Class 1A Cissna Park Regional
Athlete, School Pos. Rec. Pct.
Behrensmeyer, St. Thomas More No. 3 7-0 1.000
Guo, University High No. 6 6-0 1.000
■ Paxton-Buckley-Loda 6, Clifton Central 2. The host Panthers (24-5) clinched an outright Sangamon Valley Conference title behind a dominant pitching performance from Andrew Zenner, who struck out 11 and gave up three hits in six innings. Zenner also drove in two runs, both on sacrifice flies, and teammate Wyatt Kingery went 2 for 3 with two RBI.
What area athletes could win a state title at the state track and field meet in Charleston? Who among small-school baseball and softball teams might make a deep postseason run? Who are some contenders for The News-Gazette's All-Area teams? Anything is fair game in preps coordinator Anthony Zilis' weekly chat, which gets bumped up a day to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Andrew Erickson, Tuscola baseball
Why he was chosen: The sophomore had three games with three RBI last week, including a bases-clearing double during a 7-4 win against Sullivan that clinched the outright Central Illinois Conference title for the Warriors, who are 25-3.
ATHLETE, SCHOOL POS. REC. PCT.
J. Thomas, Centennial No. 2 13-0 1.000
W. Thomas, Centennial No 6 8-0 1.000
The times the Maroons and Chargers meet head-to-head on an athletic field are fleeting this school year. A look back at what has transpired in the past nine months, with Centennial holding an 8-5 edge on Central and three contests remaining:
The best female hurdler in the state of Illinois nearly didn’t hurdle.
For Salt Fork senior Jenny Kimbro, the indecision she felt her freshman year is almost unimaginable looking back. But during the fall of that year, she contemplated playing softball instead of running track.
■ LeRoy 11, Delavan 6. Austin Lane had three hits and Ricky Vermaat and Brett Egan tallied a pair apiece for the Panthers.
■ LeRoy 10, Midland 4. Lane notched three hits for the second consecutive game in a win.