Saturday's prep highlights: Taylor nets meet-record high jump

In track and field

■ At Bloomington. Area athletes captured three first-place medals Saturday in Class 2A competition at the Illinois Top Times Indoor Meet, held at the Shirk Center on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus. Area representatives finished as the state runner-up in three other events.

Friday's prep highlights: Stokowski hits for the cycle

In track and field

HS Softball: Oakwood vs. VG/H

Oakwood vs. Villa Grove/Heritage in a prep softball game at Muncie Park in Muncie on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Wednesday's prep highlights: Smith celebrates birthday with 1st win

In baseball

St. Joseph-Ogden 14, Bismarck-Henning 1. Behind the pitching of senior right-hander Marty Wright, the Spartans (5-0) made short work of the Blue Devils, winning by the 10-run rule in five innings on the road. Senior Colton Hale led SJ-O with three hits. The Spartans increased a 3-0 lead with an eight-run third-inning uprising.

Prep roundup: Carr tosses no-hitter for Sages

In baseball

■ Unity 10, Westville 2. Clayton Cheesman drove in one of the Tigers’ two runs, but the Rockets scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back.

Monday's highlights: Coursey's big day paces SJ-O softball

In baseball

Champaign Central 11, Cedar Creek (N.J.) 1. Jake Beesley had three hits and scored three runs while teammate Zak Hartleb had three hits as the Maroons (2-0) were victorious in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Winning pitcher Cam Robinson struck out four batters in 3 2/3 innings. Cade Sestak pitched the final 2 1/3 innings.

March 23 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

What was going to go in The News-Gazette's sports section this past Sunday before Brad Underwood was hired? What do other college basketball experts think of Josh Whitman's hire? How is Lovie Smith's program progressing? What area high schools are poised to have good spring sports? Sports editor Matt Daniels will answer any and all questions in his 2 p.m. chat on Thursday.

March 23 prep sports chat

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:30pm

Why was Anaya Peoples The News-Gazette's All-Area girls' basketball Player of the Year? When do other All-Area teams from the winter come out? What spring sports teams could contend for a state title this school year? Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis is here to answer your questions at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Prep preview, Week of March 20

Each Monday, prep sports coordinator Anthony Zilis will take a look at five area events to circle on the calendar:

1. ALL WEEK: Champaign Central, Centennial out-of-state trips, baseball