The annual Morris Shootout returned after a year off with many local teams making an impression.
Although the state wrestling meet will look a little different this year the area's history of being well represented at the event looks pretty much the same as it always does.
Area sports teams were competing in so many state championships over the past few weeks it became somewhat difficult to keep track.
Finding a reason to believe the Plainfield East baseball team could actually win a state championship after being seeded 13th in its sectional complex became easier and easier to believe over time. So much so, that is almost seemed predestined as the Bengals beat Lake Park 6-5 to win the Class 4A State Championship on Saturday night.
Plainfield East played Hononegah in a Class 4A State Semifinal Game
Plainfield East entered the postseason as the No. 13 seed in their sectional complex, nothing about what they'd done since says that was remotely close to correct.
There are a number of paths a team can take in making a run for a state championship in track and field, Minooka has put itself in the rare position of possibly pulling it off in several different ways.
The road to state is different for every team and it certainly was for the three squads that reached the Class 3A and Class 4A Softball State Championships.
The Joliet Catholic softball team took an unorthodox plan when making a run to the Class 2A State Tournament.
Providence vs. O'Fallon in a Super-Sectional Baseball Game
Providence's Jack Wajda was placed in a difficult spot Friday afternoon and he wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
One big inning was all it took for the Joliet West baseball team to stay alive in the postseason on Wednesday.
Clock watching is always a part of the IHSA State Track meet, but this season's meet will likely experience a lot more of it.
Joliet Catholic linebacker Malachi Hood went through a swift recruiting process and committed to the University of Illinois on Monday. Hood will join JCA teammate Jordan Anderson in Champaign.
The 13th seeded Plainfield East baseball team has not allowed that low seed to define them, capturing the regional title with a 4-2 win over Plainfield Central on Monday.