Rachel Fugiel pitched through a hand injury and struck out out three, and her sister Rebecca tripled among three hits and had three RBI. That was enough for Westminster Christian to win its first-ever regional title with a 7-4 victory against Christian Liberty on Saturday.
Erik Jacobsen previews the Class 4A and 3A baseball playoffs. Huntley, St. Charles East and Hampshire enter the postseason with particularly high hopes as the favorites to win their respective regionals.
Eastern Illinois won the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship, scoring 145.5 points. Of those points, 26 of them belonged to Larkin graduate Britney Whitehead, a senior won two events and placed third in another.
St. Charles East’s 1,600 relay wins state title.
St. Edward put up a good fight, but senior ace Matt Miller struck out 10 as Aurora Central Catholic’s breakthrough season continued Saturday with a 4-2 win in the championship game of the Class 2A Westminster Christian Regional.
Jacobs had all six of its sectional qualifiers advance to the state meet as it edged South Elgin 29-26 in the team standings for its first-ever sectional crown Saturday at Elgin High.
St. Charles North scored within the first five minutes and added three more tallies prior to halftime en route to a dominating 5-1 win over West Chicago in the Class 3A DeKalb Regional championship Saturday.
Scores and highlights from around the area Saturday, including the Elgin softball team’s victories against rival Larkin and Riverside-Brookfield. Jennah Perryman belted three home runs on the day for the Maroons.
A number of athletes from the Elgin area put themselves in contention to challenge for state medals during the preliminary rounds of the IHSA Girls Track State Meet on Friday in Charleston. Jacobs’ Lauren VanVlierbergen enjoyed a particularly strong showing.
Huntley baseball coach Andy Jakubowski has been suspended for the remainder of the season, including the upcoming the state playoffs, in the wake of his arrest for driving under the influence last weekend.
St. Edward struck for two goals early and then held on for a 2-1 victory against Willows Academy in the championship match of the Class 1A Westminster Christian Sectional on Friday.
Dundee-Crown’s Ray Griggel, South Elgin’s Kyle Kumerow and Larkin’s 1,600-meter relay team were among the surprise qualifiers for the state meet to emerge from the Class 3A Hoffman Estates Sectional on Friday.
Scores and highlights from around the area Friday, including St. Charles East’s 3-1 baseball win in 10 innings against St. Charles North. The triumph gave the Saints a share of their third straight UEC River title.
With a steady breeze blowing out to left, Jack Tierney and Tighe Koehring both sent fly balls into the jet stream for home runs to account for all of St. Edward’s scoring in a 3-2 win against Aurora Christian in the Class 2A Westminster Christian Regional semifinals.
Gene Chamberlain previews the Class 3A and 4A softball playoffs. Expectations are particularly high for Burlington Central, which is looking to make a deep postseason run beind the formidable pitching tandem of Brooke Gaylord and Emily Kisch.
In its third season, the 25-man Elgin River Rats rugby club team went 5-0 in the regular season and won its first playoff game last weekend. Next up is a semifinal match against an opponent from Peoria on Saturday at Abbott Field in Elgin.