Leigh Petranoff photo



Ex-Redbird 9th
in Olympic Trials
javelin throw

Former Illinois State javelin star Leigh Petranoff finished ninth in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Saturday at Eugene, Ore.

Petranoff finished with a best of 166 feet, 8 inches, which was just short of her season best of 169-7. She opened with a throw of 163-2 and fininished with a toss of 165-8. It took a throw of 166-9 to get an additional three attempts. Her career best is 191-6.

The top three finishers were Maggie Malone (199-7), Hannah Carson (190-11) and Kara Winger (189-11).


Haywood triumphs: , Bloomington's Savion Haywood won the 143-pound title in the 11th-12th grade division in the 13th annual Midwest Nationals Wrestling Tournament at Shirk Center where  1972 Olympic gold medalist Dan Gable was the guest speaker.

Area runners-up included Deer Creek-Mackinaw's Trace Thomas (135), Prairie Central's Simon Schuler (157) and Eureka's Jake Miller (166). Placing third were Normal Community's Tyler Martin (109) and Mahomet-Seymour's David Griffet (223).

In the 9th-10th grade division, Olympia's Keaton Fogler won at 249 and Normal's Dylan Meserole was second at 95. Third-placers were Eureka's Asher Wiegand (125), Heyworth's Sabe Spencer (118) and Pontiac's Joe Ingold (95).


BNBA 17 Gold win twice: The BNBA 17 Gold advanced to the quarterfinals of the Diamond Sport Top Collegiate Tournament at Normal Community High School by winning twice on Saturday.

The Gold downed Washington, 9-0, as Peyton Dillingham (1-2) pitched a two-hitter. Teammate Andrew Kerdys had two hits and two RBIs while Nick Watson added two doubles and J.D. Villafuerte chipped in two RBIs.

The Gold also topped the Wilmette Waves, 15-6, with help from Daylan Hand's three-run homer in the fourth. Sam Heaton added three hits and three RBIs while Matt Barnes and Ryan Rose each chipped in three hits including a double. Watson (1-2) earned the win on the mound.

The Gold (8-4) will face the Central Illinois Outlaws at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Normal West High School.

BNBA 18 Gold win: Zach Frey had two hits including a triple to drive in three runs for the BNBA 18 Gold during a 6-2 win over the Evansville Leathernecks in the Diamond Sport Top Collegiate Baseball Tournament at Normal West High School.

Winning pitcher Mike Shepard (3-0), whose team left 16 men on base, tossed a one-hitter while allowing one earned run. The Gold return to action as the No. 1 seed in the elimination round at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Duffy Bass Field.


Pantagraph staff



Reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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