Athletes of the Week: Gibson and Rupkey

Stephen Gibson
Tuscola boys’ track and field

Why he was chosen: Gibson, the area leader in the discus, won the shot put and discus at Friday’s Monticello Invitational. He threw 51 feet, 91/2 inches to win the shot put by 7 inches, and
his throw of 161-10 gave him the discus title by 81/2 feet.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Maroons top Urbana in soccer

In baseball

■ Centennial 11, Urbana 0. Jeff Lindgren pitched a no-hitter and Dylan Grady belted a solo homer in the third inning and a grand slam in the fourth inning to lead the Chargers (14-3) past the Tigers.

Area statistics: Boys' tennis (April 21)


Player, School Pos. Rec. WP

A. Scaggs, Centennial No. 2 5-0 1.000

K. Kim, Centennial No. 5 4-0 1.000

Small, Centennial No. 4 4-0 1.000

Zheng, Centennial No. 2 3-0 1.000

Gunderson, Uni High No. 2 3-0 1.000

S. Guo, University High No. 6 3-0 1.000

Higgs, University High No. 5 3-0 1.000

April 23 high school sports chat

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:30pm

The high school spring sports season is nearly halfway done. What teams, players and coaches have impressed Fred Kroner? Our resident pre sports expert is chatting away at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. Feel free to ask him questions ahead of time. 

Saturday's highlights: Chargers baseball dominates


In baseball

■ Kankakee 5-0, Rantoul 1-10. Sam Hall and Brad Graybill finished with two hits apiece for Rantoul in the first game. In the second game, Josh Frerichs allowed three hits in a shutout. Graybill doubled and added three RBI.

Thursday's prep highlights: Central, Centennial tennis victorious

In boys’ tennis

■ At Urbana. Sunny Singh, Andrew Scaggs, Matthew Scaggs, Wyatt Small and Kevin Kim all won in singles and doubles, leading Centennial to a 9-0 victory against Urbana.

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.