Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 5, St. Teresa 4. The Knights (12-5) refused to kneel in non-league play, knocking across the decisive run in the ninth inning to take the road matchup. Quentin Day contributed two RBI, while Nik Miller added another along with being one of five ALAH players to notch two hits.
Arthur Okaw Christian 18-8, Kankakee Trinity 17-4. The Conquering Riders (5-9) cleaned up on the road against their Illinois Christian Conference foe, picking up the sweep for their first league wins of the season. Gabe Tiarks' 3-for-4 performance at the plate yielded a team-high four RBI in the opener, while Slater Trier plated another three runs. Jack Mudd then notched three hits, three runs and an RBI to lead AOC in the nightcap.
Bloomington 15, Urbana 3. Jordan Smith tallied three hits, including a triple, and Garrett Fraley plated two runs, but the Tigers (2-11) couldn't hold onto their three-run lead in the first frame and fell at home in Big 12 Conference action.
Cerro Gordo/Bement 4, Fisher 3. Dylan Baker led the Bunnies (0-18) with a three-hit, two-run outing, while Andrew Koslowski and Jake Cochran each tallied an RBI, but the visiting Broncos (5-9) emerged with the win in non-league play behind two hits and two RBI from Dawson Swaim.
Champaign Central 5, Centennial 1. The Maroons (15-7) scored two runs in the first and three more in the second en route to a Big 12 Conference home win at Spalding Park against the Chargers (13-8). Jake Meyer took over from there for Central, striking out six while permitting a run and six hits over seven innings. Trey Ryan and Chris Cowser had two hits apiece for Centennial.
Clifton Central 8, Cissna Park 4. The Comets got the early jump, scoring five runs in the first inning, to take down the host Timberwolves (12-9), who plated all four of their runs from the fourth inning on in a Sangamon Valley Conference loss. Ian Rogers (2 for 4, RBI) and Conner Lober (2 for 4, RBI) led CP.
Effingham St. Anthony 4, Unity 1. The Rockets (7-10) struggled on the road, with Kyle Miller posting two hits. Nate Reinhart took the loss after going 5 1 / 3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) while striking out three.
Maroa-Forsyth 9, Sullivan 1. The Redskins (3-14) weren't able to get on the scoreboard until the fifth inning, and suffered a home nonconference loss to the Trojans. Dalton Rogers, Ethan Foster and Drew Rogers each managed one hit to lead Sullivan.
Oakwood 4, North Vermillion (Ind.) 3. Two runs scored in the fifth inning pushed the Comets (11-7) over the edge at home in nonconference play. Brady Howard went 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI and Isaiah Ruch added a 2-for-3 outing at the dish, driving in the game-tying run.
St. Joseph-Ogden 11, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 0. Crayton Burnett's RBI double got things started for the visiting Spartans (16-6-2), who never looked back in a comfortable nonconference victory over the Falcons (12-3). Burnett, who finished with two hits and three RBI, also twirled a complete-game shutout, fanning 13 batters while allowing six hits and no walks. Braden Roesch had three hits and Ethan Garard added a pair of base knocks to lead GCMS.
Schlarman 4, Judah Christian 1. The Hilltoppers (4-10) collected three runs before the Tribe (4-3) could plate one of its own, easing to a nonconference road win. Quinn Gard walked twice and tallied two runs, while Wade Huddleston and Rance Bryant each added an RBI. Joe Linsner plated the only run for Judah.
Tuscola 10, Villa Grove/Heritage 2. The Warriors (19-2) scattered all 10 runs over four innings to cruise to a nonconference home victory. Cade Kresin supplied a two-run home run and RBI double, tallying a team-high three RBI, while Lucas Kresin struck out 11 in a complete-game win, allowing just two runs in the sixth frame. Ryan Cheatham's double paced the three-hit Hawks (15-6).
Watseka 5, Iroquois West 3. While the host Raiders (7-5) matched the Warriors (6-11) with an eight-hit effort, the visitors emerged victorious in SVC play. Ben Lyznicki went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI, while Shane McDivitt added two hits and an RBI for Watseka. Peyton Rhodes drove in two runs for IW.
Arcola 10, Heritage 4. Never trailing, the Purple Riders (7-9) put the game out of reach with a six-run fifth inning, as Lindsey Helmuth went 2 for 3 with three RBI to shine in the Little Okaw Valley Conference home win. Hallee Gauna plated two more runs for Arcola, while Noelle Woodmansee was the first of four to knock in a run for the Hawks (7-12).
Armstrong-Potomac 10, St. Thomas More 4. The Trojans (7-13) received three hits and three RBI from Grace Reynolds, as well as two hits each from Joei Younker, Natalie Schluter, Kayla Roe and Denley Heller, who also picked up her fifth win in the circle. Heller lasted 5 1 / 3 scoreless innings, striking out 10 in a nonconference victory. Kennedy Record and Delaney Record each notched a hit for the host Sabers (0-11).
Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 18-7, Chrisman 4-0. The Blue Devils (11-7) skated to a doubleheader sweep in Vermilion Valley Conference play against the Cardinals (1-14). Aniston Myers' three hits yielded four RBI in the opener, while Hunter Edwards drove in two more runs on four hits. Meanwhile, the nightcap belonged to Laynee Dickison, who threw a no-hitter over seven frames.
Clinton 5, Warrensburg-Latham 3. Zoie Polen's two-run homer in the third frame gave the Maroons (5-12) a lead they would never relinquish, taking down their Central Illinois Conference opponent at home. Polen finished with three RBI, while Raymi Dial and Mackenzie Armstrong also each plated a run.
Danville 10, Rantoul 4. While the Eagles (7-9) tallied three runs in the first inning, the Vikings (7-5) answered in kind with a seven-run third frame to prevail at home in nonconference play. Ciera Beith's two RBI was tops among seven Danville players to plate a run, while Jenna Sanford homered for Rantoul while notching three RBI.
Fisher 19, Cerro Gordo/Bement 2. The Bunnies (16-6) piled up 14 hits in a four-inning home nonconference victory over the Broncos (3-13). Kylee Bishop and Sidney Hood each posted two hits, two RBI and three runs, while Lauren Sommer chipped in with two hits, two RBI and two runs. Cheyenne Gentry led CG/B by smacking a two-run homer.
Monticello 4, Urbana 0. Miranda Fogal pitched her way to a complete-game shutout with 15 strikeouts for the Sages (8-8), who took the nonconference home game against the Tigers (7-8) behind just a single RBI from Skylar Frye.
North Vermillion (Ind.) 10, Oakwood 2. Kylie Neuman homered and finished with two RBI, but those runs stood alone for the Comets (9-11) in their nonconference home loss.
Paxton-Buckley-Loda 15, Centennial 2. Baylee Cosgrove's five-RBI, three-hit afternoon, which included a double and a triple, was more than enough to lift the Panthers (6-11) to a home nonconference win. Emma Steiner was steady in the circle, allowing two runs over five innings. She struck out three and walked one. Nini Liong led the Chargers (6-10) with a hit and two RBI.
St. Joseph-Ogden 14, Prairie Central 3. Powered by seven runs in the second inning, the Spartans (14-5) glided to an Illini Prairie Conference home win to snap a four-game losing streak. Kaylee Ward launched a grand slam and tallied six RBI, while Katie Poulter fired a two-run shot. Natalie Graf's RBI paced the Hawks (12-9).
South Vermillion (Ind.) 5, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 2. Bailee Whittaker notched the lone RBI for the Buffaloes (13-6), who were overwhelmed in a non-league roadtrip over state lines.
Tuscola 14, Neoga 4. A three-run, inside-the-park home run from Kendyl Ring capped a dominant non-league home win for the Warriors (22-1), who pushed their win streak to eight games. Tuscola also received three RBI from Kaitlyn Reifsteck, as well as a pair of RBI from Natalie Bates and Claire Ring.
Villa Grove 11, Salt Fork 1. The Blue Devils (15-11) achieved victory in non-league play at home, much thanks to a double apiece from Madison Burwell (two RBI), Jordyn Ray (two RBI), Reagan Cheely (three RBI) and Molly Mixell (two RBI). Skyler Brewer's RBI double plated the only run for the Storm (11-5).
Watseka 18, Iroquois West 1. Kennedy Bauer tripled twice and drove in a pair of runs, and Mallory Drake and Cassie Peters added two RBI each for the Warriors (8-8) in their Sangamon Valley Conference road win over the Raiders (0-16). Magan Harris fanned 11 over four innings in the circle, giving up just a run to IW's Jacey Stiers.
In girls' soccer
Danville 2, Urbana 2. Blanka Rubio netted a goal in the first half, while Grace Awodeha added another score in the second for the Vikings (2-11-3), who fought the Tigers (3-7-4) to a draw in Big 12 Conference play. Makenzie Heeren made 15 saves for Danville. Alyssa Pankau scored both of the goals for Urbana.
Judah Christian 10, Meridian 0. The Tribe (9-6-3) had no trouble getting by its non-league foe at home, as Felicity Tuan and Katie Limentato each netted four goals and Ashley Keck and Hannah Tschetter added two assists apiece.
Mahomet-Seymour 6, Charleston 1. Brooke Benson and Haley Lester each potted two goals for the host Bulldogs (16-1), who cruised to an Apollo Conference victory and their seventh consecutive victory overall. Maddy Wade added a goal and three assists for M-S.
Monticello 1, St. Thomas More 1. After the Sages (6-12-1) lost their three previous matches against the Sabers (9-6-1), Skylar Elmore dented the twine to help Monticello fight its Illini Prairie Conference foe to a draw.
In track and field
At Danville. Centennial's boys' squad took first place in a quad meet at Danville High School behind wins from Eldrick Surheyao (110-, 300-meter hurdles) and Luke Manolakes (1,600 run). Race victories from Noah Hile (3,200 run) and David Moss (200 dash) staked the host Vikings to second place, while third-place Rantoul garnered five individual wins, paced by two from Robert Buford in the 100 dash and long jump.
At Urbana. Ameia Wilson claimed victory in the 100- and 200-meter dashes as well as in long jump to pace the Danville girls' team in a quad meet, while Hallee Thomas posted a pair of wins (100 hurdles, pole vault) for the third-place Vikings. Aliyah McDaniel's victories in shot put and discus highlighted six event wins for Unity, which took second behind Mattoon. The host Tigers finished last, but still garnered individual wins from Kynzee Boastick (300 hurdles) and DiamonAsia Taylor (high jump).
In boys' tennis
At Champaign. Centennial narrowly defended its home courts for a 5-4 victory over Uni High, taking an early advantage behind doubles wins from James Braun and Thomas Scaggs as well as Will Thomas and Jared Thomas. Scaggs, Braun and Jared Thomas also claimed singles wins for the Chargers. Krishna Subbiah and Sam Li each won straight-sets singles matches for the Illineks.
At Urbana. Urbana edged out St. Thomas More for a 5-4 victory, as Ivan Mineyev, Dylan Patel, Sam Ross and Roman Mineyev claimed wins in singles to lead the Tigers. Ivan Mineyev also paired with Bill Layton for a win in doubles, where the Sabers took two of three matches. Wade Baillon and Corey Pollard were winners in both singles and doubles for STM.