Stories about Coal City high school sports
Providence Catholic continued one long track and field tradition in the pole vault and had a huge performance in the shot put on Friday at the IHSA 2A State Track & Field finals. Sophomore Natalie Papes placed seventh in the pole vault with a jump of 10 feet, 10¾ inches. The Celtics have a long tradition of medaling at the state meet in this event, with Sam Spencer winning in 2019.
Sage Mardjetko fired a two-hitter, striking out 12 and walking only one, as Lemont’s softball team shut out Ottawa, 2-0, to win the championship of its own Class 3A sectional on Thursday.
Coalers plate seven runs in fifth inning
Plainfield East put together a clutch, four-run rally in the top of the seventh inning to extend its 2021 campaign with an 8-4 Class 4A Sectional Semifinal win over Neuqua Valley on the road in Naperville.
Sage Mardjetko put together a postseason gem for Lemont on Tuesday, striking out 17 while allowing just one run on two hits in a 3-1 Class 3A Sectional Semifinal win over Providence at home in Lemont.
Plainfield South’s baseball team found itself in a hole early but rallied to avoid an upset in its Class 4A regional final against visiting Romeoville on Monday.The second-seeded Cougars won, 12-6, after spotting the 10th-seeded Spartans a 6-0 lead after an inning and a half.
Seneca advances on to Class 2A sectional semifinals
Lincoln-Way Central are Class 3A Girls Soccer regional champions following a 7-0 win over Homewood-Flossmoor at home in New Lenox on Saturday.
Coalers advance to Saturday’s Class 2A championship against top-seeded and host Seneca. Warriors finish 13-7 on the year
Kate Woulfe belted a grand slam and drove in six runs, Stephanie Hayes had five hits, and Lockport’s fifth-seeded softball team outslugged host and No. 4 seed Andrew, 19-8, to capture a Class 4A regional championship on Thursday.