CHAMPAIGN — The St. Thomas More and Manteno girls’ soccer teams stand out.
Not just because a win tonight at Lewis University in Romeoville means a Class 1A state trophy is a step closer for one of the programs.
CHAMPAIGN — Rantoul and Mahomet-Seymour experienced a different softball regular season this past spring.
Namely because of the fact the two former Corn Belt Conference rivals didn’t play each other.
CHAMPAIGN — Before pitchers can take control of a game, they have to take control of where their pitches are thrown.
Amy Janson was zoned in on Monday as Centennial’s softball team opened postseason play by completing a three-game season sweep of Urbana, posting a 15-5 decision in a Class 3A first-round game on the Chargers’ field.
Athlete, School Pos. Rec. WP
S. Guo, University High No. 6 6-0 1.000
Higgs, University High No. 5 5-0 1.000
CHAMPAIGN — Forty-seven wins.
A consensus top-five national ranking in the final weeks of the regular season.
The Big Ten regular-season title.
A 27-game winning streak.
CHAMPAIGN — Emily Hollowell started playing volleyball in seventh grade. It was a somewhat late start considering 10U or 11U teams are the new normal.
CHAMPAIGN — An NCAA Regional will be held in Champaign this week. Games start Friday and could run through June 1.
That much the Illinois baseball team found out Sunday night when the 16 NCAA Regional hosts were announced, and the Illini didn’t have to wait long with the host cities announced on Twitter in alphabetical order.
CHAMPAIGN — Playing baseball or softball on Memorial Day is common.
Among families. Among friends. Among youth teams.
And among high school teams. Yet the five area teams embarking on the postseason Monday realize many won’t anticipate them playing later this week.