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The J.W. Eater Junior High boys and girls track teams at the Class AA state track meet Saturday at East Peoria.
Eighth-grader Akalah Spinks dominated the long jump with a 16-7 leap, good for second. Shebroke Eater’s school record with that jump.
She also finished 13th in the 200-meter dash (27.09).
CHARLESTON — There are probably some track coaches in the state of Illinois who are happier than Brian Vincent today. But not too many.
TOLONO — Getting ready for the Unity Class 1A Sectional Friday, Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac athlete Jon Davis is a bit nervous.
The freshman is trying to qualify for state in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs against the area’s top tracksters, young men who are two to three years his senior.
TOLONO — Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac freshman Jon Davis qualified for state in the 1600-meter run in the Unity Class 1A Sectional Friday.
Davis was the lone qualifier for the Comets, as his legs found a second gear late in the race. He finished second in 4:29.21, a personal record. That was good enough to edge Danville Schlarman senior Jesse Hahne (4:30.08) for the Charleston berth.
TOLONO — Fisher star athlete Josh Wallick is state champion in one sport. Now he wants to hold that distinction in another.
FISHER — A year ago, Fisher almost didn’t field a softball team as eight players came to the first meeting.
Fast forward to 2013, and the Bunnies are revved up with an influx of young talent and the program’s first-ever regional championship after a thrilling 9-8 comeback victory over Salt Fork Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN — Camp Rantoul will return.
So will the Illinois football team having a scrimmage at Rantoul Township High School's Bill Walsh Field.
Second-year Illinois football coach Tim Beckman won't have his Illini in Rantoul for a long period of time favored by former Illinois coaches Ron Zook and Ron Turner.
CISSNA PARK — The Armstrong-Potomac baseball team surprised many folks with a 6-4 playoff victory over Judah Christian May 14 before losing 10-0 to Salt Fork May 15 in the Cissna Park 1A Regional.
“We played decent,” A-P head coach Darren Loschen said. “We put the bat on the ball, but it was right at people. Hats off to Salt Fork, as they made the plays that needed to be made.
The Eagles’ season ended with a 10-1 home loss to Lincoln Monday in the Class 3A Bloomington Regional. Senior third baseman Kalista Lutes produced the Eagles' lone run on a successful suicide squeeze.