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Junior High Boys Basketball: Kankakee 7th Grade set to play for State Championship

Junior High Boys Basketball: Kankakee 7th Grade set to play for State Championship

After quarterfinal and semifinal wins in Saturday’s IESA Class 4A State Final rounds at Normal Kingsley Junior High, the Kankakee Junior High 7th Grade boys basketball team will take their undefeated 22-win season into the state championship on Thursday night against Markham Prairie-Hills (24-0).

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Junior High Boys Basketball: 7th Grade Sectionals set for tonight

Junior High Boys Basketball: 7th Grade Sectionals set for tonight

After the weather delayed yesterday’s scheduled 7th grade boys basketball Sectional games, area teams will take to the floor tonight to determine the teams travelling to the State Final Round this weekend.

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Junior High Boys Basketball: Area 7th Grade Boys teams advance to Sectional

Junior High Boys Basketball: Area 7th Grade Boys teams advance to Sectional

The Kankakee Junior High, Onarga-Iroquois West, and Hopkins Park-Lorenzo Smith 7th grade boys basketball teams have advanced to the Sectional Round of the Illinois Elementary School Association State Tournament.

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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 Baseball: Kankakee Regional Update

Junior High Baseball: Kankakee Regional Update

Opening round games for the Class 3A Kankakee Regional took place Monday afternoon.

No. 1 seed Manteno and No. 2 seed Limestone received first-round byes in single-elimination bracket, while the No. 4 seed Kays topped No. 5 seed Peotone, 11-2, and No. 3 seed Bourbonnais UGC used a big fifth inning to eliminated No. 6 seed Bradley-Central.

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Junior High Baseball: Kays' Harris, Hodges combine to no-hit Peotone

Junior High Baseball: Kays' Harris, Hodges combine to no-hit Peotone

When Jaden Hodges fanned the last batter of the game, to give the Kankakee Junior High baseball team an 8-1 win over Peotone, it sealed a combined no-hitter for Hodges and Kays’ starter Jaeden Harris.

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Junior High Baseball: BUGC topples Kankakee

Junior High Baseball: BUGC topples Kankakee

The Bourbonnais UGC baseball team defeated Kankakee Junior High 9-0 on Wednesday afternoon, as two Tigers pitchers combined to throw a shutout.

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Junior High Baseball: Harris, King lead Kankakee past Grant Park

Junior High Baseball: Harris, King lead Kankakee past Grant Park

The Kankakee Junior High baseball team swept a Saturday double header with Grant Park, highlighted by Jaeden Harris’ no-hit performance on the mound in the Kay’s 2-0 victory in the day’s opener.

The Kay’s won game two, 5-2 to move their season record to 4-1.

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