LOCAL ROUNDUP: Young, Racers get another chance

Mar. 19—The Missouri Valley Conference Tournament saw the Murray State women's basketball team and Oakwood native Katelyn Young fall short of some milestones.

For the Racers, they lost 71-70 to Missouri State in the Missouri Valley Conference playoffs on Friday and Young had 12 points, which left her two points away from being the all-time leading scorer in school history.

But now the season can continue for Young and the Racers as they were named to the 48-team field in the Women's NIT on Sunday.

The Racers are going to play in the second round against either UAB or Southern Mississippi, who will play in a first round game on Wednesday.

Illinois tapped for WBIT

CHAMPAIGN — The Illini will also continue their season after being selected for the first ever Women's Basketball Invitational Tournament.

The Illini (14-15) will play Missouri State (23-9) on Thursday in the tournament, a secondary tournament that is run by the NCAA. The game will start at 6 p.m. and will be streamed on ESPN Plus.


Oakwood splits at Arcola

ARCOLA — The Comets started Saturday with an 11-0 loss to the hosts Purple Riders but would got on to beat Decatur St. Teresa 9-0.

Chase Harrison and Derek Drews each had a hit in the loss to Arcola for Oakwood.

In the second game, Harrison had three hits with a home run and four RBIs, while Brody Taflinger, Brody Marcinko and Drews each had two hits and a RBI and Jackson Dudley had a RBI. Chase Dudley, Alex Wallace and Taflinger combined for 14 strikeouts on the mound.

The Comets will play Danville today.

A-P 11, OHP 1

OBLONG — The Trojans had nine hits as they beat Oblong-Hutsonville-Palestine in five innings on Saturday.

Traxton Roberts had three hits and three RBIs for Armstrong-Potomac, while Cain Buhr had two hits and three RBIs and Kollin Asbury and Nathan Rogers each had one RBI.

The Trojans will play Fisher on Wednesday.

Tri-Valley 16, Salt Fork 1

DOWNS — The Storm could not get much offense in a five-inning loss to Tri-Valley on Saturday.

Pedro Rangel had two hits and scored the lone run for Salt Fork, who will play Watseka today.

Westville 8, LeRoy 4

LEROY — Cameron Steinbaugh had three doubles and a RBI as the Tigers beat the Panthers on Saturday.

Quick had two hits and two RBIs, Drew Wichtowski had two RBIs, Cade Schaumburg had two hits and a RBI and Matt Darling had an RBI.

Westville will play Unity.

BHRA loses two

ROBINSON — The Blue Devils played two games on the road on Saturday and lost 4-3 to Carmi-White County and 13-3 to host Robinson.

Chaz Dubois had the lone RBI against Carmi-White County for Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin and had an RBI against Robinson. Micah Stanford had two hits and a RBI against Robinson and Cruz Dubois had a RBI.

The Blue Devils will try to regroup on Wednesday against St. Joseph-Ogden.


Hoopeston Area 16, Donovan 6

HOOPESTON — The Cornjerkers poured on the offense in a win over Donovan on Saturday.

Kaylan Recker and Kinzley Bailey each had two hits and three RBIs for Hoopeston Area, while, Jersey Cundiff, Aubreyana Inman and Addyson Kelnhofer each had two hits and two RBIs, Macy Warner had two hits and Melina Vogel had one RBI.

The Cornjerkers are 4-0 and will face Paxton-Buckley-Loda today.


Mount Zion 4, Danville 2

DANVILLE — Lindsey Porter had two goals, but the Vikings could not get past Mount Zion at home on Monday.

Danville will return to action today against Peoria High in Big 12 Conference play.


Local Teams compete in Invite

CHAMPAIGN — The Danville, Salt Fork, Oakwood Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman and Westville track teams all competed in Saturday's Gene Armer Invitational.

Both Vikings teams finished 13th in team competition. On the boys side, D'Mario Jackson was third in the 200 meters (22.85 seconds) and Davari Boyd was sixth in the triple jump (12.29m). The 800 relay team of Jackson, Jayden Rowell, Aidan Henderson and Jerry Reed III was third (1:33.82).

Tyler Miller was fourth in the 60 hurdles (8.75) for Westville, while Ayden Ingram was fifth in the 400 (52.95), Salt Fork's Connor Smith was seventh in the 400 (54.09) with teammate Tyler Smoot taking seventh in the 800 (2:06.60). The Salt Fork 1,600 team of Kamdyn Keller, Ian Church, Smoot and Brysen Vasquez was fifth (3:41.22).

In the girls meet, GRFC's Haley Carlton won the pole vault with a successful clearance of 3.35 meters. Danville's Ja'Lorrian Stewart was third in the shot put (10.35 meters) with teammate Samantha Brown taking fourth in the pole vault (2.75 meters) and seventh in the triple jump (10.23 meters) and Abby Decker was fifth in the long jump (5.04 meters). The Vikings' 800 relay team of Jhe'Nye Parker, Da'Sani Lewis, Ashanti Conaway and Brown took fifth (1:50.78).

Salt Fork's Macie Russell was third in the 800 (2:27.51), while teammate Amelia Birge was sixth in the 3,200 (13:45), Callie Richardson was seventh in the 1,600 (5:58.68) and Hannah Downing was eighth in the 60 hurdles (11.01).


DACC takes three from Spoon River

The Jaguars won both games on Friday with the Snappers and split Saturday's doubleheader to win the weekend series.

Kody Morton had two home runs and three RBIs for Danville Area Community College in Friday's first game, a 10-2 win, with Adam Evans, Carter Wambach and Drew Pinkston each getting two RBIs and Brock Bacus getting one.

In Friday's second game, the Jaguars won 10-4 as Morton had two hits with a home run and three RBIs, while Shea Zbrozek and Ryan DeGroot each had two RBIs, Pinkston had three hits and a RBI and Evans and Brennon Reed each had one RBI.

DACC lost Saturday's first game 4-2 as Evans and Jackson Raaf each had one RBI, but the Jaguars rebounded with a 12-3 win in the second game. Reed had three RBIs, while Zbrozek had two RBIs, Evans and Wambach each had three hits and a RBI, Morton had two hits and a RBI, DeGroot had a solo home run and Bacus and Raaf each had a RBI.

The Jaguars will return to action on Saturday against Vincennes University.


DACC continues trip

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Lady Jaguars won three of four games over the weekend during their spring trip.

Danville Area Community College started Saturday off with a 6-1 win over Surry Community College. Ali Grenzebach ahd two RBIs, while Kennedy Hudson had three hits and a RBI, Pailei Cripe had two hits and a RBI, Gloria Richardson had a RBI and Alyssa Acton had two hits.

The Lady Jags then beat Alpena Community College as Richardson had three hits and three RBIs, Kaylee Kline had two RBIs, Cripe had two hits and a RBI and Rylee Richey, Acton, Kenley VanBibber and Kynedi Humphrey each had one RBI.

DACC started off Sunday with a 13-0 win over Alpena as Kelsey Martlage had three hits and two RBIs, Kline and Amaria Wall each had two hits and two RBIs, Cripe had two hits and a RBI and Humphrey, Vanbibber and Richey each had one RBI.

The Lady Jaguars played Mercer and Louisburg on Monday and will return to action on Thursday with a home doubleheader against Kishwaukee College.