Each week the Journal Gazette/Times-Courier features some of the top performances of local high school athletes. Here is the list from April 8 to April 13:
Karlie Bean/Megan Schlechte/Mackenzi Tabbert, WSS softball, freshman/seniors
WSS won the battle of the undefeated teams at Eastern Illinois with a 6-2 win over Charleston and won the Ramsey Tournament beating Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 3-0 after shutting out Hillsboro 8-0 and Ramsey 19-1. The Hatchets also topped Teutopolis 11-0 and won a National Trail Conference game 12-1 against Neoga. Bean was 2-0 in the pitcher's circle winning against A-L-A-H and Teutopolis. She pitched 14 innings and allowed five hits and no runs with no walks and 31 strikeouts. She was 6-for-17 at the plate with two doubles and four runs batted in. Schlechte was 8-for-17 (.471) with a double, a triple, a home run, a stolen base, nine runs scored and 10 RBIs. Pitching-wise she was 3-0. She pitched 18 innings and allowed seven hits and three earned runs with two walks and 22 strikeouts. Tabbert was 9-of-18 offensively with a double, a triple, two home runs, two stolen bases, nine runs scored and nine RBIs. WSS entered Monday's NTC game with a 22-0-1 record, including 3-0 in the conference.
Colin Branson/Nate Fouty/Logan Thompson, Casey-Westfield/Martinsville boys' track, sophomore/junior/senior
Casey finished second in a five-team meet at Cumberland. They were led by Branson who won the 110 and 300 hurdles with times of 19.75 and 44.50 respectively, while Fouty won the shot put and discus with throws of 35-8.6 and 125-11 respectively. Thompson won the 100 (1.206) and was on the 4x100 (46.87) that crossed the finish line in first. Branson was also on the 4x400 that won with a time of 3:41.13.
Justin Brown/Brayson Shew, Cumberland baseball, senior/sophomore
Cumberland extended its winning streak to 11 games with a 6-0 week. The Pirates won three Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division games beating Villa Grove/Heritage 8-3, Tri-County 13-3 and Oblong 18-5. Cumberland also downed Neoga 12-2 and Saturday swept Vandalia 4-1 and 3-2. The Pirates entered Monday's division game at Martinsville with an 11-2 overall record and 4-0 in the division. Brown was 10-of-18 (.556) at the plate with three doubles, a home run, a stolen base, seven runs scored and 11 RBIs. He was also 2-0 on the mound allowing six hits and one earned run in eight and a third innings with three walks and 15 strikeouts. Shew was 1-0 and pitched 10 and a third innings allowing seven hits and one earned run with only one walk and 20 strikeouts. Shew was also 7-of-18 (.389) at the plate with four stolen bases, eight runs scored and three RBIs.
Jenaya Carter, Mattoon girls' track, freshman
In a triangular meet on April 8, Carter won the 200 (27.37), was on the winning 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams that finished with times of 51.42 and 1:53.42 and was second in the 100 (13.02). The Green Wave finished second in the meet.
Camden Coleman/ Cale Roley, Okaw Valley baseball, junior/freshman
Okaw Valley went 3-0 during the week blanking Neoga 5-0 and Cerro Gordo/Bement 11-0 in a Little Okaw Valley Conference Northwest Divison game before topping Shelbyville 9-1. Coleman was the winning pitcher against Neoga throwing a complete game two-hitter with one walk and 10 strikeouts. He was also 3-for-8 at the plate with three runs and three runs batted in. Roley was 4-for-8 with three runs and three RBIs for the 6-4 Timberwolves, who are 2-0 in the division.
Jazmyn Dittamore, Cumberland girls' track, sophomore
Dittamore began the week by winning the 800 (2.28.05) in a five-team home meet where the lady Pirates placed second. Friday in the Sam Bennett Invite at Robinson, Dittamore won the 800 (2:31.30) as Cumberland placed eighth out of 15 teams.
Liberty Dunaway, Madison Hendrix, Allyson Maynard, Cumberland softball, p, of, senior/ss,p, junior/1b,c, sophomore
Cumberland went 4-0 during the week, including three Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division win over Hutsonville/Palestine 7-0 and Heritage 15-1 as well as a forfeit win over Tri-County. The Lady Pirates also beat Neoga 2-0. Cumberland entered Monday's division game at Martinsville with a 10-4 record. Dunaway was the winning pitcher in the three games. She pitched a total of 15 innings and allowed five hits, one run, no earned runs with no walks and 26 strikeouts. Hendrix was 7-of-12 (.583) at the plate with two doubles, six runs scored and four runs batted in, while Maynard was 6-for-12 with two doubles, a home run, a run scored and five runs batted in. Cumberland is 4-1 in the division.
Jed Eaton/Payton Smith, Mattoon boys' track, seniors
In Saturday's Urbana Open, Eston won the pole vault with a school record of 13-9, while Smith won the shot put and discus with throws of 45-10.5 and 142-1 respectively. As a team, Mattoon finished fourth out of nine teams.
Sarah Flight, Charleston girls' track, senior
Flight won the high jump at 5-4 in the Tolono Unity girls' Invite to help the Lady Trojans finish sixth out of 19 teams.
Faith Frye, Casey-Westfield/Martinsville track, senior
Frye won the 100 (12.75), 200 (26.72) and the long jump (17-3.5) in a five-team meet at Cumberland where the Lady Warriors placed fourth.
Gauge Gough/Paul Widow, Charleston boys' tennis, senior/freshman
The duo won the No. 2 doubles at the Effingham St. Anthony Doubles Invitational Saturday winning two matches in straight sets.
Esther Miller, Sullivan girls' track, senior
Miller won the triple jump at last Friday's Tolono Unity girls' Invite and was also fourth in the 400 (1:03.13). The Lady Redskins finished 10th out of 19 teams.
Ailey Mitchell, Shelbyville girls' track, junior
Mitchell won the 1,600 in the Sam Bennett Invite last Friday at Robinson with a time of 5:18.69 to help the Lady Rams place in a tie for third place out of 15 teams.
Kylie Stauder, Okaw Valley girls' track, freshman
Stauder won the pole vault at a five-team meet April 9 going 9-6. She was also on the winning 4x200 and 4x400 relay team that finished with times of 1:57.09 and 4:36.25 respectively. Okaw Valley won the meet.