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Junior High Baseball: Big Fifth Inning leads BUGC to Manteno Regional Championshp

Junior High Baseball: Big Fifth Inning leads BUGC to Manteno Regional Championshp

The Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center Tigers put up six runs in the fifth on its way to a 10-3 victory over Manteno in the Class 3A Manteno Regional Championship game on Monday.

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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 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: Moyers' bat lifts R-C, Manteno wins with Dralle walk-off

Junior High Softball: Moyers' bat lifts R-C, Manteno wins with Dralle walk-off

Offense hightlighted the end of last week’s action in area junior high softball. Reed-Custer’s Grace Moyers drove in six runs in the Panther’s 12-6 win over Wilmington on Saturday, while Alyssa Dralle gave Manteno the win in the final at-bat over Homer on Thursday evening.

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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: Weekend Wrap-up - Bishop Mac, Manteno score wins at Manteno Invite; Dwight captures 2nd at LCT

Junior High Softball: Weekend Wrap-up - Bishop Mac, Manteno score wins at Manteno Invite; Dwight captures 2nd at LCT

This past weekend a pair of tournaments highlighted the area schedules, with Bishop McNamara and Manteno playing in the Manteno Invitational Tournament, while Dwight traveled to Flanagan to participate in the Livingston County Tournament – all three teams posted 2-1 records on the weekend.

Both Dwight and Reed-Custer posted Friday night victories, as the Redbirds topped Wilmington, 8-5, and RC topped Mazon-Verona-Kinsman by a 7-1 margin.

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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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