Wilson second at Texas Relays

Photo providedDanville girls track coach B.J. Luke and Danville runner Ameia Wilson pose after Wilson competed at the Texas Relays Saturday in Austin, Texas. Wilson was second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.59 seconds. Teammate Shanice Garbutt took 11th in the 1,600 run on Friday with a run of 5:07.77

AUSTIN, Texas — The top runners in the nation gathered for the 91st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at the University of Texas and Danville High runners made their own mark at the meet.

Ameia Wilson took second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.59 seconds on Saturday, while Shanice Garbutt took 11th in the 1,600 with a time of 5:07.77 on Friday.

"They did very well. Shanice had her personal best and Ameia has a time that is the fourth best in the nation," Danville coach B.J. Luke said. "This is a sprinters meet and it s great to see a kid from Illinois take second in a event against kids who have been running outside for about a month and a half."

With the top finishes, Luke says this should help both runners as the outdoor season in Illinois begins.

"They are some great athletes and they work hard on the track and in the classroom," Luke said. "They are going to have a great season."

The whole Danville track team will travel to Monticello on Tuesday.


Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin 14, Cissna Park 1

BISMARCK — The Blue Devils scored seven runs in the first innings and went from there in a five-inning win over Cissna Park.

Blake Watt had four RBIs for Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin, who only had five hits, but took advantage of four errors, eight walks, four wild pitches and five hit by pitches from Cissna Park. Noah Jordan, Hunter Keith, Chase Rademacher and Thomas Savage each added a RBI.

Isiah Lusk had one strikeouts and gave up only five hits on the mound for the Blue Devils, who will face Schlarman Academy on Monday.

Westville loses two matchups

WESTVILLE — The Tigers started the day with a 15-0 loss to Rantoul and would later lose 13-3 to Urbana.

Trent Maxwell and Dalton Dalbey each had one hit for Westville against Rantoul, while Chase Rippon had a RBI in the second game and Dalbey added two hits against Urbana.

The Tigers will try to regroup on Monday, when they face Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman.


Hoopeston Area sweeps Urbana

HOOPESTON — The Cornjerkers had a total of 23 hits for the day as they beat the Tigers 13-5 in the first game and 10-5 in the second.

In the first game, Raven Rutherford, Kayla Goble and McKenzie Randall each had two RBIs in the second game, while Breanna Martin and Payton Small each had one RBI. Logan Robinson had seven strikeouts in six innings to get the win.

Mercy Linder had three hits and three RBIs in the second game, while Kayla Goble had three hits and two RBIs and Madalyn Goble had two hits and two RBIs. Audra Funk, Ali Watson, Raven Rutherford and Olivia Montez each had one RBI.

Jaylyn Linder had four strikeouts in three innings to get the win.

The Cornjerkers will play Oakwood on Monday.

Salt Fork wins two at LeRoy

LEROY — The Storm beat Moweaqua Central A&M 11-2 and host LeRoy 4-1 at the LeRoy Triangle.

Against Central A&M, Hailey Hunter pitched six innings with six strikeouts and also hit a two-run home run. Kayleigh Davis had two doubles, while Skyler Brewer, Jordan Jones and Reighan Barr each had two hits.

Against LeRoy, Jones had two strikeouts to get the win and added a double at the plate, while Barr had two hits.

The Storm will take on Milford on Monday.


DACC swept by Heartland

NORMAL — The Jaguars could not turn the series around against the Hawks, losing 23-2 and 14-4 in doubleheader action.

Danville Area Community College is 11-7 overall and 2-6 in the Mid-West Athletic Conference and will face Vincennes University on Wednesday.


DACC swept by Lincoln Land

SPRINGFIELD —The Lady Jaguars were outclassed by the Loggers 13-2 and 8-0 in a doubleheader sweep.

Kimi Box had two hits in the first game, while Dani Brewer had the lone RBI for Danville Area Community College. In the second game, Brianna Tatar, Sierra Seventy, Lauren Proehl and Holley Hambleton each had a hit.

The Lady Jaguars will host Kankakee community College on Wednesday.


Indianapolis 125, Illinois 116

INDIANAPOLIS — The Coal Miners lost a 14-point second half lead as they lost to the Blaze.

Matt Neaville led Illinois with 32 points, while Denzel Smith had 24 and Widget Washington added 20.

The Coal Miners return home Friday, when they play the Fort Wayne Flite.


Watertown 4, Danville 2

WATERTOWN, N.Y. — The Dashers were able to tie things at 2-2 in the second period, but the Wolves would score two more goals to get the win.

Justin Brausen scored both goals for Danville, while Alex Basey and Brandon Yeamans each had a assist.

Aaron Taylor had 25 saves in goal for the Dashers, who will travel back to Watertown on Friday.