Lyons Township's baseball team bowed out of the playoffs for the second straight year to Brother Rice in the sectional semifinals, on Wednesday by a 7-3 final, but Troy Stukenberg and the rest of the Lions savored 'a heck of a ride.'
Here are John Starks' photos from the Class 4A South Elgin Sectional semifinal between Batavia and Wheaton Warrenville South.
Here are Karen Naess' photos from the Class 4A South Elgin Sectional semifinal between St. Charles East and York.
Here are Gary Duncan's photos from the Class 4A Romeoville Sectional semifinal between Oswego East and Downers Grove North.
Burlington Central took advantage of two Lemont errors to build an early five-run lead, and Michael Person and the Rockets' defense worked out of trouble all day to hold on for a 5-4 win in the Class 3A Kaneland Sectional semifinal.
Patrick Flynn threw five shutout innings before leaving the game in the sixth with back tightness, Jackson Petsche slugged his sixth homer, and fifth-seeded Oswego East knocked off top-seeded Downers Grove North 7-2 in the Class 4A Romeoville Sectional semifinal.
Class 3A softball: Lemont’s Hollendoner, Taylor provide plenty of support for Mardjetko in sectional semifinal win over JCA
Maya Hollendoner and Avaree Taylor were both 4 for 4, and Sage Mardjetko fired a no-hitter with 18 strikeouts in a 7-0 victory
Sloan, the junior York and Wake Forest commit, kept the Saints off the scoreboard in a 2-0 victory in the Class 4A sectional semifinal; advance to Saturday's final vs. either the winner of Wheaton Warrenville South or Batavia.
Angie Conley, hurt last season with a torn rotator cuff, is back now and had nine assists and a goal to lead Hinsdale Central's lacrosse team past Hersey 11-8 in the Hoffman Estates Supersectional.