HS Tennis: Central vs Danville

Danville traveled to Champaign for a prep tennis match Thursday April 16, 2015.

Wednesday's prep highlights: Parker paces SJ-O

In baseball

■ St. Joseph-Ogden 10, Unity 0. Dalton Parker (5-0) pitched a three-hit shutout and struck out nine as the Spartans (14-3) beat visiting Unity (13-4). Parker drove in four runs, and teammate Aaron Schluter had three RBI.

Eureka move shakes up conferences

The constant on the prep sports scene, it seems, is change.

Earlier in the school year, Maroa-Forsyth announced it’s leaving the Okaw Valley Conference after the 2015-16 school year.

That conference will operate with five schools.

This week, officials at Eureka confirmed intentions to withdraw from the Corn Belt Conference following the 2015-16 school year.

Tuesday's prep highlights: SJ-O edges Unity in baseball

In baseball

■ St. Joseph-Ogden 2, Unity 0. Cole Berry fanned nine Rockets over seven innings. Zeke Eisenmenger was 2 for 2 for the host Rockets.

■ Central 8, Danville 1. Alec Barger struck out six batters, allowed two hits and did not allow an earned run for the Maroons.

Athletes of the Week: Williams and Tabb

Alex Williams
Rantoul boys’ track and field

Why he was chosen: Williams won the discus last Wednesday in a three-team meet in Danville and helped the Eagles win their first meet since 2011. Rantoul repeated as meet winner Saturday in its own eight-school invitational, and Williams was a double winner in the shot put and discus.

Area statistics: Boys' tennis (April 14)


Player, School Pos. Rec. WP

A. Scaggs, Centennial No. 3 2-0 1.000

Gunderson, University High No. 1 1-0 1.000

C. Guo, Centennial No. 2 1-0 1.000

S. Guo, University High No. 6 1-0 1.000

Higgs, University High No. 5 1-0 1.000

K. Kim, Centennial No. 6 1-0 1.000

Small, Centennial No. 5 1-0 1.000

Saturday's prep highlights: Urbana baseball sweeps

In baseball

Urbana 11-16, Peoria 6-1. Isaiah Fitzgerald had two hits in the first game for the Tigers. Britton Roberts added two RBI. In the second game, Fitzgerald had three RBI.

Thursday's highlights: Little action on stormy evening

In baseball

■ Tuscola 24, Clinton 2. Tommy Watson was a human hitting machine for the Warriors. He blasted a three-run homer in the second inning and followed up with a grand slam in the fourth. He crossed the plate five times and drove in eight runs as the Warriors clobbered Clinton.