PAXTON – The St. Joseph-Ogden softball team spent the season feeding off its offense, scoring runs in bunches en route to a 31-2 record.
Unfortunately for the Spartans, in one of the few games they couldn't score, their opponent sure could.
TUSCOLA – Words were used Saturday to describe a Blue Ridge sports team which had never before been accurate: sectional champs.
The Knights posted a historic softball win against Schlarman, 7-2, at Tuscola's Ervin Park that transcended the game they played.
GIBSON CITY – Regan Romshek, Desiree Mouser, Shannon Zimmerman, Katie Bowen and Baillie Grider each recorded a hit, but the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley softball team couldn't push any runs across the plate in a 5-0 loss to Tri-Valley in the Falcons' first sectional championship game appearance.
Romshek allowed seven hits and struck out 11 to finish her freshman season with a 19-6 record.
Kinyoun helps Tuscola softball team move on
Regan Romshek covered all the bases herself on Thursday as state-ranked Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley advanced to the championship game of its own Class 1A sectional tournament.
FARMER CITY – Think the folks here aren't excited about Blue Ridge athletics? Think again.
If you happened to be around town Saturday afternoon, you might have noticed the softball team getting a police escort into the city limits after winning the regional championship at Argenta-Oreana.
PAXTON – Defense was a lost cause for Monticello's softball team, making for a predictable outcome in the sectional semifinal game.
TUSCOLA – Randi Cookus and Casey Cromwell homered to back the three-hit shutout pitching of unbeaten Mariah Skaggs on Wednesday night as Schlarman knocked off Central A&M 10-0 in a Class 1A sectional semifinal.
PAXTON – Abby Immke had a blast Wednesday, and by game's end her teammates had joined the fun.
Shortstop drives in five runs, leads Vikings to title game
RANTOUL – Danville's softball team started the postseason Tuesday the same way it ended the regular season. For the second consecutive game, the Vikings played Urbana.