SJ-O soccer, wrestling coach Vetter resigns

ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph-Ogden will have a new wrestling and boys’ soccer coach next school year.

Richard Vetter has submitted his resignation to the board of education regarding the two coaching positions he held.

Area prep statistics: Boys' track and field (May 20)

Athlete, School    Time/Distance
100 Meters

Blake Reifsteck, B-H    10.70
Vincent Gordon, Centennial    10.78
Jayden Kaiser, Unity    10.95
Jaleen Jones, Urbana    11.00
Kenny Guerero, VG/H    11.11
Christian Dozier, Blue Ridge    11.18

Area prep statistics: Girls' track and field (Pre-state)

Athlete School    Time/Distance
100 Meters

Ameia Wilson, Danville    12.20
Lakeida Nichols, M-S    12.23
Sharon Mainor, Ch. Central    12.28
Lizzie Rupkey, Monticello    12.42
Aya Kelley-Weatherspoon, Urbana    12.47
Akalah Spinks, Rantoul    12.50

Softball already has eyes to future

CHAMPAIGN — Nicole Evans might have subconsciously uttered the words without realizing it in the moments after Illinois softball’s season-ending loss to Kentucky on Saturday night in the NCAA tournament.

“When we host next year,” the Illini junior said, “it’s not going to be enough to just be there.”

Parkland baseball qualifies for World Series

SPRINGFIELD — Top-seeded Parkland baseball needed three consecutive wins to secure the program’s first trip to the NJCAA Division II World Series since 2010 after falling to Heartland on Saturday in the Region 24 tournament.

Turns out coach Dave Garcia’s team can pack its bags.

Sunday Conversation: Christian Romine

Christian Romine’s first season of Division I basketball was an educational one — on and off the court. After what was a planned redshirt season turned limited usage as a backup under Tim Floyd at Texas-El Paso, the 6-foot-9 forward/center has officially transferred to Illinois State to play under Dan Muller.

NCAA Softball Regional: Illinois vs. Utah

Photos from Friday's NCAA softball tournament game in the Lexington (Ky.) Regional between Illinois and Utah. The Utes won 1-0.

Prep baseball roundup: Parker nearly perfect for SJ-O

Class 2A regionals

ST. JOSEPH — Dalton Parker was one fastball, a little too up and in, from a second perfect game in as many starts Saturday afternoon.

Parker hit a single Oakwood batter in the bottom of the second inning, but was otherwise untouchable in St. Joseph-Ogden’s 7-0 victory against the Comets to claim a fourth consecutive Class 2A regional title.

A-O fishing reels in fifth

CARLYLE — Argenta-Oreana hauled in five fish totaling the third-most weight in Saturday’s final day of the IHSA state bass fishing tournament, helping the Bombers to fifth place at Carlyle Lake.

A-O’s 11 pounds and 5 ounces pushed its two-day total to 13 pounds, 12 ounces. Elverado was the champion at 21 pounds, 5 ounces.

Bell delivers for M-S soccer

CHARLESTON — Kailey Bell had just returned from an ankle injury when she caught an inadvertent knee to the midsection May 5 against Charleston.