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The LeRoy Panthers handed out their postseason awards this week after finishing a season that tied the most wins in program history while earning a Heart of Illinois Conference regular season title.
To top it off, the LeRoy boys tied their 1997 record for most players representing the team on the all-conference squad for the HOIC.
LeROY — The suicide squeeze was the death knell for the Blue Ridge Knights in its 5-2 loss to Okaw Valley (25-6) during the Class 1A Sectional title game on Monday afternoon.
All five of the Timberwolves’ runs came off the sacrifice bunt with runners in scoring position, and on two occasions, a single bunt plated two Okaw Valley runners.
CHARELSTON — Tri-Valley junior Adam Coulon, who won the Illinois High School Class 1A pole vault state title as a freshman, would definitely like another title to his name.
EAST PEORIA — A total of 13 Tri-Valley Middle School track athletes competed in 10 events at the IESA State 2A Meet in East Peoria on Friday and Saturday, May 22-23.
Windsor Roberts, a sixth grader, placed fifth in the state in the seventh grade girls pole vault event with a personal best performance of 8-9 and earning her a medal.
OLYMPIA — The Tri-Valley boys baseball season ended a little bit earlier than planned last Thursday in regional play.
The Vikings fell one short of reaching a regional championship game with a 5-3 loss to Olympia.
PAXTON – In thrilling fashion the Vikings showed their mettle as a team en route to a regional championship Saturday afternoon in Paxton.
LeROY — It started as a slugfest, turned into a pitching duel, and nearly four hours after it began the Knights’ Wednesday night sectional opener ended as a Blue Ridge winner.
The Knights won again in dramatic fashion with a 6-5, 11-inning victory over Milford at LeRoy.
MT. PULASKI – It took the Blue Ridge Knights one extra inning and just two hits – both from junior Thomas Hardesty – to edge the LeRoy Panthers 3-2 for a regional championship victory.
The Panthers started the scoring in the second as junior Teddy Harms blooped a single to short right field to drive in Eli Kerns and Bryce Dooley for the 2-0 lead.
The TVMS track team battled through two separate hour-plus rain delays to qualify 13 athletes to the IESA state 2A meet next weekend at East Peoria.
It was a very challenging day as two large rain squalls and lightning forced the competitors to seek shelter in the gym. The pole vault event was not totally completed.
DOWNS — The Tri-Valley boys opened up regional play with a big win over Dee-Mack at home Monday afternoon.
Tri-Valley led throughout the tame, jumping ahead 2-0 in the first behind a Jack Butler two-RBI double, but the Chiefs came within striking distance at times.