How Richwoods became Peoria baseball's unlikely Cinderella
WASHINGTON — Cinderella has found her Knight in shining armor. Upstart Richwoods has taken the Peoria baseball community by storm. As the seventh seed, the Knights upset top seed Washington to open the posteason, then rallied to beat No. 4 Limestone 5-4 on Saturday for the program’s first regional title since 2018.
Bruins softball machine to play Friday in Peoria
St. Bede's softball team is Peoria bound this weekend. After defeating Orangeville 6 -1 Monday at the Sterling Super Sectional, Shawn Son's crew wants to go further than their predecessors. In 2013, St. Bede took fourth in state and third in 2019. Now, this team has a date with Goreville at 10am Friday. Back on Monday, the Orangeville Broncos got their lone run in the top of the 6. They were saddled with some errors: One, in the first, involved overthrowing the first baseman and alllowing the Bruin's Tessa DeGosh and Lilly Bosnich to score. The Bruin's talented pitcher, Reagon Stoudt cracked a round-tripper in the third. Ella Hermes crossed the plate in the 5th and DeGosh and Bosnich, returned to each score in the sixth. Stoudt tossed 8 strike-outs, gave up five hits and there was one unearned run.
Tickets, matchups, directions: Class 1A and 2A softball state finals in Peoria
The 2023 Illinois High School Association Class 1A and 2A softball state finals are scheduled for June 2-3 at Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria. Here is everything you need to know about the tournaments — including schools, matchups, tickets, streaming, weather and directions to the stadium. IHSA softball state finals time schedule ...
GIVEAWAY: Monster Truckz is coming to Peoria Speedway!
Monster Truckz is coming to Peoria Speedway in Peoria, IL!. Prepare for the biggest, maddest and wildest event you will ever witness. Prepare for an adrenaline-filled show featuring the most massive Monster Truckz destroying cars, flying over mind boggling jumps, and pushing drivers and trucks to the brink of destruction!
Quincy Notre Dame baseball carries late player's legacy to state finals in Peoria
The Quincy Notre Dame baseball team spotted a black bird perched atop the center field lights. It never flapped away until the last out in the fifth inning of the Class 2A Lincoln Land Community College Supersectional at Claude Kracik Field on Monday. Tucker Tollerton was certainly there in spirit.
IHSA track and field recap: Record-setting day at boys state championships
That's a wrap from the Illinois boys track and field state finals. Athletes from across the state competed Saturday in the Illinois High School Association boys track and field state finals at O'Brien Stadium at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Three athletes from Journal Star-area schools won state championships, led by Metamora senior high...
Prep sports recap for May 29, 2023
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — Two area softball teams and an area baseball team earned trips to state with wins on Monday. Illini Bluffs and LeRoy won eight-inning games in class 1A softball super-sectionals. The Tigers and Panthers will meet in the state semifinals on Friday at 12:30 at Louisville Slugger Complex in Peoria. Heyworth beat […]
State champs and playoff heroes: Vote here for Peoria high school athlete of the week
After plenty of solid postseason spring sports performances over the last week, here are the Journal Star high school athlete of the week nominees for May 22-27. Head to pjstar.com/sports to vote. The poll closes at noon Friday. Information about the nominees is below. If you have a nominee for...
On to the sectional: Two Peoria baseball teams headed to the Class 3A round of 32
Led by one surprise team and another favorite, here are the Peoria-area Class 3A baseball teams that won Illinois High School Association regional titles on Saturday and advanced to the Metamora Sectional next week:. 2023 IHSA baseball brackets: Peoria-area postseason schedules, scores and pairings. CLASS 3A. Richwoods. How they won:...
Coach Porter’s job status at Brimfield CUSD appears uncertain
BRIMFIELD – Nobody in authority has said much publicly about Brandon Porter’s job status as Brimfield-Elmwood high school baseball coach. But the looks on the faces of his players and the tears in their eyes might have said it all. During a special meeting May 24, the Brimfield...
Elite Eight-bound: Peoria-area Class 1A and 2A softball teams headed to the supers
HAVANA — Illini Bluffs has made it an Elite Eight four-peat. For the fourth consecutive season, No. 4 Illini Bluffs will play in the Class 1A softball Elite Eight, beating host Havana, 7-3 in Friday's Class 1A sectional title game. The two-time reigning state champion Tigers (23-5) advance to the 11 a.m. Monday supersectional in Athens and face Carrollton. ...
'My everything': How the Notre Dame girls teamed up for a sectional soccer championship
DUNLAP — The Peoria Notre Dame girls soccer team knows exactly how long it can go in the IHSA Class 2A playoffs. "You don't lose if you don't get scored on," Irish coach Ben Ralph said. "Now there's eight teams left, and we're one of them. Our defense has been phenomenal."
On to Peoria: Illini Bluffs rallies to earn shot at third straight softball state title
ATHENS — Illini Bluffs might be smelling three in a row. One run in the eighth proved to be the difference as the two-time reigning Class 1A softball state champions beat No. 6 Carrollton, 3-2, in the Athens Supersectional on Monday. "Definitely does not get old," Illini Bluffs coach...
Washington’s Brooklyn Ogden has fine tuned her pitching: ‘I broke a lot of windows’
WASHINGTON, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — Brooklyn Ogden always wanted to be a pitcher. Her parents have the bills to prove it. “I have a basement and I used to pitch in it when I was younger,” Ogden recalled. “I can’t tell you how many windows I broke pitching. My dad would always get mad and say, […]
25 Sports High School Friday - May 26, 2023
(25News Now) - It was a busy Friday night of high school sports across Central Illinois. In soccer, Peoria Notre Dame is headed to the Super-Sectionals. The Irish beat Geneseo 4-0 to win the Dunlap Sectional title. PND is set to play Chicago power Benet Academy at the Washington Super-Sectional on Tuesday.
How Peoria-area baseball teams fared in the small-school sectional finals
The Henry and Hall baseball teams advanced to the Elite Eight of the Illinois High School Association state payoffs with sectional championship victories on Saturday. Hall advanced in Class 2A, while Eureka (30-3) saw its 27-game win streak end with a loss to Bloomington Central Catholic. Henry advanced in Class 1A.
The 4 Peoria-area Class 1A and 2A softball teams playing for a 2023 IHSA sectional title
Welcome to the Sweet Sixteen. The Illinois High School Association softball sectional semifinals have set the field of 16 in the two smallest classes on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Back-to-back Class 1A state champ Illini Bluffs and Havana will play in Class 1A, while Tremont takes on two-time reigning state...
'Vast amount of winning': Inside Bradley's award-winning strength and conditioning program
PEORIA — Bradley University has a power hitter and a power forward who have earned national honors for their work under Eddie Papis in the weight room. Departing senior basketball player Ja'Shon Henry and departing senior baseball player Connor O'Brien have been named 2022-23 All-American Strength and Conditioning Athletes of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Chillicothe’s Chris Razo has Heartland baseball on cusp of national championship
NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) — Chris Razo doesn’t hesitate when he talks about how good is baseball team is. “I will never coach a team as talented as this one, ever,” said Razo. “This year would have been a failure if we did not get back to the World Series.” Chillicothe native Chris Razo has quite […]
All 92 of the football players picked for the 2023 Illinois High School Shrine Game
Tickets for the game are $10 and available at the gate. The charity event, sponsored by the Illinois Coaches Association, raises money for the Shriners Hospital for Children. Last year, the event raised $22,000. Below are all the players and coaches selected to participate in the event. PEORIA'S ALL-STARS:These 12...
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