Monday's highlights: Salt Fork softball erupts for 31 runs

In baseball
■ Mahomet-Seymour 11, Champaign Central 7.
Down to its final out with the bases empty, the Bulldogs erupted for six runs to stun the host Maroons. Joe Kenney and Cullen Day each had two-run singles in the seventh for M-S, and winning pitcher Chris Redman held Central to two hits over the final four innings.

Thursday's prep highlights: Marquez powers Cissna Park

CISSNA PARK — Josh Marquez went 3 for 3 with four RBI, leading Cissna Park to a 10-6 victory and a split in its baseball doubleheader against Momence on Thursday.

The Timberwolves lost the first game 13-11.

In the second game, Alex Rabe hit a two-run home run and Jacob Marquez went 3 for 4 with two RBI.

Saturday's prep highlights: Staske fans 15 in Chargers' win

In softball
Bradley-Bourbonnais 12-6, Rantoul 2-5. HANNAH CARGO and DIAMOND WALKER each drove in a run for the Eagles, who lost in five innings. In the second game, LACEY BERTRAM had three hits while CARSON CHURCH, KAYLEE DENTON and KATEY SILVER each had two hits to go along with an RBI.  

All-Area Girls' Tennis Coach of Year: Danville's Mark Bacys

Second-year head coach guided the Vikings to a second consecutive sectional championship (for the first time since 2002 and ‘03) as well as a first-place finish in the Big 12 Conference tournament and also the Mattoon Invitational.

All-Area Girls' Tennis POY: Centennial's Allison Hansen

CHAMPAIGN — On the way to becoming the area’s best girls’ tennis player, Allison Hansen always found herself matched up against the opponent’s premier singles player.

That’s the obligation of holding the No. 1 position on a team.

Hansen is no stranger to tough matches. Or success.

Saturday's prep highlights: Hansen, Danville shine on state courts

In girls' tennis
Hansen, Lewises go 3-2.
Allison Hansen of Centennial and the Danville doubles team of Rachel Lewis and Becca Lewis saw their runs at the IHSA girls’ tennis state tournament end Saturday with a loss.

Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial's Hansen shines at state tennis

In girls’ tennis

At suburban Chicago. Allison Hansen of Centennial fell one win short of advancing to the singles quarterfinals at the IHSA state tournament.
The Chargers senior won her first two matches in straight sets before losing to Sycamore’s Angela Ye 6-0, 0-6, 6-3 in the third round.

Danville claims sectional title — by a nose

URBANA — How close was the battle between Danville and Centennial for the Champaign Central Sectional team title?

Tournament officials needed to go to the fifth tiebreaker in the IHSA manual Saturday to determine a champion.

Teams of the Week: Danville girls' tennis in spotlight


The Big 12 champion Vikings ran the table in doubles. Rachael and Becca Lewis prevailed at No. 1 doubles, as did Amy Shah and Neha Patel at No. 2 and Courtney Hart and Taylor Ellis at No. 3. Shah, Ellis, Patel and Hart were each triumphant in singles as coach Mark Bacys’ team extended its streak of Big 12 titles to three.

Athletes of the Week: Hansen and Bouse

Allison Hansen
Centennial, tennis

Recently: Won the No. 1 singles title at the Big 12 meet, dominating the championship match 6-0, 6-1 and improving to
In her own words: “One of my goals is definitely to win sectional. Last year I won my first two matches at state, so I want to do better this year, too.”