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Junior High Baseball: Area Regional Round-up

Junior High Baseball: Area Regional Round-up

Area junior high baseball teams will be vying for Regional Championships around the area this afternoon.

Over in the Class 2A Nash Regional, the No. 1 seed Bishop McNamara Fighting Irish baseball team ran away with a 9-0 victory over No. 5 seed St. George during thier Saturday morning semifinal matchup, while host and No. 2 seed Clifton-Nash battled No. 3 seed Beecher and came away with a 3-2 win in their contest.

Kankakee Junior High hosted the Class 3A Regional semifinals on Saturday morning with No. 3 seed Bourbonnais UGC blowing away No. 2 seed Limestone, 12-2 in their matchup, and No. 1 seed Manteno topping host and No. 4 seed Kankakee, 5-0.

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Junior High Softball: BUGC Captures Regional Crown

Junior High Softball: BUGC Captures Regional Crown

Kiersten Martin stepped to the plate in the eighth-inning of Monday afternoon’s Regional Championship matchup with Beecher, and drove in Mallory Ninis with a rope to centerfield to give the Bourbonnais UGC Tiger’s softball team a walk-off win over the Lady Cats, 12-11.

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Junior High Softball: Regional Action Recap

Junior High Softball: Regional Action Recap

This week marked the opening rounds of IESA Softball Regional play, with Braidwood Reed-Custer, Dwight, Grant Park, and Manteno serving as hosts for area teams.

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Junior High Softball: Manteno tops Beecher 5-2, Bishop Mac outlasts St. George

Junior High Softball: Manteno tops Beecher 5-2, Bishop Mac outlasts St. George

Manteno and Bishop McNamara’s junior high softball teams both posted big wins this week as the Panthers topped Beecher 5-2, and the Irish pulled out a walk-off 11-10 win over St. George.

Beecher notched a win earlier in the week, along with Dwight and Reed-Custer.

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Junior High Softball: Peotone tops Beecher, Bishop Mac, Dwight, Manteno, and Reed-Custer Offenses Explode

Junior High Softball: Peotone tops Beecher, Bishop Mac, Dwight, Manteno, and Reed-Custer Offenses Explode

There was plenty of action around the area on the Junior High Softball diamonds this week. Peotone and Beecher battled with the Lady Cats falling 5-1 to the Devils, while Bishop Mac, Dwight, Manteno, and Reed-Custer all exploded from the batters box posting big wins.

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Junior High Softball: Area Roundup -- Beecher, Dwight, Reed Custer, off to perfect starts

Junior High Softball: Area Roundup -- Beecher, Dwight, Reed Custer, off to perfect starts

Area teams opened play for the 2018 Junior High softball season this week. The Reed Custer Panthers are off to a hot 3-0 start, while the Dwight Redbirds and Beecher Lady Cats are both out of the gate with perfect 2-0 starts.

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Junior High Girls BKB: Kankakee takes 3rd at St. Paul Fall Classic

Junior High Girls BKB: Kankakee takes 3rd at St. Paul Fall Classic

This weekend the Kankakee Junior High 8th Grade Girls Basketball team finished in third place at the 22nd Annual St. Paul Lutheran Fall Classic.

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Junior High Softball: Hosselton's shutout highlights Manteno's weekend

Junior High Softball: Hosselton's shutout highlights Manteno's weekend

A big game from both the circle and the plate by Drew Hosselton led the Manteno 8th grade softball team to a 15-0 win over Lansing on Saturday.

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