Illinois Christian Conference Tournament
Families of the Faith Christian Academy 10, Arthur Okaw Christian 6. The Conquering Riders (8-11) never led in their first-round tournament game, giving up a pair of decisive runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Michael Miller and Jack Mudd each drove in two runs, while Mudd and Emmanuel Roughton tallied two-hit games.
Centennial 5, Bloomington 4. After falling behind early, the Chargers (15-11) knocked home two runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to seize a home win in Big 12 Conference play. Dayton Coleman led the offense with a double and two RBI, while Tyler McClure notched two hits and an RBI.
Dwight 8, Iroquois West 4. The Raiders (7-10) tallied two runs in the top of the first inning, but their Sangamon Valley Conference foe slugged back hard to hand them a road loss. Peyton Rhodes drove in two runs and stole a base, while Tibaldo Alvarez also tallied an RBI.
Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman 5, Judah Christian 2. Kaden Mingee and Gavin Shelton each drove in a run, while Justice Arthur tossed a complete-game two-hitter with three strikeouts to key a non-league victory for the visiting Buffaloes (10-9). Cade and Cole Hettmansberger each tallied two hits and an RBI for the Tribe (5-7).
Mahomet-Seymour 2, Monticello 2. The Bulldogs (13-6-2) pulled ahead with a run in both the second and third innings, but the Sages (15-7-1) answered with a pair later on and forced the nonconference game to end in a tie after nine innings. Jordan Veldman notched two hits, while Jonathan Latham tallied a double and RBI for M-S. Monticello benefitted from Alek Bundy's 3-for-4 outing at the plate.
Salt Fork 14, Armstrong-Potomac 3. The Storm (19-2) received hits from 11 different players, with Payton Taylor's two-hit, four-RBI outing leading the way in their Vermilion Valley Conference road win. Matthew Wrzosek added two runs and two RBI for the visitors, while Rylee Showalter and Gaven Lund each had two hits and plated a run for the host Trojans (3-18).
Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 5, Okaw Valley 0. Shelby Frederick tossed seven innings of one-hit, eight-strikeout ball to deliver a shutout win for the visiting Knights (21-6), who remain unbeaten in Little Okaw Valley Conference play. Makenzie Brown tallied three RBI, while Ryli Kauffman plated another run.
Centennial 8, Urbana 0. Hannah Luchinski knocked across two runs on three hits, while Leah Luchinski plated another two runs to lead the visiting Chargers (9-13) to a Big 12 Conference victory. Kate Kroencke added a double for Centennial, while Erin Wright's two hits paced the Tigers (9-11).
Champaign Central 13, St. Teresa 2. The Maroons (8-13) roared to victory behind an offensive outpouring, taking down their nonconference foe on the road. Lauryn McArthur (2-4, four RBI), Taylor Cribbett (2-3, two RBI) and Alexa Sutton (1-3, two RBI) contributed to the win.
Danville 19, Peoria Richwoods 3. Karli Johnson and Allie Thurston each notched multi-hit games, driving in multiple runs in the process for the Vikings (8-6) in the non-league contest. Jazzmyn Hicks and Miya Pendleton also each tallied multiple RBI.
Dwight 15-13, Iroquois West 0-6. After being left hitless in an opening loss of their home doubleheader, the Raiders (0-24) plated four runs in the bottom of the first frame of their nightcap, but were stalled and swept in the Sangamon Valley Conference matchup. Shelby Johnson and Jacey Steirs each had two hits for IW, while Mallori Fairley plated two runs.
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 21, Blue Ridge 13. Madi Eberle pounded two homers among her three hits, tallying three runs and four RBI and walking three times, to help the Falcons (13-6) power to a nonconference road win. Lindsey Heinz added four runs and three RBI and was a home run short of the cycle. The Knights (12-14), on the other hand, got two home runs each from Alexis Young and Ashlyn Voyles, combining to drive in eight of the hosts' 13 runs.
Mahomet-Seymour 11, Monticello 9. Abigail Akers plated three runs on two hits for the host Bulldogs (14-8), while Ashley Campbell and Julia McNaught each added two RBI to deliver the nonconference win. The Sages (8-12) received a game-high four RBI from Miranda Fogal with Avery Oberheim chipping in for another two.
St. Joseph-Ogden 7 Olympia 2. Zoey Witruk carried the Spartans (17-7) to an Illini Prairie Conference victory with a complete-game, 13-strikeout performance in the circle. Bailey Dowling and Katie Poulter each homered, while Savannah Smith tallied two hits and four RBI.
St. Thomas More 6, Schlarman 2. The Sabers (1-16) picked up their first win of the season with a road victory in non-league action. Amelia Case notched two hits and two RBI to lead STM, while Suzie Sermersheim tallied two hits and plated a pair of runs for the Hilltoppers (1-19).
Salt Fork 11, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 10. Rallying for five runs in the seventh inning, the Storm (19-5) plated the go-ahead score in the top of the eighth to survive the Vermilion Valley Conference road encounter. Linzi Fauver notched three hits, homering twice, and drove in four runs to lead the way, while Kayleigh Davis also added a home run. Taylor Stal's home run and five RBI paced the Buffaloes (19-8).
Watseka 12, Momence 2. Magan Harris allowed just two runs in six innings on the mound with nine strikeouts, but the impressive part came at the plate for the Warriors (14-8) in their Sangamon Valley road win. Harris homered twice, driving in six runs, while Natalie Schroeder homered and tallied four RBI to extend Watseka's win streak to eight games.
In girls' soccer
Bloomington 5, Centennial 2. Olivia DeVriese struck first for the Chargers (6-12-1) in the first half and Cassidy Strode buried a look from DeVriese in the net later in the half, but visiting Centennial fell in its Big 12 Conference road match.
Mahomet-Seymour 3, Mt. Zion 0. Mackenzie Moore found the back of the net twice for the Bulldogs (20-1) in their shutout Apollo Conference home win, getting assists from Haley Lester and Maddy Wade. Nyah Biegler also added a goal.
Peoria Richwoods 2, Danville 1. Lauren Ellis scored on a look from Emma Towne, but the Vikings (4-12-3) were unable to hold on in a Big 12 road match. Makenzie Heeren made 13 saves for the visitors.
In boys' track and field
At Tuscola. The host school ran away with the win in the Central Illinois Conference meet, as JD Barrett (3,200-meter run), Ben Dixon (110 hurdles) and CJ Picazo (shot put) all took home victories for Tuscola. Clinton finished just behind runner-up St. Teresa, thanks to Kyle Patterson and EthanAughenbaugh going 1-2 in the discus along with Ty Brennan winning the 1,600 run. Brodie Goss (300 hurdles) and Jadon Nuzzo (pole vault) helped Sullivan secure a pair of event wins.
In boys' tennis
At Champaign. Jared Thomas and James Braun were winners in both doubles and singles for host Centennial in its 6-3 victory over Normal Community. Gunveer Singh and Thomas Scaggs each added singles victories, while Will Thomas and Albert Ostoja-Starzewski each thrived in doubles.
At Urbana. Dropping two of three doubles matches, St. Thomas More prevailed on four courts in singles to win a narrow 5-4 margin at home against Mt. Zion at Atkins Tennis Center. Wade Baillon won in both singles and doubles, while Joe Sellett, Corey Pollard and Taylor Crawford all added singles victories.
At Urbana. The host Tigers owned their home courts, fending off Danville for an 8-1 victory behind a three-court sweep in doubles play. Bill Layton, Ivan Mineyev and Samuel Ross all earned wins in doubles and singles, while Vivek Ekkirala and Dylan Patel won singles matches in straight sets for Urbana. Josh Wright's singles win was the lone one for the Vikings.JORDAN J. WILSON