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In prep baseball, the Salem Wildcats (7-16) travel to Kinmundy to take on the South Central Cougars (9-8) for a 4:30 start.  You can listen to the game on AM 1350 WSIQ or streaming online at WJBDradio.com.  

In other action, Centralia hosts Marion, Vandalia welcomes Hillsboro, Cahokia is at Mt Vernon, Nashville heads to Okawville, Mater Dei is at Gibault and Odin heads to Cisne.

In prep softball, the Odin Lady Eagles travel to Cisne coming off a win at Okawville yesterday.  Centralia, coming off 2 no-hitters thrown by Chloe Wendling in a double header sweep of Cahokia yesterday, will host Marion, Mt Vernon welcomes Cahokia, Nashville at Woodlawn, Mater Dei at Gibault, Vandalia hosts Hillsboro.

In boys tennis, the Salem Wildcats head to Mattoon and Centralia is at Marion.

MT ZION - The Salem Wildcats dropped their overall record to 7-16 after a double header sweep at Mt Zion.  The Cats saw a 4-1 lead evaporate in the opener as the Braves scored six times in the 5th to take a 7-4 win in the opener.  Mt Zion poured it on with an 11-0 win in the nightcap.  

In National Trail Conference play, Windsor/Stew-Stras defeated South Central 15-3.  Ryan Matheny took thel oss on the mound allowing 9 earned runs in 3 innings.  Gavin Ratermann, Ryan McCown and Trent Geiler drove in the Cougar's runs.  Brett Harmeier was 2-3 with a triple and Caleb Harpster added a double.  The Cougars fall to 9-8 with a home game this afternoon with Salem scheduled.  

Centralia routed Cahokia 14-0.  Matt Williams and Thomas Armer combined on a one hitter.  Josh Hoh had a single and 2 RBI and Nolan Beggs tripled in 2 runs.  

Carlyle won their 20th game of the year with a 3-1 win over Freeburg to improve to 20-7.  

In other action, the Effingham Hearts earned a sweep of Taylorville winning 6-1 and 3-2.  Greenville over Vandalia 4-2, Marion defeated Althoff 5-2.

SALEM - The Salem Lady Wildcats were swept at home by Mt Zion losing 7-0 in the opener and 10-1 in the nightcap.  In game 1, Mallory Daniels had a single, Megan Molenhour had a double and a single.  Kelly Sager also had a nice throw out of a would-be base runner at second base.  

In the nightcap, Daniels singled and scored on an RBI by Kelly Sager who also added a single.  

Centralia's Chloe Wendling tossed two no hitters yesterday as the Annies swept Cahokia 11-0 and 16-0.  Wendling struck out 10 batters in each game.  Hannah Branon had 2 hits in the opener while Wendling had 2 hits and 4 RBI in the nightcap.  

Salem will be back in action hosting 

The Odin Lady Eagles defeated Okawville 9-6 on the road to improve to 11-6 on the season.  Kalyn Nalewajka picked up the win striking out 3.  Kameron Kelly had a double and 3 RBI, Bailey Spears added an RBI double, Zoie Wilkins doubled home 2 runs, Heather Organ had an RBI and Kayla Bray walked 5 times.  

Also last night, Trico won their 13th straight game with a 7-5 win over Herrin.  Columbia nipped Breese Central 9-4, Benton over Nashville 10-9.  

MT VERNON - The Salem Wildcats competed at the 40th Mt Vernon Relays.  Marion won 10 events on their way to 185 points to win the event followed by Mt Vernon with 139, Centralia with 104 and then Salem's 93.  

Salem's Levi Winkler was second in the high hurdles at 16.64 and 3rd in the 300 at 46.10.  Salem had 5 other runner up finishes including the pole vault, high jump, discus, varsity 3200 relay and frosh soph 400 relay.

FLORA - The Franklin Park track teams competed at the Flora Regionals yesterday.

The girls tied Mt Carmel for the regional championship with 99 points each followed by Carmi with 83.  Chloe Harness won the Pole Vault at 7'9" and Shanelle Reid the 8th grade 100 in 14.07.  

Also finishing second and qualifying for state were Emily Wilson in the discus and shot, Katie Allen in the pole vault, Reid in the 200 as well as the 4x100 team of Harness, Ceglinski, Daniels and Reid and the 4x400 team of Ceglinski, Biegeleson, Harness and Daniels.  

Centralia won the boys event with 119 points followed by Salem with 89 and Mt Vernon with 81.  

Logan Brooks won the pole vault in 9'3" and the 7th grade 4x200 team won their event in a new school record time of 1:45.07.  The team consisted of Bee, Mann, Powell and Williams.  

Finishing 2nd and also moving on to state were Braden Tate in the 1600, Caden Bee in the 7th grade 100 and the 4x200 relay team of Bee, Mann, Powell and Williams and the 4x400 team of Mann, Phillips, Tate and Alberson.


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