Each week the Journal Gazette/Times-Courier features some of the top performances of local high school athletes. Here is the list from April 9 to April 16:
Trevor Beachy/Derrick Shetler, Arthur Okaw Christian baseball, senior/junior
Arthur Okaw Christian won three games during the week beating Kankakee Trinity 13-3, Cerro Gordo/Bement 13-5 and Judah Christian 9-3. Beachy was 4-for-9 (.444) with four doubles, three stolen bases, three runs and eight runs batted in, while Shetler was 5-for-11 (.455) with two doubles, four stolen bases, four runs and seven runs batted in.
Lindsay Beasley/Claire Maulding, Casey-Westfield softball, senior/junior
Casey went 5-1 during the week improving to 13-2. The Lady Warriors blanked Olney 12-0 in a Little Illini Conference game, doubled Mattoon, 6-3 and in the Tuscola Round Robin beat Waltonville/Sesser-Valier 16-3 and Oakwood 15-1 with the only loss coming to the No. 7 team in Class 2A, Pinckneyville, 4-3 in eight innings. Beasley was 7-for-19 (.368) at the plate with eight runs, a triple, two stolen bases and four home runs, including three against Mattoon. Maulding was 9-for-19 (.474) at the plate with eight runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, a stolen base and six runs batted in. In the pitching circle Maulding went 3-1, throwing 29 1/3 innings and allowing 23 hits and six earned runs with four walks and 49 strikeouts. Her earned run average was 1.43.
Mackenzie Brown/Marissa Herschberger, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond softball, freshman/junior
A-L-A-H won all three games improving to 4-5. The Knights beat Neoga 13-2 and Rantoul 13-6 in non-conference games. A-L-A-H blanked Cerro Gordo/Bement 8-0 in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Division game. Herschberger was 6-of-12 at the plate with six runs and two runs batted in. Brown was the winning pitcher against the Broncos and also pitched against Rantoul. She threw a total of nine innings and allowed two hits, no runs, two walks, 19 strikeouts and a 0.00 earned run average.
Maya Caltry, Charleston soccer, junior
Charleston earned two Apollo Conference victories beating Mount Zion 2-1 and Taylorville 5-0. The Lady Trojans are 7-1 overall and 2-1 in the Apollo. Caltry had a total of a goal and two assists.
Kyle Carver/Cort Ross, Casey-Westfield/Martinsville boys' track, senior/sophomore
Carver won the 110 and 300 hurdles at Terre Haute North, IN. Saturday with times of 16.08 and 42.45 respectively, while Ross won the 3,200 with a time of 10:16.64 as the Warriors placed sixth in the 14 team meet. Carver also won both hurdles in a five team meet with times of 16.01 and 45.66 respectively, while Ross won the 1,600 with a time of 4:51.87. Casey won the meet with 145 points. In the Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond Invite, Ross won the 3,200 with a time of 10:19.17 and Carver won the 110 and 300 hurdles with times of 15.86 and 42.30 respectively. The Warriors placed third in the 16 team meet.
Bella Coffey, Mattoon softball, senior
Mattoon won its own Invitational beating the second ranked team in Class 2A, St. Joseph-Ogden 8-7 and crushing Bloomington 19-5. The Lady Wave, 4-3, lost to Casey-Westfield, the No. 8 team in Class 2A, 6-3, but beat Flora 15-7 to go 3-1 last week. Coffey was 10-for-16 (.625) at the plate with seven runs and seven runs batted in.
Hutson Dickens/Cody Drake, Okaw Valley baseball, seniors
Okaw Valley blanked Neoga 4-0 and Beecher City/Cowden-Herrick 21-0 in non-conference game and downed Cerro Gordo/Bement in a LOVC NW game 15-0 to finish the week outscoring the opponents 40-0. Dickens was 5-for-6 (833) with four runs and six RBIs, while Drake was 6-for-8 (.75) with a double, a home run, six runs and four runs batted in. The Timberwolves are 10-0.
Faith Frye, Casey-Westfield/Martinsville girls' track, junior
Frye won the long jump in the A-L-A-H Invite at 17-5 and the Lady Warriors were fifth out of 15 teams with 50 points. The team was fourth in a five team meet as Frye won the long jump (17-2), 100 (13.20), 200 (27.02) and 400 (1:03.96). Saturday at Terre Haute, In. Frye won the 100 (13.49), 200 (28.02) and long jump (16-6.5) and the Lady Warriors placed sixth out of 14 teams.
Logan Hall, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond boys' track, senior
Hall won the 1,600 in the A-L-A-H Invite with a time of 4:23.89. In the Monticello Invitational Friday Hall won the 1,600 with a time of 4:141.22. The Knights finished second in its own invite with 82 points.
Ramsey Hunt, Tri-County boys' track, sophomore
Last Wednesday in the A-L-A-H Invite Hunt won the triple jump with a leap of 45-0.75 as the Titans placed fourth out of 16 teams with 47 points. He also won the triple jump in the Paris Relays last Thursday with a leap of 47-8. Tri-County placed fifth out of 10 in that meet with 49 points.
Katelyn Lang, Tri-County girls' track, freshman
Tri-County won the A-L-A-H Invite with 96 points as she won the 100 (12.90), 200 (26.75). In the Paris Relays, Lang won the 100, 200 and discus with times of 12.68 and 25.98 respectively. Her discus throw as 108-0 and the Lady Titans placed third with 72 points in the 10 team meet.
Savannah Marty, Shelbyville softball, senior
Shelbyville went 3-0 during the week improving to 8-3. The Lady Rams beat Sullivan 15-2 in a Central Illinois Conference game, nipped Vandalia 4-3 in a non-conference game and blanked Decatur St. Teresa 14-0 in another CIC game. Marty, the leadoff batter was 8-for-13 (.615) at the plate with five runs, two doubles, a stolen base and one RBI.
Alaina Morgan, Martinsville softball, freshman
Martinsville improved to 5-4 with an 11-4 Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division win over Tri-County and a 4-1 non-conference triumph over Dietierich. Morgan was the winning pitcher in both games throwing 14 innings and allowing six hits, one earned run with 17 strikeouts and seven walks. Her earned run average was 0.50.
Kenli Nettles, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond girls' track, sophomore
Nettles won the 100 and 300 hurdles with times of 16.27 and 48.06 respectively at the A-L-A-H Invite and also won the high jump at 5-3 as the Knights placed third with 81 points.