May, 2012 Archives

The Chatham Glenwood Titans (19-4-2) ended the Morton Potters (19-5-1) postseason run with a 3-0 victory in the IHSA Class 2A Springfield Supersectional. A tightly-contested affair in the midfield, the game was ultimately decided in front of the Morton goal, where the Titans converted three crosses into three unanswered goals and, as a result, the program’s fifth trip to the state finals. The Titan goals were scored by Brendel Marshall, Kayla Torry and Abby Juhlin. Chatham’s senior goal keeper Cara Moody was stellar in between the pipes shutting down Morton. Next up for the Titans is a state semifinal match at 1 p.m. Friday against Normal University High (17-5-1) at North Central College in Naperville.

-Bob

Ken Goldin held numerous jobs the last 50 years at Bradley, from director of student activities to director of housing to director of auxiliary services to business manager. But to many in the mature crowd of 850 Friday at Renaissance Coliseum who attended “An Evening With Ken Goldin,” a tribute to Goldin’s half century of service at BU, he was simply “Moose, the Bradley guy who gets things done.” “Ken is the last member of our Bradley staff who actually walked the Hilltop with our beloved founder, Lydia Moss Bradley,” joked BU president Joanne Glasser, the first of six speakers at the affair besides master of ceremonies Dave Snell. “He came, he saw, he conquered. And he never left.” In a two-hour program Friday, the 75-year-old Goldin was toasted and roasted by Snell, Glasser, Mayor Jim Ardis, his daughter Kelly, Dr. Jim Erickson, Gary Anna and son-in-law Barney Winkler. But you can’t buy 850 friends. Besides having a great time Friday, which Ardis proclaimed as Ken Goldin Day in Peoria, those folks guaranteed Goldin and his late wife, Pat, will be long remembered at Bradley, contributing more than $50,000 to the Goldins’ endowed scholarship. Please check out one of my favorite songs written and performed by legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb “If You See Me Getting Smaller”. I think it really fits the career of one the finest gentleman that I have had the pleasure of knowing. Speaking for everyone who was in attendance Friday evening, thank you for everything you have done to make Peoria a better place. Click here to purchase photo’s.

-Bob

The Canton High School (18-14) baseball team beat Illini West (18-16) 9-1 in the IHSA Class 2A regional game at Monmouth College. The Little Giants had 13 hits and left handed pitcher Alex Shake shut down the Chargers hitters only surrendering 2 hits and striking out 10. The Canton offense was led by left-fielder Eric Jarvis who went 3-for-5 with two doubles and 3 RBI’s, Jake Randall 3-for-5 with 2 RBI’s, catcher Jake Ketcham 2-for-3 and Cody Smith 2-for-4. Canton will face Rock Island (Alleman) on Saturday May 26th at 11:00 am for the sectional championship at Monmouth College.

-Bob

After losing to top rated East Peoria (32-3) twice during their Mid-Illini conference season Limestone (20-16) stunned the lady Red Raiders, 2-0 in the IHSA Class 3A Morton regional Tuesday afternoon. The Rockets junior pitcher Alissa Otto tossed a one-hitter — a single to lead-off the game — with four strikeouts and three walks. Limestone got on the board in the top of the fourth inning thanks to a two-out, RBI triple from Ryelee Foiles. The junior took a 1-2 pitch to right field, scoring Kelly Arnett. The Rockets added a run in the fifth after chasing starter Alex Smith (11 strikeouts, one walk, three hits). East Peoria left six runners on base including leaving the bases loaded in the first inning.

-Bob

The Morton Potters (17-4-1) easily defeated the Washington Panthers (10-10-1) 8-0 and won the IHSA Class 2A soccer regional championship at McClallen Park. It was a bittersweet day for longtime Potters coach Brian Deters, who coached his last home game at Rotary Field produced victory No. 277 with the girls team. His teams have won 12 regional titles, including three straight, Morton will attempt to claim its first sectional title next week when it plays Geneseo at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Peoria Notre Dame Sectional. Senior Erin Tisdale scored two goals in the first half to lead the Potters in scoring.

-Bob

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