Take a look at Saturday night's area prep highlights.
Westville's season-opening victory was among the highlights around the area's prep scene Tuesday night.
More than 70 area high school students worked alongside N-G Media engineer Ed Bond to produce 10-second promotions for local programming, from “Penny For Your Thoughts” to “ServPro Prep Football Confidential.” They sounded terrific.
Retiring executive sports editor Fred Kroner has seen a lot in his 34 years at The News-Gazette. Each Sunday until his last day, he’ll share his most memorable stories.
In baseball■ St. Joseph-Ogden 1, PBL 0. Hunter Hart struck out 14 while throwing a no-hitter, outdueling freshman Jonathon Walder to lead the Spartans to a home win. SJ-O scored the game’s lone run in the third when Josh Poulter stole two bases and reached home on Jordan Buhs’ single.
In baseball■ St. Thomas More 4, PBL 3. Winning pitcher Mike Plecki went 2 for 3 and scored twice for the host Sabers. Jonathon Walder was 2 for 2 with two runs for the Panthers.
In baseball■ Mahomet-Seymour 11, Champaign Central 7. Down to its final out with the bases empty, the Bulldogs erupted for six runs to stun the host Maroons. Joe Kenney and Cullen Day each had two-run singles in the seventh for M-S, and winning pitcher Chris Redman held Central to two hits over the final four innings.
In boys’ basketball■ PBL 48, Fisher 40. Drew Schrodt went 6 for 6 at the foul line and scored 13 points to lead the Panthers to a road win. Kyle Williams and Hans Carmien tallied 11 points apiece for the Bunnies.
In girls’ basketballClass 3A Regionals■ Rantoul 56, Urbana 25. Hannah Wascher scored 27 points to power the Eagles’ rout. Rantoul held a 34-18 halftime lead and never looked back. Sharay Eskridge led Urbana with 10 points.Class 2A sectionals