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Championship Saturday In Prep Baseball Today

Championship Saturday In Prep Baseball Today

Its championship Saturday around the state in prep baseball. The Class 1a sectional final in Louisville will be held at 11am with host North Clay taking on Altamont at 11am. In 2a at Benton, Nashville takes on Harrisburg while Mater Dei will play the hosts at TTown at 10am. Its regional championship games in 3a…Read more »

Christ Our Rock Tries To Get Elite Today

Christ Our Rock Tries To Get Elite Today

In prep softball sectional finals today, Christ Our Rock will try to get into the Elite 8 when they play Marissa at 11am at Webster Family Park in Kinmundy. In 2a sectional finals last night, Pinckneyville shutout Harrisburg 4-0 at DuQuoin.  Today Mater Dei and TTown play from Newton. In 3a regional title games yesterday,…Read more »

Columbia To Play For State Soccer Title Today

Columbia To Play For State Soccer Title Today

The Columbia Lady Eagles are into the Class 1a state soccer championship after a 5-0 win yesterday over Lisle at North Central College in Naperville.  They will play this afternoon at 5pm against North Shore Country Day who beat Herscher 2-0.  The 3rd place game will start at 3pm. In 2a sectional championships today Triad…Read more »

Little League Results From Friday

Little League Results From Friday

At the Little League Complex, Junior League action it was Hunter Law over Wayne Steavens Construction 6-1.  Blane Phillips, Colton Shoemaker and Eli Whitworth drove in runs.  Jairen Stroud had 2 hits and 2 runs.  Blane Phillips worked 6.2 innings allowing 1 hit and 1 run with 17 strikeouts.  Grant Purcell got the final out.…Read more »

Salem Soccer Awards Night Hosts Record Number

Salem Soccer Awards Night Hosts Record Number

In front of a record number of participants and their families, the Salem Bobcats Soccer held their awards banquet at Franklin Park. The Varsity Team coached by Matt Wilzbach named Andrew Tate MVP and Iron Man Award for best midfielder.  Alex Wilzbach the vaccum sweeper award for best goalie, Jillie Powless best defender, Haden Irvin…Read more »

Salem 11u Wins Opener At Effingham Wood Bat Tournament

Salem 11u Wins Opener At Effingham Wood Bat Tournament

The Salem 11u baseball team won their opener at the Effingham Wood Bat Memorial Tournament beating the Charleston Chargers 8-6.  Eli Lograsso had 3 hits and 3 RBI, Noah Timm added 2 hits and drove in 2 with Brody Collier and Aaden Rostance getting hits.  Cam McGee scored 2 runs along with Colton Rogers.  They…Read more »

Overwatch League commissioner leaving to work on Fortnite

Overwatch League commissioner leaving to work on Fortnite

Overwatch League Commissioner Nate Nanzer is leaving the competitive video game circuit to oversee esports competition for Fortnite publisher Epic Games. Nanzer tweeted he will be moving on from Activision Blizzard, the company behind the Overwatch game and league, for a “new opportunity.” He didn’t provide further details or a firm timeline except to say he’ll…Read more »

Lucas Great, But Cats Fall in 10

Lucas Great, But Cats Fall in 10

Sophomore lefty Brighton Lucas got his 2nd varsity start in his biggest game and was fantastic, but Salem ran out of gas and fell to top seed Marion 3-2 in 10 innings at the Centralia regional in a game moved to Mt Vernon.  Lucas worked 8 innings allowing just one earned run and 5 hits. …Read more »