ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph-Ogden will have a new wrestling and boys’ soccer coach next school year.
Richard Vetter has submitted his resignation to the board of education regarding the two coaching positions he held.
Athlete, School Time/Distance
Blake Reifsteck, B-H 10.70
Vincent Gordon, Centennial 10.78
Jayden Kaiser, Unity 10.95
Jaleen Jones, Urbana 11.00
Kenny Guerero, VG/H 11.11
Christian Dozier, Blue Ridge 11.18
Athlete School Time/Distance
Ameia Wilson, Danville 12.20
Lakeida Nichols, M-S 12.23
Sharon Mainor, Ch. Central 12.28
Lizzie Rupkey, Monticello 12.42
Aya Kelley-Weatherspoon, Urbana 12.47
Akalah Spinks, Rantoul 12.50
CHAMPAIGN — Nicole Evans might have subconsciously uttered the words without realizing it in the moments after Illinois softball’s season-ending loss to Kentucky on Saturday night in the NCAA tournament.
“When we host next year,” the Illini junior said, “it’s not going to be enough to just be there.”
SPRINGFIELD — Top-seeded Parkland baseball needed three consecutive wins to secure the program’s first trip to the NJCAA Division II World Series since 2010 after falling to Heartland on Saturday in the Region 24 tournament.
Turns out coach Dave Garcia’s team can pack its bags.
Christian Romine’s first season of Division I basketball was an educational one — on and off the court. After what was a planned redshirt season turned limited usage as a backup under Tim Floyd at Texas-El Paso, the 6-foot-9 forward/center has officially transferred to Illinois State to play under Dan Muller.
Class 2A regionals
ST. JOSEPH — Dalton Parker was one fastball, a little too up and in, from a second perfect game in as many starts Saturday afternoon.
Parker hit a single Oakwood batter in the bottom of the second inning, but was otherwise untouchable in St. Joseph-Ogden’s 7-0 victory against the Comets to claim a fourth consecutive Class 2A regional title.
CARLYLE — Argenta-Oreana hauled in five fish totaling the third-most weight in Saturday’s final day of the IHSA state bass fishing tournament, helping the Bombers to fifth place at Carlyle Lake.
A-O’s 11 pounds and 5 ounces pushed its two-day total to 13 pounds, 12 ounces. Elverado was the champion at 21 pounds, 5 ounces.