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Aug. 24, 2018

Friday night lights. Marching bands. Student sections. Pork chop sandwiches. That's right, the high school football season kicks off this night. Defending Class 2A state champion Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley opens at Ford County rival Paxton-Buckley-Loda, one of many marquee games set for the next nine weeks.

Bombers cap season with third-place trophy

EAST PEORIA — The experience proved more than what Bailey Benton, Tatiana Garcia, Lydia Hays, Mikayla Kirkland, Maggie Millington and Amanda Peterson could have imagined.

In a good way.

LIVE! Tuscola baseball at state

Spring Valley Hall 2, Tuscola 1, FINAL

Tuscola baseball won't get the opportunity to play for a state championship on Saturday.

Bumpy fourth inning hampers Bombers

EAST PEORIA — Walk. Bunt. Bunt. Bunt. Bunt. Infield single. Home run.

That seven-batter sequence by Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg in Friday's Class 1A state softball semifinals established a mountain too big for Argenta-Oreana to climb in its first appearance at EastSide Centre.

VIDEO: 1A State Softball Semis: Argenta-Oreana Vs. Windsor/Stew-Stras

Video highlights from a Class 1A state softball semifinal between Argenta-Oreana and Windsor Stewardson-Strasburg on Friday, June 1, at East Peoria's EastSide Centre.

Newbanks sisters driving force behind Bombers' state run

ARGENTA — It's important for a pitcher and catcher to be on the same page if a high school softball team is going to make a deep postseason run.

Class 1A softball state semifinal capsules

Argenta-Oreana (19-8)

Coach: Angie Ridgeway (44-26, third season)

VIDEO: Class 3A Mt. Zion Softball Sectional Semifinal Highlights

Video highlights from a Class 3A Mt. Zion softball sectional semifinal between Mahomet-Seymour and Charleston on Tuesday, May 29. The Trojans defeated the Bulldogs 14-3 in six innings.

Bulldogs can't stall Charleston in sectional semifinal

MOUNT ZION — Through two innings of Tuesday's Class 3A Mt. Zion Sectional semifinal between Mahomet-Seymour and Charleston, the third-seeded Bulldogs kept the No. 1 Trojans at bay.

It wasn't perfect, as Charleston swatters made plenty of good contact against M-S freshman Aubrie Shore in their first at-bats of the evening.

Future Illini's slam stuns Spartans

ATHENS — The tears flowed.

The hugs followed.

Just not in a manner the St. Joseph-Ogden softball envisioned happening Monday afternoon at the Athens Sports Complex.

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