Congratulations to Champaign Edison, St. Joseph and Gifford for reaching the IESA state baseball tournament. All three teams will play quarterfinal games Friday in East Peoria.

Team pictures will be included in Friday's print editions of The News-Gazette (click here for a map of single-copy outlets).

Here are the kids and coaches involved:

Edison

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Champaign Edison (14-1) has advanced to the IESA Class 3A state tournament and will play Herscher Limestone (16-1) at noon Friday in East Peoria. The Comets, left to right: (front row) Talin Baker, Will Ciciora, Ben Leeb, Levi Clark, Ryan Pipkins, Hudson Wolfe, Miles Brandow, Isaiah Roundtree, Micah Kang and Quinton Roundtree; (back row) coach Ian Anderson, coach James Katsinas, Brody Krone, Finnegan Cochran, John Timmons, Tate Sauer, Odin Cochran, Tanner Mast, Ben McDaniel, Colton Hallbeck, coach Delroy Robinson and head coach John Staab.

St. Joseph

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St. Joseph (19-5) has advanced to the IESA Class 2A state tournament and will play Mt. Sterling Brown County (24-1) at 10 a.m. Friday in East Peoria. The Panthers, left to right: (front row) Jackson Glasa, Isaiah Usakli, Lucas Barton, Cameron Buskirk, Jameson Ennis, Hunter Cler, Finnegan Miller; (back row) coach Jaden Miller, Trey Divan, Ryder Van Meenen, Gavin Gudgel, Owen Wall, Liam Carter, Tyler Wright, Tripp Palmer, Thomas Ware, Elijah Garrett, Willis Canamore, Nolan Franzen, Brayden Waller and coach Steve Hoosen.

Gifford

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Gifford (16-3) has advanced to the IESA Class 1A state tournament and will play Springfield Christ the King (19-0) at 4 p.m. Friday in East Peoria. The Eagles, left to right: (front row) Albie Suits, Chasen Roseman, Brocktyn Roberts, Zayden Hammond, Dalton Gernentz, Levi Duitsman, Colten Evans, Sayge Franzen, Keegan Harris, Brady Evans, Connor Clements; (back row) coach Tom Wolken, Charlie Huls, Owen Johnson, Davyn Franzen, Traxton Roberts, Beckett Moran, Raylan Ihnen, Carter Freeman and assistant coach Cory Roberts.

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