Stories about Newman Central Catholic high school sports
Here's a Week by Week look at the Three Rivers Conference football calendar. Dates are not set yet as the conference works around officials shortages.
For a historic senior season in which he won the Class 2A state championship in the 300-meter hurdles, Rock Falls senior Matthew Marcum is the 2022 Sauk Valley Media Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
Here is the 2022 Sauk Valley Media All-Area Baseball Team, along with the season's final stats leaderboard.
The Newman baseball team has advanced to the Elite Eight each of the past two seasons by winning the program's first-ever sectional titles. A talented team had much to do with that, but the players credit a close relationship to coach Kenny Koerner as another piece of the puzzle.
Here is the 2022 Sauk Valley Media All-Area Softball Team, along with the season's final stats leaderboard.
Rock Falls native Jakob Junis will miss the next 4 to 6 weeks of the season after suffering a hamstring injury in his last start for the San Francisco Giants last Friday.
A pair of local players were selected to the Class 1A All-State team by the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association, the group announced Friday.
Rock Falls native Jake Junis had another stellar start Sunday for the San Francisco Giants, giving up just one run and two hits in a season-high six innings and notching the win in a 5-1 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Sterling senior Alejandro Arellano and Forreston senior Mason Fox will play in the 48th annual Illinois Shrine Game, to be held Saturday, June 18 at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.
In a spring filled with so much craziness, was there any doubt that it would have a wacky ending?
Rock Falls native Jake Junis continued his strong season for the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night, while several area conferences announced their postseason all-conference teams within the past week.
After getting their bats going through the first two weeks of the postseason, the Newman Comets saw Ottawa Marquette flip the script in Monday's Class 1A Rockford Supersectional at Rivets Stadium, as Newman lost 12-1 in five innings to end the season.
Ottawa Marquette defeated Newman 12-2 for a chance at the 1A state baseball title.
Local athletes fared well Saturday at the IHSA State Track & Field Championships in Charleston, with five top-five finishes at O'Brien Field.
Two bloop RBI doubles that landed fair inches from the left-field foul line, a home run that cleared the fence, and a quick reaction for a line-drive snare in a tight situation all helped Newman win a second straight sectional title Saturday with a 12-5 win over Warren-Stockton.