Track and Field
What area baseball, softball and girls' soccer teams are standing out the spring sports season hits its home stretch? What can Julian Pearl bring to the Illinois football team? Will any track and field athletes have a shot to win state titles next month? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis will answer any of your questions during his 12:30 p.m. chat on Thursday.
Each Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at five area events to circle on the calendar:
1. MONDAY: Mattoon at St. Joseph-Ogden, softball, 5 p.m.
Bulldogs win twice. Mahomet-Seymour (11-9) defeated Tremont 16-2 and Eureka 19-2, both five-inning wins, as Brooks Coetzee and Bradley Hamilton each went 3 for 4 with three RBI in the win against Tremont. Kyle Kinney went 2 for 4 with four RBI against Eureka.
CHAMPAIGN — As an eighth-grader at St. Joseph-Ogden Middle School in 2012, Brennan Guido knew he wouldn't be able to run the Presence Health Illinois 5K for another five years.
High school track season, after all, would get in the way.
Still, he set a plateau for the next time he ran the race.
CHAMPAIGN — Laura Krasa knew exactly who was in front of her as she turned into Memorial Stadium at Friday's Presence Health Illinois 5K.
"I saw her ahead of me, and I said, 'OK, I know that's Jessica (Franklin),'" Krasa said. "Anyone running around here knows her. She's one of the best runners in this area."
Arcola 12, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 8. Quinten Helmuth (2 for 3, three RBI) and Daniel Mendoza (2 for 3, two RBI) led the Purple Riders to a road win in eight innings. Waylon Schlabach and Cody Miller each drove in two runs for the Knights.
Athlete, School Time/Distance
100 Meters — 11.58
Athlete School Time/Distance
100 Meters 13.53
■ Monticello 12, Paxton-Buckley-Loda 4. Konnor Bundy, Mitch Carr and Brody Macak had two hits apiece as the Sages (12-4) ended PBL’s season-long winning streak at 14 games with an eight-run triumph on the road. Cam Wittig earned the pitching win.