 boys Tennis April 5 2012

Photos from  the tennis meet between Urbana and Saint Thomas More  in Urbana, IL.  Thursday, April 5, 2012.

Thursday's prep highlights: Quinn sparkles for PBL

In baseball

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 5, St. Thomas More 2. The host Panthers got three RBI from JIMMY QUINN while DREW SCHRODT (RBI) and JAY ESHLEMAN (run) each had a hit.

Charleston 13, Urbana 7. Salman Khan (two runs) and MICHAEL THOMPSON each had two hits and two RBI for the host Tigers.

Saturday's highlights: Gremer fires no-hitter for Urbana

In baseball

Urbana 5, Rantoul 0. Conner Gremer pitched a no-hitter and struck out six to lead the Tigers to a road win. Tanner Russell had four hits, including a double and triple, and scored three runs for Urbana.

Kroner's spring preview: Boys' tennis


Champaign Central

Saturday's prep highlights: SJ-O sweeps twin bill

In baseball

St. Joseph-Ogden 2-12, Danville 1-2. LOUIS ACKLIN scattered four hits in six innings to pick up the win for the host Spartans in Game 1. ANDY BENSYL put SJ-O ahead with a two-run double in the third. In the nightcap, AARON WOLLER had three hits (two doubles) and three RBI to pace the SJ-O offense. HUNTER HART added two hits and two RBI.

STM's Baillon continues to make racket on state scene

CHAMPAIGN — Madie Baillon's singles record this season was 22-3.

It was the smaller number, though, that had the biggest impact on the larger number.

And there was one match, in particular, that showed just how far Baillon, St. Thomas More's standout junior, has advanced in her tennis career.

Girls' Tennis Coach of the Year: Danville's Mark Bacys

Why he won: The Vikings won the Big 12 Conference championship and later earned the sectional title while sending two doubles teams to the state tourney.

Season highlight: "Winning the conference championship and the first sectional title since 2003."

Thursday's prep highlights: Baillon, Hansen stay alive

In girls' tennis

At Mount Prospect. Madie Baillon of St. Thomas More and Allison Hansen of Centennial won first-round singles matches at the rain-interrupted IHSA state tournament.

With weather preventing some matches from being completed, the IHSA announced on its website that the back draw has been canceled.