Each week the Journal Gazette/Times-Courier features some of the top performances of local high school athletes. Here is the list from April 29 to May 4:

Mariah Ball, Jenaya Carter, Summerlyn Smith, Mattoon girls' track, senior/freshman/senior

Mattoon began the week by winning the Newton Invite with 100 points beating nine other teams. In the Apollo Conference meet the Green Wave placed third out of seven teams. Ball won the high jump at Newton (5-2), tied for first at the Apollo (5-3) and was on the wining 4x800 team in the Apollo with a time of 10:00.71. At Newton Carter and Smith were on the first place 4x200 team (1:45.70) as well as the 4x100 (4:07.81) team. Smith was on the second place 4x800 (10:17.25) at newton and won the triple jump (32-9 1/2). In the conference meet Smith was on the wining 4x400 (4:09.75), was second in the long and triple jump going 16-11 and 35-1 1/4 respectively. She was also second in the 400 (59.72). Carter was second in the 300 hurdles (47.63).

Dayton Black, Charleston boys' track, senior

Black won the pole vault at the Apollo Conference meet going 14-9. The Trojans were third out of seven teams. 

Keagan Brady/Brayden Doyle, Charleston baseball, senior/junior

Charleston improved to 17-7 overall prior to Monday's game against WSS by beating St. Joseph-Ogden 2-1 and Casey-Westfield 10-0. Brady was 2-for-4 with three runs, a home run, and a stolen base and four RBIs, while Doyle was 3-for-6 with a run, a stolen base and two RBIs. 

Maya Caltry,Grace Hosey, Charleston soccer, senior/junior

Charleston went 3-0-1 during the week beating Urbana 4-2 in a non-conference game and in the Apollo Conference beat Lincoln 5-0 and Taylorville 4-1. Charleston tied Mattoon at five. The Lady Trojans are 6-8-3 overall record and 3-5-2 in the conference. Caltry had seven goals and four assists during the week, while Hosey had five goals and an assist. 

Sage Carr, Liberty Dunaway, Cumberland softball, freshman/senior

Cumberland won two Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division games beating Hutsonville/Palestine 10-0 and Martinsville 11-1. Carr was 5-for-7 (.714) with a sacrifice, two doubles, a stolen base, three runs scored and three RBIs. Dunaway earned the win in both games. She threw a total of 12 innings and allowed four hits, one run with two walks and 21 strikeouts for an earned run average of 0.58. The Lady Pirates were 15-5 prior to Monday's division game against Oblong. 

Ryli Kauffman, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond softball, freshman

Kauffman was perfect in four at-bats in a 4-2 win over Villa Grove last Friday. It was the Knights eighth straight win. A-L-A-H was 19-6 prior to Monday's Non-conference game against Champaign Central.  

Faith Frye, Casey-Westfield/Martinsville girls' track, senior

Frye won the 100, 200, 400 and long jump at the Little Illini Conference track meet with times of 12.79, 26.57, and 1:02.06 respectively along with going 17-3 3/4 in the long jump. She was the MVP of the girls meet and the Lady Warriors were fourth out of nine teams.

Megan Garrrett/Sarah Flight, Charleston girls' track, sophomore/senior

Garrett won the 800 (2:20.99) at the Apollo Conference meet at Mount Zion, while Flight tied for first in the high jump going 5-3. The Lady Trojans placed fourth out of seven teams. Garrett also plays soccer and she had fvie goals and an assists for the Lady Trojans. 

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Laney Gowin, Claire Maulding, Casey-Westfield softball, senior/junior

Casey-Westfield blanked Marshall 13-0 in a Little Illini Conference game and nipped West Vigo, Ind. 1-0 during the week to improve to 16-7 ahead of Monday's LIC game against Red Hill. Gowin was 5-for-7 (.714) with three runs scored, a triple and two stolen bases. Maulding was the winning pitcher in both games. She pitched a total of 10 innings and allowed one hit and no runs with six walks and 20 strikeouts. She is 12-5. 

Ramsey Hunt, Tri-County boys' track, junior

Hunt won the triple jump (42-11), and long jump (21-5 1/2) and was second in the 200 (23.61) and won the high jump (6-2) in the Little Okaw Valley Conference track meet at Arcola. The Titans placed third out of 13 teams. 

Joseyln Lewis, Shelbyville softball, junior

Shelbyville downed Teutopolis 3-0 in a non-conference game April 29 as Lewis was 1-for-3 at the plate with a double and three runs batted in. She was also the winning pitcher throwing all seven innings and allowing two hits with no walks and 18 strikeouts for the 9-12 Lady Rams. 

Reagan McGahey/Macey McElravy, Charleston softball, sophomore/senior

Charleston improved to 23-1 with a 20-0 win over Sullivan and a 3-2 victory over Paris in non-conference games. Both McGahey and McElravy were 4-for-7 (.571). McGahey had a double and a triple, four runs and four RBIs. McElravy had three runs and two RBIs as well as a triple. 

Reid Mathenia/Brayson Shew, Cumberland baseball, junior/sophomore

Mathenia was 5-for-8 (.625) with three doubles, a stolen base and five runs scored, while Shew was 6-for-10 with a double, three stolen bases, three runs, and four RBIs. Cumberland moved to 19-3 prior to Monday's game against Effingham St. Anthony with two Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division wins. The Pirates beat Hutsonville/Palestine 3-2 and downed Martinsville 19-1 as well as winning a non-conference game 5-2 against Sullivan.

Alexa Miller/Kenli Nettles, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond girls' track freshman/junior

A-L-A-H won the Little Okaw Valley Conference track meet with 99 points as Miller won the 100 (13.22) and was on the winning 4x100 (54.28) and third in the long jump (15-3 3/4), while Nettles won all four of her events, the 200 (26.31), 100 hurdles (14.85, a meet record), the 300 hurdles (46.35) and the high jump (5-4). 

Esther Miller, Sullivan girls' track, senior

Miller won the triple jump at 34-7 in the Central Illinois Conference meet and was fourth in the 100 (13.66), second in the 400 (1:04.13) and on the third-place 4x400 relay team that finished with a time of 4:30.02. The Lady Redskins were fifth out of eight teams.

Ailey Mitchell, Shelbyville girls' track, junior

Mitchell won the 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs at the Central Illinois Conference meet at Meridian with times of 5:21.64 and 11:30.13 respectively. The Lady Rams were fourth out of eight teams. Mitchell was also on the second place 4x800 team that finished in 10:56.33.

Hannah Hayes/Megan Schlechte, WSS softball, sophomore/senior

WSS went 3-0 during the week winning the National Trail Conference Tournament with a 10-0 victory over South Central. The Hatchets beat St. Elmo/Brownstown 10-0 and topped Neoga 8-2 in the NTC semifinals. Schlecthe was the winning pitcher against St. Elmo/Brownstown and South Central. She threw a total of 10 innings and allowed five hits and no runs with one walk and 13 strikeouts. At the plate, she was 7-for-12 (.583) with a double, two triples, three stolen bases, and six runs batted in. Hayes was 4-for-8 with four runs scored and three RBIs. She also had a double, a triple and a stolen base. The Hatchets entered Monday's game against Nokomis with a 29-0-1 record.


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