Ottawa defeated Morris 5-1 to win the Class 3A Regional title on Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Ottawa High School.
Indianapolis 500: Plainfield-based Coyne Racing’s Sting Ray Robb ready as he can be for first Indy 500
Sting Ray Robb, racing since he was a tyke, has seen a lot on track in his 21 years, but there is one thing he has yet to experience from the inside: the start of the Indianapolis 500.
Cody DelFavero was linchpin in Morris’ come-from-behind 9-5 victory over La Salle-Peru on Wednesday in the Class 3A Morris Regional semifinal, starting and ending a seven-run rally in the fifth inning to send Morris to a 9-5 win over the Cavaliers.
The Morris softball team used a combination of bunts, slaps and speed to go along with the pitching of Ella Davis to record an 11-1 victory over Plano in Tuesday’s semifinal of the Class 3A Ottawa Regional at King Field.
Tim Wilkerson won in the NHRA’s Funny Car category for the first time since Charlotte two years ago, beating Ron Capps in the final when Capps’ parachutes deployed halfway down the 1,000-foot track.
The Ottawa doubles team of brothers Adam and Noah Gross claimed the sectional title, while the La Salle-Peru duo of Andrew Bollis/Danny Santoy, plus Morris’ Connor Barth finished third.
Shea Simons allowed just two hits in seven innings while facing only 24 batters, striking out nine and walking none to help lead No. 3 seeded WFC to a 4-0 shutout of No. 2 seed Dwight on its home field.
Girls track and field: Elissa Perkins, Jahnel Bowman, Anna Bruno deliver area’s top state performances
3A state medalists, 1A state champions lead the Herald-News pack at IHSA Girls Track and Field State Finals.
Four years away from Route 66 Raceway hardly meant unfamiliarity with the record book on Friday. While some cars sputtered down the 1,000-foot track, the best in three of the four NHRA classes set track records.