LEADING THE WAY – Eureka’s Eli Steinbeck, followed by teammates Brayden Beck and Cade Walder, compete in the 800 during Thursday’s El Paso-Gridley Invitational at the Shirk Center on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus in Bloomington. Steinbeck placed first, as the Hornets captured the team crown (For the Journal/Robyn Wiegand).


Eureka goes two for two: The Hornets claimed the team titles at Thursday's El Paso-Gridley Invitational at Illinois Wesleyan University's Shirk Center in Bloomington. Katelyn Knapp was a double-winner in the 60 and 200, while Eli Steinbeck was first in the 800. Out of a field of 15, the girls totaled 171.5 points, while the boys had 163.5 to conquer a pool of 14.

Fogo captures two mile: Alexi Fogo of Eureka won the 3200 at the Gene Armer Invite held Saturday at the University of Illinois Armory in Urbana. Homewood-Flossmoor took first in the 41-team field, while the Hornets were sixth.


Olympia 1, Eureka 4: Aaron Schwab tossed six shutout innings for the hosts on Monday.

Dwight 5, Fieldcrest 15 (5): Derek May whacked two doubles, which resulted in four runs, for the Knights on Monday. The game was called in the fifth inning because of the 10-run rule.

Seneca 7, Roanoke-Benson/Lowpoint-Washburn 4: In Monday's Tri-County Conference opener, Jake Weber had two hits for the hosts.

Fieldcrest 12, Henry 0 (5): Koy Allen fanned eight over four and two-thirds on the mound for the Tuesday guests. The 10-run rule was enforced after five.

El Paso-Gridley 0, RBLW 7: Jack Weber worked five scoreless for the the Rockets on Tuesday.


Metamora 1, Eureka 4: Morgan Greene's third hit of the game was a bases-loaded double in the bottom of the sixth to put the Hornets in the lead for good on Monday.

Dwight 12, Fieldcrest 10: Alaina Tjaden's three hits paced the hosts on Monday.

Eureka 13, Midland 2 (5): Savannah Hack had a pair of hits for the Tuesday guests. The game was halted after five due to the 10-run rule.


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