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“It’s a 50-50 world,” said Gaters, who won 10 state titles at Marshall. “There’s always some people arguing. … You’re always going to have the naysayers.”
The Celtics allowed just four hits and two runs in the two state finals games.
The Tigers came from behind to beat Lemont 3-2 in the Class 3A IHSA state championship game Saturday at Duly Health and Care Field.
Providence and Conant will meet in the Class 4A state championship game on Saturday in Joliet.
The Tigers were spectacular defensively when it mattered and perfect on all the routine plays.
“The expectations are high from Day One, and I’m just excited to just experience something different outside of the Chicago Public League,” Morgan said.
All the scores from the Class 3A and 4A baseball games this weekend in Joliet.
There was a legit battle for the top spot between two Big Ten-bound big men: Thornton’s Morez Johnson and Peoria Richwoods’ Lathan Sommerville.
Fitzgerald has about a dozen scholarship offers and could have added more as the recruiting process continued.
For most of his life, Abrams was all basketball, all the time.
Lockett has grown to a legit 6-4 and is a big playmaker with poise and an impressive all-around tool kit.
A look at how the locals performed at the EYBYL, Under Armour and Adidas competitions.
Wheaton North seniors Zach Widelski and Ty Nielsen made the most of late bites Saturday to win the state title in bass fishing; plus cicadas, cottonwood fluff and monarchs fill the spring air.
The Champions thought they had won the city title after a groundout to first, but they had to do it all over again after an umpire revealed his call.
“Athletically, I don’t know if there’s a sport he wouldn’t excel at,” Morris baseball coach Todd Kein said.
Each of the five schools sent two teams to the IHSA’s state finals, which are set for Friday and Saturday on Carlyle Lake.
Club teams Mid-Pro Academy, Young & Reckless and Fundamental U impressed.
There’s plenty of talent available in the Class of 2025.
Tucker, who worked at the Sun-Times for 28 years, left two impressive legacies.
Antioch junior Evan Schmidt and sophomore Zach Rubin juggle varsity baseball with advancing to the state finals in IHSA bass fishing.