Mattoon soccer falls to Mahomet-Seymour
MATTOON — Mattoon and Mahomet-Seymour come into Thursday's match tied at the top of the Apollo Conference with a 2-0 record each. Through the first half, neither team had an advantage for first place in the Apollo with the score knotted up at 0-0. The two teams traded goals in the second half and then Mahomet-Seymour found a way to pull away. The Bulldogs added three more goals and defeated Mattoon 4-1.
Mattoon is 8-4 on the season and 2-1 in the Apollo.
"The girls really competed today. It was scoreless at halftime and we had several chances that we didn't take advantage of," Mattoon coach Ryan Ghere said. "Once they scored, we came right back and evened it up. I think we ran out of gas late in the game. They are a really good team and just wore us out in the end."
Mahomet-Seymour scored in the 53rd minute when Mattoon evened it up with a goal from Jessica Nichols with the assist from Flannery Sanders.
Mahomet-Seymour took the lead for good in the 67th minute with a goal and the Bulldogs added a goal each in the 70th and 72nd minute in the 4-1 win.
Mattoon boys track scores 45 at Urbana
URBANA — Danville won the triangular on Thursday with Mattoon and Urbana with 83 points. Mattoon scored 45 points for second and Urbana was third with 39.
Mattoon's Jacob Weder won the high jump after clearing 5-8 and Gavin Jones was second at 4-10. Weder was also second in the triple jump with a distance of 35-1. Gunner Runyon won the shot put with a toss of 45-8 and he was second in the discus with a throw of 118-2.
The Mattoon 4x100 relay team finished in second place in 52.46 seconds and the 4x800 relay team was second in 10:07.61. Trevor Ames was second in the pole vault after clearing 10-0.
Charleston fresh/soph baseball remains undefeated
CHARLESTON — The Charleston freshman/sophomore baseball team remained undefeated by beating Rantoul 12-2 on Wednesday as two pitchers combined on a no-hitter and then defeating Terre Haute North Vigo 24-2 on Thursday. Charleston fresh/soph baseball is 7-0 on the season.
On Wednesday, Charleston jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the 12-2 win. Ben Hess and Parker White each threw three innings and neither allowed a hit. Hess struck out eight batters in the win.
Rylee Porter hit a double, scored three times and drove in two runs, Cade Landrus was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs, Hess drove in two runs, Dane Herrington was 2-for-2 with three runs scored and Carter Gordon scored twice and drove in a run.
On Thursday, Charleston jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and went on to win 24-2 in five innings. Lane Harrell and Dalton Haworth pitched two innings each and Austin Miller pitched the final inning.
Haworth was 3-for-4 with two doubles, 5 runs and two RBIs, Jonah Becker was 4-for-4 with a triple, three runs and four RBIs, Herrington was 3-for-4 with a double, five runs and two RBIs, Cade Lawless and Parker White were each 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs, Kam King was 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs, Harrell was 3-for-4 with four runs, Hess drove in two runs and Peyton Daughtery was 4-for-4 with an RBI.