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The Eureka High School boys and girls track teams won at the 15-team El Paso-Gridley Indoor Invitational at Shirk Center on Thursday.

Among the stars were Ridgeview-Lexington's Mason Barr in the 60 hurdles (8.32) and 400 (51.36) and state long jump champion Tate Walcott of Ridgeview-Lexington in his specialty (23-5.75). Aidan Laughery of GCMS swept the 60 (7.09) and 200 (22.94).

For the girls, state pole vault champion Windsor Roberts of Tri-Valley won at 12-0. Eureka's Katelyn Knapp won the 60 (8.11) and 200 (27.53).


U High romps: Jen Kuhn tossed a one-hitter and was backed by a 10-hit attack during University High's 13-0, five-inning victory over Bradley Central in Cleveland, Tenn.

Makaylea Sepich had a home run among her three hits to drive in three runs for the Pioneers, who got two RBIs apiece from Maddie Roop, Elena Rolley and Addie Steward.

Saints take tumble: Maroa-Forsyth (1-0) notched 17 hits en route to an 18-13 victory over Central Catholic (1-1) at Decatur.

The Saints received a three-run homer from losing pitcher Bailey Coffman (1-1) in the sixth inning and a solo shot from Kayla Stenger in the fifth. Coffman finished with two hits and four RBIs while Stenger and Harley Schade each had two hits and three RBIs.


BHS blanked: Bloomington opened its season with a 7-0 loss to visiting Mahomet-Seymour. Cayla Koerner had two goals one one assist for the Bulldogs while Brea Benson had two goals. Haley Lester and Brooke Benson each had one goal and two assists.


Error sinks U High: The deciding run came home on an error in the bottom of the eighth inning to make Calvary Christian Academy a 4-3 winner over University High (1-2) in Sanford, Fla.

Parker Mathieson had three of U High's four hits including a double and drove in one run. Daniel Mosele also had an RBI for the Pioneers, who tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the sixth inning.

Blue Ridge wins: In a game halted by darkness after 4.5 innings, Zach Stephens drove in two runs for Blue Ridge in an 8-3 win over Iroquois West at Farmer City.



Reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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