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."
DECATUR – Champaign Central swept Decatur Eisenhower in a Big 12 softball doubleheader Saturday.
Maeve Aquino picked up her first win of the season as the Maroons (3-17) won the first game 10-8. Aubrie Luesse had three RBI and Monica Rondon went 3 for 4 as Central beat the Panthers (5-15) in the second game 8-2.