URBANA GIRLS' TRACK AND FIELD
The Tigers enjoyed their most productive season in history. Coach Amy Boscolo's team set four school records and had Class 2A state placers in five events. McKenzie White won three medals.
ST. JOSEPH-OGDEN SOFTBALL
TOLONO – Caleb Rice drove in Austin Fender from second base with two outs in the seventh inning to lift Unity to a 5-4 victory against Oakwood on Saturday in a Class 2A regional semifinal baseball game.
Cameron Ford, Danville, Senior, Track
Recently: Was a two-event winner in the Big 12 Conference meet, winning the shot put and discus and helping the Vikings finish in second place.
Quote: "This is my third year to win discus, and I wanted to win shot in my career."
CHAMPAIGN – Let the mind games begin.
One of the more interesting pieces of the boys' tennis sectional each spring – or girls' sectional each fall – is deciphering which way the sectional coaches will go when determining their lineups for the postseason.
Jason Ziegler, Junior, Mahomet-Seymour Baseball
Recently: Lefty pitched his first career no-hitter against Normal University High in a Corn Belt Conference tournament game. At 6-1, he is a big reason why M-S won the Corn Belt regular season title.
With the girls' soccer playoffs getting under way, staff writer Marcus Jackson offers storylines for five different spring sports postseasons:
FARMER CITY – Jordan Wheeler pitched Blue Ridge to its 21st straight prep softball win Wednesday, leading the Knights to a 6-2 victory against Paxton-Buckley- Loda.
Wheeler, who also drove in a run, improved to 22-3.
Jordyn Fones, Marcie Crawford and Wheeler all were 3 for 4 with an RBI for Blue Ridge (26-5).
URBANA – Timely offense and a sparkling defensive play for the final out helped Urbana beat Centennial 6-5 on Tuesday night in a Big 12 baseball game.
Mammen wins state title
URBANA – Freshman Cameron Mammen, from Urbana, won the 152-pound Cadet Division freestyle wrestling state championship last weekend at the UI Armory.
Steve Schroeder, Monticello sophomore, track
Recently: One of two area athletes this season to run the 3,200 meters under 10 minutes, he won Friday's Spartan Classic in 9 minutes, 58.77 seconds.
Quote: "Right now my time is a good place to start. I'd like to build on it."