Tuesday's prep highlights: Rockets win thriller


Unity 2, Tuscola 0. TYLER BIALESCHKI outdueled JACOB BARR as the Rockets improved to 15-2. Bialeschki (6-1) allowed three hits (two by TJ ONSTOTT) and no walks while striking out seven. Barr surrendered four hits, three to CALEB RICE.

Question of the Week: Who should join the Big 12 after Mattoon leaves?

Question of the Week: With Mattoon leaving, who would be a good fit for the Big 12 to add?

Staff writer Tony Bleill says a third normal school

Saturday's highlights: Wolken wins No. 800


At Champaign. CAMERON LEE and JAKE ENGLAND had two hits apiece as Oakwood beat Champaign Central 5-1 in the third-place game of the Charlie Due tournament. The Maroons earlier lost to Springfield Southeast 8-2 despite a home run from KURTIS BROWN. JAKE HENSS had two hits.

Thursday's highlights: Bialeschki, Unity blank Rantoul


LeRoy 5, Monticello 2. CALEB GRAYBEAL pitched a three-hitter and ERIC STEFFEN had two hits and two steals to lead the Panthers.

B-H 2, Seeger, Ind. 1. Winning pitcher Stephen Krout struck out 10 for visiting Bismarck-Henning. Tyler McKenzie and Stephen Head each doubled, and Krout added two singles.

Five boys' tennis players to watch

Austin Aten, Champaign Central: Freshman has emerged as the Maroons' No. 1 player and is expected to be a strong force in his first year on the prep scene.

Tyler Ellis, Danville: Now a sophomore, played No. 1 singles for the Vikings as a freshman and was part of a doubles team that qualified for state.

Five boys' tennis teams to watch


Tuesday's prep highlights: Lee powers Oakwood


Oakwood 20, Seeger (Ind.) 15. Cameron Lee (3 for 5) hit a grand slam in the first inning for the host Comets (5-2), who got two doubles and two RBI from Tyler Knight (3 for 6).

Jimmy Rutledge went 2 for 5 and Casey Fletcher (two RBI) tripled for Oakwood.

Thursday's prep highlights: Boswell tosses no-hitter


St. Thomas More 16, Iroquois West 0. Julian Boswell pitched a five-inning no-hitter and went 2 for 4 with a solo homer, leading the visiting Sabers. Boswell struck out 11.

Bulletin board: Tennis interest skyrockets for Maroons

CHAMPAIGN — Central tennis coach Scott Davis has a no-cut policy for the boys' program each spring. Two years ago, there were 28 squad members. Last year the roster grew to 35, and this year there's a school-record 47 prospects.