MONTICELLO — Winning pitcher Hunter Hart struck out a career-high 16 batters, leading St. Joseph-Ogden to a 6-3 baseball victory against Argenta-Oreana in a Class 2A sectional semifinal game Thursday.
The Spartans (25-7) will play Olympia for the title at 11 a.m. Saturday.
URBANA — Edo Roth and Alex Mestre spent their Monday unlike any boys’ tennis state qualifier did.
The seniors from Urbana University High, who will make their fourth straight trip to the state meet when competition begins today in suburban Chicago, were front and center during the NCAA Championships at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex.
DANVILLE — Champaign Central wanted to keep its string of sectional tennis titles intact.
Centennial wanted to end it.
The Maroons, thanks to the play of Austin Aten in the top singles spot, were able to win their fourth straight sectional championship.
Class 1A regionals
Bismarck-Henning 1, Hoopeston Area 0. Dylan Dodd struck out 14 in a four-hit shutout, and Chase Swinford drove in the lone run with a double in the fourth inning. Bryce Leigh and Kendall Walder combined on a two-hitter for the Cornjerkers, who outhit the Blue Devils 4-2.
BLOOMINGTON — Holding a one-point lead heading into singles play Saturday at the Big 12 boys’ tennis championship, Centennial coach Don Waybright knew the Chargers had to win a few titles.
In girls’ soccer
■ Centennial 5, Bloomington 0. Dagny Olson scored all of the host Chargers’ goals on Senior Night. Sara Regan had two assists, and Katelynn Martinez had one assist for Centennial.
■ Argenta-Oreana 10, Clinton 0. Ryan Redpath was 2 for 3 (double, triple) and drove in three runs to pace the host Bombers. Gage Eller fired a two-hit shutout in the five-inning game, striking out seven. Greg Osgood was 1 for 1 for the Maroons.