Kimbro's path to state titles is clear

CHARLESTON — Salt Fork’s Jenny Kimbro won two state track and field championships as a sophomore.

As a junior, she is back in the hurdles finals, hoping to do even better.

“She has an opportunity to break two state records,” said Gary Spezia, who has tutored Kimbro in the hurdles throughout her prep career.

Area statistics: Baseball (May 22)

Batting averages    
Player, School    AB    R    H    RBI    AVG.
Volz, Ridgvw    75    24    44    31    .587

Decision soon on UI's hosting bid

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ bid to host an NCAA regional — and super regional if the Illini baseball team secures a national seed and advances through the first stage of the postseason — has been submitted and is in the hands of the NCAA.

Follow-up letter surfaces

CHAMPAIGN — Four more families of former Illinois women’s basketball players reached out to Illinois President Timothy Killeen and Chancellor Phyllis Wise on Thursday unhappy with how the internal investigation into the program was handled.

HS 2A Baseball Regional: STM vs. Watseka

St. Thomas More vs. Watseka in a Class 2A regional game at Paxton-Buckley-Loda field in Paxton on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Sports Talk 05-21-15

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IHSA Girls 1A Track and Field State prelims

Area girls compete during the IHSA Track and Field State Finals preliminaries at O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University Thursday May 21, 2015.

LoVett picks St. John's

Morgan Park point guard Marcus LoVett on Wednesday night revealed on his Twitter page that he signed a letter of intent to play his college basketball at St. John’s.

Hiltzik remains alive in singles

WACO, Texas — The tennis season continues for Illinois’ Jared Hiltzik, but teammate Farris Gosea’s collegiate career is over.

Hiltzik defeated Duke’s Raphael Hemmeler 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday at the NCAA Singles Championships and advanced to the round of 32.

Gosea lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to Notre Dame’s Quentin Monaghan.

Baseball team rallies for 27th straight

MINNEAPOLIS — Illinois coach Dan Hartleb has had a front-row seat to the best season in program history with the hottest team in the nation.

That’s what his spot in the dugout really is. Hartleb and the Illini coaching staff will make decisions like pitching changes, pinch-hitting and on in-game strategies like when to hit-and-run, but for the most part they let the players play.