Trenkle slugs game-winner

LeROY – The game was tied and the count was full in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday night with Skielyr Trenkle in the batter’s box. 

With two outs and a runner on second, the junior shortstop muscled one over the wall to put LeRoy up 4-2 – an advantage that would become the game’s final score. 

Baseball update April 29: Panthers, Knights top HOIC standings

LeROY – The Panthers improved to 17-4 this week and 8-1 in conference play to join Blue Ridge atop the Heart of Illinois standings. 

Brett Egan had “ace stuff,” according to Coach Wayne Meyer’s Twitter account, as he led the Panthers to 6-1 victory over the Fieldcrest Knights Tuesday night to send the visitors to 5-3 in HOIC play. 

Vikes’ Patrick wins 100th game

DOWNS – Coach Craig Patrick earned his 100th win on the softball diamond Monday afternoon as his team won its 14th game of the season. 

It was a 15-0 five-inning win against St. Thomas More that saw the Vikings plate five in the first inning, two in the second, five in the third and three in the fourth. 

Matt Chastain signs on at Loyola

LeROY — The waiting games are over. LeRoy athletic legend and all-state basketballer Matt Chastain has chosen to play his college ball at Loyola University Chicago. 

He signed his letter of intent Tuesday afternoon while surrounded by family and friends in the LeRoy High School Cafetorium. 

Lady Knights go on winning streak

FARMER CITY – It took 17 games and a 9-inning Friday night effort against Rantoul, but the Blue Ridge Lady Knights put one in the win column last week before going on a bit of a streak.

Panthers playing well, have room to improve, says coach

LeROY – The Panthers improved their Heart of Illinois Conference record to 5-1 this week while improving to 12-4 overall with a string of solid victories. 

Monday night’s 10-0 victory over the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Falcons extended the Panthers’ conference win streak to two after a loss last Wednesday night to Tremont. 

Track update: Vikings win small-school invite; Dozier sets Blue Ridge record

DOWNS —The weather finally cooperated with the Tri-Valley track team and they were able to compete in their first outdoor meet of the year.  

Lady Panthers defeat GCMS, EPG

LeROY – The Panther girls won a pair of conference games this week to improve to 4-1 in HOIC play and 14-4 on the season. 

LeRoy head coach Doug Hageman called the 4-0 home win against Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley one of the best games of the year for the softball girls. 

Blue Ridge takes first in HOIC by beating Tri-Valley

DOWNS – The Tri-Valley Vikings (12-4) remained undefeated in the Heart of Illinois Conference this week until a Wednesday contest against Blue Ridge ended in a rain-shortened loss. 

Blue Ridge shows no quit in win over Tremont

FARMER CITY – Tremont took a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning last Friday night at South Park, but that didn’t faze Ben Williamson and the Blue Ridge Knights. 

Williamson, the Blue Ridge ace, extended his scoreless inning streak to 42 through five. 

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