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Local Sports Roundup -- 2/28/10

Ridgewood claimed third place at the IHSA Class 1A state girls basketball tournament at Redbird Arena in Normal. Ridgewood (32-3) beat Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City 54-44 on Saturday. Amanda Kruger led the Lady Spartans with 16-points while Danyelle English added 12. Hinckley-Big Rock defeated Jacksonville-Routt 38-32 to win the Class 1A state title for the second consecutive year.

Bloomington Central Catholic won the Class 2A championship by knocking off Quincy Notre Dame 64-58. Nashville beat Kankakee Bishop McNamara 44-35 to garner third place. The Class 3A and 4A championship games are next weekend. The supersectionals across the state are Monday night.

Wethersfield 2010 Frosh-Soph Boys Basketball Tournament

Abingdon 44, Henry 34
Princeville 62, Wethersfield 31
IVC 51, Stark County 35
ROWVA 43, Peoria Christian 40


Naperville Central is IHSA state boys swimming and diving champion following competition Saturday in Evanston, dominated mostly by Chicago-area teams. Petersburg PORTA won the Class 1A championship in wrestling Saturday in Bloomington at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum, while Lombard Montini took the championship in Class 2A. Minooka is the Class 3A champion.


Monmouth College won their 11th straight men's title at the Midwest Conference Indoor Track & Field meet Friday and Saturday at Knox College, setting a record, while the women's team also is in record territory, winning their ninth straight league crown. Knox College finishes for the men in 7th place, and a tie for the women at 6th place, are the best finishes for that school since 2000 and 2004 respectively.


The Knox College softball team opened their season with a double header against MacMurray College indoors in the Pekin Dragon Dome. The Prairie Fire came out strong winning their first game of the 2010 season 6-3. MacMurray scored first, putting two on the board in the first inning but the Prairie Fire chipped away scoring one in the first, and one in the second to tie it up. The game remained tied until the sixth inning when the Prairie Fire scored four. MacMurray would score one in the seventh before the game ended 6-3 in favor of the Prairie Fire. Leading the Prairie Fire with RBI's was freshman Brittany Wisniewski. She was 1-3 with a double and three RBI's. Sophomores Bri Collishaw and Beth McRill each had doubles with McRill driving in an RBI. The remaining two runs were driven in by seniors Regina Cloyd and Cory Bieber. Collishaw pitched the complete game and recorded her first win of the 2010 season.

The second game of the double header did not start off as well for the Prairie Fire as they recorded their first error on just the second play of the game. It was not the last for either team as the game ended 3-8 in MacMurray's favor with 10 combined total errors committed by the two teams. Recording RBI's in the second game were senior Cassie Milleville and sophomore Bri Collishaw. Milleville recorded two as she pounded out a two run double in the first inning. Collishaw recoded her second double of the year in the third and her first RBI in the sixth.

The Prairie Fire do not play again until Spring Break in Cocoa Beach, Florida. (Knox College Athletics)
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