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BROADLANDS — Four seniors have played softball four years at Heritage High School, establishing a legacy that will last forever.
Another group may come along and duplicate the Class of 2012's record of four consecutive 20-win seasons, but no future graduating class can surpass it.
In Class 1A regionals
Ridgeview 19, Fisher 8. Marissa Freidmansky went 3 for 5 (double) with five RBI to power the third-seeded Mustangs, who got two hits, two runs and two RBI from Danielle Powell. Taylor Hastings added three hits (two doubles) and an RBI in the semifinal victory at Gibson City.
GIBSON CITY — Reagan Romshek and Kaiti Bowen form one of the best pitcher-catcher duos in area softball.
The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley backstop showed that in Tuesday's 15-0 five-inning win against Armstrong-Potomac in a Class 1A regional semifinal.
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SCHLARMAN BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD
With 10 of 11 squad members who competed scoring points, Hilltoppers went from last in the Vermilion Valley Conference the past three years to first place. Jesse Hahne set a record in the 1,600 meters (4:30.9), and Andrew Kelly (high jump) and John O'Brien (3,200) were also triumphant.
ST. JOSEPH — If anything is going to pay off for the St. Joseph-Ogden softball team, it is their drive.
The Spartans crushed Westville 14-3 in five innings on Tuesday in their first regional game thanks to home runs from three different girls. Despite the overwhelming offense, SJ-O coach Randy Wolken was looking for more from his team, especially on defense.
In Class 1A regionals
Blue Ridge 10, Hartsburg-Emden 0. MELINDA WILSON had two hits, including a three-run home run and drove in four to lead the Knights at Heyworth. LIZ CORDES added two hits with two RBI and winning pitcher JORDAN WHEELER, who fired a one-hitter with eight strikeouts, scored two runs.
BROADLANDS — Kylee West is a pitcher whose job is usually to throw the ball.
Last week, she was the one who got the ball rolling for Schlarman.
In the wake of an IHSA mandate that the school forfeit 13 softball victories and that head coach Randy Skaggs was suspended for the remainder of the season, West organized a colorful protest.
Class 2A regionals
St. Thomas More 9, Westville 0. Austin Tabeling and Aaron Pinkerton combined on a four-hit shutout for the Sabers in a home win. Sean Sullivan had three hits and three RBI, while Storm Joop tripled and scored three runs.
Unity 12, Tuscola 11. ROBBY CROUSE had a game-winning single in the bottom of the seven for the host Rockets. SPENCER SHUMAKER and CJ SHORT each went 3 for 4.
NOLAN WALSH, JIMMY KNIGHT and DILLON HOEL each had two hits for Tuscola.