Tennis

Tennis

Area postseason roundup: Thomas qualifies for tennis state

CHAMPAIGN — The rain that forced a move indoors to the Atkins Tennis Center on Saturday didn't dampen the play of Jared Thomas.

The Centennial sophomore claimed a Class 1A sectional title in singles Saturday, advancing to the state tournament this upcoming week.

Tuesday's prep highlights: Brewer’s walk-off keeps Storm alive

In baseball

■ Normal West 6, Rantoul 3. Luke Jones went 3 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI, and John Frerichs added two hits and an RBI for the host Eagles (11-15), but three errors hurt Rantoul in a nonconference loss at Wabash Park.

In softball

Class 2A Georgetown-Ridge Farm Regional

Boys' tennis honor roll (through May 15)

Singles

ATHLETE, SCHOOL    POS.    REC.    PCT.

Saturday's prep highlights: Tuscola diamond teams take CIC titles

In baseball

■ Arthur Okaw Christian 23, Kankakee Grace 12. Blake Rocke and Benny Lee had four RBI each as AOC (15-8) placed third in the ICC tournament. The Conquering Riders led 11-0 after the second inning.

Thursday's highlights: Centennial soccer posts 14 goals

In baseball

Heart of Illinois Conference Tournament

Fieldcrest 1, LeRoy 0. The host Panthers (18-9) only managed three hits, spoiling a complete game thrown by Will Dooley, who struck out five and scattered six hits in the consolation championship game.

Nontournament

Tuesday's prep highlights: Vikings’ 6-run second keys win

In baseball

■ Danville 8, Centennial 4. Keegan West delivered a double, Caleb Griffin stole a base and Noah Nelson fanned six batters to lead the Vikings to victory in a game played at Danville, Corey Hall and Chris Monroe delivered two-baggers for the Chargers. Danville batted around to score six runs in the second inning.

Boys' tennis honor roll (through May 8)

Singles

ATHLETE, SCHOOL    POS.    REC.    PCT.

May 11 prep sports chat

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 12:30pm

What area track and field standouts could contend for a state title? How is former Tuscola standout Nick Bates doing after his serious injury? What small-school baseball and softball regionals are the top ones in the area? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is willing to take on any questions in his weekly chat, which gets going at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.