Layton Britt wasn’t supposed to play in Thursday’s regional semifinals. Good thing for Bureau Valley he did. The Storm DH belted two home runs in his first two at-bats and senior ace Sam Rouse took care of the rest, pitching the Storm to a 5-4 win over Riverdale.
On the biggest stage of the season, several area girls track and field athletes shined bright on the blue track at Eastern Illinois University's O’Brien Field in Thursday’s Class 1A state preliminaries. The Sauk Valley will be represented in the state finals in 10 events.
Out of the eight Sauk Valley-area boys track and field teams that competed at the Class 1A Erie Sectional at Wayne Hein Field on Thursday, seven will have a representative at the IHSA Boys State Track & Field championships in Charleston next week.