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Top performances by area athletes


Emily England had two hits and drove in a run as Olympia (14-0) won 3-2 at previously unbeaten Illini Bluffs (10-1).

El Paso-Gridley pitcher Marqui Fairchild struck out 13 in six innings as the Titans edged Woodland, 2-1, at El Paso.

Fieldcrest's Erinn McNamara and Melanie Klieber each had three hits and three runs batted in to lead the Knights over Flanagan, 11-1, at Minonk.

Charity Wilson pitched a complete game and struck out five to lead visiting Clinton over Sullivan, 7-1.

Ashley Elliott fanned nine for Blue Ridge in a 5-0 win over Fisher at Farmer City.


Jake Foor's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th drove in Brandon Collins for the winning run in El Paso-Gridley's 5-4 triumph over Woodland at El Paso.

John Smith hit a two-run home run in the sixth to help Clinton to a 10-0 victory at Sullivan.

Lucas Cook scattered five hits and allowed just one earned run over six innings in host Heyworth's 12-2 conference victory over Lexington. Tim Lyons tallied three hits, including a double, and drove home a pair of runs for the Hornets.

Iroquois West junior Matthew Youck recorded three hits, including a walk-off double that scored two runs in the ninth as the Raiders edged Clifton Central, 11-10, at Gilman.

David Cripe (3-0) tossed a two-hitter as Tri-Valley topped visiting St. Thomas More, 13-0, in five innings.

Kyle Wantland struck out 14 and also had a two-run home run in Fisher's 11-3 win over Blue Ridge at Farmer City.

Boys tennis

Aaron Pogue, Rylan Miyat, Justin Alderman, Michael Allen, Michael Kehl and Vinnie Guaderrama won in both singles and doubles as Normal West blanked Peoria Woodruff, 9-0, at Peoria.

w Normal Community's Jon Schwarz and Kyle Wallace won in both singles and doubles as the Ironmen defeated Bloomington, 5-4, at Normal.


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