Boys track and field
Braves win road meet
Sweeping two events helped lift Brownstown Central past host Eastern (Pekin) 72-59 on Tuesday.
Colton Ritz (13 feet), Caleb Bollinger (12 feet) and Luke Wood (9 feet, 6 inches) took the top three spots in the pole vault, while Ritz (24.1 seconds), Derek Thompson (24.8) and Reece Covert (24.9) finished close together in the 200-meter dash.
Finishing 1-2 were Thompson (5-6) and Andrew Kellermeier (5-2) in the high jump and Grant Stuckwisch (11.7) and Covert (11.8) in the 100-meter dash.
Other winners were Noah Reynolds (120-7) in the discus and the 400-meter relay (46.9) and 1,600-meter relay (3:47) teams.
Cougars edge Tigers
South Decatur slipped by host Crothersville 59-55 on Tuesday.
Noah Hoskins had a big night for Crothersville, earning first-place ribbons in the shot put (38-3), discus (117-1), 100-meter dash (11.75) and 1,600-meter relay (4:28). Dillon Maschino, David Rose and Lane Wienhorst were the other runners in the relay.
Wienhorst won two individual events — 1,600-meter run (5:14) and 800-meter run (2:26) — as did Maschino — 200-meter dash (25.0) and long jump (17-8).
Crothersville’s other win came from Rose (12:05) in the 3,200-meter run.
Cougars win three-team match
Noah Criswell and Mark Shoemaker tied for medalist honors with rounds of 40 to lead Trinity Lutheran past New Washington and Crothersville on Tuesday at Butler Falls Golf Course.
The Cougars scored 169, New Washington had 223 and Crothersville carded 238.
Rounding out Trinity’s team score were Jacob Keith with 41 and Ryland Nierman with 48.
Will Amick was low for Crothersville with 49, and Zane Elliott was next with 57.
Late error sends Lions past Braves
Salem took advantage of an error by Brownstown Central in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 14-13 on Tuesday at home.
Trailing 13-8 going into the top of the seventh inning of the Mid-Southern Conference game, Brownstown scored five times to tie the game before the host Lions scored the winning run in the bottom half.
Salem earlier led 12-3 behind a triple and a home run in the fourth inning.
The Lions had a 19-17 hitting advantage in the game. The Braves were led by a double and two singles from Zoe Fountain and Kaylee Branaman and two doubles and a single by Rehgen Stuckwisch. Stuckwisch had a team-high three RBI.
Rilee Robinson pitched the first two innings for Brownstown, giving up seven hits and six runs, and Kyra Huffman finished the game and took the loss, allowing 12 hits and eight runs, striking out one and walking two.