Prep Softball

Turks snuff out Raiders' rally, win sectional semifinal

BRIMFIELD, Ill. -- The situation was ripe for a rally. The Quincy Notre Dame softball team just couldn't get the hit needed to sustain it. Trailing Tremont by three runs in the top of the fourth inning Wednesday in the Class 2A Brimfield Sectional...

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No margin for error: Central among favorites in loaded 4x200 field
Prep Boys Track

No margin for error: Central among favorites in loaded 4x200 field

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The Central boys track and field team haven't gotten the full weekend experience at the Class 1A state meet. The 4x200-meter relay team hopes to change that. "We've packed our clothes for Saturday, and we haven't gotten to wear them," C

Sweet 16: Flesner's masterpiece delivers Suns' first regional title since 1998
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Sweet 16: Flesner's masterpiece delivers Suns' first regional title since 1998

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- A simple fist pump capped off a dominant performance. Southeastern right-handed pitcher Shad Flesner watched catcher Colby Ellis fire the ball to first base for the final out of Monday's Class 1A Central Regional championship game.

Blue Devils rocked by reigning champs to open regionals
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Blue Devils rocked by reigning champs to open regionals

EAST MOLINE, Ill. -- The Rock Island softball team were pronounced ready to go for its state title defense. Rock Island announced that by sending 14 batters to the plate in an 11-run first inning on the way to a 16-1 four-inning victory over Quincy High Sc

Panthers unable to get past Bulldogs in sectionals yet again
Prep Baseball

Panthers unable to get past Bulldogs in sectionals yet again

PALMYRA, Mo. -- The way South Callaway right-hander Peyton Leeper and Palmyra left-hander Jacob Kroeger controlled the strike zone during Monday's Class 3 sectional, opportunities to score grew increasingly rare. It's why one miscue, one close call...

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Tigers tamed as season ends in sectionals

MEMPHIS, Mo. -- The two-run first inning was a solid start for the Scotland County baseball team. Bishop LeBlond answered with a better beginning. The Golden Eagles plated seven runs in the bottom of the first inning, and built an eight-run lead...

Display of moxie helps Arns, Hayden take second at sectionals
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Display of moxie helps Arns, Hayden take second at sectionals

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The day had an ominous start, but it ended with Greysen Arns and Blake Hayden showing the confidence needed to take on the best doubles team in the state. The Quincy High School boys tennis team's No. 1 doubles pairing...

Kroeger's return comes at perfect time for Panthers
Prep Baseball

Kroeger's return comes at perfect time for Panthers

PALMYRA, Mo. -- A simple shift in direction gave Jacob Kroeger confidence in his right knee. The senior for the Palmyra baseball team was rounding second base during Tuesday's Class 3 District 7 championship game against Macon, and quickly had...

Straus caps off freshman campaign with three state titles
Prep Girls Track

Straus caps off freshman campaign with three state titles

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Delaney Straus admits she was surprised by her results. She's put the state of Missouri on notice, too. Straus, a freshman distance runner for the Marion County girls track and field team, captured three titles along...

South Shelby's Wood caps career with three state titles
Prep Boys Track

South Shelby's Wood caps career with three state titles

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Brock Wood has stood on the third- and second-highest spots on the podium at the Class 2 state track and field meet. The South Shelby senior finally got to experience life on the top spot. It was better than Wood anticipated.